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What Really Happened To Ubuntu's Edgy Artwork? 297

Posted by kdawson
from the more-dapper-than-edgy dept.
angrykeyboarder writes, "Many Ubuntu users expressed surprise, dismay, and disappointment when Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) nixed the popular community-developed artwork during the beta phase of Ubuntu 6.10 ('The Edgy Eft'). Some Ubuntu community members were downright shocked, and many were ultimately dissatisfied with the final product. What exactly happened? Short answer: the Art Team was less disturbed than some other community members were. Linux.com has the scoop." Slashdot and Linux.com are both part of OSTG.

First Company Logo Visible From Space 436

Posted by kdawson
from the fast-food-for-aliens dept.
Albert Sandberg writes, "KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) has created the first logo that is visible from space. The construction was made by 65,000 1x1-foot tiles and covers about 2 acres. The logo was built and assembled over about a month and is located in the Nevada desert near Area 51. The article also has a short video showing the construction in time-lapse. Now the aliens know where to get their slimy food :-)"

Machine Gun Sentry Robot Unveiled 845

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the stop-or-my-robosapien-will-shoot dept.
mpthompson writes "Samsung has partnered with a Korean university to develop a robotic sentry equipped with a 5.5mm machine gun. Meant for deployment along the DMZ between North and South Korea, the $200,000 robot employs sophisticated pattern recognition software for targeting humans. No three laws here, but the robot does include a speaker that can be used to politely issue a warning before taking the target out. The promotional video is both scary and funny at the same time."
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Journal: Wondering

Journal by srcosmo
Who else thinks the "plain old text" posting option should auto-linkify web site addresses?

Time and time again, somebody posts an URL in plain text, and the filters mangle it so that the reader has to manually remove the spaces. Suck.

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