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December, 2005

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    Mint Source Competition - Win an Xbox 360

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    It's competition time…. We need Mint Source Evidence ! We are looking for great examples of how Mint Source is making his mark around the country and need your help! To be in the running to win a cool new Xbox 360 pack with 2 games all you need...
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    Cryptic Christmas Cryptography

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    Having had my presents list go missing numerous times, and invariably ending up with a bag of coal instead of an X-Box 360, it was high time for technology to get involved. After finding one or two Egyptian mummies and a sarcophagus I finally found a...
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    Robert Scoble, Texas Food and Geek Dinners

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    A couple of months ago a couple of colleagues from work Steve Lamb and Eileen Brown suggest I accompany them to a geek dinner being held in London on the 10th of December. After a bit of cajoling and the offer of cheap food and a friend agreeing to go...
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    X-Mas code takes over!

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    Like the kid who got one too many chocolate bars, MSDN’s coding4fun website has released a torrent of new articles specifically tailored for the holiday season! What better than to sit back in a rocking-chair typing away in Visual Studio? So what’s on...
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    How to register for the Imagine Cup....JUST DO IT!

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    With only a slight hint of tourettes this is a no nonsense quick'n'easy guide for all students who are *interested* in the Imagine Cup! Why register? Well, if you have a slight interest in any of the invitationals you should register by signing up...
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    Nice Threads man!

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    Andrew D. Birrel covers threading in C# with a very informative paper covering the core functionality of the System.Threading namespace. In the latter sections of the paper advanced features of the threading namespace are discussed. The paper is littered...
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    Multithreading with .NET Compact Framework 2.0

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    An in-depth article, which covers the use of Multi-threading in the Compact framework. The article is written as a hands-on lab which the user can follow at their own pace. A lot of very useful information which is specific to .NET 2.0 and should have...
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    The Third Sense...

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    Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell get the low-down from real world developers about their experiences in the industry on the premier .NET internet audio talk show. There is a large selection of pre-recorded shows for playing on-demand. The shows are...
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    Imagine Cup - doctor information overload

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    In the next in our series of problems faced in the medical profession which is preventing people from leading healthier lives' we talked to some local GPs about how technology can help them help people and the first obvious thing was the amount of information...
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    Finally a great gift guide!

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    Having seen many gift guides for geek they tend to be either far too expensive, or the writer really doesn’t know what makes developers tick. After seeing that the coding4fun guys had written a gift guide I crossed my fingers that it would buck the trend...
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    Inventing the Mouse

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    Channel 9 gets down with Douglas Engelbart who invented the now ubiquitous computer mouse in a joint effort with Bill English. A great half hour video that gets touches on the idea behind the technology and the thought process that went into it! Watch...
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    Rough landing... - The 360 Saga: Part 2

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    Good afternoon, news from the front. After last nights late night queuing for X-Box 360 we have come back empty handed. Our initial aim was to try get two X-Boxes but the demand far out-weighed the supply! Following is a pictorial timeline of the...
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    Chocks Away! - The 360 Saga: Part 1

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    As any good Biggles fan will know, any adventure is characterized by having calm before the storm. A grace period before our adventurous hero steps out to do battle, and conquer adversity. One minor detail is left out, the rain! As I glance out across...
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    Students do the coolest things...

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    Check out http://thespoke.net/blogs/robmiles/archive/2005/11/23/920065.aspx - ex-Intern and now Microsoft Student Partner, Andy Sterland and friends organised this coding event to celebrate the launch of Visual Studio 2005 Mark
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