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+ - Is interoperable DRM really less secure?

Submitted by Crouch and hold
Crouch and hold (666) writes "Are closed DRM schemes like FairPlay more secure than interoperable ones? Based on the number of cracks, it doesn't look like it. 'When it comes to DRM, what history actually teaches us is that one approach is no more secure than the other in practice, as they relate to the keeping of secrets. Windows Media DRM has had fewer security breaches than Apple's FairPlay, yet WM DRM is licensed out the wazoo: there are more than a dozen companies with WM DRM licenses. The way things came to be this way are complex and numerous, but none of them have to do with the sharing of secrets..'"
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+ - EV1Servers is no more

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symbolset writes "Netcraft is reporting that EV1Servers is no more. EV1Servers was Founded in January 2000 as Rackshack by Robert Marsh a.k.a. "headsurfer", as a branch of his Houston ISP — Everyone's Internet. EV1Servers was a pioneer in dedicated servers. The company was among the fastest growing web hosts from 2002-2004.

Marsh left the company in May when it was acquired by private equity firm GI Partners, to be merged with The Planet, a parallel acquisition, making The Planet the sixth largest web host and third largest SSL host on the Internet."

+ - HP beats Moore's Law

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John H. Doe
John H. Doe writes "From the article: "A number type of nano-scale architecture developed in the research labs of Hewlett-Packard could beat Moore's Law and advance the progress of of microprocessor development three generations in one hit. The new architecture uses a design technique that will enable chip makers to pack eight times as many transistors as is currently possible on a standard 45nm field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip.""

Journal: KDE on OS X update

Journal by Otter
Interesting summary -- I tried to pitch in on a similar project a couple of years ago but didn't have enough understanding of X11 underpinnings to be useful, and the organizers apparently didn't, either. There are a bunch of KDE apps I'd love to have native on OS X, though, so kudos to the people who got this going.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen