The MacRumors forums are packed full of people with 3G iPhones with cracks in them. iPhone owners are speculating that the damage could be caused by everything from heat issues to faulty case castings. It reminds me of all the cracked Nintendo DS hinges a while back.
Arguing that technology has ensured that "complete privacy does not exist," Google contends that a Pennsylvania family has no legal grounds to sue the search giant for publishing photos of their home on its popular "Street View" mapping feature.
Responding to an invasion of privacy lawsuit filed by Aaron and Christine Boring, Google has countered that the couple "live in a residential community in the twenty-first-century United States, where every step upon private property is not deemed by law to be an actionable trespass."
Lays chips at $1.67 bag x 5 bags would only be $8.35. Your not saving ANY money to buy 5 bags for $10. Not only do they have naughty pineapples but their accounting dept is messed up too. What kind of freakin grocery store is this???
This old pair of LEVI'S were found in a mine in the Rand Mining District, on the Mojave Desert,. California. They are covered in candlewax from the candle's the miner was using to light the tunnel he was working in. They were found with and old paper bag with the name of a mercantile store which operated between 1895 and 1898 in the town or Randsburg. Their was also a gunny sack with the initials A.P.K. and Randsburg marked on it. A.P.K. is through to be Adam P. Kuffel who was a partner in the mercantile store.
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While the cassette was dumped long ago by the music industry, it has lived on among publishers of audio books. Many people prefer cassettes because they make it easy to pick up in the same place where the listener left off, or to rewind in case a certain sentence is missed.
For Hachette, however, demand had slowed so much that it released its last book on cassette in June, with “Sail,” a novel by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.
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If you have ever used a computer that had more than one monitor or a computer with a very big monitor attached to it, it’s hard to go back to using just one little monitor. Now imagine using one of the huge gigantic multi monitor setups below. Going back to even two or three monitors would feel extremely small in comparison.
Tania Ledger from Croydon in south London employed a 3D art expert who reconstructed the famous painting for the The Da Vinci Code film to do the same in her garden. Chris Naylor took two days to replicate Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece in grass, using a small lawnmower and a handful of garden tools.
The design will grow out within a few weeks but Mrs Ledger, 48, says that is what made the project so exciting.
Scientists have discovered a compound found in human saliva that can heal wounds quickly. The Netherland scientists published this research in The FASEB Journal and believe that their studies will be able to help people suffering from chronic wounds related to diabetes and other disorders, in addition to traumatic injuries and burns.
Popular Mechanics has a great article on the lack of HDTV standards from broadcasters. I know I’m pretty annoyed when several of the “HD” channels in my provider’s lineup are nothing more than an ugly upconvert of a SD signal. If you need proof of this, watch a show on Discovery’s HD Theater and then flip to something on TNT HD or another channel that broadcasts a lot of upconverts.
In order to qualify as hi-def, a signal must have either 720 horizontal lines of progressively scanned pixels (720p), 1080 lines of interlaced pixels (1080i) or 1080 lines of progressively scanned pixels (1080p, which nobody even broadcasts yet.) But there's a whole lot more to the quality of digital television than the number of pixels present. After all, 1080 lines of poor-quality pixels may technically be "high-definition," but that doesn't mean it looks very good.
Public service announcement from a reliable source to MoPo readers regarding an inkjet recycling company that is apparently up to no good. You've been warned.
Beware of SunsetRecycling - Sunset Recycling they do not pay and are running a charity scam. Real scumbags people that steal from educational and charity organizations. 100's of disappointed children as their school fundraisers have failed because of non payment from Sunset Recycling.
Beware of Sunset recycling and pass this on as an FYI to your PTA and local fundraising groups.
This blog talks about a surprise birthday party and what we care about is the picture at the start of the entry. Yep, that’s a Millenium Falcon cake. Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD (Ace of Cakes is filmed there) created the incredible masterpiece of Star Wars geekery and cake artistry. You’ll see them making it in a future episode of the show.
