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RIM CEO attacks Apple and the concept of apps
Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM attacked Apple for its library of 300000 apps, saying that they are unneeded. At the Web 2.0 Summit, one of Research in Motion's CEOs (it has two) said that he doesn't think apps are necessary or useful, and challenged the ...
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Submission + - Marvell nudges Arm into server market (

angry tapir writes: "Marvell has announced a quad-core chip designed for use in servers that could help Arm break into a server market currently dominated by Intel and AMD. The Armada XP chip is the "fastest" Arm processor available in the market today, Marvell said in a statement. The processor runs at 1.6GHz and includes memory, networking and storage interfaces around which a server can be built."

Submission + - Marijuana effort has generous Facebook friends (

crimeandpunishment writes: Call it a status upgrade for the effort to legalize marijuana in California. Facebook co-founder Sean Parker has made a $100,000 donation to back California's Proposition 19. And co-founder Dustin Moskovitz made a $20,000 donation....on top of $50,000 he previously contributed. A spokesman for the Drug Policy Alliance says "What's interesting here is that (Parker) is a member of the generation that really gets it. We think he's pivotal to the future of drug policy reform in the country".


Submission + - RIM Launches 'Enterprise Ready' PlayBook Tablet (

CWmike writes: RIM unveiled an 'enterprise-ready' 7-in. touchscreen BlackBerry Playbook tablet on Monday that features front and rear high-definition cameras, a dual-core 1 GHz processor and a new BlackBerry Tablet OS. The PlayBook, due out early next year in the U.S., is less than half an inch thick and weighs less than a pound. It runs a new operating system developed by QNX Software that supports symmetric multiprocessing with use of the QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture. QNX builds software that powers computing for core Internet routers and even vehicles, including those from GM, Nissan and Land Rover, officials said. RIM officials at the BlackBerry DevCon 2010 in San Francisco unveiled the device for developers on hand for the event.

Submission + - Congress aiming for Internet Censorship Bill (

Flaming Cowpie writes: "Gruber has raised the flag on a bill being reviewed by Congress that would force ISPs to subscribe to a Government supplied blacklist of websites deemed "undesirable". A second list would be optional but would grant them immunity from prosecution and probably brownie points from the Feds. Both Leahy and Feinstein are behind this not thinly veiled net censorship bill."

Submission + - In Israel, Miscegenation is Rape (

An anonymous reader writes: A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with an Israeli woman who believed he was Jewish because he introduced himself as "Daniel".

A court in Jerusalem has made international legal history by jailing Sabbar Kashur, a 30-year-old delivery man from East Jerusalem, for 18 months. He was convicted of "rape by deception" following a criminal trial that has drawn criticism from across Israel.

Although conceding that the sex was consensual, district court judge Tzvi Segal concluded that the law had a duty to protect women from "smooth-tongued criminals who can deceive innocent victims at an unbearable price"

Submission + - Pirate Party to Run Pirate Bay from Parliament ( 2

rdnetto writes: After their former hosting provider received an injunction telling it to stop providing bandwidth to The Pirate Bay, the worlds most resilient BitTorrent site switched to a new ISP. That host, the Swedish Pirate Party, made a stand on principle. Now they aim to take things further by running the site from inside the Swedish Parliament.

The party has announced today that they intend to use part of the Swedish Constitution to further these goals, specifically Parliamentary Immunity from prosecution or lawsuit for things done as part of their political mandate. They intend to push the non-commercial sharing part of their manifesto, by running The Pirate Bay from ‘inside’ the Parliament, by Members of Parliament.


Submission + - Cybercitizens to Hunt Down Hackers

Hugh Pickens writes: "Business Week reports that security experts plan to recruit victims and other computer users to help them go on the offensive and hunt down hackers. "It's time to stop building burglar alarms to keep people out and go after the bad guys," says Rowan Trollope, senior vice-president for consumer products at Symantec, the largest maker of antivirus software. Symantec will ask customers to opt in to a program that will collect data about attempted computer intrusions and then forward the information to authorities. Symantec will also begin posting the FBI's top 10 hackers and their schemes on its Web site, where customers go for software updates and next year the company will begin offering cash bounties for information leading to an arrest. The strategy has its risks as hackers who find novices on their trail may trash their computers or steal their identities as punishment. Citizen hunters could also become cybervigilantes and harm bystanders as they pursue criminals but Symantec is betting customers won't mind being disrupted if they can help snare the bad guys. "I'm convinced we can clean up the Internet in 10 years if we can peel away the dirt and show people the threats they're facing," says Trollope."

Comment Yay! (Score 0) 252

Slackware doesn't have the advanced features of more modern distros (like Gentoo), but I still find uses for it. It's perfect for a media center or a MAME cabinet. It's good to see it's still going strong, especially with an official 64-bit version.

Comment Re:Oh noes! (Score 1) 311

The real problem is lack of games. Nerds play games. Nerds set the trends in computing. The moment Linux gets as many games as Windows has, and released on the same day, that is when it can start to "take over". Whenever I talk to Microsofties about why they chose to use Windows Server over a free unixlike platform, their answer is "well, Windows can play all my games". It seems to go past them that you don't play games on your server, but this is how some people think.

Submission + - GNU/Linux to Become Too Risky to Use in France? ( 2

Glyn Moody writes: "The HADOPI (three strikes) legislation currently going through the French parliament will have a little-known knock-on effect if passed. In order to prove that they are not downloading files, Internet users will need to install government-approved spyware to log their Internet connection. Aside from the privacy issues this raises, theres another problem: the spyware isn't likely to work with GNU/Linux, which means that it will be practically impossible to prove that files were not downloaded if the media industries says you did. Will free software become too dangerous to use in France?"

Comment Not Citadel!!! :( (Score 1) 140

Citadel is obviously a modified BBS program. I tried it on a company server, and it just wouldn't work out. Configuring it is a pain in the ass, and nothing really makes sense. It doesn't integrate well with OpenLDAP either. I suggest using SOGo with postfix and dovecot. Makes a very nice Exchange replacement.

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