Friday, September 30, 2005

Google to Offer Free Wi-Fi at 300k/sec

Google is trying to offer free Wi-Fi to San Francisco residents at 300k/sec. Go Google go, take the stodgy greedy telecom companies down!

So when is this service is going to be on the south bay.

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TiVo's CFO plans to step down

TiVo said on Friday that its chief financial officer and another top executive were both leaving the company, the latest in a series of changes at the company that pioneered recording television shows onto hard drives

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Microsoft confirms next XP service pack

Microsoft has revealed plans to release a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system.

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Rumor: October should deliver new iPods, Pro machines

Several pieces of evidence suggest that Apple is preparing new product introductions for next month, primarily new hard disk drive (HDD) iPods and professional Macs. Like the nano, Apple's fifth-generation HDD iPods are expected to gain an Apple-designed click-wheel and see a significant reduction in overall size and volume. (read more)...

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Google: 'This volt's for you'

How many Googlers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, if you use solar power. We just had our first Google Environmental Fair to help introduce employees to various sustainable practices, low impact living and natural products.

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Photos: Skiing in sunny San Francisco | CNET

Photos: Skiing in sunny San Francisco | CNET "Skiing in sunny San Francisco

Photographers line a two-block artificial snow slope in San Francisco's tony Pacific Heights neighborhood on Thursday. The ski ramp was set up for a promotional ski-jump competition by ski wax and apparel company Icer."

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Happy 25th, Ethernet

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of when Intel and Xerox published the standards for our dear friend, Ethernet.

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Translating DOS to Linux - A short list of commands

So you know DOS. You're used to it, and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. Snap out of it. This page is a list of Linux commands and they're DOS cousins, so you can feel more comfortable navigating in the Linux world, though you might have already known some of these commands if you've ever used an FTP client.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Google expands wifi network to NYC

Bryant Park in midtown NYC has had free wifi access for more than 2 years now. Recently, (see photo), maybe as recently as a couple of days, they became a sponsored by Google network.

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Calling all ZDTV and TECHTV fans ! This is your chance to purchase a piece of history.

Calling all ZDTV and TECHTV fans ! This is your chance to purchase a piece of history.

You are bidding on an authentic PRESS/MEDIA kit that was available to only major Program Directors at large television companies.

The Press kit cardboard cover is an over all good condition with a velcro strap. The contents will include everything shown in the picture and is in very good condition with no bends, tears, or creases.

Here is a sample of the contents for those who do not know what Media/Press kits are about.

+Programming Highlights
+Cable Modem Marketing Strategies
+Key Affiliate Contacts
+Research Finidings
+Recent Media Coverage
+Technical Article Samples
+Full description of all of their shows and alot more.

It also features a few pictures of past TECHTV employees in their early years.

This a great gift for that TECHtv fan or if you are a past employee and would like something centimental to remind you of all the great times you that was had working there.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

SanDisk puts DRM on memory cards

SanDisk on Tuesday introduced memory cards that let consumers move digital video and music among devices like cell phones and computers without violating copyright protection.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Google turns 7!

Google, Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG), is a U.S. public corporation, initially established as a privately-held corporation in 1998, that designed and managed the Internet Google search engine is now 7 years old.

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24 Mb Consumer Broadband Launched

Be" is providing customers with the option of a 24 megabits per second download speed connection. These speeds are roughly three times the closest local competitor and also allow 1.3 megabits per second upstream, roughly five times quicker than any other service provider. The service is being offered at £24 (US $42.84)

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RIAA Loses battle against Mother of 13 year old file sharer

A judge has made it impossible for the RIAA to sue the Mother of a 13 year old file sharer, saying that the mother cannot be held liable for what her daughter shares. Finally some justice for all the people the RIAA has bullied into settling.

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TV's Get Smart Don Adam's Dead

The guy with the original portable telephone embedded in his shoe has passed. He was also the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo and Inspector Gadget. Long live the Cone of Silence.

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Learn worker safety awareness The Simpsons Way D'oh

In a series of entertaining posters designed to reduce workplace injuries, the characters illustrate ways to work safely using their irreverent humor unique brand of humor.

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Windows Is Offically Broken - Microsoft has admitted it

Windows is broken and Microsoft has admitted it. In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal, even revealing how Vice President Jim Allchin, personally broke the bad news to Bill Gates.

It about time, Windows been broke since windoze 3.11 for workgroups

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Leo and Kate had the Ultimate Gaming Machine in 1998

Leo and Kate overview the Ultimate Gaming Machine back in 1998. This was unreasonable in 1998 with 128 of SD RAM!

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New Breed of Corrupt Torrent Infiltrates BitTorrent

myBittorrent is a popular BitTorrent listing site used by tens of thousands of individuals each day. It also has become the focus of an individual or group of individuals looking to undermine the integrity of the BitTorrent community.

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Podcast mp3 Audio Test post.

Geeklinks Podcast

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I:\My Music\Kajagoogoo\White Feathers [Bonus Tracks]\Kajagoogoo - Introduction - Tech News and Views From My World.

Bill Gates in July, 2004, with the news that then-Longhorn, now-Vista, was 'so complex that its writers would never be able to make it run properly.' Also, the article says, 'Throughout its history, Microsoft had let thousands of programmers each produce their own piece of computer code, then stitched it together into one sprawling program. Now, Mr. Allchin argued, the jig was up. Microsoft needed to start over.' And start over they did. The article is astonishing for its frank comments from the principles, including Allchin and Gates, as well as for its description of Microsoft's cowboy spaghetti code culture.

Firefox turns three!

Three years and three names later, Firefox (Phoenix) is still going strong!

I started back when It started around 0.7. Leo & the TechTV started the media frezy. I neve turned back to ie since.

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Archive of the Most Famous 'Backwards Messages' in Songs

They allege that these messages can be understood subconsciously when a song is played normally and influence the listeners' behavior and opinons, or even incite them to acts of violence or self-harm.

They even included this famous one from The B-52's also parodied backward masking in the song "Detour Through Your Mind" on the album Bouncing Off the Satellites (1986). One of a few songs poking fun at psychedelia, the end contains some backwards words that when run forward say,

"I buried my parakeet in the backyard. Oh no, you're playing the record backwards. Watch out, you might ruin your needle.

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Google Testing Remove Results Feature

Google's testing a new option letting a small percentage of people remove results they don't like from their own personalized search results.

Great news, Now I can remove, All pro Republican or Bush sites and those spam blogs from my search results.

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What is the world's largest organism?

The largest organism found on Earth can be measured using a variety of different methods. It could be defined as the largest by volume, mass, height, or length. Some creatures group together to form a superorganism, though this cannot truly be classed as one large organism and is usually only common amongst insects.

The General Sherman tree, a Giant Sequoia, is generally considered to be the largest single living organism in the world. How about that!

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Homebrew USB Knob

This guide is to illustrate how to make your own "Knob", very similar to the Griffin Powermate. Take an old USB mouse, a VCR head, a little wiring and what do you get? A really cool computer peripheral.

I was thinking about doing this very same project, when I was taking part some vcrs last night.

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Huge List of Smallware

A nice collection of small, useful, and free programs that are under a megabyte and require no install.

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

GoogleTV is hiring

The search giant's TV land efforts have been an evolving process, which has included the debut of a prototype earlier this year to search TV programming. And on Wednesday, Google's TV efforts were a topic of discussion on several blogs that pointed to the job posting on Google's site.

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MAKE: Blog

MAKE: Blog: "100lb working Gameboy project
Gameboy-ThumbNice project via Kotaku It's over 3 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds with a working cartridge. Guess this Game Boy isn't exactly portable. No wonder they call it the 'Game Man.' Designed by an art student named Jeff, this massive machine is his senior project. He was planning to make it seven feet tall, but didn't have enough cash. Price for Game Man construction? $500. Link.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Firefox Downloaded 90,000,000 Times

On September 20, 2005 at 4:33:58 EST or 9:33:58 GMT Firefox Reached 90,000,000 Downloads! Only 10 Left and if we can get in before Nov. 9Th then we would have 1,000,000 Downloads on the first day of 1.0 Release, 10,000,000 Downloads in the first month, and 100,000,000 in the first year!

