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Comment: Re:Triple Play? (Score 1) 195

by Gobelet (#40730943) Attached to: If You Lived In Riga, You Wouldn't Bother To Cut the Cord
You might want to add for the US readership that those 60 minutes you have on your mobile plan are outgoing; incoming calls and texts are free. I just subcscribed to Bouygues' "Bbox Sensation Fibre": 37.90 EUR/month for a FTTLA bundle with TV, unlimited international & mobile phone, 30 (effective in my case) Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. I have catch-up TV, a media center with USB and SD inputs, DVR, modem, Wi-Fi router and video games all in one box. It's not the cheapest but I didn't have a landline (and no will to get one), and cable works beautifully where I live.
Science

Making Saltwater Drinkable With Graphene 303

Posted by samzenpus
from the water-water-everywhere dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Graphene once again proves that it is quite possibly the most miraculous material known to man, this time by making saltwater drinkable. The process was developed by a group of MIT researchers who realized that graphene allowed for the creation of an incredibly precise sieve. Basically, the regular atomic structure of graphene means that you can create holes of any size, for example the size of a single molecule of water. Using this process scientist can desalinate saltwater 1,000 times faster than the Reverse Osmosis technique."

Comment: Re:Good news for AAPL investors (Score 2) 310

by Gobelet (#40308509) Attached to: Windows RT Will Cost OEMs Over Twice As Much as Windows 7

since Windows for x86 is apparently cheaper, simply cut a bloody swath through ARM devices and lead Intel to sell a bunch of Atoms...

Especially considering Intel now has their Medfield Atom processor going head-to-head with ARM smartphones. This single-core chip is faster than a lot of dual-core ARM SoCs, if not most, and sips just as much juice.

Intel's Medfield & Atom Z2460 Arrive for Smartphones: It's Finally Here
Lava Xolo X900 Review - The First Intel Medfield Phone - Performance

+ - Shortcuts to a High Tech House

Submitted by phaedrus9779
phaedrus9779 (773475) writes "I'm a recently married man about to take on the next big adventure: home ownership! I came across a great house in a great community but I need a little bit extra: a high tech house. The problem: money, I'm on a budget. I'd love to have home theaters, super high tech weather stations and iPads seamlessly installed in all the walls — but this just isn't possible. So my question to the Slashdot community is: how can I build a high tech house that will be the envy of my friends, provide lots of useful gadgets, and not break the bank?

Also, as always, the cooler the better!"
Media

Museum Helps Domesday Reloaded Project 70

Posted by timothy
from the time-capsule-by-another-name dept.
purehavnet writes "For many months the volunteers at the Centre for Computing History have been working on capturing and preserving the data from the BBC Domesday System. A complete set of data from the community disc was supplied to the BBC, who have now released the Domesday Reloaded project. This allows most of the community data from the original system to be viewed online."

Comment: Re:Why... (Score 1) 239

by Gobelet (#29510137) Attached to: Google Brings Chrome Renderer, Speedy Javascript To IE
Facebook would be a good example of this. In IE, rendering time allows the full page with images to be loaded before displaying it. I used to have up to 70% of my CPU eaten by IE7 trying to display the page (just to resituate, this was on an Eee PC 701). Chrome on the other hand displays the page much faster, and images are still loading after the page render. CPU utilization was also lower, hovering around 20%. I did not time both browsers and I don't have my Eee anymore. But I think it is (or was) a good example of a Javascript heavy website. Gmail is also a good example of a Javascript-loaded website.

Comment: Re:one time CC numbers (Score 1) 367

by Gobelet (#23114722) Attached to: PayPal Plans To Ban Unsafe Browsers
I don't know about elsewhere, but this exists in France already. It's called e-Carte Bleue. You have a program on your computer, you enter an amount of money, you press generate. It calls back your bank, asks for authorization and responds back with a one-time CC number. While it doesn't work absolutely everywhere, it's damn useful to test out stuff. It costs not much IIRC, I don't use it that much these days (I only buy from trusted sources)...

Of course, you cannot book tickets you have to retrieve at the station/airport with this, but it's the most convenient system I found yet.

Open Source Malware Search Engine 123

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the in-case-your-computer-isn't-infected-already dept.
chr0.ot writes "Metasploit creator HD Moore has released an open-source search engine that finds live malware samples through Google queries. From the article: 'The new Malware Search project provides a Web interface that allows anyone to enter the name of a known virus or Trojan and find Google results for Web sites hosting malicious executables.' The tool then searches for actual malware signatures and uses the signature output from ClamAV to find the name of the malware. This is then used in conjunction with a PE signature matching method to form a Google query. Afterwards the malware can then be downloaded directly from Google."

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