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17 July 2006

News from the Net

This memory chip is kinda interesting... built-in wireless, shared electromagnetic fields, etc...

Bird flu vaccine developed

IM-based tech support service started

Hope you don't like karaoke, closed captioning, discussing the meaning behind the music, or cover bands... because the RIAA is now going after copying lyrics, not just the music

The inflatable space station was a success

OMFG! OMFG! Kiefer Sutherland is going to play Raistlin Majere in the new Dragonlance movie that Margaret and Tracy are going to be involved in!And wait there's more! Lucy Lawless as Goldmoon, Michael Rosenbaum as Tanis Half-Elven, and Michelle Trachtenberg as Tika Waylan

M$ tries to tell Google that searching is THEIR business... maybe they don't realize that they have NEVER been the search leaders.

This might make me start watching sports

M$ has yet another Zero-day vulnerability, this time with PowerPoint

In general, I am not too fond of bacteria... but... If I can hire them to mine gold for me, why not?

It appears that they have come up with a new atomic clock that is 5 times more precise -- using a single mercury atom

A protein (aP2) seems to allow for obesity, diabetes, asthma, etc... Interesting

Linux gets full NTFS support

Roll-your-own News on DVD? Unless you are archiving specific stories because of a personal interest in the subject, don't see the benefit

New efforts to measure the distance to the moon with millimeter accuracy

Dell blames the exploding laptop on the lithium-ion battery

McAffee quietly fixes a security flaw that allowed attackers to gain control of the users computer

"Junk" DNA being re-evaluated

The Skype protocol has been hacked

The next wave of identity theft should be just around the corner, since passports are going RFID

Congress passes laws telling IT managers how to manage their servers

There's a new class action lawsuit against DRAM manufacturers for price fixing

and from local news... a plane at the air show in Hillsboro crashed into a house