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June, 2008


June 24, 2008  11:57 AM

Songs of innocence and experience: The random nature of Flickr

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Flickr, Random, song, Video

Flickr... It's a perfect way to waste time, randomly browsing the photos of others. As Jonathan Coulton demonstrates well in this song written as a tribute to the random-Flickr experience:

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June 24, 2008  11:51 AM

Bill Gates’ last day

rfroley Profile: rfroley
Video

Okay, so we've shown you this before. But it's good. And this is the week it happens for real... So it's worth another viewing, no?


Video: Bill Gates...

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June 20, 2008  3:24 PM

The way to a man’s personal data is through his web-enabled coffee maker

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Web filtering is needed to improve coffee-based solutions as hacking is added to caffeine as a major danger to coffee drinkers.

The failure of the makers of a web-enabled coffee making machine to build in security is leaving its insomniac users open to attack by hackers.


June 19, 2008  2:09 PM

Gastropods deliver mail in timely fashion

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Email, snails

snailmail.jpgCecil, Austin and Muriel are snails on a mission to deliver email at a snails' pace..... equipped with electronic equipment allowing them to send...


June 19, 2008  11:30 AM

No summer sun? Lolcat haz the ansa!

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lolcat, lolcatz, sunbend, sunshine, TAN, tanning

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June 19, 2008  10:50 AM

Another shopaholic IT consultant exposed on TV

rfroley Profile: rfroley
IT professional, shopaholic, shopping, spending

Do all IT consultants have more money than sense? BBC Three's Shopping is My Life has, erm, shopped another retail-addicted IT professional to the nation. And this time it's a bloke.

IT consultant Andy Nicolau is the latest...


June 4, 2008  3:45 PM

IT career = shopping heaven: How to encourage women to enter the IT profession

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Women in Technology

According to BBC Three's brand new series, Shopping is My Life, aired last night: "36-year-old IT consultant Nikki Moore is addicted to high-end fashion, gadgets and pampering, but despite her glamorous lifestyle she wants more out...


June 3, 2008  3:37 PM

Top interview gaffes

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We've all heard the stories - the candidate who answered their mobile during an interview and said "You don't mind if I take this do you and can I have some privacy?"  Then there's the interviewee that actually said he didn't want the job for long, just until he'd raised enough money to go...


June 2, 2008  3:34 PM

Wi-Fi watch part xi

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Networking

The Wi-Fi watch and the topic of useless inventions also continued to garner interest from reader Michael Williams: "A couple of years ago our sales director came over with a great new idea form a client, and invited me to look at incorporating it into our next software release. The client wanted...


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