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IPv4 Internet Addresses Running Low In Europe
2012-09-15 07:14:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly all of the old-style Internet addresses in Europe have been used up, leading the governing body to place strict rules rationing the number of applications firms can submit for the remaining few, according to various media reports published Friday. According to BBC News Technology Correspondent Mark Ward, the currently utilized IP Version 4 (IPv4) addressing system was limited to just 4.3 billion internet protocol addresses...

Hackathon Organizers Seeks Hackers For Tropical Island Event
2012-07-30 06:00:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Are you a computer hacker looking to ply your skills on an unnamed tropical island paradise? If so, the organizers of the "Come Hack With Us" hackathon are looking for you! According to the event's official website, participants will be treated to two months of "pure hacking" at a "remote tropical island" while living alongside "12 geniuses" in a "luxurious villa." They promise to "take care of the roof over your head, the food...

2011-02-09 08:25:00

European scientists have launched a new website that robots will use to share data and ask for assistance in completing a certain project, according to a Wednesday report by BBC News Technology Correspondent Mark Ward. Ward compares the website, which is being called RoboEarth, to a robotic equivalent of Wikipedia, and says that the project will "let robots share and store what they discover about the world." "It will be a place that robots can upload data to when they master a task, and ask...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Along with a lawsuit filed this week over water on the Utah/ Nevada border, Great Basin Water Network expects to file a petition today appealing Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor's ruling last month that granted almost 19,000 acre-feet of water rights to the Southern Nevada Water Authority to supply Las Vegas with water. The water rights named in the petition impact the Cave, Dry Lake and Delamar valleys located inland from the border, where Taylor said...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'