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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Expression Crippled by Y2K7 Bug

An anonymous reader writes: Anyone know of any other apps suffering Y2K7 bugs? A Microsoft preview of its Expression Design software keeled over dead when the clock hit 1/1/07, CRN reports.
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Submission + - This Chistmas I...

GrumpySimon writes: "This Christmas I...
1) ate too much turkey
2) drank too much eggnog
3) heard too many carols
4) spent too much time with the family
5) watched It's a Wonderful Life repeatedly
6) asked Santa for Cowboy Neal
7) all of the above"
Amiga

Submission + - AmigaOS 4.0 released

tmk writes: "After five years Hyperion announces the avaiability of AmigaOS 4.0:
Amiga OS 4.0 is the most stable, modern and feature-rich incarnation to date of the multi-media centric operating system launched by Commodore Business Machines (CBM) in 1985 with which it still retains a high degree of compatibility.
But there is a snag: the new OS supports only the AmigaOne, which is not available anymore. According to Hyperion the new hardware platform will be announced by third parties early 2007."
User Journal

Journal Journal: Ask slashdot: are the ancient pyramids of Bosnia real?

The Register reports through an expert interview that the so-called Bosnian pyramids may in fact be a natural phenomenon. The photographs of the excavation appear to tell a different story, especially the incredibly artifical-looking surface stone tiling. So are these real man-made pyramids, or are they naturally occurring river rock that happened to shatter into a pattern that looks just like

Biotech

Submission + - Nano organisms found in minds:new phyla of archaea

An anonymous reader writes:
"For 11 years, Jill Banfield at the University of California, Berkeley, has collected and studied the microbes that slime the floors of mines and convert iron to acid, a common source of stream pollution around the world. Imagine her surprise, then, when research scientist Brett Baker discovered three new microbes living amidst the bacteria she thought she knew well. All three were so small — the size of large viruses — as to be virtually invisible under a microscope, and belonged to a totally new phylum of Archaea, microorganisms that have been around for billions of years. What made Baker's find possible was shotgun sequencing, a technique developed... to sequence the human genome in record time."


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