links for 2010-08-27

  • Sometimes people put foreign languages in movies. Aside from this being treasonously un-American, they hardly ever do it right. Here are some of the most distracting attempts:
  • Not long ago, there was a lively discussion brewing on Sal Gentile’s article about the U.S. falling behind its rivals in college degrees. Readers weighed in about the ills of the country’s educational system, high school graduates’ lack of preparedness for the rigors of college-level work, and most of all, the fact that college graduates can face stratospheric levels of student debt without any guarantee of full-time employment. Given the state of today’s economy and the uncertainty that belies the job market, it’s no real surprise that the topic would generate a wealth of diverse opinions. One reader, Anna, said that college freshman are woefully unprepared for college life:
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  • You already know Gmail integrated with Google Voice for free phone calls (and cheap international calls) from your inbox. But apart from using it to a friend, Gmail's new phone calling capabilities introduce a lot of cool capabilities to your inbox. Get Caller ID from Your Computer Let's say you've got a landline set up with Google Voice and you don't want to pay for caller ID. Or you just spend a lot of time staring at your computer. If you're logged into Gmail, and someone rings up your Google Voice number, you can see who's calling on your computer without digging your phone out of your pocket.
  • Whether you’re just starting out in the graphic or web design industry, or you’ve been in it for years, the chances are there will occasionally be a time where you want to get a feel for a particular type of application (maybe something similar to Cinema 4D or Adobe Illustrator) before spending big bucks on it. Maybe sometimes you just need it for a very small job, in which case spending the big bucks on it just simply isn’t worth it. Or maybe you’re a student with not much money (which is usually the case) and just want an application that will do the job but not cost you an arm and a leg!
  • An enhancement to our video embed capability is now available through a new embed code style.
  • Mozilla’s Thunderbird is all yours – your language, your add-ons, your email. Experience the difference. Thunderbird is developed and supported by Mozilla, a global community working together to make the Internet a better place for everyone. For frequently asked questions, tips and general help, visit Thunderbird Help Center. For the latest product information, visit the Thunderbird Home Page.
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