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Forty years of Moore's Law

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Forty years ago, Electronics Magazine asked Intel co-founder Gordon Moore to write an article summarizing the state of the electronics industry. The article outlined what became known as Moore's Law.

Origins of April Fools Day

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Do you know the origin of April Fools Day? It is believed to have started in France, but the British are credited with bringing it to the US.

Brain chip reads man's thoughts

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A paralysed man in the US has become the first person to benefit from a brain chip that reads his mind.

O'Reilly Releases "Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition"

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Perhaps it's not a Linux system administrator's bible, but it's nearly so. For a decade, Linux administrators have regularly consulted their own dog-eared but prized copies of this book for the facts and guidance they need to do their jobs. Now in its third edition, the "Linux Network Administrator's Guide" (O'Reilly) by Tony Bautts, Terry Dawson, and Gregor N. Purdy, brings sys admins up to date with an in-depth look at all of the essential networking software and utilities that come with the operating system, including basic infrastructure (TCP/IP, wireless networking, and firewalling) and the other popular services on Linux systems.

Michael Dell ahead of Bill Gates on most admired list

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Michael Dell and Bill Gates. Which do you admire more? Inc. magazine asked that question of 100 people at a retreat held for entrepreneurs this month in Tucson, Ariz.

Cannabis: Too much, too young?

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Over the past couple of years Jim van Os, a psychiatrist at the University of Maastricht who investigates the effect of marijuana on people's brains, and several others have been building the case that, for some teenagers, smoking cannabis leads to serious mental health problems in later life, including schizophrenia. Van Os claims that marijuana is responsible for up to 13 per cent of schizophrenia cases in the Netherlands. And with cannabis use among teenagers on the rise, the age at first use falling, and the strength of cannabis on the up, he says the figure can only increase.

HIGHlights of SXSW 2005

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Each year Austin, Texas hosts its annual SXSW (South by Southwest) Music Festival, drawing thousands of bands and music lovers from all over the world to come play, party and get their toke on. This year's line-up included both the well-known ganja-lovin' rockers from the 70s and 80s, as well as an onslaught of music that ought to be introduced to every stoner's collection.

Kmart acquires Sears

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Kmart chief Edward Lampert yesterday got 69 percent vote from his shareholders giving him the green signal for the $12.3bn acquisition of Sears Roebuck & Co. The merger is expected to halt further decline in sales of both the retail giants.

Computer worm taxes Revenue Dept.

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A computer worm that infected Washington state Revenue Department's system caused some businesses to be charged twice for their taxes.

How to sell your self for a song

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The chance to win theatre tickets is enough to make people give away their identity, reveals a survey.

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