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Comment: Re:Great strategy (Score 5, Insightful) 926

by AnarkiNet (#29213917) Attached to: FSF Attacks Windows 7's "Sins" In New Campaign

Maybe FOSS should stop being like PETA and, instead, tell people why it's *good* to use FOSS. Why Linux is *better* than Windows, GiMP is *better* than Photoshop, OpenOffice is *better* than MS Office. And maybe people will listen. But if you insult their software and tell them to use something else, they won't be very open to the idea.

Too hard, and in some cases impossible. Anyone who has used both 3D Studio Max and Blender will laugh in your face if you try and tell them Blender is an overall better piece of software to use.

Comment: Re:1984 (Score 1) 646

by AnarkiNet (#28899499) Attached to: Student Suing Amazon For Book Deletions
If it's a public school, then yes. Parents frequently demonstrate they lack rational judgement. When it involves the future of not just their own child but other children too, irrational choices based on personal preferences and beliefs should not be allowed. If its a private school... well, they make that choice when they enroll their children.
Power

Focused Microwaves Could Enable Wireless Power Transfer 180

Posted by Soulskill
from the pushing-pinpoint-power-production dept.
esocid alerts us to news out of the University of Michigan, where physics researchers have found a way to focus microwaves to a point 20 times smaller than their wavelength using a new 'superlens'. Such resolution was thought to be impossible until recent years, and it could bring about the capability to transfer power wirelessly. "No matter how powerful a conventional lens, it cannot focus light down to more than about half its wavelength, the 'diffraction limit'. This limits the amount of data that can be stored on a CD, and the size of features on computer chips. The new lens is a 127-micrometer-thick plate of teflon and ceramic with a copper topping. 'The beauty of these is that they're planar,' Grbic says, 'they're easy to fabricate.' The lenses can be made through a single step of photolithography, the process used to etch computer chips."
Software

+ - Serenity - A new web server for the masses

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AnarkiNet
AnarkiNet writes "I'm currently developing an open source web server using C#, based on the .NET platform, with plans to get it working on Mono for full compatibility. The project is still in an alpha stage, but is usable for experimental purposes.

I'd really appreciate it if the slashdot community could put its collective technical mind to work and come up with ideas for improvement. Bug reports are also welcome.

The project is hosted at CodePlex and can be found here: http://www.codeplex.com/Serenity"

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