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Networking

+ - OpenWRT $200K cash open source router GUI contest-> 1

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RoundSparrow
RoundSparrow writes "$160,000 first prize, 4x $10,000 for the runner-up prizes. The rules seem really favorable to the OpenWRT project: all entries are required to have open source license and will be released. Contest already started, but I have seen almost no mention. There is still plenty of time left.

Could be built on top of existing X-WRT or LuCI OpenWRT web interfaces. OpenWRT Kamikaze 8.09 was just released. Now is perfect timing for OpenWRT to get some kick-ass interface and usability ideas. I'm not affiliated with the contest vendor."

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Games

Your Mom And Gaming 76

Posted by Zonk
from the lady-bought-me-a-nes-i'm-legally-obligated-to-love-her-now dept.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the US, and Newsweek's N'Gai Croal rightly estimates that many gamers owe a lot to their mothers. Because they indulged what they likely initially saw as a strange choice of hobby, we have a thriving gaming industry to enjoy today. The Level Up site offers an interview with a woman on the Newsweek staff who learned to tolerate those 'console things', and another piece where N'Gai interviews his own mom about his games-related past. "N'Gai: Growing up, you allowed us kids to have a computer, but we weren't allowed to have a videogame machine. What was your thinking behind that? Yvonne Croal: Well, in my estimation at that time, videogames were just another silly game. We certainly didn't want you to be spending 24/7 playing these games that we considered not productive in any way." If you're still looking for a gift for your own mom, Pop Cap is giving away a free copy of Bejeweled to anyone that signs up for their newsletter. Worked on my mom. Happy Mother's Day.
Power

+ - Building an energy efficient always-on PC?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Like many Slashdotters, I find it necessary to leave my home PC running 24/7, for things like web or ftp servers, bittorrent, or simply to make sure I don't miss any messages on IRC or my instant messaging client. It has been about 3 years since I built my current PC, and keeping it running all the time uses a lot of juice. With my next PC I would like to do what I can to keep the power-consumption to a minimum, without sacrificing processing power or other features. What should I look for when choosing components for my PC, and what other ways are there to keep the power consumption down?"
Operating Systems

+ - Mac OS X Leopard Server

Submitted by DECS
DECS (891519) writes "In Mac OS X Leopard Server, Apple sets out to improve upon the existing Tiger Server and fix a number of its limitations. Here's a look at some of the more interesting new features in Leopard Server — including its open source iCal Server based on Twisted.web2 and a Wiki Server which saves history using Subversion — and how its components integrate together to offer far more than a sum of its parts."

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