Saturday, December 30, 2006

What got diggers attention in 2006

Looking back and reflecting are interesting things to do. Now that the year is coming to an end, let's take a look back at the stories that caught the attention of diggers, ten to one.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Why Internet Explorer 7 Is Not Worth Installing

New IE 7 is out. Should I install it? Should we all install it? This article is a developer's perspective on the so-called "new" Internet Explorer 7.0. It includes good facts about IE.

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Tech Acquisitions from 2006

Top ten list for 2006. The thing that strikes me from the list is the 1.6 Billion YouTube acquisition is that it gets into the $30 million range at the end of the list. That's a big range. These are probably some acquisition you have read about already but some are new to me so maybe they are new to you.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Send A Free Card To A U.S Soldier

Well Since I am in the Christmas mood. Here is a great site that lets you send a printed post card to a US troop. This is a great project for the whole family and best of all it is free of charge. You do not have to provide any personal information or even an email address. All you do is put a name and your hometown and state, then choose a prepaired thank you message from the list provided.

I hope everyone enjoys I know it is not really tech news but hey it is something fun and free.

Let's Say Thanks

Billed $2000 to watch 2 hours of TV on his mobile phone

Watching television on his mobile landed one O2 customer with a bill of almost £1,000. Ali Hussain explains how to avoid falling into the same trap
SOME of Britain’s biggest mobile firms are charging their customers hundreds of pounds when they use the latest technology to watch films or TV on their handsets, even though others are offering the service for as little as £10 a month.

Michael Schaefer, 46, an IT specialist from Ealing, west London, was charged £950 in just four days by O2 after using his 3G (third generation) phone to view TV for just two hours.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Torrent Tracker Site

Here is a great Torrent Tracker Site I just found. Just thought I would let all the diggers know about it. And no other than being a member I am no way affiliated with the site.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

The Real AleFox for Windows based on Firefox 3.0 alpha 1

The real AleFox features loading and tab sounds, Alex Albrecht images and animations, Diggnation, Digg, and Revision 3 bookmarks, Digg extensions built-in, Digg headlines built-in, and Digg drop-down search. Based on Firefox Version 3 (code named Minefield), so enjoy the bugs. Sorry, only for windows. Too busy playing Doom to compile for Mac.

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Get $20.00 cash free

For those of you who haven't yet heard, a new service for bidding on eBay auctions over the phone has launched and is giving away $20 FREE to new users that try it. The service is free. The call is free. $20 is yours to keep.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How to Check for NSA Taps

This is the newbie's guide to detecting if the NSA is tapping your internet communications.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hotkeys for Google
by: Dennis Nazarenko

Just select some text, press the corresponding key combination and the search results are in front of your eyes. This is what the new free program Hotkey Search Tool can do for you.

An advanced Internet user searches from 8 to 30 times a day. In the case of specialized search systems, such as on-line translators, dictionaries, and references, this value increases and totals from 10 to 60 requests a day.

Often, you had to start the browser and enter the search phrase to get the search results. But if the text is already typed, why should you have to type it again?

Suppose you want to search an encyclopedia for some unknown word or find the site of some product by its name. All you need to do is just select the text and send a command to Hotkey Search Tool. The program will copy the selected text to the clipboard and open the browser with the search results. If you do not select any text, the program will select the string typed before you pressed the hotkey.

A lot of users have already come to know Google Desktop. It is a convenient system for searching your local computer and it can work with additional plug-ins too. To perform a search in this system, you have to press windows+G or ctrl+alt+G and after that type the text you want to search for. As you have already guessed, with Hotkey Search Tool, you just select the text you need, press the above key combination and get search results right away.

It should be mentioned that the program is easily customizable and you can use it to search information in any on-line system that gets the text of requests in the URL.

The program does add one more icon to the system tray. So, we can only wish Google developers integrated the features of this program into their developments.

You can check out Dennis's website

Sunday, April 09, 2006

all new firefox flix site set to release tomorrow

really slick looking movie site set to release tomorrow. at currently password protected but soon to be public.first 3 videos are ads.

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Lucent Sues Microsoft

"Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it was reviewing a lawsuit filed against it by Lucent Technologies Inc. (LU.N: Quote, Profile, Research) alleging Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console contains technology that infringes on a Lucent patent.

Lucent filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in San Diego on March 28, and asked for injunctive relief and unspecified damages, Lucent spokesman John Skalko said."

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Future Congressman For Sale Or Rent

Well atleast he is honest in what he does, I bet the RIAA, MPAA are going to be the highest bidders when they find this auction.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Looks like Midway has announced the release of a new Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. They say it is going to be the final franchise release for the current generation console game systems.

"As the final chapter of Mortal Kombat on current generation gaming platforms, we're eager to raise the bar for the fighting genre yet again with Mortal Kombat: Armageddon," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Building off of the tremendous successes of Mortal Kombat: Deception in October 2004 and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks in September 2005, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon introduces the most comprehensive cast of playable characters from every Mortal Kombat title, both past and present, in addition to the first create–a–fighter mode in franchise history."

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Intel looses out, AMD grabs 80% of Desktop PC Sales.

With the cost dynamics of AMD versus Intel it only makes perfect sense to me. Personally I own 4 computers and all have AMD processors. I am sure that most of you are not that big of a suprise that AMD has taken the market. My thoughts in this is that AMD makes a better processor. They appear to run faster and more reliable the biggest problem I have experienced my self is the heat issue but as long as you use a proper heatsink and are not overclocking it is not really a problem.

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ubuntu - Linux Kernel Compilation for Newbies

Great guide for those interested in compiling a custom kernel; also has a link to a more in depth guide.

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Monday, January 16, 2006

Technology of yesteryear, vintage penny arcade games

Awsome Vintage Coin Operated Fortune Tellers,
Arcade Games, Digger/Cranes, Gun Games
and other Penny Arcade games, pre-1977.

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