There is a crisis of insults on the Web. On one hand, the volume of flames is very high yet the quality is poor. Gone are the days of the razor-sharp wit of Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill*, only to be replaced by a string of four letter words typed in ALL CAPS by n00bs (the latest of which is “FAIL”, itself a failure of coming up with a more scathing insult, if you think about it).
What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now? When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you’re more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it’s not worth gagging over.
Update, May 2008: For newer iPod models, see our complete guide to copying music from your iPod to your computer . A reader points out a straightforward way for Windows users to transfer music from an iPod to your hard drive, without extra software: Connect the iPod to your PC. If iTunes starts syncing (ie erasing) your music automatically, hit the X in the upper right hand corner of iTunes display, to the left of the search box, to stop it. In Control Panel, Portable Media Devices, double-click your iPod. In the Tools menu -> Options, in the View Tab, check "Show hidden files and folders."
Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones. So let's dive into the world of passwords, and look at what makes a password secure in practical terms. Update: Read the FAQ (updated January 2011)
What is the "Invisible Web", a.k.a. the "Deep Web"? The "visible web" is what you can find using general web search engines . It's also what you see in almost all subject directories .
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What types of sounds can be found on the Web using Find Sounds ? Below is a partial list. Click on any link below to perform a search, or enter one or more words in the search box above and then click on the Search button. Animals alligator , baboon , bat , bear , bobcat , buffalo , bullfrog , camel , cat , cheetah , chimpanzee , chinchilla , chipmunk , cougar , cow , coyote , crocodile , deer , dinosaur , dog , dolphin , donkey , elephant , elk , ferret , fox , frog , gibbon , goat , gorilla , grizzly bear , guinea pig , hippo , horse , hyena , jaguar , kitten , lamb , lemur , leopard , lion , llama , marmot , monkey , moose , mouse , orca , panda , panther , pig , polar bear , prairie dog , puppy , rabbit , raccoon , rat , rattlesnake , rhinoceros , rodent , sea lion , seal , sheep , snake , squirrel , sugar glider , tiger , toad , whale , wolf , zebra