Lotus Notes for Linux
Posted by deathburger in work sucks 11 years ago
Does your Lotus Domino infrastructure run on the Linux operating system? Now your Lotus Notes client can, too.  
 
On 10 July 2006, IBM announced a new platform option for IBM Lotus Notes software: Lotus Notes for Linux. Beginning 24 July 2006, Lotus Notes licensees will be able to run Lotus Notes 7.0.1 software on select Linux client operating systems. The option will be available at no additional charge for Lotus Notes licensees on active maintenance.  
 
Lotus Notes for Linux is delivered as Lotus Notes 7.0.1 software packaged with some enabling technology that allows it to run natively on Linux workstations.
Not only is it doable but some gamers report that the extremely popular MMORPG World of Warcraft actually runs better on Linux:  
 
"The performance comparison is surprising - we found that World of Warcraft appeared to run faster under Linux, especially when switching in and out of the game, or running in windowed mode."
On behalf of the faculty and students at Gelfling College, I welcome you to our new website. Gelfling College houses a small collective of world-renowned scