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  • Blog Post: Jeff Hawkins: Brain science is about to fundamentally change computing

    Jeff Hawkins covers a lot in this 20 minute video, defining a brain theory that's easy to understand and, in my opinion, the most interesting rendition of how the brain functions that i've ever heard. He defines us as Prediction Machines, check out the video to understand what he means. Step...
  • Blog Post: WorldWide Telescope

    Well, Cliff Hobbs has beat me to the post on the announcement that HP have snapped up EDS. Fair enough, considering Cliff works at EDS; It would have felt bad stealing his thunder so to speak ;-) So instead here's something I found today, Microsoft Launches WorldWide Telescope Sourced from SlashDot...
  • Blog Post: Does it blend?

    In my iPhone not-a-review-but-kind-of-like-one , I said I'd blend my iPhone if Apple divorce the Generation 1 model from future firmware releases (due to Generation 2 iPhones about to come to market) ... well here's a list of things that Tom Dickson from BlendTec has blended in the name of MAN...
  • Blog Post: What are the 14 greatest engineering challenges for the 21st century?

    Interesting article on the 14 greatest engineering challenges of the 21st Century Wonder how many of these will be put on the back-burner for the 22nd Century Secure Cyberspace sounds ominious ... Bring on that Virtual Reality! Talking of which I tried a set of these VR goggles a few weeks back...
  • Blog Post: Holiday all over ...

    Well, pretty much back in to my routine with the Maldives (Meedhupparu) becoming more and more of a distant memory ... Such an amazing holiday. No internet for 7 whole days, no newspapers or TV. Just dedicated to chilling out, diving, eating, suntanning and snorkelling. I'd go again right now if...
  • Blog Post: Holiday Time!

    First hot holiday of the year just around the corner! I'm almost packed, for a 7 day holiday to the Maldives. We fly this Sunday, with 12 a hour flight ahead of us. We leave late at night, so we should be able to get a good few hours of snoozing in before we have to grind our way through the in...
  • Blog Post: SnowSoftware - Snow License Manager for SMS

    Rod Trent over at MyITForum blogged about this , looks like quite a cool tool so wanted to reblog here. Snow License Manager automatically combines infrastructure information provided by Microsoft SMSĀ® with information such as software contracts, purchased licenses, ownership, and prices. ...
  • Blog Post: UK Immobilise website - Safeguard Your Possessions With Immobilise

    This looks handy, has anyone registered and used this system? Immobilise is the home of the UK National Property Register and Recovery Service. It is trusted by over 17 million UK subscribers who have registered over 22 million items of property. It is also endorsed by all 43 UK Police forces who...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP) Documentation online

    Folks, Microsoft Technet are hosting a page loaded with Windows Vista SP1 documentation You've got deployment guides , Notable changes , bundled hotfixes and Release Notes to peruse at your leisure I've been running vista on a new Asus G1S laptop for several months now. I have to admit...
  • Blog Post: Rambo is Back!

    OMG Yes [WIKIPEDIA:Rambo] has come out of retirement and hits our screens Jan 2008! http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809833626/video/4686392/ Man, he still looks mean even though he's in to his 50's!
  • Blog Post: Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World 2007

    Great read for the bored, or for anyone that feels paranoid and needs to know if they are in a country that watches its civilians like a hawk! The 2007 International Privacy Ranking On the Global map from the link above, the colour legend is Black - Endemic Surveillance society (bad bad bad...
  • Blog Post: Xmas is here!

    Happy Xmas folks! I'll be in sunny prague over the Xmas break, enjoying lots of Snow hopefully, and the delights of a half-frozen city! I wonder if i'll regret not buying thermal underwear lol! Cya in [wikipedia:2008], we're planning to host another meet in Jan so stay tuned. ...
  • Blog Post: Downtime

    When you got some downtime, check out these two cool games http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/bells.htm < - Scored 23,600 http://www.hurtwood.demon.co.uk/Fun/copter.swf < - Scored 1,102 Post your scores in the comments if your up for a challenge And Winston below, what skills
  • Blog Post: Cartoons

    Stack of funny stick men cartoons over here >.< One of my fav's below!
  • Blog Post: Microsoft setting forward on a project to back up your BRAIN!

    There is a MyLifeBits Project on the Microsoft Research website thats very very interesting! They haven't developed a brain-interface yet, but once the Microsoft Surface project is fully out the door expect Bord-type implants to be included in the retail box for MyLifeBits!!! ...
  • Blog Post: The Sea of Change - The great Purge

    Heads up people! We're about to start deleting all BOT created user accounts that where registered here on the WMUG site over the last year and a bit. If we happen to delete any accounts that are used by active members, then we apologise in advance, and ask you to re-register. No content will...
  • Blog Post: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Sheer Genius! Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Show your belief by eating pasta, changing your wallpaper to FSM and call yourself a true Pastafarian !
  • Blog Post: Top 87 Bad Predictions!

    Worth a read while you've got a spare 10 minutes :> http://www.2spare.com/item_50221.aspx So much trivia on this site, you'll probably blow an entire lunch break on it if you're not careful!
  • Blog Post: Royal Albert Hall - The Four Seasons by Candlelight

    Went to the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday to a concert called "The Four Seasons by Candlelight", truely a wonderful experience. We were no more than 40 feet away from the musicians, the seating and ambient temperature was comfortable, the seating even though it faced away from the orchestra...
  • Blog Post: WMIC Process Call Create

    Handy to know: Start an application wmic process call create "calc.exe" Terminate an application wmic process where name="calc.exe" call terminate You can also do this remotely WMIC /NODE:Machine Name /User:UserName /Password:Password process call create...
  • Blog Post: NYT article on left-handedness

    Found this on the New York Times website , interesting read for an insight in to the understandings, and there seem to be several, of left-handedness. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01E1D6103BF935A25756C0A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print The article is 7 years...
  • Blog Post: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Wow what a game, a perfect blend between the world of Quake and the RTS\FPS fusions that Battlefield 1942 spawned. The graphics are amazing considering my hardware and whats happening on-screen, its a true testament to what the I.D Quakers can pull off. The network code is...
  • Blog Post: Interview with street gang researcher

    Freakonomics interviewed Sudhir Venkatesh, a professor of sociology at Columbia University about his research into street gang life. He has a book coming out in 2008, called Gang Leader for a Day . Q: How do gang members see themselves as fitting in with society at large? Do gang members have a real...
  • Blog Post: Games influencing Hardware upgrades

    I bought Lost Planet: Extreme Condition via Steam on the weekend. The game is 3rd person, which goes against my jump-jump-strafe-shoot-die-respawn 1st person philosophy, but heck the game just looks awesome and I did have a go of the demo on the Xbox 360 a few months back. I may be wrong about the...
  • Blog Post: Crazy dialog!

    This dialog from an Oracle application is just insane!!!!