Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Blog: ITEMS in my email InBox.

2009: The Year the Cloud was Seeded 

(from PCWorld)

Link: http://www.pcworld.com/article/183323/2009_the_year_the_cloud_was_seeded.html?tk=rss_news

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Evidence of new Apple's iPhone model. (from AppleInsider)

Link:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/29/evidence_of_new_apples_iphone_model_maps_application_uncovered.html

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Trial 3D TV Service to Begin This Year

(from The Korea Times)



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Most of these come from my Twitterific account on my iPod Touch sent by email.

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Monday Sidenotes:


From the AP.

Collider, at Geneva, Breaks record set by Chicago Lab,


by sending beams of the particles at 1.18


Trillion electron volts around the 


massive machine on Monday.

"Three hours later both LHC beams were successfully 


accelerated to 1.18 TeV," shortly after midnight,


the organization said."

The electron volt is an extremely small measure used in particle physics. One TeV is about the energy of the motion of a flying mosquito, but it becomes signficant in the submicroscopic collisions of the collider.



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Jerry Pournelle was on TWiT this weekend.  Not my favorite SF writer but he was a 

mainstay on BYTE Magazine in the early days of computers on his column called 

Chaos Manor.


Lucifer's Hammer is now on Audible, according to Leo.



But since I'm reading Stephen King for my current SF fiction, I should talk.

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Wingman, posting.

 Two NBA players fined by league for Tweeting during a game they were playing...



B&N Nook eBook reader is being delayed to next week.


New Zealand launches First Rocket.


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Post 533: Top 10 Cross-Platform APPS



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Top 10 Cross-Platform APPS

From LifeHacker


Link: http://lifehacker.com/5414288/top-10-apps-you-can-use-just-about-anywhere

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Grab That HandBrake Update 0.9.4

Also From LifeHacker


(I just installed this Baby yesterday.  Now I have to check and see if


it's the Latest Version mentioned above...)


Link: http://lifehacker.com/5412874/handbrake-updates-to-094-with-over-1000-changes-64+bit-support?skyline=true&s=x

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61 Free Apps LiifeHacker

is


Most Thankfull 4

Ditto from Lifehacker 

(No wonder they visit Leo at TWiT so much...)

Link: http://lifehacker.com/5412886/61-free-apps-were-most-thankful-for?skyline=true&s=x

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Wingman, I guess that makes Me a LifeHacker Too

....Yeah!!!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Post 532: A Two-Headed Linux Desktop called Kohjinsha DZ

What's better than a 

10.1 TFT display laptop 

that comes preloaded with Linux?




Make that a Dual Screen 10.1 TFT Display.


Best of all it's on sale now for ¥95,800 (about $1,110) with a Linux pre-load -- add

another ¥5,000 (about $58) for 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. For that you get a

1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo with RS780MN chipset and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics,

802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3x USB, a 3-in-1 card reader, 1.3 megapixel webcam, 1GB

memory (expandable to 4GB), and 160GB 5,4000 hard disk with claimed 4.5-hours

"max" of battery power (1.1V, 5200mAh) -- likely far less in real-world usage. Ships

worldwide ($60ish for US or €50ish for European delivery) in 3 weeks if you order

today.


Sited at GeekStuff4U
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Link: http://www.geekstuff4u.com/kohjinsha-dual-screen-dz-series.html

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Dual Multi-touch Screen FaceOff 

from Dell and HP

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Dell and HP, HP and Dell. The United States' two biggest computer hardware

manufacturers, and two of the world's top three, have tended to match each other

step for step, so it's no surprise that Dell's recently released SX2210T was quickly

followed by a Compaq L2105tm from its closest rival. Measuring 21.5 inches each,

with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and optical multitouch technology

under their chunky bezels, these two models represent the biggest mainstream push

for touchscreen computing yet. Functionally identical to standard monitors, they offer

the added benefit of letting you input your heart's urges and desires using swipes,

gestures and flicks, and we've plucked one of each panel to see how this all plays

out for ourselves. Join us after the break, won't you?

 


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And Last, but Not Least a HUD for your Jalopy, coming Real Soon Now...

Sited on Tech-On!


Link: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20091127/178080/

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Wingman Talking...




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Friday, November 27, 2009

Smart Phones:



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Smart Phones: The New Kids 

on the the Block


 

HTC HD2 reviewed:

Link: http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/25/htc-hd2-review/

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Motorola Droid, Nokia N900, and Liquid 

in the new class of 

high-end smartphone

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Motorola DROID reviewed:


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Nokia N900 extensive Preview:


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Wingman Following The Little Guys Too!