In the past year, the Transportation Security Administration has confiscated over 8 million items, including guns, knives, narcotics, cuticle scissors, mousse, pudding, and bottled water. I have obtained some of the TSA-confiscated scissors, and they inspired me.
The TSA officially allows scissors with blades less than four inches. But the individual officers have the authority to disallow anything they think poses a potential threat. These scissors all belong in that grey area between what should be allowed on the plane, and what wasn’t allowed.
The New York Times has an article about the recent speculation in to Steve Jobs’ health and Apple’s stonewalling of the press with the statement: “Steve’s health is a private matter.” Though privacy is a serious matter, when it involves the CEO who is a very public face of the company, corporate disclosure becomes a factor. It’s an interesting read, especially the conclusion.
On Thursday afternoon, several hours after I’d gotten my final “Steve’s health is a private matter” — and much to my amazement — Mr. Jobs called me. “This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.”
While “themed” coffins is nothing new, biodegradable coffins with an iPhone theme are. While I can think of a bunch of people that should be buried in coffins like this, I’m not sold on the whole cardboard aspect. Blame our weekend news guy Terry for this one.
How many people would want to be buried in a coffin made to resemble an iPhone? Surely all those fanboys literally can't live without their Apple handsets? Wouldn't it be apt to be ensconced in a Microsoft Vista desktop wallpaper coffin, after having a heart attack from seeing one too many Blue Screens Of Death? Maybe those who had a killer case of D-pad thumb would fancy one styled after a Super Nintendo controller?
It looks as though Microsoft is tired of being the butt of every anti-Vista Apple ad and is finally doing something about it. Microsoft has rounded up Windows XP users that had negative impressions of Vista and showed them “Mojave.”
After 90% of the focus group said they liked the new OS, they were told it was actually Windows Vista. A video of the event will be distributed sometime later this month. Not really groundbreaking but it is a start.
Spurred by an e-mail from someone deep in the marketing ranks, Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a "new" operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that "Mojave" was actually Windows Vista.
With all the bad news about online banking and security flaws, I thought I would give you guys some good news for a change. Wait…this isn’t good news, this is more bad news….oops. I guess if there was any good news in all of this it’d be that your bank isn’t the only one at risk. O.K., I’ll shut up now.
The security holes stem from the flow and the layout of these Web sites, according to their study. The flaws include placing log-in boxes and contact information on insecure Web pages as well as failing to keep users on the site they initially visited.
Beginning in the 1980s, in the centre of the southern Hungarian city of Pécs, lovers began to clamp padlocks to a wrought-iron fence in a narrow street linking the mosque in the city's main square and the magnificent medieval cathedral, as a symbol of their commitment to one another. However, after the fence was completely covered and no more padlocks could be added, couples, both locals and tourists, began attaching them to fences and statues throughout the town centre.
Local authorities organised several attempts to discourage people from attaching the padlocks, by putting notices discouraging the activity throughout the town and removing the padlocks as vandalism. More recently, plans have been made to add a new iron fence near to the original to provide a legal site for couples to attach love padlocks, similar to walls set aside by authorities in some cities for use by graffiti artists.
These photos were taken in In Florence, Italy, where love padlocks have been affixed to the railing around and near the statue of Benvenuto Cellini located at the centre of the Ponte Vecchio.
This pillow is a hint of pure genius. Designed to look like a splattered puddle of blood under your head. In the images it looks pretty realistic and could be a really cruel joke to pull on your family.
Although your wife will probably make you take your blood pillow and sleep on the couch for a few weeks after this. For even more realism, sleep with a gun in your hands and lay like one of those corpse chalk prints. Extra points for more than one scream!
The audio file that was posted two weeks ago is indeed a very important artifact of computer history: It is a recording of the “Apple I BASIC” cassette tape that came with the Apple I. It is the first piece of Software ever sold by Apple (not counting computer firmware).
Final preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics are in full swing in Beijing. This includes completing hundreds of construction projects, reconstructions, pollution controls, cultural training, and a general "beautifying" of greater Beijing. Rehearsals and drills take place daily as Chinese citizens hurry to finish up - after all, the whole world is coming soon. The Olympics are set to begin on August 8th.
