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Friday Links #50

Digital Recovery of Moon Images - Behind the counter of an abandoned McDonalds lie 48,000 lbs of 70mm tape the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon. Those images include a high-resolution version of “Earthrise,” the first picture of the Earth from the Moon’s vantage point. Hard to believe we almost lost them.

Lifehacker - Display the Date a Web Page Was Published in Search Results – know when a page was published before you visit the site, just add the following to the end of the URL of your search results: &as;_qdr=y15

Tech Talk: THX certification: Consumer Reports Electronics Blog – You may have noticed that a number of plasma TVs and LCD TVs now list THX certification as one of their features—and it’s something that we’ll typically call out when we discuss the TV. But what does it really mean?

[Miles Electric readies all-electric family sedan Green Tech - CNET News](http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10233481-54.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20) - In the first half of 2010, Miles plans to market test about 200 or 300 of the sedans.

Don’t clean your HDTV with Windex: Consumer Reports Electronics Blog - Avoid commercial cleaners. Alcohol and ammonia, found in window cleaners, can wreak havoc on your expensive flat-screen. Don’t use cleaners that have them.

NUnit.org

NUnit 2.5 RTM - Andrew Stopford’s Weblog - NUnit 2.5 has loads of new goodies, parameterized tests (like MbUnit) and Theories (like JUnit and XUnit.net).

Kindle DX sports bigger screen, bigger price - Kindle DX sports a 9.7-inch screen that uses the same e-ink technology as the Kindle and Kindle 2.

Standalone YouTube player Sprink removes the need for a browser - Sprink is a standalone YouTube client for Windows Vista or Windows 7 that lets you search YouTube and watch videos in a browser that’s not much larger than the video window.

Synergist : The New York Times Silverlight Kit – Includes CLR objects and Value Converters to access the New York Times services.

[Transcendent Man: Film About Kurzweil h+ Magazine](http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/ai/transcendent-man-film-about-kurzweil) – I’m currently reading Kruzweil’s book, “The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology”. Good read.

Lifehacker - ActiveHotkeys Shows You Which Keys Are Available - Keyboard Shortcuts - ActiveHotkeys is a portable Windows application that surveys your system and returns a list of global hot keys.

Kindle Books Now A Shocking 35% Of Sales When Kindle Version Available - Kindle sales are now 35% of book sales when Kindle editions are available. Are books going the way of music (mp3’s).

Axum - Axum is an incubation technology on Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform designed to make parallel applications safer, more scalable, and easier to write. It’s a .NET language that builds upon the principles of isolation, agents, message-passing and data flow.

fire dude

Pick of the Week

Windows Clippings – I use it for all my screen shots. Captures shadow around window in Vista. Check out the Snipper tool in Vista as well.

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