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A hard disk in 1956....


The Volume and Size of 5MB memory storage in 1956.

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a
hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of
data.

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By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 4:58:00 PM | |

Run Windows and Linux on PSP

Using x86 emulation software, it is possible to install operating systems such as Windows or Linux on the PlayStation Portable. This guide shows you how.

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By: bossmanthe | Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 2:26:00 PM | |

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Obesity

Money for getting squashed in your airplane seat, our country's fattest state, the "Monster Thickburger", and more.

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By: bossmanthe | at 1:39:00 PM | |

Invisible Book Shelf

user dorxincandelandon says: Cast levitation level 7 on your books!
What You'll Need:
Book,
Good sized "L" Bracket,
Carpet Knife,
Pen,
Small wood screws,
Large wood screws,
Tape Measure or Ruler,
Glue,
A Stack of Books for Weight

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By: bossmanthe | at 1:37:00 PM | |

Linux ported to Sony PSP

A self-described "world famous celebrity hacker" has managed to boot uClinux on Sony's MIPS-based PSP (Playstation Portable). Chris Mulhearn's port so far lacks support for key PSP peripherals such as the screen, but could interest hackers able to connect serially to the PSP's "remote headphones" port.

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By: bossmanthe | at 11:08:00 AM | |

PDF to become an open, ISO standard

Adobe says it has released the full PDF 1.7 spec to the Association for Information and Image Management, which will convert it into an ISO standard. Interestingly, Adobe's announcement precedes the public release of both Vista and Office 2007 -- both of which implement XPM, the so-called "PDF killer" -- by one day.

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By: bossmanthe | Monday, January 29, 2007 at 4:30:00 PM | |

Delorean Motors lists "Flux Capacitor" in online parts store

Someone over at Delorean has a sense of humor, it seems. Do a search for "flux" and the item will be shown in the results. Also, check out the item number.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:27:00 PM | |

[PSP] Firmware 2.0 - 3.03 Kernel Mode Exploit by Noobz! Downgrader soon!

Just a little while back, Fanjita wrote a small article on the people with non-homebrew-able PSPs should do. Waiting for an exploit was the only sensible thing to do in my opinion. And boy! You guys didn't have to wait very long. The Noobz team has just come out with a new exploit which works on all firmwares upto v 3.03, the latest one!

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By: bossmanthe | Friday, January 26, 2007 at 9:47:00 AM | |

The rise and rise of SMS

...figures released this week showing that the number of SMS sent globally for the traditional peak period of New Year increased to a remarkable 33 billion messages on New Year’s Day – that’s 30 percent up on last year.

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By: bossmanthe | at 7:59:00 AM | |

Pictures - Escher's "Relativity" in LEGO®

The whole thing took five or six evenings spread over two or three weeks. Most of the last evening was taken up with setting up the lighting the way we wanted it and trying to get the camera position just right..

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By: bossmanthe | Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 4:46:00 PM | |

Study on BMI of Marvel comic heroes to "Real" World

This study compares the mean and normalised distribution of the Body Mass Index of women and men in the Marvel Universe, and with women and men in the "real" world.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:35:00 PM | |

Churn reduction in the telecom industry

Wireless companies today measure voluntary churn by a monthly figure, such as 1.9 percent or 2.1 percent. This is the average number of customers who quit their service per month. Annual churn rates for telecommunications companies average between 10 percent and 67 percent.

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By: bossmanthe | at 11:47:00 AM | |

PICTURES: World's Biggest Floating Crane

"Boom length: 132m. Lifting capacity: 3700 tons! It
’s “Yoshida” - Japanese biggest floating crane, built by Mitsubishi heavy Industries Division. Each hook is 10 meters tall. The workers around it look as small as ants. Some 800 steps lead to the tip of the boom, to the small cabin on the top."

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By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 5:00:00 PM | |

77 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Real estate is all about leverage and details. Whether you're buying to flip, or just want to increase the return on the asset you live in, these tips can help you get top dollar for a house when you sell it

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:59:00 PM | |

Frozen Tidal Wave

How did this happen? Simply amazing.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:59:00 PM | |

PSP keyboard mod

Not sure it is very practical but...

