Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ubuntu voted 'Linux distribution of the year'

This is the latest in a long line of awards that Ubuntu has racked up over the last six months, an impressive achievement considering that the distribution is less than two years old.

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Liquid Water On Saturns Moons!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. The rare occurrence of liquid water so near the surface raises many new questions about the mysterious moon.

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MS vaccine testing to start in US

"A US company is set to begin a trial of a vaccine which it claims halts the progress of multiple sclerosis. PharmaFrontiers is to test its tailor-made vaccine on 100 patients with MS, after a small-scale study showed promise. The degenerative disease attacks the nervous system and affects 2.5m people worldwide, of which 1% die each year."

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Comcast to up speeds to 16Mbit down / 1Mbit up

According to a post on, Comcast has begun to rollout speed increases for its gold package to 16Mbit down / 1Mbit up. Finally!

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

IBM Not To Use Vista - But Will Move to Linux Desktops

Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has canceled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform.

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Proof: Humans Are Still Evolving!

University of Chicago researchers say they`ve found approximately 700 regions of the human genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection within the past 5,000 to 15,000 years!

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Open Office 2.02 Released

Although not updated on the official website yet, Filehippo reports that Open Office 2.02 is released and their download link works.

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Microsoft - Gets a Makeover got a pretty update.

Microsoft is smoothing over the UI which is reflective of Windows Vista and Media Center OS themes.

The new functionality and design looks pretty sweet.

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Canada ISPs just as greedy as USA ISPs....SURPRISE!!!!

Shaw wants its high-speed net customers to pay a $10 "quality of service enhancement" fee if they use a VoIP phone service. Shaw argues that its fee is necessary to maintain the quality of independent VoIP services.

When the CBC tried to find out WTF!?!
Shaw did not immediately return a telephone call to its head office in Calgary.

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Daily Show available on iTunes!

Multi-pass. Pay $9.99 and get 16 episodes. One each week. Think of them as Paid-for podcasts.

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Mac OS X Hacker challenge is over.

38 hours, nobody hacked it. Under fire from intermittent DOS attacks, nessus scans, ssh dictionary attacks and much else.

The difference to the other competition? Nobody had local access to the machine except the machine's owners, as it would be in a realistic situation.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Counterfeit Flash Drives Plague eBay

Lately there has been a huge increase in the number of counterfeit flash drives on eBay. Sellers claim to be selling large drives (e.g 8GB) from name brand companies, like Sony, but they are actually 64MB drives that have been re-labeled. These drives usually break within a few weeks of being purchase. Please digg this to stop the scammers!

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Toronto to become wireless hotspot

Toronto Hydro Corp. will announce Tuesday that it plans to turn Canada's largest city into one giant wireless hotspot, directly challenging the country's major mobile phone carriers for a chunk of the $8 billion a year wireless market.

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Amazing Google Vid- "Quantum Physics Double Slit Experiment"

This experiment shows the really mysterious behavior of quantam particles. Electrons behaving like waves and then like marbles? Mind blowingly cool.

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Canada has the highest online music piracy rate per capita in the world

When they're not growing weed, playing hockey, or having gay marriages, Canadians are busy stealing music more than anyone else in the world, and it's hurting the music selling biz in Canada. Oh noes!

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