From Around the Web
10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About – You know that site with videos and all? It turns out that its quite popular and you happen to visit and use it quite often. Instead of just searching and playing here are some top Youtube URL tricks that you should know about.
The 5 Best Screen Capture Tools – Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity. Lifehacker helps with a rundown of the five most popular screen capture applications.
15 iPhone Apps Created by College Students – Apple’s iPhone application platform has made it easier than ever for hopeful software developers of all types to create a product and bring it to market. Here are just a few examples.
Best Source Code Comments – Stack Overflow has an awesome thread on stupid and funny code comments, including such chestnuts as //When I wrote this, only God and I understood what I was doing, //Now, God only knows, and (“drunk, fix later”).
Cold Fusion is Hot Again – When first presented in 1989 cold fusion was quickly dismissed as junk science. But, as Sixty Minutes reports, there’s renewed buzz among scientists that cold fusion could lead to monumental breakthroughs in energy production. [Video]
Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009 – Over the years a range of GUI’s have been developed for different operating systems such as OS/2, Macintosh, Windows, Amiga, Linux, Symbian OS, and more. In the following article, we’ll be taking a look at the evolution of the interface designs of the major operating systems since the 80’s.
Particles Have Free Will – A new paper co-authored by mathematician John Conway, inventor of a cellular automata demonstration known as the Game of Life, argues that you can’t explain the spin or decay of particles by randomness, nor are they determined, so free will is the only option left.
What’s Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies – All the men I know have one thing in common: They have a zombie contingency plan. If the zombies arise tomorrow, everybody has at least a hazy outline of what, exactly, they would do to survive the coming onslaught.
Why Minds Are Not Like Computers – People who believe that the mind can be replicated on a computer tend to explain the mind in terms of a computer. When theorizing about the mind, especially to outsiders but also to one another, defenders of artificial intelligence (AI) often rely on computational concepts.
Energy From Junk E-mail Could Power Alaska, Homes Foreclosed in 2008 and More
FBI used spyware to catch cable-cutting extortionist
Google Book Search settlement gives Google a virtual monopoly over literature
Robots are narrowing the gap with humans
Scientist Stephen Hawking ‘very ill’