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Submission Sandy effects amplified by Global Warming->

perdelucena writes: "Jennifer Francis, a research professor and expert on Arctic climate at Rutgers, recently predicted that shrinking sea ice in the Arctic, caused by Global Warming would give rise to “crazy” weather this year. According to Al Gore, Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. Can Global Warming still be ignored?"
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Comment Re:Ob. Matrix quote (Score 0, Redundant) 478

Credits to Agent Smith
I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus.


Submission Google, Sun Headed for Showdown Over Android->

narramissic writes: "There's trouble brewing between Google and Sun over the way Android handles Java. Google wrote its own virtual machine (called Davlik) for Android instead of using JME, most likely as a way to get around licensing issues with Sun, said Stefano Mazzocchi, a developer and board member at Apache Labs. If Google used any of Sun's intellectual property to build Dalvik, Sun could sue Google for patent infringement. But here's where it gets interesting ... Sun is a vocal advocate for open source and it would 'hardly appease the open source community to sue Google over an open source software stack,' said Mazzocchi."
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Submission Ubuntu 7.10 Released-> 1

Panther writes: I have just received an email from the good people at Ubuntu:

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.10 of the Ubuntu family of distributions.

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and servers, with a fast and easy install and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.
This version is known as Gutsy Gibbon. Download the CD here. Upgrade instructions are here.

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Submission iPhone SIM-Unlock done (for a fee)!-> 1

prxp writes: "Engadget is running a story on a company named that has been able to SIM-unlock the iPhone via software. The team is planning on selling the solution for a small (?) fee. According to the story the unlock is legitimately and works even after you fully restore your iPhone. Although Engadget is claiming "they're officially the first to break Apple's SIM locks on the iPhone", earlier this week George Hotz, a 17-year old former member of the iPhone Development Team, has also been able to SIM-unlock the iPhone, but his technique was hardware based and too complicated for the non-expert. It seems the race is over now. Who came first after all?"
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Submission Why Not Nuclear Power? Politics!-> 1

Gooseygoose writes: "
A couple of days ago I was reading the CNN/YouTube Democratic presidential debate transcript. Of course I am always interested to hear what the candidates have to say about energy. There were a lot of good comments, and the usual spattering of dumb comments. But I won't dissect them right now. What got me to thinking were the comments of John Edwards..."

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