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Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Apple posts patch for Macbook Air screen glitch-> 1

Stoobalou writes: Apple has issued a fix for what it is calling a 'rare issue' with the latest MacBook Air models released just a few weeks ago.

The MacBook Air EFI firmware update 2.0 fixes a problem where one of Apple's razor-sharp laptops comes out of sleep mode with a black screen and can also be unresponsive, no matter how hard you hit the keys.

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Submission + - WikiLeaks fund itself via tech startup Flattr-> 1

vurtigalka writes: According to TechCrunch:

"WikiLeaks, which publishes anonymous leaks of secret material (most recently 250,000 previously secret US embassy cables) still has a trick up its sleeve. In the last few days its sources of funding have been gradually cut off. MasterCard, PayPal and now Visa have all suspended payments to the organsation and founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody in London without bail (so far).

However there remains one source of funding so far untouched, and that is a small startup, Flattr, created by Peter Sunde, co-founder of torrent site Pirate Bay, who has been reminding Twitter users today via his personal Twitter account that it’s still possible to “help” Wikileaks."

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Databases

Submission + - GeoNames available for yet more users->

levy writes: Geonames.org (http://www.geonames.org) doesn't seem to have a single mention on Slashdot. Free quality services tend to get some attention here, so I thought Geonames deserved a mention too. Recently the 6.2 million geographical records have been made available to Drupals (Open source CMS) user base (http://drupal.org/project/geonames), from before there are APIs available for Python, Ruby and Lisp among others (http://www.geonames.org/about.html). Where do you guys get your geographical information? Are there other more reliable sources?
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