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+ - Served a fresh-baked loaf of Sourdough bread:

Submitted by kclittle
kclittle (625128) writes "Served a fresh-baked loaf of Sourdough bread:
1) I'll take a crusty end piece.
2) I'll take a middle piece with a bit of crust.
3) I'll eat just the center of a middle piece, and toss the crust.
4) With enough butter, I'll eat erasers.
5) I'll eat whatever Cowboy Neal slops on my plate."
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Directed Energy Weapon Downs Mosquitos 428

Posted by samzenpus
from the two-pound-hammer-and-ten-penny-nail dept.
wisebabo writes "Nathan Myhrvol demonstrated at TED a laser, built from parts scrounged from eBay, capable of shooting down not one but 50 to 100 mosquitos a second. The system is 'so precise that it can specify the species, and even the gender, of the mosquito being targeted.' Currently, for the sake of efficiency, it leaves the males alone because only females are bloodsuckers. Best of all the system could cost as little as $50. Maybe that's too expensive for use in preventing malaria in Africa but I'd buy one in a second!" We ran a story about this last year. It looks like the company has added a bit more polish, and burning mosquito footage to their marketing.

Comment: Hmmm... (Score 1) 368

by kclittle (#30853698) Attached to: 75% of Linux Code Now Written By Paid Developers
> It's not clear from the article why anyone should perceive a contradiction between having high ideals and getting paid to do something you enjoy.

Sure, it's cool to be able to say that you're paid to work on the Linux kernel. But how many of that paid 75% would do it for free? How many would have to do something else to put food on the table if there were not a corporation to pay them?

What I take away from this is the fact that the Linux "community" is dominated by corporations. In many cases (but not all), for-profit corporations, all trying to compete against several other for-profit corporations named Microsoft, Apple, Google, Oracle, etc.

"If that makes any sense to you, you have a big problem." -- C. Durance, Computer Science 234

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