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+ - Pacy World celebrating 2nd year in business->

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pacyworld writes "Two years ago on July 7, 2007 Pacy World was officially launched. Today Pacy World celebrates their second year in business. http://www.pacyworld.com/birthday2.php Times are tough, but Pacy World is going strong. By offering high quality discounted web site design and hosting, Pacy World is doing it's part to help you during these difficult economic times."
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Space

Successful Test of Superconducting Plasma Rocket Engine 168

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the to-superconductivity-and-beyond dept.
xp65 writes to mention that Ad Astra has successfully tested their VX-200 plasma engine at full power in superconducting conditions, the first time such an engine has been tested at those power levels. "The VX-200 engine is the first flight-like prototype of the VASIMR® propulsion system, a new high-power plasma-based rocket, initially studied by NASA and now being developed privately by Ad Astra. VASIMR® engines could enable space operations far more efficiently than today's chemical rockets and ultimately they could also greatly speed up robotic and human transit times for missions to Mars and beyond."
Databases

Cisco Introduces Rackmount Servers 93

Posted by samzenpus
from the rack-'em-up dept.
1sockchuck writes "After shaking up the market for blade servers, Cisco Systems is launching a line of rackmount servers. But the company says its ambitions are more targeted than a full-scale 'all your racks are belong to us' assault on the volume server market. Cisco says it sees its 1U and 2U C-Series rackmount servers as offering an entry point to its Unified Computing System vision for companies who've built their data centers using rackmount servers instead of blades. But it thinks many customers will like the expanded memory capacity Cisco has built into the Xeon 5500/Nehalem EP processor."
Biotech

Device Reads Messages From Surface of the Brain 156

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-want-to-know-what-you're-thinking dept.
Al writes "Technology Review has a story about a start-up company that has developed a more-accurate and less-invasive way to read a patient's thoughts. Neurolutions, based in St Louis, has developed a small implanted device that translates signals recorded from the surface of the brain into computer commands. The device, which is less invasive than implants and more accurate than scalp electrodes, uses a grid of electrodes placed directly on the surface of the brain to monitor electrical activity. This technology is currently used to find the origin of seizures in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy before surgery. But the company says it could also help paralyzed patients control a computer and perhaps prosthetic limbs using their thoughts. Tests involving more than 20 patients have shown that people can quickly learn to move a cursor on a computer screen using their brain activity."
The Almighty Buck

Download Taxes As a Weapon Against File-Sharing 451

Posted by timothy
from the nothing-too-original-because-hey-this-is-hollywood dept.
An anonymous reader writes "An examination of a new "digital downloads" taxation law in Washington State suggests that files downloaded via file sharing programs may be covered by the law — meaning that you may be expected to pay taxes based on 'the value of the digital product ... determined by the retail selling price of a similar digital product.' Thus, if you were to download music or movies and not pay the taxes, would you be liable for tax evasion charges? How much do you want to bet the RIAA will push exactly that claim?"

Comment: Re:I love slashdot, but... (Score 2, Informative) 79

by cartavio (#28134549) Attached to: SourceForge To Acquire Development Portal Ohloh.net
I use DNS level ad blocking. My DNS servers are set to 75.147.151.12 71.249.184.157 205.232.175.67 About 88% of the sites that I visits are free of ads. In fact these DNS servers even block the annoying ads on places like Hulu, Joost, fancast, and southpark.com. I usually get surprised at the amount of advertising out their when I am on a public computer, I'm so used to browsing sites without ads.

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