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High Resolution Satellite Image of Hurricane RITA

Here is a high resolution image of Hurricane Rita over the Gulf of Mexico taken on September 21, 2005 by MODIS. (Image is about ~8.2MB, see comments 4 a link to view this image in a Flash Viewer)

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San Jose Earthquakes - The Official Site Of San Jose Earthquakes - Home

San Jose Earthquakes - The Official Site Of San Jose Earthquakes - Home
Earthquakes keep rolling, smother Fire
The Earthquakes kept their home unbeaten run intact Wednesday night by defeating the Chicago Fire 2-0. Dwayne De Rosario took care of business for San Jose, putting the hosts on top after 14

JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing

KRON 4 Home: "JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing
BREAKING NEWS JetBlue Flight 292 made a successful emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after its front wheels were turned sideways and unable to retract into the plane following takeoff. >>"

It's a nice day for an iPod wedding | CNET

It's a nice day for an iPod wedding | CNET

With their confidence in wedding DJs dented, Spence and her fiance are counting on their iPod to provide the musical entertainment at their wedding reception in Minneapolis later this month. They're among a growing number of couples making personal music players a central part of their big day.

Huge Archive of Apple Ads

Huge 10-page gallery of Apple Print ads. From the Apple I to the Lisa, this gallery is a great resource for those interested in seeing just how far we've come. Digg It!

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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 Officially Released -link to change log and real site

This version includes several security and stability fixes, including a fix for a reported buffer overflow vulnerability and a fix for a Linux shell command vulnerability.

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WinMX offline - RIAA wins? Ya Right!

The WinMX P2P network is no longer running. The Peer Cache servers as well as the company website are no more. The servers went down and users were no longer able to connect to the network. This is big loss to the P2P. No. Anyone still even use this network anymore?

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Google begins limited test of Wi-Fi

Google, the online search leader, confirmed on Tuesday it has begun a limited test of a free wireless Internet service, called Google WiFi. And so it begins.... So when google wi-fi will be available down here in silcon valley where google is based?

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Systm Episode 4 torrent.

Systm Episode 4 torrent. Don't want to pay for direct download links for the show?. But we need more seeders for this thing.

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Opera is going free!

Opera Software has removed the banners and licensing fee of their Opera Web Browser, and it is now freeware.

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Google to offer secure WiFi VPN

I could access the page, then it went away...Google Secure Access is a downloadable client application that allows users to establish a more secure WiFi connection. By using Google Secure Access, your internet traffic will be encrypted, preventing others from viewing the information you transmit.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Symantec: Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE?? | CNET

Mozilla Web browsers are potentially more vulnerable to attack than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a Symantec report. Was this Study Banked Rolled by Mirco$haft or something?

But the report, released Monday, also found that hackers are still focusing their efforts on IE.

But rhe real deal here is, Since the Mozilla Fountation Put out patches Long before Mirco$haft's Once A mouth way of doing things. I am sure in the long run. Mozilla Web browsers Will always be better and much more secured than IE.

Adware infiltrates Google - // News

Adware infiltrates Google - // News

At least two new pieces of surreptitiously installed software can hijack the most popular search engine, placing ads amid legitimate Google search results on infected PCs, a computer security company recently revealed.

"It uses your search term and then replaces the Google results with their own results," said Paul Piccard, director of threat research at Webroot Software Inc., an anti-spyware software company in Boulder, Colo. The search results look "just like Google. You'd never know it's not Google."

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Sony says new Walkman is an iPod killer | CNET

Can the Walkman, the product that began the portable music revolution 26 years ago, make a comeback against the explosively popular iPod?

The Walkman's maker, Sony, is betting that it can. But before it challenges Apple's global dominance, Sony must first prove it can beat its American rival in a market much closer to home: Japan.

Live CD List

fairly comprehensive list of live, bootable, downloadable ISO's

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Opening the potential of

O'Reillynet is running an article about 'Opening the potential of' which explores how anyone can contribute to argubly one of the most important Open Source projects. The article also discusses the importance of a shorter release cycle.

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How the RIAA really treats it's artists

Time and time again we hear that the real reason for the RIAA's scare tactics and lobbying is the welfare of the artists they employ and represent. Here's a breakdown where a band not only isn't paid much but actually ends up owing money.

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101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cannot

The following lists 101 things that one can do with the Mozilla browser component (version 1.2) that one cannot do with IE (version 6.0). I used the Windows version of IE 6.0; the list will vary slightly for the Mac version.

103, Firefox news can make the Front page of

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Man Breaks 'Couch Potato' Worlds Record

NEW YORK (AP) - Couch potato, thy name is Suresh. Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness world record for the longest time spent watching TV. He finished Friday with 69 hours and 48 minutes.