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June 24, 2008. The dance school, which opened 2 months ago, is the first in Hefei to introduce pole dancing.
Increasing in popularity, students, mostly women, sign up for the daily training for a variety of reasons such as to get fit, receive training to be a pole dancing coach and to work in night clubs. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics.
Apple, still reeling from its recent stock drop has announced plans for a mysterious product transition before the end of September. No other details were given.
While notions of what this transition entails are likely to become clearer soon, several product categories are just now reaching the ends of their typical cycles, with updated MacBooks, the Mac mini, and new iPods all due for refreshes or replacements in the near future.
State Route 375 (now also officially known as the Extraterrestrial Highway) is a two lane highway in south-central Nevada in the United States. The highway stretches 98 miles from Warm Springs at US 6 to Crystal Springs at State Route 318. The highway is on the eastern edge of the Nellis Air Force Range.
The name Extraterrestrial Highway alludes to the top-secret (but much noted in popular culture) Area 51 government base located nearby. Many UFO observations have been reported by travelers on this road over the years. The town of Rachel is located on the Extraterrestrial Highway, and is home to a UFO research group, a restaurant, and a few shops. Rachel receives tourism all year round thanks to its proximity to Area 51. However, only "an average of about 200 cars drive some portion of the Extraterrestrial Highway every day, making it one of the state’s least traveled routes."
What do you guys think? Are Google Maps (Street View) good, bad or neither? Are you concerned that anyone on the internet can see your house, cars and family via Street View?
On the other side was the announcement of CriminalSearches.com, a new service from PeopleFinders.com that said it shows where "sex offenders...thieves, violent offenders, murderers, or con artists" live in your neighborhood. The site shows people icons on a Google map; clicking an icon shows a person's photo, description, address, and criminal history.
Holy crap—somebody just went and TORE MY FREAKING USB CABLE IN HALF while it was still attached to my laptop! No — wait — sorry. That’s just my USB flash drive. My bad. Nevermind. Mammoth 2-gig capacity.
Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel - is the nickname of an anonymous man who became internationally famous when he was videotaped and photographed during the Tiananmen Square protests on June 5, 1989.
Several photographs were taken of the man, who stood in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks, preventing their advance. The most widely reproduced version of the photograph was taken by Jeff Widener, from the sixth floor of the Beijing Hotel.
Fashion designers always go the extra mile to express their creativity be it New York, Paris or Bombay. Satya Paul a leading fashion designer showed a Saree with Google on it in one of his recent shows. Sari is a traditional garment worn by females in India.
Babak Parviz wears contact lenses. But he's not yet using the new contact lenses he's made in his Seattle laboratory. Containing electronic circuits, they look like something from a science fiction movie. He's now going to add some extremely small light emitting diodes (LEDs), helping turn his prototype contact lenses into a sophisticated personal display - the tiniest one possible.
According to Nintendo, today's data shows that the overall US install base for the Wii is nearly 10.9 million units, making the Wii the "new console leader in the US" and reaffirming it status as the worldwide console leader.
Taking today's figures into account, the Xbox 360 has sold a total of 10.4 million units in the United States since launch. As of April 2008, the Wii had sold 24.5 million units worldwide, while the Xbox 360 had moved 19 million.
This crazy Japanese Wii safety manual is pretty much indicative of Japanese people's general insanity. Our theory: a secret battle between Godzilla and several Gundams in the early 1980s bombarded the whole of Japan with cosmic G-rays, which allowed then-youths to grow up and draw these weird-ass manuals.
Do not remove the four leaf clover from your Wii. It is Nintendo's secret to motion sensing.
While writing the post, in connection with Ryan's theory that the most salient feature of apocalypse in science fiction is the way in which the same images are simply repackaged for us over and over again, I was struck by the recurrence of a ruined Statue of Liberty as perhaps the quintessential icon of disaster since the 1940s.
