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+ - Green Emerges As Key To Branding->

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AlexGr
AlexGr writes "By K.C. Jones (Information Week): Green products and practices are keys to technology branding and consumer preferences, according to a survey released Wednesday. Respondents also ranked a long list of brands for environmentally friendly business practices. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Apple ranked in the first tier. Kodak, Sony, Gateway, IBM, and Motorola ranked in the second tier. http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jh tml?articleID=201804192"
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+ - RIAA claims CD Burners are illegal-> 2

Submitted by MrM
MrM (666) writes "The RIAA's website was updated recently to include the following tips to "avoid piracy". Among them, under the section "Examples of easy ways you could violate the law", is the following: "You have a computer with a CD burner, which you use to burn copies of music you have downloaded onto writable CDs for all of your friends." Wow. Can we expect the militias with screwdrivers anytime soon?"
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+ - Bus-sized squid washes up on beach

Submitted by mnovotny
mnovotny (876349) writes "CNN reports that a squid as long as a bus and weighing 550 pounds washed up on an Australian beach.

"It is a whopper," said Genefor Walker-Smith, a zoologist who studies invertebrates at the Tasmanian Museum. Giant squid live in waters off southern Australia and New Zealand — where a half-ton colossus, believed to be the world's largest, was caught in February."
Operating Systems

+ - Which Linux disto and Why? 2

Submitted by illeism
illeism (953119) writes "Ok everyone,
There have been a few "Ubuntu Wins the Linux Desktop" stories floating lately around and in the discussions I see lots of different distros mentioned but no one every really says why they use the particular version they do. I'm an extremely novice Linux user and I've only used Fedora and Ubuntu. I like Fedora better only because it's bleeding edge and I don't know any better.
So, here is the question: Which version of Linux do you use and why?"
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Googling "how to crack a safe" pays off-> 1

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athloi
athloi writes "A couple of burglars broke into an indoor amusement center in Colorado called Bigg City armed with the knowledge they thought they needed in order to get into a couple of safes. The burglars knew the passcodes to the safes in question but were still unable to open them after several tries, so they eventually resorted to their good friend Google to tell them how. The Google search proved fruitful for the two burglars, as they were able to get the information they needed and walk away with $12,000 in cash as well as a PlayStation and a laptop. And despite their inept attempts to outwit the security cameras, they have not yet been arrested. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070710-crim inals-confused-about-how-to-get-the-job-done-googl e-to-the-rescue.html"
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