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Geeky How-To:

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How-To-Geek shows us How-To Make Firefox TABS PoP!

Link: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5764/make-your-tabs-stand-out-better-in-firefox/

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As you can see, my problem with Blogger Format Icons 

has been Fixed...


My Bad.
(I hate that Phrase)
 

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Running Over Blu Ray Players

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Running Over Blu Ray Players: 
 
The Top 3
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LG BD370: http://reviews.cnet.com/dvd-players/lg-bd370/4505-6473_7-33485559.html




Panasonic DMP-BD60K: http://reviews.cnet.com/dvd-players/panasonic-dmp-bd60k/4505-6473_7-33490457.html?tag=mncol;txt



Samsung BD-P1600: http://reviews.cnet.com/dvd-players/samsung-bd-p1600/4505-6473_7-33561693.html?tag=mncol;txt




Happy Thanksgiving from Wingman...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Welcome to the World of Smart Phones



Welcome to the World of Smart Phones


iPhone & Android Now Total 




The Study says 55% of the Smart Phones is Apple's iPhone and the Other 20% is the New
Android (DROID) models.  Palm Pre and the Blackberry Smart Phones both lost ground to the New Droid Upstart and it's Clever Advertising against the iPhone 3G coverage with Maps.

Not everyone is aware that the Mac's OS X and the iPhone OS is based on a Linux cousin called BSD.  That's why Linux Open Source Software can be ported tro both fairly easily.


That means the iPhone is running a disguised BSD (Linux Like OS), the Droid Smartphones are running Google's Android OS (A very Open Source Linux OS)
and the newly announced Esle is also running on a Linux Distro (Distribution, of which there are over 100 well known from Fedora to Ubuntu to Knoppix and even BSD's).

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Distrowatch.com Logo states:
Put the fun back into computing, (in Red) Use Linux, BSD.

Linux Distros: http://distrowatch.com/


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Distrowatch Page Grab:

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Linux Media
2000+ versions Linux & BSD

Ubuntu 9.10    $1.75
Fedora 12    $4.95
openSUSE 11.2    $4.95
Debian 5.0.3 DVD    $19.95
Linux Mint 7    $1.75
Mandriva 2010    $4.95
KNOPPIX 6.2    $4.95

USB Flash Drives
Ubuntu 9.10 4GB    $21.95
Easy Peasy 1.5 4GB    $21.95
Eeebuntu 3.0.1 4GB    $21.95

Free worldwide shipping on DVD orders
10% discount for returning customers

Click here to visit LinuxCD.org now: http://www.linuxcd.org/?ref=distrowatch


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Sorry about the Formatting but Blogger is Not Helping Any with it's missing Editing Icons which are MIA...


Wingman.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Taking Care of The BAD Stuff, again!



Taking Care of The BAD Stuff, again!

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Security Now 223: The Trouble With SSL

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Get The MP3 PodCast Here:

Link:
http://www.twit.tv/sn



Link to Shownotes: http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/Security_Now_223

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Steve (Steve Gibson: Security Now!) Warns Us About:

07:23 - 13:54

* Their is a problem with the embedded open type fonts, EOT fonts in Windows
* It's a font-parsing bug which allows remote code execution that is also a kernel bug
* So its a buffer overflow in the Kernel
* It is expected this exploit will no be detected by many anti virus products as it can come in

encrypted
* You can fall victim to this exploit just by loading a malicious webpage

13:55 - 15:32

* The exploit that is being used against jailbroken iPhones is now stealing data from the users

phones
* If you have a jailbroken iPhone you need to change the SSH password

15:33 - 18:17

* There's a recently acknowledged by Microsoft zero-day problem with Windows 7 and Server

2008 Release 2.
* This is another problem with Server Message Blocks, the SMB protocol.
* Microsoft is suggesting people block ports 139 and 445

18:18 - 20:54

* Another reason Steve does not like port knocking is:
o It is susceptible to a Denial of Service attack where a person sends random packets to

your IP address and causes the port knocking sequence to never be completed

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Hack-in-the-Box and Anit-Virus Suites:

Link:
http://www.hackinthebox.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=33994

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Roku is Coming, to a Set-Top Box Near You




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Roku is Coming, to a Set-Top Box Near You

with Goodies

Flickr Facebook, Pandora and

more Vid Channels


Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-10402856-260.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

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More Things Going Wireless...Like:




Link: http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/21/atlonas-hdair-wireless-usb-to-vga-hdmi-adapter-gains-audio-u/


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Gartner Predicts Money Transfer App to be the

#1 App in 2012

Check Out the Rest of the List...


