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SkyscaperPage.com: World’s tallest buildings

If you ever wanted to know what the world’s tallest building look like, where they are and other details, have a look at Skyscaperpage.com diagram pages. On 280 pages it lists 6978 buildings starting with the Burj Dubai (807.7 m) down to some smaller towers with “only” 50 floors. Additional details are available together with [...]


The Economist: On issues with US voting machines

In his last edition top European business and political magazine The Economist has an interesting brief article on US voting machines.Crash and re-boot, that’s how the article is titled, is looking into how the wrong kind of voting machines could bring chaos to the mid-term elections. Even the Economist that rarely is using stronger wording [...]


Quote of the day: 20061017

If there is not enough left for everybody it will always be the poor that have to pay….


Basic Steganography How-To: Hide files in JPEGs

Its actually not steganography, the files are embedded in plain text or easily identifiable as such, but The Tech Tray has put up a nice tutorial how to hide files within JPG graphic files. Its a step-by-step guide that almost everybody with a MS Windows computer should be able to follow successfully. See for yourself…. [...]


Star Trek vs. Star War: Empire vs. Warp drive

As a nice add on to our recent Star Trek article below a mash-up movie of Star Wars and Star Trek. Who will win… YouTube video: click on the image below to open.


Packard Bell Sale: NEC exits European Markets

I don’t like to write obituaries but with this news I’m not completely sure what it might mean. After Packard Bell has pulled the plug in 1999 and exited the US retail market together with laying off almost 80% of its staff we now are hearing that NEC is getting rid off Packard Bell BV [...]