just open source firmware and software
A man of faith is someone who accepts anything his religion tells him without question.
In other words a fecking idiot.
"Copyright on My Personal Information, Data and Meta-data"
All rights reserved
No part of this publication may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form
without the prior permission of the publisher (myself),
nor circulated in any form without a similar condition
being imposed on any subsequent purchaser/user.
"My Personal Data"
~credit card details
~log of events of your life
very visible and present it to sites before you use their sites.
Now you hold all this data and anyone wishing to use your data asks permission
and you grant permission with whatever restrictions you want.
Using various websites usually allows them to commandeer your data
Whose legal rights would come first ???
Hopefully yours as you are the primary owner of the data.
Your data and meta-data is valuable,
now you can make money from its use,
or not as you see fit.
Now you never have to fill in a web form again.
A web site is given access for a restricted time
with restrictions on dissemination
to a restricted subset of your data as you see fit.
Sequestration is a big load of crap to attract government funding.
If all those research bucks are spent planting trees we'll all be better off.
It was Bills company, when he went Microsoft went.
Everyone has seen Steve Ballmer in action
what did we expect???
It's natural attrition, who cares, lets see what tomorrow brings.
Maybe a real, caring company will come to the fore.
Last two IT jobs were pack your desk... now,
shorter notice than a casual job.
In my current industry we just follow the good contracts.
Contractors often ask me to come across to the new sub-contracting firm.
Same work, different company paying the cheque.
In Australia, and I believe across the world many workers are casualties of casualisation.
Government bodies outsource and love the flexibility of a casual workforce.
It works both ways, they call me when they want me to work,
I take whatever time off I like, I leave when I like.
No work today, go surfing,
go surfing, no work today,
has a comfortable symmetry about it.
No background testing has been done to ascertain what chemicals naturally occur. No permanent testing has been mandated. Independent testing is the only believable testing, who pay-rolled the testing who is involved in the testing, there is a revolving door between industry and government so many are tainted. If in doubt, don't do it. The protests worked in northern NSW, home of the tree-hugging hippy.
Put your 2nd hand mill into a big room, level it, set up power, comms, vacuum, controllers, tool changer, bits, start designing your models, wow just spent $$$$big
I've read Tracks since I was a grommet. ( the surfers bible )
There's one in the work ute, one here on my desk and one in the dunny.
If you don't surf you won't understand.
I make wooden surfboards.
surfboard specific cad - Boardcad (GPL)
cad to mesh model - Gcad3d (Freeware)
cleanup mesh model - Meshlab (GPL)
model to gcode - Pycam (GPL)
running the mill - LinuxCNC (GPL & LGPL)
I have had great help from the people who wrote these pieces of software.
I also purchased BobCAD but don't like using it.
An early board is on the Gcad site in the gallery, (it became a board).
You are not alone in the open source community.
I own my own system,
very quickly got over being owned by Apple,
Apple want to own the world just as Micro$oft did,
Gates is gone, Windows is a has been,
Jobs is gone, waiting for Apple to go stale.
I just want the freedom to install my favourite flavour of Linux to whichever device, tablet or phone just as I currently do with my pc without hacking.
And the businesses tend to congregate close to the centre of the most crowded metropolises
and want their workers to work the same hours to cause the worst traffic congestion.
Two weeks ago we had massive fires across about a quarter of the continent.
But that's alright because the fires are being put out by a cyclone/rain depression.
We're in Brisbane surrounded by flooding which has gone from the top of the cape
and is now going down into N.S.W.
For you small minded people that's over 3000 Km in a week.
and it's still going down the coast probably run out to sea tomorrow
down N.S.W. south coast, but it's still pissing down here.
If you have your head where the sun don't shine,
I don't expect you will notice the drastic weather.
The only good thing about global warming is the surf is only going to get better.
The "killer feature" for me on Gmail is conversation view, where it groups messages together in conversations,
Thunderbird has a thread filter, easy peasy