Canada.com - OTTAWA (CP) - Immigrants are much less likely to take their own lives than native-born Canadians, suggesting they may have coping mechanisms that could be copied by society in general, experts said Monday.
Forbes -SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - The video game industry is facing a hardening of the creative arteries as aging gamers' tastes increasingly shift toward sequels and games based on movies, industry participants said this ...
I'm starting to learn how to Mod maybe I will pick the Half life engine, or maybe the Unreal engine.
internetnews | At a time of heightened awareness of corporate intellectual property, news service Reuters announced said it will use Fast Search & Transfer's (FAST) software to track copyright violations of its content. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
GSM reaches 60 million subscribers in US CommsDesign - ATLANTA, Ga. The 3G Americas trade association reported at this week's CTIA Wireless 2004 showcase that 60 million subscribers are now using GSM technology in the Americas, equating to a 110% growth rate since February of 2003.
GSM is way better then any other system on the phones in my opinion
Wired | A teenager who tangled with Microsoft over his mikerowesoft.com domain name says he's donating most of his legal defense fund to a hospice for terminally ill children. Mike Rowe, a 17-year-old resident of Victoria, was accused of copyright infringement by the software giant in January.keep on reading
But Will IRS Accept Virtual Cash? Wired | A journalist immerses himself in the virtual world of online gaming and sets himself a challenge: to earn more from the sale of imaginary goods than from writing. As his deadline looms, he scrambles to make good on his bet. By Daniel Terdiman.
Cnet | Evidence that intruders gained access to its Web server, the GNOME Project said on Wednesday that it has launched a cleanup effort that will delay the next version of the open-source desktop by a week.
Cnet | In a decision that could affect consumers, competitors and PC makers, the European Commission requires Microsoft to unbundle Media Player from Windows and pay a $613 million fine. update Regulators hit the software giant with a fine of $613 million for violating European Union antitrust law and also order the unbundling of Media Player software from Windows.
This is goingto be something very cool, do we have to pay for Media Player then? if Eu want's the software not bundled?
planetunreal: A lengthy article at GameSpot has their editors compare UT2004 and Battlefield Vietnam. In the end UT2004 is clearly the preferred game, but they do bring up some strong points for Battlefield Vietnam.
I'm a big fan of FPS games. Also a big fan of Halflife and Unreal
Engadget:It’s sort of thing we’d think would be hard to say with a straight face, but Logitech is touting its MX510 Performance Optical Mouse as its “most powerful mouse ever”. Which mainly means that the mouse is extremely accurate (something hardcore gamers look for), but it still sounds funny to describe as mouse as being the “most powerful”.
I want that! I will see if it's good then I will buy it. I have to take it to a test drive.
New York Times - Harrison McCain, a Canadian billionaire whose family-owned business began in a cow pasture in New Brunswick and grew into one of the world's largest producers of frozen French fries, died Thursday night. He was 76.
Reuters - RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat watched Mel Gibsons's controversial "Passion of the Christ" at a private screening on Saturday and said it was not anti-Semitic, officials said.
9down.com: Game XP is intended to optimize the performance of your computer for gaming needs. It tweaks and modifies various XP settings (cache settings, CPU priority etc.) and optionally disables or stops several Windows services that are usually not needed. The program does not require any installation, and does not need to be running at all times. Game XP extends your operating system's capabilities and makes Windows faster and comfortable for maximum gaming experience.
MetaFilter: This company has released a device which claims to provide water "anytime, anywhere" (No Goodies jokes,please) - from the humidity in the air. With two other companies selling these machines in Australia and prices ranging from AUD1,000 to AUD2,300, is this a viable solution to the massive water shortages around the world, or just something else to talk about around the water cooler?
By the way we have a Dehumidifier I think this is the same thing in Canada it's 220 dollars I think. Here is one example I found in the comments.
Reuters - Veiled women are protecting more than their modesty -- they are also less prone to nose and throat cancers because their veils screen out viruses, a Canadian doctor was quoted Friday as saying.
Inresting now what about this? Crowd Storms Restaurant Over Alcohol Reuters - Some 100 Bahraini Islamists shouting "God is Greatest" stormed a French restaurant serving alcohol in the pro-Western Gulf Arab state and threatened diners with knives, witnesses said on Thursday.
