Friday, September 23, 2005

Is Opera Better Than Firefox?

Firefox / Opera Comparison

Opera was formerly adware and has just been released as freeware. Is it worth it to make the switch?

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CSS optimizer

Throw your css file in here and let the optimizer clean it up.

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Free Computer Books, Tutorials & Lecture Notes

Highly informative and useful information on a whole range of Math/Computer/Networking/IT related topics...

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Do I need this process running on my PC?

Easily identify what are the processes running on your PC. Just use this site to research the *.exe listed in your Task Manager.

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Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality

A decade ago, Microsoft worried that the Internet could become a software platform that threatens Windows. Ten years later, that amorphous nightmare has a name: Google.

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Download machinist.dll file for Shrinkto5 here!

Forget trying to get it from Bittorrent. Get the machinist.dll file needed to decrypt CSS when using Shrinkto5 for your DVD backups. (Remember, this isn't legal in all countries. Be sure you know the law where you live)

...hint: it isn't legal in the United States

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Opera Reaches One Million Downloads in Two Days

More than one million people have downloaded the Opera browser in the two days since Opera announced it was dropping the ad banner and going completely free.The download rate doubles the previous record reached in April when the company released Opera 8. According to server logs, a majority of downloads came from Internet Explorer users.

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Comparison of Bittorrent Clients

An interesting table that compares the features of 25 different Bittorrent clients.

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Inventor Sues To Find Out What His Invention Is Being Used For.

When inventor Philip French had his epiphany 15 years ago, he didn't dream it would lead to an invention that would be pressed into service in a top-secret government project, or spawn an epic court battle over the limits of executive power. He was just admiring a tennis ball.

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CSS Techniques Roundup - 20 CSS Tips & Tricks

20 CSS techniques, tips, and tricks that you may find handy. Topics range from rounded corners, Netflix style rating sytems, styling lists, different layout techniques, styling RSS feeds with CSS and more. A great catalog of links to help you easily get the effects you want for a site.

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Vending Machines of Japan

Unique Vending Machines of Japan, including eggs, rice cleaners, fishing bait & flight insurance. More things you wouldn't normally expect to find in vending machines: vegetables & fried octopus

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

How a Geek Beats Vegas

He razed underground poker clubs, and online sites. He rose to the top of the country's largest card-counting blackjack team, earning a place on the most wanted list of nearly every casino around. (A Rolling Stone article)

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Google > Microsoft

Google's one-of-a-kind computer network gives it a chance to surpass Microsoft to become the most dominant company in tech.

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Job Listings + Google Maps (+ other cool technologies) = SimplyHired

SimplyHired does some cool stuff like linking to PayScale for salary comparison, and [my fave] mapping job opportunities with Google Maps. This can be quite helpful if you're moving to a new city and want to know where the job is, or you just want to compare commute options or neighborhoods. Oh! I think I saw some AJAX here and there, too!

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PHP/MySQL Tutorial

For many people, the main reson for learning a scripting language like PHP is because of the interaction with databases it can offer. In this tutorial I will show you how to use PHP and the MySQL database to store information on the web and include it into your website.

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Record industry releases malware that deletes your P2P software

Via BoingBoing -
"IFPI -- the international equivalent of the RIAA -- has released a piece of software that will delete your P2P software, strongly implying that P2P is itself illegal..."
I'm sorry, IMHO this equates to a virus, and the creators should be appropriately punished.

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Download every game ROM for every system (legit!)

I dont know how this site exists, but you can get every mame rom, genesis, snes, coleco, nes, etc from this site. It's amazing and fast. If you use adblock it's even better.

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David: run win32 binary on linux.

David is the codename for a middleware application that sits on top of Linux to enable it to run Windows applications. This is the first time that â??Davidâ?? has actually been shown to the public.

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Ubisoft Can't Stop EA Takeover

Looks like when EA brought 20% of Ubisoft shares last, with rumors of a hostile take over. Looks like there is nothing Ubisoft can do to stop it, but it won't come cheap for EA.

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Skin Cells Converted to Stem Cells

Skin cells have been converted successfully to Stem Cells, which are, basically cells that can fix you if you break your back.

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Tokyo's Sky City (Interactive Walkthrough)

"Some Japanese architects want to change our approach to urban crowding. They think we can live in the sky, and they hope to build a vertical city twice the height of today's tallest skyscraper that would house, employ and entertain hundreds of people."

What are you thoughts on the possibility of this? Would you live in it?

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PayPal hit by payment problems

PayPal has been hit by two separate technical problems that are causing transactions to appear more than once on some customers' accounts. Although the money is not actually being removed from accounts this can have the effect of freezing the account if spending limits appear to be breached.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Google Accused of Copyright Infringement

An organization of more than 8,000 authors accused Google Tuesday(9/20) of "massive copyright infringement," saying the powerful Internet search engine cannot put its books in the public domain for commercial use without permission.

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Mozilla fires back at Symantec over security report

Mozilla has reacted to a Symantec report issued on Monday which said serious vulnerabilities were being found in Mozilla's browsers faster than in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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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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Kevin Mitnick's Forbidden Chapter

A very interesting read on the overview of Kevin Mitnick's life as a hacker and his issues with New York Times reporter John Markoff. This chapter, originally slated to be Chapter 1 in Mitnick's 2002 book "The Art of Deception", was removed by the publisher after initial printing.

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Google to bid on AOL?

Google could try to bid for America Online to preempt a Microsoft takeover and protect the $380 million in revenue Google gets from its biggest partner, according to an analyst.

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Transatlantic Underwater Tunnel

This train would link New York and London -- under the Atlantic Ocean. Using magnets and a sealed vacuum tube attached to the sea floor with a tethering system.

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5.1 Dolby Surround Sound With Any Pair of Headphones

Dolby® Headphone technology allows users to wear any set of headphones and listen to music, watch movies, or play video games with the dramatic surround effects of a 5.1-channel soundtrack.

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Firefox and OS X have security flaws too

Firefox and OS X both are having their fair share of security flaws noted. In a recent test, I.E. was found to have less security flaws, and less vital security flaws, than Firefox. The tests also note that OS X has been seeing more attacks due to Apple's explosion in popularity.

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Forty-one Anomalies of Water

As water is so common-place, it is often regarded as a â??typicalâ?? liquid. In reality water is most atypical as a liquid, with its properties at low temperatures quite different from its properties when hot. It has often been stated that life depends on these anomalous properties of water.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Microchip Art

Hidden artworks etched into tiny microchips that were found using powerful microscopes.

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U.S. Senator has a Podcast!!

U.S. Senator for Illinois Barack Obama himself produces a podcast described on the website as "Audio reports on issues affecting Illinois, the nation and the U.S. Senate." This guy screws around in tech? What if he was President? The President's podcast!?!!

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The PSP scam

See what you get from those FREE PSP scams out there for luring your peers to sign up or check out a web site, if you get mugged for this thing you sure will get 2 to the chest.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

List of Common and Bad Passwords

Huge list of commonly used, bad passwords. If you use any of these passwords, it may be a good idea to change it asap. Dictionay words make bad passwords!

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Can this man save the world?

Joe Williams Sr. believes he has the machine that will help save the world. It will make the sky blue, allow everyone to breathe easier, and, in a time of skyrocketing fuel prices, save us all money.

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Tutorial: Setting up a server with SuSE 10.0

this is a very detailed tutorial about how to use the new SuSE 10.0 to set up a web, mail, and ftp server.
It covers every aspect of the installation and demonstrates the setup process with the help of 50 screenshots, allowing even beginners to follow this guide. Experienced system administrators will benefit from this tutorial as well.

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