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topics for August 2008

[discuss] 2008-08-31 The death of the credit card economy. [slate.com]
We are reverting from a "borrow and buy" economy to the "cash and carry" model of our grandparents.

[discuss] 2008-08-31 Alan Kay on 'The Camel has Two Humps' [secretgeek.net]

[discuss] 2008-08-30 one hundred push ups [hundredpushups.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-30 Introducing Ubiquity [labs.mozilla.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-29 Engines of Democracy [fastcompany.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-29 Redesigned 8-bit and 16-bit games (Some unbelievable!) [neogaf.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-29 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies [infocomgroup.net]

[discuss] 2008-08-29 Cloudbursting - Hybrid Application Hosting [aws.typepad.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-28 how to drill a square hole [mathworld.wolfram.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-27 Mousers vs. Keyboardists [whydoeseverythingsuck.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-27 Filmhistoriens fem bästa fisscener [ministryoftruth.wordpress.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-26 YouTube - Danish language [youtube.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-26 Prediction: The CAPTCHA spam arms race will lead to the creation of A.I. [wellingtongrey.net]

[discuss] 2008-08-26 Speljätte vill bli av med svensk spelutvecklare [idg.se]
Framgångsrika Massive entertainment i Malmö är ute till försäljning.

[discuss] 2008-08-25 An end to spaghetti power cables [news.bbc.co.uk]
Say goodbye to the tangle of cables and the wall socket and hello to powering up your electronic gizmos wirelessly.

[discuss] 2008-08-25 Inflatable dog turd sculpture escapes Swiss museum, wreaks havoc [cbc.ca]

[discuss] 2008-08-24 TraceMonkey: JavaScript Lightspeed [weblogs.mozillazine.org]
I'm extremely pleased to announce the launch of TraceMonkey, an evolution of Firefox's SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine for Firefox 3.1 that uses a new kind of JIT compiler to boost JS performance by an order of magnitude or more.

[discuss] 2008-08-23 New Google APIs Know Where You Are [webmonkey.com]

1 comments 2008-08-23 bilder från os [stuff.thdesign.be]

[discuss] 2008-08-22 Visualization Strategies: Text & Documents [timshowers.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-22 A Deeply Skeptical Look at C++0x [importantshock.wordpress.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-21 start a side project [gist.github.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-21 Very Long-Term Backup [kk.org]

[discuss] 2008-08-21 ThinkGeek :: Build Your Own Stonehenge Kit [thinkgeek.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-21 Tidiga förkastare [mymarkup.se]
If you can do this, becoming not only an early adopter, but an early discarder, you will realize greater status rewards than you ever imagined.

[discuss] 2008-08-21 One Man Photoshop [webmonkey.com]
Pixlr was created by one person. Sweden-based developer Ola Sevandersson spent a year writing 13and re-writing 13his Flash-based image editor.

[discuss] 2008-08-20 Bill Gates checkar ut - några personliga minnen [ramberg.wordpress.com]
Jag träffade Gates första gången på våren 1985

[discuss] 2008-08-20 Mobilwebben är hotad i grunden [blogg.idg.se]
Hur kan det då vara tillåtet för våra stora mobiloperatörer att göra det utan att jag som kund ens vet om det?

[discuss] 2008-08-20 Ericsson slår samman sin verksamhet för mobila plattformar med ST NXP Wireless. [di.se]

[discuss] 2008-08-19 IOK vill stoppa Pirate Bay [sydsvenskan.se]
"Rättigheterna till öppningsceremonin handlar om ganska stora pengar"

[discuss] 2008-08-19 A User Interface for Programmers [cm.bell-labs.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-18 Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered [theregister.co.uk]

[discuss] 2008-08-18 "Oljepriset kan falla till 100 dollar per fat" [e24.se]

[discuss] 2008-08-18 "Oljebrist kan ge priser på 200 dollar fatet" [di.se]

[discuss] 2008-08-18 10 Futuristic User Interfaces [smashingmagazine.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-17 as the temperature of lesbians approaches absolute zero, they cease to exist [xkcdb.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-16 UPS optimerar bort vänstersvängar på leveransruterna och sparar 2 miljoner gallon bensin [greenwala.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-16 REST as an engineering discipline [dehora.net]

[discuss] 2008-08-15 Job Description: Married Geek with Children [onceuponageek.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-15 Ruling Is a Victory for Supporters of Free Software [nytimes.com]
A legal dispute involving model railroad hobbyists has resulted in a major courtroom victory for the free software movement also known as open-source software.

[discuss] 2008-08-15 Space Shuttle Launch: Guy Films Space Shuttle Launch from Passing Airliner [gizmodo.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-14 Emacs tip: How to edit multiple files on several directories in less than a minute [blog.nethazard.net]

[discuss] 2008-08-14 flummox [dictionary.reference.com]
"To confuse; to perplex."

[discuss] 2008-08-14 Multicore: Faster chips, slower computers? [money.cnn.com]
the latest generation of chips, known as multicore, are so complex and so qualitatively different from their predecessors that they have flummoxed software developers

[discuss] 2008-08-14 Top 5 Reasons You Should Not Use a Shotgun for Zombie Defense [zombiesarecoming.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-14 ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDEBOOK FOR MILITARY OPERATIONS [defmin.fi]
This guidebook was developed by a multinational working group consisting of representatives from the defense organizations of Finland, Sweden, and the United States. It reflects a shared commitment to proactively reduce the environmental impacts of milita

[discuss] 2008-08-13 Tolgfors om svensk insats i Georgien [blogg.svd.se]
"Man har t ex hjälpt till att införa ett nytt miljöledningssystem i Georgien. På så sätt ska den georgiska försvarsmakten tänka mer miljövänligt från försvarsledningsnivån till förbandsnivån."

