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Submission + - Rubik's cube solved in just 26 moves

thefickler writes: Researchers from Northeastern University in the US have managed to prove that the Rubik's cube can be solved in just 26 moves.

Computer science professor Gene Cooperman and graduate student Dan Kunkle were able to accomplish this new record through two primary techniques.They used 7 terabytes of distributed disk as an extension to RAM, in order to hold some large tables and developed a new, "faster faster" way of computing moves, and even whole groups of moves, by using mathematical group theory.
Censorship

Submission + - China won't license new Internet cafes->

dteichman2 writes: While regulators investigate the Internet's impact on young people, China will not be licensing any new Internet cafes. Investigators will evaluate cafes and look for those that improperly rent out their licenses or fail to properly register the identities of customers. Government authorities worry that the Web may provide children with access to gambling sites, sexually explicit material, and violent video games. Chinese President Hu Jintao has ordered officials to clean up 'Internet culture.'
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AMD

Insight Into AMD's Linux Driver Development 221

Cowards Anonymous writes "It's no secret that ATI Technologies has had a rough time in the past delivering display drivers that met the expectations of their customers. When ATI started out producing a FireGL and Radeon Linux driver they for some time were greatly behind NVIDIA's feature-rich driver. The early ATI Linux driver had lacked essential functionality such as PCI Express and x86_64 architecture support and was also affected by stability and performance problems — not to mention a great deal of bugs."
Software

Submission + - No software in Dell computers!

power3d writes: Hi! Recently Dell started offering Desktops/Laptops with Linux (Ubuntu distro). Obviously, they charge for the installation, even if it's cheaper than Windows. Another problem is that, even for Ubuntu fans, there are many people that prefer to install their own Operating System and other Software. Currently Dell doesn't offer the option of "NO PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE". (neither other manufacturers) But Dell has a site where costumers can post their suggestions and Dell will apply those more voted. I've posted the suggestion of offering the option of offering computers without any software. I know that this won't mean anything without the votes of you guys. So I ask you please to go to http://www.ideastorm.com/article/show/67952/No_pre installed_software and make your vote. The registration is very simple. Don't need any confirmation mail or anything. It's made right there. Thank you :)

Encrypt and Sign Gmail messages with FireGPG 206

Linux.com (Same owners as Slashdot) has a story up about FireGPG and says "Gmail may be an excellent Web-based email application, but there is no easy way to use it with privacy tools like GnuPG. The FireGPG extension for Firefox is designed to solve this problem. It integrates nicely into Gmail's interface and allows you...
Encrypt and sign Gmail messages with FireGPG

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