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Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed Sony to use Xfire for PS3 online service? From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Curt Schilling (Red Sox ace) Starts New Game Company Curt Schilling, the Red Sox ace, has started a new company: Green Monster Games. He has teamed up with Todd McFarlane of Spawn and fantasy author R.A. Salvatore for a new game title! Schilling says his GreenMonsterGames aims to create "the funniest, coolest and best games... that changes the landscape of the online marketplace" From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Pluto is Now Just a Number: 134340 Pluto has been given a new name that reflects its new status as a dwarf planet. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Unpublished Papers Reveal : Significant Research of Sir Issac Newton Known primarily for his foundational work in math and physics, Sir Issac Newton actually spent more time on research in alchemy, as well as its interrelationships with science, history and religion, and its implications for economics. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Time Warner could drop AOL "To sell off AOL, says Variety, Time Warner could give its CEO spot to Chief Operating Officer Jeff Bewkes (who's reportedly open to dropping AOL, Time Warner Cable, and the publishing division." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Transformers Movie Exclusive! First Five Pages Of Transformers Script! We've seen the entire thing and just to prove it to you -- here's the first five pages of what sources tell us is the actual script of the new live-action Transformers movie, named "Prime Directive" in the pre-production. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


How STAR WARS should have ended In Honor of the release of the *Original*, unaltered, Star Wars trilogy on DVD today, here's an ending that's *seriously* altered... and hilarious! Don't let Lucas see it though, or he might decide to get all *super-special* edition on us and make the Jawas shoot first. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


iTunes to sell games for iPods Bejeweled, Cubis 2, Mahjong, Mini golf, pac man, tetris, texas holdem, vortex, and zuma for $4.99 From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Black Government President Black Bush (Dave Chappelle) lays it down. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Pluto’s Exotic Playmates: The Kuiper Belt For many astronomers, that ring of icy debris, known as the Kuiper Belt, has become an exciting spot for innovative research and has changed how they view the solar system. More than 1,100 Kuiper Belt objects have been found so far. Astronomers estimate that half a million bodies larger than 20 miles wide are floating out there. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


VIDEO: Snow Repeats LIE That Saddam Had A Relationship With Zarqawi White House Press Secretary Tony Snow insisted Saddam that had a "relationship" because Zarqawi was in the country. Snow refused to "go into the vagaries of the Senate report." This is the equivalent of saying that the United States government had a "relationship" with unibomber Ted Kaczynski because he was "operating" in the US. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


When is The Best Time to Buy Everything AT 50 CENTS a roll � instead of the regular retail price of $4 � buying wrapping paper after New Year's is an easy way to save. The same holds true for buying half-price inflatable pool loungers and patio furniture after Labor Day weekend. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Argument Clinic The best skit ever!!! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


msnbc doesnt like outcome of their daily poll on 9/11 - changed the quest. msnbc and other media apparently didn't like the answers of the majority of their readers to their daily poll on 9/11/2006, so they changed their poll all together. great example of brainwash and mass media delusion From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Longest NHL deal in history, NY Islander goalie DiPietro signs 15 year deal The New York Islanders will announce today that they have signed goalie Rick DiPietro to a 15-year, $67.5 million contract. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


BMW officially announces the BMW Hydrogen 7 BMW announced today the Hydrogen 7, the world's first hydrogen-drive luxury performance automobile for everyday use. The combo engine uses hydrogen or gasoline and can go over 400 miles between fill-ups From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


$17 Million For Baby Bigfoot Have you heard that the young Bigfoot caught in Maine has been sold to a mystery buyer for $17 million dollars? Don’t laugh. Yet. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


