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Anti-Speed Camera Activist Buys Police Department's Web Domain Screenshot-sm 680

Brian McCrary just bought a website to complain about a $90 speeding ticket he received from the Bluff City PD — the Bluff City Police Department site. The department let its domain expire and McCrary was quick to pick it up. From the article: "Brian McCrary found the perfect venue to gripe about a $90 speeding ticket when he went to the Bluff City Police Department's website, saw that its domain name was about to expire, and bought it right out from under the city's nose. Now that McCrary is the proud owner of the site, bluffcitypd.com, the Gray, Tenn., computer network designer has been using it to post links about speed cameras — like the one on US Highway 11E that caught him — and how people don't like them."
Biotech

Submission + - Biogasoline Breakthrough Using Cellulose Feedstock (nsf.gov)

CelticCoder writes: "Researchers have made a breakthrough in creating biogasoline from renewable cellulose like switchgrass. Unlike ethanol, biogasoline can be used just like current gasoline without the need for special transportation or engine modifications. This could tide us over until eestor's "batteries" are available in the Chevy Volt."
Microsoft

Submission + - Vista named year's most dissapointing product (pcworld.com)

Shadow7789 writes: No surprise here, but to complete its humiliation, PC Magazine has named Windows Vista the most disappointing product of 2007. From the article:
'Five years in the making and this is the best Microsoft could do?...No wonder so many users are clinging to XP like shipwrecked sailors to a life raft, while others who made the upgrade are switching back. And when the fastest Vista notebook PC World has ever tested is an Apple MacBook Pro, there's something deeply wrong with the universe.'

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