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+ - SPAM: gasket seals

Submitted by realseal
realseal (2026628) writes "Specialty Seals Rubber O-rings San Diego Manufacturer And Distributor Provides High Performance Seals And Seal Systems Escondido And Seal Products And Mechanical Component Goods."
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Security

+ - OpenBSD 4.7 preorders are up->

Submitted by badger.foo
badger.foo (447981) writes "The OpenBSD 4.7 pre-orders are up. That means the release is done, sent off to CD production, and snapshots will turn -current again. Order now and you more likely than not will have your CD set, T-shirt or other cool stuff before the official release date. You get the chance to support the most important free software project on the planet, and get your hands on some cool playables and wearables early. The release page is still being filled in, the changelog has detailed information about the goodies in this release."
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Space

+ - Air Force Spaceplane Readying For Launch->

Submitted by FleaPlus
FleaPlus (6935) writes "The US Air Force is currently preparing for the launch of the secretive X-37B OTV-1 (Orbital Test Vehicle 1) spaceplane, which was transferred from NASA to DARPA back in 2004 when NASA opted to focus its budget on lunar exploration. The reusable unmanned spaceplane is set to launch in April on top of a commercial Atlas V rocket, orbit for up to 270 days while testing a number of new technologies, reenter the atmosphere, then land on auto-pilot in California."
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Media

+ - Pharma Faces a Character Count Conundrum->

Submitted by this_boat_is_real
this_boat_is_real (1765372) writes "There’s growing concern over how pharmaceutical companies use social media and the Internet to market their products. Last November, the US Food and Drug Administration held a hearing on the topic, and many were worried over how marketing mediums such as Twitter — which has a 140-character limit on text — can sufficiently disclose drug risks. FDA Article: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/CDER/ucm184250.htm"
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AMD

+ - AMD asks what you can do with 48 cores->

Submitted by witherstaff
witherstaff (713820) writes "As part of the PR for AMDs up and coming 8 and 12 core processors, AMD is giving away a 48 core machine to the winner of a contest. Contestants need to submit a 500 word essay, or a blog post, or 3 minute youtube video on how they'd use a 48 core machine (4 CPUs) to improve the world. You have until March 24th to get a machine finally able to play crysis. Nice way for AMD to show up Intel's 8 core launch."
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Linux

+ - Elive2.0 Topaz combine Speed,stability and Beauty->

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donadony
donadony writes "After 2 years of of development, Elive 2.0 landed under the codename "Topaz". The new release comes with many improvments. Elive "Topaz" is based on debian and use Enlightenment 17 as a default desktop . The authors of Elive claim that it offers great visual appear even with minimal hardware resources ,The minimum recommended hardware is 300 Mhz and 128 Mb of RAM. I downloaded and and tested elive live cd, really i got improssioned with the beauty and the speed of this Linux distroSee a video and some screenshots of Elive."
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Google

+ - Google launches tool for searching public data->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Google Public Data Explorer takes information from public databases and makes 2-D charts, graphs, and maps. Data sources include the World Bank, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the California Department of Education, Eurostat, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The most frequently viewed graphs are those on unemployment and school comparisons."
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+ - Poll : What Future Technology is most important

Submitted by novakom
novakom (1667041) writes "1. Faster Than Light Travel
2. Terraforming
3. Teleportation
4. Invisibility
5. Quantum Computing
6. Mind to Mind Direct Communication
7. Time Travel
8. Death Star
9. Tier 15 WoW gear
10. Insensitive clod auto-detection
11. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY IMPORTANT????"
The Almighty Buck

+ - SPAM: Why Modern Business Is Bad for Your Mental Health 2

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yuhong
yuhong writes "HBR has an article on "Why Modern Business Is Bad for Your Mental Health", providing another reason for moving away from shareholder value. A quote from the article: "We simply have to acknowledge that the community created by a combination of shareholder value maximization dogma, executive compensation theories, Wall Street analysts and bankers, and the financial press creates an unhealthy and inauthentic community." Another: "The pressures on businesspeople to operate in ways that do not conform to the rules of a healthy and authentic community have the effect of rotting out the moral core of the modern business executive.""
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+ - Cannabidiol researchers discover the switch to tur->

