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Comment: Re:Let's stop making reviews for gamers (Score 1) 214

by fyleow (#27270193) Attached to: Phenom IIs, Core I7-920 Win Out In Value Analysis
Silent PC Review catering to the gamer/overclocker/max performance crowd?? Are we visiting the same website?? There's an entire forum on that site dedicated to green and eco friendly computing. There are also recommendations to use slower but quieter 5400 RPM WD Green drives and notebook drives on desktops. That's hardly max performance. There are also plenty of threads about underclocking and undervolting processors to save power and heat.
The Courts

+ - Atheists not allowed to adopt children-> 4

Submitted by
gollum123
gollum123 writes "From Time, After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to adopt a baby boy through a state agency ( http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,877155,00.html ) . John Burke, an atheist, and his wife, a pantheist, left the line for religious affiliation blank on the forms. Superior Court Judge William Camarata raised the religious issue. Inestimable Privilege. In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the Burkes' right to the child because of their lack of belief in a Supreme Being. Despite the Burkes' "high moral and ethical standards," he said, the New Jersey state constitution declares that "no person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience." Despite Eleanor Katherine's tender years, he continued, "the child should have the freedom to worship as she sees fit, and not be influenced by prospective parents who do not believe in a Supreme Being." Two weeks ago, aided by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Burkes appealed directly to the New Jersey Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case. If they fail in their appeal, Eleanor Katherine may have to leave the only family she has ever known and await adoption by another couple whose religious convictions satisfy the State of New Jersey."
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Cellphones

+ - iPhone 1.1.3 Update Confirmed, Breaks Apps, Unlock->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Gizmodo has gathered conclusive evidence which confirms that the iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 update is 100% real. It installs only from iTunes using the obligatory Apple private encryption key, which nobody has. The list of new features, like GPS-like triangulation positioning in Google Maps, has been confirmed too. Apparently it will be coming out next week, but there's bad news as expected: it breaks the unlocks, patches the previous vulnerabilities used by hackers and takes away all your third-party applications."
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Linux Business

+ - PC Mag slams Everex gPC->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PC Magazine reviews the $200 Linux desktop wonder sold by Wal-Mart. This desktop sold out quickly and has been cited as proof that consumers are tired of the Windows tax and ready for Linux. Not so according to PC Magazine giving the gPC a 1.5 star rating. "The gPC is not the alternative to Windows or Mac OS X it's cracked up to be; it's very frustrating to use.""
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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Announces New Zune Lineup, Wireless Sync->

Submitted by BarlowBrad
BarlowBrad (940854) writes "From PC World: "Microsoft announced a new slate of Wi-Fi-equipped Zune players today, including $150 4GB and $200 8GB flash-based players, and a $250 80GB model that's slimmer than the original Zune. All of the new models feature touch-sensitive controls and wireless syncing with your PC, a much-demanded feature that Microsoft will also make available on the original 30GB Zune when the new models debut in mid November."

Wireless. More space than a Nomad. But draw your own conclusions."

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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Unveils Multitouch User Interface

Submitted by longacre
longacre (1090157) writes "Popular Mechanics takes the Microsoft Surface system for a hands-on video test drive. To be announced at today's D5 conference, the coffee-table-esqe device allows manipulation from multiple touch points, while infrared, WiFi and Bluetooth team up to allow wireless transfers between devices placed on top of it, such as cameras and cell phones. Expected to launch before the end of the year in the $5,000-$10,000 range, the devices might not make their way under many Christmas trees, but will find the insides of Starwood hotels, Harrah's casinos and T-Mobile shops."
Security

+ - www.quantriweb.com

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nhhuan
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Space

+ - London's new planetarium opens to the public

Submitted by shojokid
shojokid (1100565) writes "The London Planetarium, owned by Madame Tussauds was "rebranded" last year to The Stardome but at least Londoners now have a new Planetarium @ the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, south-east London as part of the Time and Space Project. It features a Digistar 3 projector system which is said to be one of the more advanced. (list of Digistar Planetariums around the world) And the entrance cost is about the same as the tube fare around London."
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Apple sued - Macbook LCD not "millions" of

Submitted by
qu1j0t3
qu1j0t3 writes "Business 2.0 reports, "Two MacBook owners ... have filed a class action lawsuit ... charging the company with deceptive advertising, misrepresentation and unfair competition over the use of the phrase 'millions of colors' to describe the capability of the LCD displays in MacBook and MacBook Pro computers." (Engadget broke the story. I can't comment if these guys have a genuine complaint; I've no plans to upgrade my Powerbook G4.)"
Windows

+ - Why Vista + Longhorn = Faster Networking

Submitted by tomlasusa
tomlasusa (1048548) writes "Networking on Windows has always sucked, especially across LANs. Network Computing details improvements to the TCP stack and networking support in Microsoft Vista and Longhorn, including receive-side-window autotuning and the Compound TCP algorithm, which will increase network performance. Tests showed a Windows Vista computer had twice the throughput downloading a file from a Windows 2003 server, compared with the same download to a Windows XP computer. Longhorn will provide an additional boost. Could Windows networking finally be up to snuff? http://www.networkcomputing.com/channels/storagean dservers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199200598"
The Almighty Buck

+ - Steve Jobs highest paid CEO - $646 Mil

Submitted by
Whiney Mac Fanboy
Whiney Mac Fanboy writes "Fans of Apple CEO Steve Jobs are quick to point out that he is only paid a $1 salary for his role at Apple. However, according to Forbes he's the highest paid executive in the US — to the tune of 646 Million dollars for 2006. From the article

Forbes said the highest-paid CEOs were not always those that delivered the most to shareholders.Forbes said by its analysis, Apple's Jobs was 36th. Topping the list was John Bucksbaum of General Growth Properties, a real-estate investment trust. Over the past six years, Bucksbaum was paid $US723,000 a year while delivering a 39 per cent annual return to shareholders.
I wonder how much of that $646 Million was from improperly backdated options?"

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