Domino’s Pizza has been working hand-in-hand with Airboard Europe to develop a Hoverboard model that is not only roadsafe but has the potential to overtake the moped in terms of delivery efficiency. The early prototype raises up to 1 cm off the ground and can glide over all hard services including ice assisting, in particular, when deliveries are affected by adverse weather conditions.
Apparently, the New World isn't all that intrepid explorer Christopher Columbus discovered; seems we may also have him to thank for spreading the pathogen that causes syphilis—along with news of the Americas—to Europe.
It's a modern-day miracle. An Ecuadoran native who fell 500 feet from the upper reaches of a New York City skyscraper--and survived. By the time Alcides Moreno hit the alley behind the black-glass luxury apartment building, he was traveling upward of 124mph. Only about half of the people who fall off a four-story building make it. So how is it possible that Moreno is alive?
We are glad to present The Pong Clock Screenaver 2.0, based on the classic game. It plays a random game of Pong that lasts for 24 hours - the right side wins every minute and the left side wins every hour. The scores at the top reflect the current time in 24 hour format. Version 2.0 brings a bunch of cool new features!
This is my version of the KR2S. Well, I guess it's not really a KR2S anymore...it has been modified in almost every conceivable way, with only the basic fuselage shape retained. I'm using different airfoils for all flight surfaces, different flap and aileron planforms to increase control effectiveness, redesigned control system, Dragonfly canopy, lots of aerodynamic details for maximum efficiency, and an engine that's almost twice as powerful as the plans call for.
It's far from complete, but I've started flying it anyway! It's only painted on the bottom, and that's mainly so oil won't soak into the primer and make paint adhesion difficult later on. I'm flying it in urethane primer for a year or so (or three or four), so if there are any modifications, I won't have to ruin the paint to do them. I'm already happy that I haven't painted it, because I've added ram air to the cowling, and will add nav lights and strobes over the winter, one of these years. There are several areas where the body still needs work, but at least I can fly it now! This plane will be an experimental test bed for even more improvements to the design, including tufting and wing tip optimization.
Soungle is a free site, developed by Southern Codes, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library. As different from most of similar sites, Soungle is NOT a Web search engine. It only searches in our growing monster database. Our goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free.
I have heard some off-the-wall rationalizations for piracy before but this one takes the cake. The article takes the “I’m poor, I have to steal” to an astounding new level by suggesting that piracy supports whole countries so it is okay. Huh?!?!
In the Philippines, as in many other Asian countries, piracy isn't a matter of right or wrong; it's a matter of survival. To eradicate piracy means depriving people of jobs generated by this underground economy. It means eradicating the businesses that employ them and negating the taxes funneled to the Philippine government.
Everyone tries to create a story in their heads to explain the things that baffle them. For the same reason we want to know how a magic trick works, or how mystery novel ends, we want to know how someone different, strange, or disfigured came to be as they are. Everyone does it. It's natural. It's curiosity.
1 year ago I was asked by a little boy in Christchurch, New Zealand if I had been eaten by a shark.
2 months ago I was asked by an elderly woman in Sighisoara, Romania if I had lost my legs in a car accident.
6 weeks ago I was asked by a bar patron in Helena, Montana if I still wore my dog tags from Iraq.
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The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, a report says. The report, by the Pew Centre on the States, says the American penal system held more than 2.3 million adults at the start of the year.
The report also says for the first time in US history, more than one in every 100 American adults is confined in a prison or jail.
Included here are various train horn sound files from the Yahoo railroad air horn groups. If you find your locomotive horn sound file here, then please let us know so that we may give proper credit. Note: The newest uploades are indicated with a date in blue text appended to their discription.
PrOn studio Digital Playground is claiming the first iPhone-friendly web site that will allow subscribers to instantly stream content and get “full-frame views that do not require any scrolling and zooming.” I guess this would put a new spin on the iPhone’s multi-touch display.
Joone, founder of Digital Playground, said that the company began developing the iPhone compatible version of site a year ago. “We've always had the goal of making our content available in as many places as possible,” we have said.
