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Digg is a technology news website that gives editorial control back to the community. Most technology websites allow users to suggest content by submitting links or stories to an editor. If the editor believes the story to be relevant to the masses, he or she moves the story to the homepage. With digg, users also submit links for review.To be a member of this blog please E-Mail me at Techsmith718@Gmail.com

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Homeless Man Receives Suped-Up Shopping Cart

A homeless man named "Ja" is walking the streets with a new suped-up shopping cart filled with high-tech gadgets.

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Hacking Linspire

"If you like Linspire but hate the company's Click N Run pay-as-you-go software service, here's how to disable and circumvent CNR and switch to using standard Debian packages and the Synaptic package manager..."

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Sony's PSP CPU Underclocked?

An Aussie blogger over at Consoul Games who whispers that there's a strong chance Sony has underclocked the PSP intentionally for its launch. Citing a presentation by Sony at this year's GDC in which Sony made mention that the CPU speed is configurable through software�and is presently clocked at 222MHz but capable of 333MHz

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Firefox: "Always Use Protection" condom Poster

New Firefox Poster that has been released

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ByteHoard 2.1 Alpha

ByteHoard is a remote file storage system that provides a Web-based interface for users to upload, download, edit, delete, and share their files.

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iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iSight Updates

Mac OS X Software Update for iDVD (5.0.1), iMovie HD (5.0.2), iPhoto (5.0.2) and iSight (1.0.3).

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Emulator Zone - Your Source For Emulation!

Video game emulator: Emulators are programs used to emulate games that were made for other game systems or computers.

Find all the emulators you need ranging from Nintendo and Sega to Sony and even arcade!

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Worm Variant Shuts Down Reuters Instant Messaging

A new variant of the W32/Kelvir worm on Thursday forced Reuters to shut down its instant-messaging service. The incident occurred at 9:11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time and affected all Reuters messaging users.

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Google Does Package Tracking

Enter any shipping order tracking number in google(UPS, FedEX, whatever) and google will track it. Plus you can enter VIN numbers and much more!

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30" Widescreen Real Flat HD $359.00+Free shipping

Philips 30 in Widescreen Real Flat HDTV - 30PW850H99
This Widescreen HDTV Monitor features 2 HD component inputs, RealFlat� invar picture tube, Active Control�, Eye Fidelity�, 3D digital comb filter, 20 watt audio with Incredible Surround� sound, universal remote and AutoFeaturePak.
» MSRP - $1,099.99

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DVD Jon going after cellphones next?

"With the new software we have developed, your mobile phone will be able to do all new things."

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SP2 And The Damage Done

A study released last week offered still more proof of just how unenthused IT administrators are about Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. The study was published only a few days before Microsoft removed the "blocker" mechanism that had temporarily disabled the delivery of SP2.

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George Foreman USB iGrill

Download recipes, enter in the type of food, weight and desired degree of doneness, and the iGrill handles the rest. Did you know that a medium rare 1/4 lb. hamburger made from 80% lean beef takes 1 minute and 45 seconds less cook time than an identical patty made from 95% lean prime Black Angus? The iGrill does

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Comcast Sued for Disclosing Customer Information

Comcast, the top U.S. cable television network operator, is being sued by a Seattle-area woman for disclosing her name and contact information, court records showed on Thursday.

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Apostasy - Half Life 2 Comic done with HL2 engine

Excellent first issue of a digital comic covering the events of Half Life 2 from the perspectives of minor characters. Uses HL2 in-game scenes, touched up and arranged with text. Very nice work, well worth checking out!

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'Minority Report' interface created for US military

A real version of the futuristic display system controlled by hand-gestures enables military experts to sort through information quickly

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Get Mac OS X Tiger for $69

The Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" Educational Version is only $69.00.

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Hollywood looks to BitTorrent for distribution

Various members of the movie industry are really getting interested in how to use the Internet--even BitTorrent--as a distributed method for distributing content.

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Area 51

You can Google Area 51 via satellite mapping. Very interesting!

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Mac OSX Hints

Get the most out of your Mac OS X with all of these great hits and tweaks! This site also lists nice software for mac users!

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MIT makes plastic that changes shape in light

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a polymer that will change shape and return to its original form when hit with a blast of ultraviolet light.

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The Freesound Project

The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.

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ProgrammingTutorials.com

Here at programmingtutorials.com, you will find over 300 FREE programming language tutorials, lessons, and how-to's. This is a must recommended website for anyone who's going into programming.

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MP3elf DIY Ethernet music streamer

If you liked to play with those build-your-own-radio kits when you were a kid, you might be interested the MP3elf, which can stream music from a PC to a stereo, and is available in both kit and pre-assembled form.

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Gmail adds feed reading

Evan Williams: ...there's a new feature in Gmail called Web Clips, which displays little headlines above your inbox or message and is fed via, um, feeds.

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LED evolution could spell the end for light bulbs

In 15 years, the fruit of Thomas Edison's bright idea may be gone. The likely replacement: light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

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LED evolution could spell the end for light bulbs

In 15 years, the fruit of Thomas Edison's bright idea may be gone. The likely replacement: light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

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Free beta version MMORTS

A super realistic MMO real time strategy naval warfare game, that's so good it's hard to believe it's in beta, and it's free.

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Dinosaur eggs found whole in mother's belly

The first dinosaur eggs found complete with shells in the body of the mother has solved the long-standing mystery of how....

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Learn to install Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin & Zend Optimizer

This tutorial shows how a user can put Apache, PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and Zend Optimizer onto their local computer to run a home server.

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Car free cities

Living in a town without the need of a car is possible, take a look to this site. Wanna get rid of the oil dependency?, this is the place to start.

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The world's largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols

SYMBOLS.com contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti.

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Essential Firefox extensions you should download today - part 3

Following the first and second parts of this series, here are a couple more worthwhile Firefox extensions.

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Talking Robot That Sounds Like Humans

This anthropomorphic talking robot was built to better understand how the human vocal mechanism creates speech. The WT-4 has 19 degrees of freedom (DOF) for lungs, vocal cords, tongue, lips, teeth, nasal cavity and soft palate. With its vocal cords, it can produce Japanese vowels that are similar to human ones.

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Damn Small Linux 1.0 Released

Damn Small Linux is a minimalist, business card size live CD/live USB (with a hard disk installation option) designed for older computers. Version 1.0 has been released.

