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Flip The Frog - Fiddlesticks : UB IWERKS DialUp Networking Monitor About Dial-Up Networking Monitor Dial-Up Networking Monitor (DUNMon) shows the throughput on Windows Dial-Up connections. The throughput is shown in the form of a graph and as detailed statistics. Dial-Up Networking Monitor works on Windows 95/98/Me and 2000/XP, although it has not been thoroughly tested on 2000/XP. Another important factor is your hardware, specifically whether you use a dial-up modem to connect to the Internet, or whether you have a broadband connection, using a DSL "Modem", Cable Modem or Router. The views available in Dial-Up Networking Monitor can be highly customised. Below are the questions I'm asked the most. General Q: When will you have a new release (if ever!) Here's some feedback I recently got from a user: 'Just wanted to let you know that for people who do have a PPPoE connection and Windows XP, DUNMon 3 will show their connection. Also... Some xDSL connections use a USB device connected to the P.C. for more information. Win95/98/ME Windows NT/2000/XP

How to Properly Clean All Your Gadgets Without Ruining Them Gotta chime in here about the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It does an amazing job, but you need to know that it's a micro-abrasive. It's like using Comet. Using a lint-free microfiber cloth (or two), first with diluted white vinegar and then with rubbing alcohol gets rid of nastiness without scratching the crap out of your control surfaces. Eyeglass stores also usually have "lens cleaner" cloths that are lint-free cotton with alcohol on them which you can usually snag for next to nothing. finally, [] has (well, had, they're currently out of stock) keyboard cleaning goop if the compressed air and/alcohol don't get all of your Mountain Dew residue and Cool Ranch Dorito crumbs out from under the spacebar. Flagged

'Where are you headed, dude?': Incredible video shows octopus heave itself from the water and WALK on dry land By Michael Zennie Updated: 12:58 GMT, 24 November 2011 It's a creature that's so shy, scientists know little about its behavior in the wild. But an Eastern Pacific Red Octopus outside San Francisco, California, was friendly enough that it hoisted itself from the water and walked about on dry land, much to the amazement of spectators who captured the entire thing on video. 'Where are you headed, dude?' the astonished cameraman asks as the slimy mollusc creeps through the seaweed next to a tide pool. Up and out: This friendly octopus wandered around on dry land for about 2 minutes after it climbed out of the water The octopus was spotted at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, about 20 miles south of San Francisco. Is this the picture of primordial life emerging from the seas and learning to live on terra firma? Probably not. 'Octopuses in captivity actually escape their watery enclosures with alarming frequency,' according to an article in Orion Magazine.

NetStat Live Have you ever wondered just how fast your network connection is? Not just how fast the modem is connected at, but how much data you can actually get? Does your internet connection sometimes seem slower than normal? Forget hacking the registry or using counter-intuitive tools to get the information you want - enter the world of AnalogX NetStat Live (NSL)! NetStat Live works on all versions of Windows, from Window 95 to Windows 7 and everything inbetween (including XP, Vista, Win2k, etc).

Hirzberger Events Digital Wallpaper / Strukt To decorate the office space of Büro Hirzberger in Vienna Strukt realised a digital wallpaper that illuminates the walls. In this self-initiated project Strukt was given complete creative freedom by the client, and developed a system to project video and realtime content undistorted onto any surface. The basic idea was to illuminate the black-and-white striped office wall by mapping the architecture with multiple projectors. The program developed by Strukt is scripted in vvvv and is scaleable to any number of projectors and any architectural shape. The hardware is courtesy of Concept Solutions Vienna.

Mysteries in slow motion: Videos offer a glimpse into an aerial world we never see By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 00:27 GMT, 15 January 2012 A series of high-speed animal flight videos are producing an amazing glimpse aerial world most of us have never seen before. Amateurs videographers, with a bit of luck, can use inexpensive digital cameras to turn blurred images into clear illustrations of animal and insect behaviour. A Dutch programme named Vilegkunstenaars asked videographers and animal lovers around the world to capture nature in flight, reports. Scroll down for videos Rough, tough world: A sparrow clings on as a bully barges him out of the way at the feeder before pushing him away with his leg In one year the contest attracted 460 amateurs who between uploaded more than 2,400 slow-motion video clips that were taken on their complimentary cameras. The jury was made up of video experts, philosophers and scientists. They picked their favourites, most of which are featured in still pictures here. The videos are all viewable on Youtube or at

Web Speed YourSpeed v3.7 Submit a logo MaxSpeed MaxSpeed measures your maximum download and upload speed towards this server. SurfSpeed SurfSpeed measures your average surfing speed to a set of websites. Top100, countries, languages The system contains a large database of websites that can be measured. Duration This setting determines how long the measurement will run before the final results are presented. Screen layout The measurement uses 41 frames in a single window. Auto-repeat If you leave the results-window open (possibly minimized) then the measurement will automatically execute again after this time. Tip: The measurement looks best if you

Browser Size pour mesurer la visibilité de vos pages Web « Mania Google propose un nouveau outil pour mesurer une page Web. Browser Size affiche une image transparente sur votre blog ou votre site Web et affiche la visibilité en pourcentage. Plus le pourcentage baisse, plus vos visiteurs devront défiler la page, et donc leur donner plus de contrainte. Dans le cas de Maniac Geek (Résolution de 1024×768), le résultat est plutot satisfaisant, car la page centrale reste majoritairement visible, mais les lecteurs doivent défiler un peu pour voir les articles récents, et le menu en général. C’est une simple application, mais très importante pour les Webmaster qui se demandent toujours sur la position d’un objet donné.

Gwen in Her Hepmobile Rocket by ~BWS on deviantART | Legal and Technology Articles and Resources for Librarians, Lawyers and Law Firms Ebola Virus: Don't shake hands and avoid sex: Ugandan president's stark warning after Ebola kills 14 By Rebecca Seales Published: 20:13 GMT, 30 July 2012 | Updated: 15:02 GMT, 31 July 2012 Crisis: Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has advised the nation to avoid hand-shakes, promiscuity and DIY burials Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has advised people to avoid shaking hands, casual sex and do-it-yourself burials to reduce the chance of contracting the deadly Ebola virus after an outbreak killed 14 people and put many more at risk. Mr Museveni's advice came as scared patients and health workers fled a district hospital in rural western Uganda where several cases of Ebola were being treated. The authorities are now trying to alter people's behaviour in a bid to stop the virus spreading. 'We discourage the shaking of hands because that can cause contact through sweat which can cause problems ... and avoid promiscuity because these sicknesses can also be transmitted through sex,' Mr Museveni said in a public statement.

ALT1040 Mental imagery gives language meaning David Robson, features editor WHAT do you think of when you read the phrase "flying pig"? Chances are that a striking image will have fleetingly passed through your mind. In Louder Than Words, Benjamin Bergen, a cognitive scientist at the University of California, San Diego, builds a strong case that such "embodied simulations" lie at the centre of the brain's processing of language. Writers have been working with this principle for thousands of years, of course, but the idea has only recently attracted the focused attention of cognitive scientists, with fascinating results. Bergen writes with a lightness of touch and a jovial wit. After reading this book, words will never hold quite the same meaning for you again.