From cell phone blockers to Babelfish’s understanding blockers… er… translation software, the Geeks discuss the news, take your calls, and issue mea culpas for bad advice.
A new standard for devices to talk to each other inside of your computer, [[ESA|Enthusiast System Architecture]|http://www.nvida.com/esa] has been spear-headed by nVidia, but is an open standard.
The band Radiohead, after releasing their latest album online for whatever price fans were willing to pay, have raised $6-$10 million dollars so far. Comscore took a closer look and found that [38% of downloaders paid for the album|http://www.comscore.com/press/release.asp?press=1883] with an average payment between $5 and $8.
Just because you don’t know a language doesn’t mean a web resource will either. At least that is what the Dutch Foreign Ministry discovered when they turned to [Babelfish for their diplomatic communications|http://tinyurl.com/2z4rcq] with another country.
The New York Times is reporting on [chemists using unique properties of some edible additives|http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/06/science/06food.html?ex=1352091600&en=4aef8967a58288fb&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink] to make truly unique dishes.
! Software for Backup
In a pinch Lyle uses [Microsoft’s Windows XP Backup|http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx], but a separate application has it’s benefits. MS Backup runs inside Microsoft Windows like a traditional application, but for making a compleate copy of your hard-drive the best solution is to boot from a different drive. When you boot from a different drive the main drive, which holds your Operating System, doesn’t have any thing running off of it; it just sits there. And doing a full bit-for-bit copy, or ghost is possible.
Sean uses [Norton Ghost|http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/] to make images of his hard drive.
Miles suggested free solutions (thanks to Alex for the URLs):