Tuesday, May 31, 2005

TechNewsWorld: All Tech, All the Time

TechNewsWorld: All Tech, All the Time: "AMD Takes Turn with Dual-Core Athlon X2
Tuesday - May 31, 2005
Only one holiday weekend behind its rival Intel released its dual-core Pentium D chipset, AMD this week announced the Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor that, much like Intel's offering, is aimed at rolling the new chip technology into the wider marketplace of desktop and notebook PCs, in addition to servers. AMD said the new processors -- backed by PC makers including Acer, Alienware, HP and Lenovo -- would deliver performance improvements of as much as 80 percent over single-core Athlon 64s on select digital media and productivity applications. [More...]"

How Not to Get Best Buy to Fix Your Broken TV

We�ve all been completely pissed off with Best Buy for one reason or another, but no matter how infuriatingly incompetent their people can be, it�s probably not a good idea to follow Marlene Anne Bagnall�s strategy for getting what you want out of them. She found out the hard way that while pulling a gun on the Best Buy television...

Best Buy would be the last place on earth where I would buy any electronic item. I would have better buying experience at Radio Shack or Fry's And that is not even much of an improvement either.

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Via touts chip for low-cost notebooks

With its C7 processor, Via Technologies hopes to eliminate its performance credibility gap and allow notebook makers to come out with light notebooks for under $800.

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Firefox about to get IE on its knees

It looks like Firefox is unstoppable. In spite of the vulnerabilities discovered lately, the open-source browser continues to rise in the top of the user�s preferences. Well that was short. Firefox is the clear winner in lastest browsers wars!!

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Monday, May 30, 2005

Update: Futurama Movies, Budget talks, David X. Cohen

Details unravel as it sounds like David X. Cohen is exstatic when reporting that execs are now talking budget about several movies that will be created and released directly to DVD !

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Happy aniversary! to Pud f'eD Company!

Happy aniversary!
5 years ago I launched Pud f'eD Company. Rock on! (and yes, the 'happy fun slander corner' will be back.. just fixing some stuff)
When: 5/28/2005

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Friday, May 27, 2005

Latest Offering from the Leoville Press! Preorder your copies today!!!!!!!

Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk, Leo Laporte's Guide to Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger, Leo Laporte's 2006 Gadget Guide, Leo Laporte's 2006 Technology Almanac.

Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk

Leo Laporte's Guide to Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger

Leo Laporte's 2006 Gadget Guide (Leo Laporte's Gadget Guide)

Leo Laporte's 2006 Technology Almanac

Collected them all for your geek library.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Intel Launches Dual-Core Chips for PCs

The Pentium D processor and supporting chips will target home computer users, particularly those who run more than one program at once or have software that is designed to take advantage of the extra computing horsepower of the chips' dual cores.

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And Still Arnie Does Not Get the Message.

Thousands Across State Protest Governor
Thousands of teachers, nurses, firefighters and others descended on the Capitol and downtown Los Angeles to protest Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget priorities and plans for a special election. >>
>> Governor in San Jose to Tout Budget

KRON 4 Home

Microsoft advises IE users to uninstall Netscape 8

Microsoft has alerted consumers that Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in IE. Yah right Mirco$haft. No this not from The Onion, It real story from cnet.

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Digg Upgrades / Digg 2.0

To address Gregd's recent post "I love Digg but it's slow!", we have just purchased 3 Sun Fire V20z Dual Opteron servers. We hope to have these installed and live within the next 2-3 weeks. Also get ready for Digg v2.0, packed with tons of new user requested features we know you're going to love. Slashdot is so toast. Is News.com next contender for Digg 2.0??

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Yahoo pictures e-mail enhancements

Yahoo on Thursday is expected to begin testing improvements to its free e-mail service that let subscribers more easily send and share digital photos.

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition comes to Flagstaff was a big hit. Yes its true folks, Native Americans have their own reality show now.

The program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, comes to Flagstaff for the family of PFC Lori Piestewa the Native American heroine killed in Iraq. This reality TV show that constructs new homes for deserving families throughout the country will air this season finale two hour episode on Sunday, May 22 on ABC at 8/7 central.


Yes its true folks, Native Americans have their own reality show now. No word as of yet, if its going to show up FOX or NBC??

