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Feedspring – feed generation software

If you’ve been looking for some free RSS creation software, here it is. Feedspring is created by UsableLabs and is licensed under GPL. It is supported under Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.
Not only does this have a pretty decent graphical interface, it also can create unlimited RSS feeds and because of the license, there is source code packaged for downloading.
Current version is 0.92b.

Capital One Incompentency

What’s in your wallet?
Just recently, a friend disputed a credit card charge with Capital One. Should be straight forward fraud charge that they should start an investigation, right? No.

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Picotux: a linux box in a RJ-45


55MHz ARM processor, 2MB of Flash, 8MB of RAM, a serial port, and five lines of GPIO. It measures 0.75 x 0.75 x 1.4 inches (19 x 19 x 36mm), and weighs 0.64 ounces (18 grams), packaged in a metal housing.

Price? 99EU. Sexy.
Slashdot < LinuxDevices

Professor finds fault with Microsoft grammar checker

A professor at the University of Washington has submitted some findings to the Redmond based software giant, in an effort to improve the grammar checker.
Slashdot < SeattlePI

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Dept of State plans to tag all new passports with RFID

The United States Department of State is looking to tag all new passports with RFID. The information contained on the RFID will be the same information in your passport.
Terrorists won’t even have to look for US citizens now.
Bill Scannell says:

I don’t expect my country to actively protect me when I am abroad, but I do expect it to not put me actively in harm’s way. I don’t need a beacon that is an advertisement for my potential victimhood, “Look, over here, an American! Need cash? Credit cards? Want to make a splashy political statement for the news? Act now!”

BoingBoing < RFIDKills

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Zanfel: the cure to poison ivy

At $40 an ounce, Zanfel isn’t cheap. But it works. To this date, this is the only ointment that binds urishol, which causes the problem.

< CoolTools

Schneier says it: TSA lied

The Acting Inspector General of the TSA wrote that the agency misinformed individuals (media and Congress) during 2003 and 2004. Schneier includes both documents of the report by the Inspector General, and the report by the Government Accountability Office on how TSA has NOT met the criteria set by Congress to pursue SecureFlight.
Apparently TSA doesn’t care.
More on SecureFlight here.
Slashdot < Schneier

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Learn Unix in 10 minutes

Learn Unix in 10 minutes. This tutorial is a basic concise reference. It’s definitely a great short reference that can get anyone started quickly or great for advanced users also!

< FreeEngineer

Hunt from the comfort of your home… soon not in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is trying to outlaw Internet hunting. Yes, for $300, you can kill real animals with your mouse.
Where is this happening? Only in Texas.

< Channel3000

US Government extending wiretapping to VoIP

“The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 last week to prohibit businesses from offering broadband or Internet phone service unless they provide police with backdoors for wiretapping access. Formal regulations are expected by early next year.”
Slashdot < VoIPNews