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Submission + - Cisco blames its Web site outage on accident

An anonymous reader writes: Cisco blamed an outage that affected part of its Web site Wednesday on an accident during maintenance of a San Jose, California, data center."We have traced the cause of the issue to an accident during maintenance of a San Jose data center that resulted in a power outage in that facility," Cisco said. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/080807-cisco -blames-site-outage-on.html
Biotech

Submission + - MS Research: Clusters of Human Brains (technologyreview.com)

Future Linux-Guru writes: Microsoft research has figured out a way to use human subconscience thinking for processor intensive tasks like facial recognition. From the article:

>>"Given that the brain is constantly processing external information," says Tan, "we can start to use the brain as a processor." In one scenario, he explains, pictures would be placed in people's peripheral vision, which doesn't require focused cognitive attention, so they could go about their daily tasks.

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