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1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film? 685

Many of you have submitted a story about Irish filmmaker George Clarke, who claims to have found a person using a cellphone in the "unused footage" section of the DVD The Circus, a Charlie Chaplin movie filmed in 1928. To me the bigger mystery is how someone who appears to be the offspring of Ram-Man and The Penguin got into a movie in the first place, especially if they were talking to a little metal box on set. Watch the video and decide for yourself.

Google Awarded Broad Patent For Location-Based Advertising 54

Mashable has a report of a patent that just issued (6-1/2 years after filing) — apparently Google now has a lock on location-based advertising. It's not clear that the search company intends to assert the patent against any other companies (such as emerging rival Apple), but it's useful as leverage. Here is the patent. Update: 03/02 14:34 GMT by S : Reader butlerm noted that the incorrect patent was linked. It now points to the correct URL.

Comment Re:Legal "slam dunk"? (Score 2) 635

A few years ago. My brothers computer was infected by a root kit that kept popping up kiddy porn at random and every once in a while it would pop up an ad for a virus/adware company. I tracked down the url to a Russian isp. These are just tactics some use to get you to by there removal tools. Extortion is what I call it. This poor guys problem is that his employer didn't do there job in investigating the complaint thoroughly. If he worked for a corporation , he would surly collect millions, but I understand that he worked for a department of the state of Massachusetts which limits employees right to sue. The state needs to update there policies and procedures on this type of investigation, so it won't happen in the future.

Submission + - Details On Windows XP Service Pack 3 Leaked!

DB writes: As Microsoft winds down sales of Windows XP by January 2008, they will bid goodbye with a service pack to end all service packs. A sayorana service pack. That is exactly what the Windows XP Service Pack 3 is all about. The Technical Beta is almost over, and Microsoft is getting ready to release the second build, which will be a public beta test. Join Tech ARP as they examine secret details of the Windows XP Service Pack 3 programme.

Service Pack 3 will consist mainly of previously-released hot fixes and security patches. It will also come with Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Media Player 11. Basically, everything you can download and update right now, but conveniently rolled into a single update.

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