[discuss] 2008-08-13 iPhone 3G isn't necessarily | The Register [theregister.co.uk]
Ny Teknik speculates that the prototypes must have had better performance to pass acceptance testing, so the problem presumably crept in during mass production. If true, this points to a hardware fault, which could be tough for Apple to fix.

[discuss] 2008-08-13 Pink box testing [neilbowers.wordpress.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-13 Lies, damn lies and statistics [faler.wordpress.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-12 I Park Like An Idiot - You suck at parking! Let the world know it! [iparklikeanidiot.com]
"Don't stick I Park Like An Idiot Bumper Stickers on other cars like these people did!"

[discuss] 2008-08-12 Some Opening Ceremony fireworks were faked [sports.yahoo.com]
viewers at home were shown a pre-recorded, computer-generated shot

[discuss] 2008-08-12 Kinesiska underbarnet en bluff [sydostran.se]
Milli Vanilli-takter under OS-invigningen

[discuss] 2008-08-12 Det finns ingen jävla 3-klicksregel! [axbom.se]

[discuss] 2008-08-12 Olympic Fail: Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting [gizmodo.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-12 Teaching Programming Languages in a Post-Linnaean Age [cs.brown.edu]

[discuss] 2008-08-11 Google Street View Catches House on Fire [neatorama.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-11 Congratulations Apple, you made the iPhone less stable than Windows Mobile [blogs.zdnet.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-11 Adhearsion - next killer app for Ruby? [radar.oreilly.com]
Think of it as a Ruby on Rails for telephony. Developed by Jay Philllps who got frustrated by the slow uptake of Asterisk.%a%a

[discuss] 2008-08-11 Time to Vanquish the Mythical Man Month [blog.assembla.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-11 NNPPs and LWC [nullpointerfactory.wordpress.com]
Net Negative Producing Programmer and Lousy Working Code

[discuss] 2008-08-10 Apple removes $1,000 featureless iPhone application [latimesblogs.latimes.com]
a seemingly useless application called I Am Rich.

[discuss] 2008-08-10 Ikea to become virtual network, sell cell phones [gadgets.boingboing.net]

[discuss] 2008-08-10 Orwell diaries [orwelldiaries.wordpress.com]
Orwells dagbok från 1938-1942 publicerad i bloggform, med start igår och nya poster efterhand.

[discuss] 2008-08-10 Book Review - 'Traffic,' by Tom Vanderbilt [nytimes.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-09 How To Fold A T-Shirt In 2 Seconds - Explained [videojug.com]
Oumbärlig kunskap.

[discuss] 2008-08-09 När magen får leda vägen [svd.se]
Ät dig genom Österlen.

[discuss] 2008-08-09 KDE and Gnome Comparison [psychocats.net]
You should not select your desktop environment based on its default look. Gnome can just as easily favor blue, and KDE can be made to be orange.

[discuss] 2008-08-09 Cellphone bomb detonator [engadget.com]
01 call missed

1 comments 2008-08-09 What I Learned Buying a Rug in Turkey [academicbiz.typepad.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-09 Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface [worrydream.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-08 WifiDocs/Driver/RalinkRT73 - Community Ubuntu Documentation [help.ubuntu.com]
DWL-G122 rev C1 for Ubuntu

[discuss] 2008-08-08 User Interaction 101 [andymatuschak.org]

[discuss] 2008-08-08 Internet_Safety_Guidelines.jpg (JPEG Image, 400x1300 pixels) [darkmonkey.org.uk]

[discuss] 2008-08-07 Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror [wired.com]
Bruce Schneier

[discuss] 2008-08-07 Databases - A New Frontier [defmacro.org]

[discuss] 2008-08-06 A Map of Olympic Medals [nytimes.com]
Circles are sized by the number of medals each country won in past summer Olympic Games. Click on a country to display a list of its medal winners.

[discuss] 2008-08-05 17 årig tjej söker bonde [blocket.se]

[discuss] 2008-08-05 Generate HTML from a JSON Without any Template but HTML and JavaScript [beebole.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-05 Mobile phone without screen... priced $10 [gadgetguild.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-04 Wearing Out My Delete Key [jamesgolick.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-03 CSS Frameworks [hiddenpixels.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-03 My experiences on a one month startup [neverreadpassively.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-03 Nearly Waterless Washing Machine to Debut in 2009 [physorg.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-03 The White House is Briefed: Phoenix About to Announce "Potential For Life" on Mars [universetoday.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-02 "Major discovery" from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution [web.mit.edu]

[discuss] 2008-08-02 NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended [nasa.gov]

1 comments 2008-08-01 Klocka dina värkar på Värktimer.se [varktimer.se]

[discuss] 2008-08-01 WebArchive Firebug Lite Extends Firebug 19s Reach [webworkerdaily.com]

[discuss] 2008-08-01 Kommunen har ovetandes odlat cannabis i park i Luleå [pitea-tidningen.se]
när jag tittade närmare såg jag att det faktiskt var cannabis, säger Kent King till Kuriren

[discuss] 2008-08-01 Detached Lever Fallacy [overcomingbias.com]

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