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Comment Re:It's a scam (Score 1) 828

Last time I saw the guy come up in the news he was criticized for not starting a power plant, people were saying he's scamming for investor money by putting out info instead of selling power to the grid like anybody else would do if they had a real free energy device. Not saying I believe him, but it is kind of funny the reaction he's got when he takes that criticism to heart and builds a plant.

Police Called Over 11-Year-Old's Science Project 687

garg0yle writes "Police in San Diego were called to investigate an 11-year-old's science project, consisting of 'a motion detector made out of an empty Gatorade bottle and some electronics,' after the vice-principal came to the conclusion that it was a bomb. Charges aren't being laid against the youth, but it's being recommended that he and his family 'get counseling.' Apparently, the student violated school policies — I'm assuming these are policies against having any kind of independent thought?"

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 199

What's with your obsession with these people I've never heard of? You think I'm defending them? Isn't that a little paranoid of you? Maybe you should go take some sort of pharmaceutical medication for that, lol. And as far as actual research, what did I say in my first sentence? Oh right, clinical studies. But you just want a place to rant about things and not actually have a discussion about anything, isn't that right? I don't give two shits about kevin whatever, I just want to underscore the point that certain herbs used in certain ways can be plenty powerful on the body, and the way you were talking was as if the only thing that will help sick people is the shit that big pharma is peddling.
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Shuttleworth Calls For Coordinated Release Cycles 238

voodoosws points out on Mark Shuttleworth's blog Shuttleworth's call for synchronized publication of Linux distributions, excerpting: "There's one thing that could convince me to change the date of the next Ubuntu LTS: the opportunity to collaborate with the other, large distributions on a coordinated major / minor release cycle. If two out of three of Red Hat (RHEL), Novell (SLES) and Debian are willing to agree in advance on a date to the nearest month, and thereby on a combination of kernel, compiler toolchain, GNOME/KDE, X and OpenOffice versions, and agree to a six-month and 2-3 year long term cycle, then I would happily realign Ubuntu's short and long-term cycles around that. I think the benefits of this sort of alignment to users, upstreams and the distributions themselves would be enormous. I'll write more about this idea in due course, for now let's just call it my dream of true free software syncronicity."

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