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+ - Wikileaks needs help!

Submitted by st1d
st1d (218383) writes "Support Wikileaks Technically, Financially

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Wikileaks is currently overloaded by readers. This is a regular difficulty that can only be resolved by deploying additional resources. If you support our mission, you can help us by integrating new hardware into our project infrastructure or developing software for the project. Become patron of a WikiLeaks server or other parts of our technology, adding more pillars to the stability and balance of the WikiLeaks platform. Servers come trouble-free and legally fortified, software is uniquely challenging..

If you can provide rackspace, power and an uplink, or a dedicated server or storage space, for at least 12 months, or software development work for WikiLeaks, please write to wl-supporters@sunshinepress.org

To concentrate on raising the funds necessary to keep us alive into 2010, we have very reluctantly suspended all other operations, until Jan 6.

The Sunshine Press (WikiLeaks) is an non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public. Through your support we have exposed significant injustice around the world — successfully fighting off over 100 legal attacks in the process. Although our work produces reforms daily and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2008 Economist Freedom of Expression Award as well as the 2009 Amnesty International New Media Award, these accolades do not pay the bills. Nor can we accept government or corporate funding and maintain our absolute integrity. It is your strong support alone that preserves our continued independence and strength.

We have received hundreds of thousands of pages from corrupt banks, the US detainee system, the Iraq war, China, the UN and many others that we do not currently have the resources to release. You can change that and by doing so, change the world."

Comment: Re:Simply put (Score 1) 528

by st1d (#30350592) Attached to: Will Tabbed Windows Be the Next Big Thing?

The point is, it's an option, and folks like yourself never have to use it. Besides, at least the KDE folks are doing more interesting things than changing color schemes and moving menu items around every release... :)

As for browser tabs, I find them pretty useful. Yes, I'm only doing a single thing at a given moment, but they allow me to scan a news site like Slashdot, clicking to open interesting articles in new tabs, then peruse through them at my leisure, without "losing my place" when the phone rings or there's another interruption.

The real benefit to apptabs will be the ability to open several programs as one, which will be tremendously useful to programmers, multimedia folks, and others who generally have a mess of programs open to do a single job, but switch projects repeatedly throughout the day, especially contractors, who need to keep things straight while they're working for, and interacting with, multiple clients.

One desktop icon opening everything I need for a project without having to script a custom startup icon or tweak those scripts as the project progresses? I like that! :)

Comment: Re:Divorce? (Score 2, Interesting) 633

by st1d (#29184477) Attached to: Thanks For the ... Eight-Track, Uncle Alex

Tossing out the TV would save a lot of marriages. Folks don't talk anymore, they drool into the tube for hours on end. Plus, people see things on TV, decide they need that in their life, and throw away perfectly good relationships because of some cheesy screenwriting. Of course, it doesn't help marrying someone for superficial reasons...like Ron White says, you can buy a bigger rack, but you can't fix stupid. :)
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As for the topic, I'd go with archival CD/DVDs (read-only) for the things you can't print, they're popular enough now that even if the disk warps or is otherwise obsolete, there should be someone around who will still have the ability to extract information from them. Might want to toss in a pack of baseball cards or something else that will accumulate in value during that time, just to pay for it, though. lol

Comment: Re:Nope, there isn't. (Score 1) 175

by st1d (#25694893) Attached to: Good Cross-Platform Speech-Recognition Programs?

Same here. The mouse is a killer with RSI after a while, but the keyboard only bugs me if I'm typing for a couple solid hours. Linux helps a lot, letting me configure things so when it does start to become a problem, I'm not totally knocked out, or forced to suffer to finish a project. Of course, micro-softheads can't admit that their billion dollar company is getting it's tail kicked by free software, so they have to spam IT sites with comments that don't even address the question.

Speaking of the question, I haven't found anything useful all-around for such things. Each system has it's quirks, some go haywire in certain types of noise environments, others are geared towards a certain system, (Mac), and their ports don't perform as well under a different set of common commands (such as Unix or Windows). Plus, as someone else alluded to, some are good for command use, while others tend to be better for dictation.

So, still, a decade after these things appeared, it's a matter of trial and error for your particular situation. Unfortunately, because this stuff is so heavily patented, there's unlikely to be little improvement in the future, as only a limited number of people are working on these systems, and the lawyers are getting more done than the designers.

Too bad, too. Imagine what could be done if people weren't restrained by their typing speed, and could just pour out their thoughts as they came to them. Well, I mean productive people...

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