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The picture below is just the tip of the iceberg...

http://fishki.net/comment.php?id=30819
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I really hope that they make this available in the US...


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In this first video, an enterprising person built a custom computer, wired it into an XBox controller, and fed it the note sequence for the song. It took him a while, but he eventually got it tweaked to the point that the "bot" can get a perfect score.



Compare that to this video, in which some students at a technical college built a robot that "watches" the screen and physically plays a real guitar hero guitar controller. While their robot doesn't get perfect scores, it's a little more impressive in my opinion. Plus, it can play ANY song, unlike the first "bot", which can only play songs that it's explicitly programmed to play.

http://tinyurl.com/guitar-hero-robot
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I bet some of the people on my friends list (not naming any names) wish they had this feature on Livejournal...



When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?



http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/new-in-labs-stop-sending-mail-you-later.html

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I just launched my new site, http://www.tankadin.com. A site dedicated to World of Warcraft paladin tanks. I also installed forums at http://www.tankadin.com/forum/.

I used Joomla! for the main site and Simplemachines Forums (SMF) for the message boards. I tied it all together with the Community Builder plugin from Joomlapolis and the Joomla-SMF plugin from JoomlaHacks. Finally the look of the site is courtesy of a template called Rubicon from Joomlashack. The theme on the forms is the default SMF theme heavily modified to make it look more like the main site.
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Dear Internet,

Does anyone have experience building a website using Joomla for the CMS, Simplemachines Forums (SMF), Community Builder (CB), and the Joomlahacks Joomla-SMF (JSMF) bridge?

I snagged a wonderful domain name and I'm putting together my first community site. My hosting provider offers Joomla 1.0.13 and SMF 1.1.3 in their included script bundle.

I'm planning on throwing CB 1.1 into the mix (as soon as they release it [taps foot] ) and tying it together using JSMF so there is a single login.

I'm an experienced software developer and I've done my share of web work (html/xml/php/etc...) but this is the first time I've done anything like this using off the shelf packages and I'm wondering if there are any pitfalls I should be aware of and actively trying to avoid.
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This is an actual un-photoshopped screen shot from World of Warcraft...

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See who voted for the "torture bill" (click picture for detailed stats)

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2006-491
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Robert Smigel does it again...



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"The sperm of Drosophila bifurca is 20 times longer than the male that produces it," says Bjork. "To put that into perspective, if humans made sperm that long and you took a six-foot man and stood him on the goal line of a football field, his sperm would stretch out to the 40-yard line."



http://www.physorg.com/news68999588.html
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Just for fun, open your favorite search engine and search for "http" (without the quotes).

In google...
http://www.google.com/search?q=http
...the top hits (of 11,730,000,000) are:
#1 www.microsoft.com
#2 www.w3.org

In MSN...
http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=http
...the top hits (of 5,257,741,222) are:
#1 www.digidesign.com
#2 www.coldstonecreamery.com

In Yahoo!...
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=http
...the top hits (of 1,490,000,000) are:
#1 www.w3.org/Protocols
#2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP


It looks like in this search, Yahoo comes up with the most relevant results. In fact, it looks like 9 out of the top 10 Yahoo results are valid. MSN is is outright retarded. None of their top 10 have anything to do with HTTP. Google has one result that has to do with HTTP (#3), the rest are seemingly random.

Try some other search engines and reply with your findings.
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Verizon has a nasty habit of disabling features on their phones.

One feature that my Nokia 6236i supports is MP3 ringtones.

But, alas, Verizon disabled it. They do this in order to force you to buy ringtones from them and use up your minutes downloading them.

After a little detective work, I found that there's a program floating around the net called Diego that will allow you to change phone settings, including toggling MP3 ringtones back on...

nokia_diego_v306.rar
(if the above link goes dead in the future, search for the filename on eMule)

If you have Nokia PC Suite installed, uninstall it before you install Diego. Afterwards, you can re-install Nokia PC Suite.

1) Install Diego (but don't reboot)
2) Copy the 3 additional files into your System32 directory (overwriting when asked)
3) Reboot

Now run Diego...

1) Click Phone Settings
2) Read the settings from your phone
3) Find Menu & User Settings
4) Select Ringtone Settings
5) Change the option from 1 to 0
6) Write the settings back to your phone

This will enable a "set as ringtone" option for your MP3 files.

Now re-install Nokia PC Suite and transfer some MP3 files onto your phone.

Browse your gallery, select an MP3, and set it as your ringtone.

If you need to run Diego again while Nokia PC Suite is installed, go to Nokia Connection Manager and uncheck all the connection options before plugging in your phone. That way, the PC Suite won't detect your phone and steal it away from Diego.
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http://www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com/babynames/
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Color video running at 30 frames per second, with audio, on an original 4.77MHz 8088 IBM PC Model 5150 with 640K RAM, CGA video, 10MB drive, and Sound Blaster Pro.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5885351342753379583

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