Legally get Windows 7 for free (or at a discount)

With many people wondering what the Windows 7 pricing will be and whether it will cost less, the same, or more than Vista, there are some ways you can legally get Windows 7 at a discount or even for free when the final version is ready later this year.

via Students: How to get Windows 7 legally at a discount or free.

Students only, I’m afraid. Keyword is legally here, people.

Summary of options:

  1. New computer. Well, duh.
  2. MSDNAA. Well, duh.
  3. Microsoft Dreamspark – your school has to be on the list, though.
  4. Don’t bother – you’re not in the US, Canada or Europe are you?

tweenbots | kacie kinzer

Tweebot Close

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

via tweenbots | kacie kinzer.

Awwwww. That’s a cute overload…

Total Recall: The Woman Who Can’t Forget

It’s a Monday afternoon in November, and I’m driving down Ventura Boulevard with Jill Price, the woman who can’t forget. Price, who is 43, has spent most of her life here in Los Angeles, and she remembers everything. In the space of two minutes, she tells me about the former motel lodge with a bear in front, the Courtyard hotel that used to be a Hilton, and a bowling alley—since replaced by a Marshalls—where a Nicolas Cage film was shot. All this comes pouring out so fast, I wonder aloud whether Price has had too much coffee. She laughs, says no, pulls slightly at her blond hair, and starts up again.

[…]The most remarkable moment comes when Sawyer asks Price when Princess Grace died. She immediately answers, “September 14, 1982—that was the first day I started 12th grade.” For once, it seems that the memory lady has blown it. Sawyer laughs nervously and tries gently to right her guest: “September 10, 1982.” Price misunderstands, thinking she’s being prompted to identify another event—the possibility that she’s being corrected apparently doesn’t occur to her. No, Sawyer says, she has made a mistake; according to the book that 20/20’s producers were using as a source, Princess Grace died on September 10. Price stands her ground, and not 60 seconds later, a producer breaks in: “The book is wrong.” Price is right after all!

via Total Recall: The Woman Who Can’t Forget.

An excellent read. This is like New Scientist on crack – which is completely fine by me.

Apple’s “Billion App” Countdown Clock, It’s Fake

App Countdown

Seems that the featured counter actually ties to no tangible data and is increasing numbers at a calculated pace.

According to the algorithm that Apple is using for the fake counter, the billionth App would be sold sometime on the 20th at 4:57am.

via Apple’s “Billion App” Countdown Clock, It’s Fake.

Yeah – I thought so.

In any case, who cares about the clock when the implementation iself is nothing short of brilliant? It uses a single image to generate all of the numbers – and that includes the “animation”, and all without [gay, ugly, slow, bloated, cpu-intensive, etc] flash!

Kudos, Apple!

iTweetReply – Your @replies, emailed.

iTR will automatically send you an email every time somebody “@” replies or mentions you on twitter. Its goal is to make sure you get instant notification when somebody is trying to talk to you or about you on twitter. It’s a great easy & simple system so signup today.

via iTweetReply – Get your twitter @Replies and Mentions Emailed Straight to you – Home.

This is actually awesome – not only does it email you whenever someone mentions your name on Twitter, but you can also reply to tweets by email, as well! ZOMG!

Thanks to @matthewlesh for this one.

The World’s Inventory Of Lulz

The world’s inventory of lols, according to Google.

No matches were found for 100 lolols, effectively disproving the existence of the loololol. The internet contains 2,050,000 lulz. At no point is equilolbrium reached.

via LOL – Boing Boing Gadgets.

LOL.