Sunday, July 31, 2005

AOL strategy crashes in Latin America

AOL Latin America files for bankruptcy protection after losing $1 billion. ;-)
When: 7/31/2005
Company: AOL Latin America

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Website that distributes free "abandonware" games.

This site, called Macintosh Garden, distributes old games that have been made public domain by defunct companies. It features hundreds games including Sim City 2000, (the original) Prince of Persia, and many more.

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Friday, July 29, 2005

Breaking News: 10th planet discovered

NASA is currently holding a press conference announcing the discovery of the solar systems 10th planet which is larger than Pluto.

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New world may be double Pluto's size

Astronomical detectives make a stunning discovery - hiding in plain view, the object may be the biggest orbiting in the outer solar system

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Oops The Evil RIAA did it Again. Sued 765 illegal file sharers.

The RIAA, on behalf of its member companies, today announced a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits against 765 illegal file sharers. for July

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Illegal downloaders are also biggest spenders: research - // News

Illegal downloaders are also biggest spenders: research - // News: "A British organization has discovered that illegal music downloaders spend much more on paid music downloads than strictly legal file-sharers do.

The Leading Question, a digital music consumer research firm, says music pirates spent four-and-a-half times more for legal music downloads than average fans."

How to cancel your AOL account

An AOL dialup account has always been notoriously easy to sign up for and hard to cancel. Tech expert Dave Taylor says it took 50 minutes (!) in total to cancel his account after signing up with one of those ubiquitous free CDs for fun.

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Slashdot | Google Maps Creator Takes Browsers To The Limit

Slashdot | Google Maps Creator Takes Browsers To The Limit: "Addressing a crowd of developers in Sydney today, Google Maps creator Lars Rasmussen encouraged them to embrace bleeding edge technology in browser software. He cited the example of how Google Maps can command Internet Explorer to use VML (Vector Markup Language by Microsoft) to display a blue line between geographical points, but use a PNG graphic format and a linear description for the Firefox browser.' From the article: 'Firstly, the Web allows rapid deployment and there is no software for users to install. It's also much easier to make sure code runs on multiple browsers compared with multiple operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows. The downside is that browsers don't give programmers full access to a computer's resources such as memory, process power and hard disk space. This is a bottleneck the engineer sees being removed in future, although he thinks the simplicity of the current Web browsing experience needs to be maintained.'"

Slashdot | Leo Laporte On UNIX As the Future

Slashdot | Leo Laporte On UNIX As the Future: "In a well-written interview with Mad Penguin, techmeister Leo Laporte (formerly of G4/TechTV fame) discusses his vision of the future of proprietary and open platforms: 'I think there's a lot of hope for Linux, although I don't think that Linux is the answer. I think that UNIX is the answer, in some form or fashion. It might be BSD, it might be Linux, it might be some third thing. But UNIX is such a well understood and smart to handle the issues that an operating system has to handle that it ultimately will prevail.'"

The Birth of Google

It began with an argument. When he first met Larry Page in the summer of 1995, Sergey Brin was a second-year grad student in the computer science department at Stanford University.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Mozilla Firefox Downloaded 75,000,000 Times

Spread Firefox is reporting that Mozilla Firefox has been downloaded 75,000,000 times. The 75 millionth download came at 11:17:10am UTC/GMT today. The download count does not include upgrades obtained using Firefox's in-built software update system.

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How to Bypass BIOS Passwords

BIOS passwords can add an extra layer of security for desktop and laptop computers. There are a few known backdoors and other tricks of the trade that can be used to bypass or reset the BIOS password on most systems.

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TV Guide Dropping Listings from magazine!

The new TV Guide, which will launch with the Oct. 17 issue, will contain just 25 percent listings and 75 percent stories, versus the 75 percent listings and 25 percent stories it has now, the company said early Tuesday.

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Apple Releases New ibooks and mac minis

Apple has finally released their new ibooks and mac minis

read more | digg story - Home - Home: "Shuttle Lifts Off

The space shuttle Discovery has lifted off for a flight to the international space station. It marks a return to flight for the shuttle, two and a-half years after the Columbia disaster. Seven crew members are on board."

Thousands and Thousands of Hours of PVR TV

new technology from Promise TV takes the form of a home-built PVR with lots of high-capacity hard drives and claims to be able to record every show on every channel being recorded in the UK for an entire month.

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Don't Forget About SoulSeek

With all the controversy, legal battles, and political debates surrounding P2P, it’s easy to forget about the original focus of P2P.

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David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, then tries to packped

David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, then tries to packpedal after he inadvertantly slams Bill Gates for making it famous.

