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The Darnedest Things You Can Do With Bubbles and Cigarettes A stand-up comedian who blows the most amazing bubble creations and uses smoke to enhance the display. Bound to inspire children all over the world....bubble-wise that is... From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


The Mother Of All Computer Monitors I need to get myself one of these... From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Chart of Total Player Count for the Top 9 Online FPS PC games. A detailed chart showing player count of the top 9 Online FPS games on PC. Compare and contrast Battlefield 2142 to Half-Life: Source. Also shows sharp decline of Source players after the implementation of dynamic weapon prices. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Ebgames going to sell Wii Play with Wii Remote While I was searching ebgames I thought I would be stupid and see what it would bring up if I typed in Wii mote, and this was the only thing that popped up. So I guess that means we are getting Wii Play with the Wii Remote. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Wii Makes #7 On Gadgets For Women List The end of the year uber-cool lists that praise Nintendo Wii continue. This time it's a list of tep ten gadgets to give to women this holiday season. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Why we're probably living in The Matrix The simulation argument puts forward the view that we are almost definitely living in a computer simulation. By looking at the origins of life, the pace of evolution of technology and various thought experiments, this article argues that we're not real and that we're living inside The Matrix. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Resistance = 17.75GB of garbage? Resistance developers Insomniac stated that the game took up 22GB of space and that all those bits and bytes were necessary to make the game work. It would seem that ripping the disk in Linux shows otherwise. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Plants With Eyes This is certainly one of the stranger videos I've come across...while obviously not real, quite a bit of effort seems to have been put in to making this alternate view of plant life. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Wii VC games leaked on the Net Wii VC games on the Net From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Bush + Hitler = ??? As seen on the streets of Cuba. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Eight Things You Should Never Say to Your Bartender Good drinking advice from a professional. I wonder if I've ever said any of these. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


A Century of War: The 20th was the bloodiest in history The most accurate description of the 20th century is "The War and Welfare Century." It was the bloodiest in all history. More than 170 million people were killed by governments with ten million being killed in World War I and fifty million killed in WW II. Regarding fifty million killed in WW II, it is significant that nearly 70 % were innocent From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Streaming Roms from PC to WII Streaming Roms from PC to WII From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Web 2.0 style buttons Nowadays Web 2.0 style becomes more popular. Every day tons of sites which has simple, bright and very interesting things, appear in Network. In this article author shows how to create Web 2.0 styled button using Adobe Photoshop CS2. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Whiteboard Animation A surreal stop-motion animation created using a whiteboard and dry-erase markers. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Aboriginal children 'more stressed' Aboriginal children are living with four times more stress than other children, and by age six most of them are already struggling at school, a landmark report has found. And the survey discovered that most of the intervention programs aimed at improving the children's circumstances were largely ineffective. The biggest study undertaken of West Australian Aboriginal health and wellbeing found that a typical family with indigenous children had in the past year experienced seven of the 14 recognised 'major stress events'. The West Australian Telethon Institute for Child Health Res From EdNA Online on November 26, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


Two years' preschool reduces failure Providing two years of quality preschool education, fast becoming the norm in many European countries, can almost halve the number of children at risk of failing later on at school. But Australia's fragmented childcare policy, which differs from state to state and is beset by problems of carer supply and quality, is leaving the nation dangerously exposed to social and economic costs down the track. So warned Frances Press, lecturer in Early Childhood Education and Care at Charles Sturt University, who yesterday told a social welfare conference in Sydney that all three tiers of government From EdNA Online on November 26, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


Online Opportunities for Young Writers Debbie Abilock maintains this list of publications which accept student submissions of creative writing, and thus provide authentic audiences for student writing. The site outlines the guidelines for each publication including age groups and writing genres. From EdNA Online on November 26, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


St Joseph's School Port Lincoln St Joseph's R-12 Catholic Co-educational Boarding School was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph and has served families of Port Lincoln and the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia since 1874 in the tradition of Mary MacKillop and St Joseph. From EdNA Online on November 26, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


*NEW* Michael Richards (Kramer) apologizes on BBC Michael Richards apologizes on BBC after his appearance on Letterman for his on-stage tirade and gets spit in the face several times live on TV. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Shock someone at your own will! step by step explaining how to modify your shoe with a 9v and aluminum foil to shock someone with your finger magically! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


4 year olds learn gaming habits from playing Nintendo Wii 4 year olds learn how to play golf and curse like sailors with the Nintendo Wii. Very cute, watch until the end. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


McDonalds To Patent... THE SANDWICH You heard it right, McDonalds wants to patent the sandwich. Un f'n believeable! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Sonar Blu-ray Laser: How They Make It Very cool pics give you insight on how the blue-ray laser is made From digg on November 26, 2006 at 3:32 p.m..


