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Submission + - Dutch unveil robot gas station attendant (

Lucas123 writes: "According to a Reuters' story, Dutch inventors today took the wraps off a $111,100 car-fueling robot they say is the first of its kind. After registering the car as it pulls up to the pump, the machine matches your fuel cap design with those in a database and your car's fuel types, and then a robotic arm fitted with multiple sensors extends from a regular gas pump, "opens the car's flap, unscrews the cap, picks up the fuel nozzle and directs it towards the tank opening, much as a human arm would, and as efficiently." Would you like green stamps with that?"

Submission + - Nintendo Wii Fully Exploited

Croakyvoice writes: The 24th Annual Chaos Communication Congress was the launchpad for the unveiling of the hacking of the Nintendo Wii via an exploit to allow homebrew to run in native Wii mode ( previously only Gamecube Homebrew was available on the Wii) which will allow access to the Wiimote, WiFi and SD Cart Slot. Tehskeen a Wii scene site has today posted an interview with the author of the exploit who has discussed the release to the public and linux amongst other things.
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Journal SPAM: Netbeans 6.0 4

Netbeans 6.0 is currently in beta. The site says that release is scheduled for next month. There are already some very nice tutorials and documentation up for this new version of netbeans.

I'm already extremely pleased with netbeans. Most of the projects I play with are desktop apps, and I


Journal SPAM: Google Hacked? Spam Sites Infesting Search Results 207

The Google Watchdog blog is reporting that "Spam and virus sites infesting the Google SERPs in several categories" and speculates, ...Google's own index has been hacked. The circumvention of a guideline normally picked up by the Googlebot quickly is worrisome. The fact that none of the sites have real content and don't appear to even be hosted anywhere is even more scary. How did


Submission + - Miguel de Icaza supports OOXML

An anonymous reader writes: Interesting bit, though you might want to know: On the Mexican vote for OOXML, Miguel De Icaza attended via phone, and expressed many points in favor of adopting the format. The is no transcript of the meeting, but there are a couple of ogg recordings: l_Alex_Pop_SC34.ogg (in spanish).

"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg