Month: March 2007

LinuxMCE — the new Media Center PC

I stumbled across LinuxMCE, a free competitor to Windows Media Center Edition. LinuxMCE does what WinMCE does except it does much, much more. The features included in LinuxMCE go well beyond the simple Media Center PC. Media Hub WinMCE has the ability to catalog and organize your media, which means music, photos and videos/DVDs on…
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Stealing from the government

A quote from Benjamin Franklin sparked my curiosity on the amount of people who feel it’s OK to “steal” from the government. There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government So I entered the following search into Google: “statistics cheating taxes”.…
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I need to enter rehab

It seems as if entering rehab is the cool thing to do these days. And it’s not just for drug/alcohol addiction anymore. Mel Gibson entered rehab for his anti-semitic comments to a cop when he was drunk. So rather than focusing on rehab for his alcoholism, he is going to rehab to also deal with…
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The Air Car

Back in the good ‘ol days when my brother Dave used to torture me for fun. He also had some good ideas. One such idea was to build a car powered by perpetual motion — something similar to that desk toy with the balls that just keep swinging back and forth. I still think eventually…
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A new desktop environment… Mozilla

Almost everyone has heard of Mozilla. The Mozilla organization is the descendant of Netscape and is the producer of Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. One of the little known technologies behind the Mozilla products is called XUL (pronounced zool). XUL is a scripting language (and interpreter) that provides all the user interface for Firefox and…
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Novell parody commercials

So almost everyone has seen the set of Apple commercials portraying a hip and friendly guy named Mac and a stuffy, geeky and very business oriented guy named Windows. Novell recently produced a few commercials adding a third individual. She is called Linux!

Making money count

You know the saying…  in order to make money, you have to have money.  It refers mostly to making money in real estate and the stock market.  But Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto sees it a little differently.  He believes that you need money to help people.

Terabyte of data on a DVD.. is it possible?

Mempile, a company out of Israel wants to build a DVD that will hold one terabyte of data on a single disk. That’s the equivalent of 200 normal DVDs (not Dual-Layer, HD-DVD or Blue-ray). Wow! The technology is amazing and includes the use of “light sensitive molecules.” “…the technology allows for transparent layers where two…
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Global Warming Revisited – Inconvenient Truth or Swindle

Some of you may remember a previous post on global warming. In recent weeks I’ve seen an enhanced interest in climate change and have experienced some additional arguments against the much trumpeted predicted catastrophic weather changes. Let me rephrase that… the weather changes could possibly be true, but the cause of these changes are far…
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P. J. O’Rourke Quote

Sometimes, incredibly profound things are said: When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. Now if we could just get the legislators to actually see this problem.