Why Open Source Will Never Rule the Desktop and Why It Doesn’t Have To

Saturday, October 10, 2009 10:00
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Open source software is our era's version of the French scientific salon. In the 18th and 19th centuries, young men (mostly men) would gather at the feet of elder scientists to learn the truth of the day. In Revolutionary France it was philosophy and natural science they studied and in the open source forums of the past decades it was discussions of the finer points of kernels, interrupts, and elegant coding. Purveyors of open source software have gone on to create an international network of crack programmers who all bear the same battle scars and have ...


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Viral Video Alert: Miley Cyrus Raps About Reasons For Quitting Twitter

Saturday, October 10, 2009 9:33
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The video below has racked up a little more than 6,000 views at the time of this writing. I'd be surprised if it doesn't top a couple of millions by the end of this weekend. Enjoy Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus' rap about the reasons for her quitting Twitter, which caused quite a ruckus earlier this week, for reasons known only to some people other than myself.


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The Tale Of Storytlr Ends Here

Saturday, October 10, 2009 9:01
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Storytlr, a nifty web application centered around the concept of lifestreaming, will cease to exist at the end of this year. In a blog post, the two guys who built the service jointly announced the decision to stop operating Storytlr on December 31st 2009. Unfortunately, all data that doesn't get backed up by its users in the next ten weeks will be wiped out, although there is a simple tool that allows for easy export of all data and soon users will also be able to download a zip archive of their binary files (images ...


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Chile Wants Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses, Your Tech Entrepreneurs

Saturday, October 10, 2009 6:38
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Are you an immigrant who is fed up with waiting for years for a green card which you may never get? Or a tech entrepreneur looking to dramatically cut costs? I’ve got a suggestion for you. Move South. No, I don’t mean to Los Angeles or San Diego, I’m taking about way down South in Chile. They’ll welcome you with open arms and offer you incentives which will cut your burn rate more than half. And you’ll get to live in a land which makes even California look drab. ...


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