Don’t Fear the Penguin: A Newbie’s Guide to Linux

29 01 2009

Getting started with Linux can be an intimidating task, particularly for people who have never tried any operating system besides Windows. In truth, however, very little about Linux is actually difficult to use. It’s simply a different OS, with its own approach to doing things.

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Chipotle Employee Just Gave Guy In Front Of You More Rice

27 01 2009

Onion news piece about how little rice you got in your burrito.

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It’s snowing on Mars …

27 01 2009

… or at least in the sky above it. This is just one extraordinary piece of information being sent back to us by the landers, probes and rovers scanning the planet.

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Netbooks Poised to Be the New OS Battleground?

23 01 2009

In 2009, it won
’t be the “year of the desktop” for any operating system–instead, the coveted trophy seems to be “year of the netbook.”

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Zipdecode: How the Postal Code System Works (Interactive)

23 01 2009

From the creator of the project: This project began a very short sketch (a few hours) that I created because I was curious about how the numbering works for postal codes in the states. Built with Processing.

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20 Windows 7 Tweaks & Tips: Every Secret Uncovered to Date

23 01 2009

Microsoft’s post-Vista Windows experience is more than the obvious Taskbar and user interface updates; there are plenty of hidden features and shortcuts that haven’t been advertised. But fear not: we’ve compiled a list of every known Windows 7 tweak and secret.

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Why the Windows 7 Taskbar Beats Mac OS X’s Doc

23 01 2009

“Yeah, I said it. The Windows 7 taskbar is the most important Windows UI change since Windows 95, and it will dramatically change the way you use Windows. And it’s better than the Mac’s Dock.”

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