I love the look on Bills face when David Bradley implies that Bill made it famous because of Windows crashing all the time! Ohh the acward silence..

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Monday, July 25, 2005

New terrain for chipmakers | CNET

New terrain for chipmakers | CNET "One in 10 server chips now from AMD
A big jump in quarterly market share pushes Advanced Micro Devices into double-digit market share in server chips for the first time."

FIBER HARD DRIVES FATA! (will reach 120TB)


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Princess Toadstool's Castle arcade and new cabinet models

Princess Toadstool's Castle arcade is now officially available
This is an arcade environment based on the opening level of Super Mario 64. It features working doors that open and close so you can freely walk in and out of the castle. Als it feautures animated characters from the game that you can interact with.

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AMD and Intel Notebooks Head to Head

The two chip giants go head-to-head in this review of notebook computers which features 10 different models." From the article: "To be blunt, sourcing high-performance AMD-based notebooks for this test was less difficult than extracting teeth from a fully grown chicken -- but only just.

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Bringing movie magic to Net marketing

The camera focusing on the rock climbers pans into the sky at the rumble of a jet engine. A distant speck becomes a predatory-looking fighter jet unlike anything else in the skies.

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Sumo Size Man Walking' gains Web following | CNET

'Fat Man Walking' gains Web following | CNET "Steve Vaught--a 350-pound self-described 'Forrest Lump' who's walking across the country to shed weight--has the same such following, only his real-life fame has been fueled by the Internet"

Easy Trick makes your LCD Monitor look even better

Using the auto adjustment feature of your LCD monitor while viewing a special image can make text look ever better. Few know about this trick. I want to change that. This is a must see for all you lucky LCD owners.

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Yahoo acquires Konfabulator

Hoping to pave a new path to its popular Web site, Yahoo has acquired Konfabulator, a tiny software maker that provides a computer platform for monitoring the weather, stock prices and a wealth of other customized information without opening a Web browser.

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iTunes Podcast Top 10 Rankings Explained

According to Adam Curry's 7/23 Daily Source Code, the iTunes Podcast top 10 is not based on the number of subscriptions a podcast has, but rather on the number of new subscribers in the past 24 hours. This explains why podcasts such as our favorites Diggnation and TWiT can rocket to the top of the charts...

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Like Google's logo?

If you like the way Google writes its name and would like to have your own company name or just any name to be spelt like that, then this link can be a lot of fun.

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Slyck - File Sharing News and Info

Slyck - File Sharing News and Info: "When all else fails, throw bureaucracy at the problem."

Slashdot | New Apples Next Week

Slashdot | New Apples Next Week: "CNN/Money reports: 'Apple may be gearing up to unveil a new slate of mini-Macs and may also release updated versions of its popular iBook laptop computers as early as next Tuesday, according to unconfirmed reports on a Web site that tracks Apple.' The Web site Think Secret reported three new Mac mini and two new iBook part numbers have appeared in Apple's retail database, indicating that new models are imminent. Apple would neither confirm nor deny the reports. The new mini models will be priced at $499, $599 and $699, with new iBooks priced at $999 and $1,299, according to the original story at Think Secret.'"

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Google & Apple twice as popular as Microsoft

Google and Apple related stories on the web recieve twice as many page views as Microsoft related stories.

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Hidden Porn in Harry Potter?

Children are unlocking sexually explicit scenes hidden in the book thanks to what officials are calling the "hot cauldron" mod. Parents are furious and have called on Congress to have the books removed from store shelves.

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CNET -- Technology news and business reports

CNET -- Technology news and business reports: "Windows Vista draws, jokes, scorn, approval
Reaction to the name for the next version of Windows runs the gamut. No, it doesn't stand for virses, infections, spyware, trojans and adware."

Home-brew CPU

This a Homemade CPU made out of entirely of TLL logic gates!! You can even telnet into it!!! This is old school at it's finest!

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Difficult time for EZTV

For the last few weeks, torrent groups who offer and help seed torrents for television episodes have been on the receiving end of a technological attack to slow the distribution of television episodes.

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google maps adds hybrid feature

They just keep making it better. This is the end of our overlay hacks. They have a "hybrid view". Good job google. Maybe they are out of new ideas? hardly.

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Do We Use Only 10% of Our Brain?

In other words, the statement, "We use only 10% of our brains" is false; it's a myth. We use all of our brain. Let's look at the possible origins of this myth and the evidence that we use all of our brain.

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Windows Vista is officially official

Yep, it�s confirmed: Longhorn = Windows Vista. They couldn�t keep the news from leaking out last night, but Microsoft just made the official announcement a few minutes ago. Hope you�re as pumped up about the name as these guys, because you�re going to be hearing the name �Windows Vista� A LOT over the next eight years or so.

