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phpBB Relocates to Open Source Lab

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For those who missed the announcement on phpBB.com last week and are wondering why it’s currently down; they are relocating to the Open Source Lab at Oregon State.

Net Neutrality vs. Net Neutering

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The fight for Net Neutrality is for the place we call the Net. The fight against Net Neutrality is for a neutered Net biased toward carrying the next form of Cable TV. But what about the fact that most of us never have experienced Neutrality in the first place?

RISC OS emu ported to games console

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An Archimedes emulator has been ported to an ARM powered games console as part of a coding competition. Ian Jeffray took the open source ArcEm and produced a version for Game Park Holding's GP2X gadget - a device powered by two ARM processors.

Test Your Knowledge of Wireless Technology

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Think you're ready to sign up for the CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) exam or one similar to it? Before you do, test your knowledge of wireless technology — and readiness for such a certification test — with this sample exam of questions on basics of the technology.

Shuttleworth urges telecoms reform

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Ubuntu Linux founder and entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth yesterday hit out at the African telecommunications sector saying the current "cartels" as they existed are not able to deliver effective and affordable bandwidth to the continent.

The Politics of Honest Voting

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I keep hoping that a technical solution to the unaccountability of current voting technology is right around the corner. Unfortunately, each time I think we are moving in the right direction, I see more politics added.

Valley CEOs `bullish' on hiring for 2006

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A survey of Silicon Valley's chief executives found 14 percent more said their companies added employees in 2005 compared with the previous year, and they're even more optimistic about hiring in the coming year.

Blame the Operating System

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I have a Microprocessor in my system that can easily handle over 120 million instructions per second. If you like to get real geeky with me, consider this. The Intel processor I'm using is able to calculate the SuperPI number crunching benchmark to one million digits in about 100 seconds. It takes my Pentium 4 system less than two minutes to figure out this benchmark, and the Pentium 4 is notoriously bad at FPU calculations. On a bad day, this beautiful system can do some very serious powered thinking, and at speeds that even ten years ago NASA didn't have in their control rooms.

Sun GPLs latest UltraSPARC

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Jonathan Schwartz, president of Sun Microsystems Inc., announced that Sun is releasing its UltraSPARC Architecture 2005 and HyperVisor API specifications to open-source under the GPL.

Sun is making this move to help jumpstart the porting of Linux, BSD, and other operating systems, middleware, and applications to its UltraSPARC T1 processor.

Hacker showcase this weekend in San Francisco

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An event showcasing cutting-edge applications will take place this weekend in San Francisco. The fifth annual CodeCon event features presentations from developers of interesting, innovative real-world applications, and is set to run from Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12.

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