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April 2005

Net-illiterate 'failing children'

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Web

Internet-illiterate parents could leave their children on the wrong side of the digital divide, researchers have said.

Online news sites more liked than ever

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Web

Internet news sites are more popular than ever before and are continuing to erode newspapers' mindshare, research has found.

Cemetery to begin vertical burials

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Misc

An Australian company has been given approval to begin work on a cemetery where bodies will be buried vertically to save space and minimize impact on the environment, a spokesman said Thursday.

Turner tapping into game market

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Gaming

The company that helped revive old films is hoping to bring classic video games out of the vault. Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting will move into the subscription PC game market this fall with new GameTap service.

Wal-Mart targets parody site

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Web

A college student was forced to redesign a Web site satirizing a foundation run by Wal-Mart after the discount retail giant claimed he violated copyright law by using graphics from the company's Web site.

Beware How You Google

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Web

A simple misspelling of Google's domain name could lead to a Web surfer's worst nightmare.

In a new twist to the old practice of "typosquatting," virus writers have registered a slight variation of Google Inc.'s popular search-engine site to take advantage of any users who botch the spelling of the google.com URL.

An Open Letter To Linux Developers

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Linux

Submitted by helios17 on Wed, 04/27/2005 - 23:00.

First things first. I don't know perl from python. I keep a cheat sheet taped to the side of my monitor with the simplest shell commands. I am not a Linux Expert...I am a Linux Consumer. Having come to the world of Linux rather abruptly, actually as a matter of survival, I did not have the luxury of time. A nasty variant of bagle destroyed my network and shoddy backup practices almost took me into bankruptcy. So here I am, a tad over a year of Linux experience and some deep concerns.

That's 'Mr Scarface' to you...

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Gaming

Now, simply making a game based around the events of the movie was clearly never going to work. Either the team could do the classic fallback of doing a prequel about how Montana got where he was, or mess with the history and do one of those "ooh, what would have happened if he had survived that manic mansion scene at the end?"

eurogamer.net grills the game's producer Cam Webber on what he claims will become one of this year's biggest hits...

Pics from The Hitchhiker's Guide

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Movies

We have added news stills from the forthcoming adaptation of Douglas Adams' radio The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Netscape laid wide open by security flaw

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Security

Two separate imaging-related security flaws have surfaced in AOL's Netscape browser and in the KDE desktop environment for Unix and Linux, according to security experts. Both could allow an attacker to plant malicious code on a user's system when a specially crafted image is viewed by an affected application, such as a browser, e-mail program or stand-alone viewer, researchers said.

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