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Comment: Re: THANKS FOR BUYERS ! (Score 1) 57

by rycks (#41659741) Attached to: Pedagogical Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For Educational Software

Hello ledow,
please have a look at https://freecode.com/projects/abuledu or https://www.ohloh.net/p/abuledu-leterrier/ or https://www.ohloh.net/p/abuledu-leterrier/enlistments

i'm not alone but yes i'm the leader of this distribution for primary schools since 1998

in 1998 we started without any money, in 2000 i was a one-man company, called rycks (it was my nickname since university) and in 2003 i've setting up a free software company called ryxeo and we hire 6 people who works on educational free software

i don't want to change or find another career, education is a vocation for us, okay we could do better and nicer, with the help of 26 buyers and all the others we would go on and "change the world" (we hope) for our childrens, far away from DRM and other non free software

Thanks,
Éric

Comment: Re:Hmmm.... - English buyers beware as well (Score 1) 57

by rycks (#41656347) Attached to: Pedagogical Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For Educational Software

Hello guys,
i'm sorry but since 1998 i'm working on free software for education and primary school ... in 2005 i've tried to put one of our software into debian, this is the "famous" ITP debian bugtrack

do you know https://www.ohloh.net/p/abuledu-leterrier/ ?

all repositories are open, do you want to commit and send us your translations or patches ? https://www.ohloh.net/p/abuledu-leterrier/enlistments

but free software developpers needs money, this website is a try to make some money with our hand-made work

Éric,
"the spammer" ... woaw, that's new, i'm a spammer :)

Comment: pedagogicbundle.com (Score 1) 338

by rycks (#41655003) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids?

Hello,
we have just launch http://pedagogicbundle.com/ ! This is for children and others:

for very young:

  • mulot to learn mouving mouse, and you could add pictures then make them speaks about what is hidden under the mouse
  • raconte-moi with you can make speaks-books such as http://raconte-moi.abuledu.org/w/4254-the_voyage_of_the_macaroni_man for example but you could make yours and put it on the web (or not)
  • coloriages, just print these B&W drawings, then they could paint on

for others: mathematical tools :)

Éric

Education

+ - Pedagogical Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For Educational software->

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rycks writes "Following on the success of the various Humble Bundles for DRM-free video games and eBooks, there is now a new http://pedagogicalbundle.com/ offer. It includes Mulot for mouse training (childrens or old people), Fubuki the brain breaker with mathematical problems, Mental Calculation to learn and train with mathematical tables, Raconte-moi to share voice over pictures stories, and a package with drawings to paint on. The software is GPL'd, without DRM :) As with the Humble Bundles, you can choose how much you'd like to pay, and how the proceeds are split between any of the authors and others."
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+ - The tech behind Felix Baumgartner's stratospheric skydive->

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MrSeb writes "Felix Baumgartner has successfully completed his stratospheric skydive from 128,000 feet (39km), breaking a record that was set 52 years ago by Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger — that much we know. From the balloon, to the capsule, to the gear that Baumgartner wore during his 730 mph (1174 kph) free fall, the technology behind the scenes is impressive, and in some cases bleeding edge. ExtremeTech takes a deep dive into the tech that kept Baumgartner alive during the three-hour ascent and (much shorter) descent — and the tech that allowed us to watch every moment of the Red Bull Stratos mission live, as captured by no less than 15 digital cameras and numerous other scientific instruments."
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+ - A Supercomputer on the Moon to Direct Deep Space Traffic 1

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Hugh Pickens writes writes "NASA currently controls its deep space missions through a network of 13 giant antennas in California, Spain and Australia known as the Deep Space Network (DSN) but the network is obsolete and just not up to the job of transmitting the growing workload of extra-terrestrial data from deep space missions. That's why Ouliang Chang has proposed building a massive supercomputer in a deep dark crater on the side of the moon facing away from Earth and all of its electromagnetic chatter. Nuclear-powered, it would accept signals from space, store them, process them if needed and then relay the data back to Earth as time and bandwidth allows. The supercomputer would run in frigid regions near one of the moon’s poles where cold temperatures would make cooling the supercomputer easier, and would communicate with spaceships and earth using a system of inflatable, steerable antennas that would hang suspended over moon craters, giving the Deep Space Network a second focal point away from earth. As well as boosting humanity's space-borne communication abilities, Chang's presentation at a space conference (PDF) in Pasadena, California also suggests that the moon-based dishes could work in unison with those on Earth to perform very-long-baseline interferometry, which allows multiple telescopes to be combined to emulate one huge telescope. Best of all the project has the potential to excite the imagination of future spacegoers and get men back on the moon."

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