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Journal: AMD Offers Graphics Chips for Older Macs

Journal by OSTG Marketing
If you have an older Mac and have been looking for an AMD (ATI) chip, it's your lucky day. "AMD will begin offering the ATI Radeon X1900 graphics chips for the Mac G5 Quad and the Power Mac G5 Dual, which are still powered by PowerPC processors. The new graphics chips, according to AMD, will help Mac users who use the desktops for graphic design, video editing, photo editing, as well as offer better gaming performance."
The Internet

+ - MySpace founder takes on Rupert

Submitted by AcidAUS
AcidAUS (997653) writes "MySpace founder launches legal action against the site's owner, News Corp, alleging "anti-competitive behaviour". Greenspan is certainly no stranger to litigation. Among the cases he has filed is a federal lawsuit, also against News Corp, in which he alleges that the sale of Intermix to News Corp was fraudulent. He says this case is continuing."
Links

+ - A Must-See: The Best Video of a Sandstorm To Date

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Due to the videographer's position, great video camera skills, and cool head, it's currently the best video of a sandstorm — a huge monster of a sandstorm that was videotaped for 7 minutes and 47 seconds as it approached and overtook Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Ah, but there's more sandstorm terror. Here's a great sandstorm photo gallery, high-resolution and very large image links are included, the photos of which are spectacular! Hat tip: Digg.com ("Run, Baby, Run! The Sandstorm Cometh!")"
Hardware Hacking

+ - Diebold replaces defective voting machine part

Submitted by saintlupus
saintlupus (227599) writes "According to this article, everyone's favorite defenders of liberty at Diebold replaced defective components in over four thousand voting machines after telling voting officials there were "no problems". From the article:
Even so, the two leading candidates for governor — Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) — have called on voters to use absentee ballots in the election, citing uncertainties about the reliability of Maryland's system.
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PHP

+ - Andi Gutmans on working with Microsoft

Submitted by
aquai
aquai writes "Today at Zendcon Bill Hilf and Andi Gutmans announced a new technical collaboration aimed at improving the performance of PHP on Windows. In this interview Sam and Andi discuss how Zend came to be as well as the details of the announcement. Andi provides his perspective on what this collaboration will mean to the PHP community and has a question of his own for Sam. http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/10/31/Talki ng-with-Andi-Gutmans-about-Zend-and-working-with-M icrosoft-to-improve-PHP-Performance-on-Windows.asp x"
Biotech

+ - Palms not cash pay for school meals in Scotland

Submitted by b4rley
b4rley (1020195) writes "Schoolkids in Scotland are relishing a biometrics payment trial that relies on the unique vein patterns in each child's hand — meaning they don't have to worry about their lunch money being pounded out of them by bullies. "The children just love it," says the head teacher.

http://software.silicon.com/security/0,39024655,39 163735,00.htm"
NASA

+ - New details on NASA's Antimatter Engine Concept

Submitted by Erica Campbell
Erica Campbell (951510) writes "After announcing the development of the first positron based engine concept developed for NASA earlier this year, new details are emerging on this revolutionary antimatter engine which will require only a few milligrams of positrons to send a spaceship to Mars and back. Although scientists see this work as an important step, much still needs to be done before we can safely rely on antimatter to take us for a spin around the solar system."

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