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Comment Re:no relevant background, no problem (Score 1) 374

If you do not have a strong programming background, nobody is going to hire you as a programmer.

Look for IT Admin positiions, preferably with a very niche product. Find a contracting company that is willing to take you on, provide you with some form of training (whether it be just materials, and say go read it yourself, or hands on) and place you.

GNU is Not Unix

Creative GPLs X-Fi Sound Card Driver Code 369

An anonymous reader writes "In a move that's a win for the free software community, Creative Labs has decided to release their binary Linux driver for the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium sound cards under the GPL license. This is coming after several failed attempts at delivering a working binary driver and years after these sound cards first hit the market."
Input Devices

The Gym Arcade 143

theodp writes "Cross Halo with an exercise bike, and you get Expresso Fitness' S3, which lets you blow away dragons by squeezing handlebar-mounted triggers as you pedal hard through the Chinese countryside. Portfolio notes that a new generation of Wii-like workouts is hitting gyms and homes, with companies like GameRunner incorporating treadmills into First Person Shooters and Kickstart offering mini steppers and cycles for popular game systems."

"Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol..." -- Crazy Nigel