Friday, December 28, 2007

LimeWire Not as Popular as Recent Reports Suggest

Today several news sources again reported that 36.4% of all PCs have Limewire installed. The reports are based on a press release published by Digital Music News, who misinterpreted their own data. The acual install base is less than 18%, 17.92 to be exact.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

(I feel your pain) Are You Missing Empathy?

A great number of people suffer from EDD. (empathy deficit disorder) People who suffer from EDD are unable to step outside themselves and tune in to what other people experience. Unlike sympathy -- which reflects understanding of another person's situation, but viewed through your own lens -- empathy is what you feel when you enter the internal world of another person. Without abandoning your own perspective, you experience the other's emotions, conflicts or aspirations. That kind of connection builds healthy relationships -- an essential part of mental health.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

"Gotta Digg" The official Digg song! Super Bowl Finalist

Kina Grannis, has made a song about Digg and its really good! She's one of the top 10 finalists competing for a chance to be signed by Interscope Records and have her music video be played during the Super Bowl! You can watch the video here! Vote for her at

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Asus, your best defense against crossbow attacks.

A Russian durability stress test video for an Asus LCD. The salesman hits the monitor with a hammer and then shoots the monitor with a crossbow and it still works!

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

At $1 per Watt, the iTunes of Solar Energy Has Arrived

A Silicon Valley start-up called Nanosolar shipped its first solar panels -- priced at $1 a watt. That's the price at which solar energy gets cheaper than coal. Curious that this story is not on every front page. How did Nanosolar make this breakthrough? While other companies have been focusing their efforts on increasing the efficiency of solar panels, Nanosolar took a different approach. It focused on manufacturing.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

First look: Firefox 3 beta 2 officially released

Mozilla has announced the official release of Firefox 3 beta 2, the tenth major development milestone for Mozilla's next-generation web browser. Ars looks at what the second beta brings to the table.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

$8,000-per-gallon printer ink leads to antitrust lawsuit

HP paid Staples $100 million to stop selling third-party ink cartridges, according to a lawsuit from a disgruntled man tired of high printer ink prices. The lawsuit accuses the companies of violating antitrust law to keep third-party cartridges off the shelves at Staples stores.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Secret of the Time Machine-Assisted Hard Drive Swap

There's never been a better time to void the warranty on your MacBook and upgrade to one of those sweet 2.5" WD Scorpio 320GB drives. That was what made me throw caution to the wind and attempt a Time Machine-assisted swap. The good news is, it works as billed.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Who REALLY Needs Your Social Security Number

"Requests to provide our Social Security numbers have become so common that many people just assume they have no choice but to hand it over. That's actually not true, but having that knowledge is only half the battle. The real challenge is convincing the people who automatically request it that you really don't have to give it to them." But you may spend hours trying to convince them and in the end if your not able to speak to someone who is not an idiot you may have to talk your business elsewhere. What's really interesting is why do they require this information from you but they no not require it from an illegal alien?

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