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steak (145650) writes "Someone on Google+, apparently people do use it, asked for opinions on the "JOBS" movie; and Steve Wozniak gave the reply that many have expected since "Pirates of Silicon Valley" first came out.
the Apple I was the FIFTH time that something I had created (not built from someone else's schematic) was turned into money by Jobs. My Pong game got him his job at Atari but he never was an engineer or programmer. I was a regular member at the Homebrew Computer Club from day one and Jobs didn't know it existed.
steak (145650) writes "The Justice department forced the kindle textbook test porgrams to shutdown because it supposedly violates the ADA.
"The Civil Rights Division informed the schools they were under investigation. In subsequent talks, the Justice Department demanded the universities stop distributing the Kindle; if blind students couldn't use the device, then nobody could."" Link to Original Source top
zeos386sx writes "Firefox 3 has been out for sometime now and there is still a problem with it that has been bothering me; it's not a huge deal, just weird. Firefox sometimes switches the favicons of bookmarked sites to the favicons of different sites on a domain; for example if I click on my bookmark to my school (http://www.baylor.edu/path/current.asp) and then click on the link to blackboard (my.baylor.edu) the bookmark's favicon switches from the normal interlocking b u to the blackboard favicon. Even more baffling is when I go to my blog and then click on the last.fm link firefox switches the bookmarked favicon from blogger to last.fm. So why is firefox changing the favicons of my bookmarks around?"
While cruising the World of Warcraft forums, I came across this Petition for a native Linux client. I have recently been playing World of Warcraft using Cedega; and it works fairly well. A native Linux client, however, would be the cat's pajamas.
I recently purchased a Biostar iDEQ 200V from newegg, and i love it. I bought it for the express purpose of having a small-form-factor linux box; and I chose fedora core 1, mainly because I have been using red hat related products since red hat 5.2 (my fisrt distro was caldera 1.3, oh how times have changed). Set up was pain free, as most distros are nowa days. I didn't try to use the onboard video card although Via does provide drivers for the km400 chipset. Instead I used my newly freed up radeon 7500 (thank you 9800 pro) as the video card. One note about drivers the sound card was detected as a Via 8233, but Biostar says that it is a C-Media 9739/A. Either way it worked just fine the way Fedora autodetected it. The network card also worked right out of the box and was autodetected as a Via Rhine-II card. The only problem I have had is getting 3d hardware acceleration to work, and since I am planning on taking this rig to Quakecon this year I'm gonna need hardware aceleration. My roomate found this helpful how-to for upgrading Fedora Core 1 to 2.6.x on Linux Electrons; I don't know if your in to that or not.
I just realized something. people always talk about how blindly loyal mac fans are, but they never mention how unreasonable mac haters are. for example, while i am a mac fan, i admit that the hardware is overpriced. there is not much you can say bad about os x (although it is in no way perfect), and when i start speaking about how much better os x is than windoze all they can say is "os 9 sucked." yes it did now get up off your ass and come into 2003.
p.s. i have also noticed that said mac haters are almost always use windows and think that linux is something you put in the bed of your truck.