Added On: Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Russel Peters Performing in Irvine, CA (Dec 14 - 18)

Award winning Canadian comic Russell Peters is known for a cheeky brand of comedy, that is rude and laddishness without being offensive to the females in the audience. With Asian roots, Russell explores attitudes towards race in a way that is fresh, surprising and hard-hitting. At times controversial, Russell combines his observations with a likeable stage persona and a cheeky grin.
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How-to Set Up Productivity Triggers to Get More Done


Similar to the familiar saying "put on your thinking cap", a trigger can be a sound, visual sensation or particular item that puts you into your best state of mind for study, work or relaxation. You use the particular trigger when you want a desired result. Then remove the trigger when you are finished.
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Yahoo acquires social network del.icio.us

Del.icio.us will continue to run its own website, which allows users to create a personal account so they can create a page devoted to their favorite online articles, music and reviews. The material can be shared with others simply by sending along the Web link. The content also can be identified with labels, or "tags," to make it simpler to find.
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Viacom Seals Deal to Buy DreamWorks Movie Studio

DreamWorks had been in advanced talks with the NBC-Universal unit of General Electric, but told Universal on Friday that if it could not meet Viacom's price, DreamWorks would break off negotiations, according to an executive close to those discussions. A short time later, DreamWorks confirmed the Viacom deal.
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Google Teaches Bloggers How To Rank

I wouldn't bother with year/month/day in blog urls; I'd just use the first few words from the title of the post in the url. Don't try to rank for a huge phrase at first--pick a smaller niche and get to be known as an expert there, and then build your way out and up. Controversial posts are sure to build links, but too many controversial posts may undermine your credibility. I think you attract more links with a conversational style, humor, and doing your own research to produce new insights or tidbits of info.
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RootkitRevealer

RootkitRevealer is an advanced patent-pending root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit. RootkitRevealer successfully detects all persistent rootkits published at www.rootkit.com, including AFX, Vanquish and HackerDefender.
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Alexa Looks to change the game

In short, Alexa, an Amazon-owned search company started by Bruce Gilliat and Brewster Kahle (and the spider that fuels the Internet Archive), is going to offer its index up to anyone who wants it (details are not up yet, but soon). Alexa has about 5 billion documents in its index - about 100 terabytes of data. It's best known for its toolbar-based traffic and site stats, which are much debated and, regardless, much used across the web.
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