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Communications

+ - How To Set Up An IRC Server And Anope IRC Services

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hausmasta
hausmasta writes "This tutorial describes how to set up and run an UnrealIRCD server on OpenSuSE 10.2 and Fedora Core 6. It also shows how to install Anope IRC services. Anope is a set of Services for IRC networks that allows users to manage their nicks and channels in a secure and efficient way, and administrators to manage their network with powerful tools.

http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_irc_server_anope_s ervices"
Quickies

+ - Europa has grown up.

Submitted by
Jerry Smith
Jerry Smith writes "http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2577 471,00.html reports that Americans are no longer the longest people in the world. Junk food and worse access to healthcare are the most probable causes. From TFA: "Today, the two authors say, young white American men are 4.7cm ( just over 1¾in) shorter than Dutch men, and white American women are 5.7cm (just under 2¼in) shorter than their Dutch counterparts." Well, it's not size that matters, does it?"
Media

+ - Blu-ray/HD DVD Disc Sales Numbers Revealed

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The High-Def format wars finally have yardstick against which to measure who's winning with the first public release of VideoScan sales figures for both HD DVD and Blu-ray. The first two weeks worth of data seem to back up what many predicted — that the Blu-ray enabled PS3 is helping Sony quickly close the gap with HD DVD, with almost three Blu-ray discs sold for every one HD DVD during the first week of January. HD DVD still leads in overall discs sold since inception, but that lead looks to be quickly dwindling..."
The Courts

+ - Can I be sued for quitting?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I work at a large hosting company in Texas and recently decided to go work for a smaller competitor. I had a great relationship with my employer and wanted to leave on good terms. I felt the new company had just gotten too large and I didn't like working there anymore, I gave them two weeks notice in writing. They were really upset when I insisted on leaving and one week into my last two weeks the V.P. of Sales told me the company was suing me for leaving and suing my new employer for hiring me. They then escorted me out of the building. I was shocked. Should I hire an attorney? Has anybody ever heard of this happening? Do they have any legal basis for suing me? I never signed any non-compete or employment agreement."
Biotech

+ - Tripping result of non-binary switch

Submitted by Frumious Wombat
Frumious Wombat (845680) writes "It has been known that hallucinogens react with the 5HT2a serotonin receptor, but so do other drugs which don't cause hallucinations. Now, researchers have discovered that the 5HT2a receptor is capable of multiple signaling pathways, even when confronted with very similar drugs, similar to a multi-polar switch. Both drugs control phospholipase C pathways, but only hallucinogens also activate the Pertussis toxin-sensitive heterotrimeric Gi/o proteins and Src."

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