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+ - Icom America sponsors ham radio study website->

Submitted by Taxilian
Taxilian (516595) writes "Icom America, one of the largest manufacturers of Amateur Radio equipment in the world, has just announced that it will be sponsoring the relatively new ham radio study website HamStudy.org. This is interesting given the close ties that Icom has with many other study websites and companies that deal with amateur radio license exam preparation and that the other websites are extremely entrenched and well connected. HamStudy aims to provide free and modern (HTML5) tools to people trying to get involved with Ham Radio."
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Comment: A couple issues come to mind (Score 1) 742

by decriptor (#23731023) Attached to: Open Source Killing Commercial Developer Tools
First, it was the commercial market that didn't have the time of day for Linux and open source. So, what did we do... We created our own.
Second, If the open source tools are good enough for the job why should I pay for yours and not donate/contribute to the open source one.
Third, how many people buy Visual Studio? Don't blame the open source community for a slightly better or equivalent than/to FOSS application.
Fourth, nothing like getting slashdotted to get some free marketing.
Upgrades

+ - Linux 2.6.23 goes stable.

Submitted by technosattva
technosattva (761682) writes "After some time and various release candidates, kernel.org now says:

"The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.6.23"


While it may take some time for this to trickle down into the various distributions this is exciting news. The new kernel includes various features, such as integration of Xen, and the new scheduling algorithm.

To everyone who has contributed, Thank you!"
Slashdot.org

Introducing the Slashdot Firehose 320

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the who-wants-to-drink-from-the-firehose dept.
Logged in users have noticed for some time the request to drink from the Slashdot Firehose. Well now we're ready to start having everybody test it out. It's partially a collaborative news system, partially a redesigned & dynamic next-generation Slashdot index. It's got a lot of really cool features, and a lot of equally annoying new problems for us to find and fix for the next few weeks. I've attached a rough draft of the FAQ to the end of this article. A quick read of it will probably answer most questions from how it works, what all the color codes mean, to what we intend to do with it.
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+ - Do Not Call Registry gets wake-up call-> 2

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coondoggie
coondoggie writes "If you signed up for the federal or your state's Do Not Call Registry a few years ago, you might want to thing about refreshing it. Pennsylvanians this week got a wake up call, so to speak from the state's Attorney General Tom Corbett who kicked off a public awareness campaign designed to remind people what many have forgotten or never knew — that the 2002 law set registrations to expire after five years. That is of course unless you want to start hearing from those telemarketers as you sit down to dinner. Corbett said about 2 million people signed up in the immediate aftermath of the law taking effect and those who do not act by Sept. 15 will have their numbers dropped from the registry on Nov. 1. The Pennsylvania action is a reminder that the National Do Not Call Registry has a five year life span as well. The Federal Trade Commission is set to being a nation campaign in Spring 2008 to remind all US citizens to refresh their federal Do Not Call Registry standing. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/18066"
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