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Bangmaker writes "Our school's math department recently receive several Smartboards for use in the classroom. As a technology inclined student, I cringe when my teacher must try several times to do simple tasks like selecting and grouping lines and diagrams. While the included software has much to offer, like built in text editors and multicolor pens, even common programs like Inkscape are often easier to use than this software. So I ask you, what other software is available to teachers for these tasks? The software needs to have a built in text editor, the ability to draw freehand using multiple easy to pick colors, and a grid or graph function. Combinations of programs are alright too, but they must be able to run simultaneously on an average office PC. Preferably the software should be free, easy to use and learn for the average human being, and able to be used with only a mouse, so a keyboard is not only not necessary but barely useful except for typing. The program's ability to use all the features of the Smartboard would be an added bonus." top
Bangmaker writes "The Pirate Bay is going legal in August, as told in an article in Techdirt and on the official Pirate Bay Blog.
"The Pirate Bay has apparently been sold to a public company for 60 million SEK (about $8 million US) — at least according to a press release from the supposed buyer, Global Gaming Factory X (GGF). Apparently it's 30 million SEK/$4 million in cash and another the rest in shares in GGF. The company claims the acquisition will be complete in August, and that it will "launch new business models that allow compensation to the content providers and copyright owners.Apparently GGF operates internet cafes and gaming centers in Sweden, and also offers software for managing internet cafes as well. I assume more details will be forthcoming soon, but this raises a variety of questions — in part about the ongoing lawsuit and the lingering jailterms for the four people who were on trial. "" top
Bangmaker (1420175) writes "You've got ten minutes. You will...
1)I never have just ten minutes---2)
I never have more than 30 seconds---3)
Sit quietly and contemplate my future---5)
Make a new plan for world domination---6)
Something entirely different(described below)---"