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Willem (@wim66) ☠
Robert Scoble
List of Media People Using Twitter - http://twitteringjournalists.p...
That's a little like muckrack - Lynne d Johnson
oh some media.. - Pico Seno
oh muckrack looks cool! - Pico Seno
I followed a bunch of those "journalists" on Twitter.... Remember that college professor that could always put you to sleep? Yeaaa. That kind of thing...Alot of dead wood on Muckrack. - Kay Designer
Nir Ben Yona
Amazing introduction of Wolfram Alpha search engine -
Looks really dynamic and interactive. - Nir Ben Yona
Still not open to the public. Will be available 7 pm CST - LPH™ and his dog P™
Yup, but sure looks promising. - Nir Ben Yona
I wish that was available years ago to help with maths homework at school >.< - Sally Church
So when they make an app for this going to make test much easier, I need a wifi based scientific calc - Richard Gallo
The demo is awesome, just the sort of tool I need... I'll probably use this more than Google which is frequently next to useless for science queries - Sally Church
Sally: give it a month or two until Google's logo will find its place on top. - Nir Ben Yona
That's just sick. Can't wait to use. - Craig Eddy
I found that video really boring, plus, why design the video in such a vertical manner? The service itself might be good or even wonderful, but they want to consider hiring a real ad agency to make their ads and use actors. - Chuck Baggett
Nir, maybe, but I'm just sick of 200 pages of random links from Google. I want answers to my questions graphically, numerically and pictorially without having to waste time. This is just nirvana for a scientist :) - Sally Church
The Life Scientists have started a Wolfram Alpha room and will be testing and reporting any errors - join in and add to the fun - Sally Church
Sally: that's great, thanks for pointing out. - Nir Ben Yona
they should be doing screencasts all the time, this beast looks powerful - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Official launch is only few hours away... - Nir Ben Yona
@Sally Church Thanks for linking the room. Checking it now. - David Damore
Wow watch out Google, that is amazing - Bill Pennington from twhirl
Wondering how this will change visits to Wikipedia... - David Damore
Looking forward to Nicholas Carr doing a sequel to with the new stuff that Wolfram can make us not have to learn - Stuart Miniman
Finally getting into it and learning the features. - Nir Ben Yona
I had a blast with it last night, can see myself using it daily. End of daily frustration with Google FTW. - Sally Church
Sally: enjoying it as well. Can definitely see myself using it quite often, specially with a designated desktop app. - Nir Ben Yona
No one can beat g00gle. - Alp
Alp: it's different from Google, not aiming the same purposes. - Nir Ben Yona
Nir Ben, yeah I know :) I was just kidding. However, it is not so useful right now. - Alp
Yeah, servers load. - Nir Ben Yona
I like this site can solve my probloms. - ybs
Maybe they should publish a list of common query shortcuts somewhere in the front page. - Nir Ben Yona
This is absolutely amazing... completely redefining *search* - iamkhayyam
Bill Hooker
No Android app? - Iddo Friedberg
Sardar Mohkim Khan
Google improves Blog Search: More accurate and faster | Startup Meme - Technology Startup and Latest Tech News -
Google improves Blog Search: More accurate and faster | Startup Meme - Technology Startup and Latest Tech News
Attila Csordas
What about a loosely organized but thorough WolframAlpha gene/nucleotide/biology search module testing here by this community starting on the 18th May? we can send back an error/suggestion list to the Wolfram people soon. Early but strong feedback should help.
Doing a collective, "real-time" review could be fun, regardless of whether or not anyone at Wolfram cares. Not sure what the best way to do this is: Create a separate FF room where people can post and discuss comments, screenshots and links to other reviews? - Eric Jain
I think this could be an interesting experiment. I've only seen a couple of screenshots. I'm hoping that proper references are provided for the data presented. - Ricardo Vidal
I'll be testing/reviewing WA as soon it's published so I'm interested in participating in such experiment. I've created a group here: - Pawel Szczesny
good job, Pawel, I wanted to create a room for this purpose yesterday but was unable to figure out a good name in <26 chars :) let's test! - Attila Csordas
As far as i can tell from my preview account, W|A only has human genome, nucleotide sequences, only protein coding sequences, and only exact matches (on DNA level) come up. Not a lot to work with unless they change it. - Iddo Friedberg
Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Microsoft xYz Combines Zune and Xbox? -
Microsoft xYz Combines Zune and Xbox?
