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Comment: Local recycling is the best way to go. (Score 4, Interesting) 91

by TerryC101 (#47564351) Attached to: Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers
Before I joined my current company their equipment disposal policy was to have their old equipment picked up as General Purpose electronic scrap. It didn't take long for me to find a local charity that was re-purposing PCs by loading them with Linux Mint and giving them back to people who couldn't afford one in our local community. In the UK we follow the EU law Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... so recycling locally actually kills a few birds at the same time. We follow the law, the charity are happy to confirm that they have receive the equipment for recycling. Which also keeps our accounts people happy as they can track the write offs. Our machines are wiped down as they put a fresh Mint install in place. And we're giving something back into the community. I really don't know why more companies don't put the little bit of extra effort into putting the same kind of relationship in place.

+ - Samsung Gives Up On The Content Business->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Not content to merely be spectacularly successful at selling Android phones, Samsung wants to be taken as seriously as competitors like Apple, Google, and Amazon. Part of that plan was to get into the business of selling content — but that agenda has been a total flop, and now the company is pulling back. Samsung had already shuttered its ebooks service, and is now shutting down its video and music services as well."
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+ - Gravity measurements can predict river flooding ->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "When ground water saturates a river basin, the risk for flooding goes up. So does the strength of Earth’s gravity in that region, ever so slightly, because of the extra mass of the underground water. By using tiny variations in gravity detected from space, researchers report online today in Nature Geoscience that they can identify basins that are primed for flooding if additional rains come—sometimes with several months' warning."
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+ - How Content Management Systems have changed the face of the Internet->

Submitted by sandraLennon3
sandraLennon3 (3534295) writes "The Internet would not be what it is today without content management systems. At its beginnings, the technology supporting it was difficult to use for simple people. There was a time when technology was not dedicated to the masses and when navigating on the Internet from your phone was not necessarily sci-fi, but at least a daunting task."
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Comment: Even worse, UK Parliament to migrate to Microsoft (Score 1) 293

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/03/parliament_heads_for_ms/ I sometimes just don't believe how jaw droppingly stupid my government is. Unless of course they're just trying to cut out the middleman (GCHQ) and give everything streight to the NSA.

+ - Build your own supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi boards->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "When you think do-it-yourself (DIY) computing, you probably think of setting up a screaming gaming computer or putting together the best possible components for the least amount of money. You're almost certainly not considering putting together a supercomputer. Maybe you should. Joshua Kiepert, a doctoral student at Boise State's Electrical and Computer Engineering department, has managed to create a mini-supercomputer using Raspberry Pi (RPi) computers for less than $2,000."
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