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Comment: Re:Yes! You Can! We have since 2006... (Score 1) 365

by jawildman (#41215979) Attached to: Taking Telecommuting To the Next Level - the RV

(I"ve done this twice for over a year each time)

Definitely recommend these folks' web site (Cherie and Chris)

Also HIGHLY recommend the Escapees Club ( and for the discussion board). This is one of the original organizations for full timers. If you can, their "Boot Camps" are a great way to learn about living on the road and RV's in general. About 1/2 of the people will not have bought their RV yet.

If you don't have a trailer or truck yet, research, shop, shop, research. NEVER believe a trailer salesman about how little truck you need or a truck salesman about how big of a trailer you can pull.


"Super Monkey" Security Force Used At Commonwealth Games 66

Posted by samzenpus
from the fight-monkeys-with-monkeys dept.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has increased the strength of its monkey security team for the Commonwelath Games. The large langur monkeys are used to scare away smaller, more troublesome primate species from sporting arenas and food stalls. "From tomorrow onwards we will increase the number of langurs from 28 to 38. The additional langurs will take care of the Games venues and other important areas," an NDMC official told the Press Trust of India news agency. Sounds like a good idea until the monkeys learn how to throw barrels.

New Handheld Computer Is 100% Open Source 195

Posted by kdawson
from the small-wonder dept.
metasonix writes "While the rest of the industry has been babbling on about the iPad and imitations thereof, Qi Hardware is actually shipping a product that is completely open source and copyleft. Linux News reviews the Ben NanoNote (product page), a handheld computer apparently containing no proprietary technology. It uses a 366 MHz MIPS processor, 32MB RAM, 2 GB flash, a 320x240-pixel color display, and a Qwerty keyboard. No network is built in, though it is said to accept SD-card Wi-Fi or USB Ethernet adapters. Included is a very simple Linux OS based on the OpenWrt distro installed in Linksys routers, with Busybox GUI. It's apparently intended primarily for hardware and software hackers, not as a general-audience handheld. The price is right, though: $99."

Comment: Re:The ideal purpose of GM (ie, when its not some (Score 2, Informative) 762

by jawildman (#12339891) Attached to: Stewart Brand on 'Environmental Heresies'
Coming from a large US farm background (2000+ acres of corn and soybeans) I can say the GM crops reduce fuel and chemical consumption in many ways.

For instance in the 70's, we used to run mechanical cultivators through the corn at least once and the beans 2-4 times to root out the weeds. (think big tractors). Now, my brothers don't even own a cultivator. They use spot treatments of Roundup and other chemicals to kill the weeds. And believe me, at the cost of Roundup, they experiment all the time with reduced concentrations, spot treatments, etc. Fewer trips, fewer chemicals, less cost to the farmer.

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun