Saturday, September 17, 2005

Poll: 8 in 10 Want Drivers to Drop SUVs

Eight in 10 people say it's important for Americans now driving sport utility vehicles to switch to more fuel-efficient vehicles to reduce the nation's dependence on oil, a poll found.

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Hacking Videos

In this section I'll be posting AVIs and Flash files that show step by step how to execute various exploits or use certain tools.

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PayPal Blocks Million Dollar Homepage

PayPal once again demonstrates their ineptness and total disregard for customer service by blocking all transactions from http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com and freezing their account .

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Coca cola vs Pepsi Video

This was orignally a commercial made by Pepsi in 1999 though the authorites wouldn't let it air.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Google apologizes for miserable failured President

News from Google Blog

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Apple to drop another bomb soon!

According to some sources Apple is planning to realease their new computers as early as next week.

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Extracting Video from the Brain

"...activity of neurons [in the brain] can be decoded into a reconstructed image." Link includes pictures of actual reconstructions from the activity of 177 cells in a cat's brain.

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GTA 4: Rebuilt from the Ground Up

According to the latest issue of PSM who has been in talks with Rockstar North, the next GTA game is going to look really good, thanks to a all new game engine especially developed for the for PS3..........................


Source: PSM

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Mail Beta Images + Specs -- Hotmail will burn

Hotmail is going to get replaced with a thing called Mail currently in beta. The article includes images. Google seems a lot clunkier all of a sudden. Mail is inspired from Outlook.

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TGS 2005: Revolution Teaser Video

There are many possibilities, and it seems Nintendo is intent on exploring a whole new frontier. Watch the teaser for a free peek into the minds at Nintendo.

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

iPod Radio -- Look Familiar?

Illuminating photo showing how Apple got its inspiration for the iPod Mini...

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The 5 most outrageously overpaid CEOs

Hereâ??s the pantheon of execs whose paychecks soar while their companies suffer. Also: 5 who produce stellar results for a comparative pittance. #3 Sun Microsystems's Scott McNealy. $13.1 million a year over the past four years, even as Sun's shareholders lost 76% of their money.

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Guides to convert to and from almost any type of Video

This site will help you to make your own VideoCDs, SVCDs or DVDs that can be played on your standalone DVD Player from video sources like DVD, Video, TV, DV, Cam or downloaded movie clips like DivX, MOV, RM, WMV and ASF.

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IP Address Locator

Enter an IP address to get its physical location. Perfect for stalkers. :)

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AJAX:Getting Started

This article guides you through the AJAX basics and gives you two simple hands-on examples to get you started.

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Yahoo! Mail vs GMail vs OddPost - Screen shot Shootout

Yahoo! bought Oddpost and their technology is what is behind the new Yahoo! mail beta.

Screen shots comparing the new Yahoo! Mail with OddPost to Gmail.

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The REAL way to learn Linux

As I said this is the best way to learn Linux (this is the way I learned). Micheal J. Jordan (Not the ball player) is very funny and he wrote them (basic and advanced) so that they are very easy to follow and understand.

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FREE Ajax.net library

For the .Net programmers, you also have an option to implement Ajax solutions.

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Einstein Theory Holds Up - Even At 621,000mph

Albert Einstein's greatest theory - general relativity - has passed its toughest test with the help of two exotic stars that orbit each other at speeds of 621,000 mph.

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A DIY Cruise Missile

This guy decided to prove that you can easily build your own cruise missile with a budget of US$5,000.

Check out what happened to this guy once he completed the project.....

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Meebo AJAX IM (aim/icq/yahoo/msn)

A functional AJAX IM client that works with the major IM services. Still early, but the goal is to combine the features of Trillian with the availability of AIM express. A great example of a real application built using AJAX. Should be useful for people at work and traveling.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Google University

A new portal from google just for college life. Very interesting to note the color ads they're using. Google Talk and Scholar are sure to be a big hit here.

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$1.99 domain names - GoDaddy

$1.99 domain names, transfers and renewals. Expires on September 30.h

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Intel chips cost $40 to make

According to market watcher In-Stat, the chip giant's average cost per die is a mere $40 - significantly less than it the prices it attaches to its processors.
(this is why i buy AMD's lol)

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Women Shoots and Kills Fiance Over His Video Game Addiction

A Beijing woman shot her fiance to death after she became fed up with his video game addiction
(just further proof that video games cause violence.)

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64-Bit Windows' Performance on Dual-Core

64-bit vs. 32-bit Windows
Windows XP Professional x64 edition is clearly not a mainstream product. For example, though you can order Dell Dimension XPS models with XP X64 installed, Dell gives you this rather dire warning when you try to buy a system with the OS installed:

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Ajax on Rails

In a few short months, Ajax has moved from an obscure and rarely used technology to the hottest thing since sliced bread. This article introduces the incredibly easy-to-use Ajax support that is part of the Ruby on Rails web application framework.

