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Lamborghini Reventon #01 of 20 arrives at Las Vegas dealership

Lamborghini Reventon #01 of 20 arrives at Las Vegas dealership

In that box is Lamborghini Reventon number one of twenty. Apparently, it's the only example which will be sold privately via a traditional dealership -- in this case, Lamborghini of Las Vegas. The other nineteen were all spoken for before ever leaving the factory. We've attached a sampling of photos here, but to see the complete, step-by-step [...]

Private citizen issues parking tickets to Oregon cop

Private citizen issues parking tickets to Oregon cop

An Oregon man issued a series of parking citations to a uniformed police officer who parked his patrol car next to a "No Parking" sign while he went to buy food at a Chinese restaurant last month in Portland. Eric Bryant says he approached Officer Chad Stensgaard, but the cop dismissed his concerns about the illegal parking spot. "If he had [...]

Computer experts stage street protest in Oslo against Microsoft document format as standard

Computer experts stage street protest in Oslo against Microsoft document format as standard

You know what sucks? A lot of people in the US won't protest something much more important, but these guys in Norway, who obviously don't have a war or loss of freedoms to protest, are still taking to the streets to voice their dissent. In this clip she says the protesters in San Francisco will not stop protesting until we left Iraq... [...]

Microsoft just got pwned by Rupert Murdoch

Microsoft just got pwned by Rupert Murdoch

News Corp in talks to join Microsoft on Yahoo bid SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and News Corp are in talks about a joint bid for Yahoo Inc that would add MySpace to the Yahoo-Microsoft combination proposed by the world's largest software maker, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The talks with News Corp, which [...]

HOWTO: Playing NES games on your Smartphone

HOWTO: Playing NES games on your Smartphone

(This is for Windows Mobile (WM) phones. I have tried it with WM6 and 6.1. I would assume that it runs for WM5 as well, though.) Pocket Nester is an excellent NES emulator that runs nearly full speed with sound! You can map your phones keys to your preferred layout and even rotate the screen to landscape mode. Just make sure your NES Rom files [...]

Thank God, BBC Reports: “Daily caffeine protects brain”

Thank God, BBC Reports: “Daily caffeine protects brain”

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests. The drink has already been linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer's Disease, and a study by a US team for the Journal of Neuroinflammation may explain why. A vital barrier between the brain and the main blood supply of rabbits fed [...]

loopback.girlscouts-hawaii.org is the new ftp.warez.org

Back in the 20th century, someone propagated the IP address of ftp.warez.org to be 127.0.0.1 -- the same address as localhost, your own computer. So when kids would pop onto the Internet and ask "where can I grab free games?" folks could tell him to ftp to ftp.warez.org, and then giggle at the thought of some kid FTP'ing himself. Ok, it wasn't [...]

Computer Science majors lowest in a decade

Computer Science majors lowest in a decade

All Things Considered, March 12, 2008 · The number of students enrolled in computer science programs is at its lowest in at least a decade. "Comp Sci" was one of the hottest majors during the dot-com boom of the late '90s, but the numbers dropped after the bust of 2001. Now, despite a strong market for IT professionals and a resurgence [...]

Google: No kids allowed

Google: No kids allowed

Google's terms of service, while ignored by the vast majority of users, contain a pretty shocking clause: Under 18's are not permitted to use any of Google's Web properties. That's right, kids--no search, YouTube, Gmail, news, or images. Under 18s wishing to watch YouTube videos of skateboarding dogs, or perform research for a school project [...]

VLC Player Vulnerable to Remote Hijack

VLC Player Vulnerable to Remote Hijack

VLC is a popular media player among BitTorrent users. Not just for the fact that it is free, also because it includes a huge number of the video codecs, so it can play virtually every video file available.Unfortunately, the latest versions of VLC have a security flaw according to a report from Luigi Auriemma. The vulnerability can be exploited to [...]

Ever wanted to download the internet?

Ever wanted to download the internet?

Good god... If I did the math right, it comes to 13,996 GB. Source

HOWTO: Find a Job with RSS Feeds

HOWTO: Find a Job with RSS Feeds

The Productivity Portfolio has a great walk-through on how to create a collection of personalized RSS feeds to show any new jobs that pop up on eight popular or specialized job search sites, including Craigslist, CareerBuilder.com, and Indeed. Even if RSS feeds are old news for you, you might not know just what each of the major job-finding sites [...]

Verizon Wireless wins C block in airwave auction

Verizon Wireless wins C block in airwave auction

Google never wanted to win it but LOL @ Verizon for overpaying more than they make in a year just in hopes of beating Google... WASHINGTON - Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research), won a nationwide wireless license known as the "C" [...]

Lenovo X300 ad calls out Apple MacBook Air

Lenovo X300 ad calls out Apple MacBook Air

Hold the phone. Did anyone ever know that “Hadouken” fireballs had hands in them?

Hold the phone. Did anyone ever know that “Hadouken” fireballs had hands in them?

I loaded up Steet Fighter II Champion Edition, they are there too but the hadouken sprite disappears when you try to pause the game. The hands are NOT there in The New Challengers or Super Turbo (neither red nor blue hadoukens). Seriously, did anyone ever notice this before? Now it sorta of feels like that damned FedEx arrow or those identical [...]

SEGA updates Dreamcast.com for DC’s 10th anniversary!

SEGA updates Dreamcast.com for DC’s 10th anniversary!

It seems that SEGA of Japan just updated Dreamcast.com. By clicking on the banner, you'll be taken to: http://www.dreamcast.com/apps/ucp.php This is where Dreamcast users can register here with a user account for their console's serial number and will get an account @user.dreamcast.com. Seems that SEGA is preparing for the DC's 10th [...]

Aiborne Settles Lawsuit

Aiborne Settles Lawsuit

I love this stuff and for me it works great. When I feel like a cold is coming, I down these like crazy. Nine out of ten times I don't get sick. I'll probably continue to buy it. But I did make a claim on six boxes, this stuff is expensive. "Airborne - the herbal supplement company that once claimed to help fight off colds - will pay $23.3 [...]

7 Sites You Can Only Find On The “Gopher Internet”

7 Sites You Can Only Find On The “Gopher Internet”

Yes, I said the Gopher Internet. No, I don’t mean little rodent things.You see, way back before these new-fangled graphical web browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer were invented, there were two Webs. There was the world wide web, and then there was the Gopher web. The World Wide Web has, obviously, gotten pretty popular. [...]

Microsoft Slapped by EU With $1.35B Fine

Microsoft Slapped by EU With $1.35B Fine

Microsoft has been fined 280.5m euros ($357m; £194m) by the European Commission for failing to comply with an anti-competition ruling. The software giant will appeal against the fine which follows a long-running dispute between it and EU regulators. Microsoft's general counsel, Brad Smith, insisted the company had met the commission's [...]

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