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Posted by usr.c on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 (6:45 AM)
Space station toilet breaks down, bladders eruptFrom CNN.com: "The international space station's lone toilet is broken, leaving the crew with almost nowhere to go. So NASA may order an in-orbit plumbing service call when space shuttle Discovery visits next week. Until then, the three-man crew will have to make do with a jury-rigged system when they need to urinate.

While one of the crew was using the Russian-made toilet last week, the toilet motor fan stopped working, according to NASA. Since then, the liquid waste gathering part of the toilet has been working on-and-off. Fortunately, the solid waste collecting part is functioning normally. Russian officials don't know the cause of the problem, and the crew has been unable to fix it.

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Posted by usr.c on Monday, May 26, 2008 (10:17 AM)
From Space.com: "NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has returned its first images from the surface of Mars, showing that the probe's vital solar arrays have successfully deployed and giving scientists their first up-close glimpse of the Martian arctic surface.

Phoenix landed in a northern polar region of Mars called Vastitas Borealis late Sunday, with mission controllers here at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) receiving their first signals from the spacecraft at about 7:53 p.m. EDT (2353 GMT).

The first image Phoenix was instructed to take was of its solar arrays so that engineers could make sure the craft was getting power. The batteries Phoenix flew in on have only enough power to last about 30 hours, which would have significantly hampered the lander' (continued...)
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Posted by usr.c on Saturday, May 24, 2008 (4:12 PM)
I think it might be time to get the front-page news going again after a very long hiatus. One of the stories this past week has been that a company called Man & Machines has decided to sue Apple for trademark infringement. As it turns out, Man & Machines is claiming that it has been using the name "Mighty Mouse" for their line of mice a whole year before Apple started selling theirs. Why it's taken them so long to realize this is anyone's guess. Maybe they're going through a rough time and are in dire need of some cash. Who knows.

And while we're on the issue of Apple's Might Mouse...mice, why didn't it cross their marketing people's minds to just call it something like iSoapBar or iRidiculouslyWeirdLookingAndUnErgonomicExcuseOf (continued...)
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Posted by usr.c on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 (7:40 AM)
German director story motivates layman to postI can't remember when it was that I last posted something here, well, actually I can; it was December 2007, but after reading a bizarre article this morning I couldn't help but share it. I was reading slashdot as I do every morning when I came across a /film article about a German guy called Uwe Boll who had announced that he'd stop making movies if one million people asked him to.

Naturally, I asked myself: who on earth is Uwe Boll? It turns out he's the director responsible for game-to-movie adaptations such as House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne and a few others, which according to the IMDB are among the less than successful movies the worldwide film industry has produced. But I've not seen them, so I won't judge the guy, and besides that's not the reason for making this post.

The reason for this post, and the reason wh (continued...)
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Posted by Mario on Monday, March 10, 2008 (9:32 PM)
From the LA Times: "The new headquarters of one of the world's most popular websites is 3,000 square feet of rented space furnished with desks and chairs bought on the cheap from EBay and Craigslist.

A sheet of printer paper taped to the door says the office belongs to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia, the online almanac of anything and everything that users want to chronicle, from Thomas Aquinas to Zorba the Greek.

With about 300 million page views a day, the site by some estimates could be worth many hundreds of millions of dollars if it sold advertising space. It doesn't. Wikipedia's business plan is, basically, to hold out a tin cup whenever it runs low on funds, which is very often."


This is a very inter (continued...)
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Posted by Mario on Friday, February 15, 2008 (2:25 AM)
Sign soul to Microsoft, check. Win 15000, check. Wait wha?Microsoft battles Vista perception issues with $15,000 prize: How much do you love Windows Vista? A little bit? Oh, not at all huh? Well what if you were offered the chance of winning an entertainment package worth $15,000 to spend 30 minutes of your precious time looking at why Windows Vista is just so damn fantastic? Ah…thought that might change things.

....

Fact or Fiction?

But wait, there’s more! Every participant goes into the draw to win an admittedly very drool-worthy entertainment package worth $15,000 consisting of a Samsung 52” LCD TV, Sony home theatre gear and an XboX 360 Elite. Very not bad. Plus there’s secondary prizes of Xbox 360 Pro units.

Article @ APCMag


My Tho (continued...)
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Posted by Mario on Monday, January 28, 2008 (8:30 PM)
LEGO brick curiosities:
* There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world's 6 billion inhabitants.
* Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
* More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO bricks.
* LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colors.
* 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year.
* 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.
* More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
* Two eight-stud LEGO bricks of the same color can be combined in 24 different ways.
* Three eight-stud bricks can be combined in 1,060 ways.
* There are more than 915 million combinations possible for six 2 x 4 LEGO bricks of the same co (continued...)
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Posted by Mario on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 (8:42 PM)
"1/1: On this day in history, transmission control protocol. Did you know? TCP/IP is the basis of almost all Internet communication, and it was adopted by ARPANET on January 1. ARPANET was the ancestor of the modern Internet.

The TCP/IP Handshake: Take a look at the confetti at the bottom of the Google logo, "SYN SYN ACK ACK." is part of the "TCP/IP handshake.""

Make sure you celebrate it!

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1/1 TCP/IP Article

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Posted by usr.c on Friday, November 30, 2007 (2:25 AM)
Top 10 IT-related disasters of all timeWhat happens when software goes wild? An $8 billion satellite-carrying rocket blows up, the world is nearly nuked back into the stone ages, and millions of phone calls go unanswered. Check out the list here.
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Posted by usr.c on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (1:02 PM)
According to a report published by Swedish researcher Dan Egerstadt, preying eyes may be spying on your transmitted data once you flick that TOR switch on, reminding us once again that plug-in security, as one slashdot reader put it, is non-existent. More here and here.

From heise Security: "By publishing his TOR hack, Swedish researcher Dan Egerstadt recently provided users with a timely reminder that The Onion Router (TOR) anonymisation network should be enjoyed with caution. By setting up five exit-nodes, Egerstad sniffed out large amounts of e-mail access data from embassies and government agencies and publishe (continued...)
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