After passing the previous record of 50 hours and 7 minutes Thursday, Joachim continued until shortly after 7 a.m. Friday morning (EDT).

Joachim did his TV viewing in the lobby of WABC-TV as part of the "Guinness World Record Breaker Week" on the syndicated "Live With Regis and Kelly."

Sitting on a brown leather couch, he watched nothing but ABC shows.

"I'm going to be a little tired of watching TV after this," Joachim told The Associated Press by phone during a brief break.

Rules for the couch potato honor, as stipulated by Guinness, allow for a 5-minute break every hour and a 15-minute break every 8 hours. The viewer must otherwise be constantly looking at the screen.

The hardest part, Joachim said on "Regis and Kelly," was "I couldn't watch the people" - the many, waving passers-by on the street outside the ABC studio.

BeOS Lives on in the Form of Zeta

The Haiku project is working on an Open Source version of the OS and now out of Germany comes Yellowtab's Zeta, a continuation of an unreleased development version of BeOS code-named "Dano." Is Zeta worth the price? Will Yellowtab raise BeOS from the ashes and inflame public interest in the OS?

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

CacheLogic Study - P2P is Changing

Some trends stick around while others undergo massive changes. Cachelogic released a study recently on just what is really going on in the world of P2P.

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ratDVD too Much Fun for Free and How-to

why use ratDVD, In a nutshell, it’s probably hands down the easiest way for one to take a regular DVD, which is usually 8.5 to 9g in size, and shrink it down to almost whatever size desired based on the options and quality you select, usually around 1.5 to 3g.

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Firefox in Top Ten Products of the last ten years

CNET has included Mozilla Firefox in its list of the top ten products. Firefox in the middle of the chart at number five, behind the iPod, TiVo, Google and Napster (the illegal peer-to-peer version), but ahead of the Palm Pilot, the Motorola Startac, the Apple iMac, the Sony Digital Mavica MVC-HD5 and The Sims.

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CNET's top ten worse products of the last ten years

do you remember BOB or how about that anoying ferbie thing
Circuit City + MPPA Evil lawyers Dvdx DVD player should made the top ten worse list.
well there you go....

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BusinessWeek choses as one of the best Tech News sites

"The list was aided, in no small part, by our readers. Some of the best, such as the tech news site and the great group advice site Ask Metafilter, came from sharp-eyed readers and have become some of our new favorites. Others, such as Google and Craigslist, may be obvious but just can�t be beat. Either way"

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New Feature: Google Earth + National Geographic

Have you ever dreamed of Africa while reading National Geographic? The exotic photographs and thoughtful articles take you there with a magical sense of place. Today we embraced that magic by releasing Google Earth data layers that index National Geographic stories, images, journals, and even a live webcam in Africa.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Google Shoud Not apologizes for miserable failured President

Why the hell is Google apologize for miserable failures President Results?? Facts Are true President Scrub Bush is THE Worst President in US History. Google should be proud of it Real Fair and Balance Search Results!

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G4 Founder/CEO Replaced (TechTV programming to return?)

Charles Hirschhorn, Founder and CEO of G4TV has been replaced! Charles was best known for his acquisition and transformation of TechTV into what is now the game centric G4TV. Will the new CEO add more tech programming? Time will tell..

This is best news, I have heard from Tech TV G4 merger in years. The first Order of Business for the new CEO is to put Call For Help 2.0 in prime time 4pm PST from its 8am PST spot. And Cancelled those BS Garbage shows happy tree friends, The Entire Whip set of shows, Cheat!, AND fastlane from the network, and place those with real Tech centric related programming.

read more | digg story and PeerGuardian developers in exile

Peerguardian/ developers in exile. 1 man tore it all down.

Greed and Evil RIAA, MPAA peerguardian/ developers story Next on Dateline NBC.

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Microsoft said to be in talks on linking with AOL | CNET

Microsoft and Time Warner have explored a variety of possible combinations of the MSN Internet portal with the America Online operation of Time Warner, including a merger of the two into a new company that would be jointly owned, according to several people involved in the talks.

The discussions were initiated by Microsoft, which has Google, its new archrival, clearly in its sights. Microsoft is trying to focus its Internet operations on its developing Web search product rather than its Web portal and Internet access business, which it no longer sees as strategically important.