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Faster PowerMac G5, iMac G5, and eMacs Coming Out

The new PowerMacs are said to top out at 2.7GHz in the following configurations: Dual 2.0GHz, Dual 2.3GHz and Dual 2.7GHz with 512MB RAM featuring SuperDrives with dual-layer DVD+R support. No reliable info if the new processors will offer the multi-core 970MP or not.

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Fade Anything with CSS/JS

very cool effect

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Authorities arrest four, seize 60,000 pirated Nintendo game consoles

Four people were arrested for 60,000 pirated copies of Nintendo game consoles were seized Wednesday during raids in New York and New Jersey, prosecutors announced.

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OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta

Open Office, the free office suite, has just released 2.0 beta. Open Office is also distributing it via BitTorrent.

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Greasemonkey Primes Firefox For Embarrassment

Technology research company Forrester has issued a report entitled Greasemonkey Primes Firefox For Embarrassment. The Greasemonkey extension for Mozilla Firefox allows users to change the behaviour of webpages using pieces of DHTML called user scripts

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Hacker Tips to Help You With Your New PSP

What's been more fascinating to watch is the emergence of a cottage industry of hackers discovering all sorts of cool things that can be done with a PSP. For example, TiVo shows can be downloaded to your PSP (learn how at ZatzNotFunny.com), or iTunes music can be synced to it (PocketMac.net).

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MPAA to Thwart Pirates By Making All Movies Suck

Motion Picture Association of America President and CEO Dan Glickman announced a bold new strategy to combat the "pernicious effects of piracy". After many failures to stop piracy by technological and litigious means, Hollywood will rely on psychological tactics to thwart would-be file-swappers by making only movies that suck.

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'Asian flu' accidentally released

The virus that caused the 1957 �Asian flu� pandemic has been accidentally released by a lab in the US, and sent all over the world....

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MPAA Identifies Alleged Pirates

The MPAA has successfully identified the first round of �John Doe� defendants.

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IBM Hunting For Firefox programmers

IBM wants programmers who can work with the open-source browser, while Web surfers in general keep streaming to the Firefox site.

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DOOM movie pushed back to October

The next major game to movie conversion, Universal Pictures' adaptation of id Software's classic first person shooter DOOM, has been pushed back by several months

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Firefox Users Annoyed by IE-Only Sites

SearchEnterpriseLinux.com has an article entitled What's wrong with Firefox isn't Firefox's fault. The report says that while many IT professionals are delighted by Mozilla Firefox's features and security

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Oscillating Windows

We present an application for close-proximity network communication: Oscillating Windows. The project uses physical co-location, proximity, and group interaction to move a digital image from one location to another.

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More Men Than Women Interested in Firefox

three times as many men as women have downloaded Mozilla Firefox. Citing statistics from Nielsen//NetRatings

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yahoo toolbar support for mac and linux firefox

Yahoo! is now officially supporting Mac and Linux Firefox with their new Yahoo! toolbar. The latest rev also has some improvements.

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Why everyone should use Mozilla Firefox

This articles purpose is to introduce users of Microsoft® Internet Explorer and Outlook Express to the new world of Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird. With the aim to educate and excite the countless millions of users out there who are still using the default Internet applications that come with Microsoft® Windows®.

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Ever Take Those Toys Off Any Sweet Jumps?

McFarlane Toys proudly announce a new licensing agreement bringing a 'sweet' line of action figures based on characters from the hit cult-flick Napoleon Dynamite.

The line will feature an assortment of figures including the film's quirky anti-hero Napoleon Dynamite, his mustachioed sidekick Pedro Sanchez and chatroom-junkie brother Kip

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The Ultimate JSP Tabs

The Ditchnet JSP Tabs Taglib provides an incredibly simple toolkit for adding rich, sophisticated tabbed-pane GUI components to web-based user interfaces

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10 Things You Shouldn't Do with SQL Server

Some good staring rules for the person who has the job of DBA dropped in his lap.

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Why everyone should use Mozilla Firefox

This articles purpose is to introduce users of Microsoft® Internet Explorer and Outlook Express to the new world of Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird. With the aim to educate and excite the countless millions of users out there who are still using the default Internet applications that come with Microsoft® Windows®.

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World's first GhostRadar USB

Japanese firm SolidAlliance Corp. recently unveiled the world's first USB memory with ghost detecting function. Called the GhostRadar USB Memory, the company claims that it can detect minor variations or turbulence of surrounding magnetic field which indicates supernatural phenomenon.

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The Google Video Uploader Terms of Service - A Recipe For Disaster

A look the the Terms of Service for the brand new Google Video Upload service.

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A Rails Tutorial

Learning the next big thing. A nice tutorial.

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Nationwide Comcast DNS Outage (AGAIN)

Comcast is having yet another nationwide DNS outage. Here is a link with instructions on how to change DNS settings, and a list of some other 'public' DNS servers...

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How to Brew Beer in a Coffee Pot. Brewing liquor in 5-7 days. Yummy!

Bill Drew enlightens us all how to brew beer, with using a standard coffee pot. Worth a try. Enjoy!

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New flaw in TCP/IP

Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution.

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Useful Dead Technologies

A list of some good and useful technologies that have been superceded by less useful and usually very annoying technologies. Very good read.

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Apple Japan to launch iTunes store?

Apple Japan president Yoshiaki Sakito yesterday announced that Apple is set to launch an Internet music business in the country. In Japan, digital music services have been slow starting, hampered by rigid controls by record companies.

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The world's energy problems just might be solved by termites.

Believe it or not, if we're able to figure out how a termite processes it food we just might be able to solve the world's energy problems. Pretty amazing stuff if we can make it happen.

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Good-Tutorials - 6975 Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

A categorized directory of hundreds of Photoshop tutorials. From beginner to advanced.

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MIT Students Randomly Generated Paper Accepted for Presentation at Conf

Some MIT students wrote a program to randomly generate scientific papers. One of the randomly generated papers was accepted for presentation at a conference in June.

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Run Linux on gmail

yes you read right. it�s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail.

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How good are your senses? Take this test to find out

This is just a fun little test to see how good your senses are. I found it using stumble upon and just wanted to share it. Thanks

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Sharper Image Ionic Breeze May Cause Lung Damage

Consumer Reports latest study charges that the units actually make air quality worse, by releasing excess ozone into the air � something that can cause serious respiratory problems, especially for asthmatics or other people with breathing concerns (who, not incidentally, are among the biggest purchasers of air purifiers).

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How to Read Web Comics on a PlayStation Portable

Tonight I tried a little experiment to see if I could use my Playstation Portable to read web comics and it worked out quite well. Here is a little tutorial to help you read your favorite web comic on the PSP.

