CortoMaltese writes "I run a web site which provides some free services to visitors. It's mostly low maintenance for me, which is the way I prefer it. However, from time to time I get requests from the users that effectively require some coding from my part. Small things, which I don't mind that much, but it's manual work anyhow. I'd like to ask for a small donation to an international charity (e.g. Red Cross, Unicef) for my work. Is there some light weight system I could set up for this? Simple manual verification of the donation would be okay, too, but I have no idea how to do that either. Any ideas?"
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CortoMaltese writes "The European edition of the Time magazine has selected Linus Torvalds as one of the heroes of the past 60 years. From the main article:
The article on Linus is titled "By giving away his software, the Finnish programmer earned a place in history." Linus is mentioned in the "Rebels & Leaders" category along with Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and many others."In the 60 years that Time has been publishing an Atlantic edition, extraordinary people have emerged from the churn and turmoil, creativity and chaos of a period that witnessed the aftermath of world war, the toppling of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, the vanquishing of apartheid in South Africa, the advance of women, the failure of old certainties and the rise of new fears. These people are our heroes, and in this special anniversary issue, we celebrate them and their many achievements.
CortoMaltese writes "The U.S. intelligence community has unveiled their own classified wiki, the Intellipedia. From the Reuters article:
Intellipedia uses MediaWiki as the wiki engine. Wikipedia also has a page on Intellipedia."The office of U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte announced Intellipedia, which allows intelligence analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on the government's classified Intelink Web much like its more famous namesake on the World Wide Web.
A "top secret" Intellipedia system, currently available to the 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, has grown to more than 28,000 pages and 3,600 registered users since its introduction on April 17. Less restrictive versions exist for "secret" and "sensitive but unclassified" material.
CortoMaltese writes "PSM3 has received a PS3 unit for review from Sony. There's also pictures, but no video due to Sony's demands. From the article:
I suppose we can expect an actual review once they've completed all the PS3 games they have..."Yes, it's true. It's not made out of wood, it's not behind bullet-proof glass at the Tokyo Game Show — it's a real live PS3 and we're really playing it. The two Sony reps that were kind enough to bring us the machine brought it in a bag, popped it out and placed it on our table. We connected it to our TV and we were away. Forget any dev-kit speculation and empty cases. PS3 is real and it works brilliantly.