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09.13.11

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  • Russian President Medvedev asked to fund Windows clone

    A free, open-source Windows “clone” – ReactOS – that has been in development for over a decade has caught the eye of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

    A student at a Russian high school the president visited recently gave Mr Medvedev a brief overview of the project – and asked him for 1m euros.

    The system’s developers say it runs all Windows programs, but is much faster than its Microsoft equivalent.

  • Defence/Police/Aggression

    • Reporter Claims TSA Agent Would Speed People Through Security For $10

      Phil Mushnick at the NYPost has an article telling about his own recent experience flying out of Newark, in which a TSA agent appeared to let people cut to the front of the security line for a “tip” of around $10. The actual amount wasn’t entirely clear, other than that she got quite upset — publicly — when only given $5. Basically, she walked around offering people a wheelchair, which she would use to bring them to the front of the line, the whole time letting them know that she expected something in return.

  • Cablegate

    • No retribution for WikiLeaks outing Chinese sources

      Being outed as a “source” for American diplomats is not such a big deal after all, perhaps, even in China.

      Two weeks after WikiLeaks posted unredacted versions of a quarter of a million U.S. diplomatic cables, revealing the names of American embassies’ local contacts around the world, there are no signs of repercussions for Chinese sources, according to people who have themselves been “outed.”

  • Finance

  • Copyrights

    • Hotfile Sues Warner Bros. For Copyright Fraud and Abuse

      The Florida-based file-hosting service Hotfile has sued Warner Bros. for fraud and abuse. Hotfile accuses the movie studio of systematically abusing its anti-piracy tool by taking down hundreds of titles they don’t hold the copyrights to, including open source software. Among other things, Hotfile is looking for damages to compensate the company for the losses t

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