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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Monday Morning Links Serving : The January 29th Edition

The Monday morning links servings are now officialy a tradition on [GAS], so for this edition, here's a bunch of links that I stumbled upon on the weekend that should be worth taking a look to start off your week the right way.

How to crack password-protected PDF's

Need I say more? Yes, there can be legit reasons to do this!

Before you go Vista: Advice from nine experts

I asked some of the best known of the bunch for one — just one — piece of advice they'd give to users who have decided to take the Windows Vista plunge. Not the fence sitters. Not Mac users. Not Linux champions. But individuals who have decided they are going to go with Vista, and probably some time soon (if they haven't already.)

10 Steps to Make Your Personal Firewall More Secure

"The Clapco D29 is the most impenetrable lock on the market today. It has only one design flaw… the door… must be closed!" –Seinfeld (1990)

I want a Freeware Utility to ... 450+ common problems solved

Good list of free utilities that do specific jobs very well and save time and money.

Pro guide to Google searches - Part I

Are the results to your searches always that relevant? Often you find irrelevant results and it takes you longer than it should to find what you want. But is this because of Google ’s faulty search algorithms or is it because sometimes our searches can be ambiguous?

More memory from chemistry

As computers and components scale down further and further, traditional manufacturing materials and methods become harder and harder to work with. Current DRAM components have wires that are about 140nm apart from one another, but a semi-conductor industry roadmap says that this spacing must be shrunk to a mere 33 nm by the year 2020. This poses a huge problem, as traditional lithographic techniques have difficulty resolving features in that size range. To sidestep this problem, researchers from around the globe are looking at novel materials and methods.

8 ways to keep your brain in shape

Gray hair doesn't signal gray matter's decline, and AARP's tips help 'old dogs' learn new tricks.

Have a great week everyone!


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