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Friday: September 25, 2009

Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.

This light-speed jump takes a split-second, but now they have to wait minutes so they can clear the planet. Not only that, but the Death Star is capable of blowing up entire planets, not just moons, so why don’t they just blow up the entire planet of Yavin?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:31 PM | Tags (10) | deathstar | geeky | holes | movies | plot | questions | startrek | starwars | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Twitter founder would like you to know that no ads are coming in 2009.Twitter founder would like you to know that no ads are coming in 2009.

...but 2010 may be a whole different story. Also, 'premium accounts' will probably be available in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:40 PM | Tags (7) | 2009 | accounts | ads | advertising | premium | twitter | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Everything you always wanted to know about the Netflix prize was won.Everything you always wanted to know about the Netflix prize was won.

There's a lot of nerdy love goes into the kind of movie reccomendations you get out of Neflix.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:13 PM | Tags (5) | algorithm | netflix | prize | search | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.

...the program assigns a color code to newly edited text using an algorithm that calculates author reputation from the lifespan of their past contributions. It’s based on a simple concept: The longer information persists on the page, the more accurate it’s likely to be.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | wikipedia | wired | colors | coding | trust | text |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

What you can probably expect from Apple's rumored September event.What you can probably expect from Apple's rumored September event.

Wired says you'll most likely be hearing about new iPods and iTunes 9. Sorry, no fantastical tablets for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | september | apple | rumors | event | wired | ipods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Six things you need to know about Mac OS X Snow Leopard.Six things you need to know about Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

#7 - it has really cheesy cover artwork.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | leopard | snowleopard | upgrad | mac | osx | apple | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!

I never knew that a Klingon version of Google actually existed until this very moment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 1:38 PM | Tags (8) | geeky | klingon | languages | nerdy | startrek | wired | wired | worf |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.

You complained, you demanded, and in response Microsoft slapped something together to ship October 22. The result? The overall presentation of Windows 7 is familiar enough to welcome XP users, but fundamentally it’s different enough to make you change the way you think of Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | windows7 | microsoft | wired | switch | operating | systems | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Wired takes a first look at Windows 7, ends up very happy with what they see.Wired takes a first look at Windows 7, ends up very happy with what they see.

Yet another positive review for Microsoft's upcoming operating system. Whoever picked the standard selection of wallpapers should be given a medal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:12 AM | Tags (6) | firstlook | microsoft | preview | software | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Five hacks that you can explore with your kids.Five hacks that you can explore with your kids.

...because every child should learn how to pick a lock. Thanks Wired.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:06 PM | Tags (5) | children | exploration | hacks | kids | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Everything you never knew about the way Adobe Flash stores cookies.Everything you never knew about the way Adobe Flash stores cookies.

Even the Whitehouse.gov showed up in the report, with researchers reporting they found a Flash cookie with the name “userId.” The site does say in its privacy policy that it uses tracking technology but it does not mention Flash or tell users how to get rid of the Flash cookie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:36 AM | Tags (5) | browsers | cookies | flash | security | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

A gallery of vintage novelty phones for your viewing pleasure.A gallery of vintage novelty phones for your viewing pleasure.

Thank you Wired for that much-needed trip down memory lane.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:59 PM | Tags (6) | novelty | phones | mario | wired | phone | gallery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.

So why should we debate about which is better? Because we’re geeks, and that’s what geeks do! So, in the finest tradition of completely unnecessary geeky arguments, let’s create a preposterous hypothetical situation that requires you to choose between the two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (4) | debate | startrek | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Low-tech hacks can still defeat very high-tech expensive locks.Low-tech hacks can still defeat very high-tech expensive locks.

...they use standard techniques for opening mechanical locks, similar to bumping — where an attacker places a specially-designed key in the keyway and “bumps” it repeatedly with a device until the lock releases.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 12:38 PM | Tags (6) | hacks | lock | locks | lofi | technology | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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