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Comment Re:Sanctioned how? (Score 1) 192

It doesn't appear in this article, but in other articles I've seen on this (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20030992-1.html) it stated that the app has received an imprimatur from the bishop of the diocese where the authors are located. That's the usual process. An imprimatur does not imply church agreement with the document (app, in this case), merely that it is not contrary to Church teaching.
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Cassandra and Voldemort Benchmarked 45

kreide33 writes "Key/Value storage systems are gaining in popularity, much because of features such as easy scalability and automatic replication. However, there are several to choose from and performance is an important deciding factor. This article compares the performance of two of the most well-known projects, Cassandra and Voldemort, using several different mixes of access types, and compares both throughput and latency."

Comment Re:If they really want to improve public safety... (Score 1) 513

Who said anything about violating the law? In the western US, at least, it's the law in every state I've been in that slower traffic keeps right. If you are in the left lane and someone comes up behind you -- guess what? You are slower traffic. Move the heck over. It doesn't matter if you are doing the speed limit. Here's some info: http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

On any road with multiple lanes, especially freeways, the leftmost lane is meant to be a fast passing lane. Proper behavior is to use it to overtake then return to a more rightward lane as soon as you reasonably can.

Thanks for calling me a moron, but do you have any facts to back that up?

I do understand that this is the etiquette, but I disagree that the state would pour asphalt lanes with the expressed intent of someone using them to violate the law.

Now, you're likely correct when the highways are four total lanes divided by some yellow paint. The risk of going over the line is too great when oncoming traffic is only a few feet away. But then I specifically said 'interstate', didn't I?

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How the Internet Didn't Fail As Predicted 259

Lord Byron Eee PC writes "Newsweek is carrying a navel-gazing piece on how wrong they were when in 1995 they published a story about how the Internet would fail. The original article states, 'Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure.' The article continues to say that online shopping will never happen, that airline tickets won't be purchased over the web, and that newspapers have nothing to fear. It's an interesting look back at a time when the Internet was still a novelty and not yet a necessity."

Submission + - NetBSD 5.0.2 Released (netbsd.org)

zaft writes: Newest bits are released! Grab 'em while they are hot! From the announcement:

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that version 5.0.2 of the NetBSD operating system is now available. NetBSD 5.0.2 is the second critical/security update of the NetBSD 5.0 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical for security or stability reasons.

Please note that all fixes in critical/security updates (i.e., NetBSD 5.0.1, 5.0.2, etc.) are cumulative, so the latest update contains all such fixes since the corresponding minor release. These fixes will also appear in future minor releases (i.e., NetBSD 5.1, 5.2, etc.), together with other less-critical fixes and feature enhancements.
Your generous donations during the 2007 fund drive allowed us to sponsor much of NetBSD 5.0's development in the areas of SMP performance and scalability. See below to find out how you can help us repeat this success.

Complete source and binaries for NetBSD 5.0.2 are available for download at many sites around the world. A list of download sites providing FTP, HTTP, AnonCVS, SUP, and other services may be found at http://www.netbsd.org/mirrors/. We encourage users who wish to install via ISO images to download via BitTorrent by using the torrent files supplied in the ISO image area. A list of hashes for the NetBSD 5.0.2 distribution has been signed with the well-connected PGP key for the NetBSD Security Officer: http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/hashes/NetBSD-5.0.2_hashes.asc

NetBSD is free. All of the code is under non-restrictive licenses, and may be used without paying royalties to anyone. Free support services are available via our mailing lists and website. Commercial support is available from a variety of sources. More information on NetBSD is available from our website:

        http://www.netbsd.org/

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