Thunder Mountain Media
Film. Staff and the Sedona Film Office coordinated on an upcoming film project with Platinum Productions, Los Angeles, who is scheduled to film in June in northern Arizona.

Staff assisted with two film projects: Thunder Mountain Media from Los Angeles, for a reality show film project that focuses on Native Americans and worked with Ki Long, Navajo Nation Film Office and The Asylum Studios, Los Angeles on an upcoming project scheduled to film in June in Flagstaff.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

PVRs selling like hotcakes

The number of households subscribing to personal video recording services has grown to 9.2 million, up about 155 percent from a year ago, according to a new study from In-Stat

In May 2004, only 3.6 million households worldwide had access to a PVR service. This phenomenal increase in PVR households has benefited service providers such as TiVo and EchoStar.

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PeerGuardian has reached over 1 Million downloads!

Cheers for PeerGuardian! With this tool and tackerless Bittorrent files, It maybe safe again in trading files without the fear of the nazi evil RIAAs and MPAAs of the world peering into my online sharing activities!!

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Iomega aiming for 800GB DVDs | CNET News.com

Storage company Iomega is looking to increase the capacity of DVDs up to 100 times, meaning it could, conceivably, create 800GB discs.

The San Diego, Calif.-based company announced on Tuesday that it had been issued a patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,879,556, which covers a method of encoding data on the surface of a DVD so more data--on the order of 40 to 100 times that of current capacities--can be stored. Current DVDs can hold up to about 8.5GB of data. Data transfer speeds would also jump five to 30 times, according to the company

Iomega aiming for 800GB DVDs | CNET News.com

Over 150 Free Games

Hey this is a great site for free online flash games there are no pop ups and hardly any advertising this is a site you will bookmark and use when your bored.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The systm launch party was a huge success!

hope you enjoyed the first episode of systm. It’s only going to get better. Now that Kevin is free to pursue this full time, we will all be working hard to create exciting and informative tech content in a timely manner.

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Monday, May 23, 2005


More than Walt Disney Co and General Motors -- combined!!! Now Google can buy there cable network and start their own Technology base channel.

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Bank of America, Wachovia sold by employees; more arrests expected,

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Bank of America Corp. and Wachovia Corp. are among the big banks notifying more than 670,000 customers that account information was stolen in what may the biggest security breach to hit the banking industry.

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Is Bittorrent unstoppable?

This article talks about why Bittorrent will be around for a very long time.

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'Pac Man' game to enter Guinness book of world records

Namco's popular "Pac Man" has been recognized as the world's No. 1 arcade game, paving the way for it to be included in the Guinness Book of Records, it has been learned.

A total of 293,000 Pac Man arcade machines were sold across the world in the eight years after the game was released in 1980. In the game, a round-shaped character munches his way through dots inside a maze. The Pac Man character was reportedly devised by Namco's Toru Iwatani based on the shape of a pizza.

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Grocery Store Wars

Star Wars spoof using food... Clean up in alial four

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New Futurama Direct to DVD?

Good news, everyone?

Over the last week, several sources from within the animation business have indicated to us that there is renewed talk at FOX about bringing fresh Futurama content directly to DVD.

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Kevin Rose Leaves G4

Kevin Rose has just announced via his site: kevinrose.com that he has been released from his contract with G4. Friday, May 27th is his last day! Help Support his their cause!

Yeah for kevin. Is finally free from the Evil Empire of $4 media and Comcast. That great news.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Decentralized BitTorrent Search Engine

The Socialized.Net is designed to work in both disconnected, weakly-connected (ad-hoc) and fully connected modes. Written in python the search engine can integrate with Firefox and Azureus as the new step in torrent search.

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Stop Waiting For Broadband Over Power Lines

If you've been wondering when BPL, broadband over power lines would come into its own and bring Internet access to everyone in America, you can stop waiting. by Patrick Norton

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Passport part two?

Microsoft moves forward with InfoCard, its second crack at making online IDs easier to manage. Not Again. WIll Microsoft will ever learn from it security mistakes.

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StumbleUpon - Firefox Extension

StumbleUpon lets you "channelsurf" the best-reviewed sites on the web. It is a collaborative surfing tool for browsing, reviewing and sharing great sites with like-minded people. This helps you find interesting webpages you wouldn't think to search for.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

FOX 2005-2006 TV Schedule!

