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Comment: Nothing to see here. Move along. (Score 3, Insightful) 31

by Tiersten (#31327018) Attached to: New I/O Standard Bids To Replace Mini PCI Express

They're just saying it may potentially enter the consumer market just for something to say. The fact it has general purpose IO lines on it means it is aimed specifically at the embedded device market like SBCs.

The connector is physically bigger than the equivalent one in a mini PCI Express system. Manufacturers aren't going to switch to this new interface if it means allocating more space inside their laptop/tablet/netbook. It doesn't add anything extra that would be useful in those situations.

+ - Modern Warfare 2 Developer Under Siege?->

Submitted by Scoop Snookems
Scoop Snookems (667151) writes "When an unknown security force shows up at your office and your bosses are nowhere to be seen, you have to imagine things are not good. That seems to be the situation at Modern Warfare 2 developer, Infinity Ward, as G4's source paints a gloomy picture over yonder at this very moment. Nothing is known other than that the staff has been caught completely off-guard. According to a source of G4's Patrick Klepek, the relationship between Infinity Ward and Activision has been "tense" and things aren't looking too much better."
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+ - Blogger resists Court Order with Essay->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A blogger somewhere in Asia has submitted an essay to the Court, while resisting an Anton Piller search order designed to unmask blog visitors who are alleged to have uploaded words defamatory to another party. The essay claims that the evidence of IP addresses and so on are on Google's servers and not on the blogger's computer disks. The Plaintiffs are not pleased with the blogger and have asked for his essay and affidavit to be struck out. Read the blogger's essay at http://speakoutened.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/on-blogs-and-searching-for-evidence/. What would you do if you were the judge, or for that matter if you were the blogger ?"
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The Internet

+ - Domain name auction house admits internal bidding ->

Submitted by davidmwilliams
davidmwilliams (1117749) writes "Domain name broker SnapNames.com has always had its measure of detractors complaining the company permitted dubious practices. One grievance is now proven true with SnapNames admitting a staff member was bidding on domain name auctions, winning some for personal gain and inflating the price of others."
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+ - SourceForge Changes Name to Geeknet-> 2

Submitted by Joren
Joren (312641) writes "SourceForge, Inc., a company responsible for such sites as SourceForge, ThinkGeek , Ohloh, and our very own Slashdot, today announced that it has changed its name to Geeknet, Inc. Scott L. Kauffman, President & CEO of Geeknet, stated that "Our new name is a more accurate articulation of our business. With Geeknet as our calling card on Madison Avenue, we are now able to clearly define the audience we serve and more effectively capture the business opportunity that we are addressing.""
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Sun Microsystems

+ - SPAM: ZFS gets inline built-in deduplication

Submitted by elREG
elREG (1461143) writes "Sun's Zettabyte File System (ZFS) now has built-in deduplication, making it probably the most space-efficient file system there is.

There's a discussion of ZFS deduplication in a Sun blog, which says that chunks of data, such as a byte range or blocks or files, are checksummed with a hash function and any duplicate chunks will not be stored but instead reference this master chunk."

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Media

+ - The Pirate Bay taunts Hollywood with Oscartorrents

Submitted by cursorx
cursorx (954743) writes "Slyck reports that the MPAA loving Swedes from The Pirate Bay have just opened a new site called Oscartorrents.com. Not only do they provide links to torrents of most of this year's Academy Awards nominees, but they're also asking for users' votes. After the ceremony, they intend to publish a list of winners based on the torrent community's collective opinion. According to The Pirate Bay, "this is the way it should be done now that movie distribution is almost free. Hollywoodland might not like it, but some people always have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.""
Bug

+ - Mac calculator is bad at math

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RaSchi.de
RaSchi.de writes "vowe has pointed to a couple of videos (here and here) on YouTube which show the calculator application doing some weird calculations with percentages. Apparently, in some locales such as the German one, the OS X calculator application discards decimal digits of the input when the percent button is used (e.g. adding x percent of tax to an invoice sum). All works fine if you do the manual multiplication (e.g. instead of adding 7% you multiply by 1.17). This has spurred active discussion on German news lists (e.g. heise.de and at digg. Any /. readers who can confirm this in other locales than the German?"
Security

+ - Embarrassing Solaris 0-day vulnerability

Submitted by
philos
philos writes "According to SANS ISC, there's a vulnerability in Solaris 10 and 11 telnet that allows anyone to remotely connect as any account, including root, without authentication. Remote access can be gained with nothing more than a telnet client. More information and a Snort signature can be found at riosec.com. Worse, this is almost identical to a bug in AIX and Linux rlogin from way back in 1994."

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