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George Washington Racks Up 220 Years of Late Fees At Library 146

Posted by samzenpus
from the at-least-he-read dept.
Everyone knows that George Washington couldn't tell a lie. What you probably didn't know is that he couldn't return a library book on time. From the article: "New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the 'Law of Nations,' which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789."
AMD

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 — Gaming On Six Panels 111

Posted by Soulskill
from the for-the-truly-dedicated dept.
MojoKid writes "AMD's 6-output Radeon has been seen in action at a number of events, but today the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition is being officially launched. HotHardware paired the card up with six 22" Dell LCD panels in a 3x2 configuration — with a max resolution of 5760x2160 — and ran it through a number of popular titles including Dirt 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Crysis. For specialized, high-end graphics cards like this, the market potential may be relatively small. If, however, the idea of multi-monitor gaming is appealing to you and you've got the means to score one of these cards (along with multiple displays), you won't be disappointed." Reader Vigile adds a different analysis of the card's six-monitor gaming: "PC Perspective found FPS games were basically unplayable because of the bezel through the middle of their vision while RTS and racing games like StarCraft 2 and DiRT 2 were spectacular."

Comment: Re:Include the antidote ! (Score 1) 631

by Alex_Ionescu (#28563861) Attached to: FDA Considers Banning Acetaminophen-Based Pain Killers

Erm, Acetaminophen is not a "Brand name", it is called a "Common name" or "Generic name". And guess what, so is Paracetamol, the European "Common name". A "brand name" is Parocet or Tylenol.

So I guess Europeans have a little bit more trouble differentiating brand names from common names, or were you just trying to get everyone to switch over to the European way of naming things?

The drug name is "N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide", FYI.

Comment: More on the Shim Database... (Score 1) 316

by Alex_Ionescu (#28059365) Attached to: MS Suggests Using Shims For XP-To-Win7 Transition

A bit of a shameless plug, but if you'd like more information on these "shims", I've started a series of articles on the technology (still hoping to complete it shortly) on my blog at http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=39. FYI, there's over 8000 of them in Windows today, and each time you launch an app, these checks are made.

Security

+ - update on Alex Ionescu and the vista DRM

Submitted by Ged Murphy
Ged Murphy (1059210) writes "Alex's work with PMP has been largely misrepresented by the mainstream media, and misunderstood even by Slyck as evidenced by some of our questions. Alex's current work is not a crack, hack, or a patch that defeats Vista's DRM. Instead, it's simply a proof of concept idea that demonstrates that indeed the potential to defeat Vista's DRM exists — nothing more. To get a better understanding of his work, Slyck.com interviewed Alex who dispelled many of the myths surrounding his work, while also providing insight into his accomplishments."

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