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Technical Odds And Sods.

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80 tons down the drain? Almost.

Demon slip up? ISPs should know better.

Living on Mars, a step closer.

Polar ice is melting faster.

Intel ports Linux Netbook OS to the desktop.

Competition: Chrome OS and Moblin vs. Window 7. Moblin 2.1 looks good.

Sick of IE? Turn it into Chrome with a plugin.

Worst ever gadgets ?

Wine is steaming along to 1.1.30 dev, if only Debian distros would pull their fingers out and update more frequently.

Aussie Electric avoids a melt down with quick wits.

Spiders come to the aid of the web.

Test your browser using SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark, on an oldish machine, Iceweasel 3.5.2 (Debian’s version of Firefox) polled 2102.2ms +/- 0.4. Whereas chrome (still alpha(ish)) managed 936.2ms +/- 5.2%. The figures under XP, but same machine, were about 10-15% slower.

Amazon paid a heavy price for being Big Brother.

Seven uses for VLC.

Written by modernityblog

07/10/2009 at 00:18

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