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Comment Re:Roundabouts (Score 1) 1173

The intersection does not have street lights. There are stop signs in three directions, but one of the directions is exempt if you are turning right, and the opposite facing traffic can turn left at the same time, resulting in both parties turning onto the same street at the same time - with only 200' of two-lane before it turns back into a single lane road! This is all compounded by the Tim Horton's that is right on the corner. It is a very dangerous intersection, I've seen many accidents caused by people who don't understand the flow of traffic. I can't help but think that a roundabout would lessen the danger in using this particular intersection.

Comment I keep mine (Score 1) 2

I collect them, even after they become useful. I will go to book sales (fundraisers, library sales, etc.) and purchase old technical books. If you really want to get rid or them find a charity in your area that has book sales (in my city I prefer Big Brothers/Big Sisters, they have a sale every year) and give them the books. Alternatively you can simply recycle them at the appropriate recycling facility.

Submission + - Voyager Set to Enter Interstellar Space - NASA Sci (nasa.gov)

Phoghat writes: "More than 30 years after they were launched, NASA's two Voyager probes have traveled to the edge of the solar system and are on the doorstep of interstellar space.
Today, April 28, 2011, NASA held a live briefing to reflect on what the Voyager mission has accomplished--and to preview what lies ahead as the probes prepare to enter the realm of the Milky Way itself."

Debian

Submission + - Debian, openSUSE, Arch, Gentoo and Grml merge (opensuse.org) 2

tomhudson writes: "debian, arch linux, opensuse, grml, and gentoo are merging to create a new distro:

We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common goal instead of creating more diversity.

Canterbury will be as technologically simple as Arch, as stable as Debian, malleable as Gentoo, have a solid Live framework as Grml, and be as open minded as openSUSE..

Arch Linux developer Pierre Schmitz explained:

Arch Linux has always been about keeping its technology as simple as possible. Combining efforts into one single distribution will dramatically reduce complexity for developers, users and of course upstream projects. Canterbury will be the next evolutionary step of Linux distributions.

This will without a doubt put pressure on Ubuntu."

Comment I kind of doubt it (Score 1) 2

I received a similar e-mail and of course I didn't bother to open the attachment - straight into the deleted items! At any rate, UPS does not have my e-mail address. They don't even deliver packages where I live (they use a third-party agent for any deliveries here). It's simply another form of e-mail trickery by the spammers of the world.
Security

Submission + - HBGary CEO Speaks Out on Anonymous Hack (threatpost.com) 1

Gunkerty Jeb writes: HBGary CEO, Greg Hoglund speaks out about the Anonymous hack, or lack there of. In a two part interview, he blames a Google call center and his own corporate futility, while deriding Anonymous for what he calls "cyber-thuggery," and claiming Anonymous is not what they say, but rather a small collection of criminal hackers and and propaganda peddling pseudo-journalists.
Facebook

Submission + - Does Facebook Violate RFC2142? (facebook.com) 2

nuckfuts writes: "An e-mail sent to abuse@facebook.com resulted in an automated response saying:

Unfortunately, the email address you are using to reach us is no longer available. In order to best assist you, we have provided avenues of support for specific issues that are located in our Help Center. Please follow the link that best suits your problem.

All the provided links require logging in to Facebook. Since I don't have a Facebook account, it appears I cannot report abuse. Is this not a violation of RFC2142 ?"

AI

Submission + - Talking to computers? 4

merlock18 writes: "Is it un-natural to talk to a computer? After discussing the outcome of the Jeapordy game with some colleagues, they seem to think it is mildly 'scary' to talk to a computer and have it competently talk back. Is this what everyone thinks? I was thinking to myself how much I would like to be able to even tell my computer to open programs by telling it vocally. A simple idea that I am fairly surprised is not common. Am I a minority in this one? Do people just not like the idea of talking (without cursing) to a computer, let alone have it act or reply? Would anyone else be interested in building their own mini-Watson, or is this just 'scary?' Price is an obstacle. We can't all afford multpiple servers to get an answer in milliseconds but I can afford a pretty robust set of hardware and I dont mind waiting 45 seconds for an answer. Discuss"

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