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Submission + - European Judge Issues Rules That 3G Apple Products->

Stephenmg writes: A judge in Germany has ruled that 3G-enabled Apple products (including the iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G, and iPad 2 3G, but not specifically the iPhone 4S) infringe on a Motorola patent. Consequently, the judge has issued a preliminary injunction against Apple, resulting in a Europen sales ban on the aforementioned iPhones and iPads.
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Submission + - Kansas City, Kan., to be Google's broadband test->

Stephenmg writes: Google has selected Kansas City, Kansas, which is often considered to be a suburb of Kansas City, MO to be its broadband test bed. Overlooks Topeka, KS, about an hour away and changed its name to Google to get attention. Now I am wanting to move from the other side of the metro to Kansas City, KS.
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Submission + - Sheldon Cooper of Big Bang Theory Uses Ubuntu

Stephenmg writes: I was shocked to see a television series mention linux, even more so for it to be Ubuntu. "The Big Bang Theory starring a group of four friends, all of whom have unusual habits has been a hit with the student and the geek culture." Sheldon Cooper's favorite linux distro is Ubuntu.

Submission + - Rogue McAfee update strikes police, hospitals

Stephenmg writes: A detection update from McAfee (DAT 5958) falsely labelled the svchost.exe as the Wecorl-A virus, sending a core Windows system file into quarantine in the process. Infected computers became inoperable and went into a continuous reboot cycle. Reported victims include Kansas City Police Department and and the University of Kansas Hospital and about a third of the hospitals in Rhode Island. PCs also went haywire at Intel. Personally, I think it was correct.
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Submission + - CCP Announces Dust 514 console mmofps->

Stephenmg writes: "CCP today revealed DUST 514(TM), a console-based hybrid MMO/FPS set within the EVE universe. DUST 514, featuring first-person shooter and RTS-style gameplay, will interact directly with EVE Online, CCP's critically acclaimed flagship MMO. This interplay between the two games opens the EVE universe to console gamers and gives them a chance to become part of one of the most massive cooperative play and social experiences ever." More information can be found at
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