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November 8, 2007

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Netflix privacy issues – The Government Knows Your Rentals [Digg]

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 11:27 AM CST

Netflix routinely releases their full dataset with the user’s private information scrubbed. So for a brief minute here Netflix is in the clear. This goes on further though from issues that have been discovered about this. Netflix didn’t stay clear very long.

Legend of Gore Orphanage

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 09:09 AM CST

Kucinich: Republicans ‘didn’t call my bluff’ on Cheney impeachment [Digg]

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 08:11 AM CST

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), whose impeachment resolution against Vice President Dick Cheney was kept temporarily afloat on Tuesday — largely with the help of House Republicans — says the measure was no bluff.

via www.pyzamstuff.com

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 07:51 AM CST

Cheapest New Cars in Norway Are Electric [Truly Ugly Pics] [Digg]

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 05:56 AM CST

It bears a slight, unfortunate resemblance to the AMC Gremlin – that funny box of a car produced for just a few years during the 1970s. But Norway’s electric car Buddy, which ElbilNorge AB just started producing in larger quantities at its factory near Oslo, has a few things going for it.

5 Awesome Sci-Fi Inventions (That Would Actually Suck) [Digg]

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 04:01 AM CST

Remember all those Star Trek gadgets you wished you had because they looked so cool? Well, it turns out looking cool is about all they’d be good for. Here’s five inventions that will be available some day … though you may not want them when they get here.

High School Girl Gets Detention for Hugging her Friends [Digg]

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 12:03 AM CST

Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday. “I feel it is crazy,” said Megan, who was to serve her second detention Tuesday after classes at Mascoutah Middle School.

3 Programs Hackers Use For Backdoor Attacks [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 10:26 PM CST

Very handy uninstall and removal information for these lethal backdoor programs. It also includes download links for those who want to test their own network security.

Zen and the Art of Dumpster Diving [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 10:24 PM CST

It’s kind of strange how there’s so much waste and even within the waste we get plenty, we get all that we need and it’s good. So burning the incense is an offering to reminding you that even in the waste, even in the trash there’s good stuff.

Released :: Firefox 3 Beta 1 [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 09:14 PM CST

As of right now when I posted this article, there seems to be only a Mac and Linux version, but a Windows version is bound to come in the next while. Check back here for the latest nightlies and betas: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/

The Most Exotic Legal (Maybe) Pets [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 05:17 PM CST

The range of exotic pets available in the US is astonishing. More astonishing is exactly why Joe Shmoe wants to own and care for potentially dangerous animals which also require extensive care. But nonetheless, they’re out there they love them some exotics.

How to delete log files / cover your tracks – part I [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 04:40 PM CST

This is a short tutorial about deleting log files on linux and windows machines. It is divided in 3 parts. This first part speaks about tools used to get the job done quickly using a perl script. Second and third parts will have detailed description of where to find the tracks you left behind.

View anyones photos on myspace. [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 04:02 PM CST

A little hole that allows you to view anyones photo on myspace. You don’t even need an account. Includes bookmartlet.

Report: Google Organizing Less Than 0.02% of the World’s Information [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 04:01 PM CST

The later study estimated that between 3,416,281 TB and 5,609,121 TB were produced in 2002, so there was a ~19% annual growth rate between ’99 and ’02. Assuming the same growth rate to present, somewhere between 6,869,341 TB and 11,278,629 TB of new information were produced in 2006. There were only 1085 Terabytes Organized by Google Last Year.

Useless money-suckers for rich suckers [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 12:46 PM CST

Some of the weirdest and most useless gadgets today.

Battle over PATRIOT Act appeal brews as critical testimony is gagged [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 10:48 AM CST

The government has appealed a ruling that was issued last month by a federal court judge striking down the controversial National Security Letter provision of the PATRIOT Act. Gag orders are preventing a proper and full investigation, however.

Ultima – a piece of gaming history (pictures) [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 10:08 AM CST

Once upon a time before there was WoW, and actually before many of us existed, a series of games called Ultima was created. 27 years later you probably know it only as Ultima Online, but before MMORPG superceded RPG it was a long-running series of games loved by generations.

How Hackers Work [Digg]

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 09:59 AM CST

Thanks to the media, the word “hacker” has gotten a bad reputation. The word summons up thoughts of malicious computer users finding new ways to harass people, defraud corporations, steal information and maybe even destroy the economy or start a war by infiltrating military computer systems.

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