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Tiger Will Only Be On Dvd To Start

I think this is a very bad move. Apple makes you jump through hoops if you don't have a dvd drive.
I'm a Apple fan by the way.

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Linux Process, Not Tech, Biggest Hurdle

Microsoft will NOT be able to slow the spread of Linux in the enterprise over the next two years.

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Free Six Issues of Mac World

I got this link by registering a product online, however the link isn't tied to anything like that. No credit card required. Enjoy six free issues.

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Trace your family tree back 45,000 Years?

Using DNA to trace your family tree back farther then before.

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Trace your family tree back 45,000 Years?

Using DNA to trace your family tree back farther then before.

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Fingerprint Maze

An installation that lets one wander through a 3D labyrinth made from one's own scanned fingerprint.

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Xbox 360 to feature 512Mb Memory

"The Xenon retail console will include 512 MB of UMA system memory. This is eight times the amount of memory that was available in the Xbox. The Xenon system software will still reserve six percent (32 MB) of total memory for system components, such as the visible features of the Xenon HUD, as well as the non-visible background system tasks."

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Mozilla.org Traffic up 284%

Traffic to Mozilla.org, the site for the Mozilla Foundation credited with developing the FireFox browser, saw a 284% year-over-year growth to 4.1 mln unique visitors. When the latest version of FireFox launched in November 2004, Mozilla.org drew its second largest audience with 3.4 mln unique visitors.

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Moore's Law is dead

The extrapolation of a trend that was becoming clear even as long ago as 1965, and has been the pulse of the IT industry ever since will eventually end, said Moore, who is now retired from Intel.

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iRiver H10

Apple's iPod used to be the benchmark for portable MP3 players but now it seem that iRiver's H10 MP3 players might be the iPod Mini killer. The iRiver's H10 feature a 5GB hard drive, color screen, listen and record FM radio, record audio via a built-in microphone, stored photo and much much more...

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Create network boot disk

Here a easy way to create a universal network boot disk

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Unpatched flaw found in Microsoft software

Microsoft is investigating the report of a flaw that could open systems using its Access or Office software up to attack. The vulnerability, which was not one of eight patched by Microsoft on Tuesday, is in the Jet database engine component, according to an advisory posted the same day by security company Secunia.

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Complaint Generator

Ever had something to say about someone and didn't know how. Well now in a few simple steps you can generate your own Complaint. Just enter the persons name and BAM, Instent complaint From 3 paragraphs to 10! a great thing to check out.

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Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

This is a dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypical problems, and related definitions. Algorithms include common functions, such as Ackermann's function. Problems include traveling salesman and Byzantine generals.

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Unlimited Memory MP3 Player, Digital Sound For Under $50

Well, who'd have thought it? An MP3 player for under $50 (£24.95). The Unlimited Memory MP3 Player has no built-in memory, but an SD card slot for expansion up to 1GB

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A Guide To Using Bit Torrent

A guide to using Bit Torrent, including an overview of Bit Torrent, applications, and a list of torrent sites.

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The Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, is dedicated to promoting computer users' rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs.

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AMD wins at Intel sponsored event

AMD CAUSED something of a ruckus last night by winning the Computer Trade Show award for Best CPU Manufacturer at a shindig sponsored by Intel.

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Internet TV

Announcing a new platform for internet television and video. Anyone can broadcast full-screen video to thousands of people at virtually no cost, using BitTorrent technology. Viewers get intuitive, elegant software to subscribe to channels, watch video, and organize their video library.

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Drag and drop Firefox tab reordering

The miniT Firefox extension lets you re-order open tabs by dragging and dropping them in the tab bar.

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Google Video Uploader

" Your work deserves to be seen.

You've made a great video. Now who will watch it?"

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Nintendo Themes Done A Cappella.

All of you favorite old-school NES theme songs done a cappella. Hear for youself.

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Microsoft Paint Replacment - Paint.NET

Students at Washington State University are collaborating with Microsoft to build free replacement for Paint, the quaint little image software that comes with Windows - and they�re doing a good job. The result - called Paint.NET.

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iPod a 'life-changing' invention: CNN/Money

Apple's iPod made it to CNN/Money's "5 inventions to change your life. So how did the iPod -- which is, essentially, just an update of the long-forgotten Walkman -- capture about 70 percent of its market, and turn once-fading Apple Computer into the hottest company in Silicon Valley? Only by being brilliant in every way.

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Download latest audio codecs, video codecs, codec packs

Many people have posted diggs about real-alternative and quicktime alternative. Here is a site that has both of those and more. Tons of codecs so you'll never be stuck with a blank screen again!

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Round Two

Firefox extensions

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Free Photoshop Video Tutorials

Some great free video tutorials for Photoshop!

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Please Help Stop the RIAA

Once the EFF get 100,000 signatures, they will deliver the petition to the Senate and House Commerce and Judiciary Committees.Please just sigh and try to help.

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New Study Says Cell Phone Use Does Not Promote Brain Tumors

"A new study on cell phone use published in the journal 'Neurology' found no link between the use of cellular telephones and brain tumors." Another wishy washy study on the subject it seems. Good news I suppose but I will still use my headset on long calls.

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Film studios to name movie pirates

HOLLYWOOD studios will name and shame people who trade pirated movies on the internet in a wave of lawsuits targeting the multi-billion dollar scourge.

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Mozilla Usage Share rising at 16.1%

16.1 percent of visitors to sites that use Web counters provided by the German company WebHits are running Mozilla-based browsers.

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PuTTYcyg | Using Putty instead of command prompt

If you use Windows, live in *nix, and use Cygwin you're going to LOVE this tool. PuTTYcyg allows you to create a virtual terminal for a cygwin environment using Putty instead of the horrible command prompt windows gives you. This project makes command line bearable in windows!

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The PC In A Can

A crazy looking PC from Abit rolls into the UK.

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Great site to send free ring tones to your cell phone.

This site allows you to send .mid, .mp3, etc. files to your cell phone. Sure beats paying $2 for a single ring tone.

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Loophole found in Internet domain name

A company has found a loophole for selling Internet names ending in ".pro"

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RIAA cracks down on Internet2 file-swapping

The Recording Industry Association of America filed suit Tuesday against students at 18 universities accused of operating file-swapping services on the supercharged Internet2 network

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

HILARIOUS VIDEO - Live TV

Fox News Channel 5 does a live story on grape smashing contest. Extremely funny

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Nintendo Themes Done A Cappella.

All of you favorite old-school NES theme songs done a cappella. Hear for youself.

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Microsoft Paint Replacment - Paint.NET

Students at Washington State University are collaborating with Microsoft to build free replacement for Paint, the quaint little image software that comes with Windows - and they�re doing a good job. The result - called Paint.NET.

read more | digg story

iPod a 'life-changing' invention: CNN/Money

Apple's iPod made it to CNN/Money's "5 inventions to change your life. So how did the iPod -- which is, essentially, just an update of the long-forgotten Walkman -- capture about 70 percent of its market, and turn once-fading Apple Computer into the hottest company in Silicon Valley? Only by being brilliant in every way.

read more | digg story

Download latest audio codecs, video codecs, codec packs

Many people have posted diggs about real-alternative and quicktime alternative. Here is a site that has both of those and more. Tons of codecs so you'll never be stuck with a blank screen again!

read more | digg story

Earth Is Out Of Gas, Kiss Technology Goodbye

THIS IS A MUST READ! This is a great, indepth article on just how serious the earth's energy crisis is. Technology is in big touble when we start running out of cheap gas to guzzle, and it's begining right now.

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Round Two

Firefox extensions

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Round Two

Firefox extensions

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Free Photoshop Video Tutorials

Some great free video tutorials for Photoshop!

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Please Help Stop the RIAA

Once the EFF get 100,000 signatures, they will deliver the petition to the Senate and House Commerce and Judiciary Committees.Please just sigh and try to help.

read more | digg story

New Study Says Cell Phone Use Does Not Promote Brain Tumors

"A new study on cell phone use published in the journal 'Neurology' found no link between the use of cellular telephones and brain tumors." Another wishy washy study on the subject it seems. Good news I suppose but I will still use my headset on long calls.

read more | digg story

Film studios to name movie pirates

HOLLYWOOD studios will name and shame people who trade pirated movies on the internet in a wave of lawsuits targeting the multi-billion dollar scourge.

read more | digg story

Mozilla Usage Share rising at 16.1%

16.1 percent of visitors to sites that use Web counters provided by the German company WebHits are running Mozilla-based browsers.

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PuTTYcyg | Using Putty instead of command prompt

If you use Windows, live in *nix, and use Cygwin you're going to LOVE this tool. PuTTYcyg allows you to create a virtual terminal for a cygwin environment using Putty instead of the horrible command prompt windows gives you. This project makes command line bearable in windows!

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The PC In A Can

A crazy looking PC from Abit rolls into the UK.

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Great site to send free ring tones to your cell phone.

This site allows you to send .mid, .mp3, etc. files to your cell phone. Sure beats paying $2 for a single ring tone.

read more | digg story

Loophole found in Internet domain name

A company has found a loophole for selling Internet names ending in ".pro"

read more | digg story

RIAA cracks down on Internet2 file-swapping

The Recording Industry Association of America filed suit Tuesday against students at 18 universities accused of operating file-swapping services on the supercharged Internet2 network

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Essential Firefox extensions you should download today - part 1

The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser is without a doubt an open source software success story. One of its strengths is the active development community that works to expand and improve the browser's functionality through the development of Firefox extensions. Here's a list of recommended Firefox extensions everyone should have.

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Firefox 1.1 Scheduled For Beta End Of May

Firefox 1.1, the next significant upgrade of the popular open-source browser, will go into beta, or preview, in six to seven weeks, a Mozilla Foundation engineer announced this weekend.

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Mac OS X Tiger - New Features

Apple's list of the 200+ new features in OS X 10.3

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Textamerica offers $10,000 in Developer Incentives with its new API

Textamerica announces that it will pay $500 cash for each of the first 20 applications developed with its new API, which it deems most useful to the Textamerica Community.

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Yahoo! vs. Google

Compare Google and Yahoo! search results.

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History of Google

Sit down and read the entire story of google on Wikipedia. From the absolute beginning until now, this company has done many amazing things and changed the way we all use the web like no other.

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Clocky: The Rolling Alarm Clock

The Clocky alarm clock rolls away, and off of the surface is rests on, after the snooze button is used to shut off the alarm. Once the snooze period ends, Clocky is in a totally different, random location. This causes teh users to have to physically get up to find Clocky in order to turn it off.

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It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken

Frank Perdue, the Maryland farmer who revolutionized the poultry industry and gave chicken a brand name, died Friday following a brief illness at the age of 84

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Security websites taken down by hackers

Two prominent websites that specialise in remote access software have been taken offline by a DDoS attack orchestrated by a group of hackers who have taken offence at comments posted about them.

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Next xBox for $299?

"Goldman Sachs predicts in a research note today that the next-generation Xbox could be released as early as October or November at a retail price of "perhaps about $249-$299."

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How-To: Build A Cheap Media Player In 20 Minutes

Small simple way of making yourself an inexpensive media center for your home. Bootable from a live CD. A great thing for a person who doesn't need a dedicated media center, boot this liveCD when a media player is needed.

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Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

Google's dark and dork sides exposed; despite the title, useful for everyone who'd like to get the most out of google.

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Comcast DNS Outage AGAIN

Comcast once again had a dns outage. a Way to avoid the effects is by going int your connection settings and changing the DNS server to 4.2.2.1

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Tiny, witty pixellated avatars: storTroopers are back

StorTroopers were an hilarious Internet meme half a decade ago, when over a million users produced little pixellated avatars of themselves and their friends to adorn their websites and lives.

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Napoleon Dynamite Audition Video

This video was filmed at the 2005 Imlay City High School talent show by an audience member. I (Neal Valcaniant) am the one doing the Napoleon Dynamite dance. I stayed up the entire night before the talent show tryouts and practiced the dance over and over until I knew it by heart. Then I tried out the next day and made it.

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Seiko Wristwatch Using E-paper

Thought this was cool. I wonder how it actually works, and if it keeps good time.

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DotCOM Domain Registration $8 at GoDaddy.com

GoDaddy.com has .COM domain registration on sale for $8 per year (regularly $9). They have good prices from a leading reputable registrar. -- .INFO, .BIZ, .US Registration on sale for $7 [Exp 4/13]

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The Best Free PC Utilities

PC World - Who says money talks? This roster of freebies will make your computing life better, from monitoring system performance to troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections.

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Unintentionally sexual comic book covers

Juvenile observations of unintentionally sexual acts on comic book covers.

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Nintendo DS Wireless Multiboot

Tim Schuerewegen, the man who was reportedly working with TeamXLink writing a custom windows driver for the RT2500 wireless chipset, has successfully downloaded and run mutliboot code on the DS wirelessly from a PC.

