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by ben at 28 February, 2006 - 9:19 AM
and someone more reputable agrees with me about what i was saying - it's a pretty nifty browser, and if you wake up and find that 1/2 your memory is going to firefox, you might want to give maxthon a try.

in my opinion, they're both pretty similar, you guys are pretty safe with your browsing, so i wouldn't worry there... hehehe
Latest comment: 07 March 06, 5:02 AM

hooray for stu!
by ben at 28 February, 2006 - 3:51 AM
muhgcee has done me a huge favor and put together specs for a computer for me to buy. The total, today only, is $1500. He sent me a couple of options as well, however to save money... let me know what you think all...
Latest comment: 07 March 06, 9:57 AM

Free XL Tor Shirt
by muhgcee at 27 February, 2006 - 10:28 PM


I am giving away an XL Tor shirt. It looked like it had something on it, so I ran it through the wash and it looks great. Anway, just shoot me an email to stu@fourmajor.com with your address and I will ship it out to you for free.

Oh yeah, and here is how I use Tor in Windows. :-)

Latest comment: 28 February 06, 10:01 AM

why digg is dumber
by ben at 27 February, 2006 - 9:58 AM
a site directed at males (geeks, yes?) has an article about why girls are smarter than boys... and the comments don't help the case
Latest comment: 27 February 06, 2:56 PM

This is way cool
by rich at 27 February, 2006 - 12:31 AM
Electronic subscription service for IT books. O'Reilly and others.

http://safari.oreilly.com/
Latest comment: 27 February 06, 9:06 AM

.NET Decompiler
by elfie at 26 February, 2006 - 12:27 AM
Anyone got one? Preferably FREE?
Latest comment: 07 March 06, 7:29 AM

Google Page Creator
by muhgcee at 23 February, 2006 - 12:42 AM
In case some of you for some reason don't read slashdot...

Google Page Creator (yes you will have to sign in with your google account)
Latest comment: 23 February 06, 4:11 AM

great googly moogly!
by ben at 22 February, 2006 - 10:22 AM
so i found placeopedia today... awesome site, and they have a "random location" button that's fun to click on for a while. the first one i got took me to a tiny island off the coast of Denmark that's only got a couple of thousand people...

i now want to move there.

next it took me to the War Office... that's a little weird.
Latest comment: 23 February 06, 4:18 AM

770 - Handheld of the Year!
by ben at 21 February, 2006 - 5:55 AM
yeah baby!.

i'm still loving mine... i was watching new homestarrunner sbemails on it yesterday...
Latest comment: 27 February 06, 9:06 AM

On a lighter note...
by muhgcee at 20 February, 2006 - 10:10 PM
Does anyone know of a Netflix-esque service, but for music CDs? Man, I would totally go for this.
Latest comment: 22 February 06, 11:39 AM

1350 Dead Filipinos Isn’t News
by muhgcee at 20 February, 2006 - 3:55 AM
From my site:
Some of you may have heard about the mudslide on Leyte island in the Philipines with an estimated death toll of 1,350 people. Many of you haven’t. It happened on Friday, February 17, 2006.

...

So depending on your news source, you might get a good sense of the importance of this story. Or you might think it is just a minor occurrence, perhaps judging by a small link to the side with relation to a story that seems much less important. Or you might not even hear about it at all, even if you happen to read the all the links posted on all of the relevant sections on the Washington Post website.

Full article here.
Latest comment: 22 February 06, 2:36 PM

Captain Obvious Strikes Again
by Dan at 17 February, 2006 - 9:14 AM
New window

Current Page

NEW YORK (AP) - Al-Qaida and other Islamic extremist groups have poisoned the Muslim public's view of the United States through deft use of the Internet and other modern communications methods that the American government has failed to master, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday.

Duh!!!! I thinks its time the US Govt hired an ad/marketing agency. Who know with enough propaganda we might even start to think that our government is good and benevolent.
Latest comment: 19 February 06, 5:56 AM

Do you want the UAE running the port of Baltimore?
by rich at 16 February, 2006 - 10:05 AM
The Bush administration on Thursday rebuffed criticism about potential security risks of a $6.8 billion sale that gives a company in the United Arab Emirates control over significant operations at six major American ports.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/16/D8FQEAHO8.html
(no linkinating to avoid link target flaming)
Latest comment: 16 February 06, 11:56 AM

long but worth the watch when you have time
by mffree at 16 February, 2006 - 7:17 AM
Latest comment: 16 February 06, 7:17 AM

i'm stuck on you...
by ben at 15 February, 2006 - 6:09 AM
It’s apparently the day for weird and random music to be stuck in my head…

Earlier it was David Bowie… which has been a recurring thing for me, for some reason… I heard Changes at Joe^2 (my new favorite bar to go to with Lauren – 2 bottled beers gets you a free pizza from 7 to 9!), it was on again somewhere else recently, I played it the day before all of that; he’s really just been popping up a lot.

