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Apple

+ - Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple->

Submitted by bonch
bonch writes: In a letter addressed to Apple's board of directors, Steve Jobs has announced his resignation as CEO of Apple. Jobs, who has been on medical leave since January, cites his inability to continue fulfilling his role as CEO and officially names Tim Cook as his successor. He also states his desire to remain involved with the company as Chairman of the Board.
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User Journal

Journal: Linux 20 years from a hobby to world dominance 1

Journal by a_n_d_e_r_s

Today its 20 years ago that Linus Torvalds send a little message to a Minix diskussions group:

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since April, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).

Comment: Dumbest post on /. ever (Score 0) 181

by Gnea (#34391380) Attached to: Earth's Water Didn't Come From Outer Space

This is so stupid: if the rocks that had the water/ice in them came from outer space to form the planet Earth, then the water/ice came from rocks in outer space in the first place, then came from within Earth.

The water/ice still came from rocks in outer space whether they arrived before or after the initial formation of the planet.

Comment: Why do people work in the first place? (Score 1) 306

by Gnea (#31642524) Attached to: NYC Drops $722M On CityTime Attendance System

People work to make money. They need money to put food on the table and to pay debts. That is their primary concern for working, not for completing a project. The project is just secondary to them. Therefore, it either gets done or it doesn't. Seeing as how the people of NYC have been healing since 2001, it isn't a surprise that they haven't put more time and effort into the work that they do, since they need the money to stay sane in order to work at all.

GNU is Not Unix

+ - Microsoft submits code to Linux Kernel

Submitted by Gnea
Gnea writes: On the heals of the recent thread that devolved into Alan Cox parting ways with a portion of the Linux Kernel Development Team, Microsoft is now trying to submit code to the Linux Kernel. 20,000 lines of code are being passed on via Greg Kroah-Hartman, who works for Novell in the SUSE Labs division as a kernel driver developer in order to enable Linux to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology. Fortunately, Linus knows how to shrug his shoulders and deal with the situation rationally.
The Media

+ - Saddam Hussein FBI talks from 2004 revealed

Submitted by Gnea
Gnea writes: Yesterday, the National Security Archive finally released the final recounts of Saddam Hussein with the Federal Beurau of Investigations back in 2004. Quite a few secrets revealed there, including his fingerprints. 'FBI special agents carried out 20 formal interviews and at least 5 "casual conversations" with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein after his capture by U.S. troops in December 2003, according to secret FBI reports released as the result of Freedom of Information Act requests by the National Security Archive...', but what's possibly most shocking was his final testament to his stance on the US, North Korea and Iran: 'Saddam denied any connections to the "zealot" Osama bin Laden, cited North Korea as his most likely ally in a crunch, and shared President George W. Bush's hostility towards the "fanatic" Iranian mullahs...' It's no wonder North Korea has been firing short-ranged missiles lately.
Linux Business

+ - Cisco now officially supports OSS

Submitted by Gnea
Gnea writes: In a turn-about move based on this past December's lawsuit, the Free Software Foundation has announced that is has dropped it's lawsuit against Cisco. In return, Cisco has agreed to donate monetarily to the FSF, as well as appointing a Free Software Director for Linksys. Cisco/Linksys are also making available all open source software that is used to interface with its hardware on it's website.

Comment: Re:But did they press charges? (Score 1) 1232

by Gnea (#27932435) Attached to: Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

If a peace officer puts handcuffs on you, you're under arrest, period.

Not 100% true. A peace officer, if alone, can and will place the cuffs on someone in order to temporarily detain them in order to perform a warranted search. When the search is over, as long as nothing was found wrong with the search, the officer will likely remove the cuffs and let the person go.

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann

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