The "five-tone" motif for Close Encounters of the Third Kind Theme on Google Doodle
Today Google is celebrating Robert Moog's birthday with an interactive HTML5. The Google Doodle is a replica of electronic music pioneer Robert Moog's early models, and can be played either using a mouse or the keyboard.
>> Fortune smiles on a shirzan (an Iranian heroine)
A graduate from the Congo, who was at BBC for a job interview, appeared on the news channel in place of an IT expert after a mix-up.
>> Watch the interview here
Few days ago I saw this Hillman Hunter - Paykan - parked in Archway, North London.
In 1966, Iran Khodro manufactured the Hunter from kits. The resulting Paykan - Persian for arrow- became Iran's national car.
Total local production began in 1985, after the original British production lines were closed and Peugeot's contract to supply the kits was cancelled. While a little known fact, Paykan CKD was one of Great Britain's biggest automotive export earners. With Peugeot's help, a new contract was struck where Iran Khodro would manufacture the Paykan with the same body panels but Peugeot 504 engines and suspension, for six more years.
In 1991, Iran Khodro began manufacturing its own parts for the Paykan. In its ultimate incarnation, the Paykan had a 98 per cent local content. The Paykan finally ceased production in May 2005. It had been expected that the Samand, a car that entered development in 1996 and was first produced in 2000, would take over the Paykan's role. The Samand is Iran Khodro's fully home-grown effort.
>> And here is my brother with his beloved Paykan
My mum's eye shadow - iShadow - and an iPod!
The best search engine just got better!
Make Googoosh your home page: >> Googoosh
Apple admits that new iPod Nano is subject to battery failure and scratched screens.
Read the report here.
Like cigarettes, laptops should come with a warning! Great Balls of Fire!
The first release candidate of Firefox 1.0 is available, including local language versions and various bug fixes. It is a great browser.
Aref-Adib.com proudly introduces the latest issue in silly gizmos, Mobileshaver. (Combining an electric shaver and a mobile phone to create a space-saving hybrid gadget).
Making sure they don?t miss out on the April 1st fun, Ask Jeeves has revealed itself to users.
In a press release, Ask Jeeves attributed the new look to a "wardrobe malfunction"!
And here is Aref-Adib's version:
I have just put Google's Ad on this page and so far I am pleased with it. Google is serving ads based on the content of the page so the ads are usually relevant. Here you can check what Google Adsense text ads will display on any site.
Bill is at it again. This time Microsoft lawyers have threatened 17-year-old Canadian high-school student Mike Rowe, demanding the handover of his Internet domain MikeRoweSoft.com. Read the story here.
Plea from the Iraqi Linux user group:
"With the new situation in Iraq, copyright has returned, and companies are willing to enforce infringed rights for unauthorized software usage."
Click here to read more
The Bill G. Coyote comes up with increasingly elaborate and seemingly perfect schemes to catch Road Runner Linux who, oblivious to the danger, always eludes the pathetic Coyote's painstaking plans. No outside force can harm the Coyote -- only his own incompetence or the failure of MS products.
How to make good use of an old Dell computer.
(Original picture courtesy of Iranian.com)
To determine whether someone is spending an unhealthy amount of time with their computers, two University of Florida psychiatrists say doctors need to only remember the acronym MOUSE:
More than intended time spent online.
Other responsibilities neglected.
Unsuccessful attempts to cut down.
Significant relationship discord because of use.
Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online.
Nation Master is a site that transforms national statistics into interesting facts and graphs.
Having paid $4.2 billion for Netscape in 1998 and after years of trying the browser market, AOL has decided to quit the browser market. Click here for details.
In Munich the SPD and Greens who have a city council majority decided to migrate 14,000 city-owned Microsoft Windows NT workstations to the SuSE Linux operating system. In spite of substantial rebates offered on a Microsoft solution, Munich now becomes the largest German city to migrate its entire client PCs to Linux. I think we all should follow suit!