Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ISS crew told to evacuate immediately!

Reports are circulating that the six-man crew of the International Space Station has been forced to evacuate as ground stations track fast-moving debris heading its way.

Numerous sources are reporting that the ISS crew has been ordered to immediately evacuate the station and head to the Soyuz escape craft as ground crews treck dangerous debris heading towards the facility.

ISS crew told to evacuate immediately | thinq_

Know Your Digital Rights!

Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This is sensitive data that's worth protecting from prying eyes - including those of the government.

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you from unreasonable government searches and seizures, and this protection extends to your computer and portable devices. But how does this work in the real world? What should you do if the police or other law enforcement officers show up at your door and want to search your computer?

EFF has designed this guide to help you understand your rights if officers try to search the data stored on your computer or portable electronic device, or seize it for further examination somewhere else.

Know Your Rights! | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alec Baldwin Could Run for Office

ALEC BALDWIN -- A POTENTIAL WEINER REPLACEMENT? Rep. Anthony Weiner's scandal may have warmed up New York's 9th Congressional District for some more time in the spotlight.

Media outlets, including the New York Times, have jokingly suggested that 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, known for also being a big contributor to Democrat candidates, should run for the seat in the upcoming special election.

Based on his past contributions, however, it's clear that Baldwin's involvement in politics is no joke. The actor-comedian said earlier this year that he was "very interested" in a political run.

Congressmen Sell Transocean Stock, Alec Baldwin Could Run for Office and More in Capital Eye Opener: June 20 - OpenSecrets Blog OpenSecrets

Strange Carvings Discovered In Amazon Jungle Using Google Earth

Signs of what could be a previously unknown ancient civilisation are emerging from beneath the felled trees of the Amazon. Some 260 giant avenues, ditches and enclosures have been spotted from the air in a region straddling Brazil’s border with Bolivia.

Strange Carvings Discovered In Amazon Jungle Using Google Earth

Crisis Aversion Tool (CAT) - Project Web Hosting - Open Source Software

The Crisis Aversion Tool ("CAT " for short) is a tool that aides in computer repairs. With a large collection of commonly needed windows fixes, a full Restore Point Manager, research tools/links, and more!

SourceForge.net: Crisis Aversion Tool (CAT) - Project Web Hosting - Open Source Software

Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Clean Your Hair Without Shampoo

Wha??? I had no idea. I may try this to see if my hair color comes back.

How to Clean Your Hair Without Shampoo — Simple Mom

Imagina - Virtual Lightbox

Imagina is a next-generation image viewer and editing tool. Based around 3D technology, it offers the finest viewing experience yet for Windows-based PCs. Featuring one of the slickest and most intuitive user interfaces around, once you've used it you just won't want to go back to anything else. It is in short, the photographers favourite tool. Download it now for free to get right into it, or simply read more about it here. We are currently seeking a partnership with a company based within the photographic sector in order to help generate mutual revenue and you can read more about that here.

Imagina - Virtual Lightbox

Friday, June 10, 2011


Uh oh.


CEA plan could end free over the air HDTV forever

Over the air HDTV is one greatest free things we have left in this country. Yet because consumers are just about the only people who benefit, it remains a well hidden secret. Unlike in the old days of analog TV when most over the air reception was subject to fuzzy interference and ghosting, when you get a digital signal, it's usually perfect HD that outperforms almost any cable or satellite signal.

Antennas Direct DB2 Multi Directional HDTV Antenna

CEA plan could end free over the air HDTV forever DVICE

Scientists trap antimatter for fifteen minutes

Oh that pesky antimatter, always sneaking off much too fast. Well, it turns out that CERN scientists have found a way to trap those elusive particles for up to 1,000 seconds. Okay, it doesn't sound like a lot, but it does give scientists more time to study the little buggers. (And all you need is a "magnetic bottle" and a really really low temperature.)

Image of the Day: scientists trap antimatter for fifteen minutes DVICE

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Everything you need to know about setting up your Wireless Router

Wireless routers are ubiquitous today, but there’s a lot of people (even those very competent with computers) that aren’t quite sure how their router should be set up. In this tall post, I’ll show you through the common options and settings on a home router and explain what each does and how you might want to set them, along with some tips for a fast and secure network.

Go there!

Better Know your Wireless Router - Super User Blog

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a complex love letter to original game

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is coming on November 15 for the Xbox 360, and will retail for $40.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a complex love letter to original game

You can FAX from Windows 7!

Windows 7 comes with some very useful fax sending software which is easily accessible from the Start menu. Unlike previous releases (such as XP) which required you to have Microsoft Office installed for a fully rounded Internet faxing experience, Windows 7 bundles everything in for you.

Use Your PC as a Fax Machine!

Monday, June 06, 2011

StickySorter - brainstorm your next project!


Ever found yourself lost in the eye of a brainstorm? Lots of great information, but it’s all over the place! Sticky Sorter is a Grassroots Project, developed by two Microsoft Employees, that you can use today to manage such challenges. The inventors, Julie and Sumit, were looking for an easier way to capture, sift through, and organize hundreds of research observations traditionally done on physical sticky notes in an affinity diagramming exercise with researchers from around the world. The result is StickySorter which met their complex needs, supports virtual collaboration, and is now available for you to use in managing your next brainstorm.


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) Removal Tool

Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) threats have been rampant in the past few years. Various FAKEAV variants have infected millions of PCs and are continuously spreading worldwide.

One reason why FAKEAV infections have become well-known to users is because they have visual payloads. Variants of the malware family often display pop-up messages telling users that their machines have been infected. This may cause panic among users, pressuring them to purchase rogue antivirus applications in the hope of resolving the issue. Users, however, should never purchase antivirus software from unknown sources.

To use the tool, please do the following:


Download one of the following packages:

Package A: svchost.exe - Use this if the Fake AV blocks extraction of ZIP files. Most users will want this. Note: There is no need to extract the package.

Package B: svchost.exe.zip - Use this if the Fake AV block executables only and there are no other user interactions. Download and extract the package.

Package C: FakeAV Removal Tool - Use this for Fake AV variants that do not block any user execution. Download and extract the package.

Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) Removal Tool

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Canadian writer questions referees before Stanley Cup Finals begin - Game On!: Covering the Latest Sports News

WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Colin Campbell officially relinquished his role as the league's chief disciplinarian on Wednesday to Shanahan before the Stanley Cup Final began.

"It's a job that needs fresh eyes, a fresh look," Campbell said, according to the Associated Press. "After 13 years of this, it's an all-encompassing job. You want to do the right thing for the players, for the game."

Canadian writer questions referees before Stanley Cup Finals begin - Game On!: Covering the Latest Sports News