OpenSourceCMS – Try before you … install

OpenSourceCMS – Home This site was created with one goal in mind. To give you the opportunity to “try out” some of the best php/mysql based free and open source software systems in the world. You are welcome to be the administrator of any site here, allowing you to decide which system best suits your…

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Guardian Unlimited | Technology | Talk time: Dave McKean

Looking forward to seeing this movie…

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Functioning Form – The Minority Report Interface

Wall-sized displays, gesture recognition, and seamless information convergence: it’s the stuff that Interface Designer dreams are made of. It’s also a vision found in The Minority Report. So how did Tom Cruise get such a nice set up? It turns out that Microsoft Research, MIT, and several design shops had a say in the interface…

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Wired News: This Is No Two-Bit Music Player

Wired News: This Is No Two-Bit Music Player: “Part handheld danceteria, part art, the creation squeezes an album’s worth of Perich’s original electronic dance music onto a tiny, 8-KB microchip. The electronics and battery are housed inside a clear, plastic CD case, along with volume, power and track-skip controls. Perich, who is also a graduate…

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Ainu language – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ainu language – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Ainu is a moribund language, and has been endangered for at least the past few decades. Most of the 150,000 self-proclaimed ethnic Ainu in Japan (many additional Ainu are not aware of their origins or are secretive for fear of discrimination) speak only Japanese. In the town of…

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Navajo language – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“The key element in Navajo is the verb and is notoriously complex. Some noun meanings are provided by verbs, as in Hoozdo ‘Phoenix, Arizona’ (lit., ‘the place is hot’) and ch’é’étiin ‘doorway’ (lit., ‘something has a path horizontally out’). Many complex nouns are derived from nominalized verbs as well, as in ná’oolkiłí ‘clock’ (lit., ‘one…

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Rules of Acquisition – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rules of Acquisition – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “The Rules of Acquisition, in the fictional Star Trek universe, are a set of guidelines, intended to ensure the profitability of businesses owned by the ultra-capitalist Ferengi. The first rule was made by Gint, the first Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. He numbered the first rule…

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Scientific American: Controlling Hurricanes

Scientific American: Controlling Hurricanes: “But must these fearful forces of nature be forever beyond our control? My research colleagues and I think not. Our team is investigating how we might learn to nudge hurricanes onto more benign paths or otherwise defuse them. Although this bold goal probably lies decades in the future, we think our…

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PodcastChapterTool – Voxmedia Wiki

PodcastChapterTool – Voxmedia Wiki: “Apple’s chapter system adds an entire new dimension to podcasts. For the first time, true podcast ecommerce, or pCommerce for short, is possible. Chapters add the ability to embed links and graphics displayed in sync with the podcast. Now podcasters can discuss a product or website, place a graphic representation for…

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