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+ - Google doodle on 42?->

Submitted by pele
pele (151312) writes "With all those doodles Google has been making, what doodle did they put up today, to mark 42?
Exactly none. And why, considering that the 2nd greatest computer of all time has come up with it?"

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+ - Alien hunters plan to supercharge search for ET ->

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An anonymous reader writes "The Seti Institute's research director Jill Tarter talks about how telescope array and supercomputer upgrades will help the institute search for evidence of alien life in the vicinity of at least one million stars over the next 10 years — 500 times more than have been examined in the past."
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Inkscape 0.47 Released 225

Posted by kdawson
from the drawing-not-quartering dept.
derrida writes "After over a year of intensive development and refactoring, Inkscape 0.47 is out. This version of the SVG-based vector graphics editor brings improved performance and tons of new features, including: timed autosave, Spiro splines, auto-smooth nodes, Eraser tool, new modes in Tweak tool, snapping options toolbar & greater snapping abilities, new live path effects (including Envelope), over 200 preset SVG filters, new Cairo-based PS and EPS export, spell checker, many new extensions, optimized SVG code options, and much more. Additionally, it would be wrong to not mention the hundreds of bug fixes. Check out the full release notes for more information about what has changed, enjoy the screenshots, or just jump right to downloading your package for Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X." We've been following the progress of Inkscape for years (2006, 2005, 2004).

Comment: I'd say (Score 5, Informative) 264

by pele (#30188876) Attached to: Best Practices For Infrastructure Upgrade?

don't touch anything if it's been up and running for the past 7 years. if you really must replicate then get some more cheap boxes and replicate. it's cheaper and faster than virtual anything. if you must. but 150 users doesn't warrant anything in my oppinion. I'd rather invest in backup links (from different companies) between offices. you can bond them for extra throughput.

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