Thursday, November 29, 2007

Software to determine if your ISP is screwing you

Increasingly worried over Internet providers' behavior, a nonprofit has released software that helps determine whether online glitches are innocent hiccups or evidence of deliberate traffic tampering.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

The 5 Best Things to Say When Caught Sleeping at Your Desk

Number 5 is pretty good: "They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen."

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Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008

The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Poor Anti-Pirates: E-mail About Leaked IFPI Email Gets Leaked

The infamous anti-piracy organization IFPI sent an email to warn its members NOT to any send email to colleagues that use an email address because that domain is now owned by their rivals from the "International Federation of Pirate Interests". Unfortunately the members did not listen, and even the email about the leak leaked

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Left brain picks desired sounds from cacophony

Ever wondered how we are able to conduct a conversation at a noisy party?Researchers have found that it is our left brain that picks out the desired sounds from a cacophony of loud, competing sounds.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Mozilla Still Flummoxed by Firefox' Appetite for Memory

Anyone who uses Firefox on Windows knows the browser has an almost insatiable appetite for memory, and it's not unheard of for PCs to allocate a half GB or more of memory just to the browser alone.

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