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Hardware Hacking

+ - Foxconn linux issues blown out of proportion->

Submitted by dlgeek
dlgeek (1065796) 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.""
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Data Storage

+ - Hans Reiser to reveal location of body

Submitted by dlgeek
dlgeek (1065796) 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.""

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_