eDonkey Gets Shut Down According to court documents filed today MetaMachine, the company behind eDonkey, has agreed to pay a $30 million dollar settlement to the RIAA and cease distribution of its eDonkey, eDonkey 2000, Overnet and other software versions. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Pete Hines From Bethesda Says No Oblivion Expansion Straight fromt he VP of marketing and public relations, so todays rumors can be put to rest for now. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Intel Core 2 Duo Vs. AMD AM2--Top to Bottom From ExtremeTech: "We run our benchmark suite across the entire line of Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD AM2 CPUs, from the budget priced products to the ultra-high end. Which CPU is right for you? How well does performance scale? Check out our massive roundup and find out." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Using Linux for Web Development, Part 2 -- Did it work? This webdesigner made the switch from Windows to Linux a few months ago and chronicled the changes they went through in order to make it work. This is an update on how things are going and on any changes made in order to successfully perform webdev on Linux. The article is aimed specifically at using Linux for Web development instead of avg use. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Students remember Bush's 'My Pet Goat' visit on 9/11 The students in the classroom with Pres. Bush on 9/11 reminisce about that day and how they view the events that followed. "'His face just started to turn red,' said Tyler, now 13 and in seventh grade. 'I thought, personally, he had to go to the bathroom.'" From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Japan Installs the World's First Nationwide Earthquake-Detector system No country needs an effective earthquake- warning system more than Japan, with its dizzyingly dense population and constant barrage of earthquakes. If all goes according to plan, a network of nearly 1,000 seismometers deployed around the archipelago will pick up "P-waves," the fast-moving seismic grumbles that herald major quakes. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


YouTube Gets Bandwidth Boost from Level 3 Level 3 will provide big-pipe 10GigE connectivity to help the the video portal YouTube keep up with its rapid growth. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Apple Granted Six New Patents On September 12, the US Patent & Trademark Office published six of Apple's newly granted patents which included the following: a Method and apparatus for saving power in pipelined processors, Method and apparatus for implementing a sleep proxy for services on a network, Single-channel convolution in a vector processing computer system... From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Foxit Reader 2.0 Released - The Best PDF Reader! Foxit Reader 2.0 has been released and it is just as great as the previous versions. If you are still stuck in the days of viewing PDF’s using Adobe Acrobat then it must be because you have never tried the free Foxit Reader. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Just in: Dunn to exit as HP chairman "Hewlett Packard's board of directors named CEO and president Mark Hurd as chairman, succeeding Patricia Dunn, who caused a firestorm at the company by investigating leaks to the media." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Warcraft 3 Pro Gaming Highlights Video Imbalanced video returns with the ninth installment featuring Meet Your Makers against Four Kings in WC3L. For those who don't know Imba Video shows highlights of the Warcraft 3 professional gaming scene. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Infuriated George W. Bush says, "Whatever we have done is legal!" Last year, enacting Sen. John McCain's anti-torture measure, Congress attempted to draw a clear line between acceptable and unacceptable treatment of prisoners for anyone acting in the name of the United States. Now the Bush administration wants to blur the line and possibly erase it. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Viewsonic announces "Made for iPod" monitors Whether you think it's a clue for today's Apple announcement or just a cool product idea, Viewsonic is showing off new displays with a built-in iPod doc for showing off video. Looks cool! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


CoverFlow technology and intellectual property was recently sold to Apple. We are pleased to announce that all CoverFlow technology and intellectual property was recently sold to Apple. It has been incorporated into the latest version of iTunes. Please visit www.apple.com/itunes Correct Web Address: http://www.steelskies.com/coverflow/ From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


New iTunes 7 SKIP COUNT feature! So iTunes 7 has hit, and overall I’m pretty impressed… been hunting round the app to see if I could spot any new features that, in typical Apple style, were left to users to figure out. Well I found one!! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


GUI Champs 2006 Graphics designers from around the world will be competing in three primary GUI categories; Icons, Visual Styles and Wallpapers. This years’ competition has a prize pool totaling near $12,000!Starting Tuesday, September 12th... From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Democratic Opponent's Staff Hacked Schwarzenegger? Democrat Phil Angelides' campaign staff believes it did nothing wrong because the audio file was available on the governor's "publicly available" Web site. However, Schwarzenegger's legal affairs secretary, Andrea Lynn Hoch, said Monday that the files were stored "in a password-protected area of the governor's office network computer system" From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


The Truth of Ground Zero Penn and Teller: Bullshit: Ground Zero. Although this was filmed last year most of it holds true on this 5th year anniversary of the attacks. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


ESRB website reveals seven Sega virtual console games for Wii The ESRB Rating site is listing seven Sega Master System/Genesis games under it's Wii section. Definitely looks like a solid line-up. Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Sonic... good stuff! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Ninja Bank Robber Armed With Throwing Stars Finally Caught A Greek bank robber armed with ninja throwing stars finally ran out of moves and police arrested him after his 11th Athens bank robbery. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