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Tivo's Hidden Web Server

Who needs a Slingbox, get a Tivo Series 2!

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History Of The Internet. Back To 1957

history of the internet dating all the way back to 1957, a lot of facts that i had no idea was even relevant to the internet. Its a good read

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Linux LiveCD List

A huge collection of Linux LiveCD distrobutions and where to get them.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

A trio of open source niche browsers

Tired of debating which Internet browser is superior? Then you may want to try out a trio of niche browsers that are simply interesting: Ghostzilla, BrowseX, and Amaya. Each takes a different approach to the Web experience to serve different kinds of users: Ghostzilla offers a stealthy browser for paranoid surfers, BrowseX provides a minimalist browser, and Amaya serves as both an authoring tool and a browser to showcase new Web technologies.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Why Everyone Should Mod Everything

Electrical engineer David Randolph on how and why everyone (even the biggest n00bs) can and should find the inspiration to become modders and what it really means to be a "modder".

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Slashdot | Google Moon Debuts

Slashdot | Google Moon Debuts: "One small step for Google... On July 20, 1969, man first landed on the Moon. A few decades later, we're pleased to cut you in on the action. Google Moon is an extension of Google Maps and Google Earth that, courtesy of NASA imagery (thanks, guys!), enables you to surf the Moon's surface and check out the exact spots that the Apollo astronauts made their landings.''"

DVD-swapping site presses retailers for play

Buy a new DVD and get two or three used ones for free--that's the deal DVD-swapping site Peerflix is pitching at retailers.

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3D Arcade / Emulaxian Updates

Now ready for bigger and better 3D arcades: Emulaxian and the 3D Arcade. One of the outstanding MAME projects which always make me gasp with amazement!

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Super speed broadband seen over cable TV in 2006

Broadband Internet access via TV cables can reach 100 Megabits per second as early as next year, 50 times faster than the average broadband speeds now offered to cable TV homes, a Finnish firm said on Wednesday.

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U.S. moves to extend daylight time by two months

The U.S. Congress signed off on a provision Tuesday to extend daylight savings time hours by two months. It would begin on the first weekend in March, and end the last weekend in November.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Firefox 1.0.6 Released

Firefox 1.0.6 is a stability update. We recommend that users upgrade to this latest version.
The link has been removed from the main site, but it can still be acquired through their official FTP server in the link above.

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Slashdot | Spyware Removal: Drop PC in Dumpster

Slashdot | Spyware Removal: Drop PC in Dumpster: "The New York Times is reporting that some users prefer throwing out their PCs and buying new ones to actually removing their spyware. Does this mean lots of free hardware for the dumpster-divers among us?'"

Slashdot | yellowTAB's Zeta 1.0 Reviewed

Slashdot | yellowTAB's Zeta 1.0 Reviewed: "'OSNews' Thom Holwerda posted the first in-depth review of the recently released Zeta 1.0. He goes over installation, impressions, usage, application and hardware support, BFS queries and concludes that yellowTAB's Zeta is the deserving future of BeOS; plus, it's the only one based on the original source code by Be, Inc.'"

HP to slash about 14,500 jobs | CNET

HP to slash about 14,500 jobs | CNET "Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday it will slash its work force by 14,500 jobs, or about 10 percent, the biggest move yet by new Chief Executive Mark Hurd as he seeks to boost the No. 2 computer maker's profitability."

Monday, July 18, 2005

Command-N - EPISODE #6

Featuring Leo Laporte

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Simpsons Greatest Moments, Part 2

We all know in our hearts that The Simpsons are the coolest family ever. krazytim have taken the time to go through every episode of this show and take out all the funniest moments. This is part 2 of 4 which he have made.
*Warning - This is a large file. Please Be Patient.

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TiVo upgrade allows instant response to TV ads

Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc. on Monday upgraded its television recording service to let about 1 million of its subscribers instantly respond to specially coded advertising, the company said. This is reason why I went out to get Tivo. NoT.

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Find out who lives on your street. For free!!

This is a website that in conjunction with google maps allows you to enter in an address to find out the names, adresses and phone numbers of the people who live on that street. Kinda scarey. Well if this site was not down all the time. there is nothing to worry about.

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Revision3 Studios article, company that produces Systm

Revision3 Studios is be coming more like the old Techtv everyday. The articles at show how much Revision3 Studios is working hard at work to give us some technology-related programming like thebroken, Systm, and Diggnation. I want to say thanks to Revision3 Studios for all there hard work.

