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Submission + - Linus Torvalds Delays Linux 3.7, Releases 3.7-rc8 Kernel Instead (

hypnosec writes: The Linux 3.7 kernel has been delayed by one week as Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 3.7-rc8 instead on Monday. Because of some hiccups following the “resurrection of a kswapd issue,” Torvalds wasn’t comfortable releasing the version 3.7 this week and instead went ahead with another release candidate. Torvalds revealed in his release announcement that because of this delay, the merge window for Linux 3.8 will close just around Christmas time.

Submission + - New super-elastic form of graphene promises 'flexi-electronics' (

ananyo writes: "It can support 50,000 times its own weight, springs back into shape after being compressed by up to 80% and has a density much lower than most comparable metal-based materials. A new superelastic, three-dimensional form of graphene can even conduct electricity, paving the way for flexible electronics.
The researchers adapted an industrial technique called freeze casting to nano-sized flakes of carbon up to 1-centimetre high graphene blocks. The researchers attribute the new graphene's properties to its structure: the individual graphene sheets are neatly aligned, forming an ordered network of hexagonal pores (abstract)."

The Media

Submission + - James Kim Still Missing, Family Found Alive

acedotcom writes: "CNET's Senior Editor James Kim is still missing after leaving his Wife and two daughter's on foot to find help after a wrong turn left the family stranded in the Oregon wilderness. Most of you may remeber James Kim from numerous TechTV shows such as "Fresh Gear" and "The Screen Savers".
CNet Writes
"A full-scale ground and air search has now shifted to the 35-year-old editor, who left the car on foot Saturday morning to seek help and has not yet been found, Josephine County sheriff's authorities said at a news conference in Merlin, Oregon. "He's a resourceful guy and we're hoping for the best," said Mike Weinstein, a detective with the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit."
ABC has a full article e=1
Normally i dont care about, you know, people...but keep ole' Jimmy Boy in your thoughts."

Submission + - 3 of 4 in Kim Family Found; James Still Missing

sanimalp writes: Kati Kim, and her 2 daughters, Penelope and Sabine were found in their car in a remote area of Oregon after being lost for nearly 9 days. The family reportedly ran their car until it ran out of gas to stay warm, and then burned the tires one by one to keep warm. James apparently set out on foot 2 days ago in an attempt to get help. Here is to hoping that James Can be found in time.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb