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Comment Couple of services for purchasing goods (Score 1) 206

I have used www.priceusa.com.au to purchase quite a range of items. Clothing, Amazon items, electronics. Never had any issues. They are always fast to respond to inquires. They order the goods, which are delivered to an address in the USA, then shipped to you. A lot of friends use ComGateway to purchase items from Amazon and a few other places.

Comment Not sure they are really trying (Score 1) 58

Speaking to friends who work and live in China it really isn't that hard to get around the GFW. China are using it to keep the masses controlled and limit their access, but at the same time, leaving it easy enough to get around that the "elite" are still able to use the Internet to its full potential. Making it possible for large companies to compete globally.
Linux Business

Submission + - Wal-Mart's $200 Linux PC Sells Out (ecogeek.org)

hankmt writes: "About a week ago Wal-Mart began selling a $200 linux machine running on a 1.5 ghz Via C7 processor and 512 megs of RAM. While the specs are useless for vista, it works blazingly fast on Ubuntu with the Enlightenment Window Manager. The machine is now officially sold out of their online warehouses, and the product sales page at WalMart.com is full of glowing reviews from new and old linux users alike."

Submission + - You Can Now Officially Swim at the North Pole (independent.co.uk)

ynososiduts writes: "When one thinks of the North Pole, one thinks of solid ice and Santa. Well, it is now a mix of ice and water with no place for Santa's Workshop (perhaps an obvious sign of global warming). With these recent changes, a man is attempting to swim 1 kilometer through the 28.7F or -1.8C water. He had the previous record of swimming a kilometer in 0C water off Antarctica. Apparently he has the ability to raise his body temperature before swimming to withstand the extreme cold. Something that has earned him the nickname of "The Polar Bear"."
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone release date confirmed for 29 June (apple.com)

willith writes: "Apple has placed three iPhone commercials on their web site today, and each of them end with a tag: "Coming June 29". This puts to rest the question of when the thing will hit the streets, but there are still worries about allocation — some sites are reporting that the allocation of iPhones to Cingular/AT&T stores will be relatively tight. The adverts do however shed light on another previously-unanswered question — the iPhone will only be available with a new two-year contract."

Submission + - New submarine cable system between SE Asia and US

el_flynn writes: The Star Online's TechCentral is reporting on a new submarine cable system that will link South East Asia directly with the USA. Designated Asia-America Gateway (AAG), the project will involve a consortium of 17 international telcos, including AT&T Inc, India's Bharti AirTel, BT Global Network Services, CAT Telekom (Thailand), Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Inc (Philippines), Indosat (Indonesia) and Pacific Communications Pte Ltd (Cambodia). Led by Telekom Malaysia Berhad, the project is slated for completion in 2008, where 20,000km of cables will be providing a capacity of up to 1.92 Terabits per second of data bandwidth.

Interestingly, the fibre-optic cable system will be taking "a different route from many existing cables to avoid quake-prone areas and a repeat of the disruption to Asian web access caused by a tremor off Taiwan four months ago."

Will this then see a rise in the amount of spam/virus/viagra coming out of the region?

Feed SIXAXIS, Linux, robot... we're in. (engadget.com)

Filed under: Gaming, Peripherals, Robots

Yeah, Wiimotes aren't the only motion-sensing game controllers that can be hacked for fruitless new uses. Take the new SIXAXIS Linux integration project, which, so far as we can tell, is an incredibly effective means for maneuvering small, custom robots in need of a good 3D controller for manipulating, um, a small flat plane. We have a feeling this won't be the last we've heard of this little project. Video after the break.

[Via QJ]

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Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - The easiest way to social free pizza!

Anonymous Coward writes: "Thanks to human stupidity, socially engineering pizza is simple. With these two tutorials, all the responses are layed out for you, including a fail safe coupon to give the driver. This method is much easier than other methods, like the one seen on TheBroken. You do not even need to drive to the pizza place!

Enjoy this guide, and impress your friends with free pizza and your new social engineering skills."
United States

Journal Journal: John Edwards Lies About Not Having a Gun in His House 1

The question tonight was asked, "How many of you, in your adult lifetime, have had a gun in the house?"

Edwards did not raise his hand.

But we know that Edwards has Secret Service agents at his home, and presumably at some point, one of them has been inside his house. And even if not this time around (yet), surely they were when he was the Vice Presidential nominee.

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