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+ - Symphony of Science-> 2

Submitted by nulled
nulled (1169845) writes "A mind blowing collection of music videos, featuring Carl Sagan, Stephan Hawkins and other Theoretical Physicists' plain words made musical with a technology called Auto Tune. It presents the Universe in a way that is combined with good music and video footage in helping to graps the deep notions of Time and Space, Evolution and were Human beings may be headed. This is a must see. With 2.2 million views already, these videos are surely a new way to get kids and older alike to take a deep look into how the Universe and Biology works.


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+ - Best way to promote a new open source project?->

Submitted by sirlark
sirlark (1676276) writes "Hello fellow /.'ers, apart from shameless self promotion on slashdot, what suggestion do others have for promoting awareness around a relatively new open source project. It's something I've written myself, and it's now at the stage where I'm running out of close friends who'll let me test on their machines... I need to open up to public beta testing. The project is already on sourceforge. For those that don't want to RTFA, the project is a code generator that takes an SQL file full of CREATE TABLE statements with markup in the comments and generates all the PHP forms required for the usual CRUD operations plus a bunch more... I'm working on a decent web page containing a demo which may take a week or so to get up and running."
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+ - SPAM: WineBottler for OS X

Submitted by twickline
twickline (1203168) writes "Wine has always been popular among Linux users for running Windows programs but Wine is available for Mac too and now free utility WineBottler can bottle Windows programs into separate application bundles that run as standalone Mac apps. To use WineBottler just download a Windows EXE then drag and drop it onto the WineBottler app."
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+ - MS: upgrade to IE8, even though it's vulnerable->

Submitted by Barence
Barence (1228440) writes "Microsoft has issued a statement urging people to upgrade their browser to IE8, after the zero-day exploit that was used to attack companies such as Google went public. According to Microsoft's security advisory: "the vulnerability exists as an invalid pointer reference within Internet Explorer. It is possible under certain conditions for the invalid pointer to be accessed after an object is deleted. In a specially-crafted attack, in attempting to access a freed object, Internet Explorer can be caused to allow remote code execution." But, although IE6 has been the source of the attacks until now, Microsoft's advisory admits that both IE7 and IE8 are vulnerable to the same flaw, even on Windows 7."
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Sony Teases 3D Playstation 3 171

Posted by Soulskill
from the next-big-gaming-revolution? dept.
Ars Technica has a brief report from CES, where Sony demonstrated the work they've done to bring 3D technology to the PS3. Quoting: "The idea was just to show the technology to people, to see if they would be interested in sitting at home, wearing a dorky set of black glasses, watching content in 3D. I couldn't pry details about how the 3D affect was achieved, or if the display could turn any source into 3D, but what's clear is that, glasses or no, the 3D affect is amazing. Sony showed off Wipeout HD running in true 3D, and I was ready to whip out my credit card right there. Frank and I both agreed, this was one of the best demos of 3D technology we have ever seen."

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.