Wednesday, January 31, 2007
BBC NEWS | UK | Rape prosecutions 'must improve'
Monday, January 29, 2007
|GMail Hard Drive Makes Space Available |
By Preston Gralla
The two gigabytes of storage you get with a Gmail account seems like an enormous waste of space for just e-mail. You're not likely ever to fill it; were you to come close, Google would no doubt have doubled the space by then. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to use some of that storage for something other than mail?
Well, you can. A free piece of software and the know-how to change a few Gmail settings are all you need to turn your Gmail storage into a virtual hard drive you can access any time you're connected to the Internet. (If you don't yet have a Gmail account, ask someone you know who has one, or anyone who sends you a message from one, for an invite. Gmail is still technically beta and invitation-only.)
First, get the GMail Drive shell extension from http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm and install it. Download the ZIP file, extract all the files into a folder, then run setup.exe. (Note: The GMail Drive shell extension works only with Internet Explorer, Version 5 or above.)
AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian man fatally shot his 17-year-old daughter whom he suspected of having sex despite a medical exam that proved her chastity, an official said Thursday. The man surrendered to police hours after the killing, saying he had done it for family honor.
Weeks ago, the girl had returned home from a family protection clinic after doctors had vouched for her virginity and the father had signed a pledge not to harm her, the pathologist said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the case.
"The tests proved that she was a virgin," the pathologist said. The girl returned home only after her father signed a statement promising not to harm her, he added.
The father shot the girl four times in the head on Tuesday. On Wednesday, an autopsy was performed that again showed "she was still a virgin," the pathologist said.
Authorities have not disclosed the names of the father or the daughter or even their hometown, saying only that they lived in a southern province.
The crime is the first "honor killing" this year in Jordan, where many men consider sex out of wedlock to be an almost indelible stain on a family's reputation. On average, about 20 women in the country are killed by their relatives in such cases each year. Women have been killed for simply dating.
Friday, January 26, 2007
According to Andrew Mayer:
"People have been talking about making "games for girls" ever since the boys playing their Atari consoles back in the '70s looked up from the TV and discovered that all the girls had walked out of the room an hour ago. Video games in the early days looked and sounded awful-big blocky pixels and not a lot of colors. They mostly looked like blobs shooting jellybeans at each other."
Game developers started to create cute games or "pink" games to attract girls to play their games. Unfortunately this move did not create an increase in game sales.
What types of video games DO girls like to play?
Ben Heckendorn has worked many hours to create this Wii laptop. It makes the Wii more portable. You can now play your Wii without a TV. The sensor on the Wii laptop allows you to operate the remote at a much closer distance than the original sensor. This makes it more convenient for the user.