BBC:Why a new European law against piracy could hurt innovation... While it's true that a teenager doesn't have to fear his bank account being seized, it's not true to say that he can't have his CD collection seized. Neil MacCromick, MEP
UNREAL TOURNAMENT 2004 (Due Date March 18 in Canada)
Yesterday, I walked all the way to a store called FutureShop those of you who are living out side of Canada, this is like The Best buy but it's the Canadian Version of it. Unreal tournament 2004 is the best game of 2004 in my opinion I don't care about the other games that are coming out like Half Life 2 because there are other games that are coming out near that month too, like Doom 3 and Halo2.
Any ways check out the Demo, and watch the videos. If you like it buy it
Wired | The company that owns the file-sharing software is embroiled in legal battles all over the world. Now its being sued by a software developer who says he wrote the source code to Kazaa and should be paid for his trouble.
MSNBC:As the 9/11 commission investigates what Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush might have done to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, one piece of evidence the commission will examine is a videotape secretly recorded by a CIA plane high above Afghanistan. The tape shows a man believed to Osama bin Laden walking at a known al-Qaida camp. The question for the 9/11 commission: If the CIA was able to get that close to bin Laden before 9/11, why wasn't he captured or killed? The videotape has remained secret until now.
We locked you up in jail for 25 years and you were innocent all along? That'll be £80,000 please
Sundayherald | WHAT do you give someone who's been proved innocent after spending the best part of their life behind bars, wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn't commit?
ROBERT Brown was just a 19-year-old from Glasgow when he was jailed for life for murdering a woman called Annie Walsh in Manchester in 1977. He served 25 years before he was finally freed in 2002, when the courts ruled him innocent of the crime.
BBC:Astronomers are to rethink the system for classifying planets following the discovery of what some claim is the 10th in the Solar System. A probe will be sent to investigate Pluto - a planet or not.
I think pluto is just a large stone shaped as a circle, sometimes this known as a planet. Sometimes large object with no purpose.
ECT: Ken Dunham, iDefense director of malicious code, told TechNewsWorld that attackers and virus writers are constantly developing worm technology and increasingly using it to carry out country- or company-specific attacks.
Jeez don't download viruses in the first place, and don't use any Email Clients, also get a Anti Virus and you are safe 99%.
The Globe and Mail - TORONTO -- In broken English, 81-year-old Maria Leib struggled yesterday to articulate how the horror of being forced from her Romanian home during the Holocaust came flooding back as she opened the front door of her Thornhill townhouse.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production. The paralegal apparently fell victim to one of the many official looking Web sites that have been put up by pranksters to describe dihydrogen monoxide as "an odorless, tasteless chemical" that can be deadly if accidentally inhaled.
Haha, I've been to that website here it is, the fact page won't work so look at this cache. There are even more websites I mean look at this.
Haha, but I think that my brain is going to explode.
By the way what is going on in Iran? Any news from CNN, BBC, CBC? no news coverage what so ever. This is it let's blog it out and have our support for those who are fighting in Iran for the freedom.
Blank is saying: The Media is only interested in what brings them $$$ & hype...i.e. Martha Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Aflac, gay weddings etc...... They are not interested in showing the suffering of Iranian people or helping their cause. On the contrast, you have BBC and CNN & NY times that basically distort the truth to promote their own ideology.....
This is excactly with happened with Khomeini, they will start execute everyone in there.
macteens:Apple has sold over fifty million songs from their iTunes music store. Purchases are now averaging 2.5 million songs a week. Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over 50 million songs from Apple's iTunes Music Store, not including songs redeemed from the currently running Pepsi iTunes promotion. iTunes users are now downloading 2.5 million songs per week, which is an annual run rate of 130 million songs per year.
ztpc writes "Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity media player for Windows. Winamp supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc) and video types (AVI,ASF,MPEG,NSV), custom appearances called skins (supporting both classic Winamp 1.x/2.x skins and Winamp 3 freeform skins), audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins (including two industry dominating visualization plug-ins), an advanced media library, Internet radio and TV support, CD ripping, and CD burning.
Thanks for those who commented my blog content. If you find something offensive or very stupid. Please prove me that it was. Or that something came out wrong, or something you readers want me to cover! Going to talk about my gaming time and also some of the cool downloads I came up upon during last two months.
