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Submission + - ASK SLASHDOT What happened to the resolution of laptops 3

mengu writes: Like many others its time for me to upgrade my work laptop but all 15" laptop displays that i can find now are 16:9 and no larger than 1080p vertical. I have a tv to watch movies on, I am looking for a laptop to do some work on while on the move so the only remaining option seems to be the macbook pro but that would be 17". Has anyone out there located a modern sandy bridge machine with 1920x1200 or better?

Comment Re:I'm not worrying about it (Score 1) 425

Exactly, once you HAVE ipv6, it just works.

The thing that blows my mind is how so many people are just putting their head in the sand, and claiming this doesn't apply to them.

While I DO agree, that for most endusers, this will not be a problem for some time, do we really want to postpone the problem until someone comes along and says "oh, btw, next week we wont have any more IPV4 addresses, just so you know"

I Live in Sweden, and have been trying to find isps that hand out IPV6 addresses and even in Sweden, that supposedly is somewhat ahead of the bellcurve, it IS difficult to find IPS that offer residential customers IPV6 addresspace. Where I work i manage the peering with our upstream ISP's and we have IPV6 BGP peering with all of them and have quite a significant amount of IPV6 addresses assigned to us (I dont expect we will run out anytime before the year 2100 or so, but i guess thats being conservative, after all, its not too long ago that Bill Gates predicted that 640k ought to be enough for anyone)

All in all, what do we have to loose in being prepared? I would rather be prepared and have all of my firewall and other issues figured out NOW instead of being forced to do so in a rush and just "throw it together", The excuse that no residential routers handle it falls pretty quickly. Wrt54g, everyones(?) favo(u)rite router has in some form or another had IPV6 support since at least 2006, probably earlier but that was just the first results google turned up....

So can we at least to agree to disagree, while I DO know that the last IPV4 /8's are being handed out most probably in 2011 (Unless a miracle happens), those who get it will have addresses for quite a while, but we SHOULD all of us call our isp once a week or so and open a ticket on the lack of RA on our link....
Sooner or later (hopefully sooner, I feel bad for you poor guys in helpdesk) the ISPs will see a demand for IPV6 and deploy it.


Possible Issues With the P != NP Proof 147

An anonymous reader writes "We previously discussed news that Vinay Deolalikar, a Principal Research Scientist at HP Labs, wrote a paper that claimed to prove P is not equal to NP. Dick Lipton, a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, analyzed the idea of the proof on his blog. In a recent post, he explains that there have been many serious objections raised about the proof. The post summarizes the issues that need to be answered in any subsequent development, and additional concerns are raised in the comment section."
Classic Games (Games)

M.U.L.E. Is Back 110

jmp_nyc writes "The developers at Turborilla have remade the 1983 classic game M.U.L.E. The game is free, and has slightly updated graphics, but more or less the same gameplay as the original version. As with the original game, up to four players can play against each other (or fewer than four with AI players taking the other spots). Unlike the original version, the four players can play against each other online. For those of you not familiar with M.U.L.E., it was one of the earliest economic simulation games, revolving around the colonization of the fictitious planet Irata (Atari spelled backwards). I have fond memories of spending what seemed like days at a time playing the game, as it's quite addictive, with the gameplay seeming simpler than it turns out to be. I'm sure I'm not the only Slashdotter who had a nasty M.U.L.E. addiction back in the day and would like a dose of nostalgia every now and then."

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

The Math of a Fly's Eye May Prove Useful 90

cunniff writes "Wired Magazine points us to recent research that demonstrates an algorithm derived from the actual biological implementation of fly vision (PLoS paper here). Quoting the paper: 'Here we present a model with multiple levels of non-linear dynamic adaptive components based directly on the known or suspected responses of neurons within the visual motion pathway of the fly brain. By testing the model under realistic high-dynamic range conditions we show that the addition of these elements makes the motion detection model robust across a large variety of images, velocities and accelerations.' The researchers claim that 'The implementation of this new algorithm could provide a very useful and robust velocity estimator for artificial navigation systems.' Additionally, the paper describes the algorithm as extremely simple, capable of being implemented on very small and power-efficient processors. Best of all, the entire paper is public and hosted via a service that allows authenticated users to give feedback."
Red Hat Software

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Released 110

An anonymous reader writes "The fourth update in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 family is released. From the press release — this version includes kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) virtualization, alongside of Xen virtualization technology. The scalability of the Red Hat virtualization solution has been incremented to support 192 CPUs and 1GB hugepages. Other updates including GCC 4.4 and a new malloc(), clustered, high-availability filesystem to support Microsoft Windows storage needs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This article covers the upgrade procedure for RHEL 5.4 from the previous version."

Game Over For Sony and Open Source? 364

Glyn Moody writes "Sony has never been much of a friend to hackers, and its infamous rootkit showed what it thought of users. But by omitting the option to install GNU/Linux on its new PS3, it has removed the final reason for the open source world to care about Sony. Unless, of course, you find Google's new distribution alliance with Sony to pre-install Chrome on its PCs exciting in some way."

Asus Demos First Intel P55 48

adeelarshad82 writes "Intel's X58 chipset is the platform of choice for enthusiasts, but Intel serves a heck of a big audience. To please that larger crowd and bring down prices, the company is planning a mainstream iteration of its Nehalem architecture: the P55 chipset. It's designed to work with the forthcoming Lynnfield CPUs, and offers performance close to LGA1366 chips at a much cheaper price. Recently Asus demoed its first intel P55 chip and released exclusive photos. Asus claims to have run its new boards with engineering samples of the Core i5-750 at a 77 percent overclock, boosting speeds from 2.66 GHz to 4.7 GHz. Asus admits this wasn't necessarily stable, but still — that's fast. And on liquid cooling, the boards reportedly hit speeds of 5.1 GHz."

Submission + - RIAA going bust in Sweden

mengu writes: It seems that a recent decision by Swedish court will make it more difficult for the **AA to find the persons behind the ip-addresses. From TFA "The court is confirming that file sharing is punishable by fines. This means that the police are not permitted to demand details of the addresses behind IP addresses and cannot carry out house searches," said Piratbyrån's Tobias Andersson. What it translates to is that since the crime will only render in fines and not prison time, Search-warrants cannot be issued.

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