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Buzztracker. A World Map of Google News

Buzztracker is software that visualizes frequencies and relationships between locations in the Google world news directory. Buzztracker tries to show you how interconnected the world is: big events in one area ripple to other areas across the globe. Connections between cities thousands of miles apart become apparent at a glance.

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Google Mobile Local (NEW)

Google just added a Local section to Google Mobile. Google Local included images from Google Maps, which allows zooming in, our, or scrolling N,W,S or E. They also have step-by-step driving directions. Google has also enabled the Click-2-Call feature so can call any of the numbers in their phonebook.

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Google Mobile Local (NEW)

Google just added a Local section to Google Mobile. Google Local included images from Google Maps, which allows zooming in, our, or scrolling N,W,S or E. They also have step-by-step driving directions. Google has also enabled the Click-2-Call feature so can call any of the numbers in their phonebook.

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Torvalds defends Microsofts proprietary formats

Torvalds launched a blast against OpenOffice.org, and defended Microsoft's right to keep its binary Office formats proprietary.

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WordPress Lessons

Lessons, tutorials, tips, techniques, and step-by-step guides for WordPress users

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Hacked Highway Sign Sets Speed Limit At 100 MPH

An electronic highway sign on Interstate 75 in Michigan told drivers: "Speed limit 100 mph go go go." For months, the signboard in Genesee County had been alerting commuters to construction that starts this month. Someone hacked the sign, which is controlled by a computer through a subcontractor.

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Cloned Cows Yummy and Safe

Cattle-cloning scientists at the University of Connecticut say milk and meat from cloned animals are safe for human consumption.

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Microsoft and Pepsi planning massive Xbox 360 giveaway

A rumor that Microsoft and Pepsi will be teaming up to give away over 9000 xbox2/xbox 360 consoles.

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Goverment loves the cost of linux

government agencies are being forced to do more with a smaller budget more agencies are turning to the open-source movement for a solution

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Great CSS / Xhtml templates

Building CSS-based layouts can be a pain in the ass. In an attempt to save the sanity of myself and others, I offer these layouts that I've put together. Everything here is royalty-free, copyright-free, and warranty-free. Enjoy!

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Intel Offers $10,000 Reward for Original Moore's Law Text

Moore's Law, the 40-year-old prediction that computer chip performance would double every year or two.Intel has posted a $10,000 reward for an original copy, in mint condition, of the April 19, 1965, issue of Electronics, the technical publication in which Intel's founder, Gordon Moore, made his famous forecast

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Physicists freeze light, propose optical CPUs

Scientists at Harvard University have discovered how to freeze light, so that it can be used to build an optical computer, theoretically capable of processing information ten times faster than traditional electronics.

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New Firefox But Not from Mozilla

A new version of the Firefox Web browser is coming your way, but not from the Mozilla Foundation.

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DVD beer fridge

Its a TV, It plays DVD's, and best of all it stores beer!!! When are these coming to the US? :)

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Pentagon: Back Off, Flyboy!

The Pentagon said Monday it will use lasers to warn pilots when they've flown into restricted airspace near the Capitol, even though federal officials have warned that terrorists might use the beams of light to blind pilots as they approach airports.

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DARPA seeking proposals to build a Luke Skywalker-like Robo Arm

In Star Wars, after Luke Skywalker got his hand sliced off by Darth Vader's light saber, he then got a robot hand as a replacement. Soon, such a thing will be a reality. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA is seeking proposals to develop an advanced upper-extremity prosthesis.

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Firefox Downloads Top 44 Million!!!

"Today, SpreadFirefox.com is relaunching the Firefox Download Counter. The updated download total as of this posting is 44,293,015."

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Video: Behind the Scenes at Systm

Keith Harrison from Systm has posted a "behind the scenes" video. A little over 3 minutes.

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MIT Students Build USB Disco Dance Floor

Some MIT students built this USB controlled disco dance floor for their dorm lounge. It was built in a week, has 1536 LEDs, 20,000 hand-soldered connections, and is capable of displaying 12-bit color. Check out videos and photos.

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Using Gmail as a Spam Filter

Using a neat forwarding trick between the Gmail and another email server, you can use Gmail to filter spam and forward only good email to your regular email address. The added advantage to this system is full email backup and online search on Gmail.

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SuSE History

I'll try to give a short overview of the history of S.u.S.E

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Hand drawn animations for DS

Dennis Baraba is using the DS to create hand drawn animations that he calls Pictomations.

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Inconspicuous cell phone jammer

Single handedly knock out any cell phone in the 800 & 1900 mhz range. Perfect to screw with people in elevators, meetings, and any other venue.

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Dashboard mounted PSP for movies in your car

Rig up a $10 desktop stand for your PSP to the dashboard of your car, run a audio cable to your head unit or amp and you've got the perfect setup for watching movies on the go.

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SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit

Sajax is an open source tool to make programming websites using the Ajax framework � also known as XMLHTTPRequest or remote scripting � as easy as possible. Sajax makes it easy to call PHP, Perl or Python functions from your webpages via JavaScript without performing a browser refresh.

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EA now has college football too...

Electronic Arts announced an exclusive six-year deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company for the exclusive rights to NCAA football games. NCAA Football 2006, the first game under the contract, is scheduled for a summer release. No platforms have yet been announced.

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First Pics Of The Ghost Rider Hell Cycle!

Sony Pictures has provided Superhero Hype! with an exclusive first look at the Hell Cycle from Ghost Rider, written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson.

The anticipated comic book adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes, Matt Long, Sam Elliott, Peter Fonda and Donal Logue, hits theaters on August 4, 2006.

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The place to get streaming cartoons of all types!

Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, The Venture Brothers, Clerks, & Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
More coming soon.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Creating Sony Thumbnail Files (.THM extension)

Alright, after seeing a lot of posts in forums and feeds on Sony-compatible THM files with no replies or links, I'd figure I'd set the record straight for the few of you out there who would like to be able to create these files, for whatever reason.

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Add digg homepage news to your site

It's now a simple cut-and-paste to add digg's homepage news to your website. Scroll down to the bottom of digg.com and click "Add digg news to your site".

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Ten Mysteries of about:config

An inside glimpse of the Firefox engine. It explains how the Mozilla about:config URL opens up a world of obscure preferences that can be used to tweak the default setup.

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MS Agrees To Pay Gateway $150 Million

The world's biggest software maker, has agreed to pay Gateway $150 million over four years to settle a legal dispute

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Mozilla President Makes The 2005 'Time' 100

Time magazine has named Mozilla Foundation President Mitchell Baker as one of the members of the 2005 Time 100, the publication's list of "the 100 most influential people in the world today".

