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Submission + - How does your IT department manage CD/DVD's?

xxuserxx writes: "We have a dedicated storage cabinet that holds most of our software. Over the years this has become a bit out of controll and we are looking for a new soution. I looked on a few of our vendors websites but did not find anything that would meet our requirements. I am looking for an electronic storage device that will store the disks and keep a database as well. Is there anything like that out there? I am looking for somthing in the 1000 + CD/DVD range."

Submission + - Microsoft's open source "Barrelfish OS" (

angry tapir writes: "Researchers at Microsoft's research facility in Cambridge, England, and at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are designing a new OS that would allow programs to run much faster on multicore computers. The OS, called Barrelfish, is still very much in a research phase, but its creators released the code earlier this month under an open-source license."

Submission + - SPAM: New NVIDIA Drivers Disable PhysX If Non-NVIDIA GPU

MojoKid writes: "It was recently discovered that NVIDIA drivers released after the 185.85 WHQL series (i.e, 186.18 and higher) removed the ability to use an NVIDIA GeForce cards graphics card as a dedicated PhysX processor if an ATI GPU is present. When asked for the reason behind the change, an NVIDIA representative stated: "For a variety of reasons — some development expense some quality assurance and some business reasons NVIDIA will not support GPU accelerated Physx with NVIDIA GPUs while GPU rendering is happening on non- NVIDIA GPUs." From a certain perspective, this definitely makes sense. NVIDIA has invested a lot of money into the acquisition of Ageia PhysX and PhysX development; the company has good reason not to want to hand all its hard work over to a competitor. However, NVIDIA is running a significant risk. Customersâ"particularly those who consider themselves loyal customersâ"may very well see the forced incompatibility as a predatory move intended to force customers to use NVIDIA solutions."
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Submission + - NVidia Cripples PhysX "Open API" 1

An anonymous reader writes: In a foot-meet-bullet type move, NVidia is going to disable PhysX engine if you are using a display adapter other than one that came from their company. This despite the fact that you may have an NVidia card on your system specifically to do this type of processing. "For a variety of reasons some development expense, some quality assurance and some business reasons Nvidia will not support GPU accelerated PhysX with Nvidia GPUs while GPU rendering is happening on non-Nvidia GPUs." Time to say hello to Microsoft dx physics or Intel's Havok engine.

Submission + - Facebook Censoring Mothers' Breastfeeding Photos (

NewsCloud writes: "Some Facebook moms report having their accounts deleted for uploading photos of breastfeeding their newborns. 'Photos containing an exposed breast do violate our Terms and are removed,' says Facebook. In response, more than 33,431 concerned Facebook members created the "Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!" [group req. reg.]. Facebook's censorship thresholds were covered earlier on Slashdot. Meanwhile, Flickr's foot fetish groups are going strong."

Submission + - Get your hands on an OLPC (

hitautodestruct writes: Here's a chance for anyone who has been dying to get their hands on the so called cheapest laptop on the planet. Buy one XO for any developing countrys' child and get the second one sent to you, for your developing child. The price tag is set at a 400$ donation. Although you can donate as many as you want.

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