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Open Source

Submission + - Opensource Traffic Light Cufflinks (cuffelink.com)

bmsleight writes: "Just finished my latest project. I have always liked cufflinks, apart from my wedding ring it is the only form of jewellery that I wear. Inside each cufflink, I have a ATTINY45, a Real Time Clock chip, a couple of resistors and three LEDs. Each cufflink can display a normal UK Traffic light Sequence, a normal UK Pelican Crossing Sequence, the current time, date and even the temperature. All the hardware and software is open source."

Submission + - London Hacked Its Own Traffic Lights to Make Sure It Got the Olympics (vanityfair.com)

bmsleight writes: Does it count as a hack if you change your own system? Vanity Fair report that during the bidding process for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London Streets Traffic Control Center followed each vehicle using CCTV, “and when they came up to traffic lights,” Mills said, “we turned them green."

Submission + - Best tablet for running a real GNU/Linux distribut 2

bmsleight writes: Android is nice, but I do not want to pay to print or be beholden to the cloud to do everything or chroot. I just want a tablet that can run as mythtv-client, OpenOffice.org and not a app-market but just good old apt-get. I have a Joggler — which costs £60, I like something like this with batteries for ~£150, with screen size 10.1", at least 802.11g, usb, minimal on board storage, large RAM, battery life less important. So what is the best tablet for running a real GNU/Linux distribution, ideally Debian. Bonus points for the best apt-get-able distribution that works with a tablet.

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