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    Licensing 6 is beginning to look good when compared to Red Hat

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    From this article in eweek: “Bottom line, I'm not complaining about the competition that Linux and the others bring because it only serves to keep MS honest with better prices and better innovation, but … Licensing 6 is beginning to look...
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    Woman 2.0

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    I don't know whether or not to take this seriously... but this guy is selling a female android... called “Valerie”. Only $59,000. Hey - what with the cost of a divorce these days, platic surgery, etc... that's a bargain! The ROI analysis would...
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    coming to NYC Jan 30

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    As I posted recently , I'll be attending some high-performance computing training at Cornell Theory Centre in NY late Jan and will take a few days afterwards to do some R&R in NYC from Jan 30 - Feb 1. Any NYC locals want to show an Aussie around?
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    Bowie talks about iTunes and the future of the music business

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    The Chicaco Sun-Times has this interesting interview with David Bowie where he talks, among other things, about the future of the music business (he thinks it is 'imploding') and what he likes about iTunes (he's tempted to start writing songs and releasing...
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    my boss quits

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    My direct manager for the last 18 months, Christophe Dumonet, aka “the frenchman”, aka “The Napoleon of Microsoft”, aka “bloody Christophe” (that's only at review time)... resigned yesterday. I'm genuinely going to...
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    what do you think of the Microsoft Portable Media Center

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    Microsoft Portable Media Center (aka Media2Go) was announced at CES 2003, but this is from a current article in SeattlePI : “ The Microsoft Portable Media Center with a 40-gigabyte hard drive is expected to hold up to 175 hours of video, 10,000...
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    SCO's stock price

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    How did I miss this ride? Reading this post by Ed Almos in Slashdot this morning, I was astounded to learn SCO’s stock price has risen in the last 12 months from $1.09 to a high of $22.29 and is now sitting around $18.19. Wow. It makes a pretty...
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    Australian firearm deaths down 50 pc

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    To all my friends who love to tell me how “guns don't kill people“... A new report quoted in The Australian shows that in the last ten years, deaths from firearms have dropped in Australia by 50%. That's amazing. This stat particularly jumped...
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    Grokker and Vivisimo: new ways to search

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    Wired News is running an article on new search paradigms. I went to check them out. Grokker sounds interesting (“.. a downloadable program that not only sorts search results into categories but also "maps" the results in a holistic way, showing...
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    why modding an Xbox hurts everyone

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    Scott writes : “It's not the consumers fault that MS is losing money on each XBox sold. That kind of argument doesn't fly with consumers.(awwww, poor multi-billion dollar Microsoft is lost money on this XBox it took me 4 months of saving my allowance...
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    Kazaa tops Yahoo's search queries for 2003

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    Cmon Aussie Cmon. Kazaa tops Yahoo's list of 2003 search words . Kazaa is run out of Sydney. Finally, another Australian company (okay so Sharman bought it from the Dutch... so?) gets world recognition for something related to the internet economy. Okay...
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    The Speechalator

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    That’s what they are calling a prototype two-way speech-to-speech system that translates medical information from Arabic to English and English to Arabic and runs on an iPaq handheld computer. The Speechalator. Pretty cool. Original article here...
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    Introducing a 100-Megabit Guitar

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    Being the lucky recipient of a new Fender Strat (Santa ROCKS), but also a GEEK, I have mixed feelings about plugging my axe straight into a PC. I’d be fascinated though to know what Lou Reed thinks about this. He’s spent 40 years trying to...
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    Sony's CEO Unplugged

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    This is an old article from AlwaysOn (dates back to March 2003), but if you missed it then, read it now. It is a very candid interview with the Chairman and CEO of Sony, where they discuss Palm v Microsoft, Linux v Microsoft, PS v Xbox, Oracle on Linux...
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    The internet in a cup

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    From the Economist: “ WHERE do you go when you want to know the latest business news, follow commodity prices, keep up with political gossip, find out what others think of a new book, or stay abreast of the latest scientific and technological developments...
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    MyRSS - roll your own RSS feed

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    this is probably old news to y'all, but it was a revelation to me tonight. myRSS enables anyone to build custom RSS channels for virtually any news site they desire. myRSS requires no programming experience, is completely automated and all channels are...
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    Ray Ozzie on the vision for WinFS and more

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    I realize this is quite an old post, but I just got around to reading it and it's terrific. 640KB ought to be enough for anyone
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    Chessboxing

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    I like it. I like it a lot. Chess. Plus. Boxing. Chessboxing. Play four minutes of chess. Then do 2 minutes in the ring against your opponent. Repeat. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?? [via Memepool ]
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    Top Ten Word Lists of 2003

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    The Top Ten Word List for 2003 from yourDictionary.com... Here's something I learned: Most frequently spoken word on the Planet: 1. OK Still the most popular word in languages around the world. "OK" originated...
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    Microsoft at the Tipover Point

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    The Inquirer has this article on “the IT industry is moving away from Microsoft” (by way of Slashdot ). While it contains a lot of typically vague and vehement Inquirer/Slashdot statements, it IS worth a read, especially by MSFT folks. I do...
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    Clinking of glasses at a toast

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    Why do we clink glasses at a toast? I’ll use this anecdote a lot over the course of the next week to be a smartass during lunch. This from Kuro5hin: The vast majority of actions or words we use today are things we saw or heard from others. Many...
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    B2C dreams

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    again I find myself frustrated with the current state of e-business. Here's my scenario: I recently tried on a pair of shoes that I liked. The only problem was, they didn't seem to be very sturdy, being of the glued variety, and not stitched. For some...
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    update on the Seinfeld DVD

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    okay okay I know it has nothing to do with .Net (flame me anyway if you must kids), but let's get our priorities in order! Movie Poop Shoot has an update on the controversy surrounding Jerry's co-stars' lack of participation in the DVD due to non-compensation...
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    MyIE2 vs. Firebird

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    Any comments as to the relative merits of MyIE2 vs. Firebird ? I've been playing with the former for a couple of days now and it seems pretty much equal to Firebird in any way a mere user like myself can tell. Lots of plug-ins available. Does tabs. Fast...
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    the Firebird review

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    well I am now one week into my trial of Firebird and I will confess I have changed my mind about it. Although I've had some issues with it , the overall experience has been positive. I have, however, reverted back to using IE as my default, mainly because...
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