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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Microsoft has opened up its previously private beta release candidate version of Visa Service Pack 1 for public download. Vista Service Pack 1 RC Refresh is available here but note that it is still a beta, and you'll need to uninstall any previous versions of SP1 before installing it. If you prefer to wait until the final version of SP1, Wired reports you'll be waiting until sometime in February. 

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Anything that makes Microsoft Vista less annoying to use is OK by me, and today Online Tech Tips gets the nod for writing about TweakUAC, a freeware app which lets you get Vista's User Access Control feature under control.

UAC is a nervous nancy security feature which, in its default setting, pops up warnings any time you try to run new software, or do just about anything. Disabling it completely is an option, or you can put a leash on it using TweakUAC. You can use it to set UAC to "quiet mode" which means it doesn't display the elevation warnings for administrators, but standard users will get the security prompts.

Tweak, disable or turn off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista