I can install "any ROM I want" on a number of devices. That still does not mean that the modem does not anymore get access to the device's main memory...
The Neo900 is the spritual successor of the Nokia N900. The new circuit board can be placed into an existing N900 for better specs (faster CPU, more RAM, LTE modem) than the original device while still maintaining fremantle (maemo 5) backwards compatibility. Alternatively, a fully assembled phone can be purchased as well. The Neo900 will be fully operational without any binary blob running on the main CPU. While the modem still requires a non-free firmware, it is completely decoupled from the rest of the device (think of a LTE usb stick you put in your laptop) and can reliably be monitored or switched off by the operating system.
You can follow the development of the project in the maemo forum, read about the specs of the device or consulet the FAQ
While many parts are open source, Sailfish OS is not completely free software and contains parts under a proprietary EULA.
Firefox OS is mostly open source as well but contains binary android drivers.
Without free drivers, there will always be a binary blob on your system which can then "phone home" or do other nasty things. Before a phone is created which does not require these blobs, there will be no phone completely running free software.
The openmoko gta01 and freerunner were attempts at this.
The gta04 by golden delicious was pretty good too and was able to run without any binary blobs (it was not necessary to install the binary powervr driver to use the phone normally without 3D).
The next upcoming thing is the neo900: http://neo900.org/
For a phone without "all your data are belong to us" thingys in the background check out the neo900: http://neo900.org/
...last time I tried
apt-get source --build iceweasel
apt-get source --build chromium
apt-get source --build webkitgtk
it worked perfectly fine - what's the issue?
Don't listen to trolls. They lie. Debian was and continues to be about choice. Previously, you could configure Debian to use other init systems, and you can continue to do so in the future. In fact, with wheezy, sysvinit was essential. In the words of trolls, Debian "forced" you to install SysV init! With jessie, it will become easier to choose the init system, because neither init system is essential now. Instead, there is an essential meta-package "init", which requires you to install one of systemd-sysv | sysvinit-core | upstart. In other words, you have more choice than ever before.
...you do realize that the TC decision was just one about the default init system for Jessie? Nobody will stop you from not using systemd if you so wish. There is also no decision yet on how to upgrade people from wheezy to jessie, whether that upgrade should mean to switch the init system by default or whether users should stay with their existing init or be given a choice at upgrade time.
The only thing that'll make it harder to switch to non systemd is that some desktops (gnome) will depend on logind. Unless somebody creates a replacement for logind, gnome will depend on systemd but this is hardly Debian's fault. So if you want to complain about Debian "forcing" systemd on you, please complain to gnome to use logind or (better) come up with your logind variant.
It is also necessary to mention the existance of systemd-shim (but this also has to be maintained by someone...).
Instead of 1000 iterations of ROT13 I applied 655,331 iterations and I already feel much safer!!
Windows 10 will have exactly the same requirements as Windows 8.1, which had the same requirements as Windows 8, which stuck to Windows 7 specs, which was the same as Windows Vista
Awesome! Now less people will have to throw away their existing hardware, thus generating less toxic waste!
you can't help wondering what we're actually giving up in exchange for holding the minimum system spec at a single-core 1GHz, 32-bit chip with just 1GB of RAM
I can very much help wondering: we are giving up nothing - or are you saying that the bare operating system *should* consume more than 1 GB of ram and need more than 1GHz of processor to run properly?
what would Windows look like if Microsoft at least mandated a dual-core product
Why would I require a dual core processor to run my OS? My OS should require AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE of my system resources so that I can use those resources to do actual work! Are you suggesting my OS should do *something* which would require keeping at least one core busy??
What if DX10 â" a feature set that virtually every video card today supports, according to Valve's Steam Hardware Survey, became the minimum standard, at least on the x86 side of the equation?
Unless you suggest that I have a dynamic, live-rendered Skyrim wallpaper - why the heck would I need DX10 to draw some stupid windows and buttons??
How much better might the final product be if Microsoft put less effort into validating ancient hardware and kicked those specs upwards, just a notch or two?
You tell me - unless you come up with something that we cannot have because of the non-increased specs, I don't see a single reason why it should be a bad thing that people can keep their old hardware and not invest more money into new one just so that they can upgrade their OS because MS ceases to support their old version.
You are making some groundless, wild claims about what there *could* be without even giving a single example for the price of radically harming the evironment with millions of disposed electric garbage - I think you should think about this for a bit more.
Please don't go around your Debian system with rm to remove man pages, docs and localization...
Instead use the path-exclude mechanism of dpkg:
jasper depends on the "CMU-Cambridge Statistical Language Modeling Toolkit V2" which is released under the condition that it will only be used for research purposes. Therefore, their setup can't be used for non-research purposes. I doubt that setting up my own home-automation system counts as research...
However, it's not over. The project has decided to continue the campaign, as they need as many "preorders" as possible in order to lower the price of the device (by producing more than just 200) and make production of some custom parts more feasible. Therefore their next goal is set to 100 000 €.
Here is a video presenting the idea: http://youtu.be/EJHMXQ3nSt0
If your donation is above 100 eur, then that amount will be deducted from your purchase of the final version of the Neo900. The final motherboard is expected to be in the range of 500-700 eur depending on the amount of orders and availability of components.
Link to Original Source
That torrent only includes 16 bit per sample FLAC. The original audio is 32 bits per sample so quality is lost.
This torrent uses 32 bit per sample FLAC: http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7544348