Thief tips off police after finding child porn during break-in A Red Deer man has been jailed after an outraged burglar spotted massive amounts of child pornography on his computer and called police From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:32 p.m..


Wii-Play successfully integrates email system with Nintendo Wii and users The friendcode sharing website www.wii-play.com have made it even easier to communicate with other Wii players by integrating an email system into the site enabling users to send and receive emails between the website and other people's Nintendo Wii consoles From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:32 p.m..


Exclusive: Frost White Helio Drift Cellphone Stalks Friends with GPS There are only 10 Frost White Helio Drift in existence, and Gizmodo got 3 of the GPS-enabled sliders straight from the factory today. As it turns out, the frost version of this tricked-out phone is only going to be produced in small numbers—only about 3 percent of all Drifts will be made in this lustrous shade. Here's a gallery. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:32 p.m..


More than 15% of people carry two wireless phones "More than 15% of people carry two wireless phones, In-Stat says. 80% of the people that have a camera phone say they regularly carry their digital camera" Read on for more statistics. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:32 p.m..


Palestinians Stuffing Toys With Explosives Next up from the Palestinian freedom fighters, the toy we all wish we had as a kid: C-4 Play-Doh! Palestinian terrorists are busy building stuffed-animal bombs, yet the international community continues to believe that Israel is a terrorist state?... From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:32 p.m..


Researchers make world's smallest piano wire Researchers from Delft University of Technology and FOM Foundation (Netherlands) have successfully made and 'tuned' the world's smallest piano wire. The wires are made of carbon nanotubes that measure approximately 2 nanometers in diameter. The researchers have published an article on the subject this week in the scientific journal Nano Letters. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:32 p.m..


Bored System Admin makes an arch from old Monitors. Bored System Admin makes an arch from old Monitors. Careful with the keystone! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Police Officer Tasered in Testicles in Training Accident (video included) The title says it all, and not only that, but the instructor was laughing so hard he forgot to turn off the Taser and the poor fellow got zapped several more times through the sharp probes imbedded in his scrotum!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


1987 computer serving a site from floppy! This old 286 computer running at 8 MHz, with 1 MiB ram and no hard drive (the OS, all software and the site is on a single floppy!) still serves a purpose by acting as a fully functional web server running DR-DOS. Also includes a description of how to build your own server on an 8088 or newer, and links to all software required! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Few features of SVN Beryl Demonstration of a few new features in Beryl 0.1.3 from SVN. Turn your speakers off, though... there's an annoying click throughout the clip. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 1:32 p.m..


Deadly toll of unsafe abortions in developing world About 68,000 women die each year in the developing world because of unsafe abortions, a new study suggests. "The most effective way of eliminating this highly preventable cause of maternal illness and death would be to make safe and legal abortion services available and accessible," the researchers concluded. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


WoW Works on Linux with Wine World of Warcraft is pretty simple to run on Linux these days. Beautiful OpenGL with no comprimises! The linked post talks about how simple it is on Suse 10.1, but others are easy too. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Spider-man 3 Movie Poster The Battle Within. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Conical Glass Fraud Ever wondered why your drink is disappearing so fast? Well, it's because the glass is already half empty... From digg on November 26, 2006 at 11:32 a.m..


