Boxee Launches New API
> I understand that they are working on getting hardware created, but they are expecting people to pay for little applets that will run under boxee on hardware that you either had to build yourself or hack to even run it in the first place?
Um, I don't think anywhere it suggests that this will be a paid for store. It looks to be a directory for people to distribute plugins. Publishers are then free to set up their own repositories of apps. More like the 'Podcast Directory' in iTunes than the 'iTunes Store'
Plex has something similar called an App Store, but it's all free and open source, but the Plex guys specifically manage what goes into the store.
Debian Gets FreeBSD Kernel Support
The Image Packaging System (IPS) should address most if not all of your concerns about Solaris packaging. It's in OpenSolaris now, I guess it's slated for Solaris 11.
Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police
Just as a comparison with the London Underground, taking any photos on the Underground requires a permit which costs £300 for a two-hour permit (less for students), details are here. I wonder what the penalty for taking photographs with out a permit is...
Why Not To Shout At Your Disk Array
Also from Brendan Gregg comes the always useful /usr/bin/maybe. Other funnies from him here.
Exxon's Brute Squad Hacks the Yes Men
Also, there are six billion people on this planet.
6 billion in 1999, 6.7 billion now, scary isn't it.