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Tuesday Morning (14 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 18-September-2007  07:07:25 (GMT +10) - by Rational

James noted that Robert Jordan passed away, the author of the unfinished Wheel of Time series. It is with great sadness that I tell you that the Dragon is gone. RJ left us today at 2:45 PM. He fought a valiant fight against this most horrid disease. In the end, he left peacefully and in no pain. In the years he had fought this, he taught me much about living and about facing death. He never waivered in his faith, nor questioned our Gods timing. I could not possibly be more proud of anyone. I am eternally grateful for the time that I had with him on this earth and look forward to our reunion, though as I told him this afternoon, not yet. I love you bubba.

Iran has subsequently blocked then unblocked Google and Gmail citing an error as the reason. IRAN has unblocked access to the Google search engine and its Gmail email service after briefly filtering them owing to an "error", the Fars news agency reported. "Due to an error, the Google site was filtered on Sunday evening but the error was corrected and now Google and its different sites like Gmail can be used," said an official from the state-run communications company.

It didn't take long for the hash on the new iPods to be cracked allowing use on alternative media players and on Linux. Here is a quick howto on using wtbws code in linux to use a new generation iPod. I was answering this question repeatedly in IRC, so i decided to post this up

The EU court has rejected the Microsoft appeal awarding them with a $AU820 million fine, the largest ever awarded by the EU, thanks Paul. Ars Technica have a bit of background in this matter. A European Union court today dismissed Microsoft Corp's appeal against an EU antitrust order that ordered it to share communications code with rivals and sell a copy of Windows without Media Player. It also upheld a 497 million euros ($A820.61 million) fine - the largest ever levied by EU regulators. Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith said the software giant would study the ruling before deciding to appeal, and would take "additional steps" to comply with decision.

Bit-Tech have posted an article about making good project worklogs. We've all been there - a great mod, great ideas...and no posts. What's missing? Well, mod-god Pete Dickison of Orac fame is here to tell you: ideas are only as good as how you present them. And he's here to teach you about how to write the project log of your dreams

They also toured the MSI factory in Kunshan, China. If you've never been to ShangHai, then be prepared to find a rather mixed city to say the least. There are, as you'd expect, traditional elements that are very typically Chinese, but because of the gradual shift in the last 15-20 years by the Socialist government into society that is weighted into capitalism, the east coast has literally burst at the seams.

Web ad blocking may not be entirely legal. Advertising-supported companies have long turned to the courts to squelch products that let consumers block or skip ads: it happened in the famous lawsuit against the VCR in 1979 and again with ReplayTV in 2001. Tomorrow's legal fight may be over Web browser add-ons that let people avoid advertisements. These add-ons are growing in functionality and popularity, which has led legal experts surveyed this week by CNET News.com to speculate about when the first lawsuit will be filed.



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