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"In unusually strong terms for the organisation – best known as a club of the world’s richest countries – its secretary general Angel Gurria, told governments to think 'twice, or three, or four times' before allowing new coal-fired plants to go ahead."
Governments urged to rethink plans for new coal-fired power plants as study estimates they will release more than 500bn tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050
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Physicists have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum technology closer.
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I don't think that part is even new. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrupole_ion_trap
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Doing some testing of sub $100 oscilloscopes for my new video blog tentatively titled Dave's Kitchen Table Tech
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Microsoft's Complete Data Rape, Dump Windows Now! This list is worth sharing again after hearing people complain about Windows 10 wifi network "sharing" through Outlook, Skype, and FB.  Microsoft is demanding people rename their ssid to name_optout if the don't want Windows 10 to share their wifi passwords with all of their contacts.  What's worse is that all of your contacts will then share your password with all of their contacts and basically the whole world.  That's to be expected from an OS that can be described as "maximally evil,"

Microsoft uses Windows 10's “privacy policy” to overtly impose a “right” to look at users' files at any time. Windows 10 full disk encryption gives Microsoft a key. ... We can suppose Microsoft look at users' files for the US government on demand, though the “privacy policy” does not explicit say so. ... The unique “advertising ID” for each user enables other companies to track the browsing of each specific user. ...Windows 10 requires users to give permission for total snooping, including their files, their commands, their text input, and their voice input.

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http://www.howtogeek.com/219700/what-is-wi-fi-sense-and-why-does-it-want-your-facebook-account/

Get out of Windows now.  

You might also join the open wifi campaign.  Don't put a password on your wifi.  

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/eff-open-wireless-router/

https://stallman.org/archives/2012-mar-jun.html#27_June_2012_(War_on_Sharing_in_Denmark)

https://stallman.org/archives/2012-mar-jun.html#18_May_2012_(Finland_open_WiFi)

I've never had a password on my wifi and have never had a problem in more than a decade of use in houses and apartments.  Publishers want you to be selfish and afraid of your neighbors, but you should be more afraid of publishers than anyone who might be sitting in your bushes.  
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I've got a couple of old PowerPC Macs, +Kristina Andrews.  They were a little harder to liberate than Intel but also worked better,

http://50.80.140.55/photo_album/chron/2010/2010_02_08_imac/index.html
http://50.80.140.55/photo_album/chron/desktop/2013_01_31-handspring_palm_akondi_sync/

I don't know anything about modern Apple hardware.  
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The government of Aragon (Spain) has published updates of the open source software it uses for 25 eGovernment services. The updates have been available at the repository of Spain’s Centre for Technology Transfer since late last month.
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Apple, the company that was caught deleting non iTunes purchase music, welcomes you back to the failed digital restrictions of the 90's.  Just say no.
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It is amazing that people still deploy browser-sensitive websites.

I heard yesterday that California's medical coverage exchange website - a rather major website - can't be used by people who are trying to sign up for medical insurance if they are using Chrome.

This is a hearsay report, but given my experience with governmental websites it feels like it could be a real complaint.  Governmental websites tend to be larded up with Microsoft specific stuff and, to an even larger degree, Adobe specific stuff.

(My own pet peeve with governmental websites it their use .pdf files for forms to be filled out, printed and submitted.  Many of these .pdf forms can only be handled by recent versions of Adobe's own software.  And almost universally they use a "feature" that blocks saving a partially or fully filled out form - the only way to preserve it is to print it.  That's nutz!)
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Karl is complaining about the way Microsoft excludes everyone else, +Michael Bennett, and I've experience that with government and medical stuff myself. Mozilla browsers usually work when Microsoft breaks Chromium.  Not much can be done about the Adobe junk, so I end up finding a printed form.  When it comes to really nasty Microsoft specific stuff at work, I have to pull out a copy of IE6.  There's similar software on CT scans that I can avoid with Debian Medical software but that's not something patients will figure out.  I hate Microsoft and other software owners for this abuse.

I agree that IE is junk but don't think it's special treatment.  Microsoft made it different in an effort to exclude everyone else. They deserve to fail and largely have.  Most people now use cell phones instead of a PC because IE does not work and Microsoft sabotages other browsers.  Just let Windows die. 
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Swiss explorers BertrandPiccard and André Borschberg are attempting the first Solar Flightaround the world with their zero fuel airplane, able to fly dayand night powered by the sun. A bold challenge and an inspiring adventure to encourage people to save our planet by using clean technologies. #futureisclean
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Hacking Your Head "Even a single brief exposure to any information changes the human brain" so advertising really will melt your brain.

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Yeah, but try return to that parking garage through an unusual entrance and see what happens sometimes.
When people saw photos that linked a famous person with a famous place, it changed the behavior of certain neurons in their brains. And it changed their memories, too.
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Community or Failure
Thus, the BSD community suffered a Silicon Valley zero-sum game, whereas Linux enjoyed a GPL-enabled positive-sum game.
In the game of owning software and exerting power over users, the biggest bully wins.  When people cooperate, we all win.  The GPL helps keep us free and free people can do wonderful things.  Software owners inherently waste everyone's effort.  
 
I would challenge the "BSD Cathedral" premise by saying that what really happened in that particular logical thread is that the best of the best BSD hackers had already been strip-mined from the development team, working at companies like Sun Microsystems, NetApp, etc.  That's not to say that all good BSD hackers were off the market, but enough were that it mattered.  Linux, by contrast, was organically building its stable of the best of the best, and when Red Hat hired many of them (with generous pre-IPO stock grants) both the GPL and Red Hat's liberal employee agreements (which really do protect and actually encourages continued participation in the open source community) meant that Linux lost nothing when Red Hat went public.  Thus, the BSD community suffered a Silicon Valley zero-sum game, whereas Linux enjoyed a GPL-enabled positive-sum game.

I very much agree that the legal issues around BSD were also crucial for wrecking its potential first-mover advantages in the open source OS realm.
If you use a free and open source operating system, it's almost certainly based on the Linux kernel and GNU software. But these were not the first freely redistributable platforms, nor were they the most professional or widely commercialized. The Berkeley Software Distribution, or BSD, beat GNU/Linux on all of these counts. So why has BSD been consigned to the margins of the open source ecosystem, while GNU/Linux distributions rose to fantastic p...
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+Will Hill  Well done -- great links :-) Thank you!
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Jails & universities now obliged to prevent radicalisation - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/29/jails-and-universities-obliged-to-prevent-radicalisation-as-new-act-becomes-law a particularly stupid law even 4 this stupid government
Counter-Terrorism Act, which also applies to NHS trusts, schools and further education institutions, comes into force
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And so is born the ministry of love
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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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*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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