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Submission + - Free public wi-fi for Swindon, England. (bbc.co.uk)

Claws Of Doom writes: The BBC are reporting that Swindon Borough Council is to offer free public wi-fi internet access to all the town's residents. Subscribers to the service — to be called Signal — will have limited access but could pay for enhancements to the service, such as 20Mb/s speed upgrades. This fee would be "significantly less" than current broadband suppliers, scheme bosses estimate. The £1m project will be run by Digital City UK Ltd, in which Swindon Borough Council has a 35% share.

Comment Re:You Don't. That's the point. (Score 1) 218

Car Analogy: If you're doing your own oil changes, and instead of hauling the waste oil to a recycler, you dump it into your backyard, don't complain when you try and sell your house and the highest bid still leaves you $100,000 underwater on your mortgage, or requires you to spend $150,000 remediating it. Your property is worth less than it could have been, had you only been a better steward of it.

I'd hate to see your house analogies.

Comment As an astrophys graduate (Score 1) 276

I have to confess that sometimes the gentlest intoductions were the best. The most expensive book on my reading list was Astronomy: The Evolving Universe, by Zeilik. I still love reading it to this day. Yes, maybe too many pictures for those that like the heavy stuff. If you really want to understand the basic principles - introduced in an absolutely clear manner - you won't get better.
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Submission + - Yoper 3.0 - Codename 'TITANIUM' released (yoper.com)

User_Program writes: "The Yoper team, together with lead-developer Tobias Gerschner, are proud to announce the long awaited stable release of Yoper GNU/Linux 3.0, codename 'Titanium'. This release ships with Kernel 2.6.21.1 including the ck-patchset including the SD scheduler, Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, Koffice 1.6.3, Firefox 2.0.0.4 and a vaste range of other cutting-edge desktop packages. If you want to see what has changed since the rc2 release check out the changelog. This release is available in 4 fashions: The slim cd is approx. 142 MB big and for those who like to build a rather custom system. The single cd is approx. 690 MB big and the appriate choice for the average user. The live cd is approx. 705 MB big and for those who rather want to have installed all in 1 go and also like to preview what they get. The DVD Version is approx. 3.7 GB big. It is purely intended for those who do not have internet at home and really need as many packages locally as they can get. This version will only be available as a torrent seed due to the traffic this ISO will generate. The information about the tracker will be available here approx on Monday 12 a.m. CET."

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