And a SNES as well? - Iain Baker
this render looks pretty good. - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
cool, i want 1 too - Robert Wheeler
If you are registered on, would you join ubuntu podcast group? :) k thnx
Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Kevin Rose
i won't say this is a 'google killer', but, it might make things interesting:
can't wait to test it with something I am working on. I think this will take a big slice of my time next week - zsafwan 
It definitely is more of what it says it is "computational knowledge engine" than a "search engine" but still going to take a bite out of google search that's done for research. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
that it does matthew. this demo is amazing. I'm curious to understand more about how the engine is "absorbing" data from the net, and thus potentially "learning" - can it over time become somethign more than a computational engine, and instead bring us more verbal types of information - one example that comes to mind is looking up case law. (looking for something non-computed) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Tekzilla - Episode 88 - Dual Boot Windows 7, Pelican Case Beat Down, slotRadio, Patrick's $1200 Core i7 Parts! -
Tekzilla - Episode 88 - Dual Boot Windows 7, Pelican Case Beat Down, slotRadio, Patrick's $1200 Core i7 Parts!
Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
I didn't know there were that many types of cards. - Morton Fox
Me either, Morton. Now, I'm thinking my 12-in-1 is slacking. - Anika
Google Chrome gets Add-ons. There goes Firefox’s USP. -
Google Chrome gets Add-ons. There goes Firefox’s USP.
I want Chrome for Mac! Do you know if there's a rumor or something about this? - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
You can test early builds here Leandro: A long way to go yet. - Zee.
Yes, I've seen that.. But it's far far away.. - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
it's improved quite dramatically since a month ago though...but yeah, long way to go - Zee.
Yup.. Thanks - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
commenting from Chrome on the mac now :) Thought i'd test it out. Not too bad...can' wait till the 1st official release - Zee.
I'm downloading it now. Let's see. I'm very anxious for the official release too. - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
Kevin Rose
ok, hate me, but twitter's (@)reply update does fix the half visible/busted conversations - makes my stream cleaner (for me)
It's not an update. It was an option in your settings. Now it's not an option. That's the issue. #fixreplies - Marina Martin
kind of funny that even kevin doesn't know the little details of something as 'big' as twitter... *shrugs* - Chris Heath
+1 for Marina's comment - Elian Chrebor
Ok, ++hate. No idea why, saw it on ff, must follow! Scoble says so! - Darryl Adams from Nambu
I'd rather you just get a filter, personally :) - Jason Nunnelley
They could have just changed the default on the setting and make it an opt-out thing.... why remove the option? - Mark Jenniskens
In Soviet Twitter you have no switch off for feature. Feature switches off you. - Jason Nunnelley
Mark, the user option, when it was accessible, always was opt-in (ie. defaulted to hide replies to non-follows). So "why remove the option?" is doubly good question. - Micah
Mark: Micah is right, the default was and is the current setting, but now there's no option to have it the other way. - Chris Heath
I don't want to hate you - but since you asked me to... - shira
But you've always had the option to turn those off. The larger problem here is that Twitter removed this option altogether. We no longer have the choice. In a recent blog post, it also finally explained that this was partly an engineering decision, and that an alternative may arrive soon. - David Chartier from BuddyFeed
So make opt-in for those who want it - David Alfaro from twhirl
For people who only follow a few, but have a ton of followers, I'm sure it's fantasitc. For those of us that really enjoy the social aspect of social networks, it's a bag of sticks and stems. - Mike Lewis
hard 2 hate u, but I gotta disagree on this 1. I'm afraid twitter changes will kill discovery. I like my random twitter cmnty. - sukhjit
For established users content with their existing network turning off @ replies to people I don't follow quiets the noise. As a new user building a network, seeing who other people I followed were conversing with has been invaluable. You're hardly the average user. I don't hate you. Not for this comment anyway! j/k - Gregg Scott
for a geek, you more or less miss the boat. You HAD the option all along. why advocate to take my options away? geez. - Karoli
I wanted the option. I hear what you're saying, but that's not how I roll. Why take away the option? - phil baumann
