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I just think the Tech subforum needs one.

What better way to start than with Microsoft's children brainwashing book?

Or how about Bill Gates alluding to Vista's unpolishedness?

Yes? Yes?

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01-10-2008 03:55 PM
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http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9847108...=cnetfd.mt

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01-10-2008 11:58 PM
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Did someone say porn?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2247672,00.asp

"The iPhone is definitely a sexy phone. It's also the perfect vehicle for bringing mobile porn to Americans, according to adult content producers at the annual AVN convention in Las Vegas."

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10 Wacky Japanese Gadgets

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=...366,00.asp

I particularly like the USB Air Conditioned Shirt. Laughing
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01-12-2008 09:07 PM
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HUD-enabled contact lenses.

holy sh*t. Laughing
There are those "video eyeware glasses" by Vuzix here too. Technology is advancing too damn fast these days Ermm

I want to see my own AP and ammo counts, ground speed, mini map, radar and heat+energy bars, tnx.

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01-18-2008 12:17 PM
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Modding! Steampunk your tech. Very cool.

<embed src="http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=1135486277&playerId=452319854&viewerSecureGatewayURL=https://services.brightcove.com/services/amfgateway&servicesURL=http://services.brightcove.com/services&cdnURL=http://admin.brightcove.com&domain=embed&autoStart=false&" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" width="486" height="412" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" swLiveConnect="true" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"></embed>

Also, a flashlight that can burn holes in the sky... and on your skin.
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02-27-2008 08:22 PM
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Terrorists May Use Robots in Future Attacks - FOX "news"

Now, here are the contentions.

- If militaristic economies stopped developing more weapons that can kill more people, we wouldn't have this problem.

With the current prices of robot construction falling dramatically and the availability of ready-made components for the amateur market, it wouldn't require a lot of skill to make autonomous robot weapons," said Sharkey.

That may sound far-fetched, but in fact iRobot, which makes the Roomba cleaning robots, also makes bomb-defusing and surveillance robots for the Pentagon. The company encourages reprogramming of the Roomba, and has even created a special version strictly for hackers and tinkerers.


- Fox says that your open source vacuum cleaner will kill you Smile Srsly, take a look at the Roomba.
- Fox is implying that terrorists will make an indestructible, innumerable army of Asimos to kill you.
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03-01-2008 01:12 AM
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Technology + Cute Voice =
[Image: 1710754850_b0bab276f4.jpg?v=0]

VOCALOID is a singing synthesizer application software developed by the Yamaha Corporation that enables
users to synthesize singing by just typing in lyrics and melody.

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Miku Hatsune is one of Japan's hottest new pop sensations. The 16-year-old's cute soprano voice has been near the top of the charts. The software charts. Hatsune is a vocal-synthesizer app created by Yamaha and based on data sampled from anime voice-actress Saki Fujita. The program lets aspiring music nerds create pitch-perfect vocal tracks by simply entering the lyrics (in Japanese or English) and musical notes. The AI superstar can be heard singing dozens of tunes on YouTube.
-Wired Magazine

Ninja - Japan just made the technology of voice synthesizing a step higher with this one. Now try comparing this
to Microsoft's monotone sounding Max (not sure about the name, forgot the name of that @#&%'$ program - never used it anyway)

-They even made her some PVs (Promotional Videos)
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/nEshhGNzfSg"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/nEshhGNzfSg" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Another PV and another one.

Ninja - found out about the program while I was just surfing
random videos on youtube. I got curious on how it works, so there
began my search... Rofl

Bokurano - Uninstall
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BkCbzLgfARc"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BkCbzLgfARc" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Snake and Hatsune doing a Duet
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ygx5P_5LyXo"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ygx5P_5LyXo" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Ninja - laughed my brains out with this one Chair snake sure knows how to sing and rap Laughing

Fly me to the Moon
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-jVBJ5bajNo"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-jVBJ5bajNo" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Ninja - not bad eh...

Clannad - Dango Daikazoku
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kO2GsxIpDnI"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kO2GsxIpDnI" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Ninja - damn, i love this video
there are a lot more videos on youtube, try watching them - some might even amaze u.

@sforzando
-just noticed Hatsune is in your sig Smile
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03-01-2008 04:49 PM
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Miku has taken another Republican hostage.

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03-03-2008 07:35 AM
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The NY Times has an article out on Microsoft execs themselves running into compatibility and hardware problems while using Vista, based on internal email correspondence ordered released by a court in Seattle. MS got sued for selling computers with Vista capable stickers that couldn't run most of Vista's features.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/business/09digi.html

Gary Gygax, the co-creator of D&D died last week. D&D is the source of most of our hobbies today (see flowchart). The link below leads to a well written obit which all gamers ought to read.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/opinion/09rogers.html

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03-10-2008 01:31 AM
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RIP Gary Gygax. You affected the world far beyond D&D.

I laughed at how non-exposure to D&D led to girls.

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03-10-2008 06:43 AM
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theGrim Wrote:RIP Gary Gygax. You affected the world far beyond D&D.

I laughed at how non-exposure to D&D led to girls.

I was still playing MUDs as late as last year Laughing Most of the players were girls, or fake girls. A lot of players met their real life lovers through MU* games. Just noticed that GG also stands for the guy's initials. Now he just has to be L337. Huh

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03-10-2008 10:21 AM
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A List of Good Sites, you don't know of...

http://tech.msn.com/products/article.asp...098&page=2

Thi9s one's one of them...
http://www.damninteresting.com/?cat=20

Astiig...
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03-11-2008 05:58 PM
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Geforce 9800 gx2

Quadcore videocard, WTF?!


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03-27-2008 07:49 AM
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http://www.wired.com/entertainment/thewe...adgetblogs

ENGAGET vs GIZMODO: gear blog rivals turn the competition up to 11.
Very good read.

You've got to respect these gadget blog guys for what they do. It's pretty hard work.
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03-28-2008 09:14 PM
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Griefers deface epilepsy message-board with seizure-inducing animations. Anon is blamed, but anon blames Co$ for frame-up job.

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/31/gri...-epil.html

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