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Microsoft Uncovered - Solitaire is rigged! When you play solitaire, you may some times wonder, "what if the game is actively cheating, to prevent me from winning?". You may disregard these thoughts as 'paranoid', but the whole thing has been uncovered. Whilst playing a simple game of solitaire, it soon became apparent that there was infact two 6 of hearts cards and no 6 of diamonds! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Living Without Television "Over 10 years ago, my wife and I decided to out TV from our lives. We are not television snobs, far from teetotalers, and believe that many aspects of life can be enjoyed in moderation. But television had become something of a negative for us, and we wondered what our lives would be like if we tried giving it up for a short period..." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


House Leaders Knew of Foley Emails to Teen a Year Ago and DID NOTHING!!! Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., who sponsored the page from his district, told reporters that he learned of the e-mails 10-11 months ago and passed the information on to House leadership, and the matter went before the House Page Board — the three lawmakers and two House officials. They knew for nearly a year, and covered it up. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..


Plane overruns runway and crashes into bay Then engines spool up, and the plane powers through the water. Nuts. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 9:32 p.m..


Amazing Nissan 4×4s. Naturally capable video Wow! Amazing spot for the Nissan 4×4 range. And the post production effects??? Great! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 9:32 p.m..


Verizon: "Unlimited bandwidth means 5GBs or less or we cancel your account" Verizon offers an "unlimited" wireless data download service. Specifically, it's limited to five gig per month. After that, you get fined $175 and your account is cancelled. "The people who cancel your account ... don't know how to answer your questions, they just know how to accuse their customers of downloading porn." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 9:32 p.m..


World of Warcraft coming to South Park! (teaser) World of Warcraft is going to be featured in the first episode of South Park Season 10! The new season of South Park is set to debut this Wednesday, October 4, at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific Time on Comedy Central.TEASER INSIDE From digg on September 30, 2006 at 9:32 p.m..


GOP Leadership Knew About Foley Almost 1 year ago The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen's parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, "We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem," a reference to the House's Republican leaders. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 p.m..


The Invention of C++ On the 1st of January, 1998, Bjarne Stroustrup gave an interview to the IEEE's 'Computer' magazine. Naturally, the editors thought he would be giving a retrospective view of seven years of object-oriented design, using the language he created... From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 p.m..


Envisioning the iPod of the Future We're all eagerly waiting for a 6G iPod with a larger, touch-sensitive screen, virtual controls, that's usable in either traditional vertical format or horizontal format for video. I'm not surprised that this kind of iPod is delayed, and I suspect, along with many others, that there are tricky user interface and engineering issues to be worked out. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 p.m..


Homeland Security and Petition for Redress of Grievances Homeland Security gets nervous when a man exercises his right, under the First Amendment, to "petition the Government for a redress of grievances." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 p.m..


Lyrics Plugin for WMP and WinAmp This cute little plugin will automatically display the lyrics for the song you are listening to. I love it. Just install it and it starts displaying those lyrics. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 p.m..


Roll Your Own Linux Firewall Over the years I have learned how to roll my own firewall script and call it from /etc directory. Of course, my firewall is only INPUT based, instead of INPUT and OUTPUT based, but I find that building an INPUT/OUTPUT based firewall is tremendously difficult and not really all that necessary if you use good download practices on your Linux server.. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 p.m..


Fujitsu's Pi1505 Amilo Notebook UK Deal hunters will find that this competitively priced Amilo laptop from Fujitsu-Siemens has a lot going for it. Features include a core duo processor, and a 15.4 inch glossy screen. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 30, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


New record broken. 14 terabits sent in one second! Nippon Telegraph and Telephone breaks record in 100 milles of cable. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


LinuxChix.org - A linux community of WOMEN?? LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


The Box for the Wii-Mote? Pictures have showed up on Flickr of what appears to be a plastic-like box that the Wii-mote would go in. Its not like any other packaging that I've ever seen. It looks similar to what Apple is doing with the new Nano's. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Einstein's magnetic effect is measured on microscale A gyromagnetic effect discovered by Albert Einstein and Dutch physicist Wander Johannes de Haas--the rotation of an object caused by a change in magnetization--has been measured at micrometer-scale dimensions for the first time at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Why I'm Banned in the USA For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and have evolved from defamatory to absurd, but the effect has remained the same: I've been kept out From digg on September 30, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Internet Gambling Bill Passed Tacked onto the Port Security Bill that the Senate passed last night was the banning of US banks and credit companies in processing internet gambling related transactions. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


