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Google - Not So "Safe" Image Search?

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According to this BroadbandReports/DSLReports ' forum thread, people are talking about how Google's image search isn't filtering bad contents with safe search enabled. It seems like Safe Search feature isn't doing its job very well lately, even though they don't expect it to be 100% perfect. It wasn't like this in the past when I used many times. This is bad for children who shouldn't be looking at bad images.

I searched "ants" and got a black and white photograph of a naked woman in the third image! DOH! Google's image search filtering wasn't like this in the past when I used it many times.

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Repeat Pilot of The Lost airs tonight as two hours on ABC.

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ABC will be reshowing the pilot episode of The Lost tonight at 8:00 PM for two hours. If you haven't seen it, be sure to watch it if you want suspense, adventure, action, a few cute women (in binikis!), etc. It's a very good TV show series by J.J. Abrams, the creator of my current favorite TV spy show Alias.

Ulic and I agree this is a good show. Thanks to Spaceman Spiff to tell me about it, and he still hasn't seen it!

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What do developers want?

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This InfoWorld's article shows that this year's programming survey reveals developers' conservative side. Now that they've embraced Web development and picked their favorite tools, they're not budging. The watchword of IT today is to make the most of what you've got. Developers are no exception, according to the results of this year's InfoWorld Programming Survey...

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'Apprentice' Contestant (Jennifer Crisafulli) Loses Real Job

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According to Zap2It's interview and a alt.tv.the-apprentice newsgroup thread, Jennifer Crisafulli also got fired from her employer after Donald Trump fired her in The Apprentice (season 2; episode 3). DOH!

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Study: Consumers take cyberattacks lightly

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This CNET News.com's article says that consumers have a casual approach toward cybersecurity and fail to grasp the pervasiveness of online threats, according to a study released Thursday.

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Caffeine Withdrawal Recognized As Real

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This /. story says "Caffeine withdrawal is for real. New research at Johns Hopkins should result in it being included in the next edition of the DSM, and recognized by the World Health Organization."

Science Blog says. "If you missed your morning coffee and now you have a headache and difficulty concentrating, you might be able to blame it on caffeine withdrawal.

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Internet junkies without their Internet after two weeks...

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The Register's article one becomes gibbering uncontrollably because he/she can't get a fix without Internet after two weeks. That, at least, is according to an "Internet Deprivation Study" carried out by Yahoo! and advertising outfit OMD.

Participants in the human experiment were deprived of the web for 14 days, and found themselves quickly succumbing to "withdrawal and feelings of loss, frustration and disconnectedness". The reason for the rapid collapse of their universe is - say the researchers - because "internet users feel confident, secure and empowered. The internet has become, to some, the ultimate symbol of modernity to the point that participants were hobbled without convenient access to routine information like maps and telephone numbers. The pervasive nature of the internet is such that participants often forgot or lost the desire to use 'old fashioned tools'.

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ASUS Anti-Linux Attitude Sucks

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According my newsgroup thread in researching on the best motherboard brand and model (ASUS K8V SE Deluxe was one of them) for my upcoming gaming/production system upgrade (Windows XP and Debian), a poster pointed me this ASUS Anti-Linux Attitude Sucks article. Here is what it say:

For several weeks now, we have been very busy reviewing 32-bit and 64-bit, 2.6 Linux kernel, GNU-Linux distributions. During the course of our lab work with these distros it came to our attention that Asus, the motherboard manufacturer, has a rather nasty anti-Linux and anti-open-source software attitude. Moreover, the Asus people are arrogant about their anti-Linux policy. That sucks!

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When you celebrate your birthday...

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... just remember this:

Saw this in a PvP Forum thread.

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Who is the cutest/hotest female candidate from The Apprentice 2? Read my first comment for links for photos.

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