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+ - Google Removes Apple from Search Results

Submitted by GoogleInsider
GoogleInsider (217215) writes "'In response to Apple pulling the Google Voice application from the iPhone App Store, Google has removed all search results leading to Apple.com from its index. Google is also redirecting searches for "iPhone" and "app store" to the IMDb.com page for Payback.' That article is a work of satire, but Google's head of search Marissa Meyer sent it out to her 4000 followers on Twitter, then thought better of it and deleted it. Unfortunately for her, nothing on the Internet is ever deleted, and TechCrunch spotted it and reported on it. Could this turn into a problem for Google? In related news Apple releases a new iPhone."
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+ - Hackers Successfully Install Linux on a Potato

Submitted by briggsb
briggsb (217215) writes "From the hilarious article: "Amsterdam, Netherlands — Hackers from the LinuxOnAnything.nl Web site successfully installed Linux on a potato. It's the first time the operating system has been successfully installed on a root vegetable." Wouldn't it have been easier to install it on a potato chip?"
Sci-Fi

+ - The 42nd Anniversary of Star Trek:TOS

Submitted by Captain Kirk
Captain Kirk (217215) writes "TodToday is the 42nd anniversary (the geekiest of all anniversaries) of the debut of Star Trek:TOS on television. To commemorate the occassion, Brian Briggs from BBspot is watching all ten Star Trek movies in a row (all 19 hours of them) and liveblogging the experience on BBspot via Twitter. Might I suggest mixing up a batch of Klingon Blood Wine and watching along with him? KHHHAAAAAN!"
Idle

+ - More Protesters at the LHC

Submitted by briggsb
briggsb (217215) writes "From the article: As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) nears completion, many people have worried about the implications of colliding subatomic particles at high velocities. Some have suggested that the device could destroy the Earth by creating black holes or dangerous subatomic particles, but a new group calling themselves People for the Ethical Treatment of Hadrons (PETH) are worried about the health of the subatomic particles." What's funnier are the tinfoil hat brigade that believe this stuff."
Mozilla

+ - R.I.P IE8-> 1

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randomnote1
randomnote1 writes "Steve Ballmer announced early Monday that Microsoft would be halting development on Internet Explorer 8 and focusing the companys efforts on Firefox 3. The Mozilla Foundation said it welcomed any contributors to the project, even from its arch rival Microsoft except we dont want any of the people responsible for Internet Explorer 6. They could set back Firefox decades."
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Google

+ - iGoogle Destroyed My Personalized Google Homepage

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cmaster383
cmaster383 writes "I woke up this morning to news of iGoogle; I thought it was a great new extension of the Google Personalized Homepage. Well, sometime around 9am EST I found that I no longer had my personalized Google homepage but was left with nothing more than a new iGoogle Homepage template. Has this happened with anyone else, and if so, why!?"

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