How to Eat Sushi (Sushi Etiquette) "I have spent years studying the nuances of Japanese formal dining have learned many of the rules for eating sushi in a traditional restaurant. That said, there really are no absolute requirements, other than general politeness, there are certain behaviours that may make your dining experience more pleasant..." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


Fund That Lost Billions Moves to Shut Down The fund has lost $6.4 billion, according to the letter, which said assets were down 65 to 70 percent for the month and 55 to 60 percent for the year. Amaranth started the year with $7.5 billion, soared to $9.2 billion before stumbling to less than $3 billion today. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


How to Draw Female Comic Characters From Wizard - How To Draw female superheroes/male superhero From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


Hobo Madness Very funny especially at what the hobo says at the end. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


Teenage Hiker Finds Ancient Artifact A Texas teenager has found what one archaeologist describes as a pretty "big deal.'' - almost intact prehistoric bowl that dates back to the time when the Mogollon people lived in the area. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


Al Gore Says Cigarettes to Blame for Global Warming Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a "significant contributor to global warming!" From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:54 p.m..


Awesome programming forum I stumbled upon this great programming forum a while back. It has tons of information and help on lots of different programming languages. Excellent place to get help when you are stuck on a problem while writing code. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years "Researchers...have shown it takes about ten years to develop expertise in any of a wide variety of areas, including chess playing, music composition...and research in neuropsychology and topology. There appear to be no real shortcuts: even Mozart, who was a musical prodigy at age 4, took 13 more years before he began to produce world-class music." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Two Months Before 9/11, Tenet Gave an Urgent Warning to Rice On July 10, 2001, two months before 9/11, CIA Director George Tenet met with his counterterrorism chief, J. Cofer Black to review the latest on Osama. They agreed, an attack was coming, and immediatly contacted Rice, who brushed it off. Black later said, "The only thing we didn't do was pull the trigger to the gun we were holding to her head." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


DS Lite rip-off: the Neo Double Games Lite You've all seen the cheap knock offs of the original DS and PSP, but have you seen one for the DS lite? This guy found one at a store in China. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


"State of Denial": Woodward says Bush Ignored Urgent Iraq Warning Bush ignored an urgent warning in 9/03 from a top Iraq adviser who said that thousands of additional American troops were desperately needed to quell the insurgency there, As late as 11/03 Bush is quoted as saying of the situation in Iraq: “I don’t want anyone in the cabinet to say it is an insurgency. I don’t think we are there yet." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Congressman Foley to teenage male page: "Do I make you a little horny?" Congressman Mark Foley used the login name Maf54. Maf54: Do I make you a little horny ? Teen: A little. Maf54: Cool. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Roll your own servers with Netcat One machine is set up with netcat to listen, and then other machines connect to it. Once connected, you can pipe text through it, open up a command shell on the listening machine, or anything you could do with cat on a local machine. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Free 512MB USB Flash Drive from SunUSB "Please fill out the following form to receive a complimentary 512 MB USB drive and our product catalogue." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Virtual Canoe: Real-Time Realistic Water Simulation for Haptic Interaction A real-time water simulator with a pre-computed database of 3D fluid dynamics. The system simulates a real-time wave model with a database for complex and fast-flow areas around objects that creates realistic wakes and force feedback of water resistance. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Disk Drop Fun with an old hard drive. Took the platters out of many hard drives and put them into one drive. Spin it up to speed and give it a nudge, then watch the fun. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


No individual friend codes for games on the Wii! A page on Nintendo of Europe’s Wii site has confirmed that the Wii will indeed not have a friend code per game as previously thought, but a friend code per system/account! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Why Apple Will Change TV Steve Jobs described the iTV as Apple's entry into the living room, as if it were a strategic move in a larger game plan. But with several wireless TV extenders already on the market, why will Apple's be any different? Here's why - Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted Magazine From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Take your very own pictures from outside Earth's atmosphere Here is a pretty cool gallery which shows how these guys 'launched' a device to take pictures from outside Earth's atmosphere. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


