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NEW PORSCHE!

A new sketch from The Tweedles Ep. 2!

A boy decides whether to give his money to a homeless person for food, or to give his money to a wealthy man so that the man can get a new Porsche.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQAvbcKYunY

Office printers 'are health risk'

By Nick Bryant
BBC News, Sydney

The humble office laser printer can damage lungs in much the same way as smoke particles from cigarettes, a team of Australian scientists has found.

An investigation of a range of printer models showed that almost a third emit potentially dangerous levels of toner into the air.

The Queensland University of Technology scientists have called on ministers to regulate these kinds of emissions.

They say some printers should come with a health warning.

The researchers carried out tests on more than 60 machines.

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Seagate plans to stop manufacturing IDE drives by year end

Seagate plans to cease manufacturing IDE hard drives by the end of the year and will focus exclusively on SATA-based products. Seagate is the first major hard drive manufacturer to announce such plans, though others will likely follow suit as SATA continues to sap PATA's market share. According to a report published at Australian-based ITNews last January, SATA now accounts for 66.7 percent of desktop hard drive sales, 44 percent of laptop sales, and an unspecified (but increasing) amount of enterprise storage connectivity.

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Microsoft Claims a Billion Windows Installs by End of 2008

By Peter Galli

REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft Windows will run more PCs than there are cars in the world by the end of Microsoft's fiscal year 2008, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer July 26 at the company's analyst day here.

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Digital tracks may help pinpoint Potter leaker

Published: 2007-07-18

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A person who took pictures of what appears to be every page of the latest -- and final -- Harry Potter book may have left a number of clues behind for investigators, including the serial number of their digital camera.

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Diamonds Are a Fuel Cell's Best Friend

A new way to make cubic zirconia with very small crystal sizes could be key to making hydrogen fuel cells more reliable and cost-effective.

The invention by a team led by Zuhair Munir, distinguished professor of chemical engineering and materials science at UC Davis, was recently included in Nanotech Briefs magazine's Nano50 awards for 2007. The awards recognize technologies, products and people most likely to impact the state of the art in nanotechnology.

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PHP 4 End of Life Announcement

The PHP development team has announced that support for PHP 4 will
continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will
be no more releases of PHP 4.4. Critical security fixes will be made
available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. For documentation

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Facebook In Court

The lawsuit, filed by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accuses Zuckerberg, Facebook's 23-year-old C.E.O, of stealing the source code, design, and business plan for Facebook in 2003 when he briefly worked in the Harvard dorms as a programmer for their own fledgling social-networking site, now known as ConnectU.

The plaintiffs have demanded that Facebook be shut down and that full control of the site - and its profits - be turned over to them.

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True random number generator goes online

A 'true' random number generator that relies on the unpredictable quantum process of photon emission has gone online providing academic and scientific community access to true random numbers free of charge.

http://random.irb.hr/

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