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Comment Re:Back in the day it was called a bakery (Score 1) 47

Hacker... space. It's a "space"... where people "hack" on their projects. Seems pretty straightforward. The only part that throws people off is the definition of the term "hack," though these days surely we're beyond thinking that's just people who break into computers?

Hackerspaces generally have machine shops, but that's not all they are. They also have lounges, computer labs, biotech labs, kitchens, and whatever else their respective members are interested in.

Comment Re:so? (Score 1) 608

I got one that mentioned it on the packaging.

It also plays "MP4" videos, which are *NOT* mpeg4, but hey, at least it can play videos, right? And that's useful with a .5 inch screen, right?

Comment Re:better algo (Score 3, Interesting) 311

A non-recursive Python version which uses Warnsdorf's heuristic:

It's faster than the one in TFA as well, though it has no backtracking, so it won't find some solutions once you get bigger than 76x76, but at least it doesn't overflow the stack.

It also will tell you whether it found an open, closed, or incomplete path.

Microsoft Details FOSS Patent Breaches 576

CptRevelation writes "Microsoft has released more detailed information on the patents supposedly in breach by the open-source community. Despite their accusations of infringement, they state they would rather do licensing deals instead of any legal action. 'Open-source programs step on 235 Microsoft patents, the company said. Free Linux software violates 42 patents. Graphical user interfaces, the way menus and windows look on the screen, breach 65. E-mail programs step on 15, and other programs touch 68 other patents, the company said. The patent figures were first reported by Fortune magazine. Microsoft also said Open Office, an open-source program supported in part by Sun Microsystems Inc., infringes on 45 patents. Sun declined to comment on the allegation.'"

A First Look At Gaim 2.0 243

surgicaltubing writes to spotlight the progress towards vesion 2.0 for Gaim, the open source, multi-protocol IM client. "The Gaim 2.0 release is nearing its home stretch. The Gaim team released beta 4 last week, with a number of new features and UI improvements." and Slashdot are both part of OSTG.

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