Thursday, July 29, 2004

New species of worm found that feeds solely upon the carcases of dead whales.

"The female worms feed on the whale skeleton using root systems covered in symbiotic bacteria. The bacteria help the worms digest fats and oils from inside the bones.

But the tiny males are just a bag of sperm and yolk and have no mouth or gut. Instead they live inside the female, and survive on the store of yolk inside their own fatty bodies. Some large females have over 100 males living inside them."

GmailerXP :: Be-all-end-all utility app for Google's Gmail service. It does look like it's got all the bases covered. [via waxy]

Monday, July 26, 2004

Thunderbird Tips : Compacting Folders. I found this interesting because I was unaware that Thunderbird saves everything you download from your mail server, even if it goes into the trash AND even if you empty the trash. And I always thought compacting automatically meant compression, too.

University of Houston claims fuel cell breakthrough. "the size equivalent of ... approximately two cans' worth of soda would produce more than five kilowatts, enough to power a typical household." [via Gizmodo]

Sunday, July 25, 2004

I just got a new Nokia 6600 (symbian smartphone), so I'd like to drop some links for freeware Series 60 apps.

This
is a good list for starters, add to that MujMail and mReader. Aside from that, though, what else is there? Drop some links in the comment if you have good recommendations.

Firefox Google preview extension. Like image search and web search all in one.[via Anil]

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Playstation mod chips found illegal in UK. No more NTSC for Brits.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Bulk of SCO's DaimlerChrysler Case Dismissed. Strike one.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Verizon rolls out home fiber optic pricing. Hopefully this will drive down the cost of DSL services. [via waxy]

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Voronezh Scientists Turn Blood into Coffee, Milk, Chocolate. The ultimate in recycling. [via BB]

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Winamp Plugin that plays iTunes M4A files in winamp, as a long as your computer is already authorized by iTunes. Not perfect, but not bad.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Web based csv to vcard converter. Why Apple didn't include CSV support for it's address book by default is beyond me.

Hawking solves Black Hole paradox. Now, I just wish I knew what this meant.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Right on, Office Depot offers to recycle electronics for free. One item per customer, per day from July 18th through September 6th. If you've ever tried to recycle a monitor, you'll appreciate how cool this is.

Possible reaction to Safari getting built-in newsfeed support, we now see RSS feed integration in Firefox. I personally use Sage in Firefox, but making features like this default in browsers will help speed the adoption of RSS syndication for the average user, so I say good. [via the big K]

Holy crap, 4 new security holes exposed in IE. How is it that all these exploits keep getting discovered in a product that is how many years old now? Oh yeah, because the code is closed to peer review, maybe. [via /.]

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Nifty Firefox hack that warns you when a link points to a PDF file.

Analog Tape Fading into History. Interesting NPR bit I caught on the way to work yesterday.

Mozilla Update releases a fix for the "shell:" exploit, which I didn't even know about until now (whoops). Also avaliable is 0.9.2 with the patch already installed. Nice to see the mozilla update site getting right into the action.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

bOINGbOING lite. Filters boingboing content for you, in case certain topics or posters might not fit your fancy. Heh. [via magpie blog]

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Toyota, Shell to jointly test new fuel for low-emission cars. Wish there was more about it here, I love hearing about new fuel alternatives.

Things starting to shape up for Chandler [via anil]

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Holy crap, an open-source implementation of the .NET framework and development platform. Can't wait to see it in use.

 Photos from SpaceShipOne maiden launch.