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Self-assembling machines

The M-TRAN II robot, developed by the Japanese Distributed Systems Design Research Group, is made up of a dozen of modules. Each contains two blocks linked to each other. Each block can rotate 180 degrees around the link that connects it to its mate

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Avoiding leaks in Mozilla JavaScript code

I've written a document on Using XPCOM in JavaScript without leaking. This is for people writing JavaScript code in Mozilla applications or Mozilla extensions

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TorrentBox Merges with isoHunt

"As earlier stated, because of personal reasons I am removing myself from any connections with TorrentBox. Instead of selling it for a few extra bucks to someone who's only interest is ad revenue and money, I am instead giving it to our good friend who runs isoHunt. This transfer will be taking place over the next few weeks."

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Router Built for Gamers

Ping times suck? Too much lag? If your loved ones are hogging all your bandwidth with P2P and torrents, you'll want to checkout the D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless 108G Gaming Router. This is a router designed for gamers that also happens to be a great router for regular folks.

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Half-Life 2 to Debut on Xbox

While still no official word from ValvE, IGN has "confirmed" that the blockbuster hit will be released on the Xbox this summer. The big question is, why not release it on the Next Gen Xbox later this year, instead of the current-gen Xbox console? Nevertheless, Xbox owners will finally get a chance to experience the biggest PC Game of all time.

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Norton Internet Security 2005 - $0.51 AR

Get this �Total Package� for Free after Rebates! This complete package includes Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton Privacy Control and Norton Parental Control.

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Installing WordPress on OS X 10.3

Very good step by step guide to installing Wordpress on OS X using the personal web sharing feature.

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Derren Brown - Video clips

Derren Brown is a unique force in the world of illusion - he can seemingly predict and control human behaviour. He doesn�t claim to be a mind-reader, instead he describes his craft as a mixture of applied psychology, magic, misdirection and showmanship. Whatever you choose to call it,

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The Smallest Electric Motor

The smallest electric motor in the world, devised by physicists at UC Berkeley, is based on the shuttling of atoms between two metal droplets---one large and one small---residing on the back of a carbon nanotube. An electric current transmitted through the nanotube causes atoms to move from the big to the small droplet.

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New Superman Emblem?

Supposedly this is Superman�s new emblem for the the Brian Singer directed film Superman Returns. I�m gonna go out on a limb and say it looks pretty damn cheesy. I mean� I�m not the biggest Sups fan on the planet but I dunno� I see that and think about that scary script that they made Kevin Smith write�. (cringes)

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HTTrack website copier

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories

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SNIF: Social Networking In Fur

a system that allows pet owners to interact through their pets' social networks. SNIF comprises inexpensive hardware that can be unobtrusively and transparently affixed to pet collars and paraphernalia in order to augment pet-to-pet, pet-to-owner, and owner-to-owner interactions.

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OS Car Analogies

When most people go car shopping they are looking for an economical vehicle to get from point A to point B by just turning a key. But this means everybody ends up with the same vehicle. The same is true with Operating Systems. Check out this humorous little comparison between some common and less common OS's.

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Could Apple do better with iTunes?

I don't know why no one brought this up before, but sign me up! With Kurt Moore's idea for apple to make a deal with someone like Amazon to offer a real CD in addition to downloads, I would get the best of everything.

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QuickTime Alternative 1.44

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime (.mov .qt) files. This way there is no need to install the offical QuickTime Player. Once again, another musit recommended software.

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IBM Claims Fuel Cells Give Laptops 8-Hour Charge

IBM and Sanyo Monday said they are about to release a prototype of a methanol fuel cell that will power IBM's ThinkPad notebook computer for as long as eight hours.

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Bionic Suit Gives People Super Strength

A robot suit has been developed that could help older people or those with disabilities to walk or lift heavy objects.
Dubbed HAL, or hybrid assistive limb, the latest versions of the suit will be unveiled this June at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan, which opened last month.

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MySQL Cheat Sheet

A nice and small 'cheat sheet' of commonly used commands and techniques.

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Game Theory of Web Design

Interesting site which looks at what in web design will make the user the most happy. Kinda nice with all of the smilies!

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Wireless USB 2 Be Finalized

Wireless USB will be finalized next month in the IDF meetings. It will support up to 480Mbps transfer within 3 meters and lower speeds within 10 meters. These products should appear in the market by early-2006. Speeds are expected to reach up to 1GB by end of the decade.

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No RSS feed available on the page you would like to syndicate?

FeedFire has an easy and FREE solution to create an RSS feeds without any programming at all. FeedFire will take virtually ANY web site and CONVERT it into a RSS feed, suitable for use in web pages or RSS news readers. Sponsored feeds are more customisable.

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N64 Portable!!!

Here it is. Finally a portable version of the Nintendo 64. Check this amazing feat of putting the power of the N64 in the palm of your hands. This is a MUST SEE.

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Steve Jobs on list of most influential people in world today

TIME presents the TIME 100, their list of the 100 most influential people in the world today and in their "Leaders & Revolutionaries" category, under the subtitle, "Perpetual Innovation," we find none other than Apple and Pixar CEI, Steve Jobs.

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What President Bush has on his iPOD...

What, exactly, is on the First iPod? In an era of celebrity playlists - what does the presidential selection of downloaded songs tell us about Mr. Bush?

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Non-acoustic sensors detect speech without sound

The US Department of Defense's research agency, is working on a project known as Advanced Speech Encoding, aimed at replacing microphones with non-acoustic sensors that detect speech via the speaker's nerve and muscle activity, rather than sound itself.

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Run Windows 98 on the Xbox!

There are other ways to get Windows 98 working on Xbox but they use Bochs to get Windows working. This tutorial uses Qemu which is many times faster than Bochs. This makes it fast enough to be useable.

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PSP USB Charger

Remember how you can push power thru a USB cable? How about a PSP charger?

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AOL, XM Join for Online Radio Service

America Online and XM Satellite Radio have forged a partnership to create a new Web-based radio service that will replace both companies' current online offerings. The co-branded service will be free to all Web users, with a premium counterpart that includes more stations for a small monthly fee.

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OSX Themed Web Site and Transformation Pack

This site has been producing an amazing OSX Transformation pack for Windows XP for quite some time now. With the release of FlyakiteOX2, they also released an amazing new web site that seems to be OSX emulated in your web browser! PearPC watch out! I sure had fun playing around with this one.