So the big hubbub this morning is that Steve Wozniak didn’t really wait in line for an iPhone, he actually cut in front of the line to get his. Now, I know this may be the biggest controversy since that kid cut in front of you in the fourth grade at lunch BUT there is a bigger controversy at work here. What controversy is that? The fact that the Woz doesn’t automatically get an iPhone sent to him is a travesty / tragedy / conspiracy all in itself. I know most of you would have given up your spot to the Woz anyhow, I would have.
In fact, according to Doug and Patrice Broussard, Woz actually never waited in line at all. The couple, who were there, said the Apple co-founder lounged on some of the mall's nearby sofas for about four hours and then ambled up to the front of the queue when the store opened at 8 a.m and simply cut in line. No discussion.
The Wall Street Journal did a bit this week on 4Chan and its creator, Christopher Poole. I wonder if the author delved into /b/ or some of the other “interesting” boards before pointing WSJ readers to the site.
Mr. Poole originally just wanted a place to share his fascination with Japanese comics and television shows. He was a fan of the popular Japanese image Web site 2chan and wanted to create a version for American audiences. With his mother's approval, he used her credit card to purchase server space and started 4chan.org.
Microsoft Corp. is giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck. The company today announced an Xbox 360 console with triple the storage space of the original console, but for the same price of $349 (U.S.) estimated retail price (ERP).
Available in retail stores in the U.S. and Canada starting in early August, the upgraded Xbox 360 will include a 60GB hard drive… In addition, Microsoft today dropped the price of its 20GB Xbox 360 console in the U.S. and Canada to just $299 (U.S.) (ERP) while supplies last, a savings of $50.
The Australian woman renowned as the world's oldest internet blogger has made her final post, aged 108. Olive Riley, of Woy Woy on NSW's central coast, died in a nursing home just after 6am yesterday. She will be mourned by family and an international readership in the thousands.
Sony has no plan to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 game console, the company's chief financial officer Nobuyuki Oneda said Friday. "This year, our strategy is not to sell more quantity for PS3 but to concentrate on profitability," Oneda told a forum in Singapore. "Our plan is not to reduce the price."
What kind of idiot hacks into someone’s PC, then stalks the person they hacked before eventually trying to extort the victim for nude photos? Sheesh, what a creepy bastard, he should do just fine imprison.
Weinberg was arrested by LAPD detectives in Southern California in January, following a weeks-long police investigation aided by victim Amor Hilton -- a teenage MySpace user who had a popular video streaming show on Stickam.com.
The European Union may appear on the surface to be a unified body but underneath each member country retains a unique and complex history. The rich stories of individual European nations can be read in part through the amazing abandoned buildings found across the continent.
It is truly remarkable how intact some of these structures are even after centuries. From Finland to France, Belgium to Denmark and Poland to England here are seven amazing abandonments from all over Europe.
On Saturday January 12th, 2008 nearly 2,000 people took off their pants on subways in 10 cities around the world. In New York’s 7th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride we had around 900 participants, spread out over three subway lines. Enjoy the videos first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
Realized in February while he was Artist-in-Residence of the Physics Department at Bristol University, the project involved over a thousand fluorescent bulbs “planted” underneath high voltage AC transmission lines. Unwired, the bulbs drew energy from the surrounding electromagnetic radiation and lit up, making for what must have been a marvelous sight.
The FIELD of tubes will flicker in to life across the hillside as the early evening light fades. The performance each evening is hard to anticipate as the daily operation of the electricity supply will differ and is always dependent on the weather.
IBM is working on a new chip that will have 8 cores clocked at 4.0GHz and will support 4 threads per core. Called the “Power7,” each chip can push 256 gigaflops and they are being arranged in dual-chip modules. The chip will be the core of the “Blue Waters” system that IBM is building for the NCSA in 2011. Wowza!