FOX has released their upcoming 2005-2006 tv scedules. Check it out, very important if you watch FOX

Will The Simpson will make it to the 20th season of its network run. So for it made it to 17. and three more to go. Ok how about pax 2005 fall schedule. No Just Kidding there.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Fox channel, GolTV score big with soccer fans

Fox channel, GolTV score big with soccer fans: "Joe Theisen has turned into a nut, which he readily admits is causing a few problems in his marriage.

Theisen used to watch a lot of American professional sports on television, but lately, thanks to the advent of the Fox Soccer Channel and the Spanish- language-oriented GolTV, it's pretty much all soccer, all the time, from anywhere around the globe that has him stuck to the TV set for numerous hours.

'Fortunately, my wife (Kathleen) is a soccer fan, too, and we're working through the problem,' said Theisen, a 45-year-old hydro-geologist who does consulting on environmental cleanup work, and finds time to both play and coach in the Marin Mayflower over-40 and Marin coed leagues and the San Francisco coed league."

Trackerless BitTorrent Beta Posted

BitTorrent development is occuring at a furious pace. At the beginning of May, an Azureus update added distributed tracker and database features. Yesterday, Bram updated BitTorrent to include support for trackerless torrents in the new BitTorrent 4.10 beta.

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The Difference Between HDTV, EDTV, and SDTV

The consumer electronics industry has done a spectacular job spreading mass confusion about video. Time was when there was just TV. Now we've got SDTV, EDTV, HDTV, 480i, 480p, 525p, 720p, 1080i, progressive scan, component video, composite video, blah blah blah. What's it all mean?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Nintendo joins console fray

Onetime video game leader hopes you want a Revolution. And it surprises the E3 crowd with Game Boy Micro.
Audio report from E3
Photos: Nintendo's box
Photos: PlayStation

CNET News.com -- Technology news and business reports

H.264 vs. XViD

Here's a side by side comparison between the new quicktime 7 format and good ol' xvid. See for yourself.

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The English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer or G4 viewer Translator

This translator will take what you write in it and turn it into the manner a 12-year-old AOLer or G4 viewer would write it. Type in what you want translated and then click the button.

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IE 7 to take a cue from Firefox

Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming version of Internet Explorer will include tabbed browsing, a feature made popular by competitors Opera Software and Firefox

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Sony unveils ultra-compact HD video camera

The world's smallest and lightest high definition consumer camcorder. The ultra-compact HDR-HC1 Handycam camcorder, which "fits comfortably in your hand," weighs only about 1-1/2 pounds, and packs a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens.

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Monday, May 16, 2005

Jon Stewart Rips TV Blog Coverage

IF you missed Jon Stewart�s characteristically scathing review of how cable news channels cover the �sphere (mostly by reading blog entries out loud to the camera), you�re in luck: Lisa Rein archives Daily Show segments. Here is the segment about blog coverage.

ha, ha, ha, ha I did not realize how desperate CNN, and MSNBC was for ratings. Now I know why I stop watching these cables new networks years ago. I just I blog about this tonight on my blog as well.

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Where are they now? Cast & Crew of TechTV

I think it is time to move on and bury TechTV as it was. It was a great network with great shows; however, it is time to move on from them and start enjoying the new incarnations from it. This is what all the old TechTV cast & crew are up to. Please email updates or new info.

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Systm To Be Released Next Week

Only a little more than a week left to go before its release! Check out the countdown counter at systm.org

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Sunday, May 15, 2005

eDonkey2000 Reaches 4 Million Users

While BitTorrent may come close, its highly distributed nature does not allow for an efficient network crawl. The last network to obtain such heights was FastTrack, when back in 2003 this community reached 4.5 million users. Since that time, the RIAA's lawsuits have devastated FastTrack leaving it with approximately 2.7 million users.

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

FireFox Pushes Explorer's Market Share Below 90%

FireFox Pushes Explorer's Market Share Below 90% - May 13, 2005 The growing popularity of FireFox has diminished Microsoft Explorer's market share to below 90% for the first time in the United States

Friday, May 13, 2005

Digg: An Overnight Success?

