Video games and aggression not linked

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Gaming

A U.S. study found that players` "robust exposure" to a highly violent online game did not cause any substantial real-world aggression.

Quake III Source to be GPL'ed

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Gaming

In his QuakeCon 2005 keynote, John Carmack revealed that after some delays id is finally ready to release the complete Quake III source code for use under the terms of the GPL.

Google Halts Scanning of Copyrighted Books

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Web

Stung by a publishing industry backlash, Google Inc. has halted its efforts to scan copyrighted books from some of the nation's largest university libraries so the material can be indexed in its leading Internet search engine.

DesktopBSD: A Step Towards BSD on the Desktop

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KDE
BSD

In developing an easy to use desktop operating system, DesktopBSD has chosen to use KDE. Screenshots showing the desktop tools in action are available.

Quakecon 2005 id Software Keynote Coverage: Carmack Talks

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Gaming

It is another hot August in Texas, and that means Quakecon. The highlight is always the id presentation topped off with programmer and rocketeer extraordinaire John Carmack's chat with the audience.

Debian start-up seeks new funding

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Linux

Progeny, a start-up seeking to commercialize the Debian version of Linux, is on the prowl for new funding, a company co-founder has confirmed.

Glitch on Verizon Wireless Web Site Left Data at Risk

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Security

Verizon Wireless said yesterday that computer programming flaws in its online billing system could have allowed customers to view account information belonging to other customers, probably exposing millions of people.

GPL Draft Faces Challenges, Linux Insiders Warn

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OSS

Supporters of the next GNU General Public License are girding for an onslaught of comment and controversy, but they remain confident that the open-source community will survive and be made stronger for the effort.

Watching Porn /will/ make you go Blind

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Misc

Researchers have finally found evidence for what good Catholic boys have known all along - erotic images make you go blind.

NVIDIA Physics Only Graphics Card

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Hardware

NVIDIA said that within the next year they will be releasing a special physics graphics card which will take over the physics calculations load from standard graphics cards.

Lloyd’s Insures Open Source

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OSS

Famous insurer works with open-source community to remove the last major drawback to general corporate acceptance.

Quakecon 2005 - Day 1

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Gaming

Welcome one and all to Quakecon 2005 from the beautiful and enormous Gaylord Texan Convention Center and Hotel in Grapevine, TX. Well over 6,000 are expected to attend one of the largest LAN party and gaming expos in the world.

This week in open source

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OSS

The LinuxWorld conference is proving to be more than just a meeting of Linux fans and sellers. It's now a venue for all sorts of open-source advocates.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, never mind the X?

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Hardware
Reviews

Relentless, that is how I’d describe NVIDIA at this point, after they’d beaten to a pulp anything that ATI had on the shelf they start a new assault with a graphic card we all knew was coming, the GeForce 7800 GT. Poised to raise the bar in the mid-range this $449 graphic card is set to replace the 6800GT and up the performance to a whole new level.

Mandriva 2006 Beta 2 is Looking Goood

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MDV
Reviews
-s

Beta 2 hit the mirrors about 24 hours ago and so what's new? The most notable and easily noticed is the new theme. The new professional theme runs throughout the installer and installed Mandriva system. It's even in the kdm login screen as well as the kde and gnome splash screens. It's a wonderfully classy theme featuring a nice tasteful penguin on an attractive blue backdrop. Kudos, kudos Mandriva. Now that's what I'm talking about! Finally they listened to the masses and I think they've just about got it right.

Waking from open source dream

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OSS

Something has happened to the open-source software movement. It is losing some of the intellectual purity that first drew in the ponytail crowd. It is being subverted to the interests of bigger technology companies.

Techies face off at Golden Penguin Bowl

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Misc

Pencil pushers and programmers from Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. faced off this week for the greatest of geek glories: the Golden Penguin Bowl.

QuakeCon 2005 open for business

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Gaming

Fans of id Software's classic first-person shooter series have made their annual pilgrimage to Texas to try their hands at tournaments, case modification contests, and the get the first look at Quake 4's multiplayer modes.

Scientific Imaging: The Art Of Data

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Sci/Tech

Thin orange and blue lines swirl above a surface of colored cones, outlining a hollow cylinder. Suddenly a cluster of red dots gathers in the middle of the cylinder, spinning around furiously and gathering force with each rotation.

Google's Boycott Misses the Mark

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Web

Google is all for googling, as long as you don't google a Google executive. The real loser is Google.

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