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Comment Re:DNS is the problem (Score 1) 207

DHT. Thanks for asking. Efforts are already underway, quietly, so ICANN doesn't notice and cannot co-opt it. Oh, and name and address shortages? Thing of the past.

The end of an era where artificial scarcity to promote a monopoly to make the insiders very wealthy is nearly at an end.

I'm shocked nobody is asking "what have all those poeple done for 10 years and many many millions of dollars".

Comment Re:Intel Atom (Score 1) 219

Yeah it does take a lot of power when it's running... but here's the trick.

You can hit a keyboard shortcut in Windows Vista / 7 that will put your netbook in discreet mode. It doesn't use as much power when it's operating in this fashion.

So you turn off your GPU acceleration when you're not watching HD video or running a game.

Submission + - Students Build Hydrogen Vehicle, 1,336 MPG

slummy writes: "Turkish students at Sakarya University have built a hydrogen car that gets 1,336 mpg. Well, sorta.


Called the SAHMO, the vehicle's current range is about 353 miles on a quarter gallon of fuel (568 kilometers on 1 liter). It travels such an obscene distance with so little fuel due to the vehicle's uber-light weight: it weighs only 240 pounds (110 kilograms). The car's made up of 90-percent carbon fiber.

Perhaps they can squeeze out an extra mile there... 1,337 MPG will do nicely. :)"

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Blizzard Confirms No LAN Support For Starcraft 2 737

Kemeno writes "Blizzard has announced that they will be dropping LAN support for Starcraft II, citing piracy and quality concerns. Instead, all multiplayer games will be hosted through their new service. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by this move, but wasn't LAN play how the original Starcraft became popular? Blizzard said, 'More people on means ... even more resources devoted to evolving this online platform to cater to further community building and new ways to enjoy the game online. World of Warcraft is a great example of a game that has evolved beyond anyone's imagination since their Day 1 and will continue to do so to better the player experience for as long as players support the title. ... We would not take out LAN if we did not feel we could offer players something better.'"

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