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Submission + - Who Picks Pick?

SunSpot505 writes: It's not often these days that you come across a significant "fix this please" moment in Wikipedia, but while trying to learn more about the Pick operating system and it's lack of adoption, I came across this nice line in its article:

"Despite many improvements over time, many factors contribute to making Pick OS-based solutions undesirable. <-- like what? be specific."

I am actually interested in the answer to this question, and would love to get the Wikipedia article updated.


Submission + - IBM unleashes 256-core Unix server (

angry tapir writes: "BM has released new systems based on its Power7 processors, including a Unix server for large enterprises that scales to 256 cores. The Power 795 is IBM's biggest Unix server to date. It's aimed at companies that run large-scale database applications or want to consolidate multiple Unix or Linux workloads onto a single system using IBM's PowerVM virtualization software."

Submission + - Interview with Barrie Trower; Microwave Spy (

Fantastic Lad writes: Barrie Trower, Retired British military intelligence scientist in microwave and stealth warfare speaks out. "To be honest ma'am, I don't care about the official secrets act when I see what is going on in the world". He claims that microwave radiation, specifically the modulated frequencies within the commercial spectrum are deliberately used to cause cancer and exact psychological attacks upon targets. This from an audio interview (Transcript here) with South African radio show host Jenny Crwys Williams. "I spent eleven years questioning captured of my particular tasks was to learn the particular frequencies of microwaves that they used on which particular victims, if I may use that word, and what the outcome was, and I built up a dossier...I'm probably the only person in the world with the complete list...I built up a dossier of what pulse frequencies of microwaves will cause what psychological or physiological damage to a person." Some of that list is included in this paper.

"Old age and treachery will beat youth and skill every time." -- a coffee cup