I still have the HP. Guess where I'm typing this from?... Yep, the HP running Lubuntu 13.04, and it works *surprisingly* well.
What?! How'd you upgrade from HPUX 10? (Half serious - I actually own a HP A9000/715 in working condition. It's just a bit difficult to find software for it.)
I have been using RSSowl for years and will keep doing so as I never found a better reader. Runs almost everywhere, displays RSS, manages feeds and is quite configureable.
uh... and it's free and open source, of course.
the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-meter copper pole
be? The water-lifting dynamo is obvious, but "30-meter copper pole"? Some sort of bipolar antenna?
Blender is the only 3d software I know where its impossible to learn without a manual.
What else do you know, then? As just another "pro", I don't feel ashamed to say that I was unable to get anything out of Cinema 4D without the manual when I tried for the first time. Not even to talk about AutoCAD in 3D mode. I dare to claim that practically nobody will get anything three-dimensional done using AutoCAD without the help of a manual (still hard enough) or some training. Maybe newer versions are better, but anything I've seen between 1992 and 2009 was just terrible.
This applies even to 3D software said to be user-friendly, like p.e. VectorWorks. I've seen three freshman classes start with VW and C4D at the university - but I've never seen anyone successfully design even 2D objects without training. I don't say that Blender's interface or documentation are very good (especially the documentation is plain awful, IMO.) But I don't think other tools of similar complexity are that much easier to handle.
He's completely right. As a gov monitor the guy did not have to hack into anything. Everything was already there. Technically, he did not even have to use equipment in a different way as he was expected to - and blackmail hardly qualifies as "social engineering".
No hack found here. Just a cheap and nasty case of corruption - but what else would you expect from a professional denouncer?