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Monday Afternoon (17 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 2-October-2006  06:38:04 (GMT +10) - by Agg

An Australian programmer has found an important missing word from Neil Armstrong's famous (but some say incorrect) first words on the moon. Without the missing "a," Armstrong essentially said, "One small step for mankind, one giant leap for mankind."

Here's a useful guide to the UNIX command line environment. Learn how to leverage the many shortcuts that the UNIX(R) shell provides. With a little practice, you'll work smarter, not harder.

Lenovo and IBM are the latest to recall laptop batteries manufactured by Sony due to fire concerns. Both Apple and Dell announced in late August that the companies would join Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo at a summit meeting in San Jose, California to discuss manufacturing standards for lithium-ion based batteries made for portable as well as handheld electronics.

OCClub have a guide to turning your DFI nForce4 Ultrra-D into the SLI version. So all that is stopping you from activating SLI on your supposedly non-SLI board is one tiny electrical connection.

Wired have an interesting article about the world of maps in the modern era. At least 60 million people regularly consult online maps, and last year 1.2 million cars were sold with built-in navigation systems, a number that has quadrupled over the past three years.

TechARP have a mobile CPU comparison guide posted. Currently covering over 390 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 14 different specifications for each and every CPU!

Over 340 years of scientific papers from the Royal Society are freely available online until December. The archive provides a record of some key scientific discoveries in the last 340 years, including Halley's description of his comet' in 1705, details of the double helix of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1954 and Edmond Stone's breakthrough in 1763 that willow bark cured fevers, leading to the discovery of salicylic acid and later the development of aspirin.

ArTy sent word of HP buying VoodooPC, in a similar manner to Dell's purchase of Alienware a while ago. VoodooPC's owner has a blog with info here. More info here.

From Angus: Cool photography thread about a timelapse movie made with a Canon 20D Digital SLR. Very nicely done and good quality. The Airport landing sequence at LAX is awesome! I've mirrored the file here (84MB) to avoid hammering their webhost too hard. :)

Here's a page with a lot of free science and video lectures online. Various topics.

Finally, a public-holiday flash timewaster: Pac-Xon. Use PacMan to secure areas of territory. Beware time suckage (not that it matters today), I got up to level 12. :)



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