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+ - filesystem with automatic deletion

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missing_myself
missing_myself writes "I am thinking if there are any filesystem that will works as follows: Instead of deleting a file or folder, you just tag it as "trash". Assume you have 100 GB hard disk, and you tag 700 MB of data (100 MB x 7 files) as "trash" and if the user tries to copy 150 MB of files it should automatically delete 200 MB of data from the "trash". This would mean utilising 100 % space on the hard disk all the time (especially for netbooks — I download a lot of podcasts). Is there any file system available for this ?"
The Internet

+ - US Defense Dept blocking YouTube, MySpace, and 11

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mcgrew
mcgrew writes "On the heels of yesterday's Slashdot storyabout The US military launching its own channel on YouTube, today the Chicago Tribune reports that the Defense Department is blocking YouTube, as well as MySpace and '11 other sites world wide'. From TFA:

The armed services have long barred members of the military from sharing information that could jeopardize their missions or safety, whether electronically or by other means.

The new policy is different because it creates a blanket ban on several sites used by military personnel to exchange messages, pictures, video and audio with family and friends.

Members of the military can still access the sites on their own computers and networks, but Defense Department computers and networks are the only ones available to many soldiers and sailors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Google

+ - Is Google making us dumber?

Submitted by
franticindustries
franticindustries writes "Does this happen to you a lot: you try to remember something, but then you give up quickly and just Google it? Google is so effective in retrieving information that our brains are telling us this information is not needed. Therefore, we're forgetting things like unit conversion, basic calculus, addresses and phone numbers. This might be an evolutionary step towards forgetting what's irrelevant and focusing on what's important; or maybe Google is just making us dumber."
Google

+ - Google Opensource Project Hosting; End of SF Nigh?

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mdm42
mdm42 writes "Meandering about the 'net on a slow Sunday morning, I tripped across Google Code's latest addition — Project Hosting. The entry page is a typically Google-sparse "Search Projects", with the slogan "Release Early, Release Often" beneath it. The page for creating a new project only offers the 7 most-widely-accepted opensource licenses.

Seems to me that Google have moved squarely into Sourceforge's turf, here. Does this spell the end of sf.net? (Or am I just late to the party, here?)"

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