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1:10 AM ET, October 26, 2009

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Nancy Scola / Personal Democracy Forum:
WhiteHouse.gov Goes Drupal [Updated]  —  WhiteHouse.gov has gone Drupal.  After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, the White House has ditched the proprietary content management system that had been in place since the days of the Bush Administration in favor …
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Thoughts on the Whitehouse.gov switch to Drupal  —  Yesterday, the new media team at the White House announced via the Associated Press that whitehouse.gov is now running on Drupal, the open source content management system.  That Drupal implementation is in turn running on a Red Hat Linux system …
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and Slashdot
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media  —  It was the final unanswered question about Windows 7.  But now, thanks to numerous reader reports and my own hands-on experience, I'm can now report that Microsoft is still making it difficult to clean install Windows 7 with Upgrade media.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Twitter Serves Up Ideas From Its Followers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Companies big and small monitor Twitter to find out what their customers like and what they want changed.  Twitter does the same.  —  It started two years ago as a bare-bones service, offering little more than the ability to post 140-character messages.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Weezer, plane crashes and everything else that's worrying about the real-time web  —  A little before 9pm on Wednesday night and I'm standing on the ‘VIP’ balcony of San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, holding a can of something called ‘MySpace Buzz’ and waiting for Weezer to take to the stage.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Netflix Movies Stream to Sony's PlayStation 3  —  Next month, the 9 million U.S. owners of Sony's PlayStation 3 game consoles will have another entertainment option available to them: streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix.  —  The long-awaited announcement gives Netflix another distribution channel …
Michael Rose / TUAW:
Found Footage: iPhone costumes are either genius or deeply misguided  —  You have to hand it to Reko and John for their stick-to-it-iveness; they were behind a similar set of iPhone costumes in 2007, but those didn't have the fully-functional power of these new outfits.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
NASDAQ Launches A Slick iPhone App Highlighting Tweets From StockTwits  —  We just noticed something in the App Store: An official app made by the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (a.k.a. NASDAQ), the American stock exchange, has been approved.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tilera debuts chip with 100 computing brains for vast data centers  —  Networking chip maker Tilera is debuting a chip today with 100 computing brains.  It believes that this hydra beast will be able to improve the computing power of data centers while reducing their power consumption at the same time.
Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
StoneLoops!  Of Jurassica Pulled From The App Store At MumboJumbo's Request  —  Maciej Biedrzycki, the co-founder of Codeminion Development Studios, the developer of the popular marble shooter StoneLoops! of Jurassica, has just posted a disheartening bit of news on his personal blog.
Ken Gagne / Computerworld:
Yahoo GeoCities closes on Oct. 26  —  GeoCities, once the Internet's third most visited domain, will be shutting down on Oct. 26, taking with it thousands of user home pages.  All that information will be history.... Fortunately, some historians are making sure it's not lost to the annals of time.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Japan's Windows 7 Whopper Is Real, and It's Horrifying  —  CheapAssGamer took the voyage to a Burger King in Akihabara to try the Windows 7 Burger.  Apparently, $14 buys you the most desiccating pile of adipose flesh ever to be partially congealed by man.  [CheapAssGamer Thanks Ashcraft!]
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Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:   Windows 7 party with seven 7×7 In-N-Out burgers
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Demos to show spying on mobile IP calls
Dennis Fisher / threatpost:
Report: Cyberterror Not a Credible Threat
Discussion: Slashdot
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Opera Mini Now Serving Over 500 Million Pageviews Per Day
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
David Pogue Sings Steve Jobs Tribute: “Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino” [VIDEO]
 Earlier Items: 
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Apple punts on lower-cost MacBook
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What Comes After Hard Drives?