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Two die in online suicide pact

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The death of two strangers, who killed themselves in what is believed to be Britain's first Internet suicide pact, has prompted calls for websites promoting suicide to be banned, a newspaper reported on Friday.

Google to Remove Boast About Index Size

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Google Inc. will stop boasting on its home page about the number of Web pages it has stored in its index, even as the online search engine leader continues a crusade to prove it scans substantially more material than its rivals.

Browsers Battle for Second Place

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In the Internet-browser game, the idea of beating No. 1 Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer comes automatically bundled on most Windows computers, is so far out of reach that other players try for the next best thing: second place.

Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for sarge and woody had caused the host of security.debian.org to saturate its 100MBit/s network connection entirely this past week.

Searching the World Live Web

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Live Web search got a lot bigger yesterday, when Google launched its new blogsearch engine. It legitimizes the Live Web--and blogging in particular--in a big way. What impact will Google's new blogsearch engine have for the Live Web?

Slashdot Offering 30 Minute Advance Look

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By logging in and agreeing to view an interstitial ad, DayPass users gain access to stories before other readers, 30 minutes ahead of them.

Bill Cosby Wins Fight Over Domain Name

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A U.N. panel awarded to comedian Bill Cosby on Monday an Internet domain name based on the Fat Albert cartoon character he created in the 1960s.

FEMA relents on Microsoft Windows-only policy

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FEMA updated their online FAQ on "Monday, 09-Sep-2005" which, of course is impossible, unless you're part of the government. Maybe that's why some of these government agencies botched the hurricane relief efforts? The simple lack of a common calendar?

TV Finds Its Niches on the Internet

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I was watching the news anchors at WDSU-TV, a station based in New Orleans live, via streaming Internet TV, on a home computer. "It was much more intense, more frightening than watching CNN."

Want to file for aid online? Better run Windows

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The good news: If you've survived Hurricane Katrina, the government will let you register for help online. The bad news: But only if the computer you're using is running Windows.

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Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming

The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June. As of last night, the Servo developers hit their tech preview milestone we've been looking forward to seeing for months. Nightly builds of Servo and Browser.html have begun and they are going to be making available Linux packages shortly. Read more