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Submission + - Website dedicated to find the truth on Medison (

Truth Seeker writes: "Press Release: New website dedicated to find the truth on Medison Celebrity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sweden July the 29th 2007 The website "Medison Scam" has just been created to battle the probable scam consisting of the US$150 laptop Medison Celebrity. The creator of the site, Truth Seeker, says: — "We don't believe that the laptop actually exists. After trying to communicate with involved parties for several days, we decided to take it up on our self to get the truth out." The site promises to work hard to bring light out on this issue. Media, especially in Sweden, has done a crap job on this. As late as of yesterday one of the largest newspapers in Sweden, Expressen, published an article almost looking like an advertisement for the computer, not saying one word about the criticism that the company has received from experts, users and websites around the world for several days. Media in other countries has been more careful and in most cases actually warning potential buyers on the risk of a probable scam. Truth Seeker continues: — "As it looks now very many things points at that the whole thing is illegitimate. It is highly unlikely that anyone will ever receive the actual computer, and I'm prepared to say that I'll eat my hat if the computers actually get delivered according to specification!" However, one could argue on if Truth Seeker actually has any hat or not. More information can be found on the website Any comments or questions can be directed directly to Truth Seeker himself on Regards, The team behind"

Submission + - Etoile project release version 0.2

Nicolas Roard writes: "The Etoile project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.2 of the Etoile User Environment for UNIX-like systems. The Etoile project aims to produce a user environment for desktop and small form-factor devices, with tight integration between components. The 0.2 release is primarily targeted at developers interested in a GNUstep-based environment. This release includes improvements to the Camaelon theme engine, providing a clean and modern appearance to GNUstep-based applications. This is combined with the Etoile Menu Server, providing a horizontal menu bar similar to that found in Mac OS, and making this the first Etoile release with enough features in place to be usable on a daily basis. Screenshots are here."

Feed Engadget: RDISS: the Army's uber-vigilant surveillance system (

Filed under: Misc. Gadgets

Being dropped into no man's land without a hint of what's going on around you can't be fun (or safe, for that matter), but scoping out foreign territory in a hurry just got a lot more reasonable. The Army's Rapid Equipping Force has developed the Rapid Deployment Integrated Surveillance System, or RDISS, which "can be installed quickly and with minimal training." Deemed "simple" to setup, the system is designed to "improve situational awareness for soldiers at joint security stations and combat outposts throughout Iraq," and plans are already in place to establish "hundreds" of these systems in various locales by the year's end. Nah, it's not nearly as hip as using GPS-equipped spy squirrels, but we guess it'll do the trick.

[Via The Raw Feed]

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Submission + - FBI - Reading Material Suspicous - Man Questioned (

proudfoot writes: "The FBI questions a "dark haired, bearded" man, based off a tip off that he was reading something suspicious. They managed to find his mother, and from her, tracked him down. The reading material in question? Hal Crowther's "Weapons of Mass Stupidity" from the Weekly Planet, a free independent out of Tampa, an article that criticizes the actions of the current administration.

From the agent involved: "In this post-911 era, it is the absolute responsibility of the FBI to follow through on any tips of potential terrorist activity," Parris says. "Are people going to take exception and be inconvenienced by this at times? Oh, yeah. ... A certain amount of convenience is going to be offset by an increase in security.""

Feed Engadget: Apple TV finally hacked for USB storage expansion (

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Storage

Enterprising Apple TV users have been putting that USB port to good use for ages now, for every hack but the most obvious one: media playback. So far you haven't been able to make a cheap, external USB drive into your primary storage device for kosher Apple TV media, but no longer. The Apple TV Hacks folks have finally figured out a method, and though some Terminal chops and an Intel-based *nix machine (like Mac OS X) are required to run the hack, and it's unclear if it'll work with updated YouTube-enabled Apple TVs running the 1.1 patch, at least it's a start for the storage space-starved.

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