mamono (706685) writes "I currently work in a US Federal Government office. I'm appalled by the amount of paper people waste here. I know a lot of the effort to reduce paper use would entail education. However, I would like to have a plan in place to allow for a paperless solution. I'd like something like Kindle that will accept standard document formats (PDF, ODT, DOC, WPD, etc.) We are standardized on Word Perfect and Open Office but there are a few Microsoft Office folks, too. Is there such a device out there that would look, feel and work as well as the Kindle without being tied to only Amazon purchases?" top
Is the porn industry up next for a bailout? If porn titans Joe Francis and Larry Flynt have anything to do with it, it will.
"With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind," Flynt is quoted as saying on TMZ. "It's time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America."" Link to Original Source top
mamono writes "What's better than women in swimsuits? Women in swimsuits supporting open-source software with photos released under a Creative Commons license. PixelPeel.com is donating 10% of proceeds to open-source software and releasing all photos under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license. The operator's goal is to purchase property for a green, self-sustainable lifestyle. The site is described as the opposite of the Million Dollar Home Page where, rather than purchasing pixels to be put on a large image, you purchase blocks of pixels of a black image to uncover the swimsuit model underneath. Buyers are allowed to place ads on the page(s) of the model they "sponsor."
mamono (706685) writes "I've recently (about two weeks ago) dumped Windows for Kubuntu. So far I've been able to find apps for everything I used to do in Windows but recently I've found a need for hard drive recovery. In the past I've used R-Tools, GetDataBack, BadCopy Pro and OnTrack. Most recently I needed to undelete files which ntfstools worked fine for. I'm now thinking ahead for when I may need to recover data from dying hard drives. My favorites have always been GetDataBack and OnTrack for dead drives and BadCopy Pro for flash media and CD/DVDs. Is there any Linux equivalents to these programs?"