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Submission + - Another year, same old vapor (

Braedley writes: Wired has their annual vaporware list up, and everyones favorite non-game has been crowned once again. "Another December, another list, another crowning achievement by the Emperor of the Ethereal, the Head Honcho of Hype, Duke Nukem Forever. We were going to disqualify him out of pity, but Sir Duke is back for 2007 thanks to a few leaked screenshots and an overwhelming number of votes. DNF creators 3D Realms even chose this week to debut a well-publicized video trailer for Duke's long-awaited return. Alas, a trailer is not a game, so — long live the king!"
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Journal Journal: On Senators, The Interweb, Trucks, and Tubes.

"I don't think the tube analogy is even in the ballpark. Allow me to use an example with tubes and gerbils. Usually, we think of tubes as 1) Put in a gerbil, 2) Gerbil comes out of other side of tube. The internet is more like 1) Put gerbil on one side of tube and press a button, 2) A second, identical gerbil is created at the other end of the tube. Of course, this ignores the gerbil clone that is stored in your RAM that is brutally destroyed when your purge the RAM. If you're using BitTorrent,
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The FAA Saves $15 Million by Migrating to Linux 191

Neopallium writes "Red Hat has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) saved the federal government more than $15 million in datacenter operating and upgrading costs by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The FAA executed a major systems migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux in one-third of the original scheduled time and with 30 percent more operational efficiency than the previous system."

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