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Video iPods on their way? Apple looking for deals for video content.

It seems as though Apple has been inquiring to the music companies about acquiring the rights to sell music videos. The possible price will be $1.99 per video. Is iTunes 5.0 and the 5G iPod coming soon to accompany them? iLounge points to a Wall Street Journal story, and says it may finally be here as soon as September.

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

All sorts of online generators!

This site has over 100 (?) + generators in which you can use. Whether its a letter to Santa, or a Cat Name, Ebay Feedback generator, It has it all!

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From the Shadows 4.0 and Yoshi Wedding Update this WEEK in TECH

I'm back... | this WEEK in TECH: "Things hit a fever pitch for me as of late... My new job is going great, I love it. But it is also very long hours when were on set (which we are most days).
Of course I'm still working with From the Shadows. Actually we just released Box 4.0! Check it out."

Atari - The lost years of the coin op

Here's an in depth article about the very early Atari years published by the Armchair arcade, always a good read!

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Harry Potter Works His Magic Again in a Far Darker Tale - New York Times

Harry Potter Works His Magic Again in a Far Darker Tale - New York Times: "n an earlier Harry Potter novel, Sibyll Trelawney, divination teacher, looks at Harry and declares that her inner eye sees past his 'brave face to the troubled soul within.'
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Featured Author: J. K. Rowling
Collected coverage of Harry Potter: book and movie reviews, an interview with the author and more.

By J. K. Rowling.
Illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
632 pages. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. $29.99.

Young Fans of Wizard Still Under His Spell (July 16, 2005)
Forum: Books

'I regret to say that your worries are not baseless,' she adds. 'I see difficult times ahead for you, alas ... most difficult ... I fear the thing you dread will indeed come to pass ... and perhaps sooner than you think.'

In 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' that frightening prophecy does in fact come true - in a thoroughly harrowing denouement that sees the death of yet another important person in Harry's life, and that renders this, the sixth volume of the series, the darkest and most unsettling installment yet.

It is a novel that pulls together dozens of plot strands from previous volumes, underscoring how cleverly and carefully J. K. Rowling has assembled this giant jigsaw puzzle of an epic. It is also a novel that depicts Harry Potter, now 16, as more alone than ever - all too well aware of loss and death, and increasingly isolated by his growing reputation as 'the Chosen One,' picked from among all others to do battle with the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

As the novel opens, the wizarding world is at war: Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters have grown so powerful that their evil deeds have spilled over into the Muggle world of nonmagic folks. The Muggles' prime minister has been alerted by the Ministry of Magic about the rise of Voldemort. And the terrible thin"

Harry Potter fans frustrating ride the plot spoiled--the the net

The very thing that helped millions of Harry Potter fans around the globe get the latest book delivered to their doorsteps today is also a source of frustration for some who don't want the plot spoiled--the Internet.

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Futurama: The Movie (Greenlit!). Return To TV?

In the first of IGN's exclusive Video Blogs direct from San Diego's Comic-Con International, voice actor Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, the Professor, and many more voices for many more shows) revealed to us that a brand-new direct-to-video Futurama movie has been greenlit.

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Lost levels of Super Mario Bros. 3

Deep within Super Mario Bros. 3 lie hidden, unused levels. Some of them seem polished, with working goals and plenty of enemies, while others are devoid of enemies, lacking exits, or too short to be full levels.

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Open-source P2P projects keep swapping | CNET

Open-source P2P projects keep swapping | CNET "What's new:
Although the Supreme Court ruling cast a cloud over commercial file-trading companies, independent open-source projects continue unabated.

Bottom line:
Open-source P2P threatens to mute the court ruling's effect on the file-swapping world, because millions of people a week are already downloading and using those independent programs--but they risk drawing legal attention if they slip over the line of piracy 'inducement.'"

Unsealed email shows Linux was not stolen from SCO

"It records Davidson's memories of Bob Swartz' earlier months-long code comparison between Linux and several versions of AT&T's Unix for oldSCO."

"At the end, we had found absolutely *nothing*. ie no evidence of any copyright infringement whatsoever."

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Podcast Awards Update | this WEEK in TECH

Podcast Awards Update | this WEEK in TECH: "We've been nominated for Podcast Awards in the People's Choice and Technology categories. Yay!

Thanks for your support! Voting begins today. TWiT Army, you know what to do.
» Leo Laporte's blog | 62 reads"

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Harry Potter Book Accidentally Sold in NY

More and More mistakes popping up with Harry Potter! First in Canada and now in New York....what next?

