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Power

Spinach Could Be Used For Hydrogen Fuel 105

An anonymous reader writes "If Popeye had made alternative fuels, he'd have probably come up with something like this. Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a system that converts solar energy directly into hydrogen using the common spinach plant."
Classic Games (Games)

M.U.L.E. Is Back 110

jmp_nyc writes "The developers at Turborilla have remade the 1983 classic game M.U.L.E. The game is free, and has slightly updated graphics, but more or less the same gameplay as the original version. As with the original game, up to four players can play against each other (or fewer than four with AI players taking the other spots). Unlike the original version, the four players can play against each other online. For those of you not familiar with M.U.L.E., it was one of the earliest economic simulation games, revolving around the colonization of the fictitious planet Irata (Atari spelled backwards). I have fond memories of spending what seemed like days at a time playing the game, as it's quite addictive, with the gameplay seeming simpler than it turns out to be. I'm sure I'm not the only Slashdotter who had a nasty M.U.L.E. addiction back in the day and would like a dose of nostalgia every now and then."

Comment DiVx brought this up years ago. (Score 1) 275

The whole DiVx disc thing made this an issue forever ago.

We still have not gotten past what we would do about DRM that 'turns off' when the company goes under.

What a responsible company should do is give out the software necessary to either negate that specific DRM or at least to facilitate the making of authentication methods to be used at home if it can't be negated as in discs like DiVx.
Television

Submission + - Third Stargate TV series gets a name

Anonymous Coward writes: "The working title of the third Stargate television series is Stargate Universe , executive producer Robert C. Cooper told GateWorld. The show currently exists in the form of a one-page treatment of the story and characters. Cooper and executive producer Brad Wright will start writing the pilot after shooting on the two Stargate SG-1 movies finishes in June. Meanwhile, new episodes of SG-1 and Atlantis start airing April 13 in the U.S., on The SCI FI Channel. Read lots more from Cooper at GateWorld ..."
Google

Submission + - Lawsuit Against Google Dismissed

Weather Storm writes: ""A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Google by a company that accused the Web search engine of dropping Web sites from search results for political and religious reasons and skewing search results in favor of companies that compensate Google financially. The lawsuit was filed by KinderStart, a parenting information Web site that claims it was illegally blocked from Google search results. The judge not only dismissed the lawsuit but granted a motion by Google to sanction KinderStart and one of its lawyers. Google can now seek "reasonable compensation" for attorney fees because KinderStart lawyer Gregory Yu filed claims that were factually baseless and did not perform an adequate investigation before filing the lawsuit.""

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