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Really blatant lie.
Back in 2013, not long after Aaron Swartz's tragic suicide, reporter Kevin Poulsen (who had also worked with Swartz on what became SecureDrop, the system for whistleblowers to anonymously submit documents to journalists) submitted a Freedom of...
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EFF Gets Direct About Software Patents  They had drifted away from the core issue to lambaste, "stupid patents" and "trolls" rather than simply saying that software patents should not exist.  The recent change of language is refreshing and welcome.  There are no good software patents, it's all either business methods or math.  
The Electronic Frontier Foundation looks like it may be returning to direct criticism of software patents rather than particular groups of actors that exploit them, e.g. patent trolls
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About that New "Computer Science" Education Funding  With Microsoft and Apple in the mix, expect "computer science" to be reduced to Microsoft Word use and "don't copy that floppy" nonsense.  How sad publishers are allowed to shove their politics and agenda into science like that.  
Last month President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, making $1 billion dollars available for educational technology spending. In addition, the new law ensures that educators are aware of the piracy harms new technologies introduce.
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Han shot first! Greedo with George Lucas on the set of Star Wars, 1977. Note Greedo's footwear.
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Yes, there's an actress under that mask.  
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can't read the article ... but can say the only thing that's right about it is that no one wants Microsoft phones.  
 
Windows Phone is dead.

That was pretty much all-but-confirmed in Microsoft's latest quarterly report. All that remains is for the company and CEO Satya Nadella to file a death certificate. Whether that comes before or after a rumoured Surface Phone, who knows?

With just 1.1% of the smartphone space, Windows Phone is no longer viable for apps developers. It is finished.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/01/30/microsoft-windows-phone-lumia-sales-crash/#bd81f01d3f4a
The death of Windows Phone is not a symptom of a poorly Microsoft, it's one of the most promising signs that CEO Satya Nadella has turned the company around to a new way of thinking.
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The controversial proposal will go to a nationwide referendum - but many think the plan would be abused by many who chose not to work
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Race to the bottom.  I wonder if the EU is ready for US style, drop dead health care.  Without insanely expensive insurance, you get to see a doctor only when you are about to drop dead.  Doctors can and do violate this and see uninsured patients anyway, but they risk the wrath of insurance companies that don't want to "subsidize" health care for anyone but their own customers.  I imagine those companies can sue under TIPP if they think public health care interferes with profits.  
The Conservative government have blocked access to legal documents that may show the impact of a controversial ‘free trade’ agreement on the NHS. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,...
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As is usual with censorship, some animals are more equal than others.
 
Heh. Looks like Slashdot just put up my Why Does Twitter Refuse to Shut Down Donald Trump? piece from yesterday (thanks, guys!) - http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001150.html. This should be amusing.
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Here we go again? // It seems that the infamous FTDI driver that got famous by intentionally bricking counterfeit chips [NOTE: that driver was later removed] has got a new update that injects garbage data ('NON GENUINE DEVICE FOUND!') into the serial data. This was apparently going on for a while, but only now is the driver being pushed as an automatic update through Windows Update, thus many more people stand to be affected by this. Let's hope that nobody dies in an industrial accident when a tech connects their cheap USB-to-serial cable to a piece of machinery and the controller misinterprets the garbage data. //
janoc writes: It seems that the infamous FTDI driver that got famous by intentionally bricking counterfeit chips [NOTE: that driver was later removed] has got a new update that injects garbage data ('NON GENUINE DEVICE FOUND!') into the serial data. This was apparently going on for a while, but only...
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defective by design
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Some things never change.  Every other post about Vista X has some goober claiming that Microsoft did something to "fix" the user interface.  So, here's the kinder, more gentle, but every bit as useless blue screen of death from the OS the company is shoving on people like it's 1999 and users are Netscape.  Lovely.  
 
Right, fuck you Microsoft, and fuck Windows 10. Every time i let it install the last update it kills Windows 10, BSOD. Have to System Restore.  Disabling updates till they fix their shit. Which is probably never. 
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And here it is  The newest testing release of our easy-to-use front end to MaryTTS. As a throat cancer survivor, part of my survival meant that I had to sacrifice my larynx to insure that this monster could not gain a new foothold. That being said, I spend a lot of time working with and trying to improve the desktop user experience of text to speech applications in Linux. It was as fruitless as it was frustrating. The number one thing I found to be nagging was the lack of an easy to operate front end for most of these applications.

When I discovered the open source application MaryTTS, I was excited until I discovered that it did not have an intuitive or easy to use front end. When I called for assistance to write this gui, we had a number of java programmers answer the call. This release is another indication of how well this is going. Not fast mind you. We all have jobs and/or families so time to develop an application can take a while. TypeTalk (formally "speechless") is the latest developer-release. Give it a try and let us know what you think. I think it's going in the right direction, as it works wonderfully well for me.

My personal thanks and gratitude to +Rijk Oosterhoff  for his tireless efforts in bringing this project to the fore. We are also looking for people to package this great FOSS project.

.deb and .rpm folks are welcome to take this project on, and for what it's worth, you will have my deepest thanks. Also a significant mention on FOSS Force and Blog of helios.
TypeTalk. A Text to Speech frontend with batteries included. Download TypeTalk View on GitHub. Welcome to TypeTalk. TypeTalk is a Text to Speech frontend aiming to be as simple as possible. TypeTalk uses MaryTTS in the background and includes several voices. At this moment only English voices ...
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I'm a Medical Physicists from New Orleans, Louisiana now living in Mobile, Alabama.  A relatively current resume, links to my pictures and notes can be found here.
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I once built a prototype of a pocket Compton telescope. http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-11142007-230454/
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*A Good Place for Routine and Performance Service* I bought parts and used computers for gnu/linux boxes here five years ago. It's a great place for computer repair, parts. The owner is friendly, low key, and knows what he's doing. Most customers seemed satisfied. The shop also looked like a good place to build a gaming/media rig. It was filled with exotic motherboards, graphics cards, sound systems, etc. The owner is a gamer himself. The owner is a treasure. I would give the place five stars if it were not for tobacco use which may put people off when they walk in. Don't let it. The owner managed to keep the systems clean by walking outside to smoke.
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