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Comment Re:ePub (Score 1) 348

ePub is modified HTML. Or rather, it's just strict XML with stylesheets, bundled up into a zip file. That's it. If you can make a web page, you can make an ePub.

I find calibre to be a wonderful tool for creating/converting simple ebooks. Runs on Linux/Windows/Mac

Haven't tried it with anything really complex yet though.

What I really like, is that I can take a Project Gutenberg e-text, and easily convert it from plain text to epub in seconds.


Wine 1.2 Release Candidate Announced 165

An anonymous reader writes "After evolving over 15 years to get to 1.0, a mere 2 years later and Wine 1.2 is just about here. There have been many many improvements and plenty of new features added. Listing just a few (doing no justice to the complete change set): many new toolbar icons; support for alpha blending in image lists; much more complete shader assembler; support for Arabic font shaping and joining, and a number of fixes for video rendering; font anti-aliasing configuration through fontconfig; and improved handling of desktop link files. Win64 support is the milestone that marks this release. Please test your favorite applications for problems and regressions and let the Wine team know so fixes can be made before the final release. Find the release candidate here."

Woman Claims Wii Fit Caused Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome 380

Amanda Flowers always liked her Wii Fit but now she can't get enough of it. Amanda claims a fall from her balance board damaged a nerve and has left her suffering from persistent sexual arousal syndrome. From the article: "The catering worker said: 'It began as a twinge down below before surging through my body. Sometimes it built up into a trembling orgasm.' A doctor diagnosed her with persistent sexual arousal syndrome due to a damaged nerve."

Comment Re:Because selling "Shine on you crazy diamond IV" (Score 1) 601

I have yet to hear an entire Pink Floyd album played on the radio.

That probably just means you're too young to remember radio stations whose format was termed "album rock". I've heard Dark Side, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and Meddle all played as entire albums on the radio. DJs loved it back then because it gave them nice long breaks. These days where everything is computerized, it's not an issue. Hell, I can set my computer up on random play with no repeats and it'll run for a month before it runs out of material.


The Final Release of Apache HTTP Server 1.3 104

Kyle Hamilton writes "The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.42 of the Apache HTTP Server ('Apache'). This release is intended as the final release of version 1.3 of the Apache HTTP Server, which has reached end of life status There will be no more full releases of Apache HTTP Server 1.3. However, critical security updates may be made available."

Comment Re:Great (Score 1) 272

The nightly for Lightning seems to work pretty good, though I've run into a couple of bugs. (ate one my calendars - fortunately I backup often!)

I've been using the beta for 3.0 for a while now, and one feature of 2.x that I liked that does not seem to be present is the ability to display a single message as HTML. I generally do email as plain text, but occasionally I will want to see the html version of a message. Having a single button to allow for that (and the associated pulling of remote images and such) is useful. I don't want all email to be html-enabled because I generally distrust webbugs, and I don't want to assist spammers.

Have I missed something? Does anyone have any good/useful suggestions?

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