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Why modular Windows will suck for Microsoft and suck for you April 6, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 5:04 pm
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I bet it sucks if it’s anything like Vista. There’s a consensus forming that the next version of Windows will be “modular” in some manner. Here’s a look at the possibilities for a modular Windows, and why they mostly suck.

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Every Click You Make – Is your ISP spying on you?

Filed under: 1,Interactive Advertising,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 2:25 pm
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Is this invasion of your privacy? Comments welcome! Could be you are one of the 100,000 (they are admitting to) that are being subject to deep packet inspection. “You don’t want the phone company tapping your phone calls, and in the same way you don’t want your ISP tapping your Web traffic,” said Ari Schwartz of the Center for Democracy and Technology, an advocacy group.

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Lawyer Who Threatened File-Sharers is Banned For 6 months April 5, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 9:11 pm
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A total bitch of a lawyer who sent out hundreds of thousands of threatening letters demanding that alleged file-sharers pay 400 euros, has been banned from operating for 6 months. Elizabeth “tattletale” Martin, who had been working with Swiss anti-piracy outfit, Logistep, was condemned by the Paris Bar Council. They should throw away the key, what a total bitch! Comments welcome!

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The 101 Coolest Easter Eggs Hidden in Your Software, DVDs an

Filed under: 1,Kool Stuff,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 3:26 pm
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Check out these tips and tricks to uncover these concealed nuggets. Some are pretty damn cool…others just are stupid! Comments Welcome

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ISP Will Protect File-Sharers From Music Industry Disconnect

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 3:21 pm
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This ISP is PUNK ROCK! GOOD FOR THEM! After getting an “unbelievably rude letter” from the British Phonographic Industry which demanded that ISPs disconnect file-sharers from the internet, the UK’s third largest ISP, Talk Talk, is in fighting mood. “Talk Talk rejects music industry threats and refuses to become internet police” says their statement.

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15 helpful WordPress plugins for the savvy user April 4, 2008

Here are15 WordPress plugins to enhance the blogging experience of advanced users, especially web developers and designers. Most are tested using a default installation of WordPress 2.3.1

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Saudi man catches daughter on Facebook, Murders Her

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 11:48 am
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Now this guy is a little too harsh to be a father…A man from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, beat and then fatally shot his daughter after catching her using Facebook to conduct a conversation with a man, according to reports. What a crazy jackass!

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