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spacemky (236551) writes "Due to a lack of funding, the SETI Institute is shutting down its array of 42 dishes which listen for signs of alien life.
From the article: "Lacking the money to pay its operating expenses, Mountain View's SETI Institute has pulled the plug on the renowned Allen Telescope Array, a field of radio dishes — popularized in the Jodie Foster film "Contact" — that scan the skies for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations."" Link to Original Source top
spacemky writes "A class action lawsuit against Target has been given the green light by a federal judge, allowing the argument that it is inaccessible to the blind. Will this mean that companies and developers will be forced to make their websites accessible, or else get sued?" top
"In a post on Microsoft's developer network blogs, software engineer Shaheen Gandhi, explains just how demanding HD DVD playback is for the Xbox 360." Apparently the new drive renders content off its new HD-DVD player entirely using software. "All 6 of Xbox 360's hardware threads are hard at work while playing back an HD DVD. At the moment, the player software pushes Xbox 360 harder than any other (save, perhaps, Gears of War during some particularly busy parts of the game)."
Also interesting, "In total around 4.7 million lines of code were needed to implement the HD DVD player.""
spacemky writes | about 11 years ago
I haven't spoken with you in a very long time. Actually, I've been kind of upset with you lately. You see, you constantly make me void of intelligent ideas, and interesting things to say. Every time I'm around you, I have this block, where I can't think straight. Journal, you really blow my mind.