triso writes "CBC is reporting: "Overwhelming demand caused the computer system selling tickets to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to crash on Tuesday.
Within the first hour of sale, the website was visited eight million times and received more than 200,000 ticket requests per second, BOCOG said.
It's unclear how many tickets were sold Tuesday, but BOCOG said 9,000 were sold within the first two hours."" top
triso writes "Yet another Linux appliance has arrived. The Zonbu is a Linux (stripped-down Gentoo) with a 1.2 GHz Via CPU, integrated graphics, 512 MiB RAM and a 4 GB CF card. There is no keyboard, mouse and monitor at this time. A USB DVD-ROM drive is $49.95. They claim a maximum of 11 watts of power used.
Pricing for the "locked-down" version is $99.00 and $12.95 per month for 25 GB storage online, tech support and all software updates for one or two years. This package has no root access so it is safe for Granny.
If you want to buy the hardware and DIY, the "Community" version is $249.95, no monthly fee, no online storage but you get root access.
triso writes "Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested in Oakland, California as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina Reiser. See the article at linux.com." top
triso writes "Legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould received an unusual present for his 74th birthday. Gould wasn't there in person, he died in 1982, but his finger strokes and foot movements were.
The engineering team transferred Gould's analog 1955 master tape into digital format, accompanied by detailed instructions for the Yamaha Disklavier Pro, commercially available recording and playback hardware installed in the piano. See the article in the Toronto Star."