Where To Start In DIY Electronics?
Finding your local hacker space should be one of your first steps. Members pay a small subscription that pays for the rental of a workshop/meeting space you can use anytime, complete with tools and more.
There are quite a few in the UK now and they'll provide all kinds of support:
- a place to work on projects
- communal tools and components
- friendly people to help you learn/solve problems
Dutch Study Says Filesharing Has Positive Economic Effects
The Welsh didn't really get colonial with the part of Argentina you're thinking of, they simply went to live there, encouraged by the Argentinian government.
OLPC Downsizes Half of Its Staff, Cuts Sugar
I've always wondered why, given Mark Shuttleworth's focus on Africa and providing computing to the poor, that OLPC didn't hook up with Ubuntu.
Surely tapping that community to create a version - OLPCbuntu? - for the XO would have made more sense.
New Font Uses Holes To Cut Ink Use
You're not getting it. Those are speed holes. They make the font faster.
Gentoo users can tweak the eco-font with
--omfg-so-green and --funroll-loops
to make it both faster still, and even better for the environment.
Unix Dict/grep Solves Left-Side-of-Keyboard Puzzle
Brad stared at Debra, a sweet stewardess, as Debra's stewardess cart swerved. "Tea?" Debra greeted Brad. Brad's face creased as Debra stared. Brad detested tea....
Nice - except for all that right-side punctuation.
McCain Answers Science Policy Questionnaire
"When you control the *tubes* you should be able to get profit from your investment."
There, fixed that for you.