We've got documents showing IBM going after a 10 petaflop system (peak) comprised of 38,900 eight-core Power7 chips with each chip running at 4.0GHz. This monster will have an astonishing 620TB of memory and 5PB/s of memory bandwidth. According to the documents, IBM will rely on a 1.30PB/s interconnect to link the systems and will feed them with 26PB of storage. As if that's not enough, IBM will offer an exabyte of archival storage.
With the initial shock of its announcement now gone, Midway's upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe stands as one of the most anticipated entries in the Mortal Kombat series in quite a while. The promise of a revamped fighting system, a graphics makeover, and the chance to play as DC Comics characters such as Superman and Batman definitely has undeniable appeal.
Here's a great caption from MoPo Forum member Righteous.
The webmaster of the abrasive website "danish-police-are-idiots.com" turned out to be a 15-year old boy named Harald Rasmussen, who when caught was forced to slowly and painstakingly teach his accusers how to use the Windows Explorer search function in an effort to gather evidence against him. Ironically, the three of them were unable to find any, which Harald thought certainly proved his website's name and premise to be more than accurate.
Back to the Future McFly Sneakers Going for $2,000
The limited edition Back to the Future Nike basketball sneakers are available now. You can get yours on eBay, where prices are going from $600 to $2,000. That is serious dollar gigawattage for a pair of sneakers, even if they look great out of the box, as you can see in the mega-gallery.
Pre-ordered copies of Left 4 Dead will be shipping on time (November 08), the game was originally listed as 12-08. If you haven’t seen the latest and greatest from Valve, make sure you check out the screenshots below:
Alright, I’ll admit it, even though this thing resembles an oversized Nintendo DS for grown-ups, it still looks pretty damn sweet. The bad news? They won’t be here for another two years if everything goes right.
Straight from the “I could have told you that” department comes this recent survey that says damn near everything about computers frustrates women more than men, including the internet.
The highest frustration levels are understandably brought on by computer crashes, which cause frustration in 77% of the men and 85% of the women. This is followed by slow load times for web pages, which frustrate 56% of the men and 66% of the women, and Internet advertising, which frustrates 47% of the men and 52% of the women.
A hydrogen refuelling station which could be installed in the home as an alternative to visiting a petrol station has been unveiled.
Users will need a hydrogen-powered car to go with it although the system can also be used for heating and cooking. Hydrogen has long been touted as an alternative energy source to carbon-hungry fossil fuels.
One of the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of fuel-cell vehicles is the lack of hydrogen fuelling stations.
Most women couldn't speak with one foot on their head, let alone both, but not Lunga. She chatters away in a tight green snake costume, swaying but not falling over, flexing her super-supple body like a python.
Gamers will soon be able to interact with the virtual world using their thoughts and emotions alone. A neuro-headset which interprets the interaction of neurons in the brain will go on sale later this year.
"It picks up electrical activity from the brain and sends wireless signals to a computer," said Tan Le, president of US/Australian firm Emotiv. "It allows the user to manipulate a game or virtual environment naturally and intuitively," she added.
Introducing nubrella; "The Ultimate Weather Protector". Nubrella is no ordinary umbrella. It protects you against rain, wind, sleet, snow and extreme cold. It is an umbrella for all inclement weather conditions not just rain.
You are about to view pictures of a mountain hiking trail on Mt Huashan which is located in China. After you see the pictures, I have little doubt you will agree that it might just be the most dangerous Tourist Hiking Trail in the world.
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While we're on the subject of things agricultural and of things covered by just about everyone long before today, there is Pasona O2, a subterranean farm cultivated inside a former bank vault beneath a high rise building in one of Tokyo's business districts.
Pac-Man's got to be right up there with Mario as one of the most recognisable videogame characters of all time. And because his basic design is simple, you can see him everywhere. Whenever you take a slice of pizza or cut a segment from a cake, he's there. Then the noise starts to go in your head: waka waka waka waka waka…
A GameStop employee has sent us cell pics of the internal announcement for the coming Xbox 360 Pro price drop announcement. They also included pics of the shelf art all of which will go on display on July 13, the day before E3 kicks off with Microsoft's press conference.
