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Offline Gmail Launched 220

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the can't-believe-it-took-this-long dept.
javipas writes "Google developers have announced a new feature part of Gmail Labs that everybody was waiting to see realized. Offline Gmail will allow users to have a partial copy of its Gmail account on their PCs, and access their messages while being offline. The magic of Google Gears comes to the rescue, but the process will not be complete. The syncronization will update the online and offline copies, but Google will use an algorithm that will determine the messages downloaded on each sync (the first being the most important) based on several parameters that point out that message's relevance. This measure will save the process from downloading pieces of information not quite as valuable. US and UK English users can enjoy this feature through the Gmail Labs section."

Microsoft Launches IT Superhero Comic 285

Posted by Zonk
from the humor-doesn't-come-from-the-comic dept.
willdavid writes "Paul McDougall reports in InformationWeek on Microsoft's new online comic. The Heroes Happen Here comic strips are being created by Jordan Gorfinkel, a former DC Comics editor who helped revitalize the Batman series. 'Tech workers who in the middle of the night fix a downed server or take on a computer virus don't really have extraordinary powers. It just seems that way. But a new comic book has debuted in which IT pros literally are superheroes. The daily Web comic, called Heroes Happen Here, features tech savvy crime fighters like Lord Firewall, who "stands between chaos and order" and says things like "begone vermin!"'" And because it's never easy, in order to read the archives of the comic you're going to need to install Microsoft's Silverlight.

+ - Student charged for bringing tool into high school 8

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sm62704 (mcgrew)
sm62704 (mcgrew) writes: "The Chicago Tribune (bugmenot required) and Belleville News Democrat are reporting on the plight of Christopher Berger, an honor student at Grayslake Central High School, a choir singer, as well as a former football player who spends half the day training to be a firefighter.

He was arrested for "reckless conduct" for bringing a tool to school; a Totes outdoor multi-tool flashlight, which has (gasp) a two inch blade.

What would they do to a kid who brought a balloon full of hydrogen to school, like I did when I was in the 7th grade? I'm sure glad I'm a geezer!"
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Journal: What the hell? 6

Journal by JDWTopGuy

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b83b1e19852d08887af15e8a758XXXXX" and "378edad33953e09027589d8dd99XXXXX" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "66.92.132.XXX" and yo

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Journal: Rid of the evil 4

Journal by JDWTopGuy

No, this isn't about politics or anything like that... it's about something much more important!

I am off AOL and now on Speakeasy DSL. :-D

I haven't written in here in a long time, I guess there's just nothing going on.

Okay, I'm done...

It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal: REBOL sillyness 1

Journal by JDWTopGuy

While attempting (and failing, so far) to write a quine (self-replicating program) in REBOL, I figured out one of those "type this, get a funny error" things. The >> is the REBOL prompt.

>> 'spend canadianmoney
** Script Error: canadianmoney has no value
** Near: canadianmoney


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Journal: is funny!

Journal by JDWTopGuy

Hahaha! I have found a new comedy site,, which has some incredibly funny postings. What's amazing is how these people are capable of writing such rediculous things as if they were actually serious.

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Journal: On terrorists, continued... 9

Journal by JDWTopGuy

I have been reading your replies to "On terrorists", but I have been busy lately, and not in the mood to argue about it.

First, a final note on Maher Arar: if he was offered first to Canada, and they turned him down, the canadians should be to blame. We tried.

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Journal: On terrorists 31

Journal by JDWTopGuy

About this Iraqi prisoner deal... This incident could barely be considered torture, and the people who did it are being punished, and don't forget... those weren't innocent civilians. They were terrorists and the like. Unlike in the Saddam Hussein system where they would have been innocent people who would truly be tortured, and the actions would be condoned by the government.

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Journal: Vote Kerry! 3

Journal by JDWTopGuy

I don't usually post political journals, but I ran into an idiot on some forums today who posted a link to some anti-Bush crap, and I replied with this:

It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal: Political Jokes 2

Journal by JDWTopGuy

Y'know, I don't think they're putting Kerry's botox in the right place... he's still in every position on every issue.

Did you hear? George W. Bush is going back to school. He's going to learn how to say, "nuclear".

Bill Clinton's going back to school too, but for a different reason. I'd tell you what his motivation is, but that would be below the belt.

Isn't that last one just awful? -JDWTopGuy

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson