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Submission + - It's Official: Halo 3 BETA - May 16th

n9com writes: The news you have all been waiting for! The Halo 3 Beta will be available for download on May 16th. The beta test will last until the 6th of June. The full details are here and the Official Halo 3 BETA footage can be downloaded from this link or from the 360 marketplace.

Feed Images: Wikipedia's pop culture addiction (com.com)

Online encyclopedia gets far more encyclopedic when it comes to pop culture topics like Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer than historic events or science. Not that we're complaining.

Submission + - Why high level languages are potentially dangerous

insane_coder writes: "The Insane Coding Blog has a nice story up about wether one can trust their applications. An interesting point from the article: "Not using a high level compiler or virtual machine gives us a layer of security in that it would be harder for one to pass out an 'evil compiler' that would understand what the developer was trying to do and instead have it do something malicious." If you're wondering where your 'evil compiler' would come from, "If you're using a Linux distro which offers binary packages, what really stops a package maintainer from compiling a modified application and putting that in the distro's repositories?""

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania