Friday, February 03, 2006

145 Year old Technology Finally Stops Working

Unable to install the latest patch, Western Union finally stops supporting "Telegram" 1.0

"Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a customer service representative."

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Huge list of Torrent Sites

This was in the forums at niteshdw sci-fi fansite.I have put the list on a new blog so you can view it without signing up.

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VMware to make server product free

VMware, an EMC subsidiary whose software lets multiple operating systems run on the same computer, is expected to announce next week that it will begin giving away one of its key products for free, CNET has learned.

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AMDâ??s Quad-Core Processors to Show Up Soon

To go from single-core to dual-core to quad-core on the same platform, that has never been done in the industry,â?? said Marty Seyer, a senior vice president of AMD, reports InformationWeek web-site

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

The End of the Internet?

"Industry planners are mulling new subscription plans that would further limit the online experience, establishing "platinum," "gold" and "silver" levels of Internet access that would set limits on the number of downloads, media streams or even e-mail messages that could be sent or received."

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GOD is in google maps! WTF??

Look in the middle off the picture. It's gods face! Weird...

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The Top 10 weirdest USB devices ever

The title says it all. Some really weird USB devices in there! I digg!

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New proxy unblocks myspace and gmail

If your school / work blocks access to certain websites, you can hop through a proxy to get to the unreachable site.

I came accross one,, that allows you to log in to myspace, gmail, and a variety of other websites for free. Most free proxies block "form post", but this one does not.

Also try or

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Bill Gates too rich for tax computer to handle

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world's richest man, said the tax office in the US has to store his financial data on a special computer because his fortune is so vast.

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How to Fix a Dead Pixel on an LCD Monitor

Sometimes, if there is a dead pixel, it's usually stuck, as the liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) has not covered the whole screen. This can be easily fixed.

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Google Stock Crashes in After-Hours Trading

"Web search and Internet stock phenomenon Google Inc. on Tuesday posted a profit that missed Wall Street targets due largely to a higher than expected tax rate, sending its shares down as much as 19 percent in after hours trade." IT'S DOWN $70!

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Apple iBooks by April, 'media hub' product, iPhone within a year

"We are still confident in Apple's product road map â?? including potential for new iBooks by April in time for the June quarter, a potential 'media hub' product (and more services), new iPods into year-end (including a new media player) and even a new cell phone within a year."

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Inventor develops 'artificial gills'

An Israeli inventor has developed an underwater breathing system that literally squeezes oxygen directly from seawater, doing away with the need for compressed air tanks.

Called "LikeAFish", the battery-powered artificial gill system aims to extract the small amounts of dissolved air that already exists in water to supply breathable oxygen to scuba divers, submarines and underwater habitats.

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Removing unused device drivers from Windows XP machines

Did you know that unless you uninstall a device driver on a Windows XP machine that it still may be sucking up valuable system resources? Here are step-by-step instructions on how you can view and remove these unnecessary devices.

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Ubuntu on top of the world!

One of the most recent Linux distributions, Ubuntu, has gain such a popularity among users that for the last 12 months is the number one choice for Linux users, thanks to its integration with systems, and particularly laptops, and small cycle of releases. Distrowatch has the numbers for this little pet of Mark Shuttleworth.

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Hack your Toyota Prius

With a little do-it-yourself, you can unlock a whole new set of latent magic powers that Toyota never wanted you to know about.

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We've all paid for 45Mbps to our homes, now demand it!

U.S. Telcos have ripped us off. They've promised the people of the U.S. fiber to the curb and because of that they've gotten all kinds of rate increases approved and breaks from the government. It's time we demand our broadband!

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Enable XP Pro features on xp home

This hack allows xp home (oem or upgrade) to have all features of xp pro. This includes remote desktop. Finally making xp home worth something.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

10 Useful Firefox Extensions That Don't Get Glamorized

10 Extensions that don't get promoted a lot that make Firefox an even better browser.

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Starforce reports boing boing to the FBI

Starforce, the copy protection provider, which is despised by all games fans and allegedly screws up computers, is threatening to call the Feds on Boing boing over a post they made. Supposedly their blog post broke 11 international laws and they were being contacted by their US lawyer.

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Google readying its own Google OS!!

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business - desktop software. A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as 'Goobuntu'.

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