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Learn or Teach Online at Wikiversity!

A free, open learning environment and community. You can find online courses about many different topics here, and create courses of your own. (Although it's still in the early stages of development, it shows a great deal of promise)

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Freeware Utilities

This is a great site for some freeware stuff.

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Freeware Utilities

This is a great site for some freeware stuff.

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Absolutely Free Web Host!

A nice, free web host. Gives sub-domains, email, ftp accounts, MySQL Databases, and you can have anywhere from 20mb storage to 200mb storage with unlimited email. Also hosts your domains, instead of using a subdomain of theirs.

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Free Proxies - Stay Invisible Online

StayInvisible.com is a daily updated list of really functioning free public proxy servers plus proxy related information and tools.

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The paper at Stanford ,that went on to become Google

Dont belive it check it out,Also try checking the engine that was used first on stanford,one word ......wow

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Xbox 2 to be unveiled on MTV on May 12th

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console is set to be unveiled to the world not at E3, as was previously believed, but in a half-hour long special to be aired on MTV the week previously, on May 12th.

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ThinkGeek Shirt Mega Giveaway Contest

Win a year's supply of t-shirts - the lucky winner gets to choose their favorite 52 ThinkGeek t-shirts.

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REVENGE OF THE SITH Officially Gets A PG-13 Rating!

On May 19th, fans of all ages will see the final installment of the STAR WARS saga with EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH. However, for first time ever it will be rated PG-13! The MPAA is expected to release an official statement or press release sometime this week.

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Solve the Google Adsense flickering problem

Have you been working on a website and can't seem to figure out why your Google adsense is flickering when you mouse over something or switch pages? Heres the fix. (Just thought it might help some people)

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Googlest.com Free Enitire 13 Page List of Top Paying GoogleAdsense Keywords

On Googlest.com you can find the complete list of top paying google adsense keywords! Now you don't have to pay for this info like other sites, we simply ask that you return the favor by visiting our sponsored ads.

www.GoogleST.com - The Googlest Place on The Internet!

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IP Spoofing: Understanding the basics

IP spoofing is the most exciting topic you will hear wannabe hackers talking about. IP Spoofing is a trick played on servers to fool the target computer into thinking that it is receiving data from a source other than you. Check it out...

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Wondering why there are no .zip files for the Fx and Tb 1.0.2 releases?

During previous releases, a number of people grabbed the .zip package and used that in their Firefox installation directory. When Firefox 1.0.1 rolled around, they grabbed the .exe installer package...

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HOWTO build a cellular into a rotary dial phone

Portable Rotary Cellular Phone - Yes, you read it right.We've gone and hacked into a rotary phone.

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Tungsten E2 out April 10

After the leaked �announcement� of the impending Tungsten E2, we got a tip that the unit has been listed as available for ordering from Datavision in New York City.

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622 Music Videos

Various -- From A Perfect Circle to Yeah, Yeah

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Understanding RAM and Why You Need Plenty

It is fairly common knowledge that adding more computer memory is often the best upgrade for your dollar. The article explains why by simplifying the interaction between the CPU, RAM, and HD, while looking for data in memory. A good read, pretty basic, ultimately an article I will be passing along to my technically challenged friends and family.

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Russian hackers 'the best in the world'

The Russian police's cybercrime division, known as Department K, has warned that Russian hackers are the best in the world.

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Windows Tip of the Day

A new tip of the day web site for the Microsoft Windows Operating System. New tips, tricks and secrets are posted daily (Monday-Friday), for both beginner and expert users.

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First image of exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star

The first image of a planet orbiting a Sun-like star has been captured by German scientists.

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SkypeCasting A New Trend?

A new technology similar to Podcasting has arrived. Skypecasting is very similar to Podcasting except users will share their files through P2P instead of downloading files from websites. This will allow people to share their conversations, music, and anything else they wish to share directly from their Skype client.

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TurboScout

One Search Engine for 23 Search Engines. Searches through images, videos, blogs, news, products, audio, and of course the internet.

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TurboScout

One Search Engine for 23 Search Engines. Searches through images, videos, blogs, news, products, audio, and of course the internet.

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Type is an Organism

A web base project focused on interactive kinetic typography with the metaphorical belief that type is an organism. Check out the Good News Bad News Section and ASCII-O-Matic

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"I bought a new Medical history on ebay"

A California medical practice is alerting 185,000 current and former patients that their personal data might have been compromised, the latest in a string of security breaches exposing hundreds of thousands of consumers to potential identity theft.

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Create your own Google Map

This site enables you to create, save and host custom data files and display them with Google Maps. You can add your own pictures and links. Very cool.

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VMware 5.0 is out!

New vmware 5.0 has great new features like improved multi-virtual Machine performance and networking performance. now it supports many Linux distributions as a guest OS.

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gExodus

gExodus allows you to import your emails (in mbox format) into your Gmail account.

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Tiny robot helicopter unveiled in Japan

A robot helicopter weighing less than nine grams has been unveiled in Japan. Japan's electronics giant Seiko Epson believes its Micro Flying Robot is the world's lightest and smallest robot helicopter. Link has a great picture!

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Sunday, April 10, 2005

First pics of Xbox 360 controller?

Engadget has found some "leaked" pictures of what could be the controller for the Xbox 360 console.

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The Thought Project

Over a period of 3 months he stopped 150 strangers on the street and asked them what they were thinking about the second before he stopped them. He recorded what they told him and has finally compiled his collection of their faces and words.

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Eclipse Wikipedia Editor Plugin 1.1.8

The Eclipse Wikipedia Editor Plugin is an Eclipse editor for the Wikipedia syntax. It features syntax highlighting, source folding, outlining, uploading and downloading to and from the Web, SQL access, and more.

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PicaWeb ...Picasa meets your Website

Picaweb is a php application to help you to easily put pictures galeries on the web with the help of Picasa 2 to generate the pictures and thumbnails. Picasa2 has an xml web galerie export option. Picaweb parse this xml and render the html pages on the fly

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Real Alternative 1.35

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player. A must recommended software.

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Complete Server Built Into In A USB Drive

This is the server they used in the stupid G4 bit where they put it up some guy's a** - WebServUSB. It auto-starts with a web and FTP server, and also has a mail server. All I have to do is plug it in, and I can access it anywhere on my network just by typing the name of the PC its running on into my browser window. (check eBay before you buy)

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Court Denies Smucker's PB&J Pastry Patent

There's only so far you can go in trying to patent the ever-popular peanut butter and jelly sandwich. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected an effort by J.M. Smucker Co. to patent its process for making pocket-size peanut butter and jelly pastries called "Uncrustables."

