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Submission + - Australian Govermant launch "cyber-safety" button (zdnet.com.au)

Techman83 writes: Weighing in at approximately 930kb, consuming approximately 30mb of memory, requiring both Adobe Flash and Adobe Air, is Senatory Conroy's "cyber-safety" button. The panic button has attracted ridicule amongst the industry and at a cost of AUD$136,000 have left many of us asking why? Even still Senator Conroy has stuck to his guns and launched the little red button, that resides in the taskbar and floats over the top of all the other applications just waiting to be double clicked in an emergency. If you wish to check it out for yourself, it is available for download here

Submission + - QuiBids - Auction or Gambling Site? (notmytribe.com) 1

Nocuous writes: There's eBay, and then there are other auction sites which use a breathtaking business model. Here's a good review of QuiBids, a so-called "penny auction" site, which charges 60 cents per penny-increment bid. People may put in hundreds of bids to "win" the right to purchase items like iPads at up to 90% or even more off the "value price", which is supposed to represent normal retail. But each bid resets the auction timer, prolonging the action as long as anyone is willing to outbid the current "winner". If an item is bid from $0.01 to a final price of $130.00, that's 13,000 bids; at 60 cents per bid, that comes to $7,800 for the bid fees, plus the $130, plus shipping and handling! That's one profitable iPad sale. From the article:

"Imagine musical chairs except you pay 60 cents for every successive measure, an unlimited number of party-goers circling a solitary chair. So long as somebody pays the piper, everyone gets to stay in. Except they’re not “in” are they? Only the last person who put money in gets to take the chair. "

Submission + - Sugar Free Chocolate | High Protein Bars (wheychocolate.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Whey Chocolate is a patent pending formula, made with organic dark chocolate and grass fed cows' whey protein. It’s 100% natural, high in protein, low glycemic and tastes phenomenal, equivalent to only the finest chocolates.
Google

Submission + - Google Cloud Picker (techknackblogs.com)

techknackblogs writes: Google has a cloud storage product and calling it ‘Cloud Picker’. The tool is linked with Google accounts login. The service would allow people to store images and documents on the web, and would tie into Google services like Docs, Apps and Sites.

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