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+ - The Open-Source Everything Manifesto

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Interesting article at the Guardian about the Open-Source Everything Manifesto, the latest book by Robert David Steele "former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity", who posits (a) that conditions are ripe for a revolution in the USA and the UK and (b) that the only forward for humanity is by open-sourcing everything and conducting all government business — even foreign intelligence — in an open-source, let's-share-everything manner. Robert Steele is known as the inventor of open-source intelligence."

+ - A dinner with NSA General Alexander

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Jennifer Granick, former Civil Liberties Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, now Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, recently had dinner with NSA Director, General Keith Alexander. Her story is well worth reading... Especially for the cognitive dissonance between the NSA objectives and Civil Liberties activists."

+ - 32 Raspberry Pi cluster built to support PhD research->

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Joshua Kiepert, a PhD student at Boise State University has created a small 32 node Beowulf Cluster, (PDF paper) running Arch Linux to support his PhD research. This allowed him to avoid running his simulation on the official (Xeon-powered) cluster of his university for a cost of slightly less than US$ 2000 — which is the price of a single Xeon machine. While the cluster will never break speed record it allowed him to work on his research for quite a reasonable price."
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+ - Hanford nuclear waste vitrification plant "too dangerous"->

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Scientific American reports, in a chilling story, that the Hanford, Washington, nuclear waste vitrification treatment plant is off to a bad start. Bad planning, multiple sources of radioactive waste, leaking containment pools are just the beginning. It's never a good sign when that type of article includes the word "spontaneous criticality", if you follow my drift..."
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+ - Zombie Apocalypse: this is how it all begins->

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Courtesy of Zero Hedge, ladies and gentlemen, this is the official start of the Zombie Apocalypse... A naked man was shot and killed by an officer of the Miami Police Department after chewing through half the face of another person. Interesting detail: according to some witnesses it took half a dozen shots to kill the attacker. Add to this a somewhat related piece of news about a mysterious (parasiting?) disease transforming african children into zombies and it's time to revise your classics before all hell starts to break loose."
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Oracle

+ - Apache Foundation to manage Open Office->

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Despite some licensing problems between the LGPL and the Apache License, it seems Oracle has decided to spin off Open Office and donate it to the Apache Software Foundation. While this is probably due to a lack of interest from Oracle, it is nevertheless good news and may even open the door to a merge of Libre Office and Open Office."
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Sci-Fi

+ - 1977 Star Wars computer graphics->

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "The interestingly named "Topless Robot" has a real trip down memory lane: how the computer graphics of the original Star Wars movie were made. The article points to thisYouTube video of a short documentary made by Larry Cuba, the original artist, explains how he did it. In 1977. Computer graphics and Star Wars: what could be better?"
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