Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Netflix

Be my netflix friend?

Netflix

Hillary Nuts

I just thought this was funny...

Hillary Nuts

RegAlyzer© - From the makers of Spybot S&D

"RegAlyzer is a tool to browse and change the registry. It was created because of a few features we missed in the original regedit tool, from support for exotic value types over background and regular expression search to better bookmarks, displaying .reg files in the accustomed style and a history view."

RegAlyzer© - The home of Spybot-S&D!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Man flies across English Channel like Iron Man!

"Jet Man" Crosses English Channel Like a Human Rocket:
Kate Ravilious in York, United Kingdom
for National Geographic News
September 26, 2008

Yves Rossy, aka Jet Man, zoomed into the record books Friday, flying across the English Channel strapped to a single jet-powered wing, with only a helmet and flight suit for protection.

The 22-mile (35-kilometer) France-to-England journey took 13 minutes.

Around 2 p.m., local time, Rossy leaped from a plane abound 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above a beach near Calais. Within seconds he had opened his wing, fired up his four miniature jet turbines, and pointed his nose toward Britain.

Cruising at speeds of over 125 miles (200 kilometers) an hour, Rossy steered by just moving his head and back.
After a smooth crossing—followed by a few celebratory loops—Rossy opened his parachute system and floated down to a green field not far from the White Cliffs of Dover (see map).

"With that crossing I showed it is possible to fly a little bit like a bird. I am full of hope there will be many in the near future," Rossy said after landing, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

What next? IRON MAN?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Christopher Toney for President

New Presidential Candidate... It's someone we know!

Hi,
There's an effort to elect an unknown random person as President... and it's someone we know! Watch this online video about the surprising new nominee:

http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=46832&altf=Disjtupqifs&altl=Upofz


Jot back a note to let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Smells Influence Dreams, so don't fart in your bedroom

Rebecca Carroll
for National Geographic News
September 23, 2008

What you smell may influence emotions in your dreams, according to a new study.

When researchers gave dreaming subjects whiffs of rose scent, the subjects reported rosier dreams. The scent of rotten eggs, on the other hand, provoked unpleasant dreams, the study found.

So to have good dreams, I should buy some Gas-x?

Smells Influence Dreams, Study Says

Monday, September 22, 2008

McAfee to acquire network security provider Secure Computing

McAfee to acquire network security provider Secure Computing

By Sharon Fisher, BetaNews

September 22, 2008, 2:05 PM

In an attempt to give it a bigger presence in the enterprise network security market, McAfee announced today that it was acquiring Secure Computing Group for $465 million, or $5.75 per share plus $84 million for outstanding preferred stock.
Part of the attraction of Secure Computing is that it offers little overlap with existing McAfee Inc. products, said Vimal Solanki, vice president of worldwide solution marketing for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company. Users can expect to see a suite product for network security similar to McAfee's Total Endpoint Security and Total Protection for Data, he said.

BetaNews McAfee to acquire network security provider Secure Computing

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Finally finalizing 802.11n

Interop panel: Finally finalizing 802.11n

By Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews

September 18, 2008, 11:21 AM

You may think the 802.11n Wi-Fi networking standard is already here. The fact is, equipment manufacturers have been relying on drafts. At last, the final draft is on its way, and an Interop panel discussed its implications Wednesday.

NEW YORK, NY (BetaNews) - The now emerging IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi standard will add some major new twists to Wi-Fi, or in many cases, finalize some of the twists manufacturers have already begun implementing while waiting for the finalized draft. Some of the most important of these changes will include three modes of operation and two frequency ranges, speakers said at the Interop conference here Wednesday.

Although the IEEE has not yet approved the final 802.11n standard, some wireless devices, such as routers, are already available that comply with the emerging specification.

BetaNews | Interop panel: Finally finalizing 802.11n

NetSetMan - Managing Windows Vista/XP/2003/2000 Network Settings made easy | Windows Reference

NetSetMan offers you what have been missing in Windows until now:
A powerful, easy-to-use interface to manage all your network settings at a glance.
Give it a try and you’ll never want to be without it again.

All settings and changes are saved automatically in a separate file (settings.ini) so a backup, transfer or upgrade to another version is absolutely no problem.



NetSetMan - Managing Windows Vista/XP/2003/2000 Network Settings made easy | Windows Reference

TCPView for Windows - Slowness reported? Use this.

TCPView for Windows v2.53

By Mark Russinovich

Published: January 11, 2008

Introduction

TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows Server 2008, Vista, NT, 2000 and XP TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint. TCPView provides a more informative and conveniently presented subset of the Netstat program that ships with Windows. The TCPView download includes Tcpvcon, a command-line version with the same functionality.

A Farmer Turns Cow Manure Into Drinkable Water!

A Farmer Turns Cow Manure Into Drinkable Water!: "Imagine turning manure into water, and then drinking it! It's probably something most of us would cringe at, but one dairy farmer has been doing that for the last two and a half years.

The Prius driving dairy farmer John Vrieze has been working on a project that he says takes his cow manure, which is 90% water, extracts the nutrients, and turns the rest of the waste into clean, clear drinkable water.

Vrieze says, “Well it’s a great project, because we farmers think we're the greatest environmentalists of them all, we're always trying to figure out how to leave our lands for the next generation, and in better shape than when we got them from out ancestors.”"

Friday, September 19, 2008

Mystery ship washes ashore in Alabama after Hurricane Ike - CNN.com

Mystery ship washes ashore in Alabama after Hurricane Ike - CNN.com: "FORT MORGAN, Alabama (AP) -- When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery: a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from 70 years later."

Ex-Concordia Janitor Gets Nearly 1 Year In Jail

wcco.com - Ex-Concordia Janitor Gets Nearly 1 Year In Jail:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) ― A former Concordia College janitor has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail for videotaping members of the women's basketball team in the shower.

