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Submission + - Is There A Good Existing Policy for Police Use of Drones? (wtkr.com)

hduff writes: My city is considering the use of drones for police surveillance. Does any municipality have an existing policy that clearly provides guidelines to preserve and protect Constitutional rights, personal privacy and severe punishment for officers who violate these rights? Civilian oversight would be a plus.

Submission + - anonabox Kickstarter SUPENDED (kickstarter.com) 1

hduff writes: I was just notified by email that the anonabox Kickstarter project has been suspended by Kickstarter for violating their TOS.

All funding has stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges, according to the message.

A sad result, but you have to credit Kickstarter for their actions.

Submission + - Mageia4 is Released (blogspot.com)

hduff writes: Mageia has quickly established a reputation of working well both for the novice user and the power user. Installation is typically easy and hardware support is among the best of any distro. The user and administrative tools are comprehensive and easy to use. Mageia is known for excellent default fully-featured configurations of the KDE4, GNOME2, LXDE and other desktop environments as well as a broad range of available applications.Both 32-bit and 64-bit installation DVDs as well as a Live CD are available.

Submission + - User Backlash at Slashdot Beta Site (slashdot.org) 3

hduff writes: Look at almost any current Slashdot story and see loyal, long-time members rail against the new site design, willing to burn precious karma points to post off-topic rants against the new design and it being forced on users by the Dice Overlords. Discussion has begun to create an alternate site.

Submission + - Mageia 3 Released (mageia.org)

hduff writes: After many months of hard work, Mageia 3 is released! It offers cutting edge and stable versions of your favorite applications and desktop environments as well as a version of the STEAM gaming software. Download it at http://www.mageia.org/downloads/ and try it out.
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Submission + - Mageia 3-beta Vs. Fedora 18; A Different Kind of Review (blogspot.com)

hduff writes: "I recently compared the installation of Mageia3-beta with Fedora 18. When installed and fully configured to taste, you have essentially the same level of usability and ease of administration with a similar choice of desktop environments and current versions of applications running on a recent kernel using SysV-style init and RPM packaging. The meaningful differences are more easily illustrated with some history, so this will not be the typical, dull, meaningless version-to-version comparison with a plethora of useless screenshots and inevitable inane jargon overload."

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