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Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate, New Study Shows
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The researchers studied satellite scans of a region in Antarctica, which spans more than 38,600 square miles. Reuters. Scientists have examined satellite data from the last 19 years to reveal that fresh water from Antarctica's melting glaciers and ice sheets...
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Google News Sci Tech: At $400, Apple's iWatch Needs Standalone SIM Support - Highlight Press->

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At $400, Apple's iWatch Needs Standalone SIM Support
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At $400, Apple's iWatch Needs Standalone SIM Support It wasn't long ago that much of the world's mobile tech community uttered a collective shudder when a $1,000+ price tag was mentioned for the iWatch. In the months since however we've been...
Sorry, you won't be able to buy Apple iWatch before 2015Tech Times
Apple considering a $400 price for the iWatchGant Daily
Apple iWatch Will be the Most Expensive Smart-watchThe Utah People's Post
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Google News Sci Tech: Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster' - BBC News->

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Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'
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Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds. Near-shore waters went up by about 2mm per year more than the general trend for the Southern Ocean as a whole in the period between 1992 and...
Antarctic Sea Level Rising Faster Than The Global Average, Claims Satellite DataRedOrbit
Sea-level rising faster than average due to melting Antartic glaciersFirstpost
Melting Antarctic ice sheet raising sea-level fasterBusiness Standard
Zee News-Eureka! Science News
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Google News Sci Tech: China: Microsoft. You have 20 days to explain Office Windows 'compatibilty' issu->

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China: Microsoft. You have 20 days to explain Office Windows 'compatibilty' issues
China's antitrust regulator has given Microsoft 20 days to hand over a written explanation of the compatibility of its Windows OS and Office software suite as part of its probe into the firm's alleged monopoly activities. The State Administration for Industry and...
China gives Microsoft gets 20 days to respond to competition probeZDNet
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+ - Are there any Linux-friendly DESKTOP x86 motherboard manufacturers?-> 1

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storkus (179708) writes "The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix (2nd story link at the bottom of the first), and plenty more Googling around.

My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? Note that I want to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and "other" high-end machine with one of the above chips so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being M$-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a real lousy attitude (despite the Steam distro being real soon now)."

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+ - A Remote Controlled, Fully Functional, Steam Powered Tank->

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An anonymous reader writes "Fire, Water, Steam, Motion. A fun build of a r/c true live steam powered tank with turret & gun. Dual engines, working turret, simulated cannon fire. The tank uses 100% live steam power for propulsion. Batteries only power the radio/controllers, lights and effects. It's based on an old Tamiya 1/16th scale King Tiger off eBay. Enjoy a little whimsy!"
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NASA and contractors accelerate testing on 3D-printed rocket engine components
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As NASA prepares the materials and machines to send humans to destinations far beyond the gravitational influence of Earth, the space agency is turning its attention on new game-changing technologies to help them in their efforts. The company's that...
NASA's Space Launch System approved for developmentiTWire
Countdown to NASA's choice to fly crew to space stationUSA TODAY
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+ - Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

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Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."

+ - MIPS Tempts Hackers with Raspbery Pi-like Dev Board-> 1

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DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "In a bid to harness the energy and enthusiasm swirling around today’s open, hackable single board computers, Imagination Technologies, licensor of the MIPS ISA, has unveiled the Creator C120 development board, the ISA's counter to ARM's popular Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black SBCs. The MIPS dev board is based on a 1.2GHz dual-core MIPS32 system-on-chip and has 1GB RAM and 8GB flash, and there's also an SD card slot for expansion. Ports include video, audio, Ethernet, both WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and a bunch more. OS images are already available for Debian 7, Gentoo, Yocto, and Arch Linux, and Android v4.4 is expected to be available soon. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the board is that there's no pricing listed yet, because the company is starting out by giving the boards away free to developers who submit the most interesting projects."
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+ - Dell-Alienware Revamps Area-51 Gaming PC With Unique Trapezoid Chassis Design->

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MojoKid (1002251) writes "Dell's enthusiast Alienware brand has always stood out for its unique, other-worldly looks (sometimes good, sometimes, not so good) and there's such a thing as taking things to the next level, this might be it. However, there's more to this refresh than just shock value. It's actually a futuristic aesthetic with a rather purposeful design behind it. Today Alienware gave a sneak peek at their completely redesigned Alienware Area 51 desktop system. This refreshed system is unlike any previous Alienware rig you've seen. With a trapezoidal shape to its chassis, Dell-Alienware says you can place the Area-51 against a wall and not have to worry about thermals getting out of the control. That's because there's a controlled gap and a sharp angle to the chassis that ensures only a small part of the system actually rests near the wall, leaving extra room for hot air to escape up and away. This design also offers users easy access to rear IO ports. Despite the unique design, there's plenty of room for high end components inside. The retooled chassis can swallow up to three 300W double-wide full-length graphics cards. It also brings to the table Intel's latest and greatest Haswell-E in six-core or eight-core options, liquid cooled and nestled into Intel's X99 chipset. No word from Dell on the price but the new Area-51 is slated to start shipping in October."
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+ - Watch This Inventor Survive a Fireworks Blast in a Metal Suit->

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Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes "Labor Day is nigh, and with it the official end of summer. It’s time to pack away the umbrellas and beach towels, and perhaps spend a few minutes flipping through photos of all the fun times you had over the past couple months: the grilling, the trips, the fireworks oh yes, the fireworks Chances are pretty good that you’ve set off more than a few fireworks in your time. But Colin Furze, the British inventor and YouTube celebrity who once co-hosted Sky1’s Gadget Geeks? Well, he puts everybody’s love of fireworks to shame. He loves fireworks so much, in fact, that he built a giant metal suit so he could stand in the middle of an epic pyrotechnic display. No matter how good your own engineering skills (or strong your courage), it's inadvisable to try this at home. But it's sure fun to watch."
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+ - Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin pioneer passes away

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brokenin2 (103006) writes "Hal Finney, the number two programmer for PGP and the first person to receive a Bitcoin transaction has passed away. From the article on Coindesk: "Shortly after collaborating with Nakamoto on early bitcoin code in 2009, Finney announced he was suffering from ALS. Increasing paralysis, which eventually became near-total, forced him to retire from work in early 2011.""

+ - Google Introduce HTML 5.1 Tag to Chrome->

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "Forget about HTML5, that's already passe — Google is already moving on to HTML5.1 support for the upcoming Chrome 38 release. Currently only a beta, one of the biggest things that web developers will notice is the use of the new "picture" tag which is a container for multiple image sizes/formats. Bottom line is it's a new way to think about the "IMG" tag that has existed since the first HTML spec."
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+ - How to Disable DirectWrite in Google Chrome->

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NGOHQ (1078351) writes "The latest version (37) of Google Chrome uses DirectWrite for font rendering on Windows PCs. DirectWrite is a DirectX API made for the purpose of high-quality, resolution-independent text rendering. On paper it sounds great, but some people might not like the new fonts appearance (blurry text on some websites). This guide will show you how to disable DirectWrite."
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Comment: A few small but significant ones ... (Score 5, Interesting) 608

by timothy (#47787821) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

- Model M keyboard (I bought several when they were $5 at the Goodwill, including some with US Government stickers or NASA badges; if I knew then what I know now, I'd have loaded up a storage unit with them ...)

- Nano (sure, it's not as old or as rabidly backed as Certain Other Text Editors, but it's so very nice to use ...)

- Logitech Trackball. Unfortunately, the new ones are junk -- they seem to die in a few months. The old ones lasted me several years apiece.

Prototype designs always work. -- Don Vonada