Why do you need a wheel if you have a bunch of feet?
Why do you need a computer tower if you have a beer case?
The Los Alamos National Laboratory has a paper explainin how to measure light speed using the ping command included with most operating systems. It’s very interesting.
An additional explaining: light speed is constant (c=3e8, aprox.), but propagation speed is not constant. It depends on the medium (being exact, it depends on the propagation constant, ß, of the medium) and can be calculated using one of the following equations:
For optical mediums a simpler expression is given using material’s effective refraction index (ñ), but I cannot remember the expression now O:-)
Do you remember when you were a child and enjoyed wraping plastic bubbles? Now you can do it in your computer, here’s the virtual bubblewrapper. As they say, this is a page to waste vital lifetime. But don’t pass by ðŸ™‚
Al last it’s possible to make orders and donations to the Free Software Foundation usign the web. They were waiting the RSA patent to expire, and when it expired, then they waited for someone to set up a server for them.
The first time I saw the news I thought it was a hoax. Three days have passed since, and nobody from AOL nor Red Hat has denied the information, so let’s believe there’s some point in it.
The original article is here (The Washington Post). What people is saying: Slashdot, Kuro5hin, Ars Technica, Barrapunto [Spanish], Cat-Linux [Catalan].
Also interesting is this article in Newsforge, which I agree: Red Hat with AOL/TW recources will be powerful enought to battle Microsoft.
Update: There’s no buy-out, according to CNet.
The Debian Project has new pages dealing with how to get their ISO images of their GNU/Linux.
The new pages are here. There are links to some (few) sites that host the ISO images and information on two ways of constructing your own image from package files (the ones that carry the two hundred mirrors Debian has in the world): the (ugly) pseudo-image kit and the (new) jigdo.
Same as lego porn, but with army toys (do you remember GI Joe?). Here.
More on Lego… Now The Lord Of The Rings starred by Lego’s, AKA “Lego of the Rings“. People is definitely mad.
Good thing! Now you can comment on my articles. You simply have to click on “comment” and write. Thanks to Yaccs for this great service.
By the way, if you can help me setting up a Postnuke, PHP Nuke, Slash, Scoop or similar weblog system, I’ll be very grateful. I have little free time and want to host my own weblog.
What can you do when you’re fed up with your workplace? Here you have some ideas. Useless, of course.