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Science

The Proton Just Got Smaller 289

Posted by samzenpus
from the size-does-matter dept.
inflame writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought. The article states 'The difference is so infinitesimal that it might defy belief that anyone, even physicists, would care. But the new measurements could mean that there is a gap in existing theories of quantum mechanics. "It's a very serious discrepancy," says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who has tried to reconcile the finding with four decades of previous measurements. "There is really something seriously wrong someplace."' Would this indicate new physics if proven?"
Earth

Oil-Spotting Blimp Arrives In the Gulf 109

Posted by samzenpus
from the lazy-eye-in-the-sky dept.
GAMP writes "A Navy blimp to assist oil skimming operations will be arriving to the Gulf Coast Wednesday evening, according to the Unified Command Joint Information Center. 'The airship will operate relatively close to shore, primarily supporting skimmers to maximize their effectiveness,' said US Coast Guard Capt. Kevin Sareault."

Comment: Re:Linus has already changed his mind (Score 3, Informative) 457

by xivulon (#22653116) Attached to: Linus Denounces NDISWrapper, Denies It GPL Status
To clarify even further:

* Is ndiswrapper GPL? Yes
* Can ndiswrapper use GPLONLY code? Yes
* Can ndiswrapper "pass" GPLONLY code (export their symbols) to non-GPL modules? NO
* Can ndiswrapper "pass" GPL code without GPLONLY directive to non-GPL modules? YES

The third point is the one that was raised here and that needs to be addressed by either relaxing the GPLONLY directive or rewriting the code.

Operating Systems

+ - Wubi, the next generation of Linux installers->

Submitted by xivulon
xivulon (957825) writes "Wubi is a disruptive technology, it fills the gap between a pure demo (LiveCD or VM) and a real installation. Like a demo it is very easy and safe to try/install/uninstall. Like a real installation it gives you a dual boot setup with full HW access. How easy? We are talking 1-click here... One of Wubi authors explains how this new breed will affect Linux installers."
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Operating Systems

+ - Wubi: new Ubuntu secret weapon?

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An anonymous reader writes "There is a new Ubuntu installer out there that might bring about a small revolution in the Linux world. Think about an installer that allows you to install and uninstall Linux as any other application. An installer that does not require you to burn an ISO, that does not change your partitions, that does not change your bootloader, and still gives you a normal dual-boot setup, with full hardware access. Impossible? Enter Wubi. Wubi sits between a demo and a full installation, bringing you the best of both words. It works like a real installation but it is easy and safe to install and remove like a demo. Wubi was born as an independent (GPL) project, but it will become an official Ubuntu installer in Gutsy. Caveat: it is still in beta."
Spam

+ - Is Linux.org hurting Linux?

Submitted by xivulon
xivulon (957825) writes "Linux.org is not the official Linux website, but millions of people believe it is. Is it a nice, modern, exciting page fostering Linux adoption? Hardly so. Even worse, far too many energies seem to be dedicated to raising money in a way that may even hurt the Linux image... I guess you have to turn adblock off for this one."

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