Friday, September 30

Serenity - "more engaging than any of Lucas's recent screen entertainment"

Scene for scene, "Serenity" is more engaging and certainly better written and acted than any of Mr. Lucas's recent screen entertainments. Mr. Whedon isn't aiming to conquer the pop-culture universe with a branded mythology; he just wants us to hitch a ride to a galaxy far, far away and have a good time. The journey is the message, not him.

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Wednesday, September 28

Zip Codes on Google Maps lets you view zip code ranges projected on a Google Map.

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FBI to get veto power over PC software?

The Federal Communications Commission thinks you have the right to use software on your computer only if the FBI approves.

No, really. In an obscure "policy" document released around 9 p.m. ET last Friday, the FCC announced this remarkable decision.

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Tuesday, September 27

Chicago Sportscast Podcasting Network is Live

Newpodcast for Chicago Sports Fans. Root for Da Bears or Cubbies become a podcaster. Auditions are now open for the White Sox, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks podcasts. No broadcasting experience is necessary.

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The Spider-Man III Villains Confirmed

During an interview this weekend promoting Elizabethtown, Kirsten Dunst confirmed rumors to Zap2it that Thomas Haden Church will play Sandman and Topher Grace is Venom in director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, opening in theaters on May 4, 2007.

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Sunday, September 25

Battlestar Galactica (BSG) -- Ep. 210 Pegasus

I was surprised to see the Warning coming back from commercial, but I was in shock for what happened. This would have never aired on Network. Strong story. I hate having to wait until Jan. for the next episode!
I would have thought the Prez would have tried to taken more authority, she should be the commander-in-chief but they've never established that hierarchy in government on BSG

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Saturday, September 24

Hacking the Linksys WRT54G wireless router

Pretty much everything you need to know about hacking the Linksys WRT-54G.

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Friday, September 23

Chicago Nerd Dinner - Downtown Edition - September 27th

Chicago Nerd Dinner - Downtown Edition - September 27th: "Chicago Nerd Dinner - Downtown Edition - September 27th"

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Arrested for being a geek

"The police decided that wearing a rain jacket, carrying a rucksack with a laptop inside, looking down at the steps while going into a tube station and checking your phone for messages just ticked too many boxes on their checklist and makes you a terrorist suspect."

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Thursday, September 22

Tracking Hurricanes on Google Maps

Here's another neat example of what you can do with Google Maps. You can choose any year and see past hurricanes or you can choose 2005 and Rita and track her as she bears down on Houston and the Texas Gulf coast. Head to high ground Houston and Galveston.

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Judge Recognizes That Parents Aren't Liable For Kids RIAA Mis-Adventures

"...a judge has said that the liability cannot be placed on the parent, freaking out the RIAA, who withdrew the case, and then tried to have the judge open up another way to go after the kid -- and the judge refused."

Sweet, sweet victory!

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Tuesday, September 20

Symantec: Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE

The truth is that the Mozilla Foundation *admits* to 25 security flaws vs. MS-IE's 13.

Crackers are still aiming at IE, due to its larger market share.

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Firefox isn't as secure as you thought, Part 2

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Is the Firefox honeymoon over? by ZDNet's George Ou -- Firefox mostly managed to stay under the radar from hackers before April of 2005. Since that time, new exploits are being released almost on a monthly basis.

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Sunday, September 18

New Feature: Google Earth + National Geographic

Have you ever dreamed of Africa while reading National Geographic? The exotic photographs and thoughtful articles take you there with a magical sense of place. Today we embraced that magic by releasing Google Earth data layers that index National Geographic stories, images, journals, and even a live webcam in Africa.

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Thursday, September 15

Hotmail to get new look w/picture

The Hotmail team has been hard at work to create the next version of Hotmail. It has been totally rebuilt to utilize Atlas the new Microsoft framework that is very similar to AJAX. It sports a 3 column view much like Outlook and features address auto complete, search folders and the look and feel of

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Need a hand at poker?

Pokernator 3000 is one of the most advanced, free tools out there that will analyze your Texas Hold'em poker hand. his tool will help online players and card room players alike. Just plug your hand into the Pokernator 3000 and it will tell you a myriad of information about your hand.

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Roman Villa Discovered Via Google Earth

While searching around his hometown in Google Earth, Luca Mori stumbled on what looked like the meanders of an ancient river. He noticed intriguing shadows, made researches and submitted his find to archaoeologists. He just discovered what may be a roman villa!

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Tuesday, September 13

What would you put in a Computer Science Curriculum?

Dan Zambonini wonders "What would you put in a Computer Science Curriculum?"
I agree, most CS curriculums have way too much math and science BS for a computer degree.

Monday, September 12

Brent Musburger Drinking Game

Fun with ABC NCAA Football

Friday, September 9

new State Slogans

State Slogans done by Diesel Sweeties.

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Friday, September 2

Why Good Programmers are Lazy and Dumb

Lazy programmers write simple code, and dumb programmers always want to learn more. Great read.

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