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Google Earth 6 adds integrated Street View and 3D trees (Download Squad)

Nov 29th 2010 5:27PM Historical satellite imagery has been available through Google Earth for some time now. I have Google Earth 5, so at least since the last major revision. I use it for work to make sure our clients haven't done any building additions/renovations they didn't tell me about!

RobinWords is a vocabulary building Time-Waster (Download Squad)

Aug 23rd 2010 4:35PM There's some new Scrabble card game called Slam, I think, that works exactly like this. I had fun with it Friday night with some friends.

Nick Newcomen's GPS Writing Tells World to 'Read Ayn Rand' (Switched)

Aug 16th 2010 12:20PM "presumably unemployed" "we'd all go insane"

geez, you're just dripping with disdain, aren't you?

DesktopCoral reserves desktop space for your widgets (Download Squad)

Aug 13th 2010 4:17PM do you think they mean corral? i'm not interested in turning my desktop yellow-pink!

Shotty is a cute, fast, free screenshot tool, uploads included (Download Squad)

Aug 10th 2010 11:43AM I'll follow suit and recommend my favorite, screenprint32. It can be configured to capture the desktop, active window, a specified part of the screen, or it can ask what part (drag a rectangle). It's lightweight and oh-so handy!

We fair humans of Earth believe Internet access to be a fundamental human right (Download Squad)

Mar 9th 2010 11:39AM That's the thing, though. There really isn't an international law. There's not because there's no international governing body. The UN is a members-only organization and the closest thing to a governing body, but that's still not exactly what it does. It could and does impose sanctions on countries who violate human rights, but it only draws it power from the countries that make it up, and those countries don't have uniform ideas on what types of speech are protected, etc.

We fair humans of Earth believe Internet access to be a fundamental human right (Download Squad)

Mar 9th 2010 10:57AM Sebastian brings up a good point. What is it really asking? A right to the internet? Does that mean free unlimited internet for every man, woman and child to be provided by *someone*? Or does that mean access is available to anyone (and should not be limited by race, creed, nationality, etc etc etc)?

We fair humans of Earth believe Internet access to be a fundamental human right (Download Squad)

Mar 9th 2010 10:51AM It's astounding how many people have such a skewed concept of the definition of a right. A right to the internet! A right to my wages (regardless of labor/productivity)! A right to health care! A right to a job! A right to not have to work!

I guess people do have a right to demand such things are rights. Can somebody quickly declare it to be a right for such things to be sustainable too?

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