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Story Ubuntu 10.04 Review srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:29am
Story The myth of Arch Linux and the i586 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:30am
Story Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:32am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 3:24am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 5:14am
Story Put your knowledge where your mouth is. srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:05pm
Story More distros at 150Mhz, both good and bad srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:08pm
Story Make the most of your tablet with My Paint srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:10pm
Story Fedora 11 reaches end of life srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:16pm
Story Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:17pm

Lawyers, others questions radio TIVO-like devices

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Sci/Tech

It's like Tivo for radio, but is it legal? Some legal experts say the recording software may violate digital copyright laws and does little more than promote piracy.

Should you post your résumé online?

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Web

Q: Will I get caught if I post my résumé on the Net?

I have been cautioned about putting my résumé online. For example, your existing employer might find out that you are looking for another job if they find your résumé.

This Is Your Brain on E-Mail

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Web

Some might call it progress - others call it addiction. Whatever you call it, it's hard to turn a corner without seeing someone flipping open a cell phone or PDA to casually browse through their e-mail inbox. Does paying regular attention to e-mail really classify as an addiction?

Nvidia says PS3 graphics chip still in development

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Hardware
Gaming

The tech demos Sony presented at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) weren’t running on the actual RSX GPU but on an upcoming next-generation PC chip, which shares similar capabilities to the PlayStation 3 GPU.

M$ struggles to hit EU deadline

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Microsoft

MICROSOFT is this weekend trying to finalise new proposals to satisfy the European commission's concerns about its anti-competitive behaviour, and to avoid the threat of daily fines of about €5m (£3.4m).

Why 911 callers are left hanging

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Sci/Tech

Unlike traditional phone calls, VoIP calls do not need a dedicated phone line. Instead digitised voice data is broken up into packets and sent over a computer network in much the same way as an email, which allows a network to be used far more efficiently.

Doom 3 1.3.1302 Linux Performance

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Gaming

A few days ago, a new point release for Doom 3 was released along with an SDK (Software Development Kit) update. Among other things, there are some substantial improvements in the Linux update. Are there any performance benefits or losses from this latest patch?

Mighty Morphing Power Processors

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Hardware

IBM and others are racing to create chameleon chips that change to suit the job. Even by the standards of the Lone Star State, the claim by two Texas researchers can seem a trifle grandiose. "We're reinventing the computer."

“Sent off” for patent abuse.

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Legal

I suspect Microsoft’s idea of reform is a system where they get free run, but where people challenging their patents or people suing them for infringement don’t. Microsoft has patented 3000 “ideas” so far this year alone.

Gamers Get Off Their Butts at E3

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Gaming

There were some very interesting trends at the show. The most significant trend seems to be the incorporation of movement into gaming. Game companies, aware of the spreading size of their customers' rear ends, seem to be building more games that involve the player standing up and doing something.

Console Tidbits

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Gaming

Sony mulls outsourcing PSP manufacturing to Taiwan while M$ claims ~$300 Xbox 360 by Thanksgiving.

Open-Source GPL Rewrite on Fast Track?

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OSS

At a LinuxWorld panel, Eben Moglen, the legal counsel for the Free Software Foundation, said, "It won't be long before the first public draft of the GPL 3 will be out and it will include clauses on how to conduct patent defense."

Gentlemen, Start Your....Wireless Routers?—Tech at the Indy 500

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Sci/Tech

It's a big weekend here in Indianapolis. About this time each year, 33 men (and women) chase each other around the Brickyard in Indianapolis for about 3 hours while upwards of 250,000 of us get drunk and sunburned. The technology of racing has never been lost on me, but this year there are some interesting developments in extreme technology at the Indy 500. Here are a few highlights:

When a lawyer gets hit by spammers, expect a lawsuit

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Legal

In one of the few instances of an individual taking a spam fight to the courts, a New York lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging that his e-mail address was hijacked and used to send messages promoting a company's stock.

Device drivers filled with flaws

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Security

The uneven skills of driver programmers have left a legion of holes in software that ships with Windows and Linux, security experts say.

RIAA Sues More Internet2 File Swappers

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Legal

The Recording Industry Association of America announced Thursday it has filed a second wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against students swapping files on the Internet2 network. The group added 20 new universities to its list of targets.

nokia 770 sdk

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Linux

not nearly enough noise has been made about how easy hacking this device is. underneath everything is a debian based system with a 2.6.11 kernel. debian is one of the largest binary distributions mainly because of its apt package management system. apt will make it really easy to get new software.

SEC gets a taste of its own medicine

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Security

Like a professor flunking part of his own test, the agency that grades corporate America on its accounting announced Thursday that it had three major flaws of its own in its internal systems for preventing financial fraud or mistakes.

Via touts low-cost chip

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Hardware

With its C7 processor, Via Technologies hopes to eliminate its performance credibility gap and allow notebook makers to come out with light notebooks for under $800.

Woman sues Yahoo over nude photos

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Web
Legal

A woman sued Yahoo for $3 million, alleging the Internet site failed to fulfill a promise to remove nude pictures of her from the Web.

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