dnix writes: The scientists at the National Ignition Facility, or NIF, at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory are preparing to meet an end-of-month deadline for the first set of experiments in the final stretch of a national effort to achieve the long-sought goal of fusion — a reaction in which more energy is released than put into it. Link to Original Source
Anyway, I had to use a friend computer to watch the image:)
dnix writes: After friday's event David Gewirtz decided to write an open letter to Steve Jobs, asking him to retire! you can read the entire text here. I think most of Apple users they will agree. Link to Original Source
dnix writes: From Physorg.com: "A century after Albert Einstein said we would never be able to observe the instantaneous velocity of tiny particles as they randomly shake and shimmy, so called Brownian motion, physicist Mark Raizen and his group have done so". Link to Original Source
You are right, capitalism in weapon production impose strong market regulation! Anyway, when you read on NYT, why are only Russian's weapons called "deadly"? Is the new missiles that can reach anywhere on Earth built in US a "great achievement"?
dnix writes: Can you believe this? Since Nokia released QT4 under the GPL licence, a group of KDE developers that eventually didn't like the Windows standard interface, decided to do a port of KDE4. You can read the full story on Linux Journal or go directly to the download page. Link to Original Source
josephcmiller2 writes: An image from a full body scanner used at some airports was used to generate a 3D model of a person will full details. The images from the scanner are depth maps, lighter pixels indicate areas that are closer to us and darker pixels indicate areas that are further away. The free Blender modelling software was used to convert this depth map into a 3D model, will incredible details. Warning: content may not be suitable for minors. Link to Original Source
reporter writes: According to a shocking report just published by guardian.co.uk, "A British woman who made a rape complaint in Dubai has been arrested for having illegal sex with her fiance, according to reports. The woman, a 23-year-old from London, said she was raped by a waiter in a luxury hotel after celebrating her engagement to her 44-year-old boyfriend, also from London.
But when she reported the alleged rape to police in the Middle Eastern state she and her boyfriend were arrested for having sex outside marriage and illegal drinking outside licensed premises.
Police began to question the couple about breaking the emirate's strict decency laws. Usual rape procedures were ignored and the woman was given a full medical check and a morning-after pill only after the intervention of British embassy staff, the [Sun] reported." Link to Original Source
dnix writes: "Amber Cummings will not be going to prison for killing her husband. The woman admitted to shooting her husband as he slept in their home in December 2008. Thursday she was sentenced to six years probation, during which time she will continue treatment for what medical experts have described as extreme abuse and torture at the hands of her husband"... Is this the right concept of justice? This woman, too shiny to denounce her husband, she stop to be shiny to put two bullets into his husband head during his sleep. And the man he cannot no more claim his defence (if there is one). We could add a new chapter in Warren Farrell's book, "The myth of male power".
from the please-be-more-specific dept.
aaaaaaargh! writes "I'm using a laptop with Ubuntu 8.04 for work, a netbook with Ubuntu 9.10 when I'm outside, Mac OS X 10.5 for hobby projects, and Windows XP for gaming. For backups, I'm currently using Jungle Disk and Apple's Time Machine, and I use a local svn repository for my work data. Now I need to frequently exchange and synchronize OpenOffice and Latex files and source code in various cross-platform programming languages between one machine and another. Options range from putting everything online (but Jungle Disk disks seem to be too slow for anything else than backup), storing my data on external media like USB sticks or SD cards, or working with copies by synchronizing folders over the network. I don't want to give my data away to some server outside without strong encryption (controlled by me, including the source code) and external media like USB sticks are a bit too fragile according to my taste. The solution should be reliable, relatively failsafe, as simple as possible, and allow me to continue to use Jungle Disk for backup. So what would you recommend?"