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Enlightenment

Submission + - GNU/Linux and Enlightenment running on a Fridge (enlightenment.org)

k-s writes: Linux, the GNU userland and Enlightenment and its foundation libraries (EFL) are known due their resource efficiency and flexibility, key components for embedded products. Today it was announced that such features led them to be used in a Fridge that runs Linux and X11 with EFL.

The Freescale i.MX25 based fridge by Electrolux (Frigidaire) provides the expected bits such as temperature controls and pre-set modes (vacation, party) as well as a special purpose drawer that cools your drinks and food with a beautiful UI. It also ships with handful applications for contacts, calendar, reminder, digital picture frame and even illustrated recipe book with a famous Brazilian magazine.

Security

Submission + - How dangerous can a naked Lindsay Lohan be? (itpro.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: My mom always told me to be careful about getting infected. But who would have thought that a naked Lindsay Lohan, or Sandra Bullock for that matter, could cause so many people so much bother on so many computers?
Google

Submission + - Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues 1

Hugh Pickens writes: "The Toronto Star reports that a Utah woman is suing Google for more than $100,000 in damages, claiming its maps function gave her walking directions that led her onto a major highway, where she was struck by a car. Lauren Rosenberg sought directions between two addresses in Utah about 3 kilometers apart and the top result suggested that Rosenberg follow a busy rural highway for several hundred meters. The highway did not have sidewalks or any other pedestrian-friendly amenities, and Rosenberg was struck by a car. Rosenberg filed suit against both the driver of the car that struck her and Google, claiming both carried responsibility in her injury and her lawyers claim that Google is liable because it did not warn her that the route would not offer a safe place for a pedestrian to walk. Google has pointed out that the directions Rosenberg sought come with a warning of caution for pedestrians but Rosenberg claims that she accessed the Maps function on her Blackberry mobile device, where it did not include the warning. Danny Sullivan notes on Search Engine Land that despite getting bad directions from Google (or a gas station attendant, a local person or any source), people are also expected to use common sense. "So when you come to an intersection like this (photo at bottom of page), as Rosenberg would have come to before crossing onto the highway," writes Sullivan. "You might be expected to consider for yourself whether it is safe to continue.""
Idle

Submission + - California legislature declares "Cuss-Free" week (mercurynews.com)

shewfig writes: The California legislature, which previously tried to ban incandescent light bulbs, just added to the list of banned things... swear words! Fortunately, the measure only for the first week of March, and compliance is voluntary — although, apparently, there will be a "swear jar" in the Assembly and the Governor's mansion. No word yet on whether the Governator intends to comply.
Idle

Submission + - Man Uses Drake Equation to Explain Girlfriend Woes (foxcharlotte.com) 2

artemis67 writes: A man studying in London has taken a mathematical equation that predicts the possibility of alien life in the universe to explain why he can't find a girlfriend. Peter Backus , a native of Seattle and PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, near London, in his paper, " Why I don't have a girlfriend: An application of the Drake Equation to love in the UK ," used math to estimate the number of potential girlfriends in the UK. In describing the paper on the university Web site he wrote "the results are not encouraging. The probability of finding love in the UK is only about 100 times better than the probability of finding intelligent life in our galaxy."
Entertainment

Submission + - Pride and Prejudice and ... Natalie Portman?!

An anonymous reader writes: Most people here have probably heard of the weird crossover novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", a version of Jane Austin's classic "Pride and Prejudice" set in 19th-century England, but with the addition of roaming zombie hordes. Like many popular novels, it's apparently being turned into a movie. Today it was reported that none other than Natalie Portman has signed up to play the zombie-slaying heroine, and she's also backing the project with the help of her production company. Could this be the end of grits jokes as we know it?
Idle

Submission + - "Tactical Nuclear Penguin" launched today (bbc.co.uk)

cheros writes: No, it's not a new game, and it's not a new Linux distro either (although it would be quite a name), it's BEER.

What's more, it's not your average new taste either, it's incredibly strong stuff with 32% alcohol.

Please do not drink too much of this, or you'll become too risky to cremate..

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