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Mozilla Firefox 3 Out Today

Mozilla has announced that the final version of Firefox 3 will go public today, Tuesday, June 17, 2008:

After more than 34 months of active development, and with the contributions of thousands, we’re proud to announce that we’re ready. Put on your party hats and get ready to download Firefox 3 — the best web browser, period.

As part of the celebration, design firm Nobox has created a cool new poster that summarizes the robot series headed with the word Victory. You can get a large version of it at Flickr.

For the full details of Firefox 3, check the full review.

Download Day starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time for other times see: http://tinyurl.com/4e7fv5. This is 6 p.m. GMT.

Download: Firefox 3

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Virgin Media Throttling Heavy Downloaders Even More (Updated)

Virgin Media will double the number of hours it throttles the bandwidth of customers who hammer its network day and night, changes to its traffic management policy have revealed.

The tightened regime means that between 10am and 3pm subscribers to its “M”, “L” and “XL” packages will have their connection throttled for five hours if they download more than their full speed ration.

Virgin Media Traffic Management Table

Full Story: The Register
View: Virgin Media Traffic Management

UPDATE: Virgin Media to start mailing letters to high broadband usage customers, from 29th May. Read about it here: Cable Forum.

YouTube Has Higher Resolution Videos With Better Sound!

YouTube has started making available higher resolution versions of its videos, offering 480×360 video with higher quality audio, up from the standard resolution of 320×240. The video is MP4 with AAC audio. It has also made available 448×336 video, with 44100 Hz audio, double the normal.

To benefit from this, append &fmt=18 to the end of a video URL to get 480×360 video with higher quality audio. Or append &fmt=6 and get 448×336 video, with 44100 Hz audio. However, not all videos will work. Newer ones are most likely to work, as the source file is there so it can be converted.

One video I did notice that does have the higher quality video is the “One Peg More” video by Gop Virk & Laddi Bath. Continue reading YouTube Has Higher Resolution Videos With Better Sound!

The Power of Digg, Even Though I Was Not Digged!

As you may know I do not post a lot of articles on my blog, and that means the page views are also low; about 120 average. That is due to me being quite busy with college and other stuff.

I usually check my blog statistics, and when I checked today I noticed a huge peak out of nowhere (October 12th). What ever could it be? When I looked at the referers, I saw digg with 369 views. So I clicked the link and it took me to this page. My page was not even digged. But it was simply one comment. By the way, this is the highest number of pages views I have had, to this date!

Here you have witnessed a small part of Digg’s power, imagine if I had actually got digged/dugged. Damm.

Are are some images you might want to check out:

Daily Blog Stats for my Blog (with the peak)
Blog Stats for Amarjeet Rai’s Blog

Blog Stats for October 12th my Blog (all details)
Blog Stats for Amarjeet Rai’s Blog on 12th October