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Weather Service launches early warning system

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Sci/Tech

In tornado country, the automated, Web-based process sends emergency workers a heads-up on disasters before public warnings.

Linux Kernel Work Picks Up Speed

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Linux

A year after Linux kernel development was cleft in three, users and vendors report the process has improved the speed and quality of development.

Component costs rising, but PC prices won't

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Hardware

Costs are on the rise for several types of PC components, including memory chips and LCD screens. But while that's a concern for procurement managers at PC makers like Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., users should have little to fear, analysts said.

HP boo-boo reveals iPaq's vital statistics

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Hardware

A slip-up on HP's UK website is revealing some interesting clues on the direction the company is taking with its iPaq mobile computers.

Buyout firm acquiring U.S. Robotics

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Hardware

Platinum Equity, a private equity company owned by billionaire Tom Gores, is acquiring struggling computer modem maker U.S. Robotics Corp. in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Monday.

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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.

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