Steven Sopko was sentenced to 350 days in jail. Nearly three additional years were stayed on condition Sopko complete two years of probation and pay fines and fees totaling more than $1,000.

Sopko pleaded guilty earlier this year in Clay County to seven counts of interfering with privacy. He admitted he secretly placed a camera in a campus shower room that captured nude images of seven basketball players.

The charge is a gross misdemeanor but is not considered a sex crime in Minnesota.

Sopko did not make a statement at his sentencing. His attorney, Gregory Joseph, says Sopko is 'not a monster' but is 'a person who made a very bad decision.'

Ouch...

Get a free PC Safety Scan on Microsoft's Dime!

Windows Live OneCare safety scanner: Free online tool for PC health and safety

Found today while perusing the Microsoft rss feeds today.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Creator of banned iPhone app goes his own route

BetaNews | Creator of banned iPhone app goes his own route:

By Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews
September 15, 2008, 1:15 PM

As Apple continues to reject applications for its iPhone App Store without any apparent consistency, the developer of a mobile podcasting application has taken matters into his own hands by turning to a little known workaround.

After having squelched more controversial applications, including the 'Murderdrome' comic book and a fart joke application dubbed 'Pull My Finger,' Apple turned around and banned Alex Sokirynsky's 'Podcaster' application from the iPhone App Store.

Now, instead of just waiting and hoping that Apple will change its mind, developer Alex Sokirynsky is using a feature of the iPhone/iPod Touch called 'Ad Hoc App Distribution' to distribute his 'Podcaster' application himself.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

India's twins pose DNA puzzle - Mohammad Pur Umri

BBC NEWS Programmes India's twins pose DNA puzzle:

By Rajan Chakravarty
BBC in Mohammad Pur Umri

Scientists from around the world are flocking to a small Indian village to try to find out why an extraordinarily large number of identical twins are being born there.

One in 10 births in Mohammad Pur Umri, near Allahabad, involves twins, most of them identical.

Looking at the faces of Umri's residents, you can be forgiven for wondering if you have stepped onto the set of a sci-fi film on cloning.

Globally, the odds of a woman giving birth to identical twins is one in 300.

Weird!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

New Democrats - Thanks Mark!


The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect wildlife in the USA . Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party...as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.


Photo Tampering Throughout History

A fascinating look at famous doctored photographs through history. I never realized how long people have been altering pictures.

Monday, September 08, 2008

A Women's Poem - Thanks Mark

A WOMAN'S POEM:Before I lay me down to sleep,I pray for a man, who's not a creep, One who's handsome, smart and strong. One who loves to listen long, One who thinks before he speaks, One who'll call, not wait for weeks. I pray he's gainfully employed, When I spend his cash, won't be annoyed. Pulls out my chair and opens my door. Massages my back and begs to do more. Oh! Send me a man who'll make love to my mind, Knows what to answer to 'how big is my behind?' I pray that this man will love me to no end, And always be my very best friend.

A MAN'S POEM: I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast nymphomaniac with huge boobs and a nice ass who owns a bar on a golf course, and loves to send me fishing and drinking. This doesn't rhyme and I don't give a shit. The End

Reposted!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Removing old updates from Windows Server Update Services(WSUS) | Windows Reference

Removing old updates from Windows Server Update Services(WSUS) Windows Reference

Adobe Flash to deliver NFL games?

BetaNews Adobe Flash to deliver NFL games in full:

Adobe Flash to deliver NFL games in full
By Tim Conneally, BetaNews
September 5, 2008, 6:51 PM

The National Football League, NBC Sports, and Adobe have announced their collaboration on Sunday Night Football Extra -- full-length live streams of NFL Sunday night football games.

Delivered in Adobe Flash, the games are promised to include the ability for viewers to change their camera angles, as well as access live statistics, in-game highlights, picture-in-picture views, and live blogs from color commentators.

Check out http://www.snfonnbc.com/ Sunday nights game to try it out.

I wonder if I'll be able to watch my Buffalo Bills?

DirecTV And TiVo Team Up Again!

DirecTV And TiVo Team Up Again - Forbes.com:

DirecTV And TiVo Team Up Again
Melinda Peer, 09.03.08, 6:30 PM ET

Satellite TV service provider DirecTV and digital video recorder company TiVo are agreed to jointly develop a new high definition DVR, renewing a long and contentious partnership.

On Wednesday, the companies said they would develop and market a DVR designed for DirecTV's broadband-enabled high definition television service. The product is slated to hit store shelves in the second half of 2009.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Webroot Parental Controls - 3 user

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Dexpot - virtual desktop mananger from SnapFiles

Dexpot virtual desktop mananger
Our Rating: (Excellent)

Dexpot allows you to create multiple, virtual desktops to increase the work area of your screen by up to 20 times. Each virtual desktop is independent from the others and can have its individual wallpaper, resolution, and icons (or no icons at all). You can easily switch between desktops from the tray icon, or via hotkey, or even use an automatic desktop slideshow that rotates all virtual desktops. In addition, you can move and copy windows from one desktop to another among the desktops, set up rules to automatically move, copy or close windows and more. Dexpot is one of the most advanced desktop managers out there, that is easy enough for beginners, but offers some great flexibility for more demanding users as well.

Dexpot download and review - virtual desktop mananger from SnapFiles

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

pptPlex - Power to the Powerpoint!

pptPlex is a research prototype developed by Microsoft Office Labs as an exploration of an alternative method of presenting Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 slides. This plug-in allows you to arrange slides on a canvas then zoom between the slides during the presentation. You can move around the canvas and show groups of slides, individual slides, or even zoom in to show a particular section of a slide.

pptPlex