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Education

+ - OLPC Used for Porn surfing!->

Submitted by
certain death
certain death writes "The One Laptop per child initiative was meant to do well, but recently, it appears that the children from Nigeria are more interested in searching out boobs! It seems that they are using the OLPC lappys to surf pr0n!

FTA: NAN said its reporter had seen pornographic images stored on several of the children's laptops.

You can read more here http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070720/od_nm/nigeria_ pornography_dc;_ylt=AjxBJixMvsiBpCIOe6sp.wHMWM0F"

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Retailers Leak New TiVo HD Specs and Price 163

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the tastes-great-less-filling dept.
Brent writes "Retailers goofed and posted most of the specs of the forthcoming TiVo Series 3 Lite, which Ars says may be called 'TiVo HD' at launch. A comparison with the standard Series 3 shows that for a savings of $300, you only lose the OLED screen (do you need a screen on your TiVo?), the glowing remote (which you can pickup for $50 anyway), THX certification (worthless) and 90GB of storage. Looks like it may be a TiVo hacker's dream."
Networking

+ - A killer Internet connection for mom

Submitted by Rurouni_Jaden
Rurouni_Jaden (846065) writes "75-year old woman given killer Internet connection from her son. Lothberg's 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection in Karlstad is believed to be the fastest residential uplink in the world, Karlstad city officials said. In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer — many thousand times faster than most residential connections, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19832184/"
Music

+ - IRENE Makes Old Sound Recordings Audible Again

Submitted by
orgelspieler
orgelspieler writes "NPR is running a story on a safe way to reproduce sound from ancient phonographs that would otherwise be unplayable. The system, called IRENE, was installed in the Library of Congress last year. It can be used to replay records that are scratched, worn, broken, or just too fragile to play with a needle. It scans the groves optically and processes them into a sound file at speeds approaching real time. IRENE is great at removing pops and skips, but can add some hiss. Researchers are also working on a 3D model that is better at removing hiss."

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