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Submission + - Registration opens for LibrePlanet 2013: "commit change" ->

kxra writes: The Free Software Foundation's annual LibrePlanet conference is an event at the intersection of software, social justice, and media studies. They have announced the conference and a new jabber server for associate members at the same time. This years conference seems to be the most broad and diverse yet, with a lineup of speakers from various backgrounds between programming, activism, and academia.
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Comment RouterStation PRO by ubiquity (Score 1) 334

It ships with (an old version of) OpenWRT preinstalled. It doesn't get better/friendlier than that :)

Add a nice case (for instance from netgate.com - they have them but the page for that product seems to be broken right now, sigh) and powersupply (48V DC, netgate has them too).

Finally, add up to three minipci wifi cards (and make sure to get pigtails and antennas). A good vendor for that stuff is pcengines.ch; the Wistron DNMA92 Atheros 802.11a/b/g/n card is cheap at $26 and it uses the ath9k driver (no binary blobs). PCengines also has cheap pigtails and antennas.

All in all this costs quite a bit more than your run of the mill access point, but this puppy is a lot more powerful than your average access point.

Comment Re:RT (Score 3, Informative) 321

We're at almost 200K tickets. RT scales fine, you just have to tune it a bit. And run it on PostgreSQL, and *definitely* tweak your PostgreSQL for performance.

In older versions, many indexes were missing by default. That may have been fixed more recently. Also, PostgreSQL 8.3 made a huge difference for us performance wise.

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Submission + - Students Design Open Source Video Card 1

acronica writes: With the Open Graphics Project advancing slowly a few students picked up the idea to do it all smaller, faster, and more importantly, cheaper. From the site; "We'd love to have an OGD1 card and are amazed by it's specifications, but for us and a lot of people, this card is simply too much. So that's where this card comes in, to give you all the fun of developing on programmable hardware, designing video cards and architectures, for a price that won't hurt your wallet." Will this make way for open source enthusiasts to build a true open source system?

Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"