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Tsū. Project SAFE: London - Introduction to the SAFE Network by David Irvine. Mozilla takes Windows 8-friendly Firefox out back ... two shots heard. The Essential Guide to IT Transformation Mozilla has bad news for Firefox users who are fans of Windows 8 and its new, touch-centric UI – all 1,000 of you, worldwide. On Friday, Firefox VP Johnathan Nightingale revealed that he had made the decision to "take the Windows Metro version of Firefox off the trains" – Mozilla-speak meaning he's canceled it.

"Mozilla builds software to make the world better, but we have to pick our battles," Nightingale wrote. Mozilla has been working on a version of its browser that conforms with the UI requirements of Windows 8's Start Screen since 2012, before Microsoft's latest OS had even gone on sale to the public. But the effort has been a fraught one, with development delays causing its ship date to slip repeatedly. A big part of the problem, it seems, is that there simply wasn't enough demand to justify the effort. Got that? Mozilla didn't have a lot of competition for the Windows 8 browser market, either.

So much for that, then. Thought-Control Headset Reads Your Mind | Gadget Lab. NASA Officially Confirms Cold Fusion Works 2012. Most Human Like Robot Ever. Female Android Robot fembot Aiko Demo 2. Most Human Like Robot Ever. Rockefeller banning Internet - Bills 773 & 778. World’s second tallest structure will power 100,000 homes a day with hot air. If a clean energy project in the Arizona desert goes forward, the second tallest structure on Earth will be a 2,600-foot solar updraft tower, which could last 80 years and generate 200 MW of electricity each day — using only hot air. (Insert your own joke about how we could power Cleveland with Bill O’Reilly.) The tower works on the principle that hot air rises. In this case, it rises through the tower, turning turbines as it goes. The tower uses no water, and it works pretty much all the time, unlike wind and solar projects.

(At night, the ground is still letting off the heat it captured during the day, so there's still hot air available to float upward.) The tower is so tall because the stronger air flow in taller towers creates more energy. Bloom Box Free Energy Device. Brave New Nano: Flexible phones & graphene gadgets in RT's Technology Update. Tom's Hardware US. The memory of the future? Faster than this guy IBM today announced that, for the first time, scientists at its research arm have demonstrated that a relatively new memory technology, known as phase-change memory (PCM), can reliably store multiple data bits per cell over extended periods of time. The benefits of such a memory technology would allow computers and servers to boot instantaneously – much faster than what even the fastest SSD today can do. IBM believes that PCM can write and retrieve data 100 times faster than flash while also not losing data when the power is turned off.

Unlike flash, PCM is also very durable and can endure at least 10 million write cycles, compared to current enterprise-class flash at 30,000 cycles or consumer-class flash at 3,000 cycles. While 3,000 cycles will out live many consumer devices, 30,000 cycles are orders of magnitude too low to be suitable for enterprise applications. 4 Hacker Software Tools Every Budding Coder Should Have. Before we begin, what is a hacker? Well, Wikipedia defines a hacker as “a person who heavily modifies the software or hardware of their own computer system” while Google defines a hacker as “an enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user“.

I bet most of you here fit that second description at least. jEdit This is less known than Notepad++. It supports many advanced features, such as syntax highlighting, which is a must if you’re a programmer. As a programmer, you are constantly removing code to optimize your program, to fix bugs or any number of other reasons. It supports 130 languages, including AppleScript and Objective-C, which surprised me. FireBug FireBug is the number one free web development tool for Firefox which allows live inspecting and editing of webpages. One use for FireBug is downloading page elements, such as Flash games. Jorge covered how to install Firebug on other browsers than Firefox back in 2009, and James also covered it in his recent CSS tutorial. 5 Ways To Increase Your Torrent Download Speed. Open Those Ports! Your first step how to speed up torrent downloads is to ensure you can actually be connected to from other peers.

