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+ - Fox News Bashes Canada Ignorantly->

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Billy Med
Billy Med writes "The host of an over-the-top, late-night Fox network show has apologized for disrespecting the Canadian military with a recent segment on his intentionally inflammatory program.

"The March 17th episode of Red Eye included a segment discussing Canada's plan for a 'synchronized break,' which was in no way an attempt to make light of troop efforts," host Greg Gutfeld said in a statement issued Monday.

I think saying calling the US the most powerful country in the universe and Canada a country where we our mounties ride around on horses and do nothing is pretty offensive and ignorant."

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Comment: Star Trek Inovation (Score 1) 100

by billy901 (#26187741) Attached to: Scientists Hack Cellphone To Detect Diseases
This makes me think of all the good medical advances that came straight out of Star Trek. Like the air needle thing where you just shoot it at someone's arm and the stuff goes in their arm through air pressure. Something similar to that is being developed to help prevent the spread of HIV. And I'm sure you have all seen something similar to this cell phone blood tester in every single sci-fi film.
Operating Systems

Linux Kernel v2.6.23 Released 346

Posted by kdawson
from the worth-the-wait dept. writes "After 3 months, Linus has released Linux 2.6.23. This version includes the new and shiny CFS process scheduler, a simpler read-ahead mechanism, the lguest 'Linux-on-Linux' paravirtualization hypervisor, XEN guest support, KVM smp guest support, and variable process argument length. SLUB is now the default slab allocator, there's SELinux protection for exploiting null dereferences using mmap, XFS and ext4 improvements, PPP over L2TP support. Also the 'lumpy' reclaim algorithm, a userspace driver framework, the O_CLOEXEC file descriptor flag, splice improvements, a new fallocate() syscall, lock statistics, support for multiqueue network devices, various new drivers, and many other minor features and fixes. See the changelog for details."

+ - Internet2 completes year-long transition to Level3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Internet2 announced today that they completed their year-long network upgrade. The IP network and new DCN network are provisioned atop Level3-managed Infinera optical equipment. The optical network has an initial capacity of 100Gbps and can scale up to 400Gbps with minimal hardware augmentation. The engineers at the Indiana University Global Research NOC have been keeping the community updated with a blog to document the upgrade process. The announcement of the upgrade was originally covered in 2006 here and here."

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