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It’s not just Friday.. Today is Sysadmin Day!

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blog.mageia.org: Today is a day to send thanks to those who toil away in the background. They’re overworked and under appreciated. Often never thought of until something goes wrong.

12 Silly Things People Believe About Computers

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terminally-incoherent.com: Some users are like little children or small animals: they require constant supervision, hand holding and care, else they may end up hurting themselves or damaging company property. It never ceases to amaze me how many people in the business world not only do not know how to do basic day-to-day computing, but have absolutely no idea how computers and internet work in general.

How the Word 'Hacker' Got Corrupted

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smh.com.au: Hacker: It sounds vicious and destructive, just like the malevolent electronic villains it is used to describe. Hackers were once revered computer experts rather than digital terrorists.

Awesome! High-Altitude Balloon Launch At Linux.conf.au In Ballarat

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gizmodo.com.au: What’s better than launching a high-altitude balloon into space from Adelaide 20 times? Doing it live from Linux.conf.au in Ballarat. Check out our exclusive video and learn more about the project.

The Geek's Guide to the Coolest Holiday Gifts

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linuxjournal.com: Does the thought of building your own retro arcade game seem a bit daunting? Get your nostalgia fix with this authentic arcade panel and trackball designed to inject the arcade experience into any home computer or video game console.

Sys Admin Day

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  • Sys Admin Day
  • Happy Sys Admin Day
  • 10 Ways to Give Your System Administrators a Break

Newlooks - a classic touch for GNOME 3

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Since GNOME 3 has been released, have you missed the good old user experience of GNOME 2? Marcus Moeller has created a theme called Newlooks that is meant to be used within the Fallback Mode.

It is based on Adwaita but makes use of the Clearlooks colors.

http://www.marcusmoeller.ch/gnome/newlooks-a-classic-touch-for-gnome-3.html

Windows 8 Interface Wind

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  • [Rumor] Windows 8 Will Have A New Interface Called “Wind”
  • Leading PC manufacturers dropping VGA support by 2015
  • WebSockets disabled in Firefox 4

The 10 biggest tech scandals of the decade

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techrepublic.com: Choosing the worst tech disgraces of the past 10 years isn’t easy, but CNET News recently took a crack at it. The incidents that made the cut involve sexual harassment, stripper-crazed CEOs, spies, congressional investigations, and even murder.

Red Hat buys community underprivileged a bike

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orange.mync.com (AP): Bikes cost money, and in today's economic environment parents are making tough decisions about what they can and can't afford for their children. That's where George knew Red Hat could step in and help.

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