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Slashdot | BBC In Trouble Over Free Music

Slashdot | BBC In Trouble Over Free Music: "'According to this article, British classical labels are claiming that the BBC giving away the these symphonies, which were performed by the BBC Orchestra for free, constitutes unfair government competition. Apparently all free music really is illegal these days, or soon will be, public domain be damned.' "

Viewers have doubts about Gore TV

Al Gore promises that Current TV will be as interactive and democratic as the Internet. But already his restless young audience is wondering whether the network will be another rerun.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Firefox update squashes security bugs | CNET

Firefox update squashes security bugs | CNET "The Mozilla Foundation has fixed several security flaws in its Firefox browser, but has left people in the dark about what some of the issues entail.

Firefox 1.0.5, released Tuesday, patches about 10 bugs in the open-source Web browser, some of them 'high risk,' said Chris Hofmann, director of engineering at Mozilla. High-risk problems typically allow an intruder to commandeer a PC or expose the user's data."

Digital TV switch suggested for 2009

Lawmakers are readying legislation that would require all American televisions to run on digital signals by the end of 2008, in an effort to free up the analog spectrum for other uses such as broadband services and communications for emergency workers.

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How does Firefox work?

Nice story about Firefox including features and the best extensions. Also talks about security, history, and the future of this excellent browser.

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New on eBay: 18-foot, flame-fisted 'mech'

The 18-foot-tall giant in steelworker Carlos Owens' Alaska backyard isn't quite up to smashing Volkswagens--or taking the kind of pounding footsteps that might strike fear into the heart of an enemy.

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Falling Tree Branch Strikes Kids in Park

Falling Tree Branch Strikes Kids in Park: "PALO ALTO (KRON) -- Two children were sent to the hospital after a large tree branch fell onto them as they were playing in a local park Monday afternoon."

Yet No word from the Palo Alto Rec dept for the blame for this. I glowing up in this area. It was matter of time this preventable event could of been avoided.

Long-lived hacker mag shuts down

Hacker magazine Phrack is to close its doors after almost 20 years serving the darker side of the Internet and communications community.

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Why Firefox Is Better: 101 Reasons!

For all of you who don't use Firefox, here's some reasons to start using it, actually, 101 reasons.

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U.S. May Begin Iraq Troop Drawdown in '06 ??? I will believe it when i see it.

My Way News: "WASHINGTON (AP) - Major reductions in U.S. troop levels in Iraq next year appear increasingly likely, although Pentagon officials said Monday it is too early to predict the specific size and timing.

The Pentagon is eager to pull some of its 135,000 troops out of Iraq in 2006, partly because the counterinsurgency is stretching the Army and Marine Corps perilously thin as casualties mount and partly because officials believe the presence of a large U.S. force is generating tacit support for anti-American violence."

My Way - Gulf Coast Cleans Up From Hurricane Dennis

My Way: "Gulf Coast Cleans Up From Hurricane Dennis
Gulf Coast Cleans Up From Hurricane Dennis
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With a sigh of relief, Gulf Coast residents began hurricane cleanup - again. Hurricane Dennis hit the storm-weary Florida Panhandle and Alabama..."

InformationWeek > Security > Linux Compression Format Flaw Found > July 8, 2005

InformationWeek > Security > Linux Compression Format Flaw Found > July 8, 2005: "A critical flaw in a compression format widely used in Linux and Unix can give hackers a way into machines, security experts say.

TechWeb News

Well that does its. Its time for everyone to switch back to Windoze. (fud satire)

A critical flaw in a compression format widely used in Linux and Unix can give hackers a way into machines, security experts said Friday. A patch for the zlib library isn't available, but several Linux and BSD distributors have rolled out fixes of their own."

Google is getting into BPL Business| CNET

Broadband's power-line push | CNET "Big-name investors including Google generated buzz with their recent bet on a long-developing technology intended to deliver broadband service over power lines"

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Welcome to digg 2.0

Tons of new features, and a few bugs too :) Please submit any bugs you find by clicking on "report a website bug" in the lower right hand corner. We will do our best to get them fixed as soon as possible. Thanks and enjoy! (note: minimalist design coming in v2.1)

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AP Wire | 07/09/2005 | Earthquakes 2, Crew 1

AP Wire | 07/09/2005 | Earthquakes 2, Crew 1: "Earthquakes 2, Crew 1

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ronald Cerritos scored in the 63rd minute, lifting the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night and extending their unbeaten streak to seven games.

Cerritos slid his fifth goal of the season past Crew goalkeeper Jonny Walker, and San Jose (7-3-7) posted its fourth win in five games."