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A movie about the deaf, but not for the deaf

A documentary film about Evelyn Glennie, a British percussionist who is deaf, had the producers decide NOT to subtitle the movie. This article discusses the various techie ways deaf patrons are served, and the movie's star cannot even enjoy the film until it comes out on DVD.

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20 minutes video of the new Office 12

"Donâ??t make judgements on the new UI until youâ??ve watched about 20 minutes of the video. Thatâ??s about how long it took me to go from â??this sucksâ?? to â??holy hell this is awesome!â??. Itâ??s a whole new way at looking at user interaction, and itâ??s a Good Thing, in my opinion."

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What the !@#% is Microsoft doing with Vista?

Killing the menu bar, of course. Microsoft apparently believes that menu bars aren't needed any more; this evidenced further by the lack of a menu bar in the current version of Windows Media Player and the strange location of the menu bar in the upcoming IE 7.

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Microsoft program manager switches to Firefox

"Itâ??s a sad day and a good day. For years Iâ??ve held onto my IE install out of love. I worked on IE 1.0 thru 5.0, and was one of the people that designed much of its UI. But my love for the past has faded. Last week I switched to Firefox: and Iâ??ve been happy."

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Googles definition of failure

Go to Google and type in the word failure.
Bio of George W. Bush on top of the list. This rules!

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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

For the 20th anniversary of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson is releasing a hardcover 3 book set. Predicted to be "the heaviest and most expensive book ever to hit the New York Times best seller list."

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Pictures of the XBox 360 User Interface

The interface looks well organized, kind of reminds me of the WindowsXP Media Edition. This link has 12 pictures of it.

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The Original iPod Ad:

The Apple-authored teaser for the Nano's keynote announcement was labeled "A thousand songs in your pocket changed everything... here we go again." This is the first iPod ad, in Quicktime format, which shows how much Apple's marketing has changed in just a few years, and if you were wondering, where that saying came from in the first place.

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Windows In Your Pocket

All it takes is a minor error in the Windows Registry or a virus infection, and your operating system can become unbootable. But with a properly configured USB flash drive on hand, you'll always have a compatible replacement no further away than your pocket or keychain. In addition, the flash drive can also provide...

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Windows In Your Pocket

All it takes is a minor error in the Windows Registry or a virus infection, and your operating system can become unbootable. But with a properly configured USB flash drive on hand, you'll always have a compatible replacement no further away than your pocket or keychain. In addition, the flash drive can also provide...

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How to assign a domain name to your home web server

From Lifehacker.

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Photoshop - how to make people look Pretty

A great tutorial by Lunacore.com on "Beautify a Face".. very detailed with downloadable image so you can follow along... lots of other nice tuts over at www.lunacore.com.

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Google Blog Search Launched!!!

Google's latest service "Blog Search" has been launched!

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Microsoft releases new photo sharing app

Microsoft Codename Max allows you to import photos, arrange them in a photo album, and share them with your friends. It's very cool, check it out!

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Microsoft Rips Off Google Homepage!

Check this out, Microsoft has completely stolen Google Home Page (http://www.google.com/ig). Same color scheme, same features, same EVERYTHING. Has Microsoft labs just given up?

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The Original Apple Logo

This was the original logo for Apple Computers long before the the apple with the chunk out of it came along. They didn't always have the best designers in the world.

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Software List for a Better Computing (A must have)

There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good or even better than their commercial alternatives. This list features my personal pick of the "best of the best."

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Best Free Utilities You Probably Don't Have

Most of us have downloaded Ad-aware and ZoneAlarm countless times. Here are some lesser known but still first rate freebies.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

How Bittorrent Works!

As you may have figured out, if you are downloading chunks from other people using BitTorrent, then they must be uploading chunks to you. Similarly, other people will be downloading chunks from you. If you are downloading, you must upload! Otherwise, the entire exercise is pointless.

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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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Monday, September 12, 2005

Sun goes opensource. Official.

"What is the OpenSolaris Project?

The OpenSolaris project is an open source operating system, a community development effort and a place for collaboration and conversation about OpenSolaris technology. "

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Private Display Only you can See

Someone sent me this link, a display that only a person wearing the special glasses can see.

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Time: Stevie's Little Wonder (The Story of the iPod nano)

It's amazing that the Nano even made it to the stage. The story of the Nano started nine months ago, when Jobs and his team took a look at the iPod Mini and decided they could make it better. On the face of it, that wouldn't appear to be a fantastically smart decision. The iPod Mini was and still is the best-selling MP3 player...

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Japanese girl uses ninja moves on purse snatchers!

This video is taken from an elevator security cam. Watch how the girl throws away the purse to go 100% on the purse snatcher! Respect!

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First look at final xbox 360 hardware and how it all works

Here is an interview from gametrailers.com with a couple people from MS about the xbox360 hardware. It's pretty cool, shows how the controllers will work wirelessly, shows what all the ports are for, and gives some hints at what the new live will be like. Can't wait for mine!

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