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Tue
23
Aug
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Lawyer Disbarred Over Video Game 'Addiction'

A Pennsylvania lawyer has been suspended after blaming a video game addiction for sloppy work. His actions, or lack of them, led to seventeen separate complaints from clients. Matthew Eshelman of Carlisle, Pennsylvania was disciplined by the state's ... Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, which regulates lawyers. It voted to suspend his license for three years; this was reduced from an initial recommendation for a five-year ban because board members felt Eshelman had originally been a skilled lawyer and should be able to return to this level of performance once he dealt with personal problems. ... (view more)

Fri
20
Aug
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Can Wireless (Wi-Fi) Signals Make You Sick?

Wireless radio signals virtually surround us. In fact, we take for granted how easy it is to find Wi-Fi access, be it in our homes, offices, or coffee shops. But could these signals actually make us sick? Parents in an Ontario, Canada community ... actually think this might be the case. It used to be that parents worried about kids standing in front of the microwave too long -- or watching too much television, or using the cell phone. All of these things, some people feared, could lead to radiation poisoning and even cancer. Wi-Fi Behind Nausea, Parents Say But what about WiFi signals? Parents ... (view more)

Tue
05
May
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Google, Apple Board Members on FTC Collusion Watch

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating a pair of Google board members who fulfill similar roles with tech giant Apple. Such a set-up would be illegal if it in any way affects competition between the two companies. The investigation ... involves Google chief Eric Schmidt and fellow board member Arthur Levinson. Neither company, nor the FTC, have commented on the story, which recently broke through the New York Times. (Source: nytimes.com ) The FTC is reportedly looking into potential breaches of the 1914 Clayton Antitrust Act which bans people from sitting on the board of two ... (view more)

Fri
25
Jul
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Did Icahn Sell Out in Yahoo Deal?

After months of speculation and board room wrangling, the fate of Yahoo! is officially decided. Earlier in the week, Carl Icahn and the Yahoo! board came to an agreement over the future of the beleaguered Internet portal. Under the terms of the ... deal, eight members of the board will stay on including Chairman Roy Bostock, Ronald Burkle, Eric Hippeau, Vyomesh Joshi, Arthur Kern, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, Gary Wilson and CEO Jerry Yang. Robert Kotick will step down from the board and be replaced by Icahn. The board will also enlarge to include two more members for a total of 11, and both spots ... (view more)

Mon
26
May
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The Big Picture Part II: Yahoo and Microsoft's Saga

In Part 1, Microsoft attempted to takeover Yahoo, but withdrew after discussions proved unfruitful. In this installment, Carl Icahn rides in to resurrect the deal and investors start to line up behind him. Will Jerry Yang and his crew fall to the ... Icahn raiders? We'll find out soon enough. May 3, 2008: After four months of phone calls, sit downs, dueling press releases and letters, Steven Ballmer officially withdraws Microsoft's offer to acquire Yahoo. (Source: microsoft.com ) May 5, 2008: Billionaire investor and hostile takeover veteran, Carl Icahn begins to increase his ownership of Yahoo ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jul
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Computer Program Solves the Game of Checkers!

Researchers in Edmonton, Alberta have launched a simple computer program that claims to have "solved" the game of checkers. Apparently "Chinook", the checker-playing computer program, cannot lose in a game that has been played by young and old for ... hundreds of years. Tests have shown the very best a player can do while playing against the computer is a draw. While Chinook is unlikely to start a technological revolution, the steps that were taken to overcome such an improbable obstacle is most interesting. In the past, game-playing programs had used a common sense approach in making all ... (view more)

Tue
23
Jan
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'E Board', and 'Cpu Control'

E Board eBoard is an application to share your thoughts over the Internet. Using your mouse like a pen, eBoard sends drawings via LAN or Internet to showcase ideas visually. You can also send files or use an integrated chat-function; you can also ... use eBoard while you are talking on the phone and both sides can see and make changes to the project at the same time. http://www.koma-code.de Cpu Control CPU-Control handles the CPU-affinity for multicore-systems. Instead of running each process on both CPUs, you can define it as you want it. For example, if you want, you can separate firewall and ... (view more)

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