The latest version of uTorrent is able to test this for you, so launch the Setup Guide from the Options menu. If you have an older uTorrent, you can test specific ports using this tool. By default, uTorrent will attempt to auto-configure your router using uPnP, which solves so many problems. If your router isn’t compatible, this will fail – but you can perform the following steps to forward the ports correctly. Open up a command prompt from Windows, and type ipconfig. Open up uTorrent Options-> Preferences -> Connection , and choose your own port or note down the one it has chosen for you.

Open up your router config page and look for PORT FORWARDING. Note that if your network is running an automatic addressing scheme, you may need to reconfigure this if you shut down and are given a new address. ISP Throttling & Traffic Shaping Windows Firewall Don’t Be A Leech. Solar energy potential underestimated, says Greg Barker | Environment. Britain has underestimated the potential of solar energy and the government needs to reappraise the technology because of rapidly falling costs, according to energy and climate minister Greg Barker. "Historically, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has underestimated the contribution that solar can make," he said.

"But solar is now going through an extraordinary stage of development … it's capable of scaling up and competing with the big boys. It's not just for enthusiasts. It has potential to be a significant source of energy. " Barker's comments were made in response to a report issued today by the Solar Trade Association (STA), which claims the government and its advisers have underestimated the benefits and overestimated the costs of solar energy. "While I wouldn't necessarily concur with all the specific recommendations of the report," Barker said, "there is one clear message that I do agree with: that solar has far more potential than has previously been thought.

" Replace Gnome On-Screen Keyboard With Florence Virtual Keyboard [Linux] For GNOME users, there’s a nice little application that should do the job called Gnome On-Screen Keyboard, or GOK for short. However, when I tried to get my virtual keyboard to load, I got stuck at a different window, with no clue how to continue. The great, wide web couldn’t help me much either, so I knew that I had to get something else instead. And I found something that does exactly what I need it to do. Getting Started Florence Virtual Keyboard is a great little replacement for GOK that is easy to configure and, most importantly, easy to use. Installation, like any other Linux program, is as easy as going into your package manager and choosing the right package.

When you first launch the Florence virtual on-screen keyboard, you’ll be asked to click “OK” in order to enable the GNOME accessibility features. Functionality In terms of basic functionality, Florence does exactly what you need it to: provide an on-screen keyboard that works. Style Options Window Options Conclusion. Bitly | Basic | a simple URL shortener. Bitly | Basic | a simple URL shortener. Cool Websites and Tools [May 10th] | MakeUseOf.

Pulse: Automatically Download & Set Up New Wallpapers. Changing your computer’s wallpaper from time to time gives it a fresh look. But looking for suitable wallpapers and deciding on one can be time consuming. Here to automate the process for you is an application called Pulse. Pulse is a free desktop application for Windows computers. It automatically fetches new wallpapers from the Internet and sets them on your desktop. Using the options you can control the wallpaper resolutions, delete old pictures, and set Pulse to automatically download images. Features: A user-friendly desktop application.Does not require any installation.Compatible with Windows computers.Lets you automatically download and set wallpapers.

Check out Pulse @ www.pulse.codeplex.com. Open Source Cloud Computing Software | Cloud.com. The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality. Crackahacking. Group plans to beam free Internet across the globe from space | Raw Story. By Eric W. DolanThursday, February 10, 2011 14:32 EDT The charity group A Human Right said it was planning to purchase a satellite that would provide free basic Internet access to developing countries around the world. The group, which was founded by 25-year-old Kosta Grammatis, is currently raising money to buy the TerreStar-1, the largest commercial communications satellite ever built. TerreStar, the company that owns the satellite, filed for chapter-11 bankruptcy protection in October 2010, opening the possibility that the satellite may be up for sale.

