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Submission + - EOMA68 Earth-friendly Modular computing campaign hits $50k ( 9

lkcl writes: The EOMA68 Crowd-funding campaign launched last month and has just reached $50,000 and so far has 541 backers with 28 days still to go. EOMA68 and its creator have featured regularly on slashdot over the past five years: a live-streamed video from Hope2016 explains what it's about, and there is a huge range of discussions and articles online. The real burning question is: if a single Software Libre Engineer can teach themselves PCB design and bring modular computing to people on the budget available from a single company, why are there not already a huge number of companies doing modular upgradeable hardware?

Submission + - Proposal for new HTTP code for censorship (

Alain Williams writes: "Some ISPs return a code of 403 Forbidden when they have been ordered by court to prevent their customers visiting a URL. Tim Bray proposes 451, an appropriate reference to the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This could be fun: censors often don't like being exposed for what they really are!"

Submission + - Atheist bloggers raise 20,000 for UK bus campaign ( 1

arcticstoat writes: "Following a blog post by Ariane Sherine back in June, thousands of atheists have joined an Internet campaign to get an atheist advert on London buses. The original idea was to raise £5,500, with a few people paying £5 each, but with the help of a Facebook group and mass Internet support, the campaign has now already received almost £20,000. Renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist writer, Richard Dawkins, has also promised to put in an extra £5,500, while other columnists such as Charlie Brooker have also donated to the cause. The slogan on the bus will read: 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and get on with your life,' and is intended to counter religious advertising that is often seen on buses in the UK."

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