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+ - BBC kicked out of school

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h2g2bob writes "Ben Goldacre reports that the BBC Panorama team, while scaremongering over wifi were told to leave the school because even the kids could see it was dumb:

When the children saw Alasdair's Powerwatch website, and the excellent picture of the insulating mesh beekeeper hat that he sells (£27) to "protect your head from excess microwave exposure", they were astonished and outraged. Panorama were calmly expelled from the school.
Should we be pleased that the kids can out-think TV producers?"

+ - VLC 0.8.6 Released

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h2g2bob writes "VideoLAN yesterday released a new version of VLC media player. From the blurb:
Building on feedback from the 29 million downloads of VLC media player 0.8.5, we bring you version 0.8.6 with many bugfixes, as well as a couple of new features we think you will truly enjoy. Most prominent are probably Windows Media Video 9 and Flash Video. Other important changes are improved H.264 decoding, better Windows Unicode support, a Fullscreen controller and Apple Remote support for Mac OS X.
A shout out also needs to go to ffmpeg for many of the codec improvements."

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