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Monday Morning (12 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 22-January-2007  11:51:22 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Rodney has sent in information about Mappy Hour, a map of happy hours all over the world. A discussion thread can be found here. "Mappy Hour is a Google maps collaboration of drinking holes all over the globe. It is similar to a wiki in that anyone can edit it. It features happy hours, contact details, Google map/satellite photos, and a rating system that helps find similar pubs that you will like based on other people with the same tastes. Check it out, and add some pubs!"

An unofficial project are developing a Windows installer for the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu. The aim is to make it even easier to install the OS for Linux novices and Windows users. Those interested can download a prototype here. "An unofficial Ubuntu project on Jan. 19 announced that it is seeking testers for a new, Windows-based installer for the popular Linux distribution. The idea is to provide a simple-to-use, no-risk way to install Ubuntu in a partition on a Windows machine."

Matt has sent in this article about a website that allows whistle blowers to confidentially upload documents and information. "THE internet could become even more difficult for governments to regulate with a new website, Wikileaks, promising to provide a safe haven for whistle blowers to upload confidential documents."

Some unsuspecting fisherman caught more than they bargained for when a king tide buried their 4WD's and left them stranded on sand dunes. "At least 20 four-wheel drives were left buried to the roof line in sand, near Kingston in South Australia's southeast, after the tide caught their owners by surprise last night. "This king tide was a little bit bigger than normal," a police spokesman said today."

For those hardcore Windows fans out there you can get a copy of Windows Vista with Bill Gates signature on it. "You have to be seriously freaking into Vista if you're even thinking about the Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition (seriously, we didn't even think Microsoft was capable of a title like that), but at least the price is on target for the upgrade ($259) and they claim it's signed by the man himself, Billy G."

I would have to say this is the coolest pool ever. "he pool itself consists of a submerged structure with flat platforms at various depth levels. The pool has two large flat-bottomed areas at depth levels of 5m (16 ft) and 10m (32 ft), and a large circular pit descending to a depth of 33m (108 ft). It is filled with 2,500,000 liters of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30C"

Some stupid thieves stole 14 GPS devices from a public garage in America. Unwittingly the devices were on and were easily traced by police. "A few crooks with a potentially bright idea set out to swipe a dozen or so cellphones from the Town of Babylon Public Works garage in Lindenhurst, NY, but unfortunately for them, the 14 units they swiped turned out to be GPS devices. As expected, Suffolk County police didn't have any qualms tracking the bandits down."

Todays timewaster is from Riley with this game where you need to try and position satellites to get them to orbit the Earth or Moon.



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