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Remember Those Annoying Ads Cortislim G4 & KFI? Little Benefit in Cortislim

The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the makers and marketers of Cortislim to stop claiming the product causes rapid weight loss. Still the supplement is flying off store shelves.

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Ch. 9 hires Steve Raleigh Yet Another reason KRON is Sinking fast.

Ch. 9 hires replacement for Delkus: "Ch. 9 hires replacement for Delkus

By John Kiesewetter
Enquirer staff writer
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• Pete Delkus signs with the big leagues

In San Francisco meteorologist Steve Raleigh, Channel 9 found a forecaster with Cincinnati TV experience and family roots here to replace Pete Delkus.

Raleigh worked for WLWT-TV in 1986-88, long enough to meet and marry Julie Leis, daughter of Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis Jr.

'I love Cincinnati, and I never thought I'd have a chance to come back,' said Raleigh, 43, chief meteorologist for KRON-TV (Channel 4) in San Francisco, the No. 6 TV market. Cincinnati is No. 33.

'We're back in Cincinnati all the time. This is all about family and a life opportunity,' he said. Raleigh and his wife, who married here in 1987, have two boys and two girls, ages 15 to 9.

Raleigh said he has agreed to start at WCPO-TV (Channel 9) on July 18. Delkus signs off today after nine years to go to WFAA-TV in Dallas.

Top among 7 finalists

Raleigh was tops among seven finalists, including staffers Steve Norris and Larry Handley, said Bill Fee, Channel 9 general manager. He also interviewed former Channel 12 meteorologist Mike Buresh, now in Jacksonville.

'Steve has been in and out of Cincinnati for 15 years. He knows the market, the people and the newsmakers,' said Bob Morford, Channel 9 news director.

Morford was impressed that Raleigh, in a job interview, stressed the importance of 'being on the air during severe weather situations.'

Fee praises Raleigh's technology skills, and his smooth on-air presentation.

'He's a very likable person and has a very deep knowledge of meteorology. He'll work well with Clyde, Carol and DJ,' said Fee, referring to anchors Clyde Gray, Carol Williams and sports anchor Dennis Janson.

Joining former colleague"

Friday, July 08, 2005

Lost at sea, found in flash

A high-flying, student-assembled research balloon that appeared doomed after crashing into the Pacific Ocean has ended up yielding valuable astronomical data, thanks to hardy memory cards that survived the plunge.

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Biography of Kevin Mitnick.

A good Bio of the Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick. Just thought I would post this to make sure no one ever forgets how great kevin is. For more on kevin check out
TheBroken Episode #3 For an interview

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Wide-ranging flaw crashes programs | CNET

Wide-ranging flaw crashes programs | CNET "A security flaw in a widely-used data compression technology could put many software programs at risk of attack, experts have warned.

The buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the open-source 'zlib' component, Secunia said in an alert published Thursday. Using a specially crafted file, an attacker could take control over a computer or crash applications that use zlib, the security monitoring company said."

My Way - News

My Way - News: "London Terror Bombings Kill 37, Wound 700 photo
LONDON (AP) - Terror struck in the heart of London on Thursday as explosions ripped through three subway trains and blasted the roof off a crowded red double-decker bus. At least 37 people were killed and more than 700 wounded in the deadliest attack on the city since the blitz in World War II...."

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Governor, Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

Governor, Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal: "SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and leaders of both major parties agreed Tuesday on a state budget that adds money for schools, roads and health care without resorting to the deficit spending that has plagued California in recent years.

'This is a terrific budget,' the governor said in a late-afternoon news conference. 'It's a budget that moves California forward.'

The accord on the roughly $116 billion spending plan comes five days after the start of the new fiscal year and after a weekend of negotiations between the governor and leaders of the Assembly and Senate."

Details of New BART Contract Emerging

Details of New BART Contract Emerging: "OAKLAND (AP) -- Some of the specifics of the labor deal that averted a BART strike are coming out now.

Details of the agreement aren't expected to be released until workers ratify the contract, but the Contra Costa Times has obtained a copy of the deal.

According the newspaper, BART workers will receive a one-time 'lump sum' payment of 300 dollars in January."

AOL Music Not Firefox Friendly

Since TWiT is going to be distributed bia AOL Music, I decided to take a look around and guess what. I get a screen telling me that Firefox is not supported..

And AOLHell owns Netscape. Why is AOL Still not supporting non IE browsers.

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California Tech Job Lead Grows

Who said tech jobs are declining? Surely not in the sunshine state of California with a 26% jump in tech jobs.

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Topic list: RIAA Announces 784 New Suits For File-Sharing - Leoville Town Square

Topic list: RIAA Announces 784 New Suits For File-Sharing - Leoville Town Square: "Despite what The Evil RIAA would lead you believed that People who download their music from P2P networks, No longer buy cd's anymore. Here is the latest crops of CD's I have recently bought from in the last week.

