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Submission + - Wikileaks Founder being Hunted by Pentagon (thedailybeast.com) 2

linzeal writes: The US government has been giving signs in the past 48 hours that it is increasingly worried that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of 250,000 secret State Department cables, investigators are searching the last known whereabouts of founder Julian Assange to no avail. Early this morning the Wikileaks twitter page posted the following;

" Any signs of unacceptable behavior by the Pentagon or its agents towards this press will be viewed dimly. "


Submission + - Build a Media PC and 'Cut the Cord' from Cable TV (cuttingthebills.com)

mrthreeplates writes: Lots of people are getting tired of their (ever increasing) Cable / Satellite TV bills and starting to 'Cut the Cord' for free broadcast TV and phone service.

Here is how you can build a do-it-all Media-PC that makes the process painless, will be the envy of your friends, and you get to tell the cable company 'Cancel my service!'

Submission + - The Containment Debate: Hot Aisle or Cold Aisle? (datacenterknowledge.com)

1sockchuck writes: Separating the hot and cold air in a data center is one of the keys to improving energy efficiency. But containment systems don't have to be fancy or expensive, as Google showed in a presentation Thursday in which it discussed the use of clear vinyl curtains in isolating hot and cold aisles. Containment systems have been in use since at least 2004, but there's an ongoing debate about whether it is best to contain the hot aisle or cold aisle. Leading vendors are split as well, as APC advances hot aisle containment while Emerson/Liebert champions a cold aisle approach. What say Slashdot readers? Do you use containment in your data center? If so, do you contain the hot aisle or cold aisle?

Submission + - Nokia releases Qt SDK for Mobile Development (nokia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Nokia has released their unified Qt-based SDK for cross-platform development for Symbian and MeeGo (plus Maemo) devices. The blurb reads: 'Today sees the release of the Nokia Qt SDK, a single easy-to-use software development kit (SDK) for Symbian and Meego application development. Developers can now develop, test and deploy native applications for Nokia smartphones and mobile computers. The beta version of the SDK is available for download from today, ready for developers to kick off development for new devices including the just announced Nokia N8.'

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: ISP Throttling? 7

giltwist writes: I have had Time Warner's 15mbps Road Runner service for two years in my current residence and have been generally pleased. However, for the last week I have been suffering from bandwidth that is between one-half and one-fifth of my advertised speed between the hours of 6pm and midnight. I've gotten all the way to the third level of tech support and had an in-home service call, but TWC claims there's absolutely nothing wrong with any of my hardware or their network though they acknowledge the slowness. I've run Glasnost test on HTTP transfers ( http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/glasnost.php ) with a nominally positive result, but it noted that line noise made the results dubious. How can I find out if TWC is intentionally throttling my connection? If they are, do I have any alternatives besides finding a new ISP?

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