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California consumes more petrol than India or China!

“…a familiar line spouted by Americans these days is, ‘Why should the US curb energy consumption, when India and China are guzzling petrol and polluting the whole globe?’…”

California consumes more petrol than India!

Amazing Stat: California Uses More Gas than China

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Stream files to share them

Streaming allows the upload and download at the same time, without the first person completely uploading the file. New startup brings streaming of files to web — innovative!


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VC activity in the US

VCs are collectively pumping about $7b per quarter on average in the US, with an average deal size of $7.5m, so approx 1000 new/renewed investments per quarter! The hot industries are usual suspects: software, energy and bio-tech.

VC Deals In Charts @ TechCrunch

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Al Gore’s energy challenge, we can solve it

Former Vice President of USA and an environmental activist, Al Gore, issued a challenge yesterday to all fellow Americans to achieve 100% energy from indigenously produced renewable sources within 10 years. This is not only a challenge for Americans, but a mission for all residents of the planet who ought to play their own part in their own region. Visit to sign up and join the revolution.


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How to securely wipe your system before resale

Free, open-source boot disk utility Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) automatically and completely deletes the content of every hard disk it can find on your computer when you run it.

Darik’s Boot and Nuke Securely Wipes Your System in an Emergency

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A good night’s sleep best way to boost memory

The brain consolidates learned experiences and harden up weak memories which otherwise might fade in time. “People complain about sleep deprivation, but now with the 24/7 society and information overload we need our sleep more than ever.”

Sleeping soundly ‘boosts memory’

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How to log onto multiple Google Talk accounts on a computer

Scenario (for Windows): You’ve got multiple GMail accounts, say, one for work and another for personal use; and you would like to sign onto both Google Talk accounts on the same computer at the same time. By default, GTalk doesn’t permit multiple instances, but a simple hack can fix it.

Right Click on the Google Talk icon (in the start menu, either in your quick launch or, Start > All Programs > Google Talk > Google Talk), then click Properties, then add /nomutex at the end of the line, for example, in my setup this looks like:

“C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe” /startmenu /nomutex

Now, launch as many Gtalk instances as you want. Voila! Have fun 😉

Multiple GTalk instances on a computer
Multiple GTalk instances on a computer
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The Next Step in our Open Search Ecosystem

Yahoo! is taking a bold step tonight: opening up its index and search engine to any outside developers who want to incorporate Yahoo! Search’s content and functionality into search engines on their own sites.

Search War: Yahoo! Opens Its Search Engine to Attack Google With An Army of Verticals

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Ready-made open source software stacks as Virtual Appliances

JumpBox offers a neat array of read-made open source software stacks as Virtual Appliances, pre-configured with “best practices”.


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Browser fun: Sand in a browser window

A neat Flash application that simulates sand in a browser window!