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ICANN Punts on WHOIS Privacy Proposal 90

An anonymous reader writes "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has essentially put off consideration of a proposal that would have dissolved a requirement that domain name registrars collect and display personal information about people who register Web site names. Privacy activists said the WHOIS database has become a data-mining dream for marketers and spammers, to say nothing of stalkers and harassers. Companies representing some of the world's biggest brand names appear to have prevailed, arguing that any change to the current system would interfere with law enforcement investigations and trademark disputes. In the end, ICANN voted 7-17 to table the issue in favor of further studies on the privacy impact of the WHOIS database."

Feed Engadget: MIT developing carbon-free, stackable rental cars (engadget.com)

Filed under: Transportation

Sure, we know you love actually owning a car, but let's be honest -- in large cities with condensed layouts, your H3 doesn't make a lot of sense. A group of researchers at MIT have been hard at work developing a solution that's kind on the planet and your scrawny legs. A team called Smart Cities have designed a small, two-seat, electric vehicle -- which they call the City Car -- that can be "stacked" in convenient locations (say, just outside a subway stop), and then taken on short trips around urban areas. The cars -- which are based around an omnidirectional "robot wheel" that encases an electric motor, suspension, and steering -- can be "folded" and attached to a group of other cars for charging. The lineups of rentable vehicles would be accessible from various points around a city, with six or eight cars occupying just a single "regular" car space. Of course, you'll have to forgo your 24-inch rims... but that's life.

[Via Technology Review]

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Networking

Submission + - In Memoriam: Jun-ichiro "Itojun" Itoh Hagi (undeadly.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Jun-ichiro "Itojun" Itoh Hagino, best known as one of the main people to bring IPv6 to the real world, passed away suddenly on October 29, 2007. He will be missed by thousands.
Networking

Submission + - Prolific hacker, Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagin

raddan writes: Jun-ichiro "itojun" Itoh Hagino passed away on October 29, 2007 at the age of 37. Details are light, but there's a brief thread going over at undeadly. itojun was probably best known for his work on the KAME IPv6 stack which will benefit us for years to come. itojun, you will be missed!
Networking

Submission + - BSD community mourns for the loss of IPv6 Samurai (kerneltrap.org)

Mr. kamprettos writes: "Today is a sad day for *BSD community, as Jun-ichiro "itojun" Itoh Hagino passed away on October 29, 2007 at the age of 37. To those in the BSD communities he was simply Itojun, best known in his role as IPv6 KAME project core researcher. Itojun did the vast majority of the work to get IPv6 into the BSD network stacks. He was also instrumental in moving IPv6 forward in all aspects through his participation in IETF protocol design meetings. Itojun was helpful to everyone around him, and dedicated to his work. He believed and worked toward making technology available to everyone. He will be missed, and always remembered. News about Itojun's death : undeadly , kerneltrap and openbsd-misc"
Networking

Submission + - Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino passed away (kerneltrap.org)

kensan writes: Dragos Ruiu announced on the OpenBSD-misc mailing list that Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino, best known in his role as IPv6 KAME project core researcher, has passed away. Itojun did the vast majority of the work to get IPv6 into the BSD network stacks. He was also instrumental in moving IPv6 forward in all aspects through his participation in IETF protocol design meetings. Itojun was helpful to everyone around him, and dedicated to his work. He believed and worked toward making technology available to everyone. Kerneltrap also has some information: http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/Jun-ichiro_itojun_Hagino
Networking

Submission + - Jun-ichiro 'itojun' HAGINO passes away

Asmodai writes: "According to http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20071030220114 as well as a communication in Japanese by itojun's younger brother, Jun-ichiro 'itojun' HAGINO passed away on the 29th of October at the age of 37.

Itojun, as he was commonly known in the BSD world, was one of the major driving forces behind the KAME IPv6 networking stack which is present in the BSD OSes as well as many other devices.

For more information about itojun, please see his homepage at http://www.itojun.org/"
User Journal

Journal Journal: Mr. itojun died.

A regrettable message came unexpectedly.
It ..10/29.. died to Junichiro Hagino (37) itojun of doing of IPv6 and NetBSD a large
contribution.

IPv6 completed or lit up and lost top-class personnel ..being possible to say.. very and lost the world without him. Engineers in Japan have received a big impact by a sudden thing.

his page. http://www.itojun.org/itojun.html

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