Bowser’s Minions Revolt

31 07 2008

Mario’s enemies aren’t happy with their lot in life, and they’re going to do something about it.

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Houston Doctors: We May Have Found a Way to Destroy HIV

31 07 2008

There is real hope that what
’s happening in a Houston lab might lead to a cure for HIV. Dr. Paul and Dr. Miguel Escobar aren’t talking about just suppressing HIV – they’re talking about destroying it permanently by arming the immune system with a new weapon lab tests have shown to be effective. “We have found an innovative way to kill the virus”

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Assessing the Themes of The Dark Knight

21 07 2008

The following is not a review. I will not be discussing Heath Ledger
’s tremendous performance, nor Nolan’s directorial choices, nor my problems with the film (yes, I did have some). It’s an attempt at coming to grips with some of the themes in the movie, a cathartic but not exhaustive brain dump. So here we go.

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Social Engineering 101: Hackers Show How It’s Done

21 07 2008

Kevin Mitnick knows that the weakest link in any security system is the person holding the information. As a young fugitive hacker,he went to jail for breaking into computer networks, mostly by using his cunning and persuasion than his tech skills. He was an early master of the science of social engineering — making people into doing what you want

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The Dark Knight’s IMAX Breakthrough: Behind-the-Scenes VIDEO

19 07 2008

NO SPOILERS, just a couple cool new action sequences… “Using IMAX technology to shoot some of the action scenes gave us the greatest possible canvas on which to tell the story,” Director Chris Nolan said. “The result is an incredibly immersive experience.”

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9 Amazing Ads From the 1930′s

16 07 2008

Most of the forwards I get are urban myths from my aunt saying Starbucks hates the troops or toliet paper causes cancer. Every once in a while, there’s a rare gem worth telling other people about. Adam McKay forwarded these to me: 9 Amazing Ads from the 30s. These are real. And they’re so awesome, they’re worth telling you about.

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$199? Get Real!

14 07 2008

Learn how to lose all your money by the purchasing iPhone.

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I Forded a River & My Ox F#*kin’ Died: The Real Oregon Trail

13 07 2008

Raise your hand if Oregon Trail kept you in elementary, middle, or even high school . . . Now how about planning a 2,100 mile adventure to do it in real life . . . this time no dysentery, killing oxen, or food rations.

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Mystery of the Great Attractor Pulling the Milky Way

13 07 2008

Astronomers have known for years that something seems to be pulling our Milky Way and tens of thousands of other galaxies toward itself at a breakneck 22 million kilometers (14 million miles) per hour. But they couldn
’t pinpoint exactly what or where it is. A new theory has emerged.

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The Brain Hides Information From Us To Prevent Mistakes

13 07 2008

When we notice a mosquito alight on our forearm, we direct our gaze in order to find its exact position and quickly try to swat it or brush it away to prevent it bite us. This simple, instantaneous reaction is the result of a mental process that is much more complex than it may seem. Our brain avoids confusion by hiding specific information.

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12 Websites To Help You Learn Flash/ActionScript

12 07 2008

Adobe Flash is an excellent technology that allows developers to add interactivity and smooth animations to web pages. Its popularity is so immense that you
’ll find many websites dedicated to helping developers interested in Flash. In this article, you’ll find 12 wonderful websites that’s worth a bookmark if you’re looking into sharpening your …

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5 New Firefox Features That You Probably Didn’t Know About

12 07 2008

Firefox announced exciting new features- here are 5 of the best ones.

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