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Created by dipity on Oct 7, 2008
Last updated: 10/22/08 at 01:05 PM
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...that employees are playing movie quizzes on Facebook and blogging at MySpace all day. The company opened up a beta of Bluehouse Monday, its new SaaS (Software as a Service) that combines web-based productivity and meeting tools with social networking. Capitalizing...
...the company's software as a service social networking and collaboration software for businesses. When IBM introduced Bluehouse last January at its annual Lotusphere gala, company officials provided murky details about what exactly businesses would do with...
Go back in time and see how Chicago rose from the ashes of fire to host the 19th century's greatest fair, the Columbian Exposition.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/Rarely_Seen_PICS_of_the_1893_Columbian_Exposition
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer spoke at the annual Churchill Club dinner last night and said some very interesting things about the way Apple, Microsoft and Google make devices. Ballmer's point was that Microsoft loves freedom. Except, of course, when they can lock down a system when it benefits them.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/microsoft/Microsoft_Loves_Open_Systems_Except_When_They_Can_Close_Them
Pretty cool demolition of a Boeing 720b aircraft. These seem to come apart a little bit easier than I would of thought.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/extreme_sports/Time_Lapse_Of_Boeing_720b_Demolition
Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/Incredible_Rolling_Bridge_in_London
Two conditions cause people to live and be (literally) blue. Methemoglobinemia is a condition in which the blood carries less-than-normal amounts of oxygen, making the blood appear blue. Argyria is caused by the ingestion of silver, usually for medicinal purposes.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Methemoglobinemia_Blue_People
It's been revealed that LaBoeuf's passenger in the accident was Transformers co-star Isabel Lucas, reports Us Weekly:Full Digg post: http://digg.com/celebrity/Shia_LaBeouf_Accident_Transformers_Co_Star_Isabel
The 2008 Tour de France cycling race is now over, won by Spain's Carlos Sastre, with a time of 87h 52m 52s. Sastre beat second-place finisher Cadel Evans of Australia by only 58 seconds, over a 21 stage course that added up to over 3,500 kilometers (2,175 miles). This entry covers the second half (including mountain stages) of the Tour.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/other_sports/The_2008_Tour_de_France_A_Photo_Recap_PICS
Collection of designer craziness that you know every model felt like stupid wearing on the runway.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/Unfappable_Fashion_Freaks_PICS
NO CHEATINGFull Digg post: http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Are_digg_users_in_the_2_that_can_do_this
On his day off, the mailman returns to his route. He drives a beat-up Cherokee with a homemade trailer hitched to the bumper, parks in front of a little blue house on a corner lot tangled with weeds. He carries no mailbag. He has nothing to deliver. Except his time.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/people/This_postman_delivers_much_more_than_mail
Why buy the Wii Zapper (besides for Link's Crossbow Training) when you can just make your own out of Legos?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/nintendo/A_cheap_and_colorful_way_to_make_your_own_Zapper
I'm at a loss for words.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Explain_THIS_Tattoo_to_Your_Girlfriend_PIC_SFW
Day 1 - CBS, Day 2 - Paramount. WGWw member and writer on strike, writing here under the pseudonym Albert Vogler, shares his experiences and pictures from the picket lines in front of Sony Studios in Culver City, CA on Day 3 of the writer's strikeFull Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/A_Writer_s_Account_From_the_Picket_Lines_Day_3
...of care and outcomes assessment. Facebook(R) is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. For more information, media only, contact: Jennifer Allen Newton, Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc. 503-805-7540 or firstname.lastname@example.org Text from the image...
None of the major U.S. cities like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago made the top 10.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Top_10_Cities_for_Job_Seekers
Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users' knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/microsoft/Microsoft_updates_Windows_without_users_consent
Here are some pictures of the world's smallest houses. It's in German so I don't know what it says but the houses are wicked small.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/design/PICTURES_World_s_Smallest_Houses
A nifty lil' time sink.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/playable_web_games/Random_Image_Generator_NSFW
...Bluehouse, the duo of Jacqueline Walker and Bernadette Carroll, hail from Australia. Regulars on the folk festival circuit, the Bluehouse serves up close-harmony folk/pop with wit and verve. David Olney knows his way around rock 'n' roll, but it's as a wordsmith...
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Are you in the top 2% of intelligent people in the world? Solve the riddle and find out. Albert Einstein wrote this riddle early during the 19th century. He said that 98% of the world population would not be able to solve it.