112 Windows Run Commands Wanted to Browse fast in windows. Remember these commands. This will really save a lot of time of your. There are many commands which you might have never seen or never knew. There are certain properties of windows which you hardly know exist in windows. Here is a list of 112 run commands. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Walkthrough: iTunes 7's big new features Organizing, shopping, syncing - everything got a lot of attention from Apple's software engineers and, as you'll see throughout this walkthrough, a lot of polish has been applied to make this one of the most significant updates in recent iTunes history. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Gear Puzzle Jump on the gear across the room and start spinning it. Your job is to arrange gears on the pegs to transfer the motion across the room to lower the cage. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


SC: 12/09 Microsoft releases September patches Microsoft has released just three fixes for September's 'Patch Tuesday' - but they don't include a patch for the Microsoft Word 2000 bug that was announced earlier this month; however, there is a patch for Microsoft Office that had a severity rating of important for more recent versions ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on September 12, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


New statistics show increase in number of university students Student numbers at Australian universities reached a record high in 2005, according to statistics released by the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. The figures, from the Selected Higher Education Statistics Students 2005 report, show a total of 957,176 university students in 2005. This equates to a 1.3 % increase from 2004 and includes an increase of around 7,000 commencing domestic students (up 2.7%). 'Australia has a world-class education system that has attracted increasing numbers of both international and Australian students,' Minister Bishop From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


MoneyMinded MoneyMinded consists of two adult financial education programs developed to help people build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence. One consists of face to face workshops and the other is an online course. The programs were initiated and are funded by ANZ bank and were written by the Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI) in the NSW Department of Education and Training with contributions from an advisory committee featuring nominees from the Australian Financial Counselling and Credit Reform Association (AFCCRA) and Financial Counsellors' Association of NSW Inc. (FCAN). From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


Australian universities must develop culture of philanthropy The Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced a new $200,000 study to investigate strategies to assist the development of a culture of philanthropy towards universities. The study will be undertaken by the Business, Industry and Higher Education Collaboration Council (BIHECC), an advisory body which seeks to increase collaboration between the higher education sector, the business sector and the wider community. Minister Bishop said, 'The council is working on a number of initiatives to ensure high quality educational standards in the university sector From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


iTunes Music Store says 'It's Showtime' Apple's iTunes Music Store has gone down and has been replaced with a black screen with the simple words: It's Showtime. The iTunes Store is being updated From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


9/11 Commission Vice Chair: Path to 9/11 Is ‘Not Good For the Country’ 9/11 Vice Chair Lee Hamilton: "It is either a documentary or it is a drama. And to fudge it causes me a great deal of concern and suggests to me that news and entertainment are getting dangerously intertwined. And I do not think that that is good for the country." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Don't Nix Netflix Just Yet Apple's expected announcement of a movie-download service has many wondering what the DVD-by-mail provider has planned. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Free PDF download of magazine for older gamers issue #6 2old2play.com just put up issue # 6 of their free print magazine, 2o2p Magazine, in PDF format. This months issue has several game reviews, great editorials, interviews with some of today and yesterday's greatest game developers, the history of first person shooters, and much, much more. Totally free! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Flickr Support for Blogger Flickr has added support for Google's new Blogger Beta. You can now blog and post photos directly on Flickr to your beta blog. Flickr is using a secure authentication method made possible by the new Blogger's use of Google Accounts. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Don't read blogs, watch it LIVE! Link to Quicktime stream of Apple Event Unless Apple has a quick change of heart, It appears that they have a link to the quicktime stream that is set to start at 10am Pacific. Currently the quicktime link opens a 404 message, but should open an actual stream at 10am Pacific. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Microsoft preps Soapbox to compete with YouTube Aside from RSS feeds, which is something that YouTube does not yet have (although they allow you to subscribe to various users' videos through their own web interface), another item to note is the lack of any sort of length limits to the uploaded videos From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


The Funniest Joke Ever Told The classic Monty Python skit, detailing the incredible power of the funniest joke ever told. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Clippy, Everyone's Favorite MS Office Assistant! Funny pictures of what the Office Assistant does best! Namely, annoying the crap out of everyone. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Capcom to Dead Rising Fans: "Buy a New T.V." The zombie-centric developer has announced that gamers awaiting a patch to fix the illegible text on standard-def televisions will be waiting forever. After owners of the hit game raised a ruckus about the horrific text rendering on non-HD sets, Capcom made a few vague suggestions and consulted their dev team to see if a patch could be developed. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