Now it’s the theme music from Red Dwarf… why the HELL would I suddenly have “Its cold outside, There's no kind of atmosphere” floating around all boppy and happy when I’m in this kind of condition? It’s perverse, I tell you. My brain is angry at me… that must be it.
Latest comment: 17 February 06, 4:09 AM

A moment about programming
by ben at 13 February, 2006 - 11:10 PM
I've been listening to hanselminutes now for a few weeks, and i have to say that i like some of the stuff he's pushing. specifically, #Develop, a free IDE for .Net code, his description of Boo, a .Net language written by some people trying to save their wrists, and so doing away with { and }.

Another interesting thing i've found, which all of you pogues should like, is Mono, and the Mono-Live CD... so you can have Linux and Mono up and running on your next bootup.

Speaking of Linux, has anyone been watching Ubuntu, or even goobuntu. If you think about this, if Mono becomes more popular, the question about which OS is best won't be so important.
Latest comment: 15 February 06, 2:45 AM

Linksys rackmount switches
by muhgcee at 13 February, 2006 - 1:35 AM
Anyone here have experience with Linksys rackmount switches? Basically I want a switch with at least 16 ports, VLAN support, and gigabit on all the ports, for under $500. Cisco's are about $2000 on eBay. I am looking at this one.

Let me know so I can shoot a few questions off of you.

Thanks!
Latest comment: 13 February 06, 1:35 AM

Post-Soviet Lessons for a Post-American Century
by rich at 11 February, 2006 - 6:23 PM
The white flakey death (SNOW!!!! AHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!) being amongst most of you, I figure you need some reading material.

This is a really long read, but interesting. This essay would pretty much be a diametric opposite view of the future then the one PNAC has.

It reminds me of a bad Kevin Costner movie The Postman. Hrm, might put that in the Netflix que.

A decade and a half ago the world went from bipolar to unipolar, because one of the poles fell apart: The S.U. is no more. The other pole - symmetrically named the U.S. - has not fallen apart - yet, but there are ominous rumblings on the horizon. The collapse of the United States seems about as unlikely now as the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed in 1985. The experience of the first collapse may be instructive to those who wish to survive the second.

Full essay

Latest comment: 16 February 06, 12:01 PM

More Friday Fun
by mffree at 10 February, 2006 - 1:36 AM
Latest comment: 11 February 06, 5:21 AM

Call to arms
by muhgcee at 09 February, 2006 - 3:28 AM
Rich needs a website.

Consider this an online petition. Please sign in the comments to show your support for the cause.
Latest comment: 15 February 06, 2:52 AM

Time for Shopping
by elfie at 09 February, 2006 - 1:58 AM
So a few of you have been to our new house, so you know we've got this freakin huge sexy TV in the living room and all our computers in our swank new office.

Now, I'm working from home today, so I'm in the office, but I'm wishing that I could be in the living room watching TV or something while I work, cause what's the fun in working from home if you can't catch up on your stories, eh?

Now the sexy new TV has a monitor input. It's HD so I could actually get a computer resolution up to 1920X1084. My father, who has the same TV, has tested this and says it's awesome. But if I'm going to plug a computer into a 61" monitor, I want that computer to play my Doom 3, Area 51, and such. But I don't want to take my best PC out of the office, because the office will still be my primary computing location.

All of this, combined with some other info that I can't quite share yet, has brought me to the conclusion that I need a good gaming laptop. I could keep it plugged into the TV right next to the PS2 and the TiVo, get a wireless keyboard and mouse to keep on the coffee table, and if I ever wanted to computer from bed or on vacation, I could just yank it and go.

So there you have it, I need a gaming laptop, and I need suggestions. Let me pre-empt this with the fact that I have NEVER owned a Windows laptop, so I really don't know what to look for. Right now my only odd requirement is that I be able to turn it on and off with the lid closed (a docking station could cover this need). What have you got for me?
Latest comment: 21 February 06, 7:33 AM

Insert subject here
by mffree at 08 February, 2006 - 8:03 AM
I'm sorry this is all just in bad taste...in any case
Latest comment: 09 February 06, 3:24 AM

Who's the biggest douche?
by ben at 02 February, 2006 - 10:58 AM
OK, here goes... I'll try to recreate this for you. Let me show you how I move around, just for a second...
Latest comment: 03 February 06, 6:22 AM

here's an interesting take...
by ben at 02 February, 2006 - 6:09 AM
now i don't know craigslist's pricing plan, but here's an interesting article via craigslist is like walmart.

The rant (heh) is about how craiglist comes into a community and displaces the alternative news that's already there and isn't set up to compete.

i have to kind of agree with Mike from techdirt on this one... CL is still mostly geared towards people that are online more anyway, and i haven't seen a decline in interest in say, the city paper...

Latest comment: 02 February 06, 6:09 AM

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