Microsoft said to be in talks on linking with AOL | CNET

Record labels send more letters to P2P services

Evil RIAA sent letters to seven peer-to-peer companies,
BearShare, WinMX and LimeWire asking them to halt what the RIAA alleges is their practice of encouraging users to illegally distribute copyrighted material.

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At long last, MAME 0.100 is now available.

The latest official MAME release is version 0.100. Here is a list of whatsnew in the current release.

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Hacking's a snap in Legoland | CNET
When Lego executives recently discovered that adult fans of the iconic plastic bricks had hacked one of the company's new development tools for digital designers, they did a surprising thing: They cheered.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

TiVo 7.2 OS starts implementing DRM

Tivo latest software can block transfers, auto-delete a recording, and add other copy-protections.

I see this type of business practice from DVRs from comcast and Timer Warner. But Not tivo. If this becomes the status quo for us tivo user. I going to put my tivo box on ebay and I going to built own my myth box for all of DVR needs.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

It's official, Apple is planning a video store.

Looks like the new iTunes 5 includes some hidden gems... note the "Gift video," "Buy video," and "Add video" buttons buried deep within the newest version.

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New lawsuit looming over Google's use of 'Gmail'?

After 15 months of negotiations with Google, Independent International Investment Research has been unable to reach a settlement with Google on use of the trademark and may sue the search giant, Shane Smith, chief executive of Independent II Research,

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Gartner warns that Indian call centers are swarming with identity thieves

A shortage of skilled labour for Indian call centres increases the risk of fraud and identity theft, analyst firm Gartner warned in a newly published study.

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A New Replacement for TV Tome

TV IV Wiki. The once popular TV Tome website was absorbed by CNET in April of this year and most of the content was added to their website. Many users dislike the new format with vast amounts of flash, obnoxious ads, and missing content.

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TV Viewers Say Enough With Reality Shows

They're getting a little out of hand, a little ridiculous," Anne Austin, a retiree from Mableton, Ga., said about reality shows. "I still like a couple of them, but it gets old after a while."

Few people believe there's much reality in reality TV: A total of 82 percent said the shows are either "totally made up" or "mostly distorted."

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Sept. 13th, 2005 Mario officially turns 20 years old!

Are you REALLY that old? The original Jumpman, Nintendo's cash cow and most recognized video game character today turns 20 years old. Where were you when you first played Super Mario Bros? How fast can you run through the first game? Remember the minus world? Link goes to wikipedia quotes from Mario-related stuffs

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Monday, September 12, 2005 Categorized as SEX-Oriented

John C. Dvorak's saw his daily visits plummet today as his site has been mistakenly been categorized by Websense as 'sex-oriented'. Dvorak says "Now you know why these sorts of organizations can become a problem". And this a bad thing John??

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Novell: Vista will drive users to Linux

The high costs of migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista will be the catalyst that encourages more companies to seriously consider moving to desktop Linux, according to open source and networking company Novell on Monday.

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Do you pirate movies and TV shows?

Find out how much your illegal downloads are worth and how RIAA/MPAA figure how much to sue you for...

Cost of movies: $997.5
Cost of TV: $2073.5
Cost of music: $895200
Total cost of your illegal hoard: $898271
Making fun of the Worlds EVIL RIAA & MPAA:$Priceless

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Novell: Vista Will Drive Users to Linux - // News

The cost of migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista will encourage more companies to seriously consider moving to desktop Linux, the chief executive of open-source and networking company Novell said on Monday.

Speaking at Brainshare, the company's annual European user conference in Barcelona, Novell CEO Jack Messman claimed that the cost of moving desktops to the next version of Windows will be significantly higher than migrating to desktop Linux. "The cost of migrating to Windows XP to Vista will be higher than the cost of migrating to Linux and that will push migrations to Linux," Messman said.

Novell says it is making real gains on the desktop in Europe currently and that many organizations are choosing its Linux Desktop product especially in vertical industries that require locked-down clients with limited functionality. "Instead of a 'one-size-fits-all' approach, Novell Desktop can be customized to provide the right fit across different workstations in the enterprise," said David Patrick, general manager of open-source platforms for Novell. "So businesses finally have a secure and cost-effective alternative to Windows that serves the customer's return on investment rather than a vendor's proprietary licensing program."

Inside the iPod Nano (subSystm)

So you've seen pictures of the iPod Nano insides, but what about video? This video compares the Nano to older iPods, and of course shows you how easy it is to crack one open.