US Life Expectancy: The Eight Americas When it comes to life expectancy, the US is far from one nation. According to a new analysis of health disparities, there are in fact eight Americas – some of them more reminiscent of developing countries than a global superpower. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Super-Fast Internet to Debut This Year South Korea, the world's most wired nation, continues to push the envelope on the speed of the broadband Internet and looks set to make 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) a commercial possibility. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads It's no accident or dumb luck! Apple has taken ownership of the music download market by using some of the same principles used by Microsoft to build support for Windows. Here's an interesting look how Apple took the lead, why there is so little effective competition, and why things aren't likely to change. Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted Magazine === From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Play Golden Tee at Home! Golden Tee arcade games you find in many pubs are proof that even a simple game can be ridiculously fun with the right controls and a group of friends. Unfortunately recreating that same atmosphere at home would require you to shell out about $3000 for a brand new Golden Tee arcade system and cover your floors with peanut shells� Until now. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Aussies killing Stingray to Avenge "Crocodile Hunter" Death t least 10 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia's eastern coast since "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed by one of the animals last week, an official said Tuesday, prompting concerns of revenge attacks on the normally docile fish. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Would you like chips with that? In their ever continuing effort to re-educate the world about the wholesome nutritional value of their produce, McDonalds have taken a step forward in Japan and applied a clever bit of technology to bring the nutritional label into the 21st century. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Photograph shows Overhead View of Shadows Cast by Camels in the Desert (Photo was determined NOT to be Photoshopped) The following is a picture taken of camels in the desert. It is considered one of the best pictures of the year (2005). Look closely, the camels are the little white lines in the picture. The black you see is just the shadows! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Why digg (still) rocks: small is big Examining why digg is still great in light of the recent digg protests. If David were a blogger battling the Internet Goliath, then digg would be his sling. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Live Coverage of Apple Special Event The Mac Observer's live coverage of Apple's special event ... 9/12/06 From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Engadget's live coverage of the "It's Showtime" keynote Yup, for the second time in two months Steve Jobs is going to get up on stage and do his thing. We're there with live coverage of the blow-by-blow, keep refreshing this page for the latest. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Coolest. Boat. Ever. If Darth Vader had a boat, this would be it. Top Gear checks out the Wallypower 118, a new stealth jet-yacht. It'll cost you $25 million, but that money won't go towards gold chandeliers. Almost everything is carbon fibre! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


"Microsoft Vista is Still a Mess" - Inquirer The Inquirer tests Vista RC1. They didn't like it very much. Features are still missing or not yet complete, and its performance compared to XP is still poor. Vista provides little to no benefit for end users compared to that of the previous version of Windows, released five years ago in 2001. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Resident Evil Wii, First Scans & Info Japanese gaming magazine Game Next has released the first info and screenshots of Resident Evil for the Wii, or Biohazard: Umbrella Crop Chronicle as it is now called. Check out the link to see the scans and read the info: http://www.mozlapunk.net/homepage/index.php?p=1099 From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


iTunes 7 released, loads of new features! It now downloads album art for you from the iTunes Store, has a new view called Cover Flow (seriously!). Wow! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


UNBELIEVABLE! Bungee Jump Madman bungee jumps and then right at the very moment he gets to the ground they cut him away so he lands on the ground safely. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Homeless in paradise: People with no home often live on the beach in Hawaii Just up the coast from a major luxury resort, at least 725 homeless people - by one community group's count - are living on a 16-mile stretch of Oahu's western shore, a pristine beach where oceanfront lots would cost millions. Armed with city-issued camping permits, the homeless use beach showers and sleep in tightly packed tents. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


The Top 10 Worst XBOX 360 Achievements! This article takes a funny look at the top 10 worst Xbox360 in-game achievements, and what gamers have to do to get the gamerpoints. An amusing read for sure! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


APPLE One last thing REAL surprise!!! Apple Attacks Multimedia TV Market! Q1 2007 "Completes the story" You can take content to computer or iPod, but now... TV Apple is releasing its long-rumored set-top box in Q1 2007. It will be Wireless!!! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Adsense banned for critical cartoon Google ban the Adsense account of a publisher who posted a cartoon poking fun at Matt Cutts From digg on September 12, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Convenient disposable email address Next up is a brilliant resource for helping you to avoid the unwanted spam associated with registering your e-mail address on unreliable sites. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