Link: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1230413

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Wingman.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sometimes A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words.



Windows Hack for the Apple's

Magic Touc
h Mouse


Link: http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/21/windows-drivers-for-apples-magic-mouse-conjured-from-the-ether/

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Gizmodo's Black Friday's "LIST".





Link: http://gizmodo.com/5409460/black-friday-deals-the-only-list-you-need?skyline=true&s=i







Looking For TVs, Video Games, Printers and Software???

You NEED to Go To:

Gizmodo Black Friday List continued...

Link: http://gizmodo.com/5409490/black-friday-ultimate-list-+-continued

Example Printer Price Listing:


Office Depot Price for Brother Wireless MFC-490cw All-In-One Printer - $79.99



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It's Looking BLACK, and it's Not Even FRIDAY!
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Gizmodo Tells us:

"Unlike many other Black Friday retailers, Walmart has

some legitimately sweet gadget
deals going on—like a

Magnavox NB500 Blu-ray player for $78 and a whole mess

of HDTVs..."


Walmart Black Friday List: http://gizmodo.com/5407643/walmart-black-friday-ad-leaks-with-78-blu+ray-player

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And For Online Shoppers, Here's

NewEgg Black Friday Deals Leak (at Gizmodo too!)



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This Week's Best iPhone APPS

Link: http://gizmodo.com/tag/iphoneapps/


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These are the Good GEEK Days, Wingman...

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And Speaking of Geeky Things....

What The Heck Is THIS???


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Sewell USB-to-DVI/VGA/HDMI Delivers Resolutions Up to 2,048x1,152

Old PC, new PC—doesn't matter. This DisplayLink chip-equipped

display adapter
from Sewell will take any ol' PC and provide support

for resolutions up to 2,048 x
1,152, all powered via USB. So yeah, if you've been chomping at the bit to get HD quality

resolutions delivered
to your monitor via a USB connection, this may

be the adapter for you.
Comes in a kind of periwinkle blue hue for $99. [Sewell via Engadget]
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Post 525: Want To Play in A Chrome OS Sandbox?



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gdgt has a link to

a Working Version of Chrome OS to Try Out.

Link: http://gdgt.com/google/chrome-os/download/

gdgt has an article called: What is Chrome by Google?

gdgt has a weekly podcast on iTunes

gdgt has a link for Twitter

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Want to play in another Sandbox?

How about the latest Knoppix Live CD distro?

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Knoppix 6.2 featuring LXDE desktop with Compiz 3D extensions
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business exhange news on google page

(kinda like business week version of DIGG)

Link: http://bx.businessweek.com/google/

The original DIGG:

DIGG link: http://digg.com/

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Wingman, all covered in Sand, man!

Reading Stephen King's "Under the Dome" on Audible.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Post 524: Everybody Needs A Hypervisor, Don't They???



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Everybody Needs A Hypervisor,

Don't They???


Link: http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/LiveCD

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Xen Live CD v2.0 Available At The Above Link

Go Get Yours NOW!

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Some features :

The version i386 of the Xen Live CD has a Xen Hypervisor for
64-bits CPUs as an option in GRUB's menu.

You can use without
any problem, a 32-bits dom0/domU on top of a 64-bits hypervisor.

* The Xorg open source X Window System. * Basic Gnome Desktop.

* Five tools ready to use for the management of the system, they
are: the command `xm' of the Xen, the libvirt, the program virt- manager, the tool xen-tools and program Convirt.

* Two read-only root file systems that are used by four virtual machines, two servers and two work stations. The servers (server01 and server02) make use of the file "ubuntu-8.10-server- i386.squashfs" and the work stations (client01 and client02) make use of the file "ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.squashfs", both located in the CD-ROM of the Xen Live CD.

Requirements to run the Xen Live CD v2.0 Minimal:

* 1 computer with a minimum of 1G of RAM;

* 1 compatible network card (recognized as eth0);


* 1 good video board.

*
You actualy can run Xen Live CD on every computer compatible with Debian. To make extra virtual machines:

* 1 optional hard disk or network attached storage, used to host virtual disks of your new virtual machines.

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Wingman, I Think it's a Good Idea...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Post 523: Search for the Perfect BLUE?




The Historical Search

for the Perfect BLUE?

From ScienceDaily:


Oregon State University has apparently solved a quest that over thousands of years has absorbed the energies of ancient Egyptians, the Han dynasty in China, Mayan cultures and more -- the creation of a near-perfect blue pigment.







