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Submission + - CyanogenMod 6.0 Released In To The Wild 8

Jeagoss writes: CyanogenMod is the leading open source replacement ROM for Android based phones. With the 6.0 release, a targeted 8 models of phones have been hit with version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android operating system for mobiles. Have a rooted phone? Been wanting a reason for rooting your phone? Head on over to and check out the forums. I think you'll be quite surprised.

Submission + - Dev Team Releases Video of Jailbroken iPhone 3G (

SecureThroughObscure writes: "Blogger Nate McFeters covers a story on the iPhone 3G getting jailbroken already, and raises some good questions about what this might mean for Apple App Store applications. Will jailbroken iPhones still be able to buy from the App Store? Will developers move away from App Store and develop for jailbroken phones?


The Media

Submission + - Media cover-up of controversial vote in the House (

toporok writes: It seems that the media is not neutral anymore these days. Most of it seems to have picked a side in the political arena. Here's another example. It seems that in their hate for Bush, the Democrats will do anything to oppose pretty much anything that comes from the Republican side and the media pretty much keeps hush on this. It has gotten so bad that just the other day, Democrats in a very controversial vote defeated a measure proposed by the Republicans to ban illegal immigrants from receiving federal assistance for housing and employment ( Yes, Welfare!). Yet it was briefly mentioned as if it was of no consequence and most media outlets didn't cover it at all. I'm not even talking page one, like it should have been. Nothing! I'm not saying Democrats are bad and Republicans are good, I'm a registered Democrat myself but this is ridiculous! Me paying pretty much 40% out of my paycheck to help American Citizens in need is not enough, now I have to support illegal immigrants?! Where will this stop? I have nothing against immigrants that come here legally and follow the legal process, I myself is an immigrant that followed the process and got my citizenship but I refuse to give my money to somebody that disregards our laws by coming to this country illegally and then demanding to be provided with assistance with educations, housing and unemployment. Here is the url to the story, and I really had to search to find even this one. /politico/main3130820.shtml

Submission + - Draughts/Checkers solved (

fiannaFailMan writes: The BBC says that draughts has been solved by Canadian scientists who have created a program that can "win or draw any game, no matter who the opponent is."

With the vast number of playing possibilities, draughts is the most complex game to have been solved to date — it was about a million times more complicated to solve than Connect Four. Researchers are now hoping to move on to even bigger problems, however it seems that grand master of the board games — chess — may remain unsolved for some time.

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