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The Military

+ - U.S. Intel: Iran Planning Crippling EMP Attack->

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slackaddict
slackaddict writes "Dr. William Graham, former White House Science Adviser under President Reagan, recently testified before Congress that Iran has been testing ship-launched missle technology designed for an air burst EMP payload (and our lack of capability to defend against it).

FTA, "America would be reduced to a core of around 30 million people — about the number that existed in the decades after America's independence from Great Britain. The modern electronic economy would shut down, and America would most likely revert to `an earlier economy based on barter,` the EMP commission's report on Critical National Infrastructure concluded earlier this year. In his recent congressional testimony, Graham revealed that Iranian military journals, translated by the CIA at his commission's request, `explicitly discuss a nuclear EMP attack that would gravely harm the United States.`"

You can read the whole article here: http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/iran_nuclear_plan/2008/07/29/117217.html"

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Earth

+ - Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered->

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slackaddict
slackaddict writes "In the latest issue of the American Physics Society, Forum on Physics and Society, there's an interesting article on the science behind global warming and the probability that certain calculations are incorrect. The author, Christopher Monckton, writes, "we must get the science right, or we shall get the policy wrong. If the concluding equation in this analysis (Eqn. 30) is correct, the IPCC's estimates of climate sensitivity must have been very much exaggerated. There may, therefore, be a good reason why, contrary to the projections of the models on which the IPCC relies, temperatures have not risen for a decade and have been falling since the phase-transition in global temperature trends that occurred in late 2001. Perhaps real-world climate sensitivity is very much below the IPCC's estimates. Perhaps, therefore, there is no "climate crisis" at all. At present, then, in policy terms there is no case for doing anything""
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Upgrades

+ - First Look: Review of Ubunbu 7.10->

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slackaddict
slackaddict writes "I double dare anyone who thinks Linux is not ready for the desktop of average Joe to use Ubuntu 7.10 for 30 days. By far, Ubuntu is the nicest, most polished, easiest to use Linux distribution I've ever had the opportunity to work with. Everything just works. Everything is polished and beautiful. Software is painfully simple to install. Hardware is a breeze to install. What's not to love about Ubuntu? This latest release is more of the same Ubuntu goodness. Can you tell I love this distro?

http://www.openaddict.com/node/28"

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Internet Explorer

+ - Open Addict blocks Internet Explorer users-> 2

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derrida
derrida writes "The popular website Open Addict, is now blocking Internet Explorer users from viewing the newly designed front page due to IE rendering bugs: "I'm tired of hacking workarounds for IE's bad implementations of standard technologies; Try to validate Internet Explorer's home page and see if you think Microsoft cares about standards". And the site admin goes one step further: "I'm going to take this a step further. Since IE sucks so much and actually hurts the adoption and use of web standards, I'm asking each of you that run a website to block IE.". Here is how you can do it."
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Operating Systems

Journal: How to prepare a new storage device for Linux

Journal by slackaddict
So you've got a shiny new hard drive that you want to add to your Linux system but not quite sure what to do once you open the case and plug the drive in. Or you're brand new to Linux and you need to know how to partition and format your drive for a new install. This guide will help you accomplish that so that you can use all of that new space.
Operating Systems

Journal: Slackware 11.0 RC2

Journal by slackaddict

Here's what Slackware 11.0 is looking like so far:
Kernel - 2.4.33 will be the default kernel with 2.6.16.27 in /extra and 2.6.17.9 in /testing (??)
KDE - 3.5.4
X.org - 6.9
Apache - 1.3.35
PHP - 4.4.2 default with 5.1.5 in /testing
Firefox - 1.5.0.6
GCC - 3.4.6

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