Dead Pixels can be a real show stopper, especially if you bought a new LCD monitor or a laptop. But, the biggest problem sometimes is finding out how many there are out there and if they are enough to substantiate a return.
The Dead pixels test website by Gullaume Dargaud makes the job of testing dead pixels real easy; there is nothing to install. Just click on the links on the site and switch the browser window to full screen. Now, that's what we call a good hack.
Oh BTW, we have had some success by massaging the screen to get some of our dead pixels to come alive.
Just, how much do you know the 'Mozilla Firefox' browser? Did you know that you could decrease the text size by just pressing Ctrl + Scroll Down key or open a link in the background using Ctrl + Left Click or Middle Click?
Want to show your support for Linux? Forget flags and stickers; that's not what real hackers do. Real hackers stitch and sew their own "Tux", the mascot of Linux with "open source" sewing patterns.
Of course, you can do one too. With some help from the Free Penguin site. The entire "compiler code" ... oops "sewing patterns" are available as open source and under GPL. So, you can make and share the soft toy source code (oops... patterns).
Keep in mind that you will need at least a needle, long black thread, black & white plushy fabric and yellow clothing as minimum hardware requirements :)
What do you do after you watch an exhilarating documentary on National Geographic about UFOs and aliens? Look for them on the Net of course. Our fellow geek Derek, sent us the following links and pictures to help you guys in your mission to discover aliens and UFOs with Google Maps and Google Earth. Of course, whether any one of them are UFOs are obviously debatable, but it's fun nevertheless and some of them can you give you a good chuckle - we hope :)
Here's a list of co-ordiantes for Google Maps (Via Google Sightseeing). Click on the Images to open the maps.
Could be a UFO or just a shining, silver weather baloon?