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Re: Interesting
« Reply #240 on: April 03, 2007, 07:52:23 PM »
it was as you said in the pm-eye candy-but i removed it anyways-thanks davidr for the notice of it ;)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #241 on: April 07, 2007, 05:25:03 PM »
How To Build A Time Machine
Time travel has been a popular science-fiction theme since H. G. Wells wrote his celebrated novel The Time Machine in 1895. But can it really be done?
Is it possible to build a machine that would transport a human being into the past or future? For decades, time travel lay beyond the fringe of respectable science. But not anymore... Here's how to build a time machine.
Gather the necessary materials. You'll need rocks, a Sega Saturn, some celery, spaghetti noodles, thumbtacks, a port-o-potty, and a cellular telephone from the 1980's.
http://www.wwujd.com/buildatimemachine.htm

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« Reply #242 on: April 07, 2007, 06:18:53 PM »
Whilst this might be interesting to some, I can't see the relevance of promoting what is in effect a competitive product on the official forum of Alwil software. I'm sure other official security software forums would take a dim view of promoting a competitors product.

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So why bother in the first place, please consider the above when thinking of effectively promoting/advertising a competitive product on the official forum 'paid for' by Alwil Software.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #243 on: April 07, 2007, 07:37:36 PM »
I'm sure other official security software forums would take a dim view of promoting a competitors product.
So why bother in the first place, please consider the above when thinking of effectively promoting/advertising a competitive product on the official forum 'paid for' by Alwil Software.
David, the only positive side-effect will be saying to Alwil that we want an anti-spyware, an anti-rootkit and a firewall from them. Don't need to be integrated, as a suite, but it will be very good. A lot of companies have done this: from Grisoft (AVG) to Panda, from Kaspersky to BitDefender...
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #244 on: April 07, 2007, 08:05:49 PM »
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Please, bring it back... It won't hurt 8)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #245 on: April 07, 2007, 08:12:14 PM »
ESET Smart Security is a fully integrated security solution and includes antivirus, anti-spyware, a personal firewall and antispam. While some competitive solutions purport to have similar functionality, ESET has developed a unique approach that provides true and full integration of point security solutions. The key advantage of this approach is that individual protection modules are able to communicate together seamlessly, to create unparalleled synergy to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of protection. Moreover, the integrated architecture guarantees optimal utilization of system resources, so ESET Smart Security continues ESET's well know reputation for providing rock solid security in a small footprint that will not slow down an individual's computer.

ESET has achieved another milestone by developing a new security suite Eset Smart Security with integrated firewall and an antispam module which has been made available as a beta for public testing. The new suite brings many new features, such as:
Integrated firewall and antispam module
Improved graphical user interface
2 operating modes for common and advanced users
Improved and automatised cleaning
True incremental updates
Export / import settings
Features that will be encorporated in the final version or future beta versions and don't need to be reported:
Context menu integration
Connecting to Remote Administrator server
Manual submission of suspicious files
Exclusions in the real-time scanner
Before installation, we strongly recommend that you uninstall any other antivirus program and firewall that you might have installed.
Please remember that this is still a BETA which may suffer from severe bugs. We do not recommend installing it on production systems.
If you come across an issue, please contact ESET's technical support via the integrated support form.

Wilders: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18
The beta can be obtained after filling in the registration form at http://www.eset.com/beta/. Before installation, we strongly recommend that you uninstall any other antivirus program and firewall that you might have installed.

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #246 on: April 08, 2007, 03:58:03 PM »
Woman, 102, becomes oldest golfer with an ace (Hole in One)
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« Reply #247 on: April 10, 2007, 10:07:59 AM »
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« Reply #248 on: April 13, 2007, 10:06:34 AM »
25-Year Old Computers
Ah, the memories: PM Compares 6 Top Computers (Jan, 1982).
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/04/12/pm-compares-6-top-computers/?Qwd=./PopularMechanics/1-1982/top_six_computers&Qif=top_six_computers_0.jpg&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=XL#qdig
Here's an excerpt:

All computers use different formats for storing and retrieving programs. Here are the three formats.

