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World Of Technology: Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations

Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations via World Of Technology: Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations. Very cool stuff!

Mail a brick to junk mailers using paid postage – Creative tips with dealing with spammers and bulk mailers

Formerly http://www.dearbulkmailer.com New! Give your oppinion, send pics, etc: forums Q: How much does this cost the recipient? A: Junk mailers PAY about twenty cents an ounce. That means an eight pound package COSTS THEM about $25. And all of the proceeds go directly to the United States Postal Service. Q: Can you do this […]

Left-sided Cancer: Blame your bed and TV?

Curiously, the cancer rate is 10 percent higher in the left breast than in the right. This left-side bias holds true for both men and women and it also applies to the skin cancer melanoma. Researchers Örjan Hallberg of Hallberg Independent Research in Sweden and Ollie Johansson of The Karolinska Institute in Sweden, writing in […]

Blog – Improve SQL Server performance with a simple query

This is probably embarrassingly simple to a SQL professional, and it’s been around since SQL 2005, but I only discovered it today and it made a noticeable difference to my production databases so I’m going to share it just in case it’s new to anyone else. via Blog – Improve SQL Server performance with a […]

Videotaping Police Is Often Cause for Arrest – ABC News

That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable. He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes. Anthony Graber was arrested for posting a video of his traffic stop on YouTube. But it wasn’t his daredevil stunt […]

Unrevoked3 Painlessly Roots the Droid Incredible, Other HTC Android Phones

Windows/Mac/Linux: Unrevoked3 is a free download for all platform that roots the Droid Incredible and a handful of other HTC Android devices in just a few clicks. Lots of folks may have just gotten their Droid Incredibles in the mail, but it wasnt a moment too soon: the Droid Incredible has just been rooted, and […]

Pink Heals Tour coming to Bismarck August 21st!

Online Garage Sale

I’ve decided to have an “online garage sale”. Everything is local pickup only. Most everything is too awkward to ship… Computer stuff: Apple Grape iMac – OS9 – $25 Apple Ruby iMac – OSX, 512MB RAM, 20GB HD – $50 4″ rackmount server case – $50 17″ CRT monitor – $20 Trailers: 3/4 ton pickup […]

App Inventor for Android

You can build just about any app you can imagine with App Inventor. Often people begin by building games like WhackAMole or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend’s faces. You can even make use of the phone’s sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone. But […]

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

If you’re on Windows, need to use OS X, but don’t want to buy or build a new computer, reader Bobby Patton shows us how to run Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on Windows with just a few tweaks. We’ve shown you how to install Snow Leopard in VMWare, but if you haven’t purchased […]