So, while still not official, it seem pretty clear that come Sunday you'll be able to pick up an Xbox 360 Pro (aka Premium) for a penny shy of $300.
If true, I can't help but think that this means that Microsoft wanted to clear the decks of pricing news to make room for something more interesting, or at least they want more attention on, come their press conference. Motion controls? Minority-Report-like interface? Who knows.
The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is adding a new new geek-inspired words like fanboy, pretexting, webinar, malware and netroots.
Webinar is "one more example of the significant ongoing trend for electronic technologies to add words to the language," Merriam-Webster publisher John Morse said in a Monday press release about the 100 or so new words in the 2008 edition of the influential reference guide.
Your'e looking at the oldest surviving map of Britain, dating from around 1360. And, give or take a bit of poetic licence north of the border, it's startlingly accurate.There are the Severn, Thames and Humber, the loop of the Wear in Durham and the Thames estuary, all easily recognisable.
Close to 10,278 laptops are reported lost every week at 36 of the largest U.S. airports, and 65 percent of those laptops are not reclaimed, the survey said. Around 2,000 laptops are recorded lost at the medium-sized airports, and 69 percent are not reclaimed.
Travelers seem to lack confidence that they will recover lost laptops. About 77 percent of people surveyed said they had no hope of recovering a lost laptop at the airport, with 16 percent saying they wouldn't do anything if they lost their laptop during business travel. About 53 percent said that laptops contain confidential company information, with 65 percent taking no steps to protect the information.
Re-Tyre by Carl Menary is a product born out of the environmental dilemma of disposing of scrap tyres. The design is an alternative to burning, converting the scrap tyres into outdoor furniture with minimal resources and energy. This eco friendly furniture is formed from one truck tyre, which is folded and fixed with two recycle wheel bolt assemblies to become a comfortable outdoor seat.
I explained the mission to everyone. We would get on the 6 train at the start of the line at Brooklyn Bridge and the twins would sit on either side of the car, directly across from their sibling.
Once in place, their job would be to mirror each other as closely as possible. If one scratches his head, so should the other. If anyone asked them what was going on, they should claim not to notice anything unusual and not to even be able to see their sibling.
The U.S. Army has just handed out its awards for the top inventions for 2007. Some of the stuff on the list is pretty damn impressive.
Every spring, the U.S. Army designates a set of top inventions from the preceding year. Rather than radical, out-of-the-blue creations, the list tends more toward refinements on existing gear, but that doesn't make them any less significant for the soldiers who use that gear in battlefield conditions.
If this wasn’t posted by The Washington Times, I would think it was a practical joke. C’mon, are airports really considering wrist bands that shock passengers into submission?
The Electronic ID Bracelet, as it’s referred to as, would be worn by every traveler “until they disembark the flight at their destination.” Yes, you read that correctly. Every airline passenger would be tracked by a government-funded GPS, containing personal, private and confidential information, and that it would shock the customer worse than an electronic dog collar if he/she got out of line?
Windows® SteadyState™ 2.5 is now available on Windows XP and Windows Vista. Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet café, a library, or even in your home, Windows SteadyState helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them.
Windows SteadyState runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, and Windows Vista Starter. And, Windows SteadyState is offered free of charge to Windows Genuine Advantage customers!
Permanent Privacy announced that they have the world’s first practical data encryption system that is absolutely unbreakable. They’re so sure of this that they’re offering $1 million USD to anyone that can crack it. Break out your decoder ring and Enigma machine and get “crackin’!”
Permanent Privacy has been verified by Peter Schweitzer, one of Harvard's top cryptanalysts, and for the inevitable cynics Permanent Privacy is offering $1,000,000 to anyone who can decipher a sample of ciphertext.
Net Applications reports that Apple’s OS market share increased by nearly 1/3 in the last year: up to 7.94% vs 6.03% a year ago. Vista and Linux also increased their share while Windows XP and Win2000 both dropped. All is not rosy for Microsoft in these metrics however.
