News dugg by creeva

August 16, 2007

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Consoles take their rightful place in the public library

Posted: 14 Aug 2007 11:25 AM CDT

Digital Press forum member Gapporin’s local public library has a display case for temporary displays of collections from both the library and patrons. Being a Digital Press sort of person (i.e. someone with a lot of old game systems), he decided to exhibit some of his collection.

Great Lakes losing 2.5 billion gallons of water a day

Posted: 14 Aug 2007 11:19 PM CDT

[This summer’s distressingly low water levels on the upper Great Lakes have a lot of people scratching their heads, but a group of Canadian property owners is pointing the finger straight at the Army Corps of Engineers – an agency it says is largely responsible for a 3-foot drop in the long-term average levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron.]

Netflix promises instant viewing for Macs

Posted: 14 Aug 2007 09:16 PM CDT

“While Netflix is committed to providing rental downloads to Mac users, the commitment depends solely on Apple, Microsoft, and the movie studios working together.”

There’s a 20% Chance we’re living in the Matrix

Posted: 14 Aug 2007 06:52 PM CDT

Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. But if you accept his pretty reasonable assumption, the math and the logic are inexorable once you assume that lots of simulations are being run.

RIAA: Pay as we say, not as we do

Posted: 15 Aug 2007 12:59 AM CDT

Despite the judge’s ruling, laid down a month ago, Deborah Foster, who is waiting to receive $68,585.23 for attorney fees and costs, has yet heard back from the inglorious RIAA, much less received any money.

Jurassic Park Jumps the Shark

Posted: 14 Aug 2007 07:42 PM CDT

Jurassic Park IV is going to be about a government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes. This is dangerously close to Dr. Evil’s “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.”

Mimimizing phishing attacks on your organization

Posted: 15 Aug 2007 12:51 PM CDT

a basic anti- phishing guide with some more advance techniques – geared to an administrator not a user

Pictures: Famous People As Kids – Before the Plastic Surgery and Big Egos

Posted: 14 Aug 2007 01:38 PM CDT

Pictures of celebrities before the fame, big egos, plastic surgery and drug addictions.

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