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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

millette shredder fax (162 comments)

Is attaching a FAX to a paper shredder considered prior art?

about a week ago

How the Critics of the Apollo Program Were Proven Wrong

millette Re:Give a man to fish... (421 comments)

Isn't a job just another sort of fish in this context?

more than 2 years ago

Disney Turns Plants Into Multi-Touch Sensors

millette Plant-a-Lamp lover for 22 years (97 comments)

I love inventors!

It's 22 years since Plant-a-Lamp caused a sensation when it appeared on "Tomorrow's World" and since then it has made thousands of people smile all around the world.

more than 2 years ago

The 'Everyone Gets the Source Code, Donations Get You Binaries' Software Model

millette Reminded of Sveasoft and the GPL (341 comments)

"Sveasoft is a small company which makes its living by selling supported versions of Linux-based firmware for a number of wireless routers. Paying subscribers can download current versions of the firmware, which adds a number of features not normally found on those routers. They can grab updated versions as they become available, and participate in support forums as well.
Sveasoft's products are based on free software - Linux in particular. The company's approach to GPL compliance has raised eyebrows for a couple of years now. One tactic employed by the company has been to terminate support accounts for any subscriber who further redistributes the Sveasoft binaries or source. The GPL says that customers are entitled to that code (for the GPL-licensed portions of Sveasoft's products, at least), and that they have the right to pass it on to others. Sveasoft has responded that, when this redistribution happens, it is no longer obligated to provide future versions of the software. The company has employed various schemes for determining which subscriber has redistributed any particular version, and has been quite aggressive at shutting down accounts.", quoted from http://lwn.net/Articles/178550/

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Telcos Lobby Against Pick-and-Pay TV

millette Re:So what? (244 comments)

BOATLOADS more profit? Why not save money and record a single hit song, then?

more than 2 years ago

Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

millette Re:A business, not an "activist" (172 comments)

It's also worth noting that Mr. Béraud, owner of SFL, was on the board of FACIL when that association sued the government for the same reason. That case was thrown out.

more than 4 years ago

NZ School Goes Open Source Amid Microsoft Mandate

millette Re:50-fold savings? (305 comments)

When a server breaks, like google, they can just throw another one in without having to discard the junk. If it's good enough for google, it must be good enough for a 250 student school.

about 5 years ago

Half of Google News Users Browse But Don't Click

millette Re:That's funny... (237 comments)

Another thing is if you visit google news a few times a day, the chance of a new story popping up is quite slim. That would explain a big chunk of that percentage too.

about 5 years ago

Quebec Govt Sued For Ignoring Free Software

millette Re:Tech support. (388 comments)

And here I thought any plumber could work on any plumbing.

more than 6 years ago


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millette millette writes  |  more than 10 years ago Oh, leading you away? Just wanted to point out I installed an actual blog called I M 2 | O Q P (via Digidome) instead of wasting my time reinventing the wheel with my site, le Digidome (Robin Millette).

Wow, my first journal entry, and it's to lead people away ;)

In the meanwhile, I just wrote the slashdot staff inquiring when I first got this account. I'm writing my timeline on the net... which starts almost 20 years ago.

See you on the other side :)

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