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First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever Gameplay Video Released

An anonymous reader writes: Believe it or not, there seems to be some Duke Nukem Forever gameplay video available on the Web. There's about 20 seconds or so of actual gameplay footage, which looks pretty polished. (And yes, it should be by now.) If you want to simply skip right ahead, it's about 4:20 in.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2317298,00.asp
The Military

Submission + - Top Air Force Leaders Forced to Resign (airforcetimes.com)

Genocaust writes: Air Force chief of staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary Michael W. Wynne were forced to resign today. This come after a series of events including mismanagement with the B-52 nukes and even implications of Gen. Moseley aiding in improperly awarding a $50m contract in 2005.

Feed Engadget: Toshiba says its 1GB MRAM chips are "almost ready," we're ready now (engadget.com)

Filed under: Storage

It wasn't long ago that IBM promised to unleash its racetrack MRAM (magnetoresistive RAM) on a power and speed-hungry computing public, but now Toshiba says its 1GB MRAM chips are "almost ready". The chips use Spin-RAM (STT-RAM) and Toshiba fully expects them to take over where DRAM left off by 2015. They say their new chips use about 10 percent the energy used by DRAM and, like MRAM is supposed to do, retain memory even after the power supply has been cut off. So what does this mean? Instant boot-up, fast access times, and super-low power consumption. While MRAM has been announced by others, capacities and speeds promised by this 1GB jobby from Toshiba will certainly make things worthwhile.

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Lord of the Rings

Submission + - Guillermo del Toro Chats About 'The Hobbit' (theonering.net)

Xoanon writes: "I had the opportunity to chat with Guillermo del Toro this morning from his current HQ in London. He's hard at work putting the finishing touches on 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' and taking interviews from news outlets about that film, and the recent announcement that he'll be doing 'The Hobbit' and a subsequent Hobbit sequel down the line.

First things first, YES, that is him on our message boards, he told me he intends to post there as often as he humanly can. And yes, he is as cool and approachable as he sounds. Take a look at my interview!

Guillermo del Toro Chats with TORN About 'The Hobbit' Films!"

Red Hat Software

Submission + - Red Hat Claims RPM 5 is a Fork (internetnews.com)

darthcamaro writes: Here's an interesting one. Every Red Hat, SUSE and Mandriva user uses RPM as their default package manager. As it turns out the latest version of RPM, RPM version is officially considered to be a fork by Red Hat — remember that RPM originally stood for Red Hat Package Manager.
From the article:
"It's pointless to waste the effort and the bottom line is all these people are welcome at rpm5.org anytime they want," former Red Hat employee Jeff Johnson, who had led the RPM.org development effort for a few years told InternetNews.com. "It's not going to happen because it's really important for Red Hat to re-establish and send a message to its customers that it is the Red Hat Package Manager. So I'm not going to hold my breath, a lot of this is just smoke and mirrors on the surface."

Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Looking at Emacs for .Net

el_gordo101 writes: According to an article at eWeek, Microsoft is working on a project that would essentially bring the functionality of the Emacs text editor to .Net. Wonder what Stallman thinks about this development...
Movies

Submission + - When Movies Don't Live Up to the Trailer (nytimes.com) 1

MBCook writes: "David Pogue of the New York Times has published a piece in which he asks "Just how different can a trailer be without becoming false advertising?" He relates taking his children to see Nation Treasure: Book of Secrets, and just how amazingly different it is from the trailers. "On the way home, what [my children and I] discussed wasn't the plot or the shaky grasp of history. It was all the good stuff we'd seen in the trailers (the ads) that weren't even *in* the movie.""
Windows

Submission + - Microsoft Drops Key Restrictions From Server 2008 (crn.com)

Channel Guy writes: "According to a report from CRN, Microsoft plans to allow users of the Web server SKU in Windows Server 2008 to run any type of database software with no limit on the number of users, provided they deploy it as an Internet-facing front-end server. The previous limit was 50 users. Microsoft's partners expect the changes to go a long way toward making Windows Web Server 2008 more competitive with the LAMP stack, against which Microsoft has been making headway in recent months."
Government

Submission + - Social Security may not be broke. (blogspot.com)

boomka writes: I am sure you have all heard the story before: Social Security is so unprepared to deal with its future liabilities that it is completely broke for all practical purposes. Well, one person decided to sit down and actually do the numbers on his own, and documented the calculations in his blog. His conclusion? Social Security is not broke. The blog makes for a fun read for the number crunchers among us.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - A to Z of what no longer matters in tech (networkworld.com) 1

BobB-nw writes: As in AOL to Zune (no surprise there). Network World has assembled this largely lighthearted list, which will not endear itself to Steve Ballmer, Fake Steve Jobs, environmentalists, the Internet Home Alliance, marketing department bloggers, Novell, SCO, UFO believers, or Vonage, among many others. Even Quiznos inexplicably takes a hit.
Government

Submission + - Dear UN: Get used to global warming. Love, Science

gregger writes: This Open Letter to the UN General has been making the rounds of almost every right wing environmental defamation, er... "news" site on the Web. Except FoxNews... huh? Just who are these 100 scientists that are saying that:

In particular, it is not established that it is possible to significantly alter global climate through cuts in human greenhouse gas emissions. On top of which, because attempts to cut emissions will slow development, the current UN approach of CO2 reduction is likely to increase human suffering from future climate change rather than to decrease it.
Now others are joining, and it's oddly sourced out of Canada. What gives?
Power

Submission + - Silicon Valley Startup ships $1 / Watt solar panel (andrewrondeau.com)

GWBasic writes: "At $1 per Watt, the iTunes of Solar Energy Has Arrived A Silicon Valley start-up called Nanosolar shipped its first solar panels — priced at $1 a watt. That's the price at which solar energy gets cheaper than coal. While other companies have been focusing their efforts on increasing the efficiency of solar panels, Nanosolar took a different approach. It focused on manufacturing."

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