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Television

+ - BBC iPlayer Letter Writing Campaign->

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AlexanderHanff
AlexanderHanff writes "Today I launched a Public Letter Writing Campaign in response to the BBC's decision to limit their new "On Demand" service called iPlayer to Microsoft Windows. Many will think why is this an issue? Well the BBC is funded by a compulsory TV License Fee payable by all British people who own a television. By excluding everyone who does not use Window XP SP2, they have exculded hundreds of thousands of British TV License holders, the same segment of the public provide revenues of 10s of millions (GBP) each year to the BBC through their TV License Fees. The BBC have a public mandate to provide services which give "Value to licence fee payers as individuals, Value to society as a whole through its contribution to the BBC's Public Purposes and Value for money and cost", they have failed in all 3 of these mandates with the iPlayer service. The aim of the campaign is to send more than 10 000 letters to 4 different public bodies to match an official petition which is rapidly approaching 10 000 signatures."
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Security

+ - Java-based x86 emulator

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twofish
twofish writes "The Register has a short write-up of the interesting JPC project. JPC is an x86 emulator that runs purely on Java, making it an excellent tool for security researches wishing to study malicious or buggy code without hosing their machines. It also emulates other environments, including the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Nintendo and ZX Spectrum."
Microsoft

+ - 640k and beyond

Submitted by
holden karau
holden karau writes "NewsForge has an article on a recently recovered talk Bill Gates gave back in 1989 to the University of Waterloo and has put it online in a number of formats (wav,flac,mp3,ogg). Among other things, Bill talks about how in 1981, he thought that 640k would be ok for at least 10 years. He also covers lots of other topics, including OS/2, software piracy, the history of the software industry, and his role at Microsoft."
Upgrades

+ - Retail DDR2 DRAM Modules Memory Break 1.25GHz

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TrackinYeti
TrackinYeti writes "Performance memory module manufacturer, Corsair recently released a new addition to their flagship Dominator line of desktop memory, the TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF. This 2GB DDR2 memory kit features the company's DHX Dual Path Heat eXchange cooling technology, support for Enhance Performance Profiles (EPP), and it's rated for operation at 1.25GHz. This showcase at HotHardware goes into detail regarding the technologies employed in the TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF kit and has compatibility, overclocking, and complete performance data available as well."

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