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Alarm Clock that Runs Away

Hit the snooze button on this carpet covered Clocky and it will scoot off on its pram wheels, seeking out a suitable hiding place (which will inevitably be right under the bed). When your snooze time is up, Clocky's alarm will make merry hell under you, panicked and disorientated, locate its hiding place and switch the alarm off.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Seagate Momentus 120GB

Today we will be looking at the Seagate Momentus 120GB 5400RPM laptop hard drive. For a look at Seagate's specifications on this hard drive, please check their website. We will look at what most of the specifications mean to the user in the review but first lets take a look at this drive.

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Slashdot | New IBM Ultra Fast Printer

Slashdot | New IBM Ultra Fast Printer: "CNN/Money is reporting on a new IBM printer, that can print Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' in less than a minute, by delegating pagination to a separate unit.' Fully loaded it runs a million bucks. Plus the 330 pages it can print in a single minute is probably triple the pages I printed so far in 2005. I'm probably not the target audience *grin*


Slashdot | Russian Cargo Ship Docks At ISS, Preps For Tourist

Slashdot | Russian Cargo Ship Docks At ISS, Preps For Tourist: "Russia unmanned cargo ship Progress M-54, carrying food and supplies, docked at the International Space Station safely yesterday. A two-man replacement crew is scheduled to head to the station on 1st of October, along with an American scientist-businessman, Gregory Olsen, who is paying the Russian space agency $20 million for a weeklong visit.'"

Slashdot | The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Slashdot | The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security: "The IT industry spends a huge amount of money on security -- and yet worms, spyware, and other relatively mindless attacks are still able to create massive havoc. Why? Marcus Ranum suggests that we've all been spending far too much time and effort on provably ineffective security measures. It may come as a surprise that anti-virus software, penetration testing, and user education are three of 'The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security'.'"

Use P2P And Get In Shape?

They say that you can do anything on the Internet, but using P2P to get in shape? That may cause a bit of a stretch of the imagination when you are talking about exercising more then your fingers, eyes and mind.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Windows Vista Product Editions Revealed

An interesting article outlining the different versions of vista that will be available upon release.

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Sumo Lounge chairs transform into a floor pillow, sofa or loveseat.

Sumo Omni is a giant floor pillow that transforms into a lounge, chair, loveseat of sofa. This super-sized pillow by Sumo is the ultimate solution for all your relaxing needs. We've come up with 10 ways to use it,

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Confirmed-- New THE BROKEN release is coming!!!!

Check out the very tiny link on labeled "soon"
I cannot wait!!!

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Dolby announces lossless audio TrueHD

The TrueHD is designed to be paired up with the most recent developments in high-definition optical disc formats, says Dolby. Apparently, the audio is equal to that of the "highest-resolution studio masters currently available."

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Internet Pioneer Vinton Cerf Joins Google

My Way News: "SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. (GOOG) has hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to float more ideas and develop new products, adding another weapon to the online search engine leader's rapidly growing arsenal of intellect.

Cerf's defection from MCI Inc. (MCIP), announced Thursday, represents the latest coup for Mountain View-based Google, which has been amassing more brainpower as its payroll nearly quadrupled to 4,200 workers during the past two years."

EBay to buy out Skype for $2 billion to $3 billion

In a move that could mark a big strategy shift for the online auction company, eBay Inc. is in talks to acquire Internet telephony company Skype Technologies SA for between US$2 billion and $3 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed sources familiar with the talks.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

From Japan to USA: Super Mario Bros. 3

What are the differences between the Japanese and USA versions of Super Mario Bros. 3? Read this, some of these things are really interesting.

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Monday, September 05, 2005

iPod Nano / Cingular Rocker (digg exclusive)

New products coming tomorrow: Cingular will announce an iTunes compatible phone called the "Rocker", and a new 2GB ipod called the "Nano". *digg exclusive*

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Rice Calls An End to a Sterling Career

My Way - Sports News: "Rice Calls An End to a Sterling Career
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(AP) Jerry Rice, one of the most dominate wide receivers in the NFL, is comforted by his wife Jackie as...
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DENVER (AP) - The greatest receiver of all time realized he would be no better than the fourth receiver for the Denver Broncos. It was no way for Jerry Rice to end his career, so he called it quits after 20 sensational seasons.

