CompuLab introduced a tiny fanless PC using 4-6 Watts of power. The Linux-ready “Fit-PC Slim” measures 4.3 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches (110 x 100 x 30mm), but includes a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, Ethernet, VGA output, WiFi, and a 2.5-inch hard drive option, says CompuLab.
China-based Jinke Electronics is shipping an upgraded version of its electronic book reader that runs Linux. The Hanlin eReader V3 offers an 200MHz ARM9 processor, and a six-inch 800 x 600 display that uses E Ink’s power-sipping EPD (electronic paper display) module, says Jinke.
You’ve seen him here before, but it’s been a while since he popped in for a visit. You can enjoy his earlier work here, here, here or here. (Or check out his entire RHM collection). Who is that masked man? It’s the Fedora Project’s Greg DeKoenigsberg. And who better to talk about this history of the Fedora than someone who has been involved nearly every step of the way…
The best part of the FOSS world is making friends all over the planet. Because it is free and open, unencumbered by delicate corporate sensibilities and paranoia, we can trade knowledge and information freely. I think the best minds in tech are in FOSS, and most of them are generous with their time and knowledge. (Even the grumpy ones can be baited into revealing good stuff – just say something you know is way wrong and wait for the informative flames.)
I’ll close this section and this part of my survey with a brief presentation of Sonogram, a neat program for analyzing and viewing audio signals in various analysis methods and display formats. I’ve run out of space, but the screenshot in Figure 11 should give you an idea of Sonogram’s capabilities. It’s a very cool program, useful and interesting for more than its eye-candy, thanks to its wide variety of signal analysis algorithms.
10 years ago I liked the Web site bored.com. It has changed a lot since, but it has plenty for you to explore.
The Web is a big place. If you don’t like this site, you don’t have to visit it. What compels you to spend so much energy just harassing sites you dislike, as opposed to raving in/about sites that you like?
One could ask you the same question, Roy – why do you spend so much time attacking Novell, Mono, et al rather than just raving about things you do like?
You never track my activity outside this Web site. I only spend about 20% of my capacity here. I mostly advocate Free software.
Let it be added that people who run a site with a statement are different from people who visit that site just to discredit it. I am not a fan of Britney Spears, yet I never visit Britney Spears sites to attack Britney Spears or her fans.
Germany, the UK and Spain remain massive barriers to the UPC -- all this in spite of misleading reports and fake news which attempted to make politicians believe otherwise (for political leverage, by means of dirty lobbying contingent upon misinformation)
An innocent judge (never proven guilty of anything, only publicly defamed with help from Team Battistelli and dubious 'intelligence' gathering) is one of the forgotten casualties of the latest meeting of the Administrative Council (AC), which has become growingly complicit rather than a mere bystander at a 'crime' scene
Chinese patent policies are harming competition from abroad, e.g. Japan and the US, and US patent policy is being shaped by its higher courts, albeit not yet effectively combating the element that's destroying productive companies (besieged by patent trolls)
The creative writing skills of some spinners who work for Battistelli would have staff believe that all is fine and dandy at the EPO and ILO is dealing effectively with staff complaints about the EPO (even if several years too late)
The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is preparing to deliver some important decisions on cases with broad ramifications, e.g. for patent scope, and those who make money from patent feuds are attempting to alter the outcome (which would likely restrict patent scope even further, based on these Justices' track record)
That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund
Response to 3 law firms and today's output from them, which serves to inform or misinform the European public at times of Big Lies and fog of (patent) war, revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetric patent warfare and lobbying
The unscientific -- if not antiscientific -- attitude of the European Patent Office (EPO) continues to show with the arrival of yet more misleading 'infographics' (disinfographics would be a more suitable term)
At times of great oppression against staff, in clear defiance of the law in fact, journalists are being asked (or expected) to view the oppressor as the victim, even when this oppressor drives people to suicide
A detailed explanation of some of the latest reports from China and the US, serving to show that one opens up to software patents whereas the other shuts the door on them (and guess whose lead the EPO is taking)