I don't hate you either. but all these twitter users sure do--and more every hour. Why would you force your way of using Twitter on them? They don't all have enormous followers they never read, as you do. They rely on the social graph that you're advocating that twitter now remove. 95% of the value I have gotten from Twitter came from discovery of people my follows knew. It's simply a bizarre recommendation. What's wrong with an option? - Shoq
Its not about hating you, for a group of people who fancy themselves pioneers of community, you would think that would equate to a basic understanding of the functions of said communities. What you have shown is that its really a tool for you guys, and your friends to keep tabs on all 45 replies you want to see, and hang the rest - at least be honest about that. People other than Ashton Kutcher made this space what it is. Its called social media for a reason. - Bailey McCann
@Bailey McCann +10 on community comments. applause. - Karoli
Bailey +10000 You hit the nail on the head. I just wish I could have said that better myself :P - Mike Lewis
Bailey, bada bing +1000. That is precisely how most feel. What is all the more galling is that there is this pretense that this came from "users." Twaddle. Who did they ask, besides Kevin? @theEllenShow? @aplusk? @the_real_shaq? I have yet to discuss this with a single "real" user who likes it, wants it, agrees with it, or finds it to be anything but a consummate expression of near-Zuckermanesque hubris. - Shoq
NPR's story on this:. - Shoq
of course kevin rose likes it zzz - Ryan Underdown
I think it's Twitters way of dealing with the growth in traffic. By reducing features like this, it starts to reduce some of the burden on the overall system. I assume that you can still use search in Tweetdeck etc to see everything about whatever you're into and discover people that way. - Michael Jones
Consider only being able to see Digg stories that our friends had contributed to as that would remove similar discovery - Joe Dawson
#fixreplies: Oh, poor, poor Kevin Rose, you with your "overwhelming" Twitter stream following all of 169 people. God forbid it should be muddied by "undesirable" @ replies from them to the unwashed masses.. this is the same tone-deafness that Twitter showed in their original announcement, calling this massive change "A small settings update" & getting all Orwellian: "..removes this undesirable & confusing option." What, did they take Fail PR lessons from Zuckerberg? - Alex Schleber
Was that an Update? :s - Sardar Mohkim Khan
Your point is well-made, however. I sometimes like to interject into conversations and can sometimes discover new people that way, but A LOT of the time I get pieces and fragments, particularly after 6pm & on weekends. You get comments back and forth like "thanks, man" with reply, "you rock, too" which add no value, and pollute an individual stream - Tonks
Liking this thread for the comments. - Daniel J. Pritchett
OPTIONS. well hinted, visible personal options to customize one's account is always the best solution .. possibly also, do the polls/collabo conferences before, just to see how people/users would be interested in co-designing their product. - pb:
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Leo Laporte
Live now: This Week In Computer Hardware with Ryan Shrout of Discuss here...
Hello Ryan and Leo looking forward to a great show! - earl wallace
helllloooooooooooo - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
over-anti-competive - Johnny
1. EU fines Intel $1.4B for anti-trust violations. - Leo Laporte
hey Johnny how's things? - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Going well... - Johnny
Isn't that what MS got done for? - Johnny
the EU is just trying for $$ that they can't get from tax dollars. They're going after everyone of size - Thomas
The EU should fine Intel 10 billion at least - Charbax
Everytime I watch TWiCH, I feel I need to upgrade and so I goto to and price a bunch of stuff. - Matthew
The worst thing about Intel's practice is that it slows down innovation and artificially inflates prices over the years. - Charbax
err... that's kinda not cool - Johnny
I watch this show because I have a Mac now, but I used to build PC's for a living and I want to keep myself informed with the market - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Gunny, do you think Vista runs better on Intel than AMD? - earl wallace
Intel is using their shaft - Matthew
I've never un Vista on an AMD chip - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Intel also tried to kill OLPC using the same tactics. Price dumping and illegal price fixing - Charbax
why not? - Matthew
Yeah... That's bad - Johnny
I sort of wish Apple had gone with AMD instead of Intel. I wonder if it was explored - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
AMD's Hector Ruiz said "Intel is paying and pressuring computer manufacturers to boycott AMD." - Leo Laporte
