Monthly Archives: January 2006

WinXP for the masses? College students might get a break.

I remember seeing a device on Tom’s Hardware – using Bart PE Builder to put Windows XP on a flash drive. It is a good idea, one I discovered Microsoft itself is picking up on. We came across something very … Continue reading

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This kills me

Okay Jake sent me this flash animation that makes fun of overseas support. I have to say that it might not be the most politically correct, but I think it encompasses how most of us geeks feel about farmed out … Continue reading

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Yahoo! and Digg to wed?

Rumors are flying around the blogosphere today that seem to indicate that Yahoo! will be announcing the purchase of Digg.com for a sum that is floating around $30-$35 Million. Quite the turn around for Kevin Rose and the gang as … Continue reading

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Savage Attack on the Capslock Key!

Matt Mower over at curiouser and curiouser makes a very good arguement against the capslock key. In the key’s defense, many of my co-workers use it constantly. It has become a function of their job and as a result all … Continue reading

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What’s that sound? It’s a bad hard drive

Hitachi Global posted a quick Q&A from their support pages that has six of the worst sounds to hear coming from your hard drive.  Give em a listen so you know when to make that whole system backup. These can … Continue reading

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Real products begin selling on “Second Life” mmorpg

Second life lays claim to over $240,000 in Linden Dollars changing hands each day. Until recently, these transactions were all for digital products. Products that could only be used in Second life. That all changed the other day when “Second … Continue reading

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Multi-machine solutions

Do you have several machines lying around your “geek room” running various versions of Windows/Linux/OsX and can’t think of a good use for them. Well I stumbled upon one of the better uber-geek utils I’ve found in a while while … Continue reading

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Why Scoble, Mano, and I want/need Windows Vista

It’s a bit unclear whether Scoble or Mano started this, but essentially, they are now collaborating on a post with links to juicy video’s of new Vista content.  I believe that the video’s have been around for a while, but … Continue reading

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Ebay may make money on Skype yet

Ebay reported it earnings for 2005 yesterday. The total revenues for Skype, who they have only owned for about 78 days, was nearly $25 million. Om Malik crunched the numbers and got to: At $24.8 million over seventy eight days, … Continue reading

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AIM mail? What the…

So Trillian logs in this morning, just like every other morning to Yahoo, MSN, and AIM IM networks. Only one difference this morning: An info box pops up saying I have an email in my inbox for AIM. What the … Continue reading

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