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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City 200

Posted by samzenpus
from the cooling-things-off dept.
mdsolar writes with an update on the People's Climate March. More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit. Early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as the largest climate march in history, far bigger than the Forward on Climate rally held in Washington, D.C., last year. High-profile environmentalists including Bill McKibben, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva marched alongside policymakers such as Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former Vice President Al Gore were also there, and more than 550 buses carried in people from around the country.

Comment: Re:You want a ChromeBook (Score 1) 334

Second the Chromebook, Although keep in mind about printing (I recommend Epson Here. Must be Google Cloud Print ready but probably won't like Dial up) and Dial up to Ethernet is hard to find and expensive.

What they really need is something like the Landel Mailbug A simple one purpose device just for mailing, but it seems like all of these devices either are very proprietary with expensive service plans, Don't service outside the US, or the company that made the device is out of business and the device is derelict.

Comment: Thing MS needs to address right now. (Score 1) 330

by Deathlizard (#47908351) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

1) Pay to win Clause in Eula: Keep or Scrap. Scrapping it would make a lot of friends in the Minecraft Community, Especially server admins and considering it started the whole Bukkit mess. Speaking of Bukkit...

2) Open source the server: Yes or No. MS (Or Mojang for that matter) doesn't make money on the server. Open sourcing it would also be a Olive branch to the Minecraft community. It obviously wouldn't be GPL, but MS-PL or MS-RL is a possibility.

3) Java: Yes or No. MS Hates Java and Oracle. I'm sure at some point they will make an attempt to make Minecraft on a more Microsoft Friendly Code Platform. This could be good news or bad news depending on which OS platform you use, and which code platform they decide to build it on.

Comment: Re: Scrap all the rules (Score 1) 104

As a young ham, myself and another member of our club were rebuked for what we thought was a clever workaround to a persistent jammer. We came up with a list of repeaters, assigning a number to each. When a jammer would come along, we'd simply say "meet me on number 4" and we'd QSY to that repeater to continue our QSO.

At a subsequent meeting, one of the OM officers of our club told us to knock it off as it could run afoul of the "codes & ciphers" prohibiting of part 97.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 1) 354

by Deathlizard (#47844033) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Might as well add to my post...

9) Mojang COO says stuff no one cares about.
10) Majority of Bukkit devs do their best Cartman Impressions.
11) Other outside and secondary server projects debate whether they should put on their red shirt and blue hat.

At this point in time. Bukkit is dead regardless of the outcome. If I was Mojang I would name the next update the MODAPI update if they are serious about continuing server mod development.

Comment: Re:What the heck? (Score 3, Informative) 354

by Deathlizard (#47841237) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

They Decompiled and Deobfuscated the original MC code and modified it to create Bukkit.
Mojang Terms says "2) Do not redistribute our games or any alterations of our game files."
Considering that Bukkit is redistributed alterations of the original server game files, "Stole" is in the right context.

Comment: Re:What the heck? (Score 5, Informative) 354

by Deathlizard (#47840975) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

1) Modders hate Minecraft Server code because it does nothing but play minecraft.
2) Modders Steal Minecraft Server code, Modify it, and GPL it. Thus Developing Bukkit
3) Other Coders as well as original Modders (now Bukkit Devs) add Code to Bukkit to make it better.
4) Mojang instead of DMCA'ing the Hell out of Bukkit, hires all major Bukkit Devs, Allows Bukkit to continue.
5) Mojang enforces clause in EULA, making Play to Win servers Illegal. Since P2W is the primary method most MC Servers survive on, Drama Ensues.
6) Lead Bukkit Dev over EULA Enforcement pulls a Cartman, Says "Screw you Guys! I'm A Goin Hume" and ends bukkit.
7) Mojang says "Not so fast! We bought Bukkit when we hired devs and the original devs will continue it". Since Bukkit asset sales were never disclosed when the devs got hired, More Drama Ensues.
8) Wolvereness asks Mojang if Stolen MC code is GPL since they own Bukkit now. Mojang says No. DMCA's Bukkit and all derivatives due to stolen MC code not GPL'd and Therefore GPL on Bukkit is not valid and he wants his code back.

Comment: Re:Even older than that (Score 1) 359

by Deathlizard (#47824613) Attached to: How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

While the Ti-82 is based on the 81, they have some sizable differences:

2k vs 28k Ram
no PC link vs PC link.
Much More Programming commands and functions on the Ti-82 vs the 81.

The Ti-82, 83 and 84 series however, are virtually identical other than a few added features and flash memory.

Comment: Re:Walled Gardener (Score 1) 126

by Deathlizard (#47780647) Attached to: Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

They're still doing a piss poor Job of Tending it.

Searched for 7zip and openoffice on the app store, got fake apps that directs you to a site full of scam ads. Can't get it to show up in the html5 web store though, so I guess it's a start.

if you have windows 8, go to the store and report them. it's the only way MS will act on this.

Comment: Switching to Libreoffice? (Score 1, Insightful) 190

by Deathlizard (#47746811) Attached to: Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

I not sure how switching from Openoffice to Libreoffice is going to solve their problems. I know that Libreoffice has better compatibility and all, and I use it, but it's still rough to use vs MS Office.

The example I use the most is Mail Merging. It's stupid proof in MS Office, but in Libreoffice it's a literal pain in the rear to do, especially if a Spreadsheet is involved.

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