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December 20, 2007

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MySpace – Minimal Dark Overlay

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 04:43 PM CST

via www.art-dept.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 04:24 PM CST

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Posted: 19 Dec 2007 03:57 PM CST

Open Web Awards Finalists: Social Bookmarking and Social News

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 03:04 PM CST

via blogs.salon.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 02:20 PM CST

via mfrost.typepad.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 01:03 PM CST

Adobe Labs – Adobe AIR Sample Applications

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 12:43 PM CST

New York tries to educate parents on games, fails to spot hoax

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:58 AM CST

Feds readying for 2008 IPv6 deadline, but not for actual use

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:57 AM CST

Developing apps for Google Android: it’s a mixed bag

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:57 AM CST

Toshiba’s building a “Micro Nuclear” reactor for your garage? – Engadget

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:51 AM CST

Open Web Awards Finalists: Widgets and Applications

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:50 AM CST

Google’s Kevin Marks Talks OpenSocial – ReadWriteWeb

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:50 AM CST

A Decade of Duke: The Brief Long History of DNF – Shacknews – PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Wii video game news, previews and downloads

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:43 AM CST

Chuck Baldwin: join Ron Paul & vow to fight for freedom [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:27 AM CST

Chuck Baldwin writes another great column. It can be summed up with Chuck’s statement, ” I join the Ron Paul revolution and vow to fight for the rest of my life for the freedom and independence of these United States.” Chuck is a strong ally for Dr. Paul!

Smart Design for Small Spaces [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:27 AM CST

If space in your home comes at a premium, design big with a few tricks from the pros. Bring style and the illusion of more space to your home with added color, expert lighting, creative furniture placement plus much more…

From “The 4400” creator: the show is cancelled! [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:27 AM CST

“The 4400” creator and executive producer Scott Peters let fans know about the sad news in a post he made yesterday on the show’s message board over at USANetwork.com. In his message, Peters thanks fans for their “tireless devotion to the show” and reminds everyone that they (himself, the cast and crew) are really proud of what they accomplished

iPhone will be Primary Target for Hackers in 2008 [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:25 AM CST

Security predictions released by Arbor Networks reveals that the iPhone will be a major target for cybercriminals in 2008. The forecast also highlights Chinese specific crime as a major issue for the New Year.

New Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer Released! [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 11:01 AM CST

As promised, first new Duke Nukem Forever video in over six years has been released. “The release is still ‘when it’s done,’ but you can expect more frequent media releases and we’re not changing engines again and we have considerable work behind us,” Broussard told Shacknews. Original voice actor Jon St. John and composer Jeremy Soule involved.

via www.blogsmithmedia.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:58 AM CST

Firefox 2 installer now available on 3.5 inch and 5.25 inch floppies – Download Squad

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:58 AM CST

Scholar: At least six identifiable crimes in CIA tape affair [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:36 AM CST

White House involvement in the CIA’s decision to destroy videotapes documenting severe interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists could constitute as many as six crimes, according to constitutional law expert and George Washington Law professor Jonathan Turley.

Presidential candidates finally address important issue: their gadgets – Engadget

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:31 AM CST

Best of 2007: Viral Videos of the Year

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:11 AM CST

Online Documents: Sync Office Documents to Google Docs with DocSyncer

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:11 AM CST

Google Talk Gets One Step Closer To The Ultimate Babel Fish

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 09:07 AM CST

First look: Firefox 3 beta 2 officially released [Digg]

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 08:28 AM CST

Mozilla has announced the official release of Firefox 3 beta 2, the tenth major development milestone for Mozilla’s next-generation web browser. Ars looks at what the second beta brings to the table.

The Flying Concept Car [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 09:35 PM CST

Is it a car?…is it a plane?…Well, uhm, it’s actually both. The flying concept car is easy to handle and can do high speed horizontal flight and vertical take off and landing.

