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Car Owners to be Notified of Blackboxes in Vehicle 334

Posted by samzenpus
from the spy-in-the-cab dept.
smooth wombat writes "As a follow-up to this long ago posting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed a resolution requiring car manufacturers to inform buyers if their cars are equipped with Event Data Recorders (EDRs). The new regulation also standardizes what information is to be collected. Car manufacturers must comply with the new regulation beginning in the 2011 model year."

Microsoft Insists IE7 is Standards Compliant 389

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the believe-when-it-renders-stuff-right dept.
ReadWriteWeb writes "Microsoft's Chris Wilson, the Group Program Manager for IE addresses the issue of whether IE7 is CSS and Web standards compliant. Last week a Slashdot post claimed that IE7 was basically non-compliant with CSS standards. But Chris Wilson says that isn't true and that standards improvements is a big part of IE7. He admits that there were a ton of bugs from IE6 that have caused web developers a lot of pain, but says that IE7 will address those and be standards compliant. He goes as far to say that IE7 supports Web standards even at the expense of more backwards compatibility."

OpenWengo Code Camp 48

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the what-to-do-with-sleepless-nights dept.
An anonymous reader writes "It seems that OpenWengo launched its first Code Camp a few days ago. The contest is apparently following the same process as Google Summer of Code, but is mainly focused on VoIP software. There are 14 projects for students to work on. Among them, a couple pretty interesting ones, like creating an XUL interface editor. There is a 3500 Euro stipend at stake for students completing their project. I also find interesting that most of the available projects can be reused by any software project using a GPL-compatible license."

Windows Servers Beat Linux Servers 709

Posted by samzenpus
from the say-it-aint-so dept.
RobbeR49 writes "Windows Server 2003 was recently compared against Linux and Unix variants in a survey by the Yankee Group, with Windows having a higher annual uptime than Linux. Unix was the big winner, however, beating both Windows and Linux in annual uptime. From the article: 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Linux distributions from "niche" open source vendors, are offline more and longer than either Windows or Unix competitors, the survey said. The reason: the scarcity of Linux and open source documentation.' Yankee Group is claiming no bias in the survey as they were not sponsored by any particular OS vendor."

President Defends Global Outsourcing 1075

Posted by Zonk
from the why-not-he's-set-for-life dept.
mytrip wrote to mention a New York Times article discussing President Bush's trip to the Indian subcontinent. There, he urged Americans to welcome global competition for their jobs. From the article: "Mr. Bush, reiterating a theme of his trip, strongly defended the outsourcing of American jobs to India as the reality of a global economy, and said that the United States should instead focus on India as a vital new market for American goods ... 'The classic opportunity for our American farmers and entrepreneurs and small businesses to understand is there is a 300 million-person market of middle class citizens here in India, and that if we can make a product they want, that it becomes viable,'"

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