27th > October > 2007 Archive

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Robo Developer Conference in pictures II

Welcome to our second look at the Robo Developer conference in sunny San Jose. We've got even more mechanical freaks to share this round.
Austin Modine, 27 Oct 2007

Dreaded Blue Screen of Death mars some Leopard installs

Updated This article was updated on Sunday 28th October 2007 00:33 GMT to reflect new information gleaned in user forums.
Dan Goodin, 27 Oct 2007

21CN: It's not the data saviour

Column It does seem to be a rule of data processing that we use all we can get of it. As BT starts to test its 21st century networking (21CN) with partners like Entanet, it's a safe bet that this rule will mean the dream of universal high speed data will turn sour as people try to squeeze more data through a limited pipe.
Guy Kewney, 27 Oct 2007
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Flaming squirrel nicked for blatant forgeries

Comments A suicide squirrel, possibly trained by the sciurine arm of Al-Qaeda, dove into and destroyed a Toyota Camry. The critter bit through a powerline and was set alight, causing it to plummet onto the car. It then slid into the engine compartment and caused an explosion that did for the vehicle. In anticipation of Halloween, the house happened to have a tiny gravestone on the lawn, which the owners are considering dedicating to the tiny terrorist.
Robin Lettice, 27 Oct 2007
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NASA extends olive branch to robots for moon mission

Robo Developer NASA intends to get more touchy-feely with robots before they take off for the moon again.
Austin Modine, 27 Oct 2007
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Gutting of Amazon patent was helped by Amazon-owned company

The New Zealand performance artist who brought down Amazon.com’s one-click patent said that he gained much of his information from a subsidiary of Amazon itself. He also said that he acted because so little happens in New Zealand that he was bored.
OUT-LAW.COM, 27 Oct 2007

SWsoft tries to virtualize China before VMware speaks the language

Virtualization player SWsoft hopes to continue its Chinese invasion via a new deal with local hardware heavyweight Inspur.
Ashlee Vance, 27 Oct 2007