OpenOffice.org 2.0.3: Ready For Download!

The latest version of OpenOffice.org, the free alternative to Microsoft Office, has been released.

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Published in: on June 29, 2006 at 7:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Microsoft to release the “Ultimate” Keyboard

Can a keyboard create its own mood lighting? Respond to you? Enlighten you? Move with you? Microsoft say their ultimate desktop keyboard can with ambient backlighting, proximity sensing and 30-feet of range.

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Published in: on June 29, 2006 at 7:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Who Dares To Defend Wal-Mart?

A vigorous defense of Wal-Mart against its many critics. “Many of Wal-Mart’s critics are socialists who probably resent the fact that Wal-Mart provides an increasingly clear example of how capitalism can shower abundance on its entire population, as their socialist utopias never could… critics seem to be motivated by fear of change…”

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Published in: on June 28, 2006 at 7:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Google File System – how Google does it

While many IT shops deal with the issues related to hundreds or thousands of users, Google regularly manages, administers and upgrades software and systems for millions of users. How do they do it? This article presents an excellent overview of the Google file system and its unique capabilities.

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Published in: on June 28, 2006 at 6:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Seat of Female Libido Revealed

The precise part of the brain likely to be the seat of desire in women has been revealed by experiments on mice. The study confirms that the hormone oestrogen is vital for arousal, but only in the specific area of the brain called the ventromedial nucleus (VMN) in the hypothalamus.

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Published in: on June 27, 2006 at 8:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Is Your Copy Legal?

ยป Is Microsoft about to release a Windows “kill switch”? | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Published in: on June 27, 2006 at 5:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stop Windows Update from nagging you to restart your computer!

You’re working and Windows hijacks your screen asking you, “Restart Now? Later?”. Worse, you leave for lunch and come back only to realize your PC has restarted on its own. Agh! Use this to define how often Windows will nag you (default is 10 minutes), or to turn off the nag entirely (yes!).

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Published in: on June 27, 2006 at 4:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Digg v3 Launched

New and improved. And it definitely is. A lot of great new features. Check it out.

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Published in: on June 26, 2006 at 4:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flock of European Starlings almost take down a tree [VIDEO]

A swarming flock of European Starlings descend on a tree and almost bring it down.

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Published in: on June 25, 2006 at 9:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Navy finds website with Sailor’s SSNs

The Site included their names, birth dates, and Social Security Numbers. The information has been taken down, and the site is under investigation by Naval CIS.

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Published in: on June 24, 2006 at 7:31 pm  Leave a Comment