While Windows Vista's 256% increase in market share over the last 12 months significantly outpaced Mac OS X's gains, Windows' overall June total was down 2.45 percentage points from the year before, indicating that Vista was replacing XP, not adding to Microsoft's share.
At the Gibson custom factory in Nashville, Tenn., the famous guitar manufacturer makes its most expensive and exclusive instruments, including an ongoing series of limited-edition replicas of historic Les Paul instruments.
Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant.
In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
This … is going to be a long one. And believe it or not, it’s a 100% true story. Its relation to World of Warcraft will not be immediately apparent.
It all started when I got out of my seat to go to the bathroom. I went to the bathroom, washed my hands, and returned to my seat. A little while later the two stewardesses on the flight crossed each other in the aisle. They had a quick conversation that I was in earshot of…….
After this weekend's barbeques and fireworks displays, you might wonder why some people wind up covered in mosquito welts and others are bite-free. It's not a coincidence. Each person's individual body chemistry determines how many mosquitoes will come calling.
The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, they are the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.
Deviant Art member *ghostfire created a truly inspired all-girl version of the Team Fortress 2 characters that has to be seen to be appreciated.
Dear god, I don't think I want to open this file up again for at least a month. Each individual character was done so I could print them at 11x14 inches, so when combined into one, the file bloated to over half a gigabyte!
Apple’s recent patent application for gesture learning has so many combinations that you may be violating their patent if you; wave “hi,” give the thumbs up, get a hand cramp, use the shocker or flip off your MacBook Pro (flipping off your Windows PC is still okay). The new patent application from Cupertino, called “Gesture learning” gives a whole new meaning to gesture expansion. It describes how Apple may go about teaching you a whole new multi-touch gesture language, consisting of hundreds of words. Something like American Sign Language for touchscreens.
The Mozilla Blog says that it’s official, the little-browser-company-that-could broke the world record for “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.”
The Firefox community is the proud new owner of a Guinness World Record — each and every one of you! Mozilla today received confirmation from Guinness World Records that we’ve officially achieved the record for the “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.” From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!
The NVIDIA stock sell off continues this morning doubling normal trading volumes. I was thinking it looked like a deal yesterday at $18, then again, I told my buddies to buy 3dfx at $3, so what do I know?
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What do you do with your broken, trashed electronic equipment? It's a pain to look after the right place to leave them, if you want to find some environment friendly solution. Why don't you call the Boombox Girls? These stylish bikini models love to smash used broken electronics. Perfect service in our opinion!
Tokyo is by far the largest urban region in the world. Despite its size and complexity, Tokyo has a very efficient public transportation, which accounts for almost 80 percent of all daily journeys in Tokyo.
Metropolitan area: 34 million people City: 12.5 million people
Get this, astronomers have discovered a series of sounds that, according to them, is caused by charged particles from the solar wind smashing into Earth's magnetic field. The sound would make a cool ring tone, it sorta sounds like that noise in the Transformers movie…..waitaminute!
Earth emits an ear-piercing series of chirps and whistles that could be heard by any aliens who might be listening, astronomers have discovered. The sound is awful, a new recording from space reveals.
The Trons are a completely self playing robotic junk band! They are made mostly from old computer and mechanical parts and play original songs using an array of old amps and instruments. They now have five gigs under their belt and have just completed Hamilton’s Ignition Fringe Festival.
Doramad radioactive toothpaste was produced during World War II by Auergesellschaft of Berlin. The same company founded by Carl Auer von Welsbach who invented the gas lantern mantle!
A gamma spectroscopy analysis did reveal trace quantities of thorium, but the levels are too low to be detected with a simple hand-held survey meter. For the story behind this toothpaste, and it is an interesting one.
This ain’t your average website review. 2008 Fiction Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz reviewed GTA IV for the Wall Street Journal and has a lot to say. I thought the review was very well done and interesting to read. What do you think?
GTA IV is brilliant, but despite what virtually all the reviews claim, it ain't the revolution. If you played GTA III or higher, GTA IV won't exactly catapult you to higher plane of existence or induce metanoia. GTA III was the revolution, and established the grammar for the franchise.