The "iTunes Store" is down As of approximately 8:30 AM Eastern in the US, the "iTunes Store" (note that the word "music" has been omitted) is unavailable. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


The New Knight Rider KITT? Back when we were all wondering which car model might portray KITT in the coming movie version of "Knight Rider," no one (not even us) mentioned the Koenigsegg CCX. Actually, it's a near-perfect choice, with its blazing speed and high-tech good looks (and extreme blackness). From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Ubuntu Vs. Microsoft!! Shuttleworth's 'Ubuntu' family of software programs is based on the Linux open source operating system, which works on the principle that software is free and can be modified at no cost by anyone to suit local and specific needs -- unlike rival Microsoft's proprietary software. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


This is the best portable computer ever. End of story. This is the best portable computer ever. . From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Systema: Russo-British Martial Arts Demo If you're not into kicking your legs above your head, or other agility-based martial arts, this is a western-style, arm-centric fighting system you might find more suitable for your physique. It was originally developed for Russian special forces troops, but is now being taught in the UK as a streetfighting technique. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


F1: Ferrari confirm Raikkonen, Massa Kimi Raikkonen has been confirmed as Michael Schumacher's replacement following the German driver's announcement that he is retiring from Formula One at the end of the season. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Japanese Sex Lessons Really funny Japanese girl giving American sexual expression lesson. WARNING: Contain possible inappropriate content for younger viewer. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


9/11 is also the 100yr anniversary of Ghandi 9/11 has become shorthand for violence. But it's also important to remember that exactly 100 years ago today Ghandi launched the modern nonviolent movement, which was also an inspiration for Dr. Martin Luther King. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


NEW DIGG FEATURE! My Number 1 After a brief period of downtime, Digg launches a new feature: 'My Number 1' Allows you to select a story to be archived as your favorite stories. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Facebook plans to completely ditch its admissions policy Social network Facebook plans to completely ditch its admissions policy, welcoming anyone with internet access. The major change was scheduled for today, but has now been postponed until next week while the company struggles to regroup from last week's member revolt in response to new activity-tracking features. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Nubuntu Closes it's doors "I am stopping development of nUbuntu due to no longer having any time to do it. Sosuke I will ship the iBook back ASAP. -- TomB" Nubuntu will be missed. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


New Family Guy video game screens released "The title says it all. I just got handed a batch of new Family Guy game screenshots. I’ve selected the few good ones, so click on over to check out the goodness." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Family Guy's Pee Wee's Playhouse Peter spends his reparation money on remodeling the house into Pee Wee's Playhouse. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


US Marine Colonel's Iraq Report: We have been defeated politically "We haven't been defeated militarily, but we have been defeated politically - and that's where wars are won and lost," was one army officer's summary of the review quoted by the newspaper From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Cheney Tells Russert He Hasn't Seen The Senate Intelligence Report Cheney is out in full spin mode this morning when it comes to the rational for the Iraq war. This is just an example from Meet the Press this morning of the spin he is trying to weave. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Intel's Core 2 Quadro Kentsfield: Four Cores on a Rampage "As we've seen, Core 2 Quadro represents a significant step ahead, which AMD cannot counter until its 65 nm quad core processors will be available in H2/2007. AMD needs 4x4 now." Generally, same gaming performance, amazing ~80% gains in threaded software like video encoding or HD rendering. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Is "The Hobbit" on the Way from MGM & Peter Jackson? "Variety ran a piece today in which MGM's CEO, Harry Sloan, announced his tentpole flicks, one of them being THE HOBBIT with Peter Jackson, Sloan hopes... As of today Jackson has not talked to anybody about doing the movie, but he did say he'd like to do it." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Break your leg in just one kick!! This is one of the worst breaks I have ever seen, if you get squeamish easily don't watch. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Matt Lauer goes after Bush over secret prisons and torture Bush getting cornered From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


If Sony is the Titanic, then the Playstation 3 is the Iceberg "My humble opinion is that Sony’s maneuvers with PlayStation 3 are already a classical example of how to shoot yourself in the foot. PS3 is only the trigger to a chain reaction that could lead not only to Sony’s titanic sinking but to an implosion that could potentially blow the company to pieces." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Apple to Make Big Consumer Electronics Push in Next 6-9 Months A trio of Goldman Sachs analysts predict that Apple will be pushing hard into the consumer electronics field. The company will switch its focus from the Mac to consumer electronics. They predict a barrage of products in the next 6-9 months. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