Submitted by SimonGirty
SimonGirty (1761742) writes "We discovered that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic compound from the plant Cannabis sativa, can inhibit the processes that allow breast cancer cells to grow and spread (metastasis). The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Early test results on animals are very positive. The doctors hope to begin testing cannabidiol on humans within 2-3 years."
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+ - Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars->

Submitted by kokopelli1
kokopelli1 (1436781) writes "Math wizard Hartford Van Dyke discovered the basis for control of the global economy through systems analysis of massive amounts of information generated from bar codes and credit card account numbers. Using shock tests, the controllers can study consumer response to price and supply to maximize profits and, in the case of taxes, determine the degree of citizen compliance to central authority."
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Comment: Re:Quick turnaround! (Score 2, Insightful) 142

by bstone (#30854440) Attached to: Microsoft Patches "Google Hack" Flaw In IE

>>Nothing quite like two national governments recommending against using your product to raise the priority of fixing the problem

Nothing like people actually switching browsers in droves because of the warnings to raise the priority of fixing it. Now that they've switched, what are the chances of those lost users switching back?

Bug

+ - D-Link warns of vulnerable routers 1

Submitted by wiedzmin
wiedzmin (1269816) writes "D-Link announced today that the problem, discovered by security researchers SourceSec, affects three of its wireless routers: DIR-855 (hardware version A2), DIR-655 (versions A1 to A4) and DIR-635 (version B) and lies in D-Link's implementation of Cisco's Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP), which allows remote router configuration. The scope of the vulnerability is greatly reduced by the fact that the above routers have not been shipped with the affected firmware by default, so only those customers who updated their firmware could be affected. Or at least this was indicated in the company's response to the SourceSac claim that all D-Link routers sold since 2006 were affected."
Microsoft

+ - France Tells Its Citizens To Abandon IE->

Submitted by
Freistoss
Freistoss writes "Microsoft still has not released a patch for a major zero-day flaw in IE6 that was used by Chinese hackers to attack Google. After sample code was posted on a website, calls began for Microsoft to release an out-of-cycle patch. Now, France has joined Germany in recommending its citizens abandon Microsoft's much-maligned browser altogether, rather than waiting for a patch. Microsoft still insists IE8 is the "most secure browser on the market" and that they believe IE6 is the only browser susceptible to the flaw. However, security researchers warned that could soon change, and recommended considering alternative browsers as well."
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IBM

+ - IBM Client for Smart Work with Ubuntu support rele->

Submitted by Extend
Extend (1362987) writes "At Lotusphere today we announced the availability of the IBM Client for Smart Work complete with support from Canonical. It is a significant milestone both for potential end users and for the Canonical and IBM channel.

One of the gating factors to widespread adoption of Linux in the corporate desktop has been the perceived availability of the the required software stack on top of the operating system. While there have been various solutions available, either they have been too much work to assemble or self-support, or the feature set is not complete enough.

ICSW on Ubuntu offers the full set of replacement technologies for a typical Microsoft shop. Calendaring, scheduling, email and office productivity are all delivered via the Lotus product suite. There is access to Lotus Live which brings cloud-based services for those who prefer that route with minimal hardware overheads.

Lotus Live also delivers (deep breath) file sharing, document/content management, instant messaging, presence awareness, web conferencing, VoIP, IP telephony integration, application integration, mashups, blogs, wikis, community, social bookmarks, activities, profiles, portal, and dashboards/scorecards depending on the level of subscription required. Which is an impressive feature set.

Ubuntu as the operating system also bring freedom from the licensing and upgrading cycle and allow the savings to be spent in more innovative ways. Canonical will support these infrastructures for as little as $5.50 per month for a typical 1000 seat installation. Compare that to the licensing and support for a Microsoft installation.

You can get an unsupported version of ICSW from the Ubuntu site today. IBM partners who would like to adding this product to their portfolio and reselling Ubuntu support should contact us here. Canonical partners can contact their account manager.

Steve George, Canonical"

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