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Re: Interesting
« Reply #210 on: March 10, 2007, 11:48:07 AM »
How to remove a cork from inside a wine bottle without breaking the bottle.   Cool!
http://www.isnichwahr.de/redirect23792.html
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #211 on: March 12, 2007, 12:56:03 PM »
Starbucks Coffee Break March 15th
Thursday, March 15th, plan on stopping by your local Starbucks between 10am and 12 noon. During that time, Starbucks will be holding is 2nd annual Coffee Break. All company-operated and licensed Starbucks stores in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Greater China will be giving away free Tall (12-ounce) cups of coffee to anyone who drops by. Starbucks Coffee Masters clad in black aprons will be present during each of the coffee breaks to kick off the company's spring brewing sale and to answer any questions you might have about the coffee or coffee brewing. Last year, many stores used the coffee break period to sample some of their pastries out to customers waiting in line, as well.
http://www.slashfood.com/2007/03/05/starbucks-coffee-break-march-15th/
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #212 on: March 13, 2007, 12:45:19 PM »
Commodore set to introduce high-end gaming PCs
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/06/1217244&from=rss
Commodore's big beige glory days may be long past, but the familiar name is still out there kicking (such as it is), lending its considerable cachet to an array of otherwise unremarkable devices. Now the company appears to have decided to bring things back a little closer to its roots, prepping a new line of Commodore-branded PCs aimed at gamers, pitting them against the well-established likes of Alienware and VoodooPC. Unfortunately, there's been no other details whatsoever announced, with Commodore Gaming CEO Bala Keilman only going so far as to say that the PCs will deliver "what gamers need and want." It looks like we won't have to wait too long for the complete rundown, however, with the company promising to reveal everything (including playable systems) at CeBIT on March 15th
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeBIT
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #213 on: March 13, 2007, 03:08:25 PM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #214 on: March 14, 2007, 10:38:02 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Opera browser finally has come up with a portable version called Opera for U3:
http://www.opera-usb.com/operausbas.htm

Just for the searchers among us for which Opera is their browser of choice,

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #215 on: March 15, 2007, 04:02:39 PM »
"Gizmo's top picks of the best
tech resources and utilities"

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #216 on: March 15, 2007, 05:48:40 PM »
now this is interesting ::)
http://www.hti.umich.edu/d/did/tree.html
map of the system of human knowledge...
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #217 on: March 15, 2007, 06:23:16 PM »
We all know that ZoneAlarm still hasn't issued a Vista compatible Firewall.
They have however managed to put together a Sweepstake:
http://www.zonealarm.com/store/promotions/sweepstakes/index.jsp?campaign_id&AID=10419053&PID=1216905

Wonder which is more important?

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #218 on: March 17, 2007, 12:15:32 PM »
 Televirtual MediaLab, a pioneer of the use of virtual presenters and newscasters, has teamed up with Archant Norfolk, weather bureau WeatherQuest and PA Sport in London to create Newsfast - so called because it purports to be the fastest-ever way to deliver the latest information to people.
They unleashed Brian, a computer-generated newscaster, on the world. Unlike conventional broadcast newsmen, Brian, which stands for 'Believable RSS Interactive Avatar Newscaster,' can access the latest breaking news, and his clients/customers do not have to wait for scheduled news, weather and sport bulletins.

http://www.newsfastuk.info/
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #219 on: March 19, 2007, 12:50:05 PM »
++14 Things That It Took Over 50 Years To Learn++
   1.  Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
   2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."
   3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
   4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
   5. You should not confuse your career with your life.
   6. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
   7. Never lick a steak knife.
   8. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.
   9. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
  10. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
  11. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.
  12. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.
  13. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)
  14. Your friends love you anyway.

Thought for the day: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #220 on: March 19, 2007, 12:52:17 PM »
++Life before the computer++
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity
A keyboard was a piano!

Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 3 1/2 inch floppy
You hoped nobody found out!

Compress was something you did to garbage
Not something you did to a file
And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for awhile!

Log on was adding wood to a fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup happened to your commode!

Cut - you did with a pocket knife
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu!

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens they wish they were dead!

++click on tee-shirt to see pong in action(who remembers pong???)++
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #221 on: March 19, 2007, 01:42:42 PM »
Interview with the Mac “Switcher Girl” Ellen Feiss...

Remember her? So how do you vote, stoned, or not? (See video at end of article.)

http://macenstein.com/default/archives/509

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #222 on: March 20, 2007, 09:39:07 PM »
Perhaps you know that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroys hours of work. Now imagine wiping out a disc drive containing an account worth $38 billion. 
 
That's what happened to a computer technician reformatting a disk drive at the Alaska Department of Revenue. While doing routine maintenance work, the technician accidentally deleted applicant information for an oil-funded account -- one of Alaska residents' biggest perks -- and mistakenly reformatted the backup drive, as well. 
 
There was still hope, until the department discovered its third line of defense, backup tapes, were unreadable...
http://www.kidk.com/news/tech/6592597.html
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #223 on: March 21, 2007, 08:56:43 AM »
this is not real ::) :o
click on pic to enlarge :P
mac-how many of these are you going to get :)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #224 on: March 23, 2007, 10:55:55 PM »
32 things you can do with beer
I guess it should be 33.  They don’t mention drinking it.
http://men.msn.com/articlemh.aspx?cp-documentid=3872767&page=1
1. Bathe In It
2. Put Out A Fire
3. Marinate Meat
4. Polish Pots
5. Make Beer Barbecue Sauce
6. Shampoo Hair
7. Loosen Rusty Bolts
8. Clear Up Brown Spots In Your Lawn
9. Steam Clams Or Mussels
10. Pass A Kidney Stone
11. Boil Shrimp
12. Kill Slugs
13. Find Due North
14. Soothe Tired Feet
15. Make A Beer Slide
16. Lower Your Blood Pressure
17. Trick A Cheap Landlord
18. Bake Beer Bread
19. Catch Mice
20. Tie A Fly
21. Cure Insomnia
22. Massage Yourself
23. Calm An Upset Stomach
24. Build Your Next Home
25. Cook Rice
26. Stop Snoring
27. Build A Plane
28. Roast Chicken
29. Ice A Hamstring
30. Build Delightful Patio Furniture
31. Tame A Wild Hair
32. Scale Fish
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