"Illegal" Drug Prices At All-Time Low The War on Drugs has completely failed. Cannabis, Ecstasy and Cocaine prices have dropped dramatically since the 1990s. An Ecstasy pill is now a mere £3, compared to £9 in 2000. This year's bumper poppy crop in Afghanistan means that heroin is also due for a major price drop. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


eBay is dead Found an interesting story about the problems with ebay and how its going downhill. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


20+ Years Of Apple Commercial & Videos! Cool Site wow this website has a lot of mac videos and commercials. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


INSANE Japanese manhole cover spews cockroaches. Found this video on youtube. Footage of a manhole cover which appears to be holding back millions of roaches. It is absolutely disturbing. This manhole either leads straight to hell or New Jersey. Since this footage is from Japan (and since cameras are huge in Japan) there are already dozens of similar videos on youtube. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Digg to Federated Media: Show Me The Money! This phrase must be on the tip of Digg CEO Jay Adelson's tongue. Why is Digg, certainly one of the hottest web properties going right now, being forced more often than not to fall back on Google's Adsense program to generate revenue? (and how many filler "house ads" Diggnation have you seen lately?) From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Golfcourse Air Horn - How To Piss Off Old People These guys hide in trees and blow an airhorn everytime someone tries to tee off. Some guy gets so angry with them that he chucks this golf club at them and starts hitting balls at them. Hilarious! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


At Ground Zero, Towers for Forgetting "The designs unveiled last week ... rise above the mediocrity we have come to expect from a planning process driven by political opportunism, backdoor deal-making and commercial greed. But for those who cling to the idea that the site’s haunting history demands a leap of imagination, the towers illustrate how low our expectations have sunk." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Moderate drinkers end up better thinkers In a study of more than 7000 people aged 20-24, 40-44 and 60-64, researchers found that moderate drinkers are better thinkers than heavy drinkers (no surprise here) and those who do not drink at all. "This does not necessarily show that moderate alcohol use is good for our brains." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


What the hidden Simple Start DS wireless option really is From the story "Sorry, but the answer isn’t that exciting. The option is actually a translated version of the Raku Raku Musen Start set up." From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


This monkey has a pet cat, and protects it from a chicken This Monkey Really Loves This Cat. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Why Joystiq Was Wrong to Fire Robert Summa Joystiq fired the man responsible for their recent misleading headline, and not everyone agrees with it. GamesFirst has published an article criticizing Joystiq for letting Summa go, pointing out that blogs get their credibility by letting their writers says what they want to say with fear of an evil corporate oversight... hmmm.... From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Apple close on deal with Bono for RED iPods, MacBooks, and iMacs "Apple CEO Steve Jobs may be close to inking a deal with long-time friend and U2 front-man Bono that would see the technology company offer some of its products in limited-edition red colors to benefit Bono's AIDS-awareness charity (RED). " From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


9/11 Horrorfest: Doing Osama bin Laden's work for him? This repetitious publicity glorifies terrorism as a weapon of war, scaring us far more than the original explosions did. Turn on the radio this week and a ghoulish voice from the bowels of the former World Trade Center seeks to curdle your blood and chill your bones. The best way to commemorate it is with silence. Instead, Bin Laden must be laugh- From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


VIDEO►HARRY HOUDINI Escapes StraitJacket Upside Down in Mid Air Hanging 1920 EXTREMELY RARE Footage of Houdini. In Mid-Air suspended from a Building -hanging upside Down - Escaping from StraitJacket From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


All time top 5 games How many times have you sat around debating which games are the absolute best of all time? Well the guys at trusted reviews got tired of debating and came up with definitive lists of their all time top 5 games. There's some very old and obscure stuff in there, but it makes interesting reading - see how your lists compare. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Apple Keynote - AJAX enabled site with live updating, no refreshing needed. MacRumorsLive uses AJAX to update their page with news from the Apple Keynote every 60 seconds. Just open it once - no need to reload the page! From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Bush Fears War Crimes Prosecution and Impeachment As the election season rolls around, Bush is doing everything he can to avoid a Dem sweep in the House of Congress - or else he might be impeached. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


