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Submission + - Fans put FOX promos to shame (

nibblet writes: It's no secret that Joss Whedon's latest show Dollhouse is taking a beating in the Friday night ratings game. But this time the fans are going high-tech. Instead of sending letters or dolls to the network, they've decided to do the network's advertising work instead. A glossy, flashy site boasts 101 testimonials of why viewers tune in and a haunting promo reaches out to those who haven't converted yet. With over 200,000 pageviews in just a week, the word is getting out there.

Submission + - Is the Higgs Boson sabotaging the LHC ( 1

Maximum Prophet writes: First it stopped the Superconducting Super Collider. Now it's throwing monkey wrenches into the Large Hadron Collider. It's the particle that doesn't want to be discovered.

This happened in the science fiction story, "Einstein's Bridge", now Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, are theorizing that it's happening in real life.

Submission + - Why Ubuntu Is Failing the Trade-Off (

fsufitch writes: Kevin Maney wrote his new book "Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't", and came to NYU-Poly to lecture the engineering students there of the basics of his book. His theory of the trade-off between convenience and fidelity of a product or idea casts a light on the open source movement, and what kind of innovation Ubuntu in particular needs in order to be known and be popular.

Submission + - OpenMoko inc announces Wikipedia WikiReader (

ChristW writes: OpenMoko inc, of FreeRunner fame, proudly presents its new product: The WikiReader. It's a small form factor device that needs no internet connection to show Wikipedia articles. The articles are stored on an internal, removable uSD card. Needs 2 AAA batteries to run. The company claims that it can run up to a year on one set of batteries.

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