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Comment In the jungle and in a taxi (Score 1) 310

1. In a small hut in the jungle of Malaysia, programming an Electronic Health Records System for a government mobile clinic. The electricity was provided by a petrol generator set that ran out of fuel around midnight. I had to tap power by joining to the wires of the lights. My laptop was also literally full of bugs, since the insects were attracted by the only source of light in the jungle.
2. Fixing software bugs in server using SSH on a Nokia E71 handphone, inside a moving taxi in rural Sri Lanka.

Submission + - Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" Release Candidate 1 (

An anonymous reader writes: The first release candidate of Debian 7.0 Wheezy was released this week. Debian 7.0 is set to introduce a number of new features including optional systemd support, a real-time Linux kernel option, UEFI installation support, and the Debian Installer now supports WPA/WPA2 wireless networks. More Debian 7.0 features are listed on the Debian Wiki and the 7.0 RC1 installer can be downloaded at

Submission + - CNN/Money Reporter Drives Tesla - Confirms Company's Claims (

karlnyberg writes: "Putting to rest the conflict between Tesla's Elon Musk and New York Times Reporter John Broder, CNN/Money's Peter Valdes-Dapena drives DC to Boston (primarily to test the SuperCharger network):

As he says in the money quote and byline of the article:

In the end, I made it — and it wasn't that hard.

As for the Supercharger network? Turns out that works, too."

Comment Re:The what? (Score 1) 328

Since when has Debian been positioned as the distro for the general public? It is up to Debian derivatives like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc. to make things simpler for the average user. It is the distros like these that will be judged by the public whether Linux is ready for the mainstream, not Debian.

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