More Free Nintendo Ringtones! (MP3s) This collection includes: Donkey Kong, Metroid, Sonic, Smash Bros., Starfox, Super Mario, Tetris, Zelda, and more. Over 2GB to choose from. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Big Unit Questionable for Playoffs Yankees lefty Randy Johnson has a herniated disc in his lower back, an injury that could prevent him from pitching in the playoffs next week. The injury was discovered during an MRI exam Thursday. After being examined by team physician Dr. Stuart Hershon and back specialist Dr. Paul Kuflick, Johnson received an epidural injection Friday. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Lighter igniting in slow motion Everything looks cooler in slow motion. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


10 Very Odd iPod Accessories If it’s one thing iPod accessory makers are…it’s creative. A few months ago, TecheBlog posted a list of Strange iPod Accessories. Business Week got in on the action too…but even with those two great articles already out there, I was able to find 10 more really odd iPod accessories that you just have to see to believe. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Conservative Says We Should Torture Because Americans Like the Show '24' Laura Ingraham is just another right-wing nutcase who confuses truth with fiction and fiction with truth. Yeah, maybe we should blow up the death star too... From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


How To Write a Good Howto Whether you are trying to contribute to an Open Source project or to attract traffic to your blog howtos can make the things done. This is a list of things to keep in mind while writing a howto From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Top 10 Sony Lies: The Road to PS3 The SCEA has been lying to us for quite a long time now. It's now time to countdown our 10 favorite lies! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Help waterboard Brad Spangler to stop torture I'm volunteering to get waterboarded in order to draw attention and public condemnation to the recent congressional vote affirming Bush administration torture policies. Please help spread the word so I can get the volunteer help I need to pull this off. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Rape victim sues after prof uses her police report in class As part of a class assignment on ethics, a University of Cincinnati journalism instructor handed out the police report detailing Lavender Walther's rape. It contained her name, her address, her phone number. A student in the class knew Walther and gave her a call. The young woman sued for invasion of privacy and settled last week. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Revision3 Forums! Very Pretty! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


An illegal Apple logo on...a beer? Title says it all, click the link and take a look for yourself. I wonder what'll happen when Apple Legal finds out about this? Will Alex Albrecht refuse to drink it because it's "an apple"? From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Yahoo Mail is going Open Source.. invites outside developers Officials of the world's largest Internet media company said on Friday it planned to give away the underlying code to Yahoo Mail, one of the crown jewels of its business, in a bid to encourage software developers to build new applications based on e-mail. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Speex: A Free Open Source Codec For Free Speech Speex is an Open Source/Free Software patent-free audio compression format designed for speech. The Speex Project aims to lower the barrier of entry for voice applications by providing a free alternative to expensive proprietary speech codecs. Well-suited to handle VoIP, internet audio streaming, data archival (like voice mail), and audio books. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


$1,000,000,000,000: the cost of capping greenhouse gas emissions The cost of curbing the soaring emissions of harmful gases that are blamed for causing global warming has been estimated at $1 trillion by a major study of the cost of climate change. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Demonoid.com registrations open every weekend! The semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has now changed their policy and will be opening registrations to the site every weekend. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Nanoparticles make for longer lasting eye drops The eye drops of the future may consist of a solution containing nanoparticles that absorb and then gradually release a drug, researchers say. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Tagging Songs in iTunes "Tagging" songs in iTunes (as well as other players) makes it easier to find songs and organize playlists. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Eagles hold off Swans in thriller West Coast won the third AFL title in the club's history with a thrilling one-point win over Sydney in this afternoon's grand final at the MCG. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Living in DENIAL with AJAX Wait there is DHTML in AJAX? Dave Wolf of Cynergy Systems has a great read on AJAX and RIA. Dave contends that most decision makers do not fully realize that AJAX is DHTML reinvented. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Going Virtual Like most publishing companies, Chalkface has long been nurtured by a diaspora of authors, editors and illustrators whom we rarely if ever actually meet. Over the past few years, we steadily extended this principle, until only two members of staff were working permanently from our office in Milton Keynes. What kept them there was the need to answer the phones, and to work with our venerable pre-Internet corporate database. But the phone calls themselves have declined as teachers turned to email for communication, and the web for information. The old database is increasingly From Chalkface: Blog on September 30, 2006 at 3:31 p.m..


Who Voted For The Torture Bill (aka Military Commissions Act Of 2006) Check out who voted for the "torture bill." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


GameRail Creates First Private Network for Gaming If you play a lot of online games, you'll love this ... the new company "GameRail" has just opened the doors on their website and is now is accepting beta sign-ups for testing of the first network ever to be optimized exclusively for online gaming. GameRail claims that they'll give you lower latency and fewer hops to any game server. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Close-Up Look at the Wii Hardware Someone has YouTubed a portion of the lastest IGN Weekly episode in which Matt C. gives us a detailed look at the Wii hardware. Very nice walkthrough of the hardware. If only there was a GC and Wii size comparison. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


CBS green lights 'Genius Bar' TV show Apple's Genius Bar will soon be able to add entertainment' to its list of things it does for people, as CBS has given two thumbs up for a show pilot titled Genius Bar. The show apparently follows the employees of a place similar to Apple's Genius Bar and their adventures with "the cool, hip and beautiful" employees of a nearby Ambercrombie & Fitch- From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


The Pika - A Real Life Pikachu What a freaking cute animal! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Debian's in fine health? After my recent story asking the question, "Is Debian Dying?" I received several email messages. By far the best of them was by C. J. Fearnley, CEO of LinuxForce. Here's what Fearnley had to say in defense of Debian: From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


The Daily Show: Interview With Johnny Knoxville John Stewart interviews Johnny Knoxville about his latest movie jackass number 2. He puts Johnny in The Seat Of Heat, asking him who will be the first of their group to die, and what will their scrotum be stapled to? From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Photoshop converts a Photo to a Pencil Sketch Turn your photo into a sketch or drawing From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


ABC, CBS, CNN aired Bush's "cut and run", ignored Democratic Response On September 28, ABC, CBS, and CNN all aired President Bush's attack on Democrats as "the party of cut and run" but did not include a Democratic response, in contrast to NBC. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Jim Henson: How Does a Puppet Sit on a Stool? Learn how a puppet can sit on a stool whithout the puppeteer being seen in this clip from the Jim Henson Play-Along Video "Neat Stuff". From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


How to proove 1 = 2 and 2 = 3 A clasic, smart, funny and witty way of proving how 2 = 3 and 1 = 2. You're not going to beleave how its done! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Possibly the Most Controversial Documentary Ever Made "Deliver Us From Evil" - The story of Father Oliver O’Grady, the most notorious pedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church. A remorseless, and compulsive, sexual predator, he used his authority as a religious leader to rape dozens of children across Northern California - both physically and spiritually. He admits his guilt on camera! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Apple's Sense of Humor: "Do not Eat iPod Shuffle" We can only assume that Apple had a pica-sufferer on staff when they decided to render the advice highlighted above (that’s a real screengrab from the iPod Shuffle website, by the way — isn’t Apple funny?) From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


How to Run a Meeting Like Google Meetings get a bad rap in business today and for good reason—very little gets accomplished in them. Maybe it's different at Google. They seem to achieve a lot. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Self-healing material also pinpoints damage A flexible material that automatically repairs damage and also pinpoints where it has been wounded has been developed by US researchers. They say it could eventually prove useful for airplane maintenance. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Hamster On A Plane It wasn't "Snakes on a Plane," but an Austrian Airlines jet made an unscheduled stop Friday after a passenger sneaked a hamster aboard and the rodent escaped. By midafternoon, a search of the aircraft still had not turned up any sign of the hamster, authorities said. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Potential Photoshop killer - Pixel A ccording to the results of a survey conducted early this year by Novell, Adobe Photoshop tops users' lists as the most critical application not available on Linux. While Adobe continues to only support Windows and Mac OS X with most of its products for its own, unknown reasons, alternatives are becoming increasingly popular with the... From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


The Best Wii Game you Haven't Heard of A trailer for the Wii game "Heroes" was released recently, and it looks amazing. It's from the developer that did Killer 7, and Contact. More people need to have this game on their radar! The video is in English, so watch it. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


