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+ - Brazil Doesn't Blow off Earth Day-> 1

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes "Even though it's an annual event, People have a tendency to just blow it off the day after. In Brazil though, the tendencies are different. The emerging country has some good going on with programs abound and other things that warrant the attention of James Cameron and Sigorney Weaver (who I still can't get over). In any event, as the day has come and gone the people of Brazil still wants the planet to survive."
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Piracy

+ - Secret 'Text' of ACTA to be Released->

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes "After a meeting in New Zealand last week, 10 participant countries and the European Union have announced that they will release for the first time confidential 'bracketed text' of their deliberations in crafting the language for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The ACTA may impact the transportation, distribution or delivery of digital property."
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Businesses

+ - Double-Take Software Shares Jump after Bids->

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes " Shares jumped for the backup software maker Double-Take after the firm received a number of unsolicited bids on Monday. Despite a recent reduction for their first quarter earnings forecast vis-a-vis Wall Street, its board of directors huddled to vet the offers and their conditions. Shares jumped up $1.03 at $9.74 in early Monday NASDAQ trading."
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+ - Consoles Last Gasp: Kojima Predits->

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes " Konami founder and developer Hideo Kojima predicts gaming console is a dying breed. Anticipates gaming on demand via Internet. "It's a bold prediction," Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President Hiroshi Kawano told reporters nervously. "We hope he continues to develop for platforms, but we deeply respect his sense of taking on a challenge." Kojima launches his follow-up game Heavy Metal Solid Gear: Peace Walker in late April designed for the PSP."
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Australia

Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe 267

Posted by timothy
from the take-that-you-buncha-pulsars dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The widespread belief by astrophysicists that pulsars and white dwarfs are the best clocks in the universe is wrong, say two Australian physicists. John Hartnett and Andre Luiten from the University of Western Australia have recently shown that man-made terrestrial atomic clocks take the crown, contrary to numerous claims in astrophysical literature that the natural timing provided by pulsars and white dwarfs is the most precise. The preprint of their paper, available on the arXiv, shows that terrestrial clocks exceed the accuracy and stability of the astrophysical 'clocks' by all sensible measures, in some cases by several orders of magnitude."

+ - The End of Beginning: 'Little Boy' Armer Dies ->

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes " Morris 'Dick' Jeppson died March 30 at 87 in Las Vegas. Big Dick was responsible for attaching the live plugs necessary for 'Little Boy' to be the first live atomic bomb released on humanity on Hiroshima, Japan. As one of the 12-member crew aboard the B-29 Enola Gay, Jeppson waited 50 years before speaking about his involvement. Beside becoming a physicist via UC Berkerly, he founded several corporations including Applied Radiation, Inc., which constructed electron-beam accelerators for nuclear physics research, and Cryodry, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial microwave ovens."
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Apple

iPad Review 750

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the can-i-expense-this-thing dept.
This weekend saw the delivery of iPads into hundreds of thousands of filthy hands. I managed to get my hands on a 32GB unit and put it through its paces for a battery charge and a half, and wanted to take a few minutes to share some notes with you. But if you don't care to read the whole review, let me give you a hint: I am typing this review on my laptop.

+ - Microsoft Sues UK's Datel over Controllers->

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes " Microsoft has sued a British manufacturer over the infingement of four of its patents for Xbox game controllers. The suit was filed in Seattle, Washington and Datel has yet to response. Datel is a United Kingdom company with a U.S. unit and has produced two specific controllers — the TurboFire and WildFire — that Microsoft wants stopped."
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Comment: Re:Not worth that much i guess (Score 1) 124

by nathanielinbrazil (#31687138) Attached to: Sex.com is Going Down
I understand that the only way a bankruptcy court would be involved is because another court had entered the fray. I suspect that another court had granted one of the lenders the right to auction off the SITE, including the domain name. It was scheduled and DOM files the Motion to Dismiss claiming he had both domestic and international bidders on a date certain. Whether or not the price makes sense, he will be compelled to demonstrate to the court that he indeed did have those potential buyers.
The Internet

+ - Sex is Bankrupt! Sex.com going down...-> 2

Submitted by nathanielinbrazil
nathanielinbrazil (1774720) writes "A motion to dismiss the involuntary bankruptcy of Sex.com has been filed in a California court. Operational turmoil has put its owner in the doghouse with its creditors, who want to take over. "It's the best domain in the world by far," said Mike Mann, who has tried to keep the creditors at bay. Sex.com is estimated to be worth $100 m. Let the games begin!"
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