jonesy16 writes: "Launched in 2007 by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the State-of-the-Art Reactor Consequence Analyses (SOARCA) research project showed that "a severe accident at a US nuclear power plant would not be likely to cause any immediate deaths, while the risks of fatal cancers caused by such an accident would be millions of times lower than the general risks of dying of cancer, a long-running research study has found." It's a pity that these studies aren't publicized as well as stories with negative viewpoints."
jonesy16 writes: "I used to think that Release Candidates meant that the code was "finalized" and ready for release. Apparently it means something else to the OpenOffice team who has now released their 9th iteration of supposedly release ready code for the OpenOffice office suite. Between this and the new forks, is there any hope for the prominent MS Office alternative?"
jonesy16 writes: "Only a few weeks behind the release of RedHat Enterprise 5, CentOS announced today the immediate release of version 5 of the free derivative of RHEL 5. Torrents are available for both i386 and x86_64. New features compiz and AIGLX support as well as better virtualization and thin-client support. Package updates include Apache-2.2, kernel-2.6.18, Gnome-2.16, and KDE-3.5."
jonesy16 writes: "I can't find any official announcements quickly via Google, but Nintendo released the final edition of the Internet Channel last night to US Wii customers (possibly others). This version is free to download until June at which point it will cost customers $5 to obtain. While it's nice to see further development of the non-gaming capabilities of this console, browsing the internet seems rather futile at 480p resolution, especially with sites laden with advertisements. Maybe this will encourage more people to subscribe to Slashdot . . ."