15 common renter's rights You don't have to be expert in landlord-tenant law to protect yourself. Just brush up on your rights -- and read your lease before signing the dotted line. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


The Top 10 Animal Senses Humans Don't Have You might think you're smart, but none of your senses rival the keenest abilities in the animal world. Animals see in the dark, sniff prey miles away, and detect electrical output from muscle twitches in hidden meals. Read on, so you don't become one of those meals. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


What will we lose when YouTube sells out? It's the place you go for Family Guy clips and last night's Jon Stewart interview. But some day, if it doesn't die first, YouTube will have to sell out, and the buyer will become a juicy legal target for every other media company. What clips are in danger if one of these top potential buyers bites? From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Apple 'FeatherBook' coming? Ultra-Compact/Portable Mac may finally arrive Apple may be bringing back their "ultra-portable" laptops sometime next year, specifically reserved for the MacBook line. The catch? These computers may turn out to be even smaller than their original "ultra-portable" 12-inch line of the now defunct iBooks and PowerBooks From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


How To: A Suspicious Looking Device The only function of the Suspicious Looking device is to appear as suspicious as possible, whether carried in hand or placed indiscrimately in public places. The SLD contains LEDs, a LED array, a character display, an optical distance sensor, capacitive touch sensor, buzzer, and motors. VIDEO INCLUDED From digg on September 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Intel reveals specifications for budget-priced Classmate PC Intel has pulled back the curtains and provided details about its budget computer project, a low-cost laptop designed for use by students in developing countries. Last year, Intel chairman Craig Barret derisively dismissed the OLPC project's $140 2B1 laptop From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Why Time may be right for new Nintendo console Despite puzzling name of new device, Microsoft, Sony may be vulnerable From digg on September 30, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


ATV Does a Backflip Over a Moving Train! An incredible video of a guy doing a backflip on an ATV over a moving train! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 7:32 a.m..


Yahoo Services to Come Standard on HP Computers Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard have signed a deal to feature Yahoo services, including search, on the HP computers sold in the United States and European Markets From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


New Feature in Mac OS X 10.4.8: Scrolling Screen Zoom Got a Mac with a scrollwheel mouse or two finger "scroll" trackpad? Hold Ctrl and scroll that wheel around. Now you can zoom in on any point on your screen at any time. Pretty cool! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


Don’t Click It. Really. Don’t. Can you resist? www.dontclick.it is a site dedicated to one purpose: can we, as searchers/users/audience members refrain from clicking madly on a web page? My question was, well, why should I? Is this one of those weird granola crunchy activist..Read the rest at http://r9studio.com/blog/?p=96 From digg on September 30, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


SC: 30/09 Toshiba and Lenovo recall laptop batteries for safety checks Although we usually talk about software security in these bulletins, there has been much attention given recently to the safety of battery powered computer equipment - Toshiba has become the latest manufacturer to recall batteries for its laptops ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on September 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


U.S. officially extends Internet oversight pact for another 3 years The U.S. Commerce Department promised Friday to take more of a hands-off approach to the Internet as it extended for three years its oversight of a California organization that handles network-address issues. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 5:32 a.m..


Live Cam Feed of African Wilderness! Run 24 hours a day by remote controls by a real person who zooms in on wildlife and put infra-red spotlights on animals at night. I've seen giraffes, zebras, antelope (kipsringers), hyenas, giant eagle owls, and what looked like a tapir (but may have been a hyena). Can get boring (because it's live) but that's part of the fun. Now for Macs too! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 4:32 a.m..


LanguageGuide.org: Spanish LanguageGuide.org offers free sound integrated resources for learning Spanish and other  languages. At present, the Spanish webpage includes a grammar and vocabulary section with images and audio. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections This web site provides browsers with images and information from one of the world's largest collection of well-preserved, sectioned and stained brains of mammals. Viewers can see and download photographs of brains of over 100 different species of mammals (including humans) representing over 20 Mammalian Orders.Also available are examples of stained sections from a wide variety of brains of special interest, including Humans, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, various Rodents and Carnivores, California Sealion, Florida Manatee, Big Brown Bat, American Badger, A From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Verbcast French grammar for your iPod. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


