Learned quickly to run a magic marker squiggly line over the top of those card decks...
Imagine the laser light shows!
conan.sh writes "The Interactive map of Linux Kernel was expanded and updated to the recent kernel linux-2.6.36. Now the map contains more than four hundred important source items (functions and structures) with links to source code and documentation."
Ralph E. Wolf vs. Sam Sheepdog
swallowed a fly. Just wondering what scares away large langur monkeys?
Ok. This is a case of "nothing new here" from the point of view of "lawful intercept". CALEA just requires the build-in of technology to allow lawful intercept. Nothing wrong with that- right? What could be wrong with capability to enable lawful monitoring? Only lawful uses- right? Unlawful use- won't happen- right? Anyone know how to encrypt voice comm out-of-band? Wiretap that!
Googling CALEA right now...
Off topic but- Me too. I was ready to buy...
In an attempt to answer the OP's question of: "In this digital age what other avenues are there for preserving memories?" I submit this previous
/. post of a 100 year life storage device: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/06/25/0219258/SanDisk-WORM-SD-Card-Can-Store-Data-For-100-Years
inflame writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought. The article states 'The difference is so infinitesimal that it might defy belief that anyone, even physicists, would care. But the new measurements could mean that there is a gap in existing theories of quantum mechanics. "It's a very serious discrepancy," says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who has tried to reconcile the finding with four decades of previous measurements. "There is really something seriously wrong someplace."' Would this indicate new physics if proven?"
KentuckyFC writes "In 2007, a Dutch school teacher named Hanny van Arkel discovered a huge blob of green-glowing gas while combing though images to classify galaxies. Hanny's Voorwerp (meaning Hanny's object in Dutch) is astounding because astronomers have never seen anything like it. Although galactic in scale, it is clearly not a galaxy because it does not contain any stars. That raises an obvious question: what is causing the gas to glow? Now a new survey of the region of sky seems to have solved the problem. The Voorwerp lies close to a spiral galaxy which astronomers now say hides a massive black hole at its center. The infall of matter into the black hole generates a cone of radiation emitted in a specific direction. The great cloud of gas that is Hanny's Voorwerp just happens to be in the firing line, ionizing the gas and causing it to glow green. That lays to rest an earlier theory that the cloud was reflecting an echo of light from a short galactic flare up that occurred 10,000 years ago. It also explains why Voorwerps are so rare: these radiation cones are highly directional so only occasionally do unlucky gas clouds get caught in the crossfire."
Next time they should consider placing two blow out preventers, one right after the other, just in case the first one fails.
I don't use these but thought it would eliminate the need for keys altogether: http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/Beginner-Lock-Pick-Set-p-16146.html
TheOtherChimeraTwin notes that the shuttle Discovery will land at Kennedy Space Center on Monday morning at 8:48 EDT. The craft will make a rare "descending node" overflight of the continental US en route to landing in Florida. Here are maps of the shuttle's path if is lands on orbit 222 as planned, or on the next orbit. Spaceweather.com says: "...it takes the shuttle about 35 minutes to traverse the path shown... Observers in the northwestern USA will see the shuttle shortly after 5 am PDT blazing like a meteoric fireball through the dawn sky. As Discovery makes its way east, it will enter daylight and fade into the bright blue background. If you can't see the shuttle, however, you might be able to hear it. The shuttle produces a sonic double-boom that reaches the ground about a minute and a half after passing overhead."
jimjimovich writes "One new feature in Ubuntu 10.04 that caught my attention is the Desktop in the Cloud project. Ubuntu already has great EC2 support, and it's getting even better. Now you can launch Ubuntu Desktop instances on EC2 and connect to them with an NX client."