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Networking

Submission + - Mini-ITX Clusters?

HesAnIndieRocker writes: "I've recently become interested in experimenting with Linux cluster technologies (databases, distributed file systems, etc) but have been held back by the availability of cheap server hardware. Via's MiniITX C7-based motherboards look very promising, but all of the enclosures I have seen for the platform look like stereo components or traditional PCs. Are there any solutions out there for putting multiple boards in a single box with shared power and space for hard drives, or must the aspiring supercomputer owner build everything themselves? Is there a cluster hobbyist market or are they only built (and priced) for the enterprise?"
Toys

Submission + - Faith-Based Toys at Walmart - Ohmigod !!! (gnomefree.com)

gnomeuplate writes: Remember the old song, "I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus" ? Paul Newman famously sang it in the classic movie 'Cool Hand Luke'. Well pretty soon Americas kids won't care if it rains or freezes if Walmart get their way with a tacky new line of 'faith-based' toys. Ohmigod.. are they serious ? Read more at... http://www.gnomefree.com/?p=44
Media

Submission + - BBC broadband news now available overseas (bbc.co.uk)

fiannaFailMan writes: The BBC is now making its broadband quality news service available to internet users outside the UK.

"We did not want the BBC's UK licence fee payers meeting this cost and in effect subsidising the service for people outside the UK. Now, with the help of our partners in BBC World, the BBC's commercially funded international TV news channel, we are making our broadband video news service available internationally."

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