Archive for June, 2006

Japan faces whale ‘cruelty’ claim

June 18, 2006

Australia is to present what it says is proof that Japan’s scientific whaling programme is cruel, at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

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IBM Makes AJAX Play for Open Source Collaboration

June 18, 2006

"IBM announced plans this week to contribute what it calls "key intellectual assets" to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and share best practices for AJAX software development. The technology contributions will extend the code already available in the Dojo Toolkit."

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phpBB3 Beta Released

June 18, 2006

After several long years, phpBB3 has finally left the alpha stage and made a public Beta release. phpBB3 Looks promising to be the vBulletin killer.

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Report: 86% of E-Mail Traffic is Spam

June 18, 2006

"Nearly every e-mail consumers receive — some 86 percent — is considered spam, either malicious or simply "unwanted content" today, a new study provided to TechNewsWorld demonstrates. As if that wasn't enough of a headache for corporate IT departments, instant messaging spam soared by 500 percent last month."

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True stories from game testing: the industry’s dirty back door

June 18, 2006

"When you talk to many gamers about what the most important job is when developing a game, few people will bring up game QA testing. It's an important job, though, and he testers have it tough: those poor folks who spend their days and nights locked in some basement trying to find all the ways they can break a product." -ars

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Google Checkout: very close to launching

June 18, 2006

Google is about to launch a service called "Google Checkout" (not GBuy) to compete with PayPal for website transactions. Garret Rogers from ZDNet does some digging and finds evidence the service is closer to launching that you think!

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A New Technique to Quickly Erase Hard Drives

June 18, 2006

Sometimes you need to QUICKLY erase your Hard drive. The article explains how to do it when you only have seconds, and the data needs to be 100% unrecoverable.

Gifts for Dads and Grads

June 17, 2006

A Couple of tech gift ideas for fathers day

Safety fears as Shuttle date set

June 17, 2006

Nasa is to launch the space shuttle Discovery on 1 July, despite warnings from senior safety officials and engineers that it is not safe to fly.

Apple’s Windows site mentions Parallels Desktop instead of Boot Camp

June 17, 2006

Apple's Windows page on their 'Get a Mac' site now mentions Parallels Desktop instead of Boot Camp.