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Einstein_s_Riddle
This is a list of the key dates in the European Union's antitrust proceedings against Microsoft Corp.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Key_dates_in_Microsoft_antitrust_case
At long last, a new Rocketboom show is online, with Joanne Colan presenting.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/New_Rocketboom_Show_Online
Article on how a guy used a dremmel, a Sony Puppy FIU-600 and some skill to install a finger print scanner in his 2.16 Ghz MacBook Pro. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/MacBook_Pro_Biometrics
The latest version of OpenOffice.org, the free alternative to Microsoft Office, has been released.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/software/OpenOffice.org_2.0.3_Ready_For_Download%21
Here are some underappreciated, lesser known features of Mac OS X, including speech commands, Automator actions, Smart Folders and sharing printers, files and network connections.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/Underused_features_of_Mac_OS_X
Paintball will never be the same againFull Digg post: http://digg.com/hardware/Anyone_up_for_paintball_
Gumologist? Fountain pen repairman? Here's a typical day in some very atypical jobs.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Weird_jobs%3A_you_do_what_
Search any of a number of versions of the Bible with eBible by keyword .eBible pulls additional information relevant to your query from a library of Bible reference sites, such as dictionaries, topicals, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc. (currently in private beta).Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Jesus_Loves_Web_2.0%3A_eBible
The six minute project is an interactive multimedia experiment, in which people take a picture of whatever they are doing, wherever they are, every six minutes for 24 waking hours. The result of each contributing gallery is 240 connecting snapshots that tell one story.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/design/The_Six_Minute_Project
This short tutorial shows how to create nearly photo-realistic grass in Photoshop. Useful for creating a relaxing website design :)Full Digg post: http://digg.com/design/Tutorial_on_creating_photo-realistic_grass_in_Photoshop
A very interesting and well-put-together set of maps that show the distribution of different religions in the United States in county-level choropleth maps. Give you a really good of where different denominations and religions are popular.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Map_Gallery_of_Religion_in_the_United_States
Internet security researcher Barrett Lyon yesterday raises the specter of a new generation of zombies, Linux zombies, being used to launch attacks against targets. He says in a recent battle he had to defend a site that was under attack from a Japanese hacker who had been hired by someone to take out their competitor.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/security/Linux_and_Unix_DDoS_armies_
After leaving Microsoft a year ago and spending 1 year with Linux I’ve gained tremendous respect for the Open Source world as a whole but more than that, had an epiphany that Linux on the desktop is 99.999% ready to go.
How much needs to be done? My estimate is that Ubuntu needs on the order of 10,000 bugs to be fixed to get that last .001%...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/linux_unix/10%2C000_bugs_to_World_Domination
f you've always admired the Apple OS X desktop theme and layout but aren't ready to drop a load of cash on an Apple machine (or if you want to stick with free software), this article will show you how to make GNOME look and feel more like OS X, with some limitations.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Making_GNOME_look_like_OSX
After CBS4 News exposed police intimidation of citizens attempting to make complaints against police officers, Broward PBA retaliates by putting the CBS4 journalist's name on a list of criminals to be on the lookout for along with personal information on their website. Cross the cops, get your personal information released on the web.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Florida_Police_Retaliate_Against_Journalist
For some reason a common theme around the web seems to be that ugly design is successful and that sites like eBay, Craiglist and MySpace are successful because of their ugly aesthetics. In fact, they are successful inspite of their ugly aesthetics and survive thanks to quality information design.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/design/Ugly_Design_Getting_Too_Much_Credit
Digg and Slashdot both referenced a post earlier about FCC chairman Kevin Martin supporting "tiered" internet. Not only is the quote they use 2 months old, it's taken completely out of context in the name of sensationalist journalism. The link here has the video of the interview the quote comes from.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/FCC_Chairman_Misquoted_Digg_has_Foot_in_Mouth_
At a recent study by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) shows that adults spend more time playing games than teens, which is startling (to some degree).Full Digg post: http://digg.com/gaming_news/Adults_Spend_More_Time_Gaming_than_Teens
Bye Bye Dashboard is a free utility to easily and painlessly remove the Dashboard. Tests show that the Dashboard uses a siginificant amount of CPU power even when not in use.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/Bye_Bye_Dashboard.
I bet Bill isn't too happy to see thisFull Digg post: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Origami_UMPC_runs_Linux_
Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Capsaicin_%28the_stuff_in_peppers%29_triggers_suicide_in_cancer_cells
PC Magazine has given a general thumbs up to this $159 Linspire computer sold by Fry's Electronics. Adding memory is the way to get this computer running snappier. Experience life without the Microsoft tax.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/linux_unix/PC_Magazine_Reviews_%24159_Linspire_Computer
This raises an interesting point. If true, is the Pope above the law and will the RIAA sue him?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/music/Pope_Benedict%3A_Stealing_Songs_
WetPaint just de-cloaked, showing off their new wiki/blog mashup tech. Slick!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/WetPaint_technology_preview
These japanese people are astonishing :p first they teach us how to fold a t-shirt and now how to peel a potato :pFull Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/How_to_peel_a_potato_in_one_step_
In 1912, Bertrand Russell wrote a letter to his, Lady Ottoline Morrell, in which he revealed, “I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet.” Besides suggesting theirs was a cerebral affair, the quote captures a certain fundamental tenet of mathematics that some mathematicians are now questioning.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Are_today_s_most_advanced_mathematical_proofs_impossible_to_verify_
What is "origamiproject.com" (domain is registered to Microsoft) currently it only shows a flash animation. but invites us to stay tuned for more information on 3.02.06Full Digg post: http://digg.com/software/Origamiproject_an_mystery_Microsoft_project_