from the i-got-a-gesture-for-you dept.
PB8 noted that
has been following all the kinect
projects that have been floating around the net, and decided to use
detection along with a rich visual vocabulary including common gestures and American Sign Language to accelerate your gmail time. This is going to require a bit of a change in my email composition since normally I use those
to vent frustration.
from the simplifying-and-streamlining dept.
tomhudson writes "debian, arch linux, opensuse, grml, and gentoo are merging to create a new distro: 'We are
to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community
formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against
operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common instead of creating more diversity. Canterbury will be as technologically simple as Arch, as stable as Debian, malleable as Gentoo, have a solid Live framework as Grml, and be as open minded as openSUSE.' Arch Linux developer Pierre Schmitz explained: 'Arch Linux has always been about keeping its as simple as possible. Combining efforts into one single distribution will dramatically reduce complexity for developers, users and of course upstream . Canterbury will be the next evolutionary step of Linux distributions.' This will without a doubt put on Ubuntu."
from the do-my-job-for-me dept.
Here at Slashdot, we watched as Twitter
discourse to just the perfect 140 characters, while
showed us that everyone's voice mattered equally when creating the
experience. We've taken the next step with SlashTweaks. Within each Slashdot
you will be presented with several opportunities to make micro-edits: ranging from factual errors or tonal shifts to simple typos.
Since Tweaks are just a single word, there is very little barrier to entry... you have no excuse not to participate. Stories will incorporate the highest rated
socially and mathematically guaranteeing the best story possible. Our highest
users can start new tweaks on individual words, while everyone else will be rating existing tweaks. Thanks for your participation and patience while we iterate on this, making sure that we are able to stay ahead of the
edge of webbovation!