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Comment Re:KDE version (Score 5, Informative) 235

They audit every line of code they ship, including the external stuff they don't write.

I keep seeing this, but it is not entirely correct. According to their own FAQ they do not audit ports or packages to the same degree as the base system. One must assume that the "external stuff" has not been through an audit at all when installing a port/package.
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq15.html#Intro

The Media

Submission + - R.I.P. Linux Advocate and Writer Joe Barr 1

Roblimo writes: "Our colleague Joe Barr sometimes described himself as a doddering old geek. Many knew him as a Linux evangelist; others knew him from his ham radio activities. And those of us who worked with Joe knew him in all of his sometime irascible, often funny moods. Joe was always one of our favorite people, and we are devastated to report that he died at home, unexpectedly, last night. Joe Barr was a reporter and editor for Linux.com, which is owned by the same company that owns Slashdot."
Microsoft

Submission + - Why wont MS listen to me when I report a bug?

bsossaman writes: I've been telling them about this for a while and it's still in Vista. Ever try to ping 192.168.1.64? Sure, resolves fine. The problem comes in when you have embedded system programmers that like to pad with zeros and VP's that are unable to think clearly. Try pinging 192.168.001.064. Hmm, didn't think that was the same as 192.168.1.52. Try to start a ping at 192.168.001.008. Hours of fun!
Operating Systems

Submission + - Novell Goes Public with MS Patent Agreement Docume

duedilly writes: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2136947,00.as p?kc=EWKNLEDP052907A "...The text of the 144-page 10-K filing does not get into the specifics of the Microsoft deal, but it does include, subject to some redactions, the full three Microsoft agreement documents: the second amended and restated technical collaboration agreement, the first amended and restated business collaboration agreement and the patent cooperation agreement...."
Google

Submission + - Most Dangerous Tornados on Google Maps Mashup

cfaslave writes: "GeoCommons has made a Google Maps Mashup showing where the strongest and most fatal tornadoes have hit. There are definitely places where Tornadoes have hit several times hence the term "Tornado Alley". This map on GeoCommons shows you where those places are. Very Cool use of a Google Maps Mashup! Tornado Alleys on Google Maps"
Announcements

Submission + - Flying Dog Brewery releases Open Source Beer

Brianne Covel writes: "Denver, CO — May 29, 2007 — Denver's Flying Dog Brewery today announced plans to release what is believed to be the first "open source" beer to hit the market in the U.S. "Open source" is a term most commonly used in the software industry and refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. In this case, Flying Dog's Open Source Beer Project will allow beer drinkers and homebrewers to create or recommend modifications to the recipe. The Open Source Beer Project will start as a Dopplebock but the style may evolve as participants offer ideas and tweak the recipe. "We are encouraging input on every part of the recipe, down to how what variety of hops we should use, how much we should use and when we should add them," said Flying Dog's Head Brewer, Matt Brophy. Flying Dog's Director of Marketing, Neal Stewart says that this is a unique way for consumers to participate in the creation of a new beer. "The Open Source Beer is a truly collaborative project and gives our loyal fans the opportunity to buy a beer that they actually played a major role in creating." The Open Source Beer will be Flying Dog's latest "Wild Dog" release and will hit stores in October. Wild Dogs are extremely limited edition beers that come exclusively in hand filled, corked and labeled 750ml bottles. Only 5000 bottles of the Open Source Wild Dogs will be available to the public. Flying Dog's current Wild Dog is a whiskey barrel-aged version of their popular Gonzo Imperial Porter. For more information on the Open Source Beer Project, please visit www.opensourcebeerproject.com . About Flying Dog Flying Dog is Denver's largest brewery and the second largest craft brewery in the state of Colorado. Their award-winning "litter of ales" are available in 45 states. The Brewery is located at 2401 Blake Street, just 2 blocks north of the baseball stadium. Flying Dog's core values of "purposeful, provocative and irreverent" flow through the veins of the brewery's founding owners, George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. George and Richard were friends with the "Gonzo Journalist," Hunter S. Thompson who coined the brand's tagline "Good People Drink Good Beer" and with the "Gonzo Artist," Ralph Steadman, who illustrates the brand's packaging. For more information, log on to www.flyingdogales.com. ### Contact and Photos: Neal Stewart, Director of Marketing Flying Dog Brewery 720.272.8325"
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - LOLCODE: scripting code for a new generation

Tumbleweed writes: " LOLCODE is a new scripting language being designed to more closely match current trends in language grammar and syntax; LOLCODE will likely appeal to a new generation of web coders.

LOLCODE features keywords like these: can-has, gimmeh, hai, i-has-a, im-in-yr, im-outta-yr, kthxbye and
visible. My favourite example:

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A VAR
GIMMEH VAR
IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10 O RLY?
        YA RLY
                BTW this is true
                VISIBLE "BIG NUMBER!"
        NO WAI
                BTW this is false
                VISIBLE "LITTLE NUMBER!"
        KTHX
KTHXBYE"
Wii

Submission + - Analysts Predict Wii Shortages To Continue

Anonymous Coward writes: "According to several top industry analysts, Nintendo could face continued stock shortages for it's latest home console, Wii, throughout much of 2007. Furthermore, analysts believe that due to these shortages, Nintendo is likely to miss out on the crucial holiday sales period for the second year running. Colin Sebastian, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, observed, "Demand still appears to exceed supply, and we believe that shortages could persist through the remainder of the year, including the key holiday period.""
United States

Submission + - Russia tests "penetrating" ICBM

Adambomb writes: The International Herald and others have reported that Russia has tested a new ICBM specifically designed to trump anti-missile systems. Perspectives may vary depending on individual political experience, but definitely food for thought.
Power

Submission + - Has DIGG seen the SLASHDOT light

ScrewTivo writes: Power ... or ABUSE of power. Here is proof that DIGG is stuffing the ballot box. Slashdot has an authoritarian method of promoting stories. As a long time member I know that and accept that. Howerver DIGG was to be a social voting network. Well it turns out some have more powerful votes than others. Is this a major misrepresentation of DIGG? I am not sure how long this proof will be visible but here it is:
This article has 32 DIGGS . Go to News -> World & Business -> Political News sort by "most popular" You can go down to the stories with only 4 votes and still not find this article!

It hurts to see Slashdot trying to be like DIGG when really Slashdot should just be a great Slashdot.

Why Sony is Ready to Self Destruct 722

jammmma writes "Before even launching the PS3, Sony is ready to self destruct." From the article: "PS3 is doomed, thanks to Sony's ignorant attitude. None of us had the chance to seriously evaluate PS3 and the experience it has to offer. It's impossible without a series of titles and an official product at hand, but from where we stand, Sony's damaging attitude is all it takes to diminish the value of PS3. Kutaragi may be right in defending PS3; after all, he can't criticize his own product, but instead of exciting users with valuable features and winning them over so they can start saving, Kutaragi makes bearish statements in response to Nintendo's announcement and Microsoft's take on Sony. Last I heard companies were at E3 to impress media personnel, which yielded positive publicity, not make childish remarks when chances were against them."

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL 843

AlanS2002 writes "The Kororaa Project, a pre-configured binary install method for Gentoo Linux which bundles nVidia's and ATI binary drivers in its Kororaa Xgl Live CD , has put its Live CD on hold after being accused of violating the GPL. The issue appears to be the distribution of the Linux Kernel and nVidia's/ATI binary drivers together. When the binary drivers are built the GPL'ed code is included in the binary result, which is a violation."

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