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Comment: Membership is not that difficult (Score 2, Insightful) 210

by duncan (#30676428) Attached to: Ubuntu "Memberships" Questioned

I'm a member and I've never contributed a piece of code.

I do a bit of bug triaging and reporting on Launchpad. I work with the Loco here and people locally to get involved and educated in free software using Ubuntu.

If you ask me the membership doesn't do much overall. The major reason I went for it was to get the @ubuntu.com email address that l think helps on the advocacy front when I give someone my business card. Makes it seem more legit in some way.

Comment: You seem surprised for some reason (Score 1) 69

by duncan (#27107847) Attached to: Google Solves Sharing Bug In Google Docs

this raises questions (again) about cloud computing, as well as Google's eternal beta-status for a lot of their services.

What do you mean it raises questions again? Did the questions get put down between the last time a flaw was found in 'the cloud' or Google's beta services and this time?

The questions are the same. The answers are the same. If you're not happy with it don't participate in it.

Security

+ - Canadian Spy Coin's Secrets Revieled

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arthurpaliden writes "An odd-looking Canadian quarter with a bright red flower was the culprit behind a false espionage warning from the Defense Department about mysterious coins with radio frequency transmitters. The harmless "poppy quarter" was so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. Army contractors traveling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them. The worried contractors described the coins as "filled with something man-made that looked like nano-technology," according to once-classified U.S. government reports and e-mails obtained by the AP."
Music

+ - Digg for Music?

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An anonymous reader writes "iJigg is a new websie that allows artists to submit their music, have it rated, discussed and shared through blogs, MySpace and Facebook. However it is not only limited to music — users can also submit Podcasts and general audio calls (prank calls anyone?). iJigg launched today, January 15th, and is already growing fast."

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