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  • US Says Canadian Copyright As Bad As China’s, Russia’s
    By on April 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “The US is blaming Canada in a new report that claims that Canadian copyright and intellectual property laws are as bad as those found in China and Russia. Michael Geist notes that Canadian officials have dismissed these findings in the past, arguing it ‘does not recognize the Special 301 process due to its lacking of reliable and objective analysis.'” (Read more about the annual Special 301 report.)

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  • Woods leads the way in Charlotte
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    Tiger Woods takes the clubhouse lead on the first day of the Quail Hollow Championships in Charlotte.

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  • Fresh from 0-16, Detroit adopts fiercer Lion logo
    By on April 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    My guess is this new “fierce” logo gets them to an improved 1-15 record.

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  • Box Office Predictions: The Top 20 Movies of Summer 2009
    By on April 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    This summer movie season is filled with more box office potential than perhaps any year previous. So, when the summer 2009 box office has closed, which movies will be at the top? (Here’s a hint: Invest in Transformers.) Here are some educated guesses for the final box office tallies for (what should be) the 20 highest-grossing movies of the summer.

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  • Leader Button welcomes budget cap
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    Formula One championship leader Jenson Button supports the proposed introduction of a £40m budget cap in 2010.

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  • Juvenile Stalkers are More Violent than Adult
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    Stalking by children and teenagers tends to be significantly more violent than that carried out by adults, Australian research has suggested. Psychiatrists found they rarely acted because of infatuation for their victim, as often assumed. Instead stalking was an extension of bullying…

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  • Forensics Tool Finds Headerless Encrypted Files
    By on April 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    gurps_npc writes “Forensics Innovations claims to have for sale a product that detects headerless encrypted files, such as TrueCrypt Dynamic files. It does not decrypt the file, just tells you that it is in fact an encrypted file. It works by detecting hidden patterns that don’t exist in a random file. It does not mention steganography, but if their claim is true, it seems that it should be capable of detecting stenographic information as well.”

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  • 11 Celebrites Who Nerd Out on WoW [Slideshow]
    By on April 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Here are some hidden celebrities you might be grouping with while roaming the fields of Azeroth.

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  • NetBSD 5.0 Released
    By on April 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    kl76 writes “The NetBSD Project have announced the release of NetBSD 5.0 after two years of development. Highlights of the seven million new lines of code in 5.0 include a new threads implementation, kernel preemption, a new scheduler, POSIX real-time scheduling, message queues and asynchronous I/O, WAPBL metadata journaling for FFS filesystems, improved ACPI support, UDF write support, X.Org instead of XFree86 (on some platforms — at last!) (more…)

  • Microsoft To Disable Autorun
    By on April 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    jchrisos writes “Microsoft is planning to disable autorun in the next Release Candidate of Windows 7 and future updates to Windows XP and Vista. In order to maintain a ‘balance between security and usability’, non-writable media will maintain its current behavior however. In any case, if it means no more autorun on flash drives, removable hard drives and network shares, that is definitely a step in the right direction. Will be interesting to see what (more…)