I just heard some sad news on talk radio - MPAA leader Jack Valenti was found dead in his Washington home today. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.
netbuzz writes "Soldiers based at Camp Al Asad in Iraq will get a little taste of home on Friday when a classic West Texas high school football game is beamed live to them via videoconference using gear from the Freedom Calls Foundation, Tandberg and AT&T. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/110206-frid
macs4all writes "Amit Singh has a fascinating technical article on Apple's use, non-use, and ultimate abandonment of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This is the core of the Trusted Computing initiative, a chip that can, depending on implementation, be used to lock you out of reading your own data on "unauthorized" applications, to allow network service providers to discriminate against users of alternative software (e.g., "You're using Firefox — go get Explorer and come back") and enforce DRM — Singh reports that Apple has dropped the TPM from its motherboard designs, with the new MacPros. Singh had created a free software driver for the TPM under OS X that allowed users to exploit its privacy features."