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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Cool tools for Flikr users

Here are some cool tools for Flikr users. You can put any image and get it on a black or white bg, make a mosaic using individual image or a group of images, or make badges! A must have for Flikr users.

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So sue me » Blog Archive » Google Video Viewer

So sue me Google Video Viewer
This Guy Cracked the player within 24 hours of it being on the net. Google NO SO Smart.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Why your spyware scanner may not catch some adware programs.

The next time you run a scan with your anti-spyware tool, it might miss some programs. Some adware companies, arguing that their software is benign, have petitioned anti-spyware firms to stop warning consumers about their software. Other companies have resorted to sending cease-and-desist letters that threaten legal action.

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Emotion affects water? Why not.

A scientific study shows that emotion affects the molecular structure of water. Baffling, if true. And why not.

See allsaw What the bleep do we know? Good Movie

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Howstuffworks "How Quasiturbine Engines Work"

Howstuffworks "How Quasiturbine Engines Work": "How Quasiturbine Engines Work"

Engine design is at the confluence of three factors: concerns about how car emissions will affect the environment; rising gas prices and the need to conserve fossil fuel resources; and the realization that the hydrogen-powered car -- be it powered by a hydrogen fuel cell or by hydrogen internal combustion -- will not deliver on its promise in the near future. As a result, many engineers are giving more interest to improving the internal combustion engine.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

How To: Build your own PC

This has got to be the most comprehensive, well thought out guide to building a PC. It covers everything from buying parts, to the finished product, with extreme detail.

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How To: Build your own PC

This has got to be the most comprehensive, well thought out guide to building a PC. It covers everything from buying parts, to the finished product, with extreme detail.

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Monday, June 20, 2005

KnoppixMAME

KnoppixMAME is a bootable CD/DVD image with hardware automatic probing and configuration for playing MAME games. No games are included, but they can be added to the ISO image, as well as new versions of X-MAME, gxmame, and the Linux kernel.

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Shuttles Can't Finish Space Station?

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters: "Shuttles Can't Finish Space Station

Doug Dante writes 'The shuttle can't make the 28 flights now planned before it retires in 2010, according to Dr. Michael D. Griffin, the new administrator of NASA. It can only do about 15-23, leaving 5-13 planned missions to alternate lift vehicles. NASA is expected to consult space station partners on alternatives once they are approved by the Bush administration. Should the Space Shuttle be cut loose?'"

Why will they abandon space shuttle missions and go to alternatives? Maybe because the oil is running out?

Tip: Disable Auto Restart in Windows Update

Aviran's Place » Tip: Disable Auto Restart in Windows Update: "Tip: Disable Auto Restart in Windows Update"

How To Say NO

Learning how to say no can be hard, but it��������s something that I feel can really help you be more productive, reduce stress and do a better job with the things you do say YES to.

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Friday, June 17, 2005

Build your own Robotic WebCam

Here's how to build a webcam that can be viewed and controlled from the web.
Nice addition to youre web page?


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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

vSkype.com

Just connect a camera, download our free vSkype plug-in, and invite up to 200 buddies to a video call - even if they don't have a camera. But wait, there's more! You can also share anything you see on your screen, even your entire desktop!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ronja: GNU point-to-point data link. All data inside

About Ronja: "Ronja (Reasonable Optical Near Joint Access) is an Free Technology (like Free Software) project of optical point-to-point data link. The design is released under the GNU General Public License: you get all the necessary documentation and construction guides free"

http://ronja.twibright.com/

Monday, June 13, 2005

Podracer (cool prog for you're rss and podcasting sites)

freshmeat.net: Project details for Podracer: "Podracer is a podcast downloader. It takes a file with the URLs to all your podcast RSS feeds and retrieves the MP3s and stores them in a specified location. It includes an internal BitTorrent downloader. It has a catchup feature which updates the log without downloading all podcasts. It can be run as a cron job to automatically receive podcasts."

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Port Forwarding: What ports for what applications? Here's a list.

A list of what ports to use for certain applications. Comes in handy when you don't know which ports to open.

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CIA Experts Still Spooked by Kryptos Puzzl

see if you can bust one of the hardest codes known to man. "kryptos" stands in front of the the cia headquarters in langley, va. and no one has been able to dicipher the code. can you?

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Recover those files you deleted for FREE

The other day I deleted some video files that 5 minutes later I realized I needed back. And for some reason, I remembered a program I saw a while back on TechTV; so I searched the "TechTV Vault" and found "Restoration" in Call For Help's Free File archive. (By the way, the program worked perfectly.)

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FLAC Free Lossless Audio Codec another MP3 alternative

FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio.

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FutureMe

Send an email to yourself in the future. Free and usefull

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Friday, June 10, 2005

How to Remove IE on install

How to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 2000 on install. There are also some instructions for XP/2003. Several benefits are:
# Your interface will look normal and not stupid, because Web View will be removed from the interface.
# Your boot time will be reduced by approximately half.
and much, much more.

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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Get Very Interesting Info on Your Birthday

Now ever wondered what you're birthday tells about you.
Check this site. Cool calculations.
:)

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Need tech help! Constant Beeping in House!!! (poor Guy)

Ok, this guy has had a beeping in his house for almost a year. And yes, he's changed the batteries in his smoke alarm. And no, it's not in his head, there's audio and 2 vid clips in there... There has been 500 posts and nothing concrete. This thing reads like any good drama, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll rack your brain for an answer!

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Kinde to the eye:55 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena

These pages demonstrate visual phenomena, called optical illusions or visual illusions. The latter is more appropriate, because most effects have their basis in the visual pathway, not in the optics of the eye. I selected these based on relative novelty and interactivity.

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Computer pranks to play on your co-workers

A small collection of programs that are hilarious to use on all those non-techies you work with.

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old but still interesting story

Google for unsecured security cameras
google for unsecured security cameras - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _

Go Tech

Get rid of QuickTime 7 for Windows' annoying side effects


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Star Wars Episodes 7, 8, & 9 Petition

Since Jedi mind tricks would probably not work on George Lucas, we have started an online petition to convince George to make Star Wars Episodes 7, 8, and 9.

But now who would want something like that. How about enought.

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Monday, June 06, 2005

My first post

As you can see this is my very first post. Dizasters are yet to happen. Just wait for them.