'I never thought I'd ever see this day,' Rice said Monday during an emotional news conference at Broncos team headquarters.

And the NFL may never see anyone like Rice again.

The 42-year-old receiver, a first-round draft pick out of tiny Mississippi Valley State in 1985, leaves the field with 38 NFL records, including the most career receptions (1,549), yards receiving (22,895) and touchdowns receiving (197).

But as much as the numbers, it was the way he did things that made the biggest impression - the right way. He was a slave to details, a master of route-running precision, a good guy off the field and a workout junkie both in season and out.

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Revered by fans and his peers, Rice told the players he was retiring during a short meeting held after his public announcement. The Broncos gave him a standing ovation.

'Not many people that own all the records spend that type of commitment and give that type of commitment in the offseason,' Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. 'That's why, in my opinion, he's the greatest player to ever play the game.'

Next, it's time for that debate, and nobody can accuse Shanahan of overstating it.

Rice led the 49ers to three Super Bowl titles and helped make Joe Montana and Steve Young look great. He mastered the West Coast offense and made a career of turning short catches into long gains. His work ethic and attention to the little things"

Sunday, September 04, 2005

tWiT Live from the Apple Store in SF

We're live from the Apple Store - 1 Stockton St. San Francisco. Click the image for directions and further information.

I will begin setting up at 3p. Festivities begin at 3:30p, i
We begin recording at 4p.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

U.S. Top Mexico 2-0, Clinch Berth in 2006 World Cup - News - Full Story: "

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• Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley Score as U.S. Qualifies for Fifth Consecutive World Cup
• U.S. Becomes the First Team from CONCACAF to Qualify for the World Cup, Marking the First Time Since 1934
• Keller Records 50th International Victory With the U.S. MNT, Increases Shutout Streak in 2006 World Cup qualifying to 507 Minutes
• World Cup Draw to Take Place in Leipzig, Germany on Dec. 9

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 3, 2005) – The U.S. Men’s National Team earned a berth to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany with a 2-0 victory against Mexico this evening in front of a raucous sold-out crowd of 24,685 fans at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. After a scoreless first half, Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley scored in a six-minute span to qualify the U.S. for their fifth consecutive World Cup.

This is the first time since 1934 that the U.S. was the first team from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the World Cup, as Mexico was unable to clinch with the defeat. The U.S. became the eighth country to qualify for the 32-team FIFA World Cup, joining host Germany, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and Ukraine, which also qualified today. The draw for the 2006 FIFA World Cup will be held on December 9 in Leipzig, Germany.

With the victory, the U.S. sits atop the hexagonal at 18 points, two ahead of Mexico, with three matches still left to play in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying. The U.S. will travel to Guatemala City on Monday in preparation for the game against Guatemala at Estadio Mateo Flores on Wednesday (live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2). "

Quakes 2, FC Dallas 0 --

San Jose Earthquakes - News - 09/04/2005: "Quakes 2, FC Dallas 0 -- quote sheet
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On the result:
'(The first goal) changes the game doesn't it, coming out like that in the second half. I thought that the first half was pretty even, they had the one chance where (Ricardo) Clark got through, and we had two or three opportunities that were close. We just need one of them to go to give you a lift and a boost, but that just didn't happen tonight.'"

Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies of Cancer

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a 33-year Supreme Court career during which he oversaw the court's conservative..."

Friday, September 02, 2005

San Francisco's KFRC Says Goodbye Oldies, Hello New Oldies

Google Search: kfrc: "San Francisco's KFRC Says Goodbye Oldies, Hello New Oldies
San Jose Mercury News, United States - 21 hours ago
Starting at noon Friday, San Francisco oldies radio station KFRC-FM (99.7) will drop the format its had for a dozen years and start focusing on an audience it ...
Radio's KFRC dropping oldies San Jose Mercury News"

Slashdot | Microsoft Windows Media Player Encryption Hacked

Slashdot | Microsoft Windows Media Player Encryption Hacked: "Here we go again. The Register has the story about the encryption in Windows Media Player being hacked by DVD Jon. From the article: 'Jon Lech Johansen has reverse engineered a proprietary algorithm, which is used to wrap Media Player NSC files and ostensibly protect them from hackers sniffing for the media's source IP address, port or stream format. He has also made a decoder available.' This has been pending for some time now. Do you see a reason to install Windows/WMP just to be able to view a webcast?'"

