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Patriots Squish the Fish, 28-0, in Foxborough to secure a 1st-round bye in the 2012 playoffs.
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Around 1 month ago Jason posted an article related to Educational software that run on Linux (or even #Linux distributions done with that goal), today he return on that topic with another roundup of software useful for schools.

Many educators might have been hesitant in the past regarding embracing open source software. But not any more as the number that has taken to open source software #OSS has increased significantly over the years. As more teachers as well as institutions are now engaging with organizations such as Open Source Schools, #SchoolForge among others. Consequently, these educators have begun to realize the potential inherent in OSS that can help transform education in many ways.

Now here is a list of #Open-Source applications that is available to assist educators in teaching as well as in inspiring their students:
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Google Authenticator 2-step verification just made easier

Now you have no reason NOT to secure your accounts!
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Remarkable side by side comparison of the iPad launch and the Surface launch. Tell me that Microsoft didn't sit down and watch Apple's event while they were putting their presentation together.
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You need a JavaScript-capable browser to download this software. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Select a language, ‫العربية‬, ‪български‬, ‪català‬, ‪čeština‬...
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Dec. 15, 2011 - Good news, everyone! Microsoft has decided that the time has come to make sure that all users of Internet Explorer are using the most current version
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Combine Dish's spectrum with free unlicenced White Spaces 700Mhz spectrum, and Google can easily build a national/international free wireless data network, with free unlimited VOIP Google Voice service and SMS as IM, also free. Next year, you'll be able to buy that $199/$99 unlocked no-contract Nexus super phone that I was talking about (rumoring/expecting) nearly 3 years ago that I thought Google would already do with Nexus One http://www.androidguys.com/2009/12/14/reuters-nexus-one-available-directly-through-google-website-january-5/ and we're still waiting for the sub-$250 Nexus phone with free unlimited cell data VOIP calls as I wrote 2 years ago: http://armdevices.net/2010/08/01/why-are-we-still-waiting-for-the-sub-250-android-super-phones/

Google could have done it in 2009. But their strategy to work with carriers was probably the correct one, to make Android dominate over 75% of the worldwide smartphone market, with the help of the carriers. And now, it's time for Google to push for the inevitable, total disruption/revolution of the smartphone wireless connectivity world. Using new spectrums, building out White Spaces Femtocell home base stations deployments. 
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HOW ONE TEACHER BUILT A COMPUTER LAB FOR FREE   #Linux  

Most of the computers’ problems could be fixed by wiping the disks and reinstalling the operating system—but buying new software for every donated computer would be prohibitively expensive. So Robert began to research more affordable options. An acquaintance at the Alameda County Computer Recyclers suggested he use a free operating system, such as #GNU-Linux. Having never ventured into the world of #open-source software, Robert scoured the internet for help. He came upon a local #Linux user’s group, a friendly group of people dedicated to helping people get started with free software.

With the help of his local LUG, he got #Linux up and running on his 18 donated machines. Suddenly, they were fast. They were clean. They worked well in the classroom. Robert was invigorated, as were his students. His principal saw how excited they all were, and decided to give Robert four hours of teaching leave per week to give him time to find more computers for a full lab for ASCEND. And so Robert became a “teacher on special assignment,” as he puts it.

Finding computers was less difficult than he originally anticipated. Most families and businesses have an old computer (or ten) sitting in storage. Robert began to call businesses and ask for donations of equipment they’d otherwise be sending for recycling. People were generally very receptive. Most people would rather their used computers do good than rot in a landfill or get shredded; they just don’t usually know how to get computers to where they are needed. “Underfunded schools are starving in the midst of plenty,” Robert explains. “Discarded computers are our nation’s most wasted educational resource.”

http://ifixit.org/3001/how-one-teacher-built-a-computer-lab-for-free/
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Here's one way to get paid to exercise. http://ow.ly/8kV4D #exercise #weightloss
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Google Music is rumored to be launching next week.
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