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+ - Russia to Create "National OS" Rival to Wi-> 1

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Glyn Moody writes "Russia's President Medvedev is being asked to fund the creation of a "National OS", based on GNU/Linux. The idea is to reduce Russia's dependency on Western software — both proprietary and free — by developing an operating system that is completely under its control. Strangely, the head of Microsoft Russia is against the idea."
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+ - Are we living in a giant hologram?->

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Anonymous Coward writes "German made experiment called GEO600 has been detecting gravitational waves which are caused by astrophysical events like supernovae or coalescing massive binaries (neutron stars, black holes) for seven years. Suddenly their device started to make strange sound, while they were wondering the cause of that, a researcher who had a solution approached them. His solution was that GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time — the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. He say that this result is pointing that we all live in a giant hologram."
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+ - Our universe a giant hologram?

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LifesRoadie (1342921) writes "New Scientist reports;

For the past seven years, this German set-up has been looking for gravitational waves — ripples in space-time thrown off by super-dense astronomical objects such as neutron stars and black holes. GEO600 has not detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a century.

For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time — the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.

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Comment: Re:Privacy (Score 1) 199

by Ginnungagap (#23481258) Attached to: Google Health Opens To the Public
Actually, as Moore's law is rapidly approaching it's conclusion; why don't we rather make systems for storing and sharing such information from personal, or even internalized devices?
It would be safer from exploit in your own possession, and you'd personally have to authorize access to any piece of data,
especially so if it's an item that you carry around with you.

Now this might pose a risk or a problem for less experienced users, but I can't see it not working for an entire generation grown up with information technology.

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