There's an aucton on eBay for an original Apple 1 computer. The computer was bought in August 1976 from Steve Job's parents garage and comes with the original documentation, cheques used to buy the computer and a weird looking homemade keyboard.
This piece of history has a starting price of $16,500!
Clusty is a new search engine from Vivisimo that cluster search results as well as offering a selection of tabs including the standard web, news images but also new tabs such as gossip, eBay, Slashdot and blogs.
Enter a search into the blog search engine and it queries Blogdigger, Blogpulse, Blogstreet, Bloogz, Daypop, Feedster and Technorati. A search for A Welsh View on the blog part of the search engine brings up just results from blogs but peppered throughout the results are links for Blogdigger (about every other 3 or 4 links).
The eBay search tab is great to have. For example, search for a product and you can find out information about it on the web tab, checkout new products on the shopping tab and then see if you can find it cheaper on eBay.
Is this a real competitor for Google? The NYTimes has more about the search engine.
Update: Scott Rafer, President of Feedster, points out that Clusty, which is a meta search engine and not a search engine as I originally posted, "in violation of absolutely everyone's terms of service".
Vivisimo's President spoke to Scott back in February asking if they could add Feedster to their blog clustering demo. Scott said yes providing...
1. no metasearch without further discussion
2. explicit credit on the search returns page
3. use our RSS search feeds not our html
Clusty is a meta-search engine, offers no credit to Feedster and uses their HTML. Maybe Clusty's not so good after all.
Update 2: Scott Rafer informs me that he did agree with Vivisimo's President, Raul, that he did agree to meta-search but the other two stand. Raul is being upfront and helpful about the other two issues and Scott is confident that they will be ironed out.
Boy have maths tests changed a lot since my day (not too long ago). NBC4 have a report on a maths test for 10th Grade kids that contain phrases like...
"Jose has two ounces of cocaine," "Willie gets $200 for a stolen BMW," and "Raul gets six years for murder."
If you look closely at the image you should see a few more questions.
See What You Share on P2P is "a showcase of material found on peer-to-peer networks throughout the world". The blog posts screenshots of files that have been found. Documents found include details of credit cards, online-banking details and complete company databases. Scary! Time to check those shared directories. [via Linkfilter]
Blog Catalog: The Ultimate Blog Directory
"Blog Catalog is a listing of Blogs from all around the World. The Blogs listed in Blog Catalog range from Political Blogs to Sport Blogs. Blog Catalog is the ideal site for users looking to Submit A Blog and for users Searching For A Blog."
There should be plenty of useful blogs here. [via Scoble]
Don't you hate people who steal bandwidth? This site has been linking to an image on my site for about a month and today it finally got to me. It was a rush job so that's why the image is a little stretched and the image was one of the first that I came across that I thought was appropriate. The site seems to have a habit of linking to other peoples images. Don't do it!
The USB Mini Desktop Aquarium from Think Geek is a little toy that geeks can add to their desktops.
The aquarium contains a small motor that moves the "life-like" tropical fish around in the tank and powers a blue LED to light the aquairum up in dark conditions. Here are some images of the tank in action.
If you're interested in the aquarium why not get a matching aquarium mouse.
[via Milk and Cookies]
There are far too many people out there who don't know what RSS is. My dissertation project is an RSS reader and everybody I talk to about it, including my lecturers, don't know what RSS or an RSS Reader is. Send this link to a few friends and spread the word about RSS.
Spanish based XasaMail are offering a 2GB email service that also allows you to check POP accounts and view feeds. Whilst you can probably get any email address you want - when I signed up I was able to get a three letter address - it is intolerably slow!
Not only that but they seem a little unoriginal in their design. Take a look at the images below and you'll notice that their site looks a lot like another company who offers email accounts. They even copied certain parts of the site word for word.
[XasaMail found via Coolios]