land0 writes: "WE ARE LINUX! September 17th 1991 Linus Torvalds uploaded the Linux kernel 0.0.1 to the internet. He made the source code freely available to anyone interested in improving on it. Linux is turning 16 years old this year and boy has it grown up! This site http://linuxday.getnix.com was created as a place where you can personally thank Linus and all of the Linux Kernel developers. You can also take the time to share with the world how and why you started using your Linux based OS. On the 17th of September every year we will be challenging you to take Linux with you into your everyday life. Wear a shirt, slap a sticker on something, wear a hat or button. Hand out Live CD's with your favorite flavor of Linux on top! Let's take the time to show the people around us why GNU/Linux is Priceless!" Link to Original Source
Mr.Tweak writes: "The latest processor to join the ranks of this highly competitive field is the Q6600 in the G0 form. With a lower stock voltage compared to the B3 stepping, along with a huge test field it seems clear that the G0 is a real winner. Hunting for the next G0lden CPU? TweakTown looks at the new G0 stepping SLACR Intel Q6600 to see if it can G0 for G0ld!" Link to Original Source
GamePolitics writes: "Using the new Wikipedia Scanner tool, GamePolitics has discovered that the ESA, which represents US game publishers, altered Wikipedia entries on modchips as well as for the abandonware site Home of the Underdogs..." Link to Original Source
The LCD panel plant will be the 1st in the world to use 10th-generation glass substrates (the world's largest size)
The LCD panel plant will be the 1st in the world to use 10th-generation glass substrates, the world's largest size (2,850 mm x 3,050 mm) 60% larger than the 8th-generation substrates used at Sharps Kameyama Plant No. 2. This 10th-generation glass substrate will yield 6 LCD panels in the 60-inch class, 8 panels in the 50-inch class, or 15 panels in the 40-inch class, making it possible to fabricate LCD panels for large-screen TVs with extremely high levels of efficiency & off course very cost effective for Sharp." Link to Original Source
Miguel de Icaza writes: "JPC, the pure java x86 PC emulator, is one of the coolest things I've seen done with FreeDOS in the last few years. An early preview demonstration was previously discussed on slashdot, but it is now GPL licenced for all. It allows you to boot an instance of FreeDOS in a Java window on your web browser. From there, you can run programs, games, etc. This presents a wonderful opportunity to embed FreeDOS in other systems, or to increase the availability of FreeDOS and DOS applications to users. And now the JPC team has made an important announcement: "Further to your interest in JPC (pure java x86 PC emulator) we are pleased to announce that, with permission of Oxford University, the source code to JPC is now available via the GPL version 2 open source licence." To try JPC or download the source code, visit the project website at: http://www-jpc.physics.ox.ac.uk. But does it run linux?" Link to Original Source
Big Eclipse writes: "Software alone might not save the world, but some IBM Corp. researchers think it could do something pretty important — predict and help curb the spread of disease.
As top public health officials and scientists gather in Seattle this week, IBM will demonstrate software that can be used to build models projecting how infectious disease could proliferate across nations and continents. The program can take into account large sets of data, including migratory patterns, population, traffic, geography and airplane routes." Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: Have you ever wondered about the security of Intel's active management technology (AMT) or your Intel vpro desktop? Security expert Peter Guttman has and he considers it a way to get a free rootkit on every Intel machine. See here for the details.
CryogenicKeen writes: "This is not my blog but I found it interesting none the less " My family and I got to see/hear Joss' seminar last Saturday at Wesleyan University during his 20th reunion. (My 31st and my daughter's graduation.) His talk was titled "The Importance of Being Keanu" and was more serious than the title might have indicated. It was quite well-received.
Although few of the questions in the Q&A were Firefly-related, we did manage to corner him afterward and ask if we were ever going to find out how Book knows so much more than a Shepherd should about so many things.
Joss' answer: "Yes." He went on to explain that "when this thing gets moribund" the story would be continued, whether with the actors or in another medium."" Link to Original Source