1 'Soul on Board'
Curt Smith; Audio CD; $19.95

2 'Smallcreeps Day'
Mike Rutherford; Audio CD; $11.06

3 'Lost Years'
Michael Sembello; Audio CD; $18.79

4 'A Curious Feeling'
Tony Banks; Audio CD; $8.98

5 'The Power Station (CD & DVD)'
The Power Station; Audio CD; $7.99"

Is Rodi BitTorrent's Replacement?

Rodi is a small-client P2P application, written in Java, that improves on BitTorrent by allowing both content searches and full anonymity. It's released under the General Public License (GNU). The client can be accessed here.

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Honda unveils improved engines | CNET

Honda unveils improved engines | CNET "With global sales of nearly 600,000 units a year, the Civic is Honda's best-selling model after the Accord, and the refreshed version is widely expected to generate big sales gains for Japan's third-biggest auto maker.

Honda said the improved i-VTEC (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control System) technology--a mechanism that helps engines burn fuel more efficiently while enhancing driving performance--would raise the engine's fuel economy by 6 percent in the new gasoline-only Civic"

Take Your Time: Extra Second Will be Added to 2005

An extra second will be added to 2005 to make up for the slowing down of the Earth's rotation, officials said this week.

IS your Computer System : Extra Second Will be Added to Y2KV Compliant? Oh NO!! Let the Extra Second Will be Added to Y2KV Insanity to Begin!!!

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Old Computer Bowl programs

Computer Bowl was a technology trivia program from the late 80s/early 90s that featured Bill Joy, Bill Gates, Mitch Kapor, Andy Herzfeld, and Esther Dyson as contestants.

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South Park to grace regular TV

For those of you not into the technology that is Cable TV, don't worry. One of the best cartoon shows on Cable will soon be gracing the regular TV airwaves.

KBHK ch 44 have been plugging South Park for the last mouth. Coming in September at 10:30 pm. I already getting sit of looking at these ads during every commercial break during the simpsons. I have already downloaded all the shows and South Park is on Comedy Central 40 times a week. So what is the point of syndicating South Park on broadcast television. SP is getting real old. The new In show to watch is Family Guy on FOX!!

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Governor: No BART Cooling Off Period

Governor: No BART Cooling Off Period: "AKLAND and SACRAMENTO (KRON) -- Aides to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger indicate the administration is unlikely to call for a three day cooling off period in the event negotiators can't reach an agreement in the BART labor talks by midnight tonight.

The governor has the option of delaying a strike for up to 72 hours."
Finally arnie had made the right deciding. Only couple hours to the BART commuter nightmare to begin. I can't wait for it to start!!!!!!!!!!

Slashdot | Nears 10-Year Anniversary

Slashdot | Nears 10-Year Anniversary: "' is nearing its 10-year anniversary. 'Soon after Inc. debuted 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos and his handful of employees spent late summer nights packing books in a tiny warehouse, scrambling to ship a growing gush of orders. Today, the man who has grown accustomed to being hailed the king of Internet commerce runs a global powerhouse that did nearly $7 billion in sales last year, dealing in everything from banjo cases to wild boar baby back ribs.' Although Bezos has drawn some ire from his collection of patents, there's no arguing that his company is one of the most successful online sites today.' "

Google declared top 100 company

The proclaimed "google empire" seems to keep growing. It has now been included on the list of the 100 largest companies in the world. Microsoft better watch out!

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India closes in on $100 PC - Zeropaid File Sharing News

India closes in on $100 PC - Zeropaid File Sharing News: "MUMBAI, India--One of the critical ingredients for the $100 computer is probably in your garage.

In about three months, a little-known company called Novatium plans to offer a stripped-down home computer for about $70 or $75. That is about half the price of the standard 'thin clients' of this kind now sold in India, made possible in part by some novel engineering choices. Adding a monitor doubles the price to $150, but the company will offer used displays to keep the cost down.

'If you want to reach the $100 to $120 price point, you need to use old monitors,' said Novatium founder and board member Rajesh Jain, a local entrepreneur who sold the IndiaWorld portal for $115 million in cash in 2000 and has started a host of companies since. 'Monitors have a lifetime of seven to eight years.'"

Monday, July 04, 2005

Firefox makes it to Intel Macs

The Firefox browser has been ported to the new Intel-based Mac OS X platform with the assistance of Apple.

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TEH SCENE - Internet TV Show Parody the scene

Teh Scene follows a band of online lame pirates who distribute those poor cam shots movies illegally across the internet.

