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Wal-Mart Wants $10 CDs

In the past decade, Wal-Mart has quietly emerged as the nation’s biggest record store. Wal-Mart now sells an estimated one out of every five major-label albums. It has so much power, industry insiders say, that what it chooses to stock can basically determine what becomes a hit. “If you don’t have a Wal-Mart account, you probably won’t have a major pop artist,” says one label executive.

Legal torrents

This is a collection of legally downloadable, freely distributable files, both net.label electronic MP3s and other media items, which we have made available via BitTorrent.”

11 Oct 2004

MetaVNC – a window-aware VNC

Mash desktops together… cross-platform too. This looks amazing.

MetaVNC pursues a remote desktop environment that users can control applications on different hosts seamlessly. MetaVNC is a window aware VNC. MetaVNC merges windows of multiple remote desktops into a single desktop screen. MetaVNC also comes with its own task bar and application menu, which makes it easy to control applications or windows on different hosts.

Furthermore, MetaVNC trys to merge remote desktops with local desktops. Currently, the Win32 version of MetaVNC viewer supports the linux version of MetaVNC server, which enables a Linux remote desktop and a Windows local desktop to co-exist seamlessly!

If you use MS-Windows as a main desktop and connect remote Linux desktops through VNC, you must love it!

Doctor Who theme remixes

The Delia Derbyshire production of the Doctor Who theme marked a significant milestone in the nascent field of electronic music. With 2003 marking the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who, this site attempts to pay tribute to that milestone by providing a forum for the sharing of freely distributable amateur (ie, non-commissioned; pros are welcome!) remixes, electronic or acoustic, faithful or pisstakes, of that influential and timeless theme.

British Roads FAQ

This is the sort-of official FAQ listing for British roads. It started off as somewhere to put answers to questions I got asked a lot, and grew into this huge document. It has now been adopted as the official FAQ for SABRE, Britain’s premier Society of road enthusiasts.