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Hidden symbols in logos Maybe these are obvious to everyone but me, but a lot of companies put hidden symbols/characters in their logos. Here's a list of a few, as well as an illustration of where to find them. I think it's cool that designers put this much thought into their logos. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Bully gets his Anyone who's ever been picked on by a bully will love this. Ah, sweet justice. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


FPS game done with Real video footage This first person shooter was done all by real video footage, and better yet you can play it online in flash. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Oh my god - Hippos are this smart? Hippo saves an impala child from croc Maybe this hippo did this in honor of Steve Irwin? :) I have no idea, but I never thought a Hippo would show such inteligence/compassion. A hippo sees an impala child bit by a croc and goes running madly to save the innocent victim, then drags it to safety & nuzzles it friendly. Looks like hippos are up there w/ dolphins now in animal intelligence From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Outdoor Beer Dispensing Cabinet The perfect centerpiece for a backyard oasis, this sleek, stainless steel, refrigerated beer-dispenser cabinet will allow you to grab a cold draft or bottled beer whenever the need arises. The manufacturer, even offers a version with three taps. Yard work will never be the same. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Ever wonder what software slows windows down? Oli from thepcspy.com spent hours benchmarking and testing, to compile a very interesting article, complete with comparisons. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


iPods go missing from Sunday's adds "Just finished reading my Sunday New York Times. Interesting fact, every electronics ad--Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.--had zero iPods listed...Strange, given that every week, for months now, there have been iPods for sale. I think the big retailers know something we don't." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


The Best Places To Launch A Career: Top 50 Employers for New College Grads The top employers for new college graduates, plus interview tips and how to avoid rookie mistakes. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Galileo's Middle Finger After Galileo Galilei died, his students stole the middle finger off of his corpse and managed to preserve it. Amazingly it still survives today. It stands displayed upward defying all those that oppose the advance of science. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


How to See a Girl Naked Great Commercial. Why can't they make commercials like this here? From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Bin Laden Trail 'Stone Cold': No Credible Lead in More Than Two Years The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world -- no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts, no points on any satellite image -- has led them anywhere near the al-Qaeda leader. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


iPod Vending Machine (video) Vending machine dishes out iPods and accessories From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Apple Fifth Avenue Store Crosses One Million Visitors The 1 million mark was crossed this weekend, with the visitor winning a MacBook, iPod Hi-Fi, iPod 5G, and Apple ProCare membership. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


When a cyber sex goes wrong. LOL...now that is the worst thing that can happen to a person. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:49 p.m..


Namespace Policy for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) An XML namespace [XML-NAMES] is a collection of names, identified by a URI reference [RFC2396], that are used in XML documents as element types and attribute names. The use of XML namespaces to uniquely identify metadata terms allows those terms to be unambiguously used across applications, promoting the possibility of shared semantics. DCMI adopts this mechanism for the identification of all DCMI terms. This document specifies the conventions used for identifying current and future DCMI namespaces. All DCMI recommendations that make use of namespaces will conform to this recommendation. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Halliburton Fraud Lawsuit Details Super Bowl Party Halliburton Co. executives ordered a big-screen television and 10 large tubs of tacos, chicken wings and cheese sticks delivered to Iraq for last year's Super Bowl, then billed U.S. taxpayers for their party, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee for KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Steve Irwin laid to Rest A close friend said a service was held at the Caloundra Gregson and Weight funeral home chapel and crematorium at 2pm. It is believed the service was a prelude to Irwin, 44, being buried at his beloved Australia Zoo. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


8 Important Lessons Learned from '80s Cartoons We'd like to point out that we're aware of the fact that some of the cartoons listed below did not originate in the '80s. However, they were on during the '80s, that's when we watched them, so they're '80s cartoons to us. It's like when we refer to bedwetting as "late '90s behavior." Without further adieu... From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


New Hardest Riddle on the Web on the Rise "The goal of the Antiriddle project is to not only entertain those that enjoy intellectual challenges, but also to teach a certain degree of computer literacy and to foster a sense of cooperation in solving an issue." It's been up for 2 days and has already received nearly 2,000 unique visitors. I'm currently stuck on level 7 but it's rewarding! From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Beautiful Paper Sculptures - (Pictures) This artist creates many Amazing 3D sculptures from paper. You'll have to see it. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Top 5 Improvements In Vista RC1 RC1 brings considerable improvements to Vista, resolving many of the major issues the beta had been suffering from. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Internet Explorer Continues Losing Users To Firefox Firefox now owns 11.8 percent of the global browser market share, said Net Applications, a jump of .5 percent from July's 11.3 percent. Internet Explorer, meanwhile, now accounts for 83 percent of browsers used to surf the Web; that's down from July's 83.5 percent. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


The Asbestos Operating System Asbestos, a new prototype operating system, provides labeling and isolation mechanisms that help contain the effects of exploitable software flaws. Applications can express a wide range of policies with Asbestos's kernel-enforced label mechanism, including controls on inter-process communication and system-wide information flow. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


"Pirates" sequel third-biggest film of all time The swashbuckler epic "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" has become the third film to pass $1 billion at the worldwide box office, distributor Walt Disney Co. said on Saturday. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Sharapova wins 2nd grand slam in straight sets Maria Sharapova proved she's no one-hit wonder, winning the U.S. Open in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) over Justine Henin-Hardenne. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Top 10 Reasons To Buy A Macbook For Making Music After years of putting it off, I finally succumbed to the world of Apple and bought myself a new MacBook. Two months after buying it I feel it is time to give my fellow musicians the heads up on this amazing machine. I only wish I had found out how good it was before now. Here are the top 10 reasons to buy a MacBook for making music:- From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Mayan ruins said center of mysterious civilization. Experts are examining the ruins of a pre-Columbian culture in an area of Honduras where there had been no previous evidence of major indigenous civilization. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Thermoesthesia: Amazing Interactive Art (Video) What actually fascinated me was the simple idea of being able to create shapes, animation at the simple touch of your finger tips From digg on September 10, 2006 at 4:59 p.m..


Enigma Machine (Made with Flash) An online version of the German cryptographic wonder, the Enigma machine. Complete with graphics that show what is happening inside! From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Pre-edit clips of ABC's "Path to 9/11" Much controversy surrounds ABC's drama, "the Path to 9/11" - representatives from the Clinton administration have threatened legal action, Democrats in Congress are crying foul. See the clips in question - from a pre-edit version of the film scheduled to air tomorrow. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


World must wake up to the dangers of biofuels The world should wake up to the dangers of the mass production of biofuels, which are increasingly seen as a major solution to global warming, according to Professor Peter Crane. "There are big opportunities with biofuels, but there are big problems too," he said. "It's not a free lunch." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Walkthrough: Running Windows Vista on your Intel Mac with Parallels Desktop A walkthrough of setting up, installing and running Microsoft Windows Vista on your Intel Mac via Parallels Desktop, including some catches to watch out for and just how far you can actually push this software. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Militarized Police Storm Utah Rave, Beat Partygoers An allegedly legal rave in Utah was broken up by a heavily armed SWAT team who reportedly teargassed hundreds of peaceful dancers and then set attack dogs on them. Some of the attendees had video cameras with them, and the footage that has begun to appear on the Internet is very disturbing, showing brutal assaults by the officers. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Why gigantic screens are the best computer upgrades ever. Whether you're a PC or Mac user, the humongous 24-inch iMac that Apple unwrapped on Wednesday drives home a point: Speed is good, but spread is better. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


The Gigapxl Project captures image nearing 4 GIGAPIXELS!! Direct link :) Weighing more than 100 pounds, the camera captures images at 4 gigapixels -- a resolution high enough to photograph four football fields and capture every single blade of grass. a real-world 90-degree panorama would need to be searched with 12X tripod-mounted binoculars before one could hope to accumulate an equivalent amount of information. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Python Chokes down a Pregnant Sheep!! You've got to see the picture. Amazing Photos! Pythons eat no more than once a week but when they open their incredible hinged jaws, anything is fair game. This 5.5m python found its eyes were definitely bigger than its belly. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Russia Moves to Destroy Chemical Weapons "Engineers covered in head-to-toe protective gear inserted a neutralizing solution Friday into bombs filled with a nerve agent, officially starting the work of Russia's first plant for destroying the deadly chemicals." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Virtual Console Launch List A nearly complete list of the titles that will make it to Wii's Virtual Console in time for launch. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


How It's Made: Fiber Optic Cable Discovery Channel program (How It's Made) shows optical fiber being made from large glass tubes. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


CSS tips and tricks! I’ve been writing CSS for about 2 years now and I still feel like every time I open up a blank file and begin writing CSS for a new design I learn something new. For those of you that are new to CSS or experts always looking for a new trick, here are some of things I do on a regular basis to keep my code organized (kind of). From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Nintendo Controller Alarm Clock: Wake Up to Sounds of Super Mario Bros. After a hard night of gaming, the last thing you want is to be roused at the crack of noon to some incessantly beeping alarm. Now you can wake to the soothing sounds of Super Mario Bros. with the Nintendo Controller Alarm Clock. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Guy Pranks Craigstlist Posts Ad as a Girl This guy posted a Ad as a girl on Craigslist and gets many responses with pictures, cell phone numbers, real names and some emailed from work accounts such as .mil .. dumb asses :) From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Video of Wii's Broadway chip being made. Here is a video of the Broadway chip being made, including a look at the final thing, sort of. It also has a little bit of cool footage from inside IBM. IBM is just like, yes, we have a ton of money. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Schumacher announces retirement Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


CoreDuo Temp 1.0 Released burn baby burn.. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Amazing and Disturbing Super Mario Brothers Painting The idea of a "realistic" Super Mario Brothers game taken to an absurd extreme. Poor goombas. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