YouTube - Michale Graves on The Daily Show Can you be punk and conservative? I guess so, if you're one of those hard core libertarians. But can you be punk and Republican? The Daily Show asks Michale Graves of the Misfits. From digg on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Sun's DTrace wins award form the Wall Street Journal Sun's DTrace framework, part of the recently open sourced Open Solaris operating system, has won an award from the Wall Street Journal for technological breakthrough. The DTrace system allows operators to examine what is happening within a processes as they run, a notoriously hard challenge. In the past I've used --> From StuartYeates's blog on September 12, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Repository management and implementation Managing repositories presentation by Professor Neil McLean for the Interoperability Demonstration for Education - Australia (IDEA) 2004 conference. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 8:54 a.m..


Grants Scheme - Priority Projects Program - Expressions of Interest and Full Proposals Due date for Expressions of Interest and Full Proposals, for the Carrick Institute's Grants Scheme - Priority Projects Program. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 8:54 a.m..


Managing repositories: response to DEST/JISC-CETIS white paper Managing repositories presentation by John Townsend, Product Manager, Harvest Road, for the Interoperability Demonstration for Education - Australia (IDEA) 2004. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 8:54 a.m..


SA Department of Education and Children's Services - Early Years This webspace provides information about South Australian 'Early Years' policy, initiatives and resources. Curriculum in children's services is dynamic and responsive and developed within the South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability (SACSA) Framework. The framework informs and guides educators working with learners from Birth to Year 12, is outcomes–based and is founded on theories of constructivism. A link is given to the SACSA website. Resources are provided on programs, planning, assessing and reporting. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 8:54 a.m..


Doing business: benchmarking business regulations The Doing Business database provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. The Doing Business indicators are comparable across 175 economies. They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyse specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity, and growth. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..


Frameworks and technical architectures Presentation by Kerry Blinco from the Interoperability Demonstration for Education Australia (IDEA) 2004 conference. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..


Interoperability: why does it matter? Opening presentation from Dr Evan Arthur for the e-Learning Interoperability Seminar as part of Interoperability Demonstration for Education Australia (IDEA) 2004. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..


National Park Service: 9-11-01 remembrance The US National Parks Service has developed an online exhibit of oral histories, journals, employee/public workshop proceedings, to commemmorate the events of September 11th 2001. The website should be viewed as a work in progress, with the hope that visitors will be inspired to enter the Remembrance section of the site and share their stories and/or comments. The goals are to allow people from around the United States and the world to contribute to the project and to incorporate their contributions into future exhibits and publications. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..


K-12 view (myinternet) Framework and technical architectures presentation by Daniel Ingvarson for the Interoperability Demonstration for Education Australia (IDEA) 2004 conference. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..


UK education policy 'threatens adult learning' MPs say a government focus on 'skills and employability' in England's colleges puts at risk some courses for adults. The Commons education and skills committee said the decline affected not only leisure courses for the middle classes, but also deprived communities. BBC News, 11 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Engineering excellence award for CSIRO submarine project CSIRO’s autonomous, miniature submarine, Starbug, has won the Innovation Award at the Institute of Engineers Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards. One of the great challenges for researchers investigating the Great Barrier Reef is to monitor the reef over large areas. The more data that can be collected, the more scientists can learn about factors that threaten, or contribute to, the Reef’s health. CSIRO Media Release, 11 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care - Service Directory The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, SNAICC, provides a searchable service directory of Indigenous family and children's services, health and legal services, government departments, peak bodies and resources agencies from across the country. You can use the search to look up services, including child care and preschool services, that work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, in each state. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Communiqu� Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education The Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education (MCVTE) held an extraordinary meeting in Sydney to consider the options for the next stages of training reform. This Communiqu� confirms Ministers’ ongoing commitment to building a national training system, which will meet the challenge of improving future productivity and workforce participation, through the development of workforce skills. DEST Media Release, 8 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


