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ISO approval: A good process gone bad

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redhatmagazine.com: You may have read our background article about ODF and OOXML and why Red Hat believes OOXML should not be approved as an ISO standard. This time, we focus on how the standardization process has been compromised at ISO.

Open Source Music Makes Tons Of Money

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openlogic.com/blogs: This past week, the band Nine Inch Nails released a new studio album consisting of 36 tracks on the internet. He uploaded a torrent of the album to The Pirate Bay as well as other torrent sites, all completely free.

15 Healthy Snacks for Linux Gurus

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junauza.blogspot: I am not a nutritionist or health expert, but I can tell that majority of those who have computer related jobs are overweight. Since I'm one of those who believe in the saying that "health is wealth", I decided to share to you this list of healthy snacks.

When geeks and graffiti combine

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royal.pingdom.com: There is a lot of geeky graffiti out there. Some are just scribbles on a wall (programmer art being as it is), and some definitely qualify as artwork.

10 Most Bizarre Photos of Famous Geeks

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junauza.blogspot: Do you think that geeks are boring? If your answer is yes, then perhaps some of the photographs that I’m going to show to you can change your mind:

Have Dinner with Bruce Perens in San Francisco this Tuesday

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technocrat.net: Bruce Perens will be speaking at the BALUG meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Chinese dinner will be served.

Torvalds pleased that DRM music is dying

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zdnet.com.au: Linus Torvalds, coordinator of the Linux kernel, is pleased that music publishers have started selling more DRM-free music -- last year he said the technology was a lot of "hot air".

Geek gift guide 2007

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Red Hat Magazine: We’re getting down to serious shopping time for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’ve got ideas for you and the geeks you love. And like last year, we’re giving away loot.

Adobe's PDF now an ISO standard

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arstechnica: At the end of January 2007, Adobe submitted its Portable Document Format (PDF) to the ISO. Now, as the year winds to a close, Adobe has announced that PDF 1.7 has been approved by the ISO and will become the ISO 32000 standard (DIS).

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

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kmandla.wordpress: The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

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