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pocketciv: pocketciv.radioxy.com 2007-12-10 11:55 UTC

Here's a free Civilization game for palm. It works on my palm 650.
It's a single .prc file that you save on your palm.



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Tiny car 2007-11-06 01:20 UTC





TightVNC 2007-10-24 15:09 UTC
TightVNC is a free remote control software package derived from the popular VNC software. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.

TightVNC client can connect to realVNC servers.
I tried TightVNC server and client on Win XP, Win2000 server, Linux, and Java VM.

LINK



This is the guy who hacked the iPhone and untied it to AT&T (apple iphone was only sold to AT&T at this time) 2007-08-28 14:18 UTC


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Man burns down trailer in online feud 2007-08-03 13:21 UTC
Russel Tavares didn't like being called a nerd.
A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a "nerd" over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.

Investigators say Tavares boiled over when Anderson called him a nerd and posted a digitally altered photo making Tavares look like a skinny boy in high-water pants, holding a gun and a laptop under a "Revenge of the Nerds" sign.


The purpetrator:



The victim:



The website:
orfay.com


Here's another story about this:
LINK
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Massive tusks 2007-07-27 10:18 UTC
ATHENS, Greece - Researchers in northern Greece have uncovered two massive tusks of a prehistoric mastodon that roamed Europe more than 2 million years ago . tusks that could be the largest of their kind ever found.

One of the tusks measured 16-feet-4-inches long.

They live 55 years, 3.5 meters (11 1/2 feet) tall at the shoulder, and weighed around six tons.



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XO the "One Laptop Per Child" computer 2007-07-25 16:03 UTC
This little laptop computer is powered by a solar cell.
It was suposed to be the $100USD computer which costs $175. Which is still very good.


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It's Friday the 13th, at the 13th hour. Is your boss crazy? 2007-07-13 13:39 UTC
Here's a quiz for you to take to find out if your boss is crazy.
It's a series of 10 questions with a max score of 100.

LINK



Two year old girl in London, England has IQ of 152. 2007-06-25 08:56 UTC
An average adult in London, England has an IQ of about 100-110.

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How to properly install Windows Vista 2007-06-11 16:29 UTC





Linus [Torvalds] versus GNOME 2007-06-04 14:19 UTC

Linux's founder, dislikes the GNOME desktop. In 2005, for example, Torvalds posted on the GNOME-usability list that "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE."

Torvalds feels this way, in part, due to his perception that "This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do."

more...

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Scumbag described as a top spammer has been arrested 2007-05-31 14:17 UTC

A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.

Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.


Also:
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Razor-thin TV screen you can wear as a T-shirt 2007-05-30 15:33 UTC


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Linux Geeks: copy a floppy with dd and gzip 2007-05-03 09:43 UTC

From floppy to file on filesystem:
dd if=/dev/fd0 | gzip --to-stdout -9 > image.file.gz


dd reads from floppy drive fd0 and writes to standard output.
gzip compresses stdin to stdout. -9 telss gzip to compress better.
And the compressed image file is created.

from file on filesystem to floppy:
cat image.file.gz | gzip -d --to-stdout | dd of=/dev/fd0


cat reads the compressed image file and pipes it to gzip.
-d tells gzip to decompress. gzip's stdout is piped to dd.
dd writes to floppy fd0

If you have two floppy drives, and most people don't, you can just run:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/fd1


You can have more fun if you know how to use netcat. netcat lets you send data over your network. You get the drill.

I haven't tried to copy/clone a hard drive this way yet.

Anyone want to try this on a working hard drive? Let me know how it works out.

How about this:
Do the above with a USB hard drive plugged in to your computer. Then take the USB drive to an identical computer and decompress the image there.
The Linux kernel recognises the USB drive as /dev/sda. So on a single partition USB drive, you would use /dev/sda1.

LINK


Potentially habitable planet found 2007-04-25 09:16 UTC
WASHINGTON - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."




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Geneva Auto Show Oddballs: Quirky Cars You Won't See on U.S. Roads 2007-03-16 08:50 UTC


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Immense ice deposits found at south pole of Mars 2007-03-16 08:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spacecraft orbiting Mars has scanned huge deposits of water ice at its south pole so plentiful they would blanket the planet in 36 feet of water if they were liquid, scientists said on Thursday.


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Google maps: super zoom 2007-03-09 04:51 UTC

See it here:
LINK

And here's a blog about it:
LINK


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The Secret Language of Whales Revealed 2007-03-08 09:35 UTC
Scientists detect dialects in whale singing.
Deep below the ocean's surface, blue whales are singing, and for the first time, scientists think they know why. Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography recorded the sounds and say they offer new insight into the behavior of the passenger jet-sized animals.




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Israel - A CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE 2007-03-05 15:31 UTC
Israelis see Americans as artificial and square, when they are actually just showing respect. Americans think Israelis are arrogant, rude and pushy, when in realilty they are being direct and honest.




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Snow line 2007-03-01 09:14 UTC
Here's a satellite image from NASA. It shows snow for most of the north east. You can see the snow line near sea.



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Microsoft: UAC Can Be Hijacked by Social Engineering 2007-02-27 13:35 UTC
Security analysts assail Vista's User Account Control; Microsoft has admitted that yes,
UAC is liable to social engineering.

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NetGear JFS524 2007-02-19 11:46 UTC

I just put in this new NetGear JFS524 switch on my network. It replaces several 4, 5, and 8 port switches and fits in a 19 inch rack.
I got 15 devices on it so far. Not are devices are full computers. I've got VoIP, cameras, wireless devices, LAN drives, etc...
It's been one whole day and the switch hasn't gotten hot yet. I've got a fan blowing on it though.
Power is delivered via a standard cable like the one found on the back of your computer. It plugs in the back of the device.
The picture looks like there's two fans on the side, but there really is none.

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Robotic Parking Lots 2007-02-01 08:56 UTC
New York city's first robotic parking garage is set to open next month at 123 Baxter St., near Hester St. (in Chinatown).
The underground garage is being rigged with sensors, laser beams, turn tables and elevators that go up, down and sideways to park cars with efficiency and precision.

see also The Daily News LINK


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"newLISP" for BSDs, GNU/LINUX, MacOS X, Solaris, Win32 2007-01-31 09:08 UTC
newLISP is a scripting language for developing web applications and programs in general and in the domains of artificial intelligence (AI) and statistics.

Here's a sample code for a port scanner:

#!/usr/bin/newlisp
(set 'params (main-args))
(if (< (length params) 5)
(begin
(println "USAGE: port.lsp host begin-port end-port")
(exit)
)
)
(set 'host (nth 2 params))
(set 'bport (int (nth 3 params)))
(set 'eport (int (nth 4 params)))
(for (port bport eport)
(begin
(set 'socket (net-connect host port))
(if socket (println port " open"))
)
)
(exit)



I was able to build newLISP and run it without installing it.

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Dinosaur may have resembled the biplane 2007-01-23 09:12 UTC
This creature lived about 125 million years and flew on two sets of wings. It had feathers on both it's arms and legs.


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Urinal Sculptures 2007-01-06 17:34 UTC




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A Urinal In Your Home? 2007-01-06 17:31 UTC
Ask the PoopReport at poopreport.com.

That would solve a lot of problems around the house.

http://www.poopreport.com/Ask/urinal_in_home.html