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Submission + - Linux archive file format with redundancy record? 2

xtracto writes: Is there an Open Source program or file available under Linux which can duplicate the feature available in the RAR file of adding a "redundancy record" to the file in order to allow recovery of the file if corrupted? I need to backup a vast amount of text data (log information for a scientific experiment) and currently I am doing it by compressing the data using tar and bzip2 format and then archive it to DVDs, but I would like to add some redundancy to the files (maybe a standalone program on top of the tar-bziped files). Is there anything like that on Linux?. Note that RAR is not a choice because of the closed file format (as this is scientific data which might be available for everyone in the future).
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Submission + - XenSource-now-Citrix Console Goes Windows-Only

Dispirited writes: Not very long after being bought off by Citrix and incidentally announcing their "commitment to the Windows platform", XenSource releases a new version of their administration console that drops support for Linux. The formerly multi-platform, Java-based administration tool is now Windows-only. The rioting in their forums has already begun. Why drop support for Linux when the previous version worked wonderfully there?

Submission + - Amiga in an FPGA released under GPL (hetnet.nl) 2

exolon42 writes: This is a mandatory read for every (former or current) Amiga hacker. You have to give it to the Dutch: tulips, cheese, and now a guy named Dennis has recreated the original Amiga chipset in a Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA, and recently released all sources under the GPL to boot! This includes the design of a PCB containing the FPGA, the required MC68000 and normal PC-style hardware connectors so you can build your own. A thought-provoking fact is that the Verilog-sources for the recreated chips (Denise, Paula, Agnus etc.) are only around 500-1000 lines each... chips in the eighties didn't contain 1 billion transistors!

OHSU Turns Mouse into Factory for Human Liver Cells 93

Oregon Health & Science University researchers have figured out how to turn a mouse into a factory for human liver cells that can be used to test how pharmaceuticals are metabolized. The technique, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, could soon become the gold standard not only for examining drug metabolism in the liver, which helps scientists determine a drug's toxicity, but also can be used as a platform for testing new therapies against infectious diseases that attack the liver, such as hepatitis C and malaria.

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