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Business Fun

Bleed the World – Credit Crunch Video…

This site pokes a little fun at the current world economic situation and even parodies the original Band Aid single “Feed the World”.

Although looking at some of the comments on the site not to everyone’s liking 😉

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Internet Explorer 7 Security Alert!

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Microsoft have advised users of the world’s most common web browser to switch to another browser (Good day for Firefox) until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

The flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

Microsoft is investigating the problem and preparing an emergency software patch to resolve it, it says.

Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world’s computer users.

“Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer,” said the firm in a security advisory alert about the flaw.

Microsoft says it has detected attacks against version seven of the browser – its most widely used edition.

But the company warned that other versions were also potentially vulnerable.

Here are a few links to some other browsers :-

Firefox – The one I use on a daily basis.

Chrome – Googles new browser.

Opera – A long standing browser.

I will keep you posted on developments 🙂

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Business

Bernard Madoff – Makes Off with Banks Money…

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Saw this article last night and thought it summed up the current financial crisis.

He said he was “finished”, that he had “absolutely nothing” and “it’s all just one big lie”, and that it was “basically, a giant Ponzi scheme”, the complaint said.

He told them that he planned to surrender to the authorities but not before he used his last $200m-$300m to pay “selected employees, family and friends.

And the best bit has to be if he is found guilty !!

If found guilty, US prosecutors say he could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $5m.

It all seems to fantastic how can banks let this happen? Oh hang on 🙂

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Eco Fun Gadget Music

Reformat the Planet – Music – Gameboy Style

Not my cup of tea but just had to post this if only for a retro reason, these guys are making music with old games consoles, can’t wait for a techno viking version 🙂

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Seasons Greetings – Emoticon Style

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Auto Design Gadget Technology

A Look at the Future of Manufacturing with Microsoft…

The video shows some very thought provoking stuff as far as future manufacturing and design will take place in the not to distant future; personally I don’t think we are that far away now!

I love the bit when the designs move from the active table when the guy puts the coffee cup down 🙂

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Fun Video

Simpsons take a swipe at Apple…

All I can say is just watch it 🙂

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Education

Teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge – Google & Wikipedia are!

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Best-selling Web 2.0 author Don Tapscott says that children should not be taught to memorise unimportant facts he also said: “Teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge — the internet is. Kids should learn about history but they don’t need to know all the dates.

He argues that teaching methods being used on children were dreamt up in another age and education needs to move with the times reflecting new technologies, which make facts and figures available at the click of a mouse.

Tapscott who coined the phrase “net generation” says a better approach is to teach children to think creatively so that they can learn to understand and then apply the knowledge available freely online.

“It is enough that they know about the Battle of Hastings, without having to memorise that it was in 1066.

They can look that up and position it in history with a click on Google. Memorising facts and figures is a waste of time.”

He dismissed the traditional method as “anti-learning” and argues that teaching kids to learn new things is more important than ever in the information age: “Children are going to have to reinvent their knowledge base multiple times. So for them memorising facts and figures is a waste of time.”

Tapscott is best known for his 1998 book ‘Growing Up Digital’, which he has followed up with his latest book ‘Grown Up Digital’.

As a footnote :-The more sophisticated a society becomes, the more it questions, and the less its citizens can be taken for granted. The thriving economy is the one built on transparency and a desire to make decisions based on reason and logic rather than depending simply on emotion and gut instinct.

Via Brand Republic