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Exploding Mountain Dew Drink

See one of your favorite soda drink (Mountain Dew) explode in front of you by a gun shoot.

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Building The Replica I

Many people missed out on the birth of the personal computer age, myself included, and wanted to be able to play with these early computers. However since the Apple I is so rare using one is almost impossible. However Vince Briel has designed a replica of an Apple I called the Replica I. Now I have built one and here is my article on it.

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smo's Proxy Bypasser

Most Proxy Bypassers are ineffective because of keywords schools and workplaces use to block these kinds of websites. smo's Proxy Bypasser has been tested on many different types of firewalls and school/workplace networks. So if you are fed up with blocked websites, tryout smo's Proxy Bypasser.

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Dropload

Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 7 days,


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Zabasearch? Free personal information search, be aware!

Be aware, your personal information can be available to anyone! Enter your name and state and find out birthdates, addresses, and phone numbers. Removal request is available, but seems to be a little fishy.

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Delocator.net - The Anti-Starbucks

Non-corporate Cafe Search

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MPAA Website Down.

Sorry, this site is temporarily unavailable.
Please check back later.

Could it of been hacked?

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Voided 1,000,000 Check on Ebay!

One of Digg.com's very own tries to sell a valuable check on ebay.com! I wonder if GoldenPalace.com will buy it!

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Flickr + Yahoo 360 = Flickr360?

It seems someone as already combined their Yahoo 360 blog account with their Flickr photo account. The Flickr part looks good, but it was ruined by the 360 part...

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AutoPatcher XP

AutoPatcher is a comprehensive collection of patches, addons and registry tweaks that give you peace of mind in the knowledge that your Windows system is up to date, even before you connect it to the Internet.

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List of Business Blog Resources

The links below were a bit of a dumping ground for anything I found- some are more relevant than others.

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PATH: Ways-of-Working in Photography

Most photography books concentrate on the optical, mechanical, electronic, and chemical tools of photography.
Other books are about various photographic subjects and genres.
This Book....Photographer+Camera+Subject=Photograph

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War Lodging?.....Which Hotel Chains Have Wi-Fi?

A Washington Post travel columnist answers a reader's question about using free Wi-Fi at hotels with a long list with links and phone numbers of the chains that have extensive free installations of Wi-Fi. Also noted is SBC's statistic that 25 percent of travelers plan to use "wireless electronics" (one assumes Wi-Fi) while on the road.

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What happened to Digg Banner Contest

Did anything get decided

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A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms

This glossary can never be considered complete so look over the entries and let me have your feedback. If you find errors or if you can suggest additions, they will be most welcome

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Shufflephones 2.0 - New Hotness Edition

After hacking my first pair of headphones to accept an iPod Shuffle, I just couldn't keep my hands off my other set of headphones and hacked an iPod shuffle adapter inside them, too

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Missing TechTV Story #1 Cnet Review from 1998

This will be a series of digg Post of links/post to remember ZD/TechTV for what it was from Beginning to end.
If Beth Lipton Krigel clould have went back and got ZDTV stock at.0625 and sold at TECH TV's High of something around the 70's I'm sure she would have changed her mind

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Missing TechTV Story #1 Cnet Review from 1998

This will be a series of digg Post of links/post to remember ZD/TechTV for what it was from Beginning to end.
If Beth Lipton Krigel clould have went back and got ZDTV stock at.0625 and sold at TECH TV's High of something around the 70's I'm sure she would have changed her mind

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What the Heck - Weird eBay Auctions

This is a pretty full archive of weird ebay auctions. From body parts, to the sale of the internet, these eBay sales are pretty crazy.

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Excellent Hacking Site

Cool site. 'Nuff said.

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MakeMeKing.com - Videos of crazy stunts

MakeMeKing.com has forums that people propose a dare and someone completes it. These dares are crazy, such as: carving a name into your skin, eating skin, punch yourself, rip out hair, drink a gallon of milk, as well as many many more...check it out..You'll be here awhile

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Military test miniature spy plane

If the Wasp buzzed your backyard barbecue and sent out a live video feed, you probably wouldn't notice....



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Napster users sharing passwords to save cash

So, there are the low-tech methods and then there are the even lower-tech methods: why not just give out your Napster password to your friends in exchange for cash/barter/whatever? That's what some London teens contacted by UK's The Register are reporting is relatively common practice.

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Video of jaw-dropping basketball shots

This is stupendous video of some guys sinking a series of jaw-dropping baskets in what looks like a skate-park.

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How To Pick Meat

eHow talks about the lost art of selecting a quality slab of meat.

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Apple To Create iPod Game System?

Or home console? Something is happening at Apple that involves Steve and Co. taking a closer look at the gaming market.

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Apple's GarageBand, Jam Pack win MIPA awards

Apple this week received two MIPA awards for its GarageBand and Jam Pack audio products. MIPA is a prestigious international award in the professional music production industry, presented by 58 international magazines.

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Better than alienware and cheaper to boot? What's better?

Would you like a virtual super computer as your desktop? Do you want the absolute most performance out of todays technology and do you want to use technology that is so advanced that only this company can use it? Then check this out!

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Yankee Group slams 'Linux extremists'

The Yankee Group has hit back at critics in the Linux community who have claimed that its surveys comparing Linux and Microsoft Windows are not impartial.

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Sex sites now used as malware lure

An analysis of sex-based websites has revealed that up to 80 percent of them are now being used to upload spyware, worms and Trojans to unsuspecting visitors.

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Drunk? Your Car Will '86' You

The ignition interlock -- a device designed to keep someone who's been drinking from starting his car -- has been in use for a while now, especially in New Mexico. There are plusses and minuses, but by and large it seems to be working.

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Printing SparkNotes Using Firefox

Instead of Paying $5 for hard copy or PDF format SparkNotes, Why not print them for free in a Printer-Friendly format!

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Ubuntu becomes #1 distro on DistroWatch

After a long time, former champ Mandarake has been defeated by a Debian based distro Ubuntu. The Page Hit Ranking statistics
on DistroWatch.com is based on average number of hits per day for the specified period and updated daily.

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Dell E193FP 19" LCD display for $299 shipped

Dell Home offers the Dell E193FP 19" LCD monitor for $339.15 with free shipping. Apply coupon code "Z584S$Q5HM3LTZ" and the price slips to $299.25. Features include a native resolution of 1280x1024, 500:1 contrast ratio, 16 ms response time, and VGA input. Offer ends April 8.

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