What Is That??

Give some applause for Viral, who figured out the last WIT image as a SIM card slot for a cell phone!  Wow, I’m not able to pull the wool over you guys, am I?  Well, I’ll keep trying :)

Back in my teens, I used to have a good time trying to figure out the images that the GAMES Magazine had on their monthly issue.  I try to draw inspiration from my memories of those times, not having any old mags around,or a local place to buy it, I have to rely on my old noggin.  But one thing remains constant, I try to bring only images that relate to technology in some degree.  If you have any suggestions in that area, feel free to drop us a line, and we’ll give you props in the next WIT post for your idea.

Without further adieu, behold:

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Comments below!

What Is That?

What’s The Difference Between The Recycle Bin And The Recycler Folder?

In Windows, when a user deletes a file it goes to their respective Recycle Bin. The file will remain in this bin until it’s emptied or the file is restored.

The Recycler folder is used on NTFS partitions and it contains a Recycle Bin for each user on the system, this folder has Hidden and System attributes.

As an Administrator you can view and delete other user Recycle Bins from this folder as well.

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Hacks n Tweaks

Eclipse Ships Largest-Ever Release of Leading Open Source Software Development Platform

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and they’ve just announced that the latest and largest version, named Europa, has gone Gold.

This release consists of over 17 million lines of code and received contributions from over 310 open source developers in 19 countries.

Some key improvements to this release are:

  • Ease of development and deployment of server apps
  • Java Development Toolkit
  • Web Tools Project

Although it’s a pipsqueak of an IDE when compared to Visual Studio, Europa is a significant effort and has the support of some big players in software development and of course in open source. This includes Adobe, Red Hat, Wind River, QNX, IBM to name a few.

If you’re interested in the project or in getting the bits for yourself, here you go:

Software

Iconfactory Walls For The iPhone

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The Iconfactory jumps on the iPhone bandwagon in the nick of time (to be the first?) to convert their wallpapers to iPhone screen size. Here’s just a few samples below, check out the rest.

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Gadgets / Devices

Astronomers spot double star explosion

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Scientists have spotted two stellar explosions going off just weeks apart in the same galaxy.

The discovery, made by NASA’s Swift satellite, marks the first time two supernova events have been observed in a single galaxy so close in time.

The blasts occurred in an obscure galaxy located 380 million light-years away in the constellation Hercules. Called MCG +05-43-16, the galaxy had never been known to host a supernova before.

Read MSNBC Tech/Science for more

Science