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Fedora to move everything to /usr, leaving only symlinks behind

Fedora to move everything to /usr, leaving only symlinks behind

There is no way to reliably bring up a modern system with an empty /usr, there are two alternatives to fix it: copy /usr back to the rootfs or use an initramfs which can hide the split-off from the system. Historically /bin, /sbin, /lib had the purpose to contain the utilities to mount /usr. This role can now be taken by the initramfs. Because [...]

The President Of Russia Has Cheerleaders (Because Why Wouldn’t He?)

The President Of Russia Has Cheerleaders (Because Why Wouldn’t He?)

Aw, if you thought the unnecessary call for attractive females was done today, then you, my friends, just don’t know me very well. Allow me to introduce Medvedev’s Girls, an organization of females in Russia that has pledged its undying devotion to the country’s president, Dmitry Medvedev. That’s right, Russia’s president has a group of [...]

Adventures in self-publishing: Why I took a year’s work and tried my hardest to give it away

Adventures in self-publishing: Why I took a year’s work and tried my hardest to give it away

When John F. Kennedy was asked how he became a war hero, he’s supposed to have replied: “It was involuntary. They sank my boat.” That’s how I became a self-published novelist: A large number of New York publishers rejected Thanks for Killing Me, my spiky little crime novel about the aftermath of a con gone wrong. They did so for an [...]

House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to spy on every click and keystroke you make online and retain for 12 months

House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to spy on every click and keystroke you make online and retain for 12 months

Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-10 for H.R. 1981, a data-retention bill that will require your ISP to spy on everything you do online and save records of it for 12 months. California Rep Zoe Lofgren, one of the Democrats who opposed the bill, called it a “data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us [...]

Animated GIFs rule in 2011

Animated GIFs rule in 2011

Animated GIFs were once the loathed embodiment of everything wrong with 1990s web design. Now they are the new art of the 'net, from message-board humor tropes to mesmerizing distillations of classic movie scenes. Anil Dash... The facts about animated GIFs are stark. They only support a palette of 256 colors. No current browser lists support for [...]

WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency: Micah Sifry explores the history, successes and failures of online transparency

WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency: Micah Sifry explores the history, successes and failures of online transparency

Micah Sifry's WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency is a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at the promise and limits of Internet-based transparency efforts. Sifry looks at everything from digital sunshine laws to the Iranian election to Cablegate, and examines what has worked to make the world's governments and corporations more [...]

This would make an awesome anti-zombie fortress

This would make an awesome anti-zombie fortress

Although, the problem with zombies isn't so much keeping them out... I mean a simple steel door is enough for that. Keeping them out while still having access to everything you need, like food, water and ammo... that's the real challenge.

New Shel Silverstein book scheduled for September

New Shel Silverstein book scheduled for September

A new Shel Silverstein book, Everything On It is coming this September; it's the first new Silverstein book since the posthumous publication of Runny Babbit in 2005. Not much info yet, but the publisher says, "With more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his [...]

RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?

RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?

Woah, now here's a juicy rumor to start your Thursday morning off with. BGR reports word from multiple trusted sources that RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of the BB ecosystem and straight into its competitors' app stores. BBM is reputedly all set to make its debut as a messaging app on both iOS and [...]

Ron Paul questions Hillary Clinton on supporting and propping up dictators

She completely ignores everything he says. Ugh.

Neil deGrasse is a badass!

When he explains how humans are so blind to everything in our world, it really makes you think.

GoldenEye 007 montage shows typical James Bond action

GoldenEye 007's Wii debut is TODAY so it's high time to know what you're getting into. This 007 launch trailer shows just about everything there is to see in the game: It's the usual Bond fare: stealthily invading the bad guy's bases, gunfights, escaping danger, and saving the damsel.  And there's tanks, which are always fun to cause lots [...]

Google Blacklist: Words That Google Instant Doesn’t Like

Google Blacklist: Words That Google Instant Doesn’t Like

Google Instant is the latest incarnation of the search engine that fills in potential responses as you type them into the Google search bar. Some people think this is great while others feel like Google is reading their minds and are freaked out by it. We believe it's fun for at least one reason. Like everything these days, great care must be [...]