Geek the Vote ’08: PM’s Science & Technology Election Guide [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 09:16 PM CST

Explore proposals from 11 candidates on eight key issues. Popular Mechanics compiled these links to make it easier to compare leading presidential candidates on several issues of interest to our readers, primarily in areas of science and technology.

Official Firefox 3 Beta 2 [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 08:44 PM CST

Firefox 3 Beta 2 has been officially released over at Mozilla.[Improved in Beta 2!] Firefox 3 Beta 2 includes approximately 900 improvements over the previous beta, including fixes for stability, performance, memory usage, platform enhancements and user interface improvements.

BUSTED! Clinton links to funds in Cayman Islands [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 08:10 PM CST

In his revisionism a few days ago, he complained that he wasn’t taxed enough to help the soldiers in Iraq. Turns out Bill and Hillary Clinton are worth up to $53.7 million and funds in Cayman Islands.

Dubai Building $1 Billion Jurassic Park

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 07:15 PM CST

A new $1.1 billion Jurassic theme park called Restless Planet, is being built in Dubai. The park will feature 109 animatronic dinosaurs of over 40 different species in a 500,000 square foot (46,000 square metre) space. The new park will be the star attraction of a large Las Vegas-esque entertainment and business development called City of Arabia.

Who Killed the Electric Car – Revisited [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 07:14 PM CST

Rather than pie-in-the-sky hydrogen, electric cars offer the potential to dramatically reduce emissions right now – as well as improve air quality, reduce vehicle maintenance costs for millions of motorists and even offer the potential for people to generate their own fuel from solar power.

Ubuntu vs Vista Vulnerability Counts: Ubuntu Wins Handsomely [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 06:44 PM CST

In order to expose the Microsoft FUD that Linux is more insecure than Vista, I did a study that compared just the OSes of Vista and Ubuntu Dapper for 2007, leaving out the applications. In doing so, I found that Ubuntu had much lesser highly critical remotely exploitable vulnerabilities (3 vulnerabilities to Vista’s 10), thus exposing Microsoft FUD

Switching to Linux: Desktop environments vs. Window managers

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 06:21 PM CST

Tonight is the night you install Linux for the first time. Pretty easy until you are blindsided by the question: Which default desktop environment would you like to install? Do you know? Do you care? What in the blazes is a desktop environment, anyway? How is that different from a window manager?

7 Abandoned Wonders of America (+PICS)

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 05:13 PM CST

Ever see an impressive derelict structure and wonder just how a building so elegant, sizable or centrally located could be abandoned? There are amazing abandonments all over the world, but some may be closer than you think. Many are even located right in the heart of major cities like New York or Los Angeles and are decades or even centuries old.

Dell now shipping Gutsy 7.10, DVD playback capable [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 05:08 PM CST

Many people don’t realize how young our consumer Linux client program is…we started in May this year. I’ve been along for the ride every step of the way – from the time we heard loud and clear that there was a need not being met by any other major PC manufacturer at the time. What started as a grass roots campaign in the Linux community was……

Texas Voting Machines – Rig an Election with 1 Password [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 03:51 PM CST

The Hart Intercivic voting system, used in at least 16 States, allows anyone with access and a passcode to modify vote totals from an election without leaving any record of the modification. Even worse, the same passcode resides on all machines and in every storage device, waiting to be extracted and exploited.

Most Expensive LEGAL Pets To Own [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 03:22 PM CST

Monkeys, Lions and Chimpanzees are animals we often see in the wild and these exotic animals can be purchased legally within the United States. Living in an acceptable jurisdiction and acquiring the correct permit could turn your home into a modern day zoo. These animals, however do come with a heavy price tag and that is not including the upkeep.

FBI: Torturing Gave Us Nothing But “Crap” [Digg]

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 03:15 PM CST

The former CIA agent, John Kiriakou, who launched something like a PR blitz last week telling ABC News, Zubaydah held out until waterboarded; after only 35 seconds of that, he gave in and “from that day on, he answered every question” is not quite right. According to the F.B.I, much of the threat information he provided was “crap.”

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