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Submission + - Amazon launches free streaming video service (

dlgeek writes: just launched a free video streaming service for members of Amazon Prime (a program offering free 2-day shipping on almost every item fulfilled by Amazon). At $79 a year, the service is already cheaper than Netflix and comes with the shipping. Is this a Netflix killer?
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - Foxconn linux issues blown out of proportion (

dlgeek writes: An analysis by Linux ACPI hacker and Ubuntu developer Matthew Garrett of the Foxconn ACPI tables that were the subject of controversy the other day reveals that "there's no evidence whatsoever that the BIOS is deliberately targeting Linux." and that "[he] can't find any way in which the code Foxconn are shipping is worse than any other typical vendor. This entire controversy is entirely unjustified."
Data Storage

Submission + - Hans Reiser to reveal location of body

dlgeek writes: The story of Hans Reiser is well known to all Slashdotters by now. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.

The deal is not yet finalized, though. "There's been some overtures," Orloff said, "But everything is in its preliminary stage." The deal would reduce his conviction from first degree to second degree murder. In addition, an anonymous source close with the situation said that "the only real leverage he has is if he can provide a body. He really doesn't have any options left. Even if he won a retrial somehow, he'd likely be convicted."

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall