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SQL Server 2008 finally we can script data

I was at the UK launch of SQL Server, but a lot of that event seemed to focus on some very niche features, new location type data, the usual better performance stats and better reporting facilities. While these are great, I dispair at the loss of the open table, now we open top 200 for editing. I understand that the open table was not efficient but it was handy when something has gone wrong at the 11th hour; so why not just give both options? you can do the top 200 on a production machine,...

Plants invade Twitter!

botanicall- I want one! This is great, why should the internet only be for humans? With this kit you can put your favorite plant on the internet and allow it to express it's inner feelings!! Cool or what? How does it work? The device detects the moisture levels of the plant's soil and based on predefined levels will send a twitter to a specified Twitter account (for those who don't already know twitter is a micro-blogging social network site- http://twitter.com) A neat little...

It’s a clock, it’s advertising, it’s dancing!

uniqlock Here is what I think is one of the most innovative pieces of advertising I've seen for a while, it's a website for a Japanese clothes store but they have made it a bit more compelling than a normal clothes website. It starts off as a clock showing the local Tokyo time with some very addictive music in the background. After 5 seconds we see our first dance routine, the routines are flash video and are very high quality full screen. The trick is that the video buffers...
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