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  • How to post an entire page including active hyperlinks[Vanity]

    09/15/2012 3:47:00 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sept 15, 2012 | #1
    Any utility or somethin' that with which I can easily post a blog page including the embedded links? Thanks.
  • Amazon.com begins collecting California Sales Tax

    09/14/2012 7:41:00 PM PDT · by pansgold · 61 replies
    IX / XIV / MMXII | pansgold
    After years of being a member of Amazon.com, I just CLOSED MY AMAZON.COM ACCOUNT after they agreed to begin collecting sales taxes for this blood sucking state. I'll continue online shopping from OUT OF STATE VENDORS and PAY ZERO state tax and get free shipping. I get what I want and Amazon.com and Calistan LOSE!
  • Any Talented FReepers Out There Good At Video Editing? (Vanity)

    09/14/2012 6:36:37 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/14/2012 | moi
    Any FReepers out there who are good at compiling video clips? I would LOVE to see the ME situation set to this song (because I've had it in my head all day imagining Obama singing it while the world burns). I think it could be quite powerful if edited just right. Thanks! :-) Just a request and a hair-brained idea. The Ink Spots - "I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSK-1guFLDk
  • Panel Installation Nearly Complete at Apple's Massive North Carolina Solar Farm

    09/14/2012 2:31:21 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 4 replies
    Macrumors ^ | 9/14/12 | Eric Slivka
    We've been following Apple's work at its Maiden, North Carolina data center for quite some time, and early last month we saw some good aerial photos showing ongoing work at the site including the installation of a major solar farm to help meet Apple's renewable energy goals for the center.
  • FireFox OS Gains Traction and Major Carrier Support with Sprint

    09/14/2012 8:12:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hothardware ^ | Friday, September 14, 2012 | Paul Lilly
    Ready or not, yet another mobile operating system is about to join the fray. Perhaps you've heard of Firefox OS, otherwise known as Boot to Gecko (B2G). Firefox OS is Mozilla's attempt to approach the mobile scene in a different way, one in which apps run in HTML5 and nothing else. Short and sweet, Mozilla wants to shake up the mobile OS scene the same way it did the browser market many years ago, and it's well on its way to doing that. Sprint is reportedly on board to support Firefox OS, and so is Deutsche Telekom, parent company of...
  • Internet sales tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday

    09/14/2012 6:48:37 AM PDT · by Jimmy4Toes · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/13/2012 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector. The change, which takes effect this weekend, comes after years of bitter back and forth between the world’s largest online mall and the California Legislature over whether Internet retailers should have to impose sales taxes on customers. The two sides reached a deal in 2011 that included a one-year grace period set to end Saturday.
  • Computer Help Needed

    09/13/2012 6:53:51 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 26 replies
    I inadvertenly pushed the wrong combination of keys and rotated my screen orientation 90 degrees to the right. Now the top of my screen display is aligned along the right hand edge and I don't know how to reorient it. I'm running windows 7. Thanks for your help.
  • BitTorrent file sharers are heavily monitored, study finds

    09/12/2012 11:42:09 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Kazi Stastna
    If you've downloaded even one movie, song or TV show using the BitTorrent file-sharing system, chances are, it didn't go unnoticed. A U.K. study has found that pretty much all files shared with the help of popular torrent sites like The Pirate Bay are monitored — mostly by large internet service companies likely acting on behalf of copyright enforcers or private corporations.
  • Warning: Something's Not Right Here!

    09/12/2012 7:11:36 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 54 replies
    Google | 9/12/2012
    Warning: Something's Not Right Here! www.freerepublic.com contains content from www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site. Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else. We have already notified www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com that we found malware on the site. For more about the problems found on www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com, visit...
  • New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster

    09/12/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | 12 September 2012 | Anna Leach
    Scientists at the University of Southampton have built a "supercomputer" from Raspberry Pis lashed together to form a colourful data-cruncher. Professor Simon Cox and his team racked up 64 credit card-sized Pis using Lego building blocks to create the parallel computer. They named their beast Iridis-Pi after the university's Intel-powered 72-teraflops supercomputer, Iridis. Here's a photo of their very modest super in all its Pi-and-brick glory:Back of the net: Ethernet cables running to Iridis-Pi's nodes The cheapo cluster has 1TB of storage, thanks to the 16GB SD card inserted into each board, and 16GB of RAM. Each Pi is connected...
  • What Really Made Steve Jobs So Angry at Google?

