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Google

Google's Server Cooling Plan Produces 4ft Alligator 79 79

concealment writes "In addition to potentially keeping Google's search and email programs from overheating, the pond also has become home to plenty of algae, which meant Google had to stock it with fish. And since this is the Lowcountry, the food chain didn't stop there. 'So we now have a 4-foot alligator that has taken up residence in our pond as well,' Kava said, clearly amused. He added that government experts have said it'll have to be removed once it grows to six feet long."
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Unveils SME VoIP system

Weather Storm writes: "Microsoft has launched an internet protocol (IP) phone system code-named Response Point, designed for ease of use and manageability at SMEs. The new system, now in beta testing, comes in an easy-to-install box, supports both voice over IP (VoIP) and traditional phone lines, and includes a voice-activated user interface. The Beta 2 release of Response Point is scheduled for early April."
IBM

+ - FORTRAN is officially dead

slowbad writes: John W. Backus, who died last week at 82, led the team at IBM that created the programming language Fortran in the early '50s.

The story has received wide coverage in the general press for FORTRAN being the first widely used higher level computer language — which is commendable since the media usually covers more well-known biographies like the voice of Thurston Howell III and Mr. Magoo
Censorship

+ - Moscow Trashes Civil Rights

reporter writes: "In a recent report, the BBC states, "Russian riot police have arrested dozens of demonstrators who staged an anti-government rally in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday. Protesters were dragged into waiting police vans and driven away." As Russia becomes more Western by opposing Iranian nuclear ambitions, the same Russia becomes more anti-Western by opposing free speech and freedom of assembly.

What is the future of relations between Russia and the rest of the West?"
Debian

+ - Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

sachi11 writes: "This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots.This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards,Migration assistant,Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center. Full Story"

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