New Spam technique 
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:26 AM - techFoo
Everything old is new again...

db d8b db d88888b d8888b. d88888b .d88b. .d88b.
88 I8I 88 88' 88 `8D 88' .8P Y8. .8P Y8.
88 I8I 88 88ooooo 88oooY' 88ooo 88 88 88 88
Y8 I8I 88 88~~~~~ 88~~~b. 88~~~ 88 88 88 88
`8b d8'8b d8' 88. 88 8D 88 `8b d8' `8b d8'
`8b8' `8d8' Y88888P Y8888P' YP `Y88P' `Y88P'

ASCII art spam, who'da thunk.

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42 of the Best Free Linux Video Software 
Thursday, July 17, 2008, 07:43 AM - techFoo
42 of the Best Free Linux Video Software

I know of most of these, but right now Cinelerra looks interesting.
I'm also looking at Avidemux.

UPDATED 8/18: Also look here:Linux Movies
Also Computerworld: If it's animation or special effects, it's linux

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Team Red: FTW 
Thursday, June 12, 2008, 07:51 AM - techFoo
So, science confirms my team choice.

It's better to be on the red team than on the blue team in an online multiplayer shooting game, according to researchers.

In the west the colour red is associated with anger and violence. Astrologically it was connected with the war god Mars, whose planet was red. However in China the colour red is associated with good fortune and luck. Both associations would be fine if you wanted to win a game involving shooting things we would have thought.

To the Cherokee red was associated with success and victory, and Wikipedia says
In human color psychology, red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that stir the blood, including anger, passion, and love.

im n ur base. killn ur blu dudes.
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NSA Attacks West Point! Relax, It's a Cyberwar Game 
Monday, May 12, 2008, 07:59 AM - techFoo
For the second year in a row, the Army placed first over the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and others, winning geek bragging rights and the privilege of holding onto a gaudy, 60-pound brass trophy festooned with bald eagles and American flags. Adams credits the team’s thorough preparation and their excellent teamwork despite the round-the-clock schedule.

W00t! Go Army!

Read the Article

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Monday, May 12, 2008, 07:56 AM - techFoo
Everyone who knows me knows I use Firefox because it is more secure than IE -- being divorced from the OS and all. But even Firefox can produce some vulnerabilities. So let me introduce you to NoScript. I've been using it for about two weeks now, and recommend using it.

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Default Password Lists 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 01:54 PM - techFoo

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HTTP Header chart 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 04:09 PM - techFoo

Hat Tip: Alan Dean

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More Than 150,000 Free Fonts And Dingbats 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 04:06 PM - techFoo

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10 Killer Firefox Extensions That You Probably Don’t Know About 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 04:05 PM - techFoo

I personally use #3, Tab Scope and #5, Download Status Bar.

I found the effect on #8 cool but the redraw was slow.
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Want to be an Excel Conditional Formatting Rock Star? 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 04:01 PM - techFoo
Read this.

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Learn Programming Online, For Free: 75+ Open Courseware Collections from the Ivy League and Beyond 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 03:59 PM - techFoo
Learn Programming Online, For Free: 75+ Open Courseware Collections from the Ivy League and Beyond

I hope they stay online.
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Major Brian Shul: "I loved that jet" 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 03:56 PM - techFoo

I was piloting the SR-71 spy plane, the world's fastest jet, accompanied by Maj Walter Watson, the aircraft's reconnaissance systems officer (RSO). We had crossed into Libya and were approaching our final turn over the bleak desert landscape when Walter informed me that he was receiving missile launch signals. I quickly increased our speed, calculating the time it would take for the weapons-most likely SA-2 and SA-4 surface-to-air missiles capable of Mach 5 - to reach our altitude. I estimated that we could beat the rocket-powered missiles to the turn and stayed our course, betting our lives on the plane's performance.

After several agonizingly long seconds, we made the turn and blasted toward the Mediterranean. 'You might want to pull it back,' Walter suggested. It was then that I noticed I still had the throttles full forward. The plane was flying a mile every 1.6 seconds, well above our Mach 3.2 limit. It was the fastest we would ever fly. I pulled the throttles to idle just south of Sicily, but we still overran the refueling tanker awaiting us over Gibraltar.

To fly that aircraft must have been a dream.
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