The group hopes to raise $150,000 to finalize a business plan, investigate the legal and business aspects of submitting a bid for the satellite, and hire engineers to turn the plan into a reality. “We believe that Internet access is a tool that allows people to help themselves – a tool so vital that it should be considered a universal human right,” the website for Buy This Satellite stated. The group has already managed to raise $44,781. Bypassing the Obama Kill Switch. Free-Energy Devices, zero-point energy, and water as fuel. DIY Mesh Guide - WirelessAfrica. Building a Rural Wireless Mesh Network A do-it-yourself guide to planning and building a Freifunk based mesh network About The Guide Building a Rural Wireless Mesh Network Reliable, affordable and easy access to telecommunication services for all has been identified as key to social and economic development in Africa.

The guide tries to simplfy the planning and building of a mesh network, using a step-by-step approach to setting up a infrastructure mesh node, or an access point using a Linksys WRT54gl and the Freifunk firmware or DD WRT firmware depending on the node type. DIY Guide topics Version 0.7_65 of the DIY guide covers the following topics: Core Group David Johnson - aka "kingdavid" is a research leader in the Wireless Africa group at the Meraka Institute.

Karel Matthee - Project manager. Dare Sokoya - Dare is currently reading for his PhD at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Lawrence Mboweni - Developer Download Feedback Read what comments have been received. Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down - PCWorld. These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections. Do-It-Yourself Internet With Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi Even if you've managed to find an Internet connection for yourself, it won't be that helpful in reaching out to your fellow locals if they can't get online to find you.

If you're trying to coordinate a group of people in your area and can't rely on an Internet connection, cell phones, or SMS, your best bet could be a wireless mesh network of sorts--essentially, a distributed network of wireless networking devices that can all find each other and communicate with each other. Don't Take Digital Innovation for Granted. In Canada, powerful actors want to make the Net more expensive, less open. Locking in ISP profits at expense of creativity. In my Jan. 2009 column I encouraged readers to make opening the media in Canada their 2010 resolution. I asserted that 2010 would be a pivotal year for communities working to open communication in Canada and beyond.

And so here we are in 2011, and it appears that indeed there is a growing community focused on openness, the open Internet at its core. For example, Over 22,000 people and counting have signed the Stop The Meter petition, demonstrating widespread discontent with big telecom companies who are attempting to hogtie competing indie Internet service providers (ISPs) and make the Internet much more expensive to use. Upping the price of being online While the open media community will likely continue to gain momentum, I believe that this year innovation will take on an increasingly central role in defining the future of communications, and society in general. 1. Why fighting for copyright is futile. Protects Your Privacy! The only search engine that does not record your IP address.

Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data is recorded. Major search engines capture your IP address and use tracking cookies to make a record of your search terms, the time of your visit, and the links you choose - then they store that information in a giant database. Those searches reveal a shocking amount of personal information about you, such as your interests, family circumstances, political leanings, medical conditions, and more. This information is modern-day gold for marketers, government officials, black-hat hackers and criminals - all of whom would love to get their hands on your private search data. Major search engines have quietly amassed the largest database of personal information on individuals ever collected.

That database is still searchable. Shocked? When we search, we share our most private thoughts with our computers. Ixquick web search awarded the first. OpenMedia.ca | Engage, Educate, Empower. KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more! TechCrunch. Christoph Janz on Web 2.0. O'Reilly Radar.

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Independant Green Energy/Housing. Build a trail by Claire Wolfe 91. You can turn a "useless" piece of land into a useful one and create something beautiful by building a trail in your backyard. It doesn't even matter whether you have a lot of land or just a small scrap of nature. In my case, my useless patch was a mere half acre choked with blackberry brambles and other largely impenetrable weed species. Only a few tall trees (all that was left after a 10-year-old clear-cut) poked above the brush. To make it even more useless, the whole area ran so steeply downhill from my cabin that in places you couldn't stand on it. The original idea was simply to cut a swath through the blackberries to be able to harvest more of them. The result—still very much a work in progress—is a steep, winding trail just under a quarter mile long that presents both challenges and surprising beauties.

Opening the trail Any book on trail building will admonish you to survey carefully before cutting your trail. Surfacing the trail Building bridges and turnpikes Coping with surprises.

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