    09/12/2012 4:22:36 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 52 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10 September 2012 | Scott Cleland
    With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin.The simple answer is Google's leadership profoundly betrayed the longtime personal trust and friendship of Apple's leadership in stealing what Steve Jobs believed were Apple's most prized possessions. The fuller answer is below, in a telling timeline of the once exceptionally-close Apple-Google...
  • Egypt Guy Fawkes Mask

    09/11/2012 6:57:26 PM PDT · by Vob · 21 replies
    Fox News | 8:52 | Self
    Freepers I need some help with grabbing an image off of a Fox News video and have no idea how to do it. Fox News is showing what happened today in Egypt and in the scene of the US flag being torn down there is an individual standing on the wall wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. How can I capture that image? vob
  • Talk Shows Using Ridiculously High Bitrates

    09/10/2012 7:07:36 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 20 replies
    vanity | Spetember 10, 2012 | vanity
    I get a number of podcasts, and for some reason, the bitrates are getting ridiculous. The files are so huge, they frequently don't download completely. Peter Boyles has been sending out his podcasts at 96kbps for years. Now they are 128kbps. Brian Sussman: 128kbps John Batchelor: 256kbps!!! I've tried e-mailing the hosts and others associated with their shows. No response. There's no reason for a talk show to use a bitrate higher than 32kbps!
  • Intel: By 2020 The Size of Meaningful Compute Approaches Zero

    09/10/2012 1:59:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 9/10/2012 1:29:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Intel Labs is a super interesting arm of the company, responsible for developing technologies that would potentially go into products 5 - 10 years down the road. It's from the labs that we got things like BBUL packaging (still not deployed but neat nonetheless) and the first 10GHz x86 ALUs.  Today, on the day before IDF, Intel put together a collection of demos to give us insight into what the labs folks are working on. We're still an hour away from actual demos but Intel did share a super interesting slide, pictured above. Moore's Law and the (almost) ever shrinking...
  • GoDaddy's DNS Servers Go Down, Taking Thousands of Sites With It (Oh da Hughmanatee of it all!)

    09/10/2012 12:44:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/10/12 | Christina Warren | Mashable
    BREAKING: GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and one of the biggest web hosts, is experiencing major downtime. The main GoDaddy.com domain is unreachable and websites hosted by GoDaddy are also down. The more problematic part is that any domain registered with GoDaddy that uses its nameservers and DNS records are also down. That means that even if you host your site elsewhere, using GoDaddy for DNS means it is inaccessible.
  • Multiple Rivals Poise To Attack Intel As Chip Giant Kicks Off IDF

    09/10/2012 10:21:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Hothardware ^ | Monday, September 10, 2012 | Joel Hruska
    Intel's Developer Forum (IDF) starts on Tuesday, and the chip manufacturer is expected to discuss its Ivy Bridge refresh, Haswell, talk about its upcoming 32nm tablet platform, Clover Trail, and possibly share a few details on its 22nm Atom SOC's. Performance per watt is going to be a major focus at IDF this year; Haswell is rumored to be capable of idling below 10W. Intel always uses IDF as a demonstration platform and roadmap update, but it's particularly important this year, when competing foundries have struggled with 28nm and Intel itself just cut its Q3 guidance.
  • Intel will highlight next-gen Haswell processors at next week's IDF

    09/10/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    phys.org ^ | Friday, September 07, 2012 | Nancy Owano
    (Phys.org)—Can Intel possibly reduce the energy consumption of its processors by 41 percent? Intel is working on it and the result will be Haswell, its next generation of processors, and the key topic of discussions at next week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Intel's strategic roadmap is a power-reduction roadmap, where Intel hopes to make a difference in the brand behind computers that are thinner, lighter and stay on longer without needing a recharge. The next-generation processor chips will be officially unveiled at the IDF and professionals will judge for themselves whether this means a new day in Intel's...
  • Google Acquires Malware and Virus Detection Service VirusTotal

    09/10/2012 8:50:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Hothardware ^ | Friday, September 07, 2012 | Paul Lilly
    Malware scanner VirusTotal announced today that it's been purchased by Google for an undisclosed sum. Apparently Google's been a long-time partner of the online scanning service, and now the two have tied the knot in antivirus matrimony. If you've never used VirusTotal before, go ahead and bookmark the website. VirusTotal is an awesome (and free!) resource that checks files for viruses, but the differentiating feature here is that it taps into 44 different antivirus scan engines. The only caveat is that files you upload can't be larger than 32MB, though perhaps that will change if Google decides to flex its...
  • Google Fiber Coming to Fortunate Fiberhoods of Kansas City

    09/10/2012 8:44:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Hothardware ^ | Monday, September 10, 2012 | Paul Lilly
    Now we know why Toto was so adamant about not wanting to leave Kansas. The lucky ducks living in Kansas City are about to receive the Google Fiber treatment following a six-week rally in which the sultan of search sought enough pre-registrations to make the effort worth its while. Three 'fiberhoods' reached their goals on the first day of Google's announcement, and now that the rally is over, Google says at least 180 out of 202 potential fiberhoods have qualified for service (the final results are still being tallied). "Together we’ve made good progress during this pre-registration period, but there’s...
  • Obama, In His Own Words (There's an app for that)

    09/10/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 7 replies
    iTunes ^ | Sep 05, 2012 | Cutlass App Development LLC
    Just heard about this on Beck's radio show. It's an app of Obama's own words. Could be used in a "debate" with libs (if anyone encounters them). :-)