links for 2008-09-11

  • The folks at CERN have successfully tested the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They are now ready to move forward on the tests for which the LHC was built. The LHC has had a great deal of press of late – some positive, some negative. We’ve posted about it several times here on The YouTube video above, apparently created by CERN employee Chris Mann, does a great job explaining what the LHC is all about. It followed hydrogen gas from a tank that is released into the system all the way to a collision between super-high-energy protons colliding at near light speed. If you’re remotely interested in the LHC, consider this a “must-see” video.
  • was founded in 1995 by Jeff White. Originally, the site was called Best of the Christian Web and was simply a list of the best Christian websites. At that time there were less than 200,000 websites in existence. Today there are well over 100,000,000 websites! As the site increased in popularity more features were added and the small listing of sites evolved into one of the largest Christian directories with over 80,000 websites.
  • There are currently two webcams online * Camera 7: looking at the Underground Experimental Cavern from the Saleve side. * Camera 8: looking out of the window of the 1st Floor of the SCX building that houses the CMS Control room.
  • Here are some things I’ve discovered while creating website mockups in Photoshop. They’re not gospel, just things that you may find helpful:
  • Take a look at this short compilation which includes a Facebook-style lightbox; a nice interface library to develope advanced interfaces for web applications, web sites and widgets; a gallery/slideshow system which simulate Flash animation; an image slider to create Flickr-like slideshow; an advanced image gallery to design Apple-like images galleries; an ajax based slider and a ligtbox.
  • Network Solutions started out in 1979 as a technology consulting company with a focus on applications development.
  • * Name netsolcares * Location DC, Pa, Toronto, St. Louis * Web http://www.soluti… * Bio Let us help you -Twitter id managed by the Solutions Are Power Team Contact info:
  • Shaving is a low-tech form of card theft where thieves sort through sets of 16-digit numbers to find one that matches an existing card, and then verifying that number either by trying to make a purchase online or by phone. The scammers can also buy a list of valid credit card numbers from black market sites online. Once they have their hands on a valid account number, they then create a new card with those numbers by shaving the numbers off of gift cards or expired credit cards and gluing them onto a defunct or stolen card. The magnetic strip is gouged with a knife or pen so that a store clerk has to manually enter the account number on a keypad, and the charge goes through. If they're successful, months can pass before a cardholder discovers the fraud. After all, if your wallet hasn't been stolen and you haven't misplaced a card, you may be puzzled to discover that your card has been compromised even though it's safely tucked away the entire time.
  • For testosterone-driven sci-fi devotees in their 30s and early 40s, the universe changed about 15 minutes into 1983's Return of the Jedi. Until then, the Star Wars galaxy and, in most cases, our own lives, were blissful, asexual realms of brave adventures and weapon-wielding heroes threatened only by their assigned villains and (if we weren't careful) "cooties"/"girl germs." Sure, Han Solo smooched Princess Leia a little inside that giant slug, but that's what heroes are supposed to do when there are no Sith Lords handy to battle. Captain Kirk did the same thing with alien chicks to fight boredom when there were no Klingons to phaser. But it was nothing we wanted to do. Then, there was Jedi. Tattooine. Jabba the Hutt and his dark, foreboding palace. Lando in hiding. Chewbacca brought in as a prisoner by Princess Leia in disguise. She managed to free Han from the carbonite, but (of course) she was captured.
  • There are thousands of Photoshop tutorials out there, but few that are top-notch in terms of instructions, presentation – and of course – outcome. In this post, you’ll find 30 beautiful, high-quality Adobe Photoshop tutorials from top tutorial sites and designers like PSDTUTS, PSHERO, and Abduzeedo.
  • Is it a good idea to cancel a credit card you are paying off instead of waiting until you pay it off entirely?
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