EduOle: Ejercicios Plus Online activities for practicing verbs, vocabulary and Fill-in the blank  and writing selections.  The practice site also provides answers to the activities.  The site includes images matching the activities and solutions to each activity.   The site can best be used as an acillary for an introductory level course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Shooting for a Perfect 10: New Crop of Digital Cameras The arrival of so many high-quality ten-megapixel digital SLR cameras this summer represents a milestone in photo gear. Megapixels are not a reliable measure of a camera's overall quality, because so many other factors - the size of the pixels, the quality of the lens, the color accuracy of the imager, and so on - contribute to picture quality. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Hollywood Says Piracy Has Ripple Effect Hollywood moviemakers, armed with the new study pointing to piracy as having ripple effects on the U.S. economy, want Washington to recognize the larger problem and address it. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


What Schizophrenia Does A 20th-century artist, Louis Wain, who was fascinated by cats, painted these pictures over a period of time in which he developed schizophrenia. The pictures mark progressive stages in the illness and exemplify what it does to the victim's perception. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Maze - Randomly generated mazes to escape from!! Find your way out of the randomly generated maze by finding a key and locating he exit. Use the hammer to break down a wall. You're playing against a time limit. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


The Race to the Bottom: A Semi-Defense of Barry Bonds If Barry Bonds hadn't used 'roids, he would have hit about 565 home runs -- or, about as many as Rafael Palmeiro. The article argues: "It's a classic race to the bottom situation. The result we want is a drug-free game, at least in our public statements and such. However, we give awards and honors to the drug users, at the expense of the clean." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:00 a.m..


President Clinton's Last Days in Office In President Clinton's last days in office, he made this funny 5-6 minute video, which features Helen Thomas, Tim Russert, Hillary Clinton, and many more. It's kind of sad to remember the days when we had a competent leader, remember? When everything was good... From digg on September 30, 2006 at 3:00 a.m..


Gonzales cautions judges against second-guessing the president in wartime Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who is defending President Bush's anti-terrorism tactics in multiple court battles, said Friday that federal judges should not substitute their personal views for the president's judgments in wartime. He said the Constitution makes the president commander in chief From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


HOW TO - Make your own Wolverine retractable claws Just in time for Halloween, check out this guys Wolverine costume complete with working retractable claws From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Maximize the Performance of Windows XP " This in-depth chapter from the O"Reilly book Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, 2nd Edition, contains a collection of tips, secrets, and solutions you can use to improve Windows XP and work around some of its idiosyncrasies. " (link to pdf) From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Oliver Stone: 'I'm ashamed for my country' "SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) -- Filmmaker Oliver Stone blasted President George W. Bush Thursday, saying he has "set America back 10 years." -- Its hard to disagree with some of his points. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Nintendo President To Personally Hand-Out First U.S. Wiis "Those consumers, the core gamer, are very important to us," Reggie said. "And you know what? I'll be at a store in the New York area, where they will camp out and I will be handing out some Wiis that very first minute that we're available for purchase." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


IBM and Xing Revolutionize the Karaoke Experience Through Collaboration "Engineers and designers at both Xing and IBM Technology Collaboration Solutions worked in collaboration at IBM's Yamato Laboratory to create two kinds of wireless karaoke portable controllers. Each controller replaces the conventional thick karaoke song catalog, and contains tens of thousands of songs listed by singer, song and category." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Top 176 Star Wars Lines Improved By Replacing A Word With "Pants" Number one: "I find your lack of pants disturbing." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Famous peoples last words A list of famous peoples last words. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


The Constitution of the United States of America Why not? Shouldn't we all be digging the the Constitution so we don't here "WTF is the Constitution" in the comment section again? From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


Video: Computer transforms 2D images into 3D Creating 3D animations from regular 2D images has long been thought impossible by researchers since three decades ago. But the time is different now. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has announced that they’ve found a way to help computers learn the geometric context of a 2D image automatically From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


Basic Guidelines: Flash memory data recovery (+freeware tools review) Stuck with lost data on a USB memory key or Flash card and don't know what to do? Recovering data from flash memory devices is possible, and not too complex, so follow along. The articles says what to do after accidental disk format, unsafe remove, data corruption and so on. Links to freeware tools are provided along with how-to-use briefs. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