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By: bossmanthe | at 2:00:00 PM | |

27th annual Razzies nominees revealed




Complete list of nominations for the 27th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards:
Worst Picture
Basic Instinct 2
Little Man
Lady In The Water
The Wicker Man
BloodRayne

Worst Actor
Tim Allen, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Shaggy Dog, Zoom
Nicolas Cage, The Wicker Man
Larry the Cable Guy (Dan Whitney), Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Rob Schneider, The Benchwarmers, Little Man
Marlon & Shawn Wayans, Little Man

Worst Actress

Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct 2
Hilary Duff & Haylie Duff, Material Girls
Lindsay Lohan, Just My Luck
Kristanna Loken, BloodRayne
Jessica Simpson, Employee Of The Month

Worst Supporting Actor
David Thewlis, Basic Instinct 2
Danny DeVito, Deck The Halls
Ben Kingsley, BloodRayne
M. Night Shyamalan, Lady In The Water
Martin Short, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Worst Supporting Actress
Kate Bosworth, Superman Returns
Kristin Chenoweth, Deck The Halls, Pink Panther, RV
Carmen Electra, Date Movie, Scary Movie 4
Jenny McCarthy, John Tucker Must Die
Michelle Rodriguez, BloodRayne

Worst Screen Couple
Sharon Stone's lopsided breasts, Basic Instinct 2
Tim Allen & Martin Short, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Nicolas Cage & his bear suit, Wicker Man
Hilary & Haylie Duff, Material Girl
Shawn Wayans & either Kerry Washington or Marlon Wayans, Little Man

Worst Remake or Rip-Off
Little Man
Pink Panther
Poseidon
The Shaggy Dog
The Wicker Man

Worst Prequel or Sequel
Basic Instinct 2
Big Momma's House 2
Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Worst Director
Uwe Boll, BloodRayne
Michael Caton-Jones, Basic Instinct 2
Ron Howard, The Da Vinci Code
M. Night Shyamalan, Lady In The Water
Keenan Ivory Wayans, Little Man

Worst Screenplay
Basic Instinct 2
BloodRayne
Lady In The Water
Little Man
The Wicker Man

Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment
Deck The Halls
Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties
RV
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
The Shaggy Dog

By: bossmanthe | at 12:29:00 PM | |

Music Quiz

A very clever "advertising" campaign from Virgin Digital.

There are 74 different music bands/artisits.

By: bossmanthe | Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 1:00:00 PM | |

Some crazy urinals

The Top 10 Most Fascinating Urinals with pics. From the South Pole to the International Space Station.

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By: bossmanthe | Monday, January 22, 2007 at 4:12:00 PM | |

These are the guys responsible for most of your spam!

Worlds Top Ten Spammers with photos.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:08:00 PM | |

Coming Soon: The Death of the Web Page

With the rise of Web 2.0, Rich Internet Applications, Ajax and more, your static web page will soon be an antique: see what this means for your marketing plans.

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By: bossmanthe | at 9:35:00 AM | |

What's the point of wearing helmets?




By: bossmanthe | Friday, January 19, 2007 at 5:03:00 PM | |

LSD Drawings

These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's alliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils, watch what happens.

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By: bossmanthe | at 9:07:00 AM | |

Why the Lost endpoint is a good thing

After learning that the producers of Lost have been seriously considering a planned endpoint to the show, I was a little relieved (and, frankly, impressed). This could be the best thing to happen to Lost since the appearance of Ben Linus.

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By: bossmanthe | Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 4:41:00 PM | |

Photo - the driverless bus

A model of a driverless bus is to go on display at the Science Museum in London. Its designers, Capoco systems, said the bus would use magnets embedded in the road to navigate the streets. A prototype of the futuristic bus is due next year.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:35:00 PM | |

NYC by Night

Amazing photos of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:33:00 PM | |

Awesome physics engine built in flash - game

Kinda pointless but worth a look! Just drag the circles and watch matter change its path.

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By: bossmanthe | at 4:31:00 PM | |

The latest iPhone - spoof

By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 4:10:00 PM | |

Separation Letter

By: bossmanthe | Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 9:24:00 AM | |