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  • Worldwide Report Says Amphibians Are in Peril
    10/15/2004 1:58PM
    "Amphibians are experiencing a precipitous decline across the globe, according to the first comprehensive world survey of the creatures, which include frogs, toads and salamanders. As many as 122 species have disappeared since 1980, and 1,900 are in danger of becoming extinct." Read the [article][1] at Washingtonp ... Read Full Article
  • Male Bass in Potomac Producing Eggs
    10/15/2004 1:00AM
    From Washingtonpost.com: "MOOREFIELD, W.Va. -- The South Branch of the Potomac River is as clear as bottled water here, where it rolls over a bed of smooth stones about 230 miles upstream from Washington. But there is a mystery beneath this glassy surface." Read the full [article][1] over at the post. I' ... Read Full Article
  • Zero-emission Power Plants Proposed
    10/14/2004 3:28PM
    An [article][1] over at Slashdot; *"Supercompact, superfast, superpowerful turbines called ZEPPS (zero-emission power plants), designed to combat global warming, could help produce the electrical power needed to keep up with 21st century demand. They would consume methane and oxygen and produce liquid carbon dioxi ... Read Full Article
  • Study Links Mobile Phones, Benign Tumors
    10/14/2004 2:40PM
    From an [article][1] over at washingtonpost.com "STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A new Swedish study suggests that people who use a mobile phone for at least 10 years might increase their risk of developing a rare benign tumor along a nerve on the side of the head where they hold the phone." I don't know about you but u ... Read Full Article
  • Copying select files from one heirarchy to another
    10/13/2004 11:03AM
    Let's say you have a two directories, each with the same set of subdirectories under it such as: /dir1/src /dir1/lib /dir1/docs and /dir2/src /dir2/lib /dir2/docs A situation I run into all the time is the need to copy some files from all subdirectories in dir1 to their corresponding locati ... Read Full Article
  • FCC is promoting Digital TV?
    10/13/2004 5:28AM
    Check this out: * * * **Coalition Asks Congress to Stop the FCC from Hawking Digital TV Sets** October 7, 2004 Commercial Alert, children's advocates and media experts sent [letters][1] today to all members of the U.S. Senate and House appropriations and commerce committees, asking them to cut off funding for t ... Read Full Article
  • Seagate Warranty Look Up
    10/12/2004 6:24PM
    Want to check and see if your Seagate drive is still under warranty? Have a look [here][1] BTW, if the lookup fails when using the model number of the drive, try the part number instead. [1]: http://support.seagate.com/customer/warranty_validation.jsp ... Read Full Article
  • Two Ways To Use GPS With Linux
    10/12/2004 4:12AM
    *From slashdot: Whether you're wardriving, vacationing or building a Car PC, a Global Positioning System is a handy tool. Interacting with your GPS via your PC makes for an even better GPS experience. As a Linux user, GPS/PC integration can be somewhat sketchy. Vendors don't write software and drivers for Linux; i ... Read Full Article
  • Speaking of global warming...
    10/11/2004 9:37PM
    Check out this article on msnbc.com, "[Cheaper, more efficient fuel cells on the way][1]". Eliminating auto emissions would go a long way toward slowing global warming, besides which switching to fuel cells would reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Too bad this kind of progress is going way too slow. By the ... Read Full Article
  • Unexplained Leap In CO2 Levels
    10/11/2004 10:08AM
    From [SlashDot:][1] *The Guardian [is reporting][2] that atmospheric CO2 concentrations have leapt by 4.5 ppm in the last two years. This raises the ugly possibility that the capacity of a large carbon sink (possibly the oceans) has been exceeded, and the worst-case scenario is that a tipping point has been reache ... Read Full Article
  • The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities
    10/09/2004 3:02PM
    The SANS institute has released their [top 20 list][1]. Check out the webserver section. [1]: http://www.sans.org/top20/#u2 ... Read Full Article
  • Ocean Exploitation Surfaces as Crisis
    10/09/2004 1:40PM
    Widespread Pollution, Overfishing Spur Presidential Panel to Urge New Rules. The oceans are in [trouble.][1] [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18656-2004Oct8.html ... Read Full Article
  • RMA Info For Toshiba Hard Drives
    10/09/2004 1:06AM
    Need to RMA a toshiba hard drive? [This][1] is the place to do it... [1]: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=/818200000007000000010000659800000001/818200000111000000010000659c000003c7/818200000107000000010000659c000003cc ... Read Full Article
  • Groklaw Rants On Software Patents
    10/03/2004 6:26PM
    [Groklaw][1] rocks. Found this article on [Slashdot.][2] I was saying just earlier today that it's going to take some of these really high-profile cases to elevate the evil that is software patents to a level where it can be understood as a real problem by industry outsiders. Naively one can hope that once it becomes ... Read Full Article
  • RSS Info
    10/03/2004 5:34PM
    I keep misplacing this link. Once I have a chance to write the [formVista][1] rss component class this clog will be available via RSS (so my business partner [Anatoly][2] can use his RSS reader to see when I (or any of my associates) place articles here. Info on the RSS XML format: Just simple RSS 2.0 should ... Read Full Article
  • Kodak Wins $1 Billion Java Lawsuit
    10/03/2004 3:03PM
    From the department of the patently absurd, as reported on [Slashdot][1] * "The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle is reporting that Eastman Kodak Company has just [won a patent suit][2] against Sun on the Java Language. According to the article Kodak owns a patent which describes a way for a piece of software to "ask ... Read Full Article
  • The Afflictions of Affluence
    10/03/2004 2:27PM
    I found this article earlier this year, it has some very interesting comments on personal health in a modern society. "What do obesity, the 'time crunch' and buyer's remorse all have in common? Well, they're problems of wealthier societies" Read the [full article at msnbc.com][1]. [1]: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/452 ... Read Full Article
  • Who needs a "smart home" anyway?
    10/03/2004 2:06PM
    Are Microsoft and Intel partly to blame for the decline in the tech sector? John Dvorak thinks so, check this out: I don't know if that's the cause, but he does make a good point about the so-called "smart home". Even the most tech-savvy people I know still don't ... Read Full Article
  • Know Your Camera
    10/03/2004 2:04PM
    [Here's][1] a good intro to digital cameras, from PC Magazine. [1]: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1645754,00.asp ... Read Full Article
  • Global Warming Expected to Intensify Hurricanes
    10/02/2004 3:10PM
    From [Slashdot][1]: *"Think this hurricane season was [bad][2]? Well according to the [New York Times][3], a [study][4] was published online on Tuesday by The Journal of Climate indicating that warming ocean temperatures are going to make for stronger, wetter hurricanes in the coming years and decades. An [abstrac ... Read Full Article
  • Transferring Domain Hosts to godaddy.com
    10/02/2004 2:05PM
    yml.com is now transferred to [godaddy.com. ][1] yml.com hosts my nameservers. The nameserver host settings did not transfer however ... and there was no clear indication to this effect (at least not to me). It turns out if you transfer a domain that hosts some of your own dns servers, you need to separ ... Read Full Article
  • Dangerous Ruling Menaces Rights of Free Software Programmers
    10/02/2004 2:05PM
    As mentioned at [eff.org][1] Contract and Copyright Trump Fair Use and Competition in BnetD Case St. Louis - Fair use was dealt a harsh blow today in a Federal Court [decision][2] that held that programmers are not allowed to create free software designed to work with commercial products. At issue in the case was ... Read Full Article
  • HTMLAREA script
    10/02/2004 1:55PM
    Here's a link to a BSD licensed embedded HTML editor that works with IE5.5+ and mozilla. We use this editor in our formVista component system (and is what I'm using to enter this content). ... Read Full Article
  • Cybersecurity Chief Resigns
    10/01/2004 2:38PM
    Apparently, the current administration's cybersecurity chief has resigned You can read about it [here][1] [1]: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/10/01/cyber.chief.ap/index.html ... Read Full Article
  • Finally, some hard evidence of what we've known all along:
    09/30/2004 2:14PM
    As mentioned in this article over at Slashdot, it looks like caffeine withdrawal has been acknowledged to exist. ... Read Full Article