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Sun Microsystems Reports $1.7 Billion Loss and Falling Sales
Mr. Schwartz suggested that more cuts are on the way. Sun understands “the need to balance our costs in light of the new economic reality,” he said. Ich bin gespannt ob Sun diese schwierige Zeit übersteht. Schließt man von Kurs her auf den Erfolg könnte man sich leicht täuschen lassen, die einzige wirkliche Hochphase war die berühmte Dot-com-Zeit. Aber man hat natürlich dennoch einiges einstecken müssen.

cp(1) and cat(1) in the Age of the Fruitbat
FreeBSD has frugal ancestors, created when memory was at premium. The code that was once optimal for the hardware, even using heuristics to adapt to various circumstances, might be underperforming now. FreeBSD gerüstet für die Zukunft …

Movie-Plot Threat: Terrorists Using Twitter
This is just ridiculous. Of course the bad guys will use all the communications tools available to the rest of us. They have to communicate, after all. They’ll also use cars, water faucets, and all-you-can-eat buffet lunches. So what?

The legend of the vampire lives during ‘Walktober’
Faced with a family epidemic of tuberculosis, on May 8, 1854, family members and friends made their way to the old cemetery in a desperate attempt to save the life of a third brother who was stricken with the disease. The local folk remedy called for digging up the bodies of Henry Ray’s two brothers, who had died of the disease, and burn the bodies “on the spot.”

Archeologist finds 3,000-year old Hebrew text
An Israeli archaeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago.

Scientists believe 5,300-year-old mummified ‘ice man’ belonged to unknown branch of human family tree
No trace of the lineage appears to remain today, meaning that the «ice man» — dubbed «Oetzi» — is unlikely to have any descendants.

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