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Submission + - MenuetOS 1.23.60 released (menuetos.net)

gluonic writes: Recent additions include SMP support for up to 32 processors and 32GB of ram, support for time-critical and non-preempting processes, additions to window transparency, improved usb webcam and storage support, context-mixing compressor, WebCall (IP to IP with audio and video), Streaming audio (Internet radio) and video support, all written 100% in 64bit x86 assembly.

Submission + - Ubuntu torrent removed from Google due to DMCA complaint (omgubuntu.co.uk)

LichtSpektren writes: OMG Ubuntu reports: "Cited in a DMCA takedown request filed against Google on behalf of Paramount Pictures, and spotted by TorrentFreak (and tipped to us by reader ~nonanonymous) is an innocuous link to a 32-bit alternate install image Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. The takedown request seeks to remove links to a number of torrent URLS that are alleged to infringe on Paramount movie 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. Ubuntu clearly doesn’t. All it takes is a quick glance at the URL in question to see that. It’s very much a stock iso of an old Ubuntu release. And yet Google has complied with the request and scrubbed the link to the page in question from its search index."

Submission + - Top notebook doesn't support Linux in 2016?? Lenovo did it! (lenovo.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Most latest models from Lenovo can't run Linux (nor any other OS from the pre-installed one), because some obscured firmware design. Is this 1998? No! This is just today, we several Yoga models.
And what is the answer? There's non!

Submission + - Precrime has failed in Chicago

kelemvor4 writes: It seems that predictive policing has failed in the US city of Chicago. Despite the utter failure, CPD has no plans to end the program.
Predictive Policing AKA precrime intervenes to punish, disrupt, incapacitate or restrict those deemed to embody future crime threats. Like many science fiction ideas, it has become reality.

Where is John Anderton when we need him?

Submission + - IEA data shows global energy production and consumption continue to rise (iea.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Reflecting the IEA’s increasingly global perspective, for the first time the Agency’s OECD and non-OECD Energy Balances and Statistics reports have been merged into two comprehensive global reports on energy data.

Energy data compiled shows that world energy production rose 1.5 percent from 2013 to 2014 with much of the gain – 81 percent – coming from fossil fuels. Production among fossil fuels, however, rose 0.5 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to available data, with a 3.1 percent decrease in the use of coal, which was offset by increases in oil and natural gas use, up 3 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.

A global perspective on energy use is an eye-opener that highlights the use of renewable sources, while making strides, remains an all but insignificant factor in the greater scheme of things. “While wind and solar PV continued their fast growth – 11 percent and 35 percent, respectively,” the annual study showed, together they account for just 1 percent of the globe's energy production. Hydro alone produces 2.4 percent of the world's energy, gaining at a rate of 2.5 percent from 2013 to 2014.

Comment Re:If I already have MS Office, (Score 2) 103

There are a few areas they it has advantages in, for example it supports a much wider range of file formats, works on more platforms (does not not limit features by platform (e.g. ms access is not in mac office)), can run from a USB stick, can be scripted in python, can make hybrid PDF files... But then it also misses some features of MS office, so it depends on which of the unique features are more useful for you. https://wiki.documentfoundatio...

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