Was a failure to stop what happened, no doubt about that.
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No need to move to a proprietary hosting service like Github.
I wrote about this previously: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/savannah
Your coffee leaves with the toilet seat up?
They've done dozens of events at Apple Stores, including the huge Apple store about 100 metres from this Microsoft store.
"free enough to be distributed with the Linux kernel sources"
the firmware files are typically under a license that prohibits modification and even redistribution.
> A desktop os needs a browser (Firefox), text editor (vim), office suite (OpenOffice), PDF reader (evince), window manager (kde), etc
Browser: GNU Icecat, text editor: emacs, office suite: GNOME Office, PDF reader: GNU PDF, window manager: GNOME.
I found its actually hard to get a machine that's decent these days, unless you're prepared to put up with a bit of crap.
The solution is to build your own custom laptop -- http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-laptop-configurator.asp?PRID=25095
If you go for the "VISIONTEK Killer" wireless card, it has an Atheros chipset, so you can distro-hop to your hearts content. They also ship it with no OS if you like.
Rip it all and then use something like beats to figure out the audio fingerprinting and correctly tag things for you.
Why does Microsoft need poop to power their datacenter?
The MS management should know that there is plenty of fuel: Bob, Clippy, Windows NT, Windows Millenium, Windows 8...
If you press stop twice, then hit play, you can generally skip that stuff.
Actually, most cows have an ear-tag that has a number, barcode, and RFID.
Why bother the kids with subdermally insertion; just staple a tag on their right ear!
Here's an idea:
1. Take the money from the companies
2. Deposit it in a bank
3. Take out money to donate (anonymously) to people and groups that are fighting against the companies that are trying to grease your hand
4. Feel good about yourself and keep on sticking it to the companies
Sadly, many people treat others poorly.
Too bad that the assailants doesn't realize that they are assaulting themselves.