A Hack To Prevent Traffic Jams! This amateur scientist has devised a way to singlehandely reduce traffic jams during your commute. It is golden advice for dealing with holiday traffic. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


"Haha I'm Using the Internet!" Image Generator Type in your phrase and it will put it below the old classic Quaker Oats "Ha Ha" man. Great for pranks or just funny pictures in general. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


Own this Playstation 3 and earn it! Hack the PS3 this site is running on, and you will earn it, and more... From digg on November 26, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


Amazon says "The Xbox sold out in 29 seconds" The sale reportable disrupted Amazon.com's Web site for about 15 minutes, but for some it was even longer.I personally think 29 seconds is a little longer then expected. I thought maybe within under 10 seconds. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


Control Alek's Christmas Decorations - NOW ONLINE! CONTROL over 20,000 lights + inflate (or deflate) the giant Elmo, Frosty, Santa, and Homer Simpson - D'OH! The webcams are online 7x24 from Thanksgiving to January 1st and you can turn stuff on & off from 1700 to 2200 MST (GMT-7). Be sure to donate for Celiac Disease Research, too! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


Starcraft.com website hacked The website for Blizzard's starcraft game is displaying a hacked message tonight. Image here: http://ser8.imgdump.net/images/11252006/s8_89664fbbd4715d6.jpg. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Ten reasons why every programmer should learn C A list of reasons why every programmer should learn C. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Scam of Indian student developing technology to store 450 GB on paper Details about the scam around storing 450 GB of data on paper! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 7:32 a.m..


Gritwire - A Set of useful Tools for People who use the Web Daily Gritwire Is web based desktop alike that provide you with some nice tools to help you organize your feeds,content and other daily reading all into one place. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 7:32 a.m..


Will the OLPC interface ruin computing for millions of kids? "Kids who learn how to type and research and program on these computers will be getting used to unlike anything they're likely to encounter on any other computer system." From digg on November 26, 2006 at 7:32 a.m..


Picture of PS3 sold for $840 on eBay I wonder what eBay will do.. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Nintendo Wii playing backups?! I say Bullshit! A recent video released on YouTube shows a Nintendo Wii playing a backup of rayman. Could this be real? The Wii hacked in just a week?! I call bullshit on the kid. Theirs video obviously has second Wii involved out side the camera view. Now I made my own video to prove to you this new Wii hack video is completely fake. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:27 a.m..


Seeds For 10 Carnivorous Plants The Carnivorous Creations kit has seeds from over 10 varieties of carnivorous plants, including the Cobra Plant, Venus Fly Trap, Pitcher Plant, Trumpet Plant and more. I have no affiliation with this site - just thought it was cool and coming up with out of the ordinary holiday gifts is always a chore. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:27 a.m..


Jessie Jackson Pushes for N-Word as Hate Speech to Prevent Its Use What would happen if the n-word became hate speech? Would Mr. Jackson apply this rule to black people also? Find out more questions that Mr. Jackson has left unanswered... From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:27 a.m..


2 College Student's Sue Over Book Prices In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that could affect thousands of college students who think they are overcharged for textbooks, two Daytona Beach Community College students have sued the nation's largest collegiate-bookstore chain and their school. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:27 a.m..


If you don't preserve nature by switching off your computer, who will? Four funny print images of social advertising to save power. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 5:27 a.m..


Wii hacked to play burned games via crunchgear: wii hacked...??? or just trickery From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


EFF: New DMCA Exemptions Granted The Copyright Office/Library of Congress issued its determination in the latest triennial DMCA exemption rule-making. Six exemptions were granted, the largest number so far. Persons making non infringing uses of the following six classes of works will not be subject to the prohibition against circumventing access controls. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


University vows to "rid ourselves of Novell" in protest The University of the Western Cape in South Africa has declared it's intention to rid itself of all Novell products, in protest against the patent issues raised by the Novell/Microsoft partnership. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


List of 300+ proxy sites which let you surf any site Title says it all. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


WORLD FIRST -- download and burn DVD movies legally The world's-first download-to-own movie service -- legal burning of (new release) movies to DVD, transfer to portable media players and redownload movies if you have a crash. It's in partnership with Universal Studios. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


The 10 Minute e-mail address A disposible email service...You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Taco Hell and the $2 Bill This is an amusing story about a poor guy trying to buy some tacos when he only has a $50 and a $2 in his wallet! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Microsoft removes IE7 for Windows XP from WSUS... "Hi Folks -We have verified a problem in the metadata for the latest IE7.0 updaterollup package which impacts the installation behavior for all locales, andresults in an Spanish error dialog after installation as reported.." From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


