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+ - New Zealand Bans software patents.

Submitted by garyoa1
garyoa1 (2067072) writes "In what can only be described as a win for humanity, the New Zealand government today passed a new Patents Bill that effectively makes patenting software illegal. In what many are calling a major victory for innovation, the bill was passed earlier this week after more than five years of debate and intensive lobbying for multinational software vendors.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/32572/score-one-for-innovation-new-zealand-bans-software-patents/index.html#os4k9ISSt8tM2pTG.99"

+ - Verio ceases to exist

Submitted by garyoa1
garyoa1 (2067072) writes "Seems Verio, a backbone, decided... after nearly 48 hours... of flaky email to pull down everything. Been working to restore for 4 hours and counting. So if you have a Verio server... sucks being you."

We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.

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