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Privacy

+ - Which ISPs Are Spying on You?->

Submitted by firesquirt
firesquirt (968557) writes "In an article from WIRED http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/20 07/05/isp_privacy The few souls that attempt to read and understand website privacy policies know they are almost universally unintelligible and shot through with clever loopholes. But one of the most important policies to know is your internet service provider's — the company that ferries all your traffic to and from the internet, from search queries to BitTorrent uploads, flirty IMs to porn."
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Networking

Time Warner Cable Implements Packet Shaping 492

Posted by Zonk
from the neutral-networks-breath-easy dept.
RFC writes "In a move that may be indicative of modern ISP customer service, Time Warner has announced the introduction of packet shaping technology to its network. 'Packet shaping technology has been implemented for newsgroup applications, regardless of the provider, and all peer-to-peer networks and certain other high bandwidth applications not necessarily limited to audio, video, and voice over IP telephony.' As the poster observes, this essentially renders premium service useless. The company is already warning users that attempts to circumvent these measures is a violation of their Terms of Service."
User Journal

Journal: [Z80] No more problems!

Journal by Alioth

I did the last thing I needed to do, that was - test the CTC. It seems to be working - at least doing a quick sniff test with one of the counters.

The only other thing I did with the board is set the real time clock (I have a combined SRAM and timekeeper - saves board space over having a separate timekeeper, and it makes main memory nonvolatile as a little bonus).

Operating Systems

+ - ReactOS 0.3.1 Release

Submitted by fireballrus
fireballrus (1000626) writes "This is release 0.3.1 of ReactOS, an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).

Mainly, the work focused on rewriting certain parts of the ReactOS Core (kernel, HAL, bootloader, etc). Read through the changelog, and you will see the amount of changes in this release!

Please don't forget this is an alpha-stage operating system, which means it is not suitable to replace your main OS. Also, this release is aimed to be run mostly in virtualizers / emulators (like QEmu, VMWare, Parallels, etc): because of the big amount of changes, our development team was not able to test/fix all problems which arise when running ReactOS on real hardware.

Press-release: http://www.reactos.org/en/news_page_34.html

Changelog: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog-0. 3.1

Download packages are here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group _id=6553&package_id=6629&release_id=492696

ReactOS website: http://www.reactos.org/"
Robotics

+ - Technical glitch thwarts Skynet launch

Submitted by
linumax
linumax writes "Remember a recent story on Skynet's launch and all the jokes about what could go wrong and when it will become self aware? As reported by BBC "Saturday's attempt at a lift-off from Kourou in French Guiana was thwarted by a technical glitch in ground equipment at the European spaceport. There will be another attempt on Sunday to launch Britain's Skynet 5 satellite.""
United States

+ - Bush administration again stifles scientists.

Submitted by niloroth
niloroth (462586) writes "The Independent Online Reports on a leaked memorandum from the US Department of the Interior instructing members of the US Fish and Wildlife Service to refrain from mentioning climate change, sea ice, or polar bears in their trips to countries the arctic region. Following other such attempts by this administration to control either scientists connected with the government, or the results of those scientists, is there any hope for the next few years? Or is this just how it will be in the future no matter who is in power? Is the mix of science and government funding just too volatile?"
Operating Systems

+ - Simputer Opensourced

Submitted by
the100rabh
the100rabh writes "the article at http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/38893.html says....
Struggling against odds, the Simputer project has open-sourced one of its prominent software... Alchemy — the user interface used on the Amida Simputer — has been open-sourced, and the code has been released under the General Public Licence.

Sure they have open sourced it...but will it help anyone except the company open sourcing it??"

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