Can you cash in on AMD's chips?

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Misc

Selling fast chips doesn't guarantee a semiconductor company's success. There's more to financial success than speed. But the fact AMD has been able to hang in there so long underscores that it's a real competitor. So, what's an investor to do?

Sharing of data 'could block identity theft'

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Security

Thousands of cases of identity fraud could be prevented if financial services companies and credit reference agencies shared more data, according to a report from a leading criminologist.

Oh NO! Bananas could be wiped out

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Misc

Banana plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Taiwan have been destroyed by the fungus, which is spreading through much of Southeast Asia, reports Popular Science.

Two thirds of senior IT staff expect an Open Source strategy

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OSS

New research suggests that more than two thirds of the senior IT professionals questioned expect their companies to develop an Open Source strategy in the next five years, despite ongoing caution about the adoption of Open Source in the UK.

Debate Over the Size of the Web

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Web

How big is the World Wide Web? Many Internet engineers consider that query one of those imponderable philosophical questions, like how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

Those Who Trust The Most Are Hit The Hardest

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Linux

Linux advocate, open-source activist, and author Ken Starks has related a heart-warming and inspirational adventure into the world of computing, Linux-style, and one of America's greatest resources.

Guardian profile: Tim Berners-Lee

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Web

Sir Tim, named last year as the greatest living Briton, is rightly heralded as the godfather of the web. It was he who, as a physicist working in Switzerland, turned the internet from a disparate collection of academic and military computer systems into an international network.

You've got mail trouble

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Misc

Alberto Gonzales won't do it anymore, and President Bush hasn't done it in years.

It got Harry Stonecipher fired from the top post at Boeing Co., and it earned investment banker Frank Quattrone an 18-month prison sentence.

The culprit?

Google Unveils Filter System For Websites

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Humor

With Yahoo rapidly expanding the size of its search engine database, Google has decided to take a different approach: shrinking the size of its universe by removing the crud that no sane person (marketing weasels excluded) ever wants to look at.

Quakecon 2005 - Day 3

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Gaming

I decided to give today's story a little twist from the usual. I'm going to go through a quick overview of my third day here at QuakeCon 2005. From wake to present, I'll tell you what it is like to be here, on-site, at the United State's largest LAN party.

Writers' Plot Thickens Into Auction for Free Speech

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Web

Now's your chance to die in a Stephen King novel or be portrayed "in a good light" in the next thriller from John Grisham -- while championing the cause of free speech.

ATI to Cut Prices on X850 Series

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Hardware

An insider close to one of ATI's board partners disclosed that ATI is expected to cut prices on its X850XT graphics adapter to compete against NVIDIA's recently announced 7800GT.

Microsoft to profit from iPod

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Microsoft

Microsoft`s Bill Gates could make a killing off of rival Apple Computer`s iPod, to the tune of $10 per device.

Experimental Hybrid Cars Get Up to 250 Mpg

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Sci/Tech

Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage.

Austrumi 0.9.7 Released

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Linux
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In case you didn't know, Austrumi is a business card size (50MB) bootable Live CD Linux distribution based on 'Slackware GNU Linux' using'Blin' initialisation scripts. I looked at version 0.9.5 back in May and found it to be a great little mini distro. At that time it had wonderful fonts and amazing speed to add enjoyment to using the many apps included in that teny tiny 48mb. Version 0.9.7 was released a coupla days ago and I wanted to see what was new.

Whoops! Firefox lost market share in July to IE

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Moz/FF

Microsoft's Internet Explorer halted the steady market share advance of The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser in July, a Web site monitoring company announced Friday.

Flat-screen prices may be nearing sweet spot

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Hardware

Prices for flat panels have finally begun to tumble -- by as much as 35 percent in the past year -- as soaring demand for the two leading flat-panel technologies, plasma and liquid crystal display, or LCD, attracts a host of new competitors.

U.S. cybersecurity called `alarming`

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Security

The United States` information technology infrastructure is "highly vulnerable to terrorist and criminal attacks," an expert has said.

Quakecon 2005 - Day 2

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Gaming

Day two of Quakecon has been been an eventful one for us as we got inside looks at Doom the movie, met with vendors, toured the booths, and saw the tournaments bring out the real competition.

Even Geeks Need a Breather

How many couples confuse technology burnout with relationship burnout? You start projecting the anti-IM sentiment onto the person on the other end of the dialog. Or you resent the friend calling you when you suddenly can't stand the sound of the polyphonic ring tone you paid $2 for.

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