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+ - Apache support for Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "FreeBSD developer Robert Watson has announced an Apache GCD MPM that uses Apple's Grand Central Dispatch concurrent programming framework, and cites 1/4 the number of lines of code for threaded MPMs to accomplish the same goals. Currently, the MPM is being distributed on Mac OS X Forge, and runs on FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Apache developer Paul Querna has proposed merging it to the Apache trunk. There are also ongoing efforts to port libdispatch to Solaris and Linux, so hopefully it will work there soon as well!"
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+ - Apache support for Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "FreeBSD developer Robert Watson has announced an Apache GCD MPM that uses Apple's Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) concurrent programming framework, and cites 1/4 the number of lines of code for threaded MPMs to accomplish the same goals. Currently, the MPM is being distributed on Mac OS X Forge, and runs on FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Apache developer Paul Querna has proposed merging it to the Apache trunk. There are also ongoing efforts to port libdispatch to Solaris and Linux, so hopefully it will work there soon as well!"
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Hardware Hacking

+ - The Linux Driver Project - Again

Submitted by jon_anderson_ca
jon_anderson_ca (705052) writes "TINAD (This Is Not A Dupe)... back in January, Greg Kroah-Hartman offered to write GPL device drivers for manufacturers who would release specifications to him. Apparently the response was a little overwhelming, but now Novell is sponsoring him to work full-time on driver development.

There are a hundred developers and an undisclosed number of companies in the queue... are we about to see a Linux driver renaissance?"
Power

+ - Salt water as fuel?-> 1

Submitted by axehind
axehind (518047) 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.."
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The Almighty Buck

+ - Ebay seller sues Autodesk for $10 million dollars

Submitted by jonniesmokes
jonniesmokes (323978) 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."
Microsoft

+ - Last days for pirated copies of Vista->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
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."
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AMD

+ - AMD releases 900 pages of ATI GPU specs->

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Mad Merlin
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."
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Hardware Hacking

+ - Official prototype of kilogram mysteriously losing->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight — if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies."
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