175 ungodly characters to a more heavenly 26 characters

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Wingman, Seeing BLUE.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MC2 Blog New ASUS Motherboard, Intel H57 Chipset



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From DailyTECH

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New ASUS Motherboard,

Intel H57 Chipset and

Support for 32nm Clar
kdale CPUs


These New MoBo's are Really Looking Good..

Pretty Good Listing at What It's Got

Under The H
ood

At DailyTech.




122 to 26 characters


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Just SOME Tech Concerns

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Google and Book Scanning Concerns


TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/yjsv85g


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Shhhh.....Big Brother is

Learning to Liste
n.

From Science Daily, Nov. 16, 2009

European researchers in the MESH project have created

the first integrated semantic search platform that

integrates text, video and audio.


Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091111120759.htm

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TiO2 Nanoparticles

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What's Wrong with

Titanium Dioxide?



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It's in everything and caused systemic genetic damage in mice according to a comprehensive study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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Wingman, Watching the Watchers Still.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MC2 Blog Open Questions Tuesday...



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Man in the Middle Attacks

Against Smartphones???



Must Read for Smartphone Owners

And New Upgraders...


Link: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4922





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Possible New Galaxy Neighbor?

Mystery 'dark flow' Extends

Toward Edge of Universe



137 to 26, nuff said...

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/yz8wh5r

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Adobe Releases New Flash, AIR betas?

Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10399385-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

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Wingman, New Word of the Year: UNFRIEND

It means: To remove someone from your Facebook or other online community.

The New Oxford American Dictionary has announced its Word Of The Year for 2009: unfriend.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Post 520: MC2 Blog: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

MC2 Blog: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

First From the Dark Side...

Whoops: Mea Culpa:

Microsoft Admits GPL Violation.


Can you Hear the BOZO music? 149 characters to 26...

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A True 3D mandelbrot type fractal.



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Universal Programmable

Two-Qubit Quantum Processor

Created.


Ughhh!! 175 to 26..Sheeesh!!!

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Wingman: I Like This Stuff, Don't You?

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Are These The Droids You're Looking For?





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Are These The Droids You're Looking For?

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Link: http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-droid-vs-htc-hero-mytouch-3g-t-mobile-g1-iphone-3gs

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Wingman just talking....

Wanted to Put Some Droid Commercials on the Video Bar To Right, but I don't like the way the videos play on a Firefox Browser on a Vista "Throttled" machine that plays just fine on IE on the same machine.


Messing with "live" feeds is not a Good Thing,

no matter how big you are.


Wingman, watching the Bozos Too.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

The BIG Story: Splash! On the Moon...




Splash!

NASA moon
crash

struck lots of water




By ALICIA CHANG (AP) – 3 hours ago

AP Story Link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g_WHHFPrQjvdnQhVIvx5o9a-v66AD9BV87LG1

Shorter TinyURL Link: http://tinyurl.com/yd3gzur


The Three Follow-up Article Links Too:

1. From MeriNews: http://www.merinews.com/article/nasa-latest-updates-there-is-water-on-moon/15788297.shtml

2. From The State (South Carolina's Home Page):
http://www.thestate.com/local/story/1027298.html

3. From The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/NASA-finds-water-on-the-moon/articleshow/5230700.cms


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Google's Water on the Moon News Link:

http://www.google.com/search?q=water+on+the+moon&ct=wateronmoon09-hp&oi=ddle

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Google's Homepage Picture

Says it All, again.

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Wingman, Still Shooting from the HIP.

Friday, November 13, 2009

MC2 and Media Madness and More.....




Bottom Drops for MicroSD's








New Start-up Says It's DVD's

Will Last 1000 years


The DiamonDisc uses standard DVD players

and burn software


Do We Really Want Or Need That?


Microsoft Buys Teamprise from

Sourcegear LLC

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Story From Slashdot
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"Microsoft's Senior Vice President, Developer Division, S. Somasegar has announced

that Microsoft has
acquired Teamprise from Sourcegear, LLC, and will be shipping it

as part of the upcoming Visual Studio
2010 release. Teamprise is an Eclipse plugin

(and related tools) for connecting to Team Foundation
Server, Microsoft's source-

control/project-management system. What's most interesting about this is not


only that Microsoft has realized that heterogeneous development platforms are

important to their
developer customers, but the fact that Microsoft themselves will

now be developing and shipping
products based on those heterogeneous platforms,

including 5 versions of Unix."




204 characters? Are You Serious?


WAY TOO LONG LINK!!!! Use This Instead:

At only 26!

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/ydpbatj

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Wingman, Saving Tweet Data, One Blog At A Time.

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