Friday, March 30, 2007

Winners gallery 2007 - World Press Photo

Click here for the winners of the World Press Photo contest for 2006!

Winners gallery 2007 - World Press Photo

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

'Wash Post' Publishes Rare Op-Ed by 'Anonymous' On FBI Abuse

Three years ago, I received a national security letter (NSL) in my capacity as the president of a small Internet access and consulting business. The letter ordered me to provide sensitive information about one of my clients. There was no indication that a judge had reviewed or approved the letter, and it turned out that none had. The letter came with a gag provision that prohibited me from telling anyone, including my client, that the FBI was seeking this information. Based on the context of the demand -- a context that the FBI still won't let me discuss publicly -- I suspected that the FBI was abusing its power and that the letter sought information to which the FBI was not entitled.

'Wash Post' Publishes Rare Op-Ed by 'Anonymous' On FBI Abuse

Honda Unveils Small Hybrid Sports Concept

The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is conceived around a front-wheel drive, small car platform and is powered by a Honda IMA 4-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid system driving through a CVT transmission. It explores the idea that a car can have a low environmental impact yet still deliver all the driving enjoyment expected of a compact sports car.

Honda Unveils 'Small Hybrid Sports Concept'

Sunday, March 25, 2007

No sex please, we're daddy's little girls - Yahoo! News

Purity Balls are all the rage!

In what is becoming a trend among conservative Christians in the United States, girls as young as nine are pledging to their fathers to remain virgins until they wed, in elaborate ceremonies dubbed "Purity Balls."

The gala affairs are intended to celebrate the father-daughter relationship.

The highlight is when the fathers and daughters exchange vows, with dad signing a covenant to protect his daughter's chastity by living an unblemished life and the daughter promising not to have sex until marriage.

I wonder what these same dads do for their sons?

No sex please, we're daddy's little girls - Yahoo! News

Thursday, March 22, 2007

How to make your programs run from you USB key!

Package your own stand-alone executables for your U3 USB Keys.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

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Magnify it...

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Cold-water eddy ‘monsters’ mighty current off Sydney (Media Release)

In a complex cause-and-effect relationship, the East Australian Current is being forced to take a wide detour around the eddy off Sydney instead of flowing along the edge of the continental shelf.

“Reaching to a depth of more than 1000m, the 200km diameter ocean eddy has a rotational period of about seven days. Its centre is about 100km directly offshore from Sydney.”

In its centre, cold water from 400m is raised upwards some 200m. The sea surface, conversely, is lowered by 70cm. This dip in the surface of the ocean is invisible to the eye, but it can be accurately measured by the European and US satellites Jason-1, Envisat and GFO orbiting the Earth.

Thermal Images -

Cold-water eddy ‘monsters’ mighty current off Sydney (Media Release)

N. Korea plans to shut down nuke reactor - Yahoo! News

The apparent progress in implementing last month's agreement came only hours after North Korea's lead nuclear envoy said his government would not close its main nuclear facility until all $25 million of its money frozen in a Macau bank is released.

N. Korea plans to shut down nuke reactor - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Daylight Saving fix for Windows 2000,XP, 2003, and NT (DST Patch/Fix)

Wow! They have all the cool stuff here!!

Daylight Saving fix for Windows 2000,XP, 2003, and NT (DST Patch/Fix)

Women's Sports Foundation FUNDING

The goal of the GoGirlGo! Grant and Education Program is to maximize the use of sport/physical activity as an educational intervention and social asset in order to enhance the wellness of girls as they navigate between childhood and early womanhood.

GoGirlGo! is dedicated to the development and funding of girls’ sports and physical activity programs that combine athletic instruction and programming with the delivery of educational information by qualified adults aimed at reducing risk behaviors that threaten the health and social advancement of girls ages 8-18.

Organizations, agencies and schools that agree to implement the GoGirlGo! educational curriculum become eligible to apply to the GoGirlGo! Grant Program.

Visit or call 1-800-227-3988 for sample materials. Two GoGirlGo! educational curricula, one for girls in third through eighth grade and one for high school girls, are available free of charge from the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Funds requested may be used for athletic equipment, supplies,facility rental, league/tournament fees, travel, coaching, scholarships and/or program administration expenses. Funds may only be used for girls’ sports or physical activity programs.

Women's Sports Foundation FUNDING

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Meet the one wheel balancing scooter: suck it, Segway - Engadget

Watch the youtube video for more information.

A guy called Ben Smither from Norwich in the UK has put together a hot-as-the-sun personal scooter / skateboard that takes the totally scalable motorized gyroscopic stabilization concept from Segway, and does it with only a single wheel. In all, the project cost about £300 (~$580) in parts, although Ben didn't elaborate on how long it took to put together. You'll also need to have some level of expertise in electronics if you want to build your own -- test yourself: can you say what a H-Bridge driver is without Googling it? -- although we're sure that before long Ben or someone else will use their capitalist prerogative and start selling flat-pack kits for a premium (if they do, then they better watch out for Sony and their Segway-esque skateboard patent application). Until then, we'll have to keep traveling to places using our legs: oh, what a bore.

Meet the one wheel balancing scooter: suck it, Segway - Engadget

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Friday, March 09, 2007

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Parents of Conjoined Twins Accused of Child Abuse

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- A Mankato couple was accused Wednesday of physically abusing one of their formerly conjoined twins who were surgically separated at Mayo Clinic.

Valerie J. James, 19, and Robert L. Heck III, 26, were charged with one count each of felony first-degree assault and aiding and abetting the alleged crime, said Rochester Police Lt. Dan Muyres.

MyFox Twin Cities Parents of Conjoined Twins Accused of Child Abuse

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

USRNF - Redneck Special Forces!

The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF)
These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will bedropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists :
1 . The season opened today.
2 . There is no limit.
3 . They taste just like chicken.
4 . They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.
5 . They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.
The Pentagon expects the problem in Iraq to be over by Friday

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Run Windows Vista for 120 days without activation key - Download Squad

Run Windows Vista for 120 days without activation key - Download Squad

But it turns out there's an officially supported way to turn that 30 day evaluation period into 120 days.You can "re-arm" the trial period for another 30 days, and do so up to 3 times. Here's how it works:

Click on the start button and type "Cmd" into the Start Search box.

Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter to open the command prompt.

Type "slmgr -rearm" and hit enter.

Reboot the computer.

Make sure to re-arm the system again 29 or 30 days later. Obviously this feature was built into Vista by

Microsoft, and the company has confirmed that extending the evaluation period is not a violation of Vista's end user agreement.