Net Xpress: Want more 'Survivor'? Check out its Internet talk show

November 08, 2004|SHEILA J. CLARK

'Survivor' fans should check out the Survivor Live: The Internet Talk Show at 2 p.m. EST Thursdays and Fridays on The one-hour live Webcast is hosted by Survivor's first season winner, Richard Hatch, and Chris Booker, a New York television and radio personality.

The Thursday show takes a look back at the previous week and a peek into that night's episode. On the Friday show, folks can call in and chat with the most recent Survivor castaway. The call in phone number is (646) CBS-1000. Past episodes of the talk show are available for viewing on the site. The show also has other in-studio guests, including former Survivors.

Visit for details or to view the Webcast visit the Survivor homepage.

MSN Live online events

Nov. 9: Recording artist David Foster, piano virtuoso William Joseph and violinist Lucia Micarelli chat at 7 p.m.

Free stuff

The Computer Doctor, located at 236 Skywatch Drive in the Kroger Center, still has plenty of old computer hardware available for free. It has loads of good parts from old 486 systems of mostly IBM or Packard Bell brands and also some custom-built clones. Some computers have CDROM or floppy drives, minimal RAM and very small hard drives. There are a few keyboards left for the taking. These systems are capable of running line command versions of Linux and DOS operating systems. They could also be good for building a firewall, or for kids or a computer novice. Remember, there is no limit, so first come, first served.


Net buzzz

* Flaws have been found in two popular media players for Windows Quicktime and RealPlayer. Apple Computer and RealNetworks both have issued fixes for their Windows software to patch these critical security flaws. Apple released Quicktime 6.5.2 to fix the two holes in its Windows media player and RealNetworks urges users of its RealPlayer 10, RealPlayer 10.5 and RealOne Player software to use the "Check for Updates" feature to download the latest patch of its software. Learn more here and here.

* Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official now is available. This Linux operating system features support for WIFI and Intel Centrino technologies, extended laptop support, Bluetooth, KDE 3.2.3, Gnome 2.6 and it's built for comfort and speed. For more information, visit the official site.

* Amazon has released a version of its A9 toolbar for the open source Firefox Web browser. Read more. To install the toolbar, you must have Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0 on a system running Windows 98/2000/NT or XP or a system with Firefox 1.0 or greater Web browser running Macintosh, Windows or Linux.

Sites to see

* TheBigDay Honeymoon Registry at puts a new twist on wedding registries - it caters to the wedding couple's honeymoon wish list. There is no charge to be included on the registry or for the couple's personal wedding page. The couple also can get a free e-mail address to use in conjunction with all the wedding planning.

* For a little fun and amusement, visit The site features a collection of 3D puzzles, unusual shapes, optical illusions and trickery for the eyes. Be sure to go through all the images - a couple surely will give you a lift.

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