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Submission + - Slashdot Most Overrated Blog According to TIME ( 16

Amit Agarwal writes: "In their annual list of Top 25 blogs, the TIME magazine has added Slashdot to the category of most overrated blogs. The review says — Reading Slashdot these days is like visiting the IT guy at work. He's infuriatingly smug and cares passionately about stuff you don't care about, and views your lack of interest as further confirmation of his intellectual superiority."
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Submission + - A new technology called "flash memory" (

Lucas123 writes: "Reporting from CES, the Today Show revealed a new technology called "flash memory" that's poised to replace video tape. This amazing technology is a "hard wafer that stores electrical charge easily, quickly, durably and almost indefinitely" and can record up to two hours of video and is becoming cheaper all the time. What will they think of next? Cars that run on gasoline and batteries?"

Submission + - WSJ spreads FUD on open source and Google Phone ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: Ben Worthen at the Wall Street Journal shows a laughable grasp of what "open source" means: 'Here's the first thing that will happen when a phone with Google's operating system hits the market: Information-technology departments will ban employees from connecting phones that run Google's operating system to their computers or the corporate network. The reason is that Google's operating system is open, meaning anyone can write software for it. That includes bad guys, who will doubtlessly develop viruses and other malicious code for these phones, which unsuspecting Google phones owners will download. Employees could spread the malicious code to the rest of the company when they synch their phones to their computers or use it to check email. The way to combat this is to develop anti-virus and anti-malware software for phones and to develop security procedures similar to those that have evolved for PCs over the last several years. But that's going to take time and money — neither of which the average IT department has. So until then, expect Google phones to be persona non grata at companies.'

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