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Apprentices fall short in maths, science A large workplace training provider has been forced to teach maths and physics to apprentice electricians.Peer Tec chief executive Michael Boyce said a shortfall in the maths and physics knowledge of students who had left in years 10 and 11 had forced the company to introduce classes for its first-year apprentices. The Australian-Higher Education, 11 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Growth in literacy and numeracy in the first three years of school This report describes findings from the first three years of the ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS). The longitudinal study was established in 1999 in a context in which there was significant national interest in improving achievement in literacy and numeracy for all Australian children, and a particular interest in the development of foundational skills in the early years of school. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Common School Starting Age Report At the April 2004 MCEETYA meeting, Council agreed to implement a uniform national school starting age by 2010, subject to the Australian Government agreeing to discuss cost implications with affected states and territories. The Common School Starting Age Project was commissioned to investigate the costs, benefits, risks and opportunities associated with implementing a common school starting age. Following consideration of this report at the July 2006 MCEETYA meeting, Council agreed to further examine a common minimum school starting age of 4 years 6 months including the educational and financi From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


School suspensions lead to positive behaviour changes Suspensions continue to be a positive way of changing behaviour in public schools, according to the latest figures released by the WA Department of Education and Training. Paul Albert, the Department's Director-General, said that 66 per cent of students were suspended only once which showed that suspension has been successful for the majority of students. WA DET Media Release, 12 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Officials prepare for White House Conference on Global Literacy Officials from the White House and the U.S. State Department met with staff members from embassies around the world to discuss the upcoming White House Conference on Global Literacy, which will be held in New York City on September 18, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference will include three panels that will present nine literacy programs from nine countries. Invitations to the literacy conference targeted first ladies, first spouses and ministers of education from countries with large populations or high illiteracy rates. USINFO, 6 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


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A powerful argument: the popularity of university debating societies Debating societies have become hugely popular in universities over the past decade. Part of the attraction is the thrill it gives, according to a former winner of the European Debating Championships. "When there are big audiences there's a rush like no other," says Michael Birshan, one half of the British National Debate Team that toured the US in 2001. Now 26 and working for an international management consultancy, he adds that debating was profoundly helpful in terms of developing critical analysis skills and giving him the ability to present an argument to clients. Guardian Unlimited, From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


US study aims to improve internet literacy Researchers at the University of Connecticut and Clemson University are in the middle of a three-year project to find a proven method of boosting the internet literacy skills of disadvantaged students. As part of the study, they're testing a new way to teach students how to read, understand, and critically evaluate the information they find online, through a "reciprocal" model that has been proven to work well in teaching traditional literacy skills. eSchool News, 12 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


Philadelphia opens high-tech school of the future Philadelphia (US) has opened a public high school where students work on wireless laptops, teachers eschew traditional subjects for real-world topics and parents can track their child's work on the Internet. Called 'The School of the Future' and created with help from software giant Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research), it is believed to be the first in the world to combine innovative teaching methods with the latest technology, all housed in an environmentally friendly building. Reuters, 7 September 2006 From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


Are international students making the grade? This summer, two studies concerning the academic performance of international students have been released in the UK and Australia. A study published in July found little difference between the overall academic performances of over 300,000 domestic and foreign students in 22 Australian universities. In June, a paper examining the performance of international students versus their UK counterparts in British tertiary institutions was published. Findings suggest that, overall, foreign students were less likely than UK domiciled students to achieve the high grades necessary for coveted first class From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


Grants Scheme Priority Projects Program - Expressions of Interest and Full Proposals The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


Preschool campaign letter to Vic Premier The campaign on behalf of the thousands of Victorian children missing out on preschool education each year has today stepped up, with the release of an open letter to the Premier. Published in the Herald Sun and The Age, the letter has been signed by a coalition of parent, teacher and principal organisations, including the Australian Education Union, Parents for Preschool Education, Victorian Early Years Foundation, and the Victorian Principals' Association. AEU Victorian Branch President, Mary Bluett said over 4,000 children miss out on preschool education in Victoria each year due to un From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


Early Childhood: Evidence into practice The aims of this national conference are to: present cutting edge information on early childhood development and parenting; assist service providers to develop long-term positive outcomes for the development and health of children and their families; provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate; present best practice models of service; and, integrate theory and practice. The 5 conference themes for 2006 are: Care and education in early childhood; New understandings of early childhood; Vulnerable children and their families; Prevention and early intervention for parents and children: building c From EdNA Online on September 12, 2006 at 1:06 a.m..


Fujitsu's Lifebook E8210 A business class notebook with security in mind, featuring a built in TPM chip and accompanying fingerprint sensor. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 11, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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