Tuesday, October 14, 2008

14-Oct-2008 AM clippings

Enjoy:

Over 100 submissions made on the copyright act now available online. Judith Tizzard's assertion on non-engagement looks decidedly flawed:
http://theyworkforyou.co.nz/bills/copyright_new_technologies_performers/submissions

200 release-critical bugs still waiting to be patched before Debain Lenny can be released as a stable Linux distribution:
http://ostatic.com/173717-blog/release-critical-bugs-delay-release-of-debian-lenny

The OpenOffice web servers buckle under the unexpectedly high demand for release 3.0:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/13/openoffice_org_download_website_dead/

T-Mobile preorders a staggering 1 1/2 million Google G1 Android phones:
http://www.crn.com/networking/211200099

Bugging devices in hundreds of credit card readers in Europe have been sending back card details to a server in Pakistan:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122366999999723871.html

The Sony Bravia ZX1 television has a 40-inch OLED screen and is a mere 9.9 millimetres thin:
http://technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=1923

And finally. Happy 25th birthday to the mobile phone. Yes, it's 25 years since annoying bystanders started yelling "Hello? Hello?":
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10064633-94.html

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