Monthly Archives: April 2010

Neal Stephenson, Anathem

Anathem, the latest invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, is a magnificent creation: a work of great scope, intelligence, and imagination that ushers readers into a recognizable—yet strangely inverted—world. … — reading

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These aren’t the droids you’re looking for

April 27 sees the arrival of HTC’s Desire, an Android 2.1 phone equipped with a powerful Snapdragon processor become available from Telstra, which has a three-month exclusive deal on the phone. I’m looking for a personal droid to use on … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2010-04-26)

In Brief: * The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash (2010-Apr-30) [Charlie’s Diary] * How PowerPoint and flow charts tell Stanley McChrystal how Afghanistan war is going (2010-Apr-28) [The Australian] Redefining death by PowerPoint? * Melbourne apologises over Banksy … Continue reading

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Music Monday #020 – Icehouse

Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing new wave and synthpop style music and attained Top Ten singles chart … Continue reading

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Daniel Suarez Interviews

Daniel Suarez is author of Daemon and its sequel FreedomTM. This post contains videos of his interviews and talks relating to these books and the underlying tech. Reading because: Daemon was the The Sword and Laser book for April 2009.

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GHOST boot disks for HP Mini 5102

GHOST boot disks for HP Mini 5102 The HP Mini 5102 has a Marvell Yukon 88E8059 (Gigabit Ethernet controller). Modifying the standard Ghost Boot Key to include the Marvell Yukon driver is covered in Build yourself a bootable Ghost USB … Continue reading

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[Trailwalker] We made it!

We made it! We made it!!!!!! 100 km, all four of us, 31 hours, yay! We had a fantastic supportive team and everyone helped everyone through their low points so we all finished on such a high it was wonderful. … Continue reading

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HP Mini 5102 compared with HP 6710b

The HP Mini 2140 has now been replaced by the HP Mini 5102 as our SOE NetBook; Our SOE NetBook compared with an old SOE laptop for scale HP Mini 5102 netbook Processor: Intel Atom N450 Screen : 10.1" HD, … Continue reading

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Virusscan 5958 DAT causing systems to Blue screen or receive a DCOM error

McAfee has advised that there is an issue with DAT file 5958. There is a false positive detection that could cause Windows XP Service Pack 3 systems to Blue screen or receive a DCOM error, followed by shutdown messages. The … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2010-04-19)

In Brief * New Sword & Laser episode is up! LARP-off! – The S&L Podcast #030 * Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information (2010-Apr-19) [EFF] * Man dies after wheelie bin ride (2010-Apr-19) [The Age] Full Disclosure? … … Continue reading

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