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Monday: March 1, 2010

Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.

I find it a little strange that Spybot: Search and Destroy isn't on this list. On almost every PC I've ever had to troubleshoot I usually start by running a scan of Spybot to get a quick glance at what's going on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:06 AM | Tags (7) | downloads | free | pcworld | services | software | yahoo | spybot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:12 AM | Tags (5) | speeding | hearse | worldrecord | abc | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.

Organizers say more than 88,000 people participated at more than 500 schools. That would easily beat the current record of 59,000 jump ropers set in Australia. The results still have to be certified by the Guinness people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:58 AM | Tags (6) | california | guinness | jumprope | neat | records | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.

Free food always helps to bolster my overall mood and in some cases overall job satisfaction. Let this be a reminder to any of you who happen to have an IT staff on call, bring them food and help shall come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:26 PM | Tags (8) | it | satisfaction | low | computerworld | job | pc | tech | workplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Avatar is now officially the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide.Avatar is now officially the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

In a previous post I doubted that Avatar would reach legendary numbers. Well, allow me to now eat my words. Amazingly enough, I still haven't seen this on the big screen yet. I'm still hearing mixed reviews from pals and fellow geeks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:55 PM | Tags (6) | avatar | highest | jamescameron | movies | number2 | worldwide |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.

For some time Microsoft has tried to muscle onto the iPhone. In August Microsoft app developers made it possible for third-party iPhone app developers to integrate Bing into their offerings by providing a software developers kit (SDK).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | apps | appstore | bing | microsoft | apple | itunes | search | directions | pcworld |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.

InfoWorld takes a detailed look (six pages worth) at the many blunders by some of your favorite brands including Microsoft, Pepsi, and Amazon just to name a few. Here's to hoping they learn from their mistakes next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:06 PM | Tags (5) | 2009 | decisions | infoworld | mistakes | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 148 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.

The previous record of 0.98 trillion electron volts has been held by the Tevatron accelerator since 2001. The LHC is eventually expected to operate at some seven trillion electron volts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:32 AM | Tags (11) | energy | collider | hadron | world | record | large | bbc | volts | trillion | accelerator | lhc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.

Researchers say metamaterials could eventually be used to divert matter the same way the invisibility cloak redirects light waves (feel free to read researcher Shuang Zhang's paper on the matter). At that point pretty much anybody who wears it is a wizard.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:44 PM | Tags (9) | materials | science | cracked | funny | technology. obsolete | world | invisbility | cloaking | healing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.The top ten free Windows tools for IT professionals.

A well-rounded list of some free applications for those of you (who may or may not be IT professionals, InfoWorld) who happen to have a predilection for tinkering under the hood with your copy of Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | free | information | infoworld | it | microsoft | software | technology | tools | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

The grand history of the Internet, in a nutshell.The grand history of the Internet, in a nutshell.

While the complete history of the Internet could easily fill a few books, this article should familiarize you with key milestones and events related to the growth and evolution of the Internet between 1969 to 2009.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:03 AM | Tags (7) | aol | bbs | history | internet | nutshell | unix | worldwideweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Twelve cool ways to donate your computer's spare processing power.Twelve cool ways to donate your computer's spare processing power.

Yes, your computer can actually play a role in a number of life-altering ways such as climate and earthqualke prediction to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The truth is out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:04 PM | Tags (10) | climate | computer | donate | infoworld | intelligence | predictions | processor | seti | space | spare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?

One juror in particular went as far to actually tweet the verdict of a trial before the judge announced it. Article cites other bonehead examples of Twitter misuse in the legal process as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | twitter | jurors | tweets | deliberations | updates | outside | world | judge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

World of Goo on sale for a limited time for whatever price you want it at.World of Goo on sale for a limited time for whatever price you want it at.

2DBoy pulls a Radiohead and lets you pay whatever you want for the game. I've never actually played World of Goo but this little promotion might persuade me to give it a whirl.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:33 PM | Tags (10) | 2dboy | deals | donation | gaming | purchase | radiohead | steals | videogames | worldofgoo | worth |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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