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Comment: Re:It's the connectivity (Score 1) 450

by linuxwonder (#34695404) Attached to: Thin Client, Or Fat Client? That Is the Question
Right on! I have been trying to convince my Network guy of just this very same thing. Centralized computing was thought to be a dumb idea a decade or so ago so everybody switched to a desktop environment. Now we are told that we should switch back to an environment that would essentially be the same thing. Still a bad idea!
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Cooking With Your USB Ports 188

Posted by samzenpus
from the sorry-your-dinner-crashed dept.
tekgoblin writes "Wow, I would never have thought to try and cook food with the power that a standard USB port provides, but someone did. A standard port provides 5V of power, give or take a little. I am not even sure what it takes to heat a small hotplate, but I am sure it is more than 5V. It looks like the guy tied together around 30 USB cables powered by his PC to power this small hotplate. But believe it or not, it seems to have cooked the meat perfectly."
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Man Builds His Own Subway 174

Posted by samzenpus
from the everyone-needs-a-hobby dept.
jerryjamesstone writes "Everybody is into rail these days; it is the greenest way to get around next to a bike. Leonid Mulyanchik has been into it for years since before the Berlin Wall fell, since before the first Macintosh, building his own private underground Metro railway system. English-Russia says that he has been doing it with his pension, that it is all legal and approved and that he is still at it. Gizmodo calls it 'Partly the traditional, inspiring, one man against all odds type of persistence, but more the obsessive, borderline insane persistence.'" Update: 06/02 07:33 GMT by T : And if you're the type to visit Burning Man, you can actually ride a home-made monorail this summer, too.
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Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Posted by timothy
from the not-just-register-their-displeasure dept.
Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"

Comment: Re:Let it go! IE is expensive .... for webdevelope (Score 1) 477

by linuxwonder (#30157630) Attached to: Microsoft Aims To Close Performance Gap With Internet Explorer 9
Amen! Whenever my boss asks me how long it will take to develop a web page, I first ask him if he wants it to work in IE. If he says yes, I double the time estimate!!!!! So for every hour I spend code JS for FF I spend another hour "fixing" it for IE.

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