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Comment Re: Kinda stupid since (Score 0) 531

How can you be sure there is no soul attached to this system? Are we not just cogs in the machine, hoping to be turning the correct direction at the right time? What if our assumed reality was not exactly natural but a system that has been turned on, for something's enjoyment?

Submission + - Kubi Your Desktop Tablet Friend (indiegogo.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Revolve Robotics, is soon to release a mobile-controlled personal telepresence robot, with an easy-to-use robotic platform designed to vastly improve the use of Facetime, Skype, and other video calling and telepresence applications. Its designed for tablet computers like the iPad but can handle almost every brand out there.
The hacker kit is now ready to ship and if you ask nicely the founders will even chat to you via Skype and give you a sneak preview of what’s to come. You will also also get to control the KUBI. It's a product that has been missing from the market for some time and you can't help but like it. Its a friendly desktop companion for your tablet.

Submission + - Cannabis prohibition reformed simply? (whitehouse.gov)

EgNagRah writes: "I just created a We The People petition for the reform of cannabis prohibition. Just tell the truth right? Wouldn't cannabis be better off looked at like over the counter medication? Please take a look at this petition, if compelled help /. this issue to the White House by Friday!

Submission + - SPAM: 2011 New style LED courtyard lights~

Vogue gateway writes: "Wholesale LED courtyard lights, a good choice for businessmen. According to the latest reports, we could found it easily that many countries are trying to improve the energy saving policy, governments said they will take measures to forbidden waste. The recent LED industry meetings and exhibitions show us that more and more people pay attention to the LED industry, and some Market Analyst expert said that LED industry’s development will hit peak in the following 2 years. Take the chance!"
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Submission + - SPAM: IEEE-USA Lobbies Congress to kill US Jobs for EEs

An anonymous reader writes: Of the fifteen senior staff members listed at IEEE-USA, [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — USA] not a single one has an engineering degree; the nearest technical qualifications are one member who has worked as a nuclear power technician in the US Navy, and another who worked for an ISP.

The support that IEEE-USA is showing for.... visa reform strikes us...as a body that is siding with business and not with the membership of the institute. It appears to free up a large percentage of H-1B visa allocations that could then bring in even more overseas underpaid slaves for jobs that US residents are already available and willing to fill.

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PC-BSD 8.0 Release Focuses On Desktop Use 154

donadony writes "Last Monday PC-BSD 8.0 was released. PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD and uses KDE as its default desktop environment. PC-BSD is designed to make BSD much easier for desktop use. The 8.0 release includes support for 3D acceleration with NVIDIA drivers on amd64 and improvements in the USB subsystem. The PC-BSD team has also developed a friendly package manager system with a simple-to-use GUI tool (see the screenshots tour). For a full list of changes, refer to the changelog."

Submission + - PC BSD 8.0 release made BSD easier for desktop use

donadony writes: Last Monday PC-BSD was released. PC BSD is based on FreeBSD and uses KDE as its default desktop environment. The 8.0 release of PC-BSD is based onFreeBSD Support for 3D acceleration with NVIDIA drivers on amd64 and improvements in the USB subsystem. PC-BSD is designed to make BSD mu ch easier for desktop use. The PC-BSD team has also developed a friendly package manager system and tools to let users manage packages using a simple to use GUI tool (See screenshots tour). For a full list of changes refer to the changelog

Submission + - "Tube Map" Created for the Milky Way (discovery.com)

astroengine writes: "Assuming you had an interstellar spaceship, how would you navigate around the galaxy? For starters, you'd probably need a map. But there's billions of stars out there, how complex would that map need to be? Actually, Samuel Arbesman, a research fellow from Harvard, has come up with a fun solution. He created the 'Milky Way Transit Authority (MWTA),' a simple transit system in the style of the iconic London Underground "Tube Map." (Travel Tip: Don't spend too much time loitering around the station at Carina, there's some demolition work underway.)"

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