Cassettes: Many people start out with a tape recorder to save and load programs. This allows you to use a $30 to $50 tape recorder, instead of a disc drive that costs hundreds of dollars. Information is stored on tape as a series of two tones.

Computers think in a binary language, all information computer organizes these into words called bytes.) Each binary "pulse" is assigned an audio frequency. By recording the binary pulses as tones, programs are stored. By decoding the tones into pulses, the programs can be loaded into the computer. On tape this is slow, but it's better than typing in a 100-line program every time you want to use it.

But for data storage-forget tape. If you have an hour-long tape and the information you need is at the tape's end, it will take an hour to search for it.

Floppy discs: Made out of the same material as audio tape, floppy discs are housed in plastic jackets that never come off. Instead, jacket and all are inserted into a disc drive, where a record/playback head reads the disc through a cutout in the jacket.

The discs spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. A disc with a radius of only 5-1/4 inches can store about 200,000 bits of information (each "bit" has room for a letter of English). A disc stores or retrieves programs and data in just a few seconds.

Cartridges: Many computers accept plug-in cartridges. We don't like them for many reasons. First, they're expensive, compared to tape or disc. But more important, their programs can't be studied or changed.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #249 on: April 14, 2007, 12:15:49 AM »
Here's a follow-up to the Global Warming issue I posted in March:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg217591#msg217591

It's now April 13th and I just took the following pictures:


Click on any picture to enlarge it.

Hopefully that global warming will kick in for us sometime this year..... :)
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« Reply #250 on: April 14, 2007, 12:48:43 PM »
Google pays $3.1 billion for DoubleClick ::)
That $1.65 billion Google paid for YouTube last year? That was chump change.
The big G has finished negotiations to buy online advertising giant DoubleClick for $3.1 billion. This will give Google a major foothold in visual advertising online. Google makes most of its money currently from relevant text advertising.
Microsoft and Google had been engaged in a bidding war over DoubleClick. While it'll take a lot of advertising revenue to make up for the largest purchase in Google's history, you can't put a price on beating Microsoft in the race for web dominance.
Microsoft had been trying to catch up to Google in the online advertising business, and DoubleClick is one heck of a chess piece. If Microsoft had won, the company would have immediately become a serious contender. With Google winning the bid, it'll be that much harder for Microsoft to get a strong foothold in the online advertising market.
An interesting sidenote: Doubleclick made $300 million in revenue last year. Either Google has really big plans for the company and its technologies, or this is a long term investment. Or both.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/14/technology/14DoubleClick.html?_r=2&ref=technology&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
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« Reply #251 on: April 14, 2007, 02:11:57 PM »
Interesting, doubleclick(.com, .net and .co.uk) is on my list of exceptions, blocked cookies, I never did like double click's cookies they are prolific.
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« Reply #252 on: April 14, 2007, 03:05:51 PM »
and davidr my friend they are also annoying ::)
if i had $3.1 billion-couldn't i find something better to buy ???
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« Reply #253 on: April 14, 2007, 03:28:45 PM »
Website Names - The Importance of Choosing Wisely

All of these are legitimate companies that didn't spend quite enough time considering how their online names might appear ...
And be misread. These are not made up. Check them out yourself!

1. "Who Represents" is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is http://www.whorepresents.com

2 . Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at http://www.expertsexchange.com

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at http://www.penisland.net

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at http://www.therapistfinder.com

5. There's the Italian Power Generator company, http://www.powergenitalia.com

6. And don't forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales, http://www.molestationnursery.com

7. If you're looking for IP computer software, there's always http://www.ipanywhere.com

8. The First Cumming Methodist Church Web site is http://www.cummingfirst.com

9. And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky Web site, http://www.speedofart.com
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #254 on: April 14, 2007, 04:17:02 PM »
Why Can't A Computer Be More Like A Brain?
Jeff Hawkins (founder of Palm Computing) discusses creating a software platform that will allow computers to learn like humans. "My colleagues and I have been pursuing that approach for several years, and we have made significant progress..."
http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/apr07/4982
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