Libra is a library software to organize your stuff: Books, Audio CDs, Movies, & Games (for a start). And it does so beautifully, and at an amazing price ($0 for non-commercial use).  
 
Hook up your webcam, and Libra turns it instantly into a barcode scanner. Point your webcam towards the barcode (in any orientation) on the back of your books, DVD's or CD's and Libra will auto-retrieve the product information automatically, and add it to your library.
Fix dead pixel: Killdeadpixel.com
Posted by Mac in the wired 10 years ago
For fixing dead pixels on LCD monitors.  
 
Simply drag the above graphic to your dead pixel and let it stay there for about 1 hour.  
 
The graphic will try to massage the dead pixel back alive again by getting it to change rapidly.  
It has been reported to work many times.  
But it doesn't work for all dead pixels.. still its a good try.  
If after 1 hour it doesn't work, please use the full screen version below and try for about 12hours.
This is the Home of KB's Drumsamples...here you find Sample-Sets of now 59 different [drum machines] of all time, mostly 70s and 80s...  
 
Download any of the Sets
[.zip archives containing WAV files] for free...  
 
The college textbook market has functioned as a near-perfect monopoly. Consider: How often does someone have the authority to order consumers to purchase a product with a limited number of vendors? University professors have just that power, requiring students to purchase particular books for their courses. The often obscure titles must typically be purchased from the college bookstore, which obtains them through special order. With limited competition, at best, prices for new textbooks can easily climb to $100, and have tripled since the mid-1980s  
 
Now a group of small Web sites is trying to provide students with a cheaper alternative for textbooks and other school supplies, such as computers.
SuperDeluxe
Posted by potatono in entertainment 11 years ago
YAVS (Yet another video site). This one is by Turner Broadcasting and has a unique mix of user generated videos and professional paid for videos. Blip is driving the back end of this. Unfortunately their TOS steals your soul.  
Mashup of two classic cartoon lines. I like Lucy the Green Goblin.
Nice little trick you can use to get past the registration requirements of many websites.  
 
You can change your Browser Identification string in the windows registry so web sites think you are a google webbot.  
 
You will need to change it back to use the Windows Update site (automatic updates still work).
Pong T-Shirt
Posted by bear in shopping 11 years ago
Pong is now available, on a stylish t-shirt
The Best Time to Buy Everything
Posted by Mac in shopping 11 years ago
The best time to buy everything from Airline Tickets to Wine
Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, was held hostage in Iraq for 82 days. This is her story.  
 
Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped by Sunni Muslim insurgents in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 2006.  
 
Over the next 82 days, she was shuttled blindfolded among at least six safe houses and had closer contact with Sunni insurgents than any American who has lived to tell the tale.  
 
She cooked with the women. She played with the children. She was locked away in rooms to the sound of cocking guns.  
 
Deprived of control over the smallest aspect of existence, she feared for her life every day.  
 
Her chief captor required his journalist hostage to "interview" him for hours at a time. He would expound on the insurgent worldview and the ruling council set up by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Ms. Carroll stared at the floor. She was afraid to meet his gaze, lest he decide that she knew too much about his features.  
 
In her last hours of captivity this man told her: "Forget about the council. You can only say I am a member of a medium group. You can't talk about the women or the children. You have to say you were in one room the whole time. Everything is forbidden. You must forget it all."  
 
She couldn't. This is her story.
It's funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it's time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn't mean it's a good idea. In fact, if you're reasonably intelligent, getting a job is one of the worst things you can do to support yourself. There are far better ways to make a living than selling yourself into indentured servitude.  
 
Here are some reasons you should do everything in your power to avoid getting a job:  
 
no more a repost
Dealspl.us
Posted by Mac in shopping 11 years ago
The site to find the latest deals/bargains on a variety of items  
 
Members can bookmark deals directly to their profile by clicking on the green + logo  
 
Not only do members submit the deals they also decide what deals make it to the front page  
 
 
Sort of a Linkfilter/Digg rating system meets Slickdeals.net
The Secret
Posted by subtek in the "other" pile 11 years ago
This ground-breaking feature length movie presentation reveals The Great Secret of the universe. It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries... to reach you.  
 
This is The Secret to everything - the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted.  
 
Watch it on youtube in nine parts: The Secret  
 
 
 
RipIt4Me is a freeware utility that helps you backup your copy protected DVDs.  
 
Recently released DVDs are now very often equipped with stronger copy protections - such as ARccOS™ and RipGuard DVD. Programs like DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter cannot handle these types of discs.  
 
With the help of RipIt4Me, ripping these DVDs will be a very easy task. The program is fully automated and the wizard will guide you through all the necessary steps involved. If you prefer, there is also a true "1-Click" mode that will perform all the involved steps automatically for you.
This article lists known extensions that cause unwanted side effects in Firefox or in other extensions and plugins, along with recommended workarounds.