"As long as Slashdot's been around, and as well known as it is, it's still only ranked 1151, where as Digg, which came out just last year, is already 15,073. If you compared Slashdot in 1998 and Digg today, Digg would be far ahead of Slashdot."

In fact these days I read kevin rose's digg site on average three times day vs. slashdot once a day. Then there are days I don't even brother with /. when I am short on time to get my daily tech fix for tha day.

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Hacking Local TV News

These guys tape themselves interrupting local TV news liveshots across New York. Some of the episodes are quite good. Definitely check out "Cheese Ninja's" attack on an unsuspecting reporter.

Local hometown News has become fun watching again.

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Pentagon Plans Massive Overhaul of Bases

My Way News
Pentagon Plans Massive Overhaul of Bases
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is proposing the most sweeping changes to its network of military bases in modern history, a plan that would close 33 major facilities in 22...

And The SF, SJ Bay Area can't be any Happier!!

Microsoft to Test PC Tuneup Service

- Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a test version of an all-in-one subscription service that will give computer users automated security updates, back up their files and run tuneups to make machines speedier. PC user like AOL User??

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

TWiT Asks for Help in Choosing the Logo

Leo has added a gallery of submitted logos. Visit, then comment on the blog which logo you like best. And g4 media does not get it that. People want there tech. How stupid is g4 to ignore this fact

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Firefox video campaign gaining steam

The short videos show people getting so entranced by Firefox, the Mozilla Foundation's open-source browser, that they do things like scream loud enough to crack office walls and become disoriented enough to take a bite out of a cell phone, as if it were a candy bar.

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Mozilla releases Firefox security update

A security update for the Firefox open-source browser has been released by the Mozilla Foundation, a move that follows the public disclosure of exploit code for two "extremely critical" vulnerabilities.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

tWiTs We're Number 1!

PodcastAlley.com FeedsI'm very pleased to see that this WEEK in TECH is currently #1 on Podcast Alley. In the past I've ignored this kind of beauty contest, but it does help get the word out, and I have to admit to a little thrill seeing TWiT up there.

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Yahoo set to launch $4.99/mo unlimited downloads TOMORROW, May 11th !

Get signed up while the price is lower than any other 'unlimited' music downloading service. Yahoo is set to launch their on-line music service on Weds, May 11th! Yahoo has been preparing this launch since the purchase of the Musicmatch service last Sept.

Soulseek, DC++, and BitTorrent where I get my Music and its Still FREE. Why bother renting music from yahoo launch crappy service. Anyway someone going to find way to crack yahoo's DRM within hours of the service launch.

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Pac-Man Turns 25

A nice little article CNN has produced about the 25th anniversary of Pac-Man.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

How to Search for MP3s using Google - Automated!

Just type the artist or song, and it does the rest for you. Truly worth a look. Just type the artist or song, and it does the rest for you. Truly worth a look. Next The Evil brain dead RIAA learns you can never shut down google.

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TWiT is now on Podcastalley!!!!

Vote now for TWiT on podcastalley. Let's take it to #1 and keep it there!!!

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Technology News: Technology: DVD Battle Hard To Quit

Technology News: Technology: DVD Battle Hard To Quit

Yankee Group senior analyst Mike Goodman told TechNewsWorld the different formats have different strengths, with the bulk of content providers behind Toshiba's HD DVD and most hardware support backing up Blu-ray. Still, the analyst said new Sony Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer, a content industry veteran, might help the companies avoid the continuing format fight.

FAQ: Hard facts about Google's Web Accelerator | CNET News.com

FAQ: Hard facts about Google's Web Accelerator | CNET News.com: "Google last week unveiled a new application for speeding up the delivery of Web pages. As has become routine with several of the company's recent announcements, including Gmail and desktop search, critics immediately looked for ulterior motives, privacy breaches and security slipups.

Some of it was to be expected; the more successful and powerful you become, the more scrutiny and conspiracy theories you spawn. So what is the truth about Google's latest move beyond search?"

How NERDY are You?

Have you been recently called a geek, a dork, a NERD? Do you want to be a nerd, geek, or dork? Well, this test is for you!

2% scored higher (more nerdy), and
98% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!

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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Atari Games Museum

several new videos this week. They include the Space Duel and Asteroids Dexlue promo movies, the Gremlins Prototype demo and the BMX Heat proto videos.