I think it's ridiculous that it takes so many years for the EU to fine them - Charbax
Charbax... If you are going to fine someone over a Billion dollars... gotta make sure you're right - Johnny
Apple should be next-- under this logic by the EU. anyone that is being restrictive with their product and distro - Thomas
But while they have been "making sure they are right", Intel has crooked the EU market for perhaps $50 billion in revenues over the past several years - Charbax
pystar going to court scares the crap out of apple. A court saying they can't restrict their software, to their hardware will KILL them - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Apple should get a fine as well. The whole ipod/itunes scheme is completely evil and absolutely illegal - Charbax
Wow, some action from the EU that I can actually get behind. It's good to know that there's something else other than Microsoft and IE on their agenda. - Jed
Ryan's article on the Intel decision: - Leo Laporte
This is the beginning of the end of Intel/Apple/Microsoft - Charbax
also Intel's monopoly stagnates not only competition, but also innovation why make the better widget when the competition owns the market - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I guess it's too late to boycott Intel chips. - Jed
sadly AMD has no more money to innovate - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
if it was AMD suing Intel, they would get the money - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I loved my athlon based gaming rig back in the day - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
9 years on this case!! - Charbax
Why don't they just spend a century or something before deciding the fine - Charbax
AMD has always been the "peoples" processor, making powerful PC"S available to the masses. - earl wallace
I haven't built a PC around an Intel chip, but I don't imagine going back to AMD on any future builds. - Jed
I Think it would be smart for Apple or another PC manufacturer to BUY AMD get some major R&D going and tell Intel to kiss off - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Item 2: Zotac Ion Mobo review: - Leo Laporte
When an atom board can do 1080p smoothly, I'm building my first shuttle box. - Jed
Jed this ION does 1080p very nicely - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
@Gunny Wow. Just went over the blu-ray playback in the article. Definitely going to be my next build. - Jed
As long as I don't use iTunes/Quicktime anyway... - Jed
I'm going to get one and use it for Boxee - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
NVIDIA vs Intel GMA 950 for 1 - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I migrated all desktop pC's in the house to laptops and power bill went down 100 dollars - earl wallace
Isn't it about time somebody started pumping out an open architecture boxee appliance/bundle like this? - Ken Sheppardson
Ken Boxee has hinted at an STB I would be shocked if this ION platform wasn't part of it - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I was wondering aloud the other day if maybe Hulu themselves don't have a STB on the horizon... could partially explain their jousting with boxee... i.e. trying to keep out the middleman. - Ken Sheppardson
Leo, it's not the fan on the 360, it's the DVD Drive - Matthew
my 360 sounds like a freaking 747 - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
good ole bit gravity buffering - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
LOL - Matthew
Ordered my Roku they day then announced it. Activated it two days later. Rocks. - Ken Sheppardson
I was gonna get a Roku box until Netflix came to the 360 - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
ARM based media extenders that cost below $100 are now being autonomous just like x86 media centers and don't need a computer in your home to play 720p or 1080p video contents - Charbax
MPC is great - Matthew
Here's a pic of the insde: - Ken Sheppardson
Until a settop box can do live tv and boxee or xbmc, I'm sticking with my HTPC, one of those ions could be cool for that tho, as long as 1080p mkv works - Gabe
No screws... Just look at the pic ---^ :-) - Ken Sheppardson
that WD box was the first at the magic pricepoint if it included network connectivity I'd be all over it - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Photos: Cracking open the Roku Netflix Player -- - Ken Sheppardson
Leo, can it output 5.1 or 7.1 over HDMI? - Gabe
same decoder that's in the tivo I believe - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
nxp semiconductors, a philips company - Vlad Bobleanta
“The feature rich design and flexibility of NXP’s PNX8935 enabled Roku to create a category leading product that provides access to over 50,000 choices of movies and TV episodes from Amazon Video On Demand and Netflix – at an amazing $99 price point,” stated Tim Twerdahl, Roku consumer products VP.“The powerful processing capabilities of the PNX8935 make it possible for us to provide HD quality video and audio over the Internet to our customers and enhance the overall consumer entertainment experience.” - Ken Sheppardson
