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NYC East River Bridge Toll Plan Gaining Speed

NYC East River Bridge Toll Plan Gaining Speed

How the hell is the MTA always broke? Seriously... and where are they gonna setup toll booths on the Queensboro Bridge? Ugh... Can't wait to see this. With lawmakers looking to find some way to bail out the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, CBS 2 HD has learned a compromise plan to put tolls on the East River bridges is making headway in [...]

1,000th post

1,000th post

No, we didn't sell out. We're just so happy about our 1,000th post that we decided to retire the ambiguous twinturbo.org domain name and start fresh... with a domain that explains what this site and it's readers are all about. No, honestly, we just really liked the name. Don't worry, all twinturbo.org backlinks are forwarded to [...]

Steve Ballmer: Linux is Bigger Competitor than Apple

Steve Ballmer: Linux is Bigger Competitor than Apple

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries. During a speech for investors, Steve [...]

Circuit City name may live on with website

Circuit City name may live on with website

Hilco Trading LLC, a Northbrook-based liquidator that took part in closing some Circuit City stores last year, is in negotiations to purchase the electronics retailer's name and operate a Web site under the moniker CircuitCity.com, according to people familiar with the deal. An agreement to make Hilco the preferred bidder could be reached as [...]

The house that Best Buy built

The house that Best Buy built

Russell Cole once called his extravagant Deerfield home "the house that Best Buy built," according to federal court documents that outline how more than $31 million allegedly was swindled from the national retail giant. The $2.75 million that Cole and his wife, Abby, used to buy the land and build their two-story house with its distinctive [...]

Bash 4.0 released

New features such as the ** glob operator (matches all the directories and files in the current directory recursively) added. Introduction ============ The first public release of bash-4.0 is now available with the URLs ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/bash-4.0.tar.gz ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bash/bash-4.0.tar.gz and from the usual GNU [...]

Why Microsoft should fear Ubuntu’s cloud efforts

Why Microsoft should fear Ubuntu’s cloud efforts

As we try to figure out the future of the cloud, one thing is assured: developers will drive both deployment and consumption approaches. As is common to so many other major software shifts, developers lead, regardless of what vendors want the market to look like. With the exception of Amazon.com and Google, neither of which are IT stalwarts, [...]

Prison Break: Greek Style

Prison Break: Greek Style

Two of Greece's most wanted men have staged a daring helicopter escape from Athens' highest-security prison - for the second time in three years. Serial armed robber and kidnapper Vassilis Paleokostas and his Albanian sidekick Alket Rizai were days away from trial for their 2006 escape. They fled Korydallos prison after a helicopter landed [...]

Cuba Declares War on Windows

Cuba Declares War on Windows

In an effort to rid every computer in the country of the American-designed Windows OS, the Cuban government has banned the software and created its own Linux-based operating system. The Communist country 90 miles off the coast of Florida calls the Linux OS "Nova", and the government considers it an integral piece in the fight against U.S. [...]

Pirate Bay prosecutor “tosses infringement charges overboard”

Pirate Bay prosecutor “tosses infringement charges overboard”

Updated Half of the charges made against the four men behind the notorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay have been sensationally dropped on day two of the trial. Prosecutor Håkan Roswall made the surprise move this morning, according to reports on The Local and TorrentFreak. He has amended the charges against Carl Lundström, Peter [...]

VMware vCenter Converter v4.0 released

VMware vCenter Converter v4.0 released

Virtualization is all the rage these days; it's used by developers, Mac users, Windows aficionados, and Linux fans to make life a little easier in a multi-OS world. As more non-enterprise users begin taking advantage of virtual machines, virtualization companies are stepping up their offerings in order to make things as easy as possible. For [...]

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny) released

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny) released

after "22 months of constant development." From Debian.org... The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed "Lenny") after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, [...]

Unix time will reach “1234567890” on February 13th at 5:31pm EST

Unix time will reach “1234567890” on February 13th at 5:31pm EST

Get out your party hats! It's tomorrow, on Friday the 13th, as well. I sense the end of the world! Unix time, or POSIX time, is a system for describing points in time, defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. It is widely used not only on Unix-like [...]

Why HTTP?

Why HTTP?

The world doesn’t need another arbitrary binary protocol. Just use HTTP. Your life will be simpler. Originally this came up when scaling a gaggle of MySQL machines. I would have killed for a reliable proxy. It’s with this in mind that I’ve come up with my list of things that HTTP has that an arbitrary protocol will have to rebuild. Anytime [...]

What is Ron Paul up to?

What is Ron Paul up to?

It's an economic crisis he largely predicted -- so what's former presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul up to these days? He's thinking about the long-term. His Campaign for Liberty will start training activists at eight regional summits this year while it continues to urge followers to work against the stimulus and bailout measures in [...]

Rob Cockerham writes article critical of Cash4Gold then gets offered cash to kill story

Rob Cockerham writes article critical of Cash4Gold then gets offered cash to kill story

An amazing story from amateur sociologist Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed.com. In short, Rob wrote a funny article about the questionable practices of Cash4Gold, a company that offers money for gold jewelry and coins you send them. Rob's article was picked up by the The Consumerist, and his article shot to the top of Google for searches on Cash4Gold. [...]

LA’s Metro Transit Assassins (MTA) graffiti artists captured

LA’s Metro Transit Assassins (MTA) graffiti artists captured

Authorities say the Metro Transit Assassins created the city's largest tag -- a three-story-high, half-mile-long scrawl of its moniker along the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River. In the macho, braggart, narcissistic world of Los Angeles tagging, no one can match the Metro Transit Assassins crew. Authorities said the group is [...]

Monster.com Attacked by Hackers Again

Monster.com Attacked by Hackers Again

The online job site Monster.com has been attacked by hackers resulting in lost user data on the site. Monster said “we recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data.” The [...]

Ext4 to be the filesystem standard for Fedora 11

Ext4 to be the filesystem standard for Fedora 11

According to current plans, version 11 of Fedora, which is expected to arrive in late May, will use Ext4 as its standard file system. That's what the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) recently decided, following a heated discussion in an IRC meeting. If however Ext3's successor encounters big problems with the pre-release versions of [...]

Well it looks like Blockbuster’s answer to Netflix “Watch Instantly” is full of fail

Well it looks like Blockbuster’s answer to Netflix “Watch Instantly” is full of fail

Blockbuster Inc. knows the days of the movie rental store are numbered, as video downloads over the Internet slowly start to replace DVDs. But knowing which way the wind is blowing doesn't mean you can sail it. Blockbuster's first box for playing Internet video on the TV doesn't measure up to competing devices. The company launched the [...]

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