CBS News Calls Bush Liar and Says Truth is Tortured "I've said to people we don't torture. And we don't." Bush said. His statement here is beyond doublespeak and above spin. It's untrue, it's egregious. The Pentagon's backhanded, long-delayed and uncourageous acknowledgment that torture was used also repudiated what the president has been telling citizens for years. We've been lied to by the Preside From digg on September 10, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Wii Speculation: Insider Says Price, Date, & Pack-ins Will Not Disappoint "Nintendo is going to pack in the console itself of course, with two Wii remotes and two nunchuck attachments. Nintendo will also be deciding on the 13th whether or not to add an SD memory card to the list... To make up for the lack of the classic controller at launch, Nintendo is planning to pack in Wii Sports." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Warning: Your Amazon Unbox video downloads can be revoked for any reason It's been well reported that Amazon's Unbox video service won't let you play your movies on your DVD player or let friends borrow them. But did you know that the license agreement lets Amazon remotely delete all of your movies off of your computer for any reason it wants without notifying you? And that is just the beginning. It gets much worse! From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


First 24" iMac Unpacking Pictures One lucky user just received his 24" iMac and has posted pictures for all to see. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


How a Site Shut Down By FBI Looks Like? Nathan Peterson, the owner of the iBackups.net - one of the largest U.S. Internet software piracy Web sites that sold products copyrighted by companies such as Microsoft and Adobe at a huge discount - has just been sentenced to more than 7 in prison. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Choose the Hottest Flickr Babe The title says it all. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Texas ahead of California on wind power. Texas is already ahead of California and is getting ready to complete the last phase of what is already the largest wind farm in the world. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Norton AntiVirus detects itself as a Virus! Norton detects itself as a High Risk alert, thus showing how Norton Internet Security does not work. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Microsoft Launches Desktop Feed Reader Microsoft has added a desktop feed reader to its Max photo viewing and sharing software. To use Max you must be on a Windows machine running the new Windows .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 (it will self install if you are on a previous version). From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


GNU/Linux on Laptops "Although most laptops nowadays tend to scare people off with an ugly 'Designed for Windows XP' mark, it does not mean that alternative OSes, like GNU/Linux cannot be installed and function equally well. In this article I would like to describe a few common issues with Linux on laptops and maybe bust a few myths about using GNU/Linux on laptops. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


The door to the hydrogen economy may be made of cobalt One promising class of fuel cells are polymer electrolyte fuel cells, an example of a proton exchange fuel cell. While these are not a new technology—they were first used on the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s—they have one prohibitive barrier: cost. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


NBA: Charles Barkley, Dominique Wilkins, Joe Dumars enter Hall of Fame Barkley averaged 22 points and almost 12 rebounds in 16 NBA. . Dumars was the good guy on the Bad Boys, the Detroit Pistons teams in 1989 and 1990 that won championships. Like Barkley, Wilkins never won a championship. But he was a nine-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA Slam Dunk champion known as "the Human Highlight Film." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Video of Kevin Rose throwing up on Alex Albrechts Couch. During the taping of Diggnation Episode 62 kevin rose threw up on alex albrecht and his couch. Probably one of the best outtakes yet. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Blogmusik – Listen to Music Online in a Virtual iPod Check out this extremely beautiful Flash based application! It will allow you to search for your favorite's song and listen to the music online. Plus you'll navigate through the sound tracks in a familiar way, Like a virtual iPod. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Inside Steve Wozniak's House!!! (Pics) Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has one of the most unique houses in an exclusive area of Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 7,100-sq foot house has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths and seems relatively normal..... From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Wii - The Wiimote is just begging to be modded, imagine the possibilities! Now that we got a preview of the official add-ons like the new steering wheel and the gun, just think of what other official peripherals are on the way... no better yet, think of what the modding community are going to be doing with it! The Resident Evile Chainsaw controller better look out! What's your idea? From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Google Recommendations Google has created a new module for the personalized homepage that shows you recommendations, based on your search history, your location and on the search history of similar users. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Over 60 amazing optical illusions By far the coolest illusions you will ever see From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Dress Up Steve Jobs For His Sept 12 Keynote. Help Steve Jobs Pick a New Outfit for His Big Keynote. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Amazing High-Def Time Lapse Video The video speaks for itself. Multiple resolutions available. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


"My fight with Amazon Unbox" To be allowed the privilege of purchasing a video that I can't burn to DVD and can't watch on my iPod, I have to allow a program to hijack my start-up and force me to login to uninstall it? No way. Sorry, Amazon. I love a lot of what you do, but I will absolutely not recommend this service. From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Funny Baby Panda Scares Mom Mom tries to eat but baby panda disapproves... From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop "Linux is supposed to be the fastest of all operating systems, but sometimes poor use of your desktop can lead to slowing it down. Usually the cause isn't viruses and spyware, which are rare, and more likely caused by overloading your desktop with special effects, and silly, useless objects. So let's try and slow that Linux desktop down." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


Democrats and Republicans ignoring Bush's 30 felony charges Judge Anna Diggs Taylor's August 17 ruling that the National Security Agency, with the secret approval of the president, violated American law and the Constitution. "The President, indisputably, has violated the provisions of FISA for a five-year period." "...the ordering of surveillance under the [NSA-Bush] program a federal felony." From digg on September 10, 2006 at 5:06 a.m..


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