Archive for July, 2006

Australia PM to go for fifth term

Posted: July 31, 2006 in Politics

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has said he will stand for a fifth term in office at elections next year.

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Fire breaks out on 007 set

Posted: July 31, 2006 in Movies

A blaze broke out today on the set of the latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
No one was hurt in the blaze, which broke out just before 11.30am (2030 AEST) at Pinewood Studios, about 30 km west of London, Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade said.

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Just type the name of a CD/DVD or artist in the searchfield below and will find lots of high quality CD and DVD covers within seconds!
This was for cd’s only before.

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Another example of spontaneous combustion by a Dell laptop has emerged accompanied by graphic images of the molten aftermath.

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 Keith Olbermann pwns O’Reilly


I have never heard of KO until today, though I knew of an issue BOR has with MSN (now I know).

I am an occasional watcher of BOR, and shall remain so (despite the fact he does not tell the truth on some occasions).

I am surprised a bit that BOR has made the same mistake (or lied) twice on the same fact.

I am also disspointed that FOX chose to change the transcripts to match what BOR said he said, and not what the video actually shows.

The TRANSCRIPTS ARE HERE,2933,197635,00.html

What say you ?


An interesting conversation from two of America’s biggest blow hards. Who do you think had the upper hand?

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Developed by researchers at Aerospace and defence firm BAE Systems.
Just one metre square of a new super-sticky material inspired by gecko feet could suspend the weight of an average family car, say its inventors.

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Perhaps where AOL get’s their training from?
I have used the mp3 of this for years at presentations around the world.

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Here is a list of where most the most famous rock bands in history got their names.

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On Thursday Microsoft failed to quash fears that a new version of its Windows software system would be further delayed, stirring concerns that a new technology cycle tied to the upgrade could be put on hold.

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Due to the amount of martial art trained criminals they have to deal with, the Taiwan Swat Teams not only train with weapons but hand to hand (but at a whole different level).

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A quick and dirty how-to on getting Swarm to render on your Windows desktop. Literally. It uses Active Desktop which – well, yuck – but it’s a cool little trick you might enjoy. Good luck.
Remember you can resize it to cover your whole desktop and shrink it by grabbing an edge if you want to stop it

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Here are 1500 of the best music videos ever (in the 1980’s that is)

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Neil Armstrong: WE SAW A UFO!

Posted: July 27, 2006 in Misc Tech

Discussing the event on the Science Channel, on a program called “First on the Moon: The Untold Story Neil discuss’s the UFO sighting not discussed by NASA.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon’s surface after Neil Armstrong, says space agency bosses covered up their sighting. And the Apollo 11 astronauts were also careful not to talk ab out it openly. He said: “There was something out there, close enough to be observed, and what could it be?…

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This is a good thing if Netspace can maintain their QoS that they have had more than a little problem with. It is a logical step to offering online movies.


Aussie-based Internet service provider (ISP) Netspace has bought online dvd rental company Webflicks.

In a statement issued, Netspace noted both its own customers and those of Webflicks would be offered incentives to use Netspace’ other services, through product bundling.

Webflicks allows customers to select via a Web interface a list of movie, television and music DVDs that they would like to watch. The DVDs are then delivered via post in batches when they become available.

Customers post the DVDs back when they have finished watching them.

Netspace’s entrance into online dvd rental is symptomatic of a trend in the wider ISP market.

As Internet services are gradually becoming cheaper and faster, ISPs are increasingly bundling value-added services on top of basic Internet connectivity.

For example, Telstra’s retail ISP division BigPond offers Internet customers discounts on its DVD and video-on-demand service Big Pond Movies (Telstra).

In Netspace’s statement, the ISP’s managing director Stuart Marburg said his company saw content initiatives such as Webflicks as providing an opportunity to drive demand for higher broadband speeds than the base 1.5Mbps offered by most ISPs.

Marburg said at that point Netspace would be poised to offer video content online.

Netspace also has ambitions to offer a full-service telephone solution, including an Internet telephony (also known as Voice over Internet Protocol or VOIP service.

The company will launch a full telephony offering in the third quarter of this year.

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UFC meets Brokeback Mountain

Posted: July 27, 2006 in Sports, Video

This is one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time!

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Logos Redone Web 2.0 Style

Posted: July 26, 2006 in Design

Some good ideas


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Free Video Training on Photoshop

Posted: July 26, 2006 in Design, Video

A good site to pick up some great Photoshop tips !

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Complete with monitor & printer

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Social networking site is offline currently, attributing the downtime to a power outage in its data center. It was inaccessible for more than 90 minutes, and then displayed a brief message alerting users to the problems: “Hey everyone! There’s been a power outage in our data center. we’re in the process of fixing it right now, so sit tight. – Tom” (presumably MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson).

With MySpace unavailable, many of the service’s users began posting blog items at LiveJournal, another free blogging service popular with U.S. teenagers

A dynamically updating chart of the web site performance of is available. Netcraft offers a web site performance monitoring service that provides detailed uptime charts, along with e-mail alerts when an outage occurs.

The message at MySpace did not specify which of its data centers had experienced the power outage. appears to use two, one at in Tempe, Ariz. and another in a new Equinix data center in El Segundo, Calif. The temporary message was being displayed from the Tempe IP address. is ranked the 77th most visited site on the internet amongst users of the Netcraft toolbar, although some other services place it higher and Hitwise ranks it 1st, in front of Google.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. bought the site for $580 million last July. In May MySpace said the expansion into Equinix’s data center will allow it to improve peering with network service providers, which will help in managing traffic surges and high-bandwidth features such as multimedia streaming.

Story by Rich Miller & Mr-Internet