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26 June 2006

News from the Net

Boeing is already considering whether to scrap in-flight wifi.

The Theory of Relativity is being put to the test.

My favorite quote from this article is: "It should be argued that long-lasting and repeated exposure to EMFs [electromagnetic fields] linked with intense use of cellular phones in daily life might be harmful or beneficial in brain-diseased subjects."

This is one of the coolest uses of Ajax I have seen

Wired reports that the Internet helps get homeless persons back on their feet

Another NASA competition. This time however, in addition to getting $500 million, they will lease the newly developed space vehicles instead of owning them

Similar to the Google Summer of Code, OpenWengo opens CodeCamp to pay students to work on VoIP software

Warren Buffet (2nd richest man in the world) has decided to donate 85% of his entire net worth to charities

FreeNode hacked, passwords compromised

Now this is interesting... Dolphins and Fisherman join forces

Ex-Microsoft executive to compete directly with M$

Scientists have grown self-organizing networks of rat brain cells

Info on the Pentagon's new supersonic shape-shifting bomber

The f'ing FCC has approved taxes for VoIP

A LiveJournal advertisement installed Malware on users' computers

There is a new National Institute of Nanotechnology in Canada

Did you know that the Bush Administration has been tapping your financial transactions (via the bank databases) for nearly 5 years

A new version of Inkscape is out

Scientists are starting to think that String Theory is a disaster

The Programmers' Guild has filed 100 complaints with the DOJ accusing several companies of illegally advertising that they want outsourced contractors

Well, if you want a HD DVD player, you might be interested that Toshiba is eating $200 per unit in order to get the market share

Qbox simulated thousands of atoms in 3D

It's about time someone with that much money did something good with it.  Can't help but feel sceptical for some reason....

Posted by WILL POWER! on Mon Jun 26 15:02:00 PDT 2006
Maybe cuz he gave the money to Bill Gates charity?

Posted by Malachi on Tue Jun 27 00:59:00 PDT 2006
Man, I'm getting tired of ppl putting ad stuff of my computer! Grrrrrrr!

Posted by Sarah on Mon Jun 26 23:24:00 PDT 2006
Yeah, if they are going to put ads on my computer, the least they could do is entertain me with geckos or naked women ;)

Posted by Malachi on Tue Jun 27 00:59:00 PDT 2006