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Submission + - John McAfee accused of murder, wanted by Belize police ( 1

thn writes: "John McAfee, who started the antivirus software giant named after him, has been accused of murder in Belize and wanted. McAfee had taken to "posting on a drug-focused Russian message board...about his attempts to purify the psychoactive compounds colloquially known as 'bath salts,'" Gizmodo wrote. The scariest aspect of this story may be the fact that an entire lab was constructed for John McAfee’s research purposes. Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."

Submission + - Wolfram on the Higgs particle: The End of a 40-Year Story? (

Frosty Piss writes: From famed scientist Stephan Wolfram — 'The announcement early yesterday morning of experimental evidence for what’s presumably the Higgs particle brings a certain closure to a story I’ve watched (and sometimes been a part of) for nearly 40 years. In some ways I felt like a teenager again. Hearing about a new particle being discovered. And asking the same questions I would have asked at age 15.' In this article, Wolfram Wolfram describes the Higgs mechanism in more detail than I've seen elsewhere. — Frosty P.

Submission + - Apple removes 39 products from green electronics certification (

An anonymous reader writes: It’s no secret that one of Apple’s primary goals when it comes to product design is to strive for thinner, lighter, and more robust products. And as Apple has gotten successful in this regard, repairing and recycling Apple products has gotten increasingly more challenging, and in the case of the recently released Retina Display MacBook Pro, nearly impossible.

To that end, Apple has asked the Environmental Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) to remove 39 Apple products from their list of machines that meet certain environmental standards.


Submission + - $1.2 million ultimate games collection appears on eBay ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: If you’re a collector of video games, counting the complete back catalog of titles for one system as part of your collection is a commendable achievement, but what about having full gaming sets for 22 different systems? I doubt anyone has ever done that through game purchases alone, but one eBay seller is offering such a set. The price? A cool $1.2 million. That’s a crazy amount of cash to spend on games, but when you find out what’s included in this auction, and the condition the games are in, it might actually sound like a good deal.

Here’s the list of systems the auction is offering full game sets for along with the number of games for each one:

Nintendo Famicon – 1,050 games
Nintendo Famicon Disk – 200 games
Nintendo Virtual Boy – 19 games
Nintendo Super Famicon – 1,500 games
Nintendo 64 – 200 games
Nintendo DD64 – 10 games
Nintendo Gamecube – 320 games
Sega Master System (Europe) – 300 games
Sega Mark 3 & Master System (Japan) – 80 games
Sega Game Gear – 200 games
Sega Megadrive – 450 games
Sega 32 X – 19 games
Sega Mega CD – 115 games
Sega Saturn – 1,150 games
Sega Dreamcast – 550 games
PC Engine Hucard – 300 games
PC Engine Supergrafx – 6 games
PC Engine CD – 120 games
PC Engine Super CD – 300 games
PC Engine Arcade CD – 12 games
PC-FX – total games not stated
Pioneer Laseractive – total games not listed

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Submission + - Chaos Collective builds "Space", a real-time collaborative code editor (

akumpf writes: "From the site:

Fed up with having to kick each other out of code just to make simple edits, or passing files back and forth to finally deliver the right solution, we dreamed of collaboratively editing the same files at the same time. Seriously, it’s the internet: everything should be real-time. Well, thanks to nodeJS and nowJS, the possibility of real-time, collaborative editing became very possible.

Space helps you to edit multiple files at the same time as multiple people. You see their changes happen instantly as you work on the same code. And Space saves your work for you as you go. A logs pane lets you know what is happening on the server. The project viewer lets you know who is editing working on what, and a chat window lets you communicate with each other outside of the code with anyone working in any file, in any project (bonus: the chat app will work from your phone as well). And with the editor built on top of the incredible Ace, text editing and syntax highlighting are rock solid for tens of thousands of lines of code. All inside your browser window.

If you like it, tell them to open source it or make it a service here:"


Submission + - SPAM: TV Antenna Installation 1

An anonymous reader writes: The latest technology has replaced the old version of television with the new ones, which hold the ability to provide us with better picture quality, as well as with the best digital sound effects. Howsoever, besides the selection of the best television set, another important thing associated with it is the proper antenna installation and cabling to get better performance experience.
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Submission + - Power Felt generates electricity from body heat (

cylonlover writes: Some day, your jacket may be able to power your iPod ... and no, I'm not talking about piezoelectric fabrics (which generate electricity from movement-caused pressure), nor am I talking about photovoltaic materials, although both of those could probably do the job. Instead, your jacket might be made out of a new thermoelectric material called Power Felt, that converts temperature differences into electrical voltage — in the case of the jacket, the difference between its wind-cooled exterior and its body-warmed lining might be all that was needed.

Submission + - Australian Govt re-kindles office file format war (

An anonymous reader writes: The Australian Government’s peak IT strategy group has issued a cautious updated appraisal of currently available office productivity suite file formats, in what appears to be an attempt to more fully explain its thinking about the merits of open standards such as OpenDocument versus more proprietary file formats promulgated by vendors like Microsoft.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How to validate Sys Admin Knowledge?

protohacker writes: I been working as interim sysadmin / QA Tester on a small company, and i really enjoy the sysadmin part of my job, I'm looking for advice on what books, certifications to pursue in order to be a RockStar SysAdmin. Also looking for some sort of guideline as to what topics to pursue. Sort of tasks i should be required to know or prove in order to demonstrate i'm a good admin.

Thanks in advance.

Submission + - RAM Hungry? Price Plunge Imminent, Analyst Says (

CWmike writes: "The price of DDR3 memory will drop dramatically over the next two months as companies try to clear out excess inventory in a slowing PC market, IHS iSuppli said on Monday. The average selling price of DDR3 RAM with a 2-gigabit density will reach $1.60 later in the third quarter, down from $2.10 today, IHS iSuppli said in a research note. The price of DDR3 DRAM was around $4.70 in the third quarter a year ago. The price could plummet further to $1.25 in the fourth quarter, said Mike Howard, senior analyst for DRAM at iSuppli. A shortfall in PC demand has softened DDR3 memory pricing this year, and PC makers are unwilling to add more memory to computers as they try to increase profitability in the low-margin PC market, Howard said. Some memory makers will move excess inventory into the market rapidly, which could lead to a price drop. 'It's a double whammy,' Howard said. 'PC growth has slowed down and users aren't demanding more memory.'"

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