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NVIDIA 7900GT + NVClock

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Since the public launch of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series this past week (March 09, 2006) we have been assisting Roderick Colenbrander, or better known as NVClock's Thunderbird, in appending support for these GPUs under this Linux NVIDIA utility. For those that have never used NVClock, it is a text-based and graphical (GTK or Qt) utility released under the GNU General Public License and was originally designed as the lone NVIDIA overclocking utility.

What is it about Sun and crazy rumors?

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First up for your consideration, straight from the virtual pages of Forbes, we have a story about how Sun Microsystems has moved on from the bad old days of the Internet bubble, and how, in the light of this, Mr. Sun, aka CEO Scott McNealy, may soon move on.

Really?

Where the future is hatched

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Judging from the buzz around the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend - a Woodstock for geeks - the Web is back in full force. "It's reflective of what people will be talking about three years from now. South by Southwest is where the future hatches."

Famed "computer terrorist" teaches anti-hacking

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"Computer terrorist" Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's most famous computer hackers and became a cause celebre after breaking into networks and stealing software at companies including Sun Microsystems and Motorola. Now Mitnick, from the United States, travels the world teaching companies how to guard against people just like him.

Writing to Windows XP, NTFS-FUSE or Captive-FUSE, which is best?

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I thought I would run a few tests to check the differences between the two ways of writing to NTFS partitions: Captive-FUSE and NTFS-FUSE.

Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary

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I wasn't aware they're featuring now the Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary for user-submitted terms! When I'm writing this, there are 4,586 words submitted by readers.

Penguin Naming Contest

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (in Columbia, South Carolina) has ten Gentoo penguins that haven't been named yet. The Zoo's administrators have decided that they are too many to be named by the staff, and call upon the general public to submit suggestions.

FBI denies Sentinel system is late, over budget

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The FBI has gone out of its way to defend itself against charges that the fledgling Sentinel case management program is delayed and over budget.

phpBB Relocates to Open Source Lab

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For those who missed the announcement on phpBB.com last week and are wondering why it’s currently down; they are relocating to the Open Source Lab at Oregon State.

Net Neutrality vs. Net Neutering

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The fight for Net Neutrality is for the place we call the Net. The fight against Net Neutrality is for a neutered Net biased toward carrying the next form of Cable TV. But what about the fact that most of us never have experienced Neutrality in the first place?

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