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Submission + - World's First LInux Powered Rifle Announced (

stevew writes: In conjunction with the nice article about how guns should be self-aware comes the announcement of the Worlds First Linux Powered Rifle. Should just be a small up-grade to add Google Maps to supply the desired functionality!

Submission + - Admin tries to hard to help LightSquared (

stevew writes: "The Pentagon has worried for months that a project backed by a prominent Democratic donor might interfere with military GPS. Now Congress wants to know if the White House pressured a general to change his testimony." LightSquared is trying to deploy a radio-based Broadband Internet access technology with ground-based radio systems that overlap the GPS band. Now it looks like the administration, in it's attempt to stimulate Broadband deployment, might have interfered with a Congressional witness from the DOD.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb