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Sun Microsystems

Submission + - MySQL to become Drizzle

An anonymous reader writes: MySQL has announced a project to refactor MySQL to be a more Drizzle like database. Is this a sign that the forks of MySQL have outgrown their ancestor and are now in the position of having it chase them?
Security

Submission + - Zeus botnet nukes 100,000 Windows PCs (itpro.co.uk)

nk497 writes: "A security researcher has said the Zeus botnet send out a Kill Operating System command to a hundred thousand PCs it controls in Poland and Spain. Security expert Jozsef Gegeny said it could be a stalling tactic to allow the cyber criminals more time to move money around, while BT's security chief Bruce Schneier suggested it was a sign the "botnet wars" were heating up. He said: "Botnet designers would rather destroy their networks than have them fall into 'enemy' hands.""
Links

Submission + - Ultra-Dense Deuterium - Fusion Fuel Found? 1

Omomyid writes: Scientists at the University of Gothenberg have successfully produced very small amounts of Ultra-dense Deuterium. It's so dense that a 10 cm3 cube would weigh 130 tons. UDD is 1 million times more dense than deuterium ice, a common fuel in laser-ignited fusion projects and would vastly improve the chances of starting a fusion reaction as the atoms are much closer together.
Transportation

More "Miles Per Acre" From Bioelectricity Than Ethanol 223

CarnegieScience writes "Scientist calculate that, compared to ethanol used for internal combustion engines, bioelectricity used for battery-powered vehicles would deliver an average of 80% more miles of transportation per acre of crops, while also providing double the greenhouse gas offsets to mitigate climate change."
Security

Submission + - Apple Adds Memory Randomization (ALSR) to Leopard

.mack writes: "Apple has announced plans to add code-scrambling diversity to Mac OS X Leopard, a move aimed at making the operating system more resilient to virus and worm attacks. The security technology, known as ASLR (address space layout randomization), randomly arranges the positions of key data areas to prevent malware authors from predicting target addresses. Another new feature coming in Leopard is Sandboxing (systrace), which limits an application's access to the system by enforcing access policies for system calls."

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