"The Roku player supports MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and VC-1 standard- and high-definition video formats. The PNX8935 decoder combines a MIPS32 application processor with a dedicated audio processor and multistandard video decoder (MSVD)" - Ken Sheppardson
"“The success of the Roku player reflects the increasing desire of consumers to watch what they want, when they want. Amazon Video On Demand offers an immense digital library of content with instant playback,” says Mark Samuel, general manager, cable and IP STB business, NXP Semiconductors. “The PNX8935 was specifically designed for this type of application and provides Roku with high quality AV decoding and performance at an attractive price point.”" - Ken Sheppardson
Full details on NXP's PNX8935: - Vlad Bobleanta
if the roku could pull stuff off my home network I'd get one - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I filmed a review of the $99 VuNow - Charbax
with a kid in the house I rip all my dvds - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
The VuNow box has Texas Instruments DaVinci - Charbax
Does Roku work without the need to have a PC running in your home? - Charbax
Charbax: yes - Ken Sheppardson
Well... you need a PC to add stuff to your Netflix instant viewing queue - Ken Sheppardson
charbax you still need the pc to queue up selections on netflix - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
dunno about amazon - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Does Roku search through all the worlds Youtube, video podcasts and such through an interface including pluging a full keyboard? - Charbax
No. Just Netflix and Amazon vid on demand. - Ken Sheppardson
well the Vunow plays full Youtube and searches worlds video podcast directories through video search APIs - Charbax
For Amazon, I think once you associate the player with your account, you can browse their full catalog. At least I see lots of Amazon material on my box without having set up anything at Amazon. - Ken Sheppardson
And the Vunow works totally without the need to do anything on a PC - Charbax
Gunny, yeah that is a must, it took me several trashed DVDs before I figured that one out - Bill Pennington from twhirl
Item 3: Leaked images of Intel's Larrabee Processor, - Leo Laporte
Does the Vunow do any... you know... movies? - Ken Sheppardson
Vunow plays all codecs up to 720p and yup hooks to video on demand services. Don't know if they have netflix/amazon deals yet - Charbax
leo, why would they use x86 rather than a 64bit part? - Gabe
You can for example hook up your terrabyte DivX hard drive and play from that, or NAS/samba - Charbax
Item 4: Nvidia loses $200 million. Why? The gaming market is tanking. - Leo Laporte
The PC gaming market is tanking. Wii is taking over gaming - Charbax
Item 5: RIP Core i7-940 - Leo Laporte
If I could get Netflix on a Wii... :-) - Ken Sheppardson
Item 6: Contest winner of the Galaxy 9600 GT LP: Chris Bill! Come on down! - Leo Laporte
i7 IS Nehalem - Leo Laporte
Item 7: New Contest: ZEROtherm Zen CPU cooler FZ120 - Enter by visiting and fill out the form - Leo Laporte
More decibels, Scotty! - Ken Sheppardson
Comes with guywires ;-) - Greg
dont let your pet gerbal out with that in the room - earl wallace
I'd use duct, but same principle. - Ken Sheppardson
The ZEROTherm looks suspiciously like my OCZ Vendetta 2 [ ]. The good news is that's a good cooler ;) - Andrew VanderVeen
Just pick the number now. 40th caller. - Ken Sheppardson
Gratuitous ice monsters. - Ken Sheppardson
Hang em. - Ken Sheppardson
Im going to buy the DVD out of the barrel in the ailse at Walmart - earl wallace
supper glue - ITA4u
---------- Mark end of show ---------- - Ken Sheppardson
ROAD TRIP! - Andrew VanderVeen
Willem (@wim66) ☠
How about Opera browser + the Opera Twitter widget - DMKrow
Top 10 features you'll love about Android 1.5 – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology | -
Top 10 features you'll love about Android 1.5 – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology |
"As we await a major Android update scheduled this coming Monday, we take an in-depth look at its top 10 user-centric features that up the ante in the mobile arena. Last month, Google has officially announced Android 1.5 update, dubbed “cupcake.” Geek’s Joel Evans had a chance to briefly play with the beta, enough to give us first look of exciting new things to come. Barely a month later, the new software is apparently ready to roll on Android-powered devices. Make no mistake, Android 1.5 is a major upgrade. The software brings a host of new capabilities, some of which can’t be found on rival mobile platforms." - arnaldostream from Bookmarklet
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