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Censorship

Submission + - Man Kept Off Flight Because of Book

bossesjoe writes: "A man was stopped from boarding his flight from Philadelphia to Phoenix when a random luggage search revealed a copy of Hayduke Lives! by Edward Abbey. The book prominently features a bomber on the cover holding sticks of dynamite and was enough for the security officials to detain him. Later he was also told because he purchased his ticket on September 11th, 2001 (even though it was before the attacks) and because of his expired driver's license (which was not expired) that could not take the flight. After purchasing another ticket for a later date he again detained and searched but was allowed to pass through security forty five minutes after being cleared. Is this what airport security has come to?"
Graphics

Submission + - New Cable Spec Allows for External Graphics Cards

ThinSkin writes: "The PCI Express Special Interest Group has brought the idea of external graphics cards closer to reality after their release of a cable spec that would extend PCIe channels outside the PC chassis. Ramin Neshati, chair of the PCI Express Technical Communication Working Group and a technology manager at Intel, adds: 'The reason why you would want to do that is that limitations of thermals, noise, and power delivery within the usual microATX chassis are very strict, in terms of airflow guidelines. If you wanted to build a gaming machine with two or three or some ridiculous number of graphics cards, there would be a restriction by the chassis. In the future, you could remove those graphics cards and place them in a separate block.'"
Google

Submission + - Google opens Gmail to all

Russian Art Buyer writes: "CNet is reporting that GMail is now open for all, no longer restricting to "invitees only." From the article: "Google on Wednesday said its Gmail service is now open to anyone who wants an account. Previously the service, which provides users with 2.8GB of e-mail storage space, has been by invitation only.""

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