mrcgran writes: "LWN.NET's corbet is reporting today: "As noted by David Airlie, AMD has made an initial set of specifications for ATI graphics processors available. These are 2D specifications, so they are not all that is needed to write a complete graphics driver, but they are a good start."" Link to Original Source
axehind writes: For obvious reasons, scientists long have thought that salt water couldn't be burned.So when an Erie man announced he'd ignited salt water with the radio-frequency generator he'd invented, some thought it a was a hoax. John Kanzius, a Washington County native, tried to desalinate seawater with a generator he developed to treat cancer, and it caused a flash in the test tube.
Maybe this has some potential to be the next fuel.. Link to Original Source
jonniesmokes writes: Tim Vernor mostly sells comic books online, but when he found an old copy of Autocad R14 at a garage sale and tried to sell it on ebay, he incurred the wrath of Autodesk. They would like to make sure people buy new copies (at $4000 each) rather than get an old copy and so they use the DMCA to have ebay pull the listings. Tim decided, after getting kicked around by Autodesk, to kick back a little. Read about it here here and here.
dingbatdr writes: Roger Parloff argues that SCO got a raw deal. He says that Judge Kimball was out of line in making a summary judgement and should have let the case go to trial. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: Users who use pirated copies of Microsoft Windows Vista by this week will have new functionalities into thier operative systems. No start menu, no task bar, no desktop and a "nice" black image after a hour of browsing. Link to Original Source
Mad Merlin writes: "AMD has just released over 900 pages worth of ATI GPU specifications for R500 and R600 series graphics cards. These specifications will greatly expediate development of quality open source drivers for these graphics cards, and AMD should be applauded for this effort. Additionally, AMD has also released fglrx 8.41.7 which brings support for the HD2000 series graphics cards, and also improves the 3D performance of the R300, R400 and R500 series by 50-90% in comparison to previous fglrx releases." Link to Original Source