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Citizens Beware: Tech-Geeks may pose future Nuclear Threat

Who says flame-wars exist because those that fight them are too scared to put words into action? The only reason that someone like the top-guy at Novell hasn't given the order to have the SCO headquaters and the immediate 8-mile radius surrounding it carpet-bombed may just be because it isn't legally possible. Yet.

Taking a look at Wired News' 2005 foot-in-mouth Awards one can easily see how hot-headed the information technology industry, and the people that run it, can truly be.

"Mr. Negroponte has called it a $100 laptop -- I think a more realistic title should be 'the $100 gadget.'"
-- Intel chairman Craig Barrett

(Ouch, that must sting!)

"Screw the nano."
-- Motorola CEO Ed Zander

(That one left Steve Jobs a blubbering heap in the corner of his office!)

I'm surprised one of these CEOs hasn't tried getting a bill passed to allow Corporations to recruit their own soldiers. I'm sure that's what many analysts were expecting to happen 10 years ago.

Hell, if CEO of Microsoft Corp. Steve Ballmer had his way, he'd stick a gun in the hand of every single staff member of Microsoft's entire propaganda department (Which has more full-time staff than all the other departments of both Microsoft and IBM combined!), give them 500 rounds of armor-piercing ammunition each, and send them off to war!

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today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • Calibre 2.29 Includes Small Improvements Only
    As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: epub, cbz, mobi, fb2. Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • 3 Relatively Unknown Open Source Web Browsers for Linux that Packs the Punch
    Browser wars has been going on for more than a decade now and yet, there are no signs of a let down by any parties involved. In fact, things are only hotting up with the big three competing tooth and nail to become the leader of the pack. But that's not the entire story. A host of niche players are also in the market which are equally good and sometimes even better. Here, we'll discuss 3 superb free and open source web browsers you've probably never heard about.
  • Nemo 2.6 Gets A Plugin Manager, More [`Nemo With Unity Patches` PPA Updated]
    While Nemo 2.6 wasn't officially released yet (Cinnamon 2.6 is currently undergoing testing in the Linux Mint Romeo repository), its source has been available for some time on GitHub.
  • WinFF Review - Convert Any Video File with Ease
    WinFF is a tool that uses FFMPEG to convert any kind of video files by using a large number of presets and a ton of other options. It's been around for a long while, so it's time to take a closer look at it and see how it has endured the passage of time.
  • FusionForge 6.0 final release available
    After 4 release candidates, the FusionForge community is proud to announce the new major Fusionforge 6.0 final release.
  • Wine 1.7.44 Brings Support for Numerous Games
    Wine devs have announced that a new version of their application is out and it comes with some very interesting features, including improved support for the 64-bit platform.
  • Wine 1.7.44 Works On More 64-bit ARM Support
    Wine 1.7.44 is out this morning to end out the month of May for the Wine development community.

today's howtos

Raspberry Pi 2 Spotted in Point Break Remake, CSI: Cyber, and Big Hero 6

The movie industry has started to take note that there are very small PCs out there, like the Raspberry Pi 2, and producers have started to add them to film. Point Break is just one example. Read more