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Submission + - Radria, rapid development or rich internet apps (

Philippe Lewicki writes: "First public release of Radria (Rapid development of Rich Internet Applications).
A new open source project to build a web based replacement for adobe dreamweaver.

Radria is a collection of web based, open source, RAD tools to build PHP and Javascript web applications. Just from your web browser you can create database driven applications with drag & drop, point and click. Real WYSIWYG with instant script execution and contextual access to the entire HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP source code.

100% component oriented with tons of add-on and packages. Very open and simple to integrate your own scripts and framework.

Radria is for web developers and web designers to collaboratively build web applications faster."

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Submission + - Internet Thought Police Bill Before Congress ( 2

eldavojohn writes: "A new bill is before congress that is expected to approved and will establish a new federal commission tasked with investigating Americans with "extremist belief systems" and those who may engage in "ideologically based violence." The article also mentions a chilling quote from the bill that has already made it past the House of Representatives (by 404-6):

The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.
"Extremist belief systems?" <sarcasm>None of that on Slashdot!</sarcasm>"


Submission + - Scientist: Computers will use live brains in 10 yr

CaseyGirl writes: "It may sound sci-fi but a researcher from the University of Arizona says in 10 to 15 years, we'll have hybrid computers that are part living, organic tissue and part technology. This is from the man who strapped a moth to a robot so the robot now responds to what the moth sees."

Submission + - Nanobots powered by sperm energy (

Anonymous Coward writes: "The biological pathway that powers sperm to swim long distances could be harnessed to nanotech devices, releasing drugs or performing mechanical functions inside the body, according to a presentation at the American Society for Cell Biology's 47th Annual meeting. The work by researchers at Cornell's Baker Institute of Animal Health may be the first demonstration of how multistep biological pathways can be assembled and function on a human-made device."

Native Windows PE File Loading on OS X? 397

ozmanjusri writes "Coders working on Wine for Mac have found that the Mac loader has gained its own undocumented ability to load and understand Windows Portable Executable (PE) files. They found PE loading capabilities in Leopard that weren't there in Tiger. Further dissection showed that Apple is masking references to 'Win' and 'PE' in the dll, which means it's not an accidental inclusion. Is Apple planning native PE execution within OS X?"

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