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Comment When is "not enough" still good enough? (Score 4, Interesting) 577

Friends of the Earth's climate and energy program director Damon Moglen said the President's climate plan is "not enough" and needs to be more ambitious.

Well isn't doing something like this, which causes so much angst from the energy sector and Republicans, at least a step in the right direction? Using a US football analogy, we can't always make a touchdown with every effort isn't a heroic 9-yard run a good start? Being any more ambitious with the President's plan would risk all-out resistance from every billion-dollar lobby and politician.

Comment Re:I am too lazy to try and install it. (Score 3, Interesting) 193

Some of the magic can be found in the screencasts of the software:

Notice though that these were shot in 2008 and earlier...

Integration with the OS has been a big feature of TextMate and Coda (which is why the users are such zealots)... oh yeah and editable snippet bundles per programming language.

Comment It's about damn time (Score 1) 193

As someone who paid some shiny euros for v1 many many years ago and wondered if 2.0 was vaporware I'm kinda hopeful. At least now there's a chance this project will move forward. You'd think that after getting paid some BIG bucks for this text editor —for years —Allan would have the resources and the motivation to keep this thing going. As open source, I can see this as a solid competitor to the GPL'd jEdit.

Comment Re:90 Days!? (Score 4, Informative) 322

To be fair, as a supplement to the President's memorandum, the U.S. CTO and CIO are leading programs to stop the proliferation of .gov sites and focus on converting all the PDF and static website content into machine-readable data so public/private services can communicate create content via APIs. Your sites won't need updating if the data coming from the government is being streamed into an embedded visualization app. You'd be able to consume whatever report or graph you need in whatever form you need it in, using the scope you want.

The video for the the CTO/CIO announcement (more for the Slashdot crowd):

Comment Re:Eve combat (Score 1) 101

To dumb it down it's basically world of warcraft but in space. What I mean by that is you're constantly button mashing while you watch your model ship circle around your target shooting at something. When eve players talk about "skill" they're talking about it in the same sense as WoW players do...

Hardly. In Eve you'll notice a lot of combat involves ships circling around each other in orbits whereas in WOW tournaments the arenas are close combat and involve line-of-sight tactics. Example
SK Gaming vs TSG (HD video)

Comment Re:One simple word (Score 1) 393

Actually, fast is a relative term. Our local LAN workstations work fine with a Drobo as a shared active storage system for 1080p high-definition raw video projects which we all can edit from _simultaneously_. That's the key... there's enough throughput for multiple users to push heavy live data without hiccups, even in a bandwidth-hogging setup like workgroup video editing.

Comment Re:One simple word (Score 1) 393

Yep. We have a Drobo connected to one of our workstations via Firewire 800 and share the drive between our local users in this department using a simple gigabit ethernet switch. It's practically a no-brainer expandable, protected data solution that requires no IT assistance. We have ours formatted HFS+ (between macs) using a 16 TB volume size to maximize capacity. In the future if 16 TB isn't enough (LOL?) then we'll just chain another 16 TB Drobo to that from the other Firewire 800 port.

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Patch the Linux Kernel Without Reboots 286

evanbro writes "ZDNet is reporting on ksplice, a system for applying patches to the Linux kernel without rebooting. ksplice requires no kernel modifications, just the source, the config files, and a patch. Author Jeff Arnold discusses the system in a technical overview paper (PDF). Ted Ts'o comments, 'Users in the carrier grade linux space have been clamoring for this for a while. If you are a carrier in telephony and don't want downtime, this stuff is pure gold.'" Update: 04/24 10:04 GMT by KD : Tomasz Chmielewsk writes on LKML that the idea seems to be patented by Microsoft.

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