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Zodiacal Light Vs. Milky Way

Posted by – 23/03/2010

[via APOD]

Ghostly Zodiacal light, featured near the center of this remarkable panorama, is produced as sunlight is scattered by dust in the Solar System’s ecliptic plane.

In the weeks surrounding the March equinox (today at 1732 UT) Zodiacal light is more prominent after sunset in the northern hemisphere, and before sunrise in the south, when the ecliptic makes a steep angle with the horizon.

In the picture, the narrow triangle of Zodiacal light extends above the western horizon and seems to end at the lovely Pleiades star cluster. Arcing above the Pleiades are stars and nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Why new hard disks might not be much fun for XP users

Posted by – 11/03/2010

[arstechnica.com]

A rather surprising article hit the front page of the BBC on Tuesday: the next generation of hard disks could cause slowdowns for XP users. Not normally the kind of thing you’d expect to be placed so prominently, but the warning it gives is a worthy one, if timed a bit oddly. The world of hard disks is set to change, and the impact could be severe. In the remarkably conservative world of PC hardware, it’s not often that a 30-year-old convention gets discarded. Even this change has been almost a decade in the making.

Microsoft plans antipiracy update for Windows 7

Posted by – 10/03/2010

[via cnet.com]

An optional update to Windows closes a number of hacks that counterfeiters have used to bypass the product activation technologies built into Windows 7. With the update, Windows will try to restore Windows to its proper state, as well as marking tampered versions as non-genuine copies of the operating system.

Microsoft said on Thursday that it is planning an update to Windows 7 that will close a number of loopholes that counterfeiters had used to thwart the operating system’s built-in anti-piracy measures.

Bill Gates now on Twitter

Posted by – 20/01/2010

[via gizmodo.com]

So far he’s shown a good grasp of Twitter etiquette in his five tweets, replying to ‘slebs Ashton Kutcher and Ryan Seacrest; retweeting successfully twice, and even has a spiffy background wallpaper and profile pic.

@BillGates

How to enable Windows 7 God Mode

Posted by – 08/01/2010

[via bit-tech.net]

Did you know Windows 7 has a God mode?

It sounds cooler than it is in reality – you’re not invulnerable to BSODs, and the system doesn’t play One of Us when it starts up.

That said, it’s not completely useless either – it gives you a shortcut to all the options in Control Panel and allows you to easily get to usually buried controls.

To enable God Mode, you must first grow a big white beard. Then:

Create a new folder, and call it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}