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This Week in Tech (ROTSS) podcast feed

this is the link to TWIT's podcast.

Another great show Leo. Who needs $4 or comcast.

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This Week in Tech (ROTSS) podcast feed

this is the link to TWIT's podcast.

Another great show Leo. Who needs $4 or comcast.

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Firefox is starting fuction like Ie. This is not good.

To address security concerns, we have made a number of changes, including temporarily changing the URL for this site. If prompted, please DO NOT add this new URL (do-not-add.mozilla.org) to your Allowed Sites or White List.

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It's criminial what this neowin user did to this G5.

All I've gotta say is... look at that monitor!!!! Poor G5! Someone rescue it!

ha Cheap bastards! Next time buy a El Cheapo Emachine!

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More photos of the iPod Vending Machine!

[via tuaw.com] I've seen the iPod vending machine in San Francisco International Airport. Apparently there's also one on Concourse A of the Atlanta International Airport. I have yet to see one in JFK or LaGuardia, but I suppose it's just a matter of time before iPods become as common in vending machines as beef jerky.

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A History of the GUI

Today, almost everybody in the developed world interacts with personal computers in some form or another. We use them at home and at work, for entertainment, information, and as tools to leverage our knowledge and intelligence.

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Oops Google did it again.

Google speed bump draws scorn | CNET News.com: "Google has raised privacy and security hackles once again, this time by developing an application that accelerates Web surfing but can

Friday, May 06, 2005

What is bigger than a Terabyte??

Is there something bigger than a Terabyte? Please, don't say two Terabytes.

Sure. There are lots of things bigger than a terabyte. But for completeness, I will go through all of them.

Is there something bigger than a Terabyte? Please, don't say two Terabytes. QUESTION POSED ON: 27 JUN 2002

Sure. There are lots of things bigger than a terabyte. But for completeness, I will go through all of them.

* 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
* 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
* 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
* 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
* 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
* 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte - In 2000, 3 exabytes of information was created
* 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
* 1000 Zettabyte = 1 Zottabyte
* 1000 Zottabyte = 1 Brontobyte - that is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes

So What Google??
Goolge is an Googlebype what else!!

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Suprnova's Sloncek is back with a BitTorrent new site!

Appearing out of the sky like a Suprnova, Seedler.org emerged on the web...find some good torrents here.

These days there are hundreds of BitTorrents sites popping up all over the on the web. The Evil MPAA's And RIAA's of the world will never get a handle of shutting these sites down. They should get a clue and just give up the fight of trying killing off BT from the net. BitTorrent is never going away!!!!

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SF Bay Area Becomes the Bio Tech Capital of Califoria.

KRON 4 Home

SF Lands Stem Cell Headquarters
BREAKING NEWS: San Francisco has been selected as the headquarters for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a decision that designates it as the state's stem cell research capital. >>

Security Fears Over Google Accelerator

Well you knew this was going to happen
Posted by Zonk on Friday May 06, @01:31PM
from the road-to-hell-is-paved-with-web-caching dept.
Espectr0 writes 'A software tool launched by Google on Wednesday that speeds up the process of downloading Web sites (covered recently on Slashdot) has caused some users to worry about their privacy. A ZDNet article discusses problems that users have been experiencing with the information that is cached by the software. On a Google Labs discussion group, one user said that 'I went to the Futuremark forums and noticed that I'm logged in as someone I don't know...'' Commentary also available on Signal vs. Noise and BlogNewsChannel."

Court yanks down FCC's broadcast flag

In a stunning victory for hardware makers and television buffs, a federal appeals court has tossed out government rules that would have outlawed many digital TV receivers and tuner cards starting July 1.

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Court yanks down FCC's broadcast flag | CNET News.com

Court yanks down FCC's broadcast flag | CNET News.com

update In a stunning victory for hardware makers and television buffs, a federal appeals court has tossed out government rules that would have outlawed many digital TV receivers and tuner cards starting July 1.

What's new:
A federal appeals court has squelched an FCC rule that would have required TV gear to use copy protection technology known as a "broadcast flag."

Bottom line:
The ruling is a big setback for Hollywood studios, which sought to limit unauthorized Internet redistribution of over-the-air TV broadcasts. But it's a reprieve for makers of HDTV sets, PC tuner cards, and USB and Firewire tuners.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

MAME32 96 is out

Yes that right haze. M.ultiple A.rcade M.achine E.mulator MAME32 96 is out for your enjoyment.

