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I considered putting this in Hard/Tech.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/geek-rebooted-2010-11-26

hat tip: reddit

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Web Development / G preview and lightbox?
« on: November 28, 2010, 03:27:05 PM »
jangro in previous thread:
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I'm going to experiment with using a static thumbnail of the video and a lightbox presentation.  And maybe also put the plain old embedded video down at the bottom where it won't make such a mess for folks who can't see the lightbox for whatever reason

For a couple of years, now, I've been thinking my next format for landing pages would be lightbox-driven. Any feedback on G preview and lightbox yet?

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Hardware & Technology / Chrome ext: Widgetblock
« on: November 27, 2010, 01:49:22 AM »
Disables Facebook, Twitter, etc. widgets by preventing them being requested from the server

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hgiihiookhijpbhaflohognbhmamdnol#

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Water Cooler / Report shows that half of US job growth over past year
« on: November 26, 2010, 12:44:26 AM »
was in Texas???

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/10/28/2585867/report-shows-texas-a-main-engine.html

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The biggest decrease was in the information industry, including Internet service providers, Web search portals, publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications. The sector's employment dropped by 7.3 percent (14,600 jobs) to 186,200 jobs.


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Web Development / You do recipe sites?
« on: November 25, 2010, 09:45:54 PM »

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Water Cooler / The Ghosts Of Amsterdam
« on: November 21, 2010, 09:58:06 PM »
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Years ago I found some negatives in a fleamarket. I scanned them and put them online. I then found some of the spots in the photos and took pictures there.

http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/03/the-ghosts-of-amsterdam/

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Hardware & Technology / media center: Roku
« on: November 20, 2010, 11:32:53 AM »
JasonD mentioned buying boxee but in the US market Netflix is rapidly becoming a streaming monopoly and Roku is a great, cheap, one-time-purchase piece of hardware.  There are other channels than Netflix but this product was originally called the "Netflix Player" so there's no doubt what their target market is.

http://shop.roku.com/Roku-Streaming-Player-Options-W5.aspx

I bought the basic model over a year ago for one of our home's media centers. The other media center uses Xbox/Live to stream Netflix.  I just bought the high-end model to run side-by-side with the Xbox.  I expect the new Roku will eventually displace the Xbox for Netflix.

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Traffic / G: Hotpot
« on: November 16, 2010, 05:23:36 PM »
Hotpot = Yelp killer = local recommendation engine powered by you and your friends.

http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/11/discover-yours-local-recommendations.html

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Hardware & Technology / APP: Siri
« on: November 13, 2010, 02:23:22 PM »
Virtual assistant.  Rec'd generally good reviews in the tech journals I read.  Currently free.  Iphone only, probably forever that way since Apple bought the developer.

http://siri.com/

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Water Cooler / Businessweek 1995: The Internet? Bah!
« on: November 12, 2010, 06:44:47 PM »
Caution: You've entered a time warp.

We're promised instant catalog shopping—just point and click for great deals. We'll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month?

http://www.newsweek.com/1995/02/26/the-internet-bah.html

Have fun with this one.

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chief investigative officer for viaForensics, said that only one of the seven applications his group examined contained no such security flaw. That application is distributed by the Vanguard Group.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/11/bank-apps-for-phones/

paypal had exposure

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Monetization / Newspaper paywalls aren't going to work.
« on: November 09, 2010, 09:15:58 PM »
Clay Shirky vs The Times' Paywall and Newsletter Economics.

http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2010/11/the-times-paywall-and-newsletter-economics/

Great read.

A thought for th3core and its eventual monetization: "One way to escape a commodity market is to offer something that isn’t a commodity."   Easy to say, hard to do.

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Marketing / Facebook Places + UK Tourism Board
« on: November 09, 2010, 06:34:23 PM »

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Traffic / YAGUIT: Google Preview
« on: November 09, 2010, 03:58:35 PM »
Yet Another Google UI Tweak

Mouseover shows you a preview of what the search result looks like. G has announce that previews have been officially turned on will soon(?) be fed throughout the datacenters.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/beyond-instant-results-instant-previews.html

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