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My Way News

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A space probe hit its comet target late Sunday in a NASA-directed, Hollywood-style mission that scientists hope will reveal clues to how the solar system formed. It was the first time a spacecraft had ever touched the surface of a comet, igniting brief Independence Day weekend fireworks in space.

The successful strike 83 million miles away from Earth occurred at 10:52 p.m. PDT, according to mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Scientists on the mission - called Deep Impact, like the movie - erupted in applause and exchanged hugs.

'A lot of people said we couldn't do this or wouldn't be able to pull it off,' project manager Rick Grammier said later at a predawn Monday news conference. 'It happened like clockwork and I think that's something to be proud of on America's birthday.'

The cosmic smash-up did not significantly alter the comet's orbit around the sun and NASA said the experiment doesn't pose any danger to Earth."

Are brains analog, or digital?

A new study conducted at Cornell University suggests that we think in analog, not digital. It's a bold claim which, if true, threatens to make thirty years of linguistics and neuroscience metaphors look very silly indeed.

Next week New England Journal of Medicine They report the all human brains actually runs in natural form of Linux or Free BSD!

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Water that does not get things wet.

It looks like water. It pours, flows and sloshes like water. But it doesn't get things wet. Hence Its htNO 2.0

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Windows Software Ugly, Boring & Uninspired

CPU magazine has written a very straight-to-the-point editorial on the lack of quality and innovation in software for the mainstream OS. They compare it to the Mac, which is found in a much different light

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Deep Impact prepares for comet crash | CNET

Deep Impact prepares for comet crash | CNET "Astronomers as far back as Aristotle have speculated about the sudden appearance of comets that blaze through the night sky.

Aristotle believed that comets erupted from the Earth into the heavens, while American astronomer Fred Whipple suggested in 1950 that comets resembled dirty snowballs composed of rocks, frozen water, and other compounds made up of carbon and hydrogen.

Deep Impact On Sunday evening, observers finally may have answers to some of these celestial questions. At 10:52 p.m. PDT, a NASA spacecraft the size of a wine barrel is scheduled to slam into the Tempel 1 comet at roughly 23,000 mph.

The impact, projected to leave a crater that could swallow a football stadium, is intended to scrape away part of Tempel 1's surface and expose what's underneath.

'We know that the crust--the outside shell of a"

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Cnet Turns 10 Years Old!

Cnet was launched back in 1995, and over the years, it has became one of the biggest site for anything tech related. The link is to the top 10 things in 1995.

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Wikimedia to Hold First International Conference

The Wikimedia Foundation will be holding its first international conference, Wikimania, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from August 4, 2005 to August 8, 2005. Featured speakers will include Jimmy Wales, Ross Mayfield, Ward Cunningham, and Richard Stallman.

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26 million text messages sent backing Live 8 | CNET

26 million text messages sent backing Live 8 | CNET "More than 26.4 million people from around the world sent text messages Saturday in support of the Live 8 campaign to cancel the debts of the poorest countries, setting a world record, organizers said"

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Digg Podcast #001 Released

Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht (former G4/TechTV hosts) have completed the first official digg podcast. Have a listen! Topics they cover can be found at:

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Windows 1.0 to XP: Screenshots

See the evolution of Microsoft Windows from version 1.0 to XP.

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Friday, July 01, 2005

Cnet may be up for sale

A report that Cnet Networks, owner of several popular technology Web sites, is shopping itself to potential buyers sent the company's shares up nearly 10 percent Thursday.

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TiVo refocuses on cable and satellite allies | CNET

TiVo refocuses on cable and satellite allies | CNET "DVR provider TiVo has launched a new service division to keep cable and satellite partners like Comcast and DirecTV happy and to expand other business relationships, it said Friday."

DTCP prevents mass copying, allows streaming

The ink on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week against peer-to-peer file sharing services may barely be dry, but the PC industry is ready to help the entertainment industry secure the future distribution of premium content over the Internet thanks to a technology known as DTCP.

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Broadband speed war emerges

A broadband speed war is emerging as cable operators raise data rates in regions where Verizon Communications is selling its Fios fiber-to-the-home service.

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TiVo announces HME Developer Challenge Winners

Dozens of developers nationwide entered the TiVo Developer Challenge with unique applications in several categories. After careful deliberation, the following winners were honored at the 2005 JavaOne Developers Conference held in San Francisco.

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Yet another TLD comes our way .tel Coming Soon

"ICANN hasn't posted it on their website yet, but according to one of their board members, the .tel top-level domain was approved." is going to be one of the first domains sold.

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