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+ - $25M Virgin Prize to Cleanup Greenhouse Gases

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syguy
syguy writes "Sir Richard Branson is offering a $25 million prize to anyone who invents a way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The Virgin Earth Challenge as it will be known is part of Branson's commitment to spend 100% of Virgin's airline and train proceeds, estimated to total $3 billion over 10 years. Making the announcement with 'Inconvenient Truth' star and former Vice President, Al Gore, Branson said, "Man created the problem and therefore man should solve the problem". Only $2.975 billion to go..."
Microsoft

+ - Vista crippled by content protection

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evansvillelinux
evansvillelinux writes "PC users around the globe may find driver software is stopped from working by Vista if it detects unauthorised content access. Peter Guttman, a security engineering researcher at New Zealand's university of Auckland, has written A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection. He reckons Vista is trying to achieve the impossible by protecting access to premium content. Users will find their PCs' compromised by the persistent and continuous content access checks carried out by Vista.

http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?news id=7675"

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