michelcultivo writes "A Brazilian court has ordered the closure of YouTube following the site's failure to completely remove a video showing Ronaldo's ex-missus and her new boyf indulging in a bit of beach rumpy-pumpy, Reuters reports."
jmusits writes "I don't think this is a dupe, but many may already know. orkut has now open it's doors to the general public (at least anyone w/ a google account). You no longer need to be "invited" by someone else. A a user of Facebook during my college years and not knowing anyone on orkut before, I was quite happy to be able to join. Also I like orkut's interface and philosophy much more than any other online community I have been a part of before."
theodp writes "Can't scrape up the bucks for junior college tuition? Don't worry, there's always MIT. By the end of 2007, the contents of all 1,800 courses taught at MIT will be available online to anyone in the world, anywhere in the world thanks to OpenCourseWare (OCW). Learners won't have to register for the classes, and everyone is accepted. The cost? It's all free of charge."
A Smitten Rocket Scientist writes "As reported in Sports Illustrated, Summer Williams is a full time aerospace engineer who works on the International Space Station. But she's got a side gig as a cheerleader for the Houston Texans! The fantasy woman of Slashdot readers everywhere actually exists...."
I must admit to be rather ignorant of Firebird, how does it compare to other RDBMSs out there?