Intel Porting Android To x86 For Netbooks and Tablets
What OLPC OS swings? The ones being shipped today, like million plus that have been distributed over the last few years, still use Sugar on top of customized Fedora.
Cherrypal Mini-Laptop Now Runs Android
From what I've heard, those are the best case specs.
New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders
It is incredibly depressing that even without further copyright extensions, movies being released today will very likely never be out of copyright within our lifetimes.
Best Way To Land Entry-Level Job?
Agreed. It's a little known fact that you can apply to GSoC as long as you are still a student as of April 26, 2010. It's likely what got me interviews, and eventually my job.
FOSS projects tend not to care about who you know, where you studied, or what your GPA was, as much as they care about your creativity, your drive, and your skills.
Carbon-14 Dating Reveals 5% of Vintage Wines May Be Frauds
This is the point I also came here to make. Samarium-neodymium dating is used for older stuff, like those rocks.
I've originated Q Wikipedia articles, where Q =
It's strongly discouraged because interesting and relevant trivia should be part of the text of the article itself.
Instead, someone starts a trivia list on the page, and people add every obscure video game or episode of Naruto that happens to mention the topic of the article.
As far as the poll goes, I originated one article, which was subsequently deleted.
C-Span Posts Full Archives Online
Check out the rights page. All of the footage of Congress and various Federal events is under the Public Domain. It's annoyingly still flash video, but you can legally rip it from the site and do whatever you want with it. Same with the subtitles.
It's nice to see copyright law working correctly for once.
Time To Take the Internet Seriously
Interestingly, this is the approach that OLPC and now Sugar Labs have taken for file access in Sugar, using the Journal activity. This is also the direction Gnome is heading in, with Zeitgeist and its GUIs.
It's a little strange at first, and it certainly can't replace normal file browsers completely, but it ends up being pretty convenient in day to day use. Of course, these aren't filesystems, just layers atop them.
Examining Virtual Crimes
Bad analogy. The real life equivalent of what you're saying is getting convicted for shooting at a paper target. These laws are about harassing human beings over the medium of video games.
That's not to say the laws aren't ridiculous, just that your example isn't an argument against it.
Pieces of employer-supplied clothing I own and wear:
I like the GSoC shirts. I've gotten complimented on the 2008 shirt by non-geeks who have no idea what GSoC is.
On the topic at hand, from my current employer, I have an XL tshirt they handed me on my starting day that I will never be large enough to wear, and a decent hoodie that I wear occasionally.
100% Free Software Compatible PC Launches
I agreed with you until I saw what the PC actually was. That is, built entirely from off the shelf components. You can buy the Mini-ITX motherboard they use that with comes with a 1.6Ghz Atom for £64.60 on Amazon.co.uk. The case, power supply, and RAM are all quite ordinary. You can in fact build this exact computer for at least £100 less on your own.
I would have been more impressed if they pulled an OLPC and used a FOSS BIOS and designed a motherboard.
New XBMC Port Promises ARM-Powered HD In the Palm of Your Hand
Indeed. Apparently they are releasing Rev C4 of it soon with a 720Mhz processor though.
Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Books
No, that would be the same if Asimov rose from the dead and decided to write three more books.
Microsoft's Lost Decade
Sure he is. He's even got a paper published on bounds on the Pancake sorting problem.
jQuery Dev Bemoans Overwhelming Spam On Google Groups
Google bought ReCAPTCHA recently. I hope its only a matter of time before they integrate it.
Sparc Sends SparkFun Electronics C&D Letter
Sun has nothing to do with this. SPARC International owns the trademark, not Sun.
Google Takes On Amazon With Own E-Book Store
I was confused too. The summary is missing this key piece of information:
"Google Editions allows retail partners to sell their books, especially those who haven't invested in a digital platform," he said. "We expect the majority (of customers) will go to retail partners not to Google. We are a wholesaler, a book distributor."
Will Books Be Napsterized?
It was an analogy to checking something out and returning it.
What I mean is a subscription plan where you can read the e-books as long as you are a subscriber to the service. When you stop paying, you can no longer read the e-books. Something exactly like Rhapsody or Zune Pass, except that people consume books differently than music.
I suppose it would also be possible to emulate the scarcity of physical books at a library by having a limit to the number of "checked out" e-books at a time and/or having due dates for returning them. Both would be annoying though, and an example of DRM implemented poorly.
Will Books Be Napsterized?
On the other hand, a well stocked digital library that functions like Netflix or like a physical library with a reasonable monthly fee could nip mainstream e-book piracy in the bud.
This isn't quite like Rhapsody or Zune Pass or similar music subscription schemes where you would end up with an annoying pile of encrypted data when your subscription runs out or the company folds. Well, it is, but most people are content with checking out a book once, reading it, and checking it back in.
Of course, something like this could only be possible with DRM and e-book reader support for that DRM, which despite what you hear on Slashdot, can be useful when implemented properly.
'09 Malibu Vs. '59 Bel Air Crash Test
You're posting to slashdot while driving? I think you may want to watch the video in the linked article...
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