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January 18, 2007 by Clonmelchat
Over the Christmas i spent every day catching up on work, family, and loose ends and still managed to get 5 hours sleep a night. College no longer has room in my life so I'm considering an early finish to my college life and going back to full time employment. Full time employment is a steady 9-5 job where the bell rings and your finished, college never ends there's always an assignment or project with a deadline due each week. I think college is not as easy as people complain about it all the c...
October 6, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Why Powerset (unlike Snap, Kosmix, Clusty, and Eurekster) will beat Google

High on the "will this startup tank after five months" checklist is "Does this company want to be the next Google?" Here are the reasons that search engines like Clusty and Eurekster aren't catching on, and why one new search startup actually has a chance.
October 4, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Google has created a search site without any Google branding to test new features. The site, SearchMash, has a simple blue and white interface with a search bar and an option to click on "popular searches." Once keywords are entered, the results page features links to results running down the left side of the page...." Link

April 3, 2006 by Clonmelchat
A woman recently made the headlines because of a bizarre phobia. Ever since she had a baby, Louise Arnold has been scared of peas, suffering panic attacks at the mere mention of them, fleeing restaurants if she sees them being served and avoiding the frozen food section at the supermarket.

You might think such an affliction is unusual, but the list of officially recognised phobias is long and obscure. While the most common phobias are agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), social phobia (fear of...
March 9, 2006 by Clonmelchat
See the Ultra-Mobile PC Interface in Action
Program Launcher makes it easy to get going
The Touch Pack is a preinstalled suite of software that is built on top of the Windows XP operating system, specifically designed for UMPCs by Microsoft.

The Touch Pack's Program Launcher organizes software programs into categories and it uses large buttons and icons to make it easy to find and launch your favorite applications. The Program Launcher's categories, backgrounds, and shortcuts are all custo...
March 8, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Seventeen million customers of the online payment service iBill have had their personal information released onto the internet, where it's been bought and sold in a black market made up of fraud artists and spammers, security experts say. The stolen data, examined by Wired News, includes names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses and internet IP addresses. Other fields in the compromised databases appear to be logins and passwords, credit-card types and purchase amounts, but credit-card n...
March 8, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Primetopic of the day: Scientists at the University of Dublin have found a way to break down styrofoam, the bane of recyclers/composters everywhere. This could be a great step towards sustainability, but it does require the styrofoam to be heated first." Unfortunately, eating the styrofoam causes the bacteria to shit lead. Dublin University continues to develope and inspire new innovations which may lead to healing the planet. Mankind has destroyed it's mother and now like an obident son must ma...
March 8, 2006 by Clonmelchat
An updated comment system for the Digg user-contributed news site offers several new features, including ratings for comments and a three-minute window to edit the comments one makes on a story.

Kevin Rose announced the debut of several updates to commenting on Digg stories. The first and most obvious change lets users rate comments made by others.

One can either Digg a good comment or Bury a bad comment. Once a comment has been buried, it shrinks from view, and can be opened by clicking...
March 8, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Intel revealed Tuesday it’s part of Microsoft’s much-hyped Origami project, with the semiconductor maker supplying low-power chips for “ultra mobile” PCs while the software maker is developing software to run the device.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is expected to demonstrate an Origami device at the CeBIT information and telecommunications trade show in Germany on Thursday.

Intel said the mobile PCs, which are as small as portable DVD players, are a hybrid between laptops and smart...
March 7, 2006 by Clonmelchat
My morning started as usual calling the kids for school, forcing some food into their mouths and rushing to the car to beat the traffic. Finally I arrived and while walking my son into his classroom I was distract by the signt of those white earbud we all associate with the ipod. On closer inspection my eyes confirmed my first instint and yes if was securely attached to a nano ipod sitting in the rear pocket of a 5-6 yr old boy. He was listening and chatting with friends while waiting for the ...
March 6, 2006 by Clonmelchat
So what is Article PR in simple terms it's the process of writing 'free reprint articles' and submitting them to the 250+ established article submission sites on the Internet. An article submission site is simply a repository of free reprint articles - a place where authors can submit their articles free of charge, and where webmasters can find articles to use on their websites free of charge. In return for free use of your article, the webmaster includes your author bio and its links to your s...
March 1, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Yes, Making People Think They Might Get Laid Is Still Big Business As standard online dating services see their growth slowing, dating sites that seek to cut out the dating and go straight to the sex are enjoying booming business. But the sites sound more like smoke and mirrors rather than the sexual playground many users envision. Women are outnumbered as much as 11-to-1, and many of the same pitfalls await users as on less sexually-oriented sites: people lying about themselves,...
March 1, 2006 by Clonmelchat
'World of Warcraft' hits 6 million milestone Blizzard also announces Spanish edition to hit Europe, where English, French and German versions are already available.[via CNET]
March 1, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Yahoo's popular Flickr photo-sharing Web site has a new feature that can automatically tag photos taken with camera phones with the location using the GPS coordinates. More information can be found at Yahoo's Web site. This is a welcome feature as I'm one of those users that just upload and forget. Tagging is an important feature for tracking your photos on the web, see who's linking or using your photo and add some interesting information to your work. I use flickr to link my images on my n...
February 10, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) took up the latter approach yesterday by unveiling an iPod nano which communicates with earphones via your body's ability to pump electrical signal. Oh sure, the prototype requires the user to keep a finger pressed to the iPod to close the circuit and there's always risk of a nasty infection after implanting the 10-microwatt/2Mbps chip in your forearm but hey, prototype or not think of the time you'll save not having t...