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Submission + - HP Back in Tablet Game with $169 Slate7

theodp writes: You know the old adage, 'Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me?' Still, even if you got bit by the HP TouchPad debacle, HP's newly-announced $169 Slate7 tablet could prove hard to resist. Specs-wise, the Slate7 sports an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, 7-inch 1024x600 HFFS screen, Android 4.1 (Jellybean), three-megapixel camera on the back, front-facing VGA camera, 8GB of on-board storage, HP ePrint, Beats Audio, and a micro SD expandable card slot. It measures 10.7mm x 197mm x 116mm thin, and weighs in at 13-ounces. It will be available in the US in April via HPDirect.com. Engadget has some pics and their initial hands-on take.
Linux

Submission + - Lenovo Thinkcentre M92p only like Winows and RHEL->

Nagilum23 writes: "It looks like Lenovo only knows of Windows8 and RHEL when it comes to Secure Boot. While investigating UEFI boot issues Matthew Garrett found that the Thinkcentre M92p BIOS actually checks the descriptive string:
"there is a function that compares the descriptive string against "Windows Boot Manager" and appears to return an error if it doesn't match. What's stranger is that it also checks for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" and lets that one work as well."
Phoronix is also running the story: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIyOTg ."

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Media

Submission + - Microsoft's Windows 8 training videos popped up on the web – No user left ->

An anonymous reader writes: It seems that Microsoft undeniably sees the challenge for new Windows 8 users, so much that the software maker is gearing up with a set of Windows 8 video training to teach associates how to move around the new operating system, and to make a smooth transition for users.
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Linux

Submission + - Linux Developers Still Reject NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF->

An anonymous reader writes: Many Linux laptop users are quick to bash NVIDIA over their lack of proper Optimus support. In August NVIDIA confirmed they were working on NVIDIA Optimus Linux support. As part of their Optimus Linux implementation they want to use DMA-BUF for the multi-GPU interactions just like the open-source drivers, so that they can all work together. Unfortunately, the developers of the linux kernel prevent NVIDIA to finish their implementation by not allowing non-GPL drivers to use this unified buffer sharing infrastructure.

Should NVIDIA use the F-word to respond to their intransigence ?

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Software

Submission + - gparted 0.14.0 adds LVM2 support->

Nagilum23 writes: "Our favourite partition editor just got even more lovelier by including Linux LVM2 support. Other changes include better UUID validation (especially on reiserfs) and mounted file system size and usage determination for ext2/3/4-fs.
Live ISO's are already available from sourceforge."

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Government

Submission + - FBI Taught Agents They Could 'Bend or Suspend the Law' | Danger Room | Wired.com->

politkal writes: According to the FBI's internal inquiry on counterterrorism training, the FBI taught agents that the Bureau "has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedoms of others"; that agents should "never attempt to shake hands with an Asian"; that Arabs were "prone to outbursts" of a "Jekyll & Hyde" nature.
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Space

Submission + - There should be billions of habitable alien planets in our Galaxy-> 1

techfun89 writes: "A new study has shown that in our Milky Way galaxy alone, there should be billions of habitable, rocky planets around faint red stars called red dwarfs. These red dwarfs are thought to make up about 80% of the stars in our galaxy.

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory telescope observed 102 of the most common stars, red dwarfs, in our galaxy over six years. They came up with an estimate of the planets in the habitable zones around each star.

160 billion red dwarfs, the fainter and cooler/longer lasting stars than the Sun exist in the Milky Way according to research team leader Xavier Bonfils. Bonfils is of the University of Grenoble in France. He stated, ''Because red dwarfs are so common this leads us to the astonishing result that there are tens of billions of these planets in our galaxy alone." There are probably 100 of these super-Earths within 30 light years of Earth, he said."

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Comment eBay (Score 1) 414

Repeat:
Buy a new 2TB drive, copy your data from your smallest drives to that one, then sell them at eBay.
until you have all your data on new 2TB drives
At the end you should have money for an extra drive.
If you like (and use Linux) you can start a RAID5 with one drive (+1 missing), copy your data onto it, then add another drive, do a reshape, migrate your data...
And at the end add the last drive to regain redundancy..

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