10 Words That Will Help You Win at Scrabble

Scrabble tiles

It’s inevitable, you’re playing Scrabble and your mind draws a blank in how to leverage the letters you have, so you fall back on ‘of’ or ‘at’ which are weak attempts to stay in the game.

Mental Floss has a list of 10 great words to help you win at Scrabble. Words like: Cwm, Jo, Adz and many more that will stand the dictionary challenges sure to follow.

Stumble of the Day

Some NBC Shows to Open New Season Online Via Hulu

NBC plans to offer the season debuts of several top shows on the Hulu video site it co-owns with News Corp. before they air on television.

The shows that will air online a week early include Knight Rider, Lipstick Jungle, Chuck, Life and 30 Rock.

Announcement, Entertainment

Space Station Infected With W32.Gammima.AG Worm

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With a US$30 Billion dollars invested in the International Space Station, don’t you think NASA and the Russian Gov’t could pony up a couple of bucks to install antivirus software on the laptops and other computers?

Apparently they don’t, but are doing so now. Seems the ISS found itself infected with the W32.Gammima.AG worm.

W32.Gammima is a worm that spreads through removable media and steals information related to the MapleStory online game. This particular infection was in fact found on a compact flash card brought aboard by one of the astronauts.

The worm monitors Internet Explorer and steals the following information:

  • Accounts and passwords to the MapleStory online game
  • Role and item information in the game

The stolen information is sent to the author via email and HTTP

Systems Affected by this worm: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000


HTC Keeps Hopes Alive for us Non-Touchscreen Faithful


Though well-known for its “TouchFLO” enhancements to Windows Mobile, HTC has not abandoned non-touchscreen phones. Windows for Devices has details on the newly announced, candybar-style “S740″ runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, and includes GPS, WiFi, plus an FM radio.

I for one welcome more candybar mobiles like my Pantech Duo I bought this Spring.

Gadgets / Devices

The Ultimate DM Screen

Fat Dragon Games brings you the ULTIMATE GM Screen for just US$8.99 at RPG.now.

This screen has two dice towers (one rolls towards the players, one towards the DM), a secret compartment for hiding minis from your players, a pen/pencil holder and a shelf for minis.

GM Screen

Games, RPG