It's March Break people, hope you all having a wonderful time, I'm staying down at Canada. Not going anywhere.
A "significant portion" of people who use Ninemsn's Hotmail and other internet-based products had trouble accessing the services for more than 24 hours on the weekend. Link I knew something was going on!
BBC: Astronomers have discovered a new world circling the Sun farther away than other planets.
Observations show it is about 2,000 km across, and it may even be larger than Pluto which is 2,250 km across.
Also about Nasa CBS writes
Hubble Future In Jeopardy CBS News - With all due respect to the achievements of the NASA robots roaming around Mars, when it comes to star power and scientific significance, nothing captures the public's imagination more than Hubble -- the multi-billion dollar telescope that NASA
Financial Times - Iran is to ban United Nations inspectors from its nuclear facilities for an unspecified time after reacting angrily to a resolution passed at the weekend by the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear ...
BBC:bot race across an American desert has ended in disaster with all entries crashing before the finishing line. Fifteen driverless machines were competing for a $1 million (£555,000) prize, but they either broke down or withdrew, a race official said.
CBC News - TEHRAN - Tensions increased between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday when the UN agency censured the Islamic Republic for keeping part of its nuclear program secret.
CTV: Still struggling with the sponsorship scandal, Prime Minister Paul Martin's government is now looking into another massive misappropriation of taxpayers' money -- this time at the Department of National Defence.
Late-night talk show host Mike Bullard, who jumped from CTV to Global television last year only to see his ratings plummet, has had his show cancelled. "Unfortunately, and in spite of a major promotion effort by Global, the program has not demonstrated the degree of success that merits a continued run," Doug Hoover, senior programming vice-president at Global, said in a statement Friday. "We continue to hold Mike in the highest of esteem and wish him much well-deserved success in the future."
My faviroute Canadian Sitcom after Rick Mercer! Poor Mike, Iwould be pissed by now if it was my show.
Reuters - Two Mexican peasant farmers, cousins age 70 and 85, argued for years over water rights and finally faced off in an old-fashioned pistol duel that killed both, a judicial official said Wednesday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Pork products processed and distributed from the farm of accused Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton may have contained human remains, police and health officials said on Wednesday.
HP's invention, due in drives soon, lets users burn labels.
PCWORLD:Looking for a way to label your multitude of CDs and DVDs neatly and efficiently? HP has come up with an elegant answer: Use the same laser that already burned the data to make a label on the flip side of the disc.
RNC tells TV stations not to run anti-Bush ads WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican National Committee is warning television stations across the country not to run ads from the MoveOn.org Voter Fund that criticize President Bush, charging that the left-leaning political group is paying for them with money raised in violation of the new campaign-finance law.
wow it's The Islamic republic of USA! censorship all the way
James Astill meets teenagers released from Guantanamo Bay who recall the place fondly
Guardian: Asadullah strives to make his point, switching to English lest there be any mistaking him. "I am lucky I went there, and now I miss it. Cuba was great," said the 14-year-old, knotting his brow in the effort to make sure he is understood.
SOHAG, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities deployed some 1,000 police around a southern town on Saturday to forestall any Muslim-Christian clashes after two Christian men were killed in a street brawl, security sources said.
Wired:The most-read webloggers aren't necessarily the ones with the most original ideas, say researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs.
Using newly developed techniques for graphing the flow of information between blogs, the researchers have discovered that authors of popular blog sites regularly borrow topics from lesser-known bloggers -- and they often do so without attribution.
Those people who don't give credits! blogger from now on please give credit
NEW YORK (AP) -- If the U.S. Postal Service delivered mail for free, our mailboxes would surely runneth over with more credit-card offers, sweepstakes entries, and supermarket fliers. That's why we get so much junk e-mail: It's essentially free to send. So Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates, among others, is now suggesting that we start buying "stamps" for e-mail.
Starsky and Hutch Funny and great movie based on a 70's classic show, Starring Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. I watched it last night, awsome movie go watch it. I don't want to spoil any details on this movie.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Take one exasperated Iranian woman. Add a computer. Hook it up to the Internet. "And you have a voice in a country where it's very hard to be heard," said Lady Sun, the online identity of one of the first Iranian women to start a blog -- a freeform mix of news items, commentaries and whatever else comes to mind.