Lessig - Public Domain Dead in 35 Years

The danger remains invisible to most, hidden by the zeal of a war on piracy. And that is how the public domain may die a quiet death, extinguished by self-righteous extremism, long before many even recognize it is gone.'"

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

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San Jose Earthquakes - News - 08/31/2005

San Jose Earthquakes - News - 08/31/2005: "San Jose Earthquakes clinch spot in 2005 MLS Cup Playoffs
Real Salt Lake loss pushes Earthquakes into Playoffs for fifth straight year
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SAN JOSE - The San Jose Earthquakes clinched a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive year tonight following Western Conference rival Real Salt Lake's 5-1 loss to D.C. United. The Earthquakes became the first team in the league to secure a spot in the postseason, and clinched a playoff berth in August for the second time in club history. With eight games remaining, this year's squad has equaled the 2003 Quakes for the earliest clinching of a playoff berth in team history.

The Earthquakes (12-5-8, 44 pts.) sit in first place in the Western Conference and trail the New England Revolution by a point for the best overall record in MLS. The Quakes now lead Real Salt Lake, the Western Conference's fifth place team by 25 points, and RSL can only accumulate a total of 24 points the rest of the season.

The MLS Playoffs begin Oct. "

New Order Online - A New Order / Joy Division Web Site

New Order Online - A New Order / Joy Division Web Site: "ITEM TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 3RD IN THE UK
New Order's upcoming 2xDVD collection Item will be released on October 3rd in the UK.

Disc 1, A COLLECTION, features every single New Order video, including “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “Blue Monday,” and “True Faith” plus brand-new videos for “Temptation” and “Ceremony” (as videos were never originally made for these releases) created exclusively for this compilation. It also includes the video for their forthcoming single from their current album, the title track, “Waiting For The Siren’s Call”. This collection of videos is commercially available for very the first time.

Disc 2, NEW ORDER STORY contains over two revealing hours of footage, available for the first time on DVD. It was first released in 1994 on VHS and on ‘Items’ it appears as an extended version. Now more than doubled in length, it contains exclusive additional interviews and live footage"

New Order Online - A New Order / Joy Division Web Site

New Order Online - A New Order / Joy Division Web Site: "ITEM TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 3RD IN THE UK
New Order's upcoming 2xDVD collection Item will be released on October 3rd in the UK.

Disc 1, A COLLECTION, features every single New Order video, including “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “Blue Monday,” and “True Faith” plus brand-new videos for “Temptation” and “Ceremony” (as videos were never originally made for these releases) created exclusively for this compilation. It also includes the video for their forthcoming single from their current album, the title track, “Waiting For The Siren’s Call”. This collection of videos is commercially available for very the first time.

Disc 2, NEW ORDER STORY contains over two revealing hours of footage, available for the first time on DVD. It was first released in 1994 on VHS and on ‘Items’ it appears as an extended version. Now more than doubled in length, it contains exclusive additional interviews and live footage"

Apple OS X runs just fine on AMD CPUs

Apple OS X runs just fine on AMD CPUs: "APPLE ON X86 IS a tempest in a teapot. People are way overblowing the impact of the beta release on not-even-close-to-final hardware, and the tin foil hat crowd is having a heyday. Everything from how to pirate it and to conspiracy theories running rampant.

If you notice, we have been avoiding those because it is, frankly, rather a little boring, my dears."

Slashdot | Phoenix Mars Lander Hits Halfway Point

Slashdot | Phoenix Mars Lander Hits Halfway Point: "There is a nice write-up over at about Phoenix, NASA's next Mars lander. The article includes a few more details about the steps NASA is taking to ensure a successful mission.' The Phoenix project was first given the green light earlier this year and hopes to benefit from some hard lessons learned on earlier projects."

Slashdot | Walk on the Moon in IMAX 3D

Slashdot | Walk on the Moon in IMAX 3D: "NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Tom Hanks are making an IMAX 3D movie about the Apollo moon landings to give viewers something like the actual experience of being on the moon. Complete with actors playing astronauts, mockups of the Lunar Excursion Module, and fake moon surface, this looks to be a real kick. The website for the movie itself is all shockwave, but it contains some nice behind-the-scenes photos of the production. Here's a Quicktime trailer. All you lunar hoax conspiracy theorists out there can just consider this the remake, with 2005-class special effects.'"