The VHS is Dead

24 Nov
November 24, 2004

Ronnie Coote writes “The UK’s largest retailer of electronics is phasing out VHS VCRs. Sales of DVD players have outstripped VCRs by 40-to-1 recently. So how long until the mass market will be saying goodbye to the DVD player?” A few historical links to commemorate the occasion: Sony Kills Betamax, Why VHS Was Better, and How to Preserve VHS Recordings. For the future, maybe we’ll have Digital VHS, but I suspect it will mostly be hard drive-based recorders.

Originally posted by michael from Slashdot

Default Password List and Google Hack

23 Nov
November 23, 2004

Thanks to PHENOELIT “The Land of Packets” there is a central repository of all the default passwords used by the manufacturers of hardware and software called the Default Password List and it’s located HERE. This list is regularly updated. Disclamer!!!…

Originally posted by lmacinnes from LiamM.com “IT’S NOT 1337”

It’s That Time Of Year…

23 Nov
November 23, 2004

Time for bad holiday music. This year there’s a new entrant:

Hung for the Holidays

He’s got a long way to go if he wants to top Kathy Lee Gifford on the suck-o-meter though…

Originally posted by Kevin Aylward from Wizbang

Geek?s Holiday Gift Christmas Guide » Forever Geek

23 Nov
November 23, 2004

Look no further, the definitive holiday shopping guide for every nerd on Santa’s list.

Originally posted by mikelegurra from del.icio.us/tag/geek

Originally from plastic bugs

iPod Mini for $215

23 Nov
November 23, 2004

These will be hard to find at a cheaper price.

At Bloomingdales

Original Price $249. Use coupon code FF4PCB to get 20% off. With shipping, the total comes to around $215. (via Hot Deals Club)

Originally from plastic bugs