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Google Web Accelerator Designed Only for Broadband

The new Google Accelerator features a new approach to web accereration. To speed up broadband?

Wow Now I can see what I save surfing for prOn. And of course Privacy Advocacy Will up in arms about this latest google offering.

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Google Web Accelerator Designed Only for Broadband

The new Google Accelerator features a new approach to web accereration. To speed up broadband?

Wow Now I can see what I save surfing for prOn. And of course Privacy Advocacy Will up in arms about this latest google offering.

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TWit Logo Design

With the new podcast TWit comes a new logo design "call for help" (pun intended). So grab your tablets, sharpen your pen drawing skills, fire-up photoshop or illustrator and submit a piece of artwork for TWit to use on their website.

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Yahoo, Google turn up volume on video search battle

Yahoo and Google's ongoing rivalry turned to video search this week, with each company touting more searchable content and marquee partnerships.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

How Often Do You Have Trouble Getting the Podcast? | this WEEK in TECH

How Often Do You Have Trouble Getting the Podcast? | this WEEK in TECH: "Doppler does not getting the show automatically. I have to download the show manually to get the latest show from you leo. Also I have posting an 56k modem friendly mp3pro version of show on my site to help you cut down on bandwidth costs.

56k Podcasts of this week in tech"

Zeropaid.com Gets a Face lift

Zeropaid.com - File Sharing Programs, Gets a New layout and Fancy graphics to boot.

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Slashdot | Azureus Decentralizes Bittorrent

Slashdot | Azureus Decentralizes Bittorrent: "e"

Azureus Decentralizes Bittorrent
The Internet
Posted by timothy on Tuesday May 03, @06:20AM
from the infinite-onion-rings dept.
BobPaul writes "While the eXeem project to decentralize Bittorrent remains in open beta, the Azureus Java Bittorrent project has recently released a major update that, among other things offers 'a distributed, decentralised database that can be used to track decentralised torrents. This permits both "trackerless" torrents and the maintenance of swarms where the tracker has become unavailable or where the torrent was removed from the tracker.' It doesn't contain the search functionality of eXeem, but it's also not a beta product and is licensed under the GPL. Could this and compatible clients be the replacement to SuprNova and Lokitorrents, or does the lack of search negate its effectiveness?"

Apple feeds Tiger to iMac line | CNET News.com

Apple feeds Tiger to iMac line | CNET News.com: "Apple Computer sped up its iMac line on Tuesday, adding faster processors and graphics chips along with its just-released Mac OS X Tiger operating system."

Google's Bid-for-placement Patent Settlement Cover-up

Google always had excellent search engine indexing technology, but Google's search technology by itself never generated profits for the company. Google's profitability comes from its search technology combined with text ads and an ad placement mechanism that allows advertisers to bid for the placement of their ads (bid-for-placement mechanism).

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The Laporte Report

Yes the ROTSS is no more. Its time to start TWIT - This week in Tech
Here the latest news From Leo's Blog.


..And the first TWIT. This WEEK in TECH is up for May 1, 2005. This edition is an hour long, because we had so much good stuff.

In this episode: We come up with a new name and new URL. Patrick reviews WinHEC. John C. Dvorak visits from beyond the grave. We answer listener questions about Tiger. And Kevin picks our site of the week: http://boxedthoughts.com. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Robert Heron, and John C. Dvorak for a look at This WEEK in TECH.

Thanks and a tip of the Red Hat to Mark Blasco for the very fun TSS clone theme we end the show with. Now that we have a name, please email me your logo ideas, theme music, too, to ThisWEEKinTECH@gmail.com. I’ve registered ThisWEEKinTECH.com and TWIT.tv and we’ll be moving to that domain later in the week.

Subscribe to the podcast at http://leoville.tv/podcasts/tlr. (In future the feed will be at http://twit.tv/hi - there will also be a twit.tv/lo, aac, and vorbis - these are Coralized feeds that should work with any RSS or podcast client.). Or download from the BitTorrent feeds:

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Trent Reznor With Dentures

Well for all of you nin fans out there, their new album 'with teeth' is out on bt networks everywhere.