Saturday, October 01, 2005

Is OSX ready for the future

This story is an over view of whether apple's OSX is prepared for the future. This makes me wonder if the apple OS is as comfortably ahead of windows as most apple users think they are.

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eyeOS: Web Based Operating System

EyeOS is a free, cross-platform Personal Content Manager System based upon the style of a Desktop Operating System. The base package includes the whole Operating System structure and ten apps, as a Calendar, a File Manager, a Text Editor, an Internal Messenger, a Browser and a Calculator.

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30 Gigabyte E-mail ?

Whoa - "We will be offering a section for personal file storage (up to 30 gigs) and a GD2 signature maker to keep your email safe from spam robots. We also offer a unique feature, which allows you to send a email from any address you want."

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Listen to XM Satellite Radio for FREE now through Winamp!

AOL Radio featuring XM is now available through Winamp. Once you have downloaded the Full, Bundle, or Pro version of Winamp 5.1, open up the Media Library, and start listening to AOL Radio Featuring XM today!

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Modding the Xbox in 10 Minutes

Now one doesn't even have to open up his Xbox to mod it. Welcome to the world of soft modding. Using code exploits in certain games, a user is able to load a phony gamesave that will boot into a Linux based operating system and allow a user to mod his Xbox... in under ten minutes.

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Purchasing items from Best Buy below cost

Good tips from an insider on how to push Best Buy sales tactics to your advantage and end up with the deal of a lifetime.

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Huge collection of Online Photoshop Tutorials

Found this site with a ton of tutorials.
PHP and Photoshop

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Let Wikipedia Write Your Next Term Paper

According to News.com, Esquire writer AJ Jacobs put a badly written and error ridden article on Wikipedia and let the Wikipedian community have at it. Within days, the article had received hundreds of edits, was cleaned up, proof read and fact checked. If it worked for Jacobs, shouldnâ??t it work for you?

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Invisible Matter Found in Space

Astronomers say they have found a type of matter that cannot be seen, but which is thought to dominate the cosmos, in a place where it was thought not to exist.

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'Firefox' is #1 in PCWorld.com's "100 Best Products of 2005"

The 100 Best Products of 2005.

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Cracked LCD Desktop

open this picture on your neighbors laptop, fullscreen it, and walk away. Site in german, but its easy enough to find the pictures. Pics in various Powerbook-optimized resolutions.

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

P2P Future Darkens as eDonkey Closes

eDonkey has become the latest victim of the recording industry's wrath following the Supreme Court's ruling against Grokster. In testimony at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing on the future of P2P Wednesday, MetaMachine president Sam Yagan said his company was throwing in the towel.

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Ingenious $100 Laptop at MIT

Not only is this laptop cheap, but its design is very well thought out. The battery doubles as a handle and the shoulder strap is the power supply and plug. I would definitely buy a few of these.

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Watch TV shows through Google TV

GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting television programmes over the internet. The search engine has already signed up an American channel to provide programmes for Google TV and is in talks with the BBC to broadcast its shows as well.
Google's first move into TV is to broadcast a Chris Rock sitcom called Everybody Hates Chris.

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Add some life to your XP desktop

Sick of XP wallpaper? Ever wanted an animated desktop? Check out these atmospheric bad boys. Very cool, but not for old machines!

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Warner say they can cut off iTunes

Warner exec Michael Nash said today that the major record labels could easily cut off the iTunes Music Store if Apple CEO Steve Jobs doesnâ??t budge in the song pricing battle. He also said ''very few people people buy music from digital downloads''. He remians in my head, an idiot =}

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ULTIMATE Gaming Mod - Xbox, PS2, Gamecube, and LCD all in one box

So many out there spend a lot of time customizing their PC boxes with cold cathode, etching, colored fans, and the like - why not do it with our gaming devices? Well, I canâ??t think of a good reason not to either. Behold the ultimate gaming mod - an Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube all fit into one box with a flatscreen display built right in.

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How much of a geek are you?

A recent survey suggested that hi-tech jargon is proving tricky for many people to understand. Find out how technically smart you are with our quiz that tests how much you really know about the world of the web and computers.

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Top 10 Science Pictures of the Year

Great stuff. A close-up image of a peppercorn and a grain of sea salt has won this year's Visions of Science photo competition.

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Wardriving Tools

Great site that lists the best software for finding and decrypting wireless AP's.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Giant squid snapped in the deep

From the Nature.com website:
"This is the first ever photograph of a giant squid in the wild. Japanese researchers snapped the eight-metre monster as it attacked their bait in the inky blackness almost a kilometre below the waves."

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Yet Another Picture of Web 2.0 Emerges

The Web 2.0 is spreading like wildfire but most people are still trying to understand it. Dion Hinchcliffe complements Tim O'Reilly's exciting new Web 2.0 Meme Map with a new visualization that explains the concrete pieces. Short, sweet, and concise. Not to be missed if you're tracking the Web 2.0 craze.

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Robot uncovers $10 billion treasure

A robot named "Arturito" was unleashed just off Chileâ??s Robinson Crusoe island where he stumbled across about 600 barrels of buried gold coins and jewels, presumably looted from the Incans during the Spanish occupation.

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New Mac Mini's shipped in old box

People are reporting to recieve new Mac Minis at 1.5 GHz with DL Superdrives and built in Wi-fi. Also with more VRAM. Apple has made no such announcement, someone make a mistake at Apple?

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Coolest Flash and Javascript Ive seen In a While

See for yourself. I would love to be able to figure this out.

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TUTORIAL: Creating an encrypted file system on your computer

If you don't already know how to do this, this is a quick rundown on how to encrypt files, containers, and drives under
Linux. The use of loopback encrypted file systems and openssl is explained and examples are given. This paper should have you encrypting in no time. The following commands were done running kernel 2.6.9.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Tips for overcoming procrastination

Act after you plan, be vision directed, decide to schedule it. Feel free to use a number of tips and checklist to manage your projects yourself.

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10 health myths

Will 1,000 crunches give you six pack abs? Find out now!

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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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The return of the Apple Mac

Just a few years ago, the Apple Mac looked dead in the water. But by emphasizing its beautifully designed computers and phenomenally successful iPod portable music player, it turned the corner and began to win new fans. More importantly, Apple's prices are now within the reach of all.

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Google's Founders didn't know HTML!

The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn't know HTML and just wanted a quick interface.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

The 100 Most Important People of the Century

TIME Magazines list of the 100 most important people of the century includes people like; Hitler, Freud, Einstein, Salk, Shockley, Ford, Brando, and ninety-three others. Also includes runners-up.

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Google Search still more popular than Yahoo, MSN, AOL combined

Google is still the world leader in web search by a long shot. The four largest search engines and the percentage of users are:

1. Google - 56.9%
2. Yahoo - 21.2%
3. MSN Search - 8.9%
4. AOL Search - 3.2%

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Google leases 270,000 sqft. for meeting to discuss GoogleNet

there is news that Google is leasing 270,000 square feet in a Chelsea telecom hotel. Thatâ??s 111 Eight Avenue by the way. This would be a perfect place to peer with the big networks, and light up that dark fiber, and put GoogleNet to work.

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Dvorak's Blog Spam Fix

He gets no spam, now he gets no blog spam.

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DVD ripping with Linux, create an MKV, by Federico Pistono.

This tutorial appeared in hundreds of websites and blogs but somehow digg.com is missing. It explains how to create an MKV from a DVD in a few passes, using bash scripts and mencoder. The final result will be a Matroska container file, which has much more potential than AVI or others.
Freshmeat homepage: http://freshmeat.net/projects/fppdvdmkv/

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Tutorial: Ubuntu for servers

Ubuntu is primarily known as one of the most popular desktop distributions.
But you can also use it for servers!
This guide shows how to set up a web, mail, and ftp server with Ubuntu 5.04 "The Hoary Hedgehog" and demonstrates the details with the help of 21 screenshots.

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Google to launch PayPal rival? - Anonymous CEO kisses and tells..

"Google could be about to launch its own internet payments service to rival eBay-owned PayPal."

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