A Smarter Computer to Pick Stocks Ray Kurzweil, an inventor and new hedge fund manager, is describing the future of stock-picking, and it isn’t human. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Mitch Hedberg Random Quote Generator This page generates a random Mitch Hedberg quotes at the click of a button. Classics such as "If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and you were walking down the sidewalk with him, and he fell, that would be completely unacceptable." and "I went to a doctor. All he did was suck blood from of my neck. Don't go to see Dr. Acula!" R.I.P. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Email turns 35 today And now, 35 years on, we'd be completely lost without the joys of emailing - just imagine actually having to work all day! From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


The Daily Show: Funny Inventions You Never Knew About The Daily Show puts the spotlight on some hilarious inventions like the male chastity belt, mobile suitcase, thought screen helmet, and gaydar. -- Hilarious!. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Speed of Light isn't that fast....its pretty slow article explains how long it takes for things to travel throughout the universe at the speed of light to the moon, mars, etc. And its pretty slow. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


256GB of data on a sheet of paper An Indian student invents a way to store 256 GB on a sheet of A4 paper. Imagine re-writable paper. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Stealth plane already being mothballed by Air Force LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Less than two decades after the world first got a look at the F-117 stealth fighter, the first aircraft built specifically to elude radar is scheduled for retirement by the Air Force -- and some wonder whether the planes mothballing is a bit premature. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


SFW: Digg Censors Education Documentary The original submission has been deleted. The link points to a screenshot of the story pertaining the censorship that has been taken off the front page. Many have already vocalized that they would like a NSFW (not safe for work) section for digg. Digg can be family friendly at the same time as satisfying everyone's interests (see youtube.com). From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Will PlayStation 3 be the new Betamax? Sony's Blu-ray technology is hot stuff. But, as it found out back in the 1980s, technical superiority doesn't always guarantee success. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


No Diggnation this week, just a message from Jay Adelson Kevin and Alex find themselves in a pickle. Leave it to Revision3 CEO Jay Adelson to explain and come to the rescue ... or maybe Mel Gibson ... or maybe Paris Hilton. Kevin and Alex obviously have some explaining to do. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Give Text That Raised Look Just With CSS Give text that cool offset raised look with very little CSS and a little, valid xHTML 1.0 strict markup. It's a hard effect to describe you have to see it. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


iPod DVD ripping request rejected; US body opposes iPod movie Copying The US Library of Congress has rejected a petition that would allow US iPod users to copy their movies to iPods and other devices. iPod users had petitioned for the right to break the encryption technology on DVDs they legally own in order to rip the movies to iTunes and to their iPods. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


NSFW: Digg Censors Educational Documentary The link points to a BBC sexual intercourse documentary complete with internal genital cams. It is filled with useful information that first timers might be too eager to find out before sex. The previous submission has been erased entirely. Maybe digg.com is afraid of a slippery slope: porn would be submitted all the time. This isn't porn though. From digg on November 26, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


The largest superconducting magnet ever built - Picture The largest superconducting magnet ever built, in the Atlas detector at the Cern lab, has been powered up succesfully. Engineers sent a current of 21,000 Amps round the coils. Atlas will analyse collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which will recreate conditions just after the Big Bang. From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


World of Warcraft scans players' Internet Explorer browsing history The linked screenshot provides proof that WoW developer Blizzard is actively scanning players' browsing history and cookies. Early speculation is that this is a countermeasure against cheaters, but players are arguing that Blizzard has no right to access this highly private data. From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


Buy This 1GB SD Card for $1.94 Ultra 1GB 40x Secure Digital Card JR.com has the Ultra 1GB Secure Digital Card, model no. ULT31833, for $34.99 before this $30 mail-in rebate, $4.99 after. Pay via Google Checkout to drop it to a profit of $5.01. With $6.95 for shipping, that's $8 under our September mention and the lowest total price we've seen. Rebate ends November 30. From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


Drunk Fails Sobriety Test Before it Even Starts I'm just glad nothing happened to his car. From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


A "You are here" in the tree of life The relationship between over 3000 species, presented in a 54" wide printable graph. This is a brilliant presentation of information. From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


Man Puts Head Through Business Card Pretty cool - from the internet marketing game - talking about what's possible or impossible --- Is it possible to put your head through a hole in a business card?? From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


'Rainbow Six Vegas' face mapping If you have an Xbox Live Vision Camera and you are connected to Xbox Live, you can go into the Multiplayer menu and one of the options is to customize your character with your own face. It’s quick and easy…and comes out with some surprising results. From digg on November 25, 2006 at 11:32 p.m..


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