Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Los Angeles (CA) - Mathematicians at UCLA discovered the 45th known Mersenne prime with almost 13 million digits. The discovery makes the group eligible for a $100,000 prize, which was promised for discovering the first prime with more than 10 million digits.
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Monday, September 29, 2008
* Wachovia, the fourth-largest US bank, was bought by larger rival Citigroup in a rescue deal backed by US authorities
* Benelux banking giant Fortis was partially nationalised by the Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg governments to ensure its survival
* The UK government announced it was nationalising the Bradford & Bingley bank
* Global shares fell sharply - France's key index lost 5%, Germany's main market dropped 4% while US shares plunged after the vote result was announced.
As news of the vote came through, traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange stood dumbfounded.
rank and file members of both the Republican and Democratic parties
about the deal to use taxpayers’ funds to buy devalued assets of
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WEP cracking [In 10mins]
you are going to want to load up your favourite live CD (i used Whoppix 2.7 final) or Linux OS, then stumble across a encrypted WLAN, use Kismet to do so. Make sure you have configured your kismet .conf file correctly to be able to use your card (locate your kismet.conf file and open with your favourite text editor, i used pico);
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
For instance, upgrading from a 1.66-GHz Intel Core Duo to a 2-GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 raised our laptop's WorldBench 6 score from 57 to 68. But this upgrade isn't as simple as most of our other notebook upgrades.
buy a CPU that will work with your portable. In fact, some laptops have nonreplaceable, soldered-in CPUs.
look at what CPUs have been sold with your laptop over the course of its life span, by googling "[your notebook model] CPU." We purchased a 2-GHz Intel T7200
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while the spot price is controlled by the futures guys the coin market is going bananas as the retail crowd buy up supplies…
The U.S. Mint is temporarily halting sales of its popular American Buffalo 24-karat gold coins because it can’t keep up with soaring demand as investors seek the safety of gold in these turbulent economic times.
soon start distributing available Buffalo gold goins through a similar allocation program.
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Burj Dubai - September Update!
already the tallest building in the world with just a year to go to completion. Nothing demonstrates the amazing ambition of this city better than this iconic building which is the centre piece of the new Downtown area adjacent to the Dubai International Financial Centre, the scene of some more architectural gems.
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Screen legend Paul Newman has died from cancer, aged 83.
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New Invention (Wales)
Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)
Windy Yet (Scotland)
got its name from the sanitarium set up in 1882 to deal with tuberculosis patients
laden with innuendo
Pennsylvania is rife with them, featuring places like Beaverdale, Blue Ball, Jugtown, and Intercourse
for the sake of infantile chuckling
Gayville (SD), French Lick (IN), Mud Lick (KY), Humptulips (WA), Shafter (CA), Woodie (IL) and Bushland (TX
Originally called Hot Springs
town copied its name from a popular radio program in 1950
Home to the largest oil field in North America,
are no horses
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