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+ - Microsoft Office 2013 not compatible with Windows XP, Vista-> 2

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "The newly unveiled productivity suite from Microsoft, Office 2013, won’t be running on older operating systems like Windows XP and Vista it has been revealed. Office 2013 is said to be only compatible with PCs, laptops or tablets that are running on the latest version of Windows i.e. either Windows 7 or not yet released Windows 8. According to a systems requirements page for Microsoft for Office 2013 customer preview, the Office 2010 successor is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. This was confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson. Further the minimum requirements states that systems need to be equipped with at least a 1 GHz processor and should have 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit systems or 2 GB for 64-bit hardware. The minimum storage space that should be available is 3 GB along with a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card for users wanting hardware acceleration."
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+ - McDonald's Denies Prof's Claim Staff Attacked Him For Wearing Computer Eyepiece->

Submitted by Sparrowvsrevolution
Sparrowvsrevolution (1926150) writes "In an update to a story posted on Slashdot earlier this week, McDonald's has responded to the claims of Steve Mann, a University of Toronto professor and augmented reality pioneer who says McDonald's staff in Paris assaulted him tried to pull off a computer eyepiece he's worn for decades, then threw him out of the restaurant. McDonald's confirms that Mann was ejected from the premises, but denies that there was a "physical altercation" with staff or that they destroyed any of his property. That last claim is especially dubious, since Mann has posted photos taken from his eyepiece that show McDonald's staff ripping up a doctor's note that he showed them to explain his need to wear the device.

The company still hasn't explained why Mann was removed from the restaurant, but Mann has speculated that it has a policy against recording."

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Comment: Re:txt file (Score 2) 366

by polemistes (#34006814) Attached to: How Do You Manage the Information In Your Life?

Yes, org-mode is definetly the best solution for organizing information that I have found. It's extremely simple and flexible. It makes it possible for me to do almost everything in Emacs. I use vm for email, ledger for accounting, I write most of my documents in org-mode and export to pdf through latex.

Of course org-mode and the other text and emacs related solutions doesn't take care of all my information processing needs, but almost. For photos, videos and music I use the old fashioned descriptive file name in a good directory strycture method. My hand written notes, however, are more difficult to take care of. I have a drawer (physical one) for them, but I wouldn't call that coping with the information.

AMD

+ - Intel's compilers must not favor Intel products->

Submitted by
derek_farn
derek_farn writes "The FTC have filed an antitrust complaint against Intel that requires them to release an updated version of their compilers that do not check whether the compiled code is executing on a "GenuineIntel" processor before deciding whether to go down a go-faster path that makes maximal use of the available processor resources, or a path containing a generic sequence of instructions (which are potentially much slower). The Intel settlement with AMD seems to cover the issue, but perhaps the Intel lawyers have another view. Intel could probably remove the GenuineIntel check without overly effecting their sales"
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+ - International Domain Applications Rolling In ->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "We've covered the initial announcement last year about ICANN approving the process of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), but that was just the announcement. Six weeks later, ICANN is now revealingprecisely how many applications they've received, but no word just yet on which country will be the first to get their own domain name in their own (non-Latin) language character set.

"So far we have received 16 applications, and they are spread across six different languages," Tina Dam, senior director of IDNs at ICANN, told InternetNews.com. ".."A lot of countries have been excited to be first ones up, but there are so many countries in preparations where this will be a really big thing for them and all will be great milestones."

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Censorship

+ - Google's Islam Censor-> 5

Submitted by codewarren
codewarren (927270) writes "Google (US and UK at least) appear to be censoring suggestions for searches starting with "Islam Is". Go to Google, try typing "Christianity is" and seeing the suggestions of a lie, bullshit, false, etc... Try Hinduism, Judaism, etc... similar. Then try "Islam is" and there are absolutely no suggestions."
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Software

+ - RawTherapee goes GPL, improves GUI->

Submitted by Entropius
Entropius (188861) writes "RawTherapee, a flexible geek-friendly RAW converter for Linux and Windows, has just released its new version (with major UI improvements) under the GPL; it was previously proprietary but free. It uses selectable, unique demosaicing algorithms that are both resistant to Bayer artifacts and produce sharp, detailed results; see the comparison page. I've found it in the past to be the best Linux RAW converter available. The new UI improvements mean that its combination of usability, geek-friendliness, and sharp results is strong competition for ACR/Silkypix/whatever on Windows, and further improvements should no doubt follow now that the community can hack on it."
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+ - Seeing Stars: Modeling how the universe evolved->

Submitted by sasejt
sasejt (1713938) writes "A group of Argonne scientists are developing software that enables researchers to interact with their results in real-time from across the country to more easily share and analyze the mountains of data from today's scientific challenges. As demonstrated by simulating the cosmic structures of the early universe by calculating the gravitational clumping of intergalactic gas and dark matter. The model uses a computational grid made up of 40003 cells, contained 64 billion dark matter particles and took over four million CPU hours to complete."
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Comment: Re:PSA (Score 0, Troll) 484

by polemistes (#30541002) Attached to: Best Filesystem For External Back-Up Drives?

Irregardless is a word irregardless of what you may think now. Since irregardelss of the absence of use of the word irregardless in the past, if enough people use the term irregardless enough times and in enough contexts, irregardless of the proper use, I'm sure it will find its place in the dictionaries in the future irregardless of the fact that it is a very presumtious word.
Disclaimer: IANANES (I Am Not A Native English Speaker).

When it comes to the filesystems: ext3, slow on Windows, but works (I think, I don't use windows, so I must confess I haven't tried it), ntfs, a bit slow in Linux, but works (I have tried it), you don't use the kernel driver, but the FUSE ntfs-3g driver. File system driver in kernel or user space, you don't want to care.

Crazee Edeee, his prices are INSANE!!!

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