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Submission + - You're Invited To the LibreOffice 'Bug Hunt' (

itwbennett writes: "Looking for something to do after the sugar plums stop dancing and before the new year rings in? Why not join the Document Foundation's international 'bug hunt' on Dec. 28 & 29? According to a statement released Wednesday, the event will see volunteers 'gather on the Internet from five continents' to find bugs in LibreOffice 3.5 (a.k.a. 'the best free office suite ever', not that they're biased). The title of 'bug hunting hero' will be awarded to the individual who 'has been able to spot the highest number of bugs, report them correctly and file them on BugZilla.'"

Submission + - The Fjord-Cooled Data Center (

1sockchuck writes: A new data center project in Norway plans to use a fjord-powered cooling system, drawing cold water from an adjacent fjord to cool data halls. The fjord provides a ready supply of water at 8 degrees C (46 degrees F), eliminating the need for an energy-hungry chiller. The Green Mountain Data Center joins a small but growing number of data centers are slashing their cooling costs by using the environment as their chiller, tapping nearby lakes, wells and even the Baltic Sea.

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