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Comment Sad day for Sun (Score 1) 100

It is a sad sad day for the Sun community. I am an Enterprise Solaris admin, and it requires working with Sun on almost a daily basis. I still have trouble choking down the ability to call them Oracle. The change is not going to be easy to handle, especially with the fact that Oracle Mysupport is all Flash based (ugh). Hopefully the transition goes better than Sun's last update for their support site.


Submission + - $500 Million Dollars in Colonial Coins Found

An anonymous reader writes: In a modern day (and underwater) version of Indiana Jones, the AP is reporting (NYTimes, reg. or bugmenot required...) that Odyssey Marine Exploration has recovered an estimated $500 Million of colonial coins from a 400 year old shipwreck in the atlantic. The exact location of the wreck is still undisclosed. Odyssey is a for-profit, publicly traded company. One wonders how well they treated the ship archeologically in their rush to extract the valuable currency.
The Media

Submission + - Morning Must Read From Our Marines

Jesse writes: "just an astonishing read. please post, it has comments on everything from detaining 26 midgets to living under the constant threat of death.,8599,1543 658-1,00.html

The Secret Letter From Iraq
A Marine's letter home, with its frank description of life in "Dante's inferno," has been circulating through generals' in-boxes. We publish it here with the author's approval."

Submission + - Windows Vista Encryption Review

CTilluma writes: "Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in order to provide content protection for so-called "premium content", typically HD data from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD sources. Providing this protection incurs considerable costs in terms of system performance, system stability, technical support overhead, and hardware and software cost. These issues affect not only users of Vista but the entire PC industry, since the effects of the protection measures extend to cover all hardware and software that will ever come into contact with Vista, even if it's not used directly with Vista (for example hardware in a Macintosh computer or on a Linux server)."
The Internet

Submission + - Saddam Hussein execution video circulates

dheera writes: "Saddam Hussein's video has circulated through online video sharing sites including Google, YouTube, and Revver. While this was entirely expected of the internet community, it reminds us that the times are gone of media supression of actual content that is potentially perceived as graphic or gory, and of how such video sharing sites have now enabled such information to reach the public uncensored.

From the article: "While mainstream media avoided showing the whole clip, there's really no way to suppress user-generated videos on the web — the second they hit video sharing sites, they're saved to thousands of computers, meaning that they'll still be around even if these sites decide the clips are too gory for public consumption.""

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