300+ social network startups in less then 2 years. Seems every day now you hear about another social network startup. From what people in the industry have been telling me there are between 300 and 400 new social networking/dating startups in the last 2 years. Only 4 or 5 of those sites will be around in another 4 or 5 years. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


Call today or they will ban online poker U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is attaching the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act to a bill that is expected to be approved by the Congress early this evening. PLEASE call your Senators today and tell them that they should oppose the Internet gambling bill being part of Port Security legislation. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


White House shaken by Woodward claims Revelations from veteran investigative reporter Bob Woodward's new book, State of Denial, paint a picture of an administration riven by personal rivalries, with Rumsfeld at one point refusing to take calls from Rice, then national security adviser, and claims that even Laura Bush had misgivings about the attitude of the defense secretary. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


Tiger's on fire, leading field by 5 after two rounds...back in 2000 form? "It was Woods' lowest over the first two days since he shot 64-61 at Firestone in 2000 to build a seven-shot lead at the NEC Invitational. In the midst of his best year in golf, Woods went on to win that tournament by 11 shots. He is getting closer to the 2000 standard with each round." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


Your OWN HTTP,FTP and E-Mail Server in an hour[DIY] A guide to setting up and running a full featured webserver from just about any Internet connection. Covers issues on running a web server, email server, dns server, news server, ftp server, game server and more. You'll love it! From digg on September 30, 2006 at 1:32 a.m..


JVC Develops World's Largest 110-inch Rear Projection System "The display device employed in this system is JVC's proprietary reflective liquid crystal panel "D-ILA" that features the so-called "full HD" (1920 x 1080) resolution." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


We Are Now Officially Living In A Dictatorship Its official, fellow Americans. A fantastic article breaking down exactly why things are just that bad here in the States. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Stop Punting! A year ago at the Hall of Fame reception in Canton, Ohio I found myself sitting between Bill Walsh and Don Shula. I posed this question: In a day when the Bears line up five-wide and Texas Tech passes 60 times a game, are there any fundamental innovations that have not been tried? Shula said: "Someday there will be a coach who doesn't punt." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Amazing Line Rider Way too much free time, but cool none-the-less. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


New-look Google Reader Is Stunning! "Google Reader, Google's web-based RSS Aggregator, has had a re-design and I am impressed. It now has a look n' feel very much like Gmail, which I believe is a pointer to this product being prepped for mainstream promotion - and/or merged with Gmail." From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


XboxMediaCenter 2.0.0 - Released! Team-XBMC and The XBMC Project is proud to announce the release of XboxMediaCenter 2.0.0. XBox Media Center (XBMC) is an award winning, free, open source media player for the Xbox™ game-console. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


The "Web 2.0 'exit strategy'" badges About a month and a half from now there will be in San Francisco the third conference dedicated to Web 2.0, a favorable location for a discussion, in pragmatic words, about the existence of not of a "Bubble 2.0". — With the definitive affirmation of blogs podcasts, wikis, video and photo sharing, social bookmarking and all the other. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Google Reader Easter Egg Found The Google Reader just got a huge update yesterday which is simply amazing. It took an entire day but someone finally found the Easter Egg that they implemented. Here is what you need to do if you want to see it... From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Incredible Massive Drawing This drawing is beyond massive, just wait till the people come out to make up the hairstyles. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Kissinger advises Bush Henry Kissinger has been advising President Bush and Vice President Cheney about Iraq, telling them that "victory is the only meaningful exit strategy," author and journalist Bob Woodward said. From digg on September 30, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


AMD Ships More Chips To China's Second Largest PC Maker BIG CHINESE FIRM Founder Technology said it would launch AMD64 processor-based desktop PCs throughout China in early October. From digg on September 29, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


Do You Need Permission To Take That Photo?? "Before you take that photo, you may need permission for the following: Photographing buildings, works of art, or other copyrighted items; Photographing people; Photographing on public or private property. In this short article, attorney Dianne Brinson briefly discusses when permission may be required." From digg on September 29, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


Dirty Sweat Pants Used as XBox Packing Material?!? So I order an XBox off of eBay - good price, good seller feedback. Guess what it was wrapped in. Ugh. Click for pictures. From digg on September 29, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


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