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The Making of a Legend: "Every true Macintosh fanatic has seen, or at least heard about, the famous 1984 television commercial that heralded the introduction of the Macintosh. The spot, with its distinctive Orwellian vision, is indelibly imprinted in the minds of Mac users the world over."
Everyone in the world is invited to submit a Channel 101 pilot.
The Forgotten Camps documents both the little-known and the most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps.
"…[R]ecognizing your inability to find answers doesn't remove the need or desire to, and to date there've emerged two different ways of dealing with it. The first is to have faith, and it means choosing an answer—whether its a guess or a culturally accepted idea—and reconciling your wants with your doubts… The second way of dealing with ignorance is called science, but while everyone knows its name, not as many understand it. The faithful resent the incursions it makes on their legends, and the feeling of becoming old fashioned, foolish and wrong. It hit a high point during the Scopes Monkey Trial, where faith went horn-to-horn with a juvenile scientific theory that was gaining momentum, and continues to fester even now."
"Judge Clinton Marburger continued his refusal to comply with a federal court ruling which ordered him to remove a twelve-foot tall burning cross from his courtroom. The state faces fines and loss of federal funding if the cross is not removed before Friday at midnight." (Note to the humor impaired: Yes, this article is a satire.)
If you are an IT professional, how do you say 'No' to the endless stream of project requests that come your way? A recent Slashdot thread discusses the problem.
If the many types of memory cards that are available for portable devices has you confused, enlighten yourself with this memory expansion card guide.
sThig's Blog, aka "Scrib", describes itself as a "cultural art blog". Lots of eye candy here, and links to lots more.
In a country that supposedly went to war to ensure freedom of expression for the Iraqi people, the Dixie Chicks are threatened with death for speaking their piece.
This Beginners Guide to Hard Drive Data Recovery is one of those things that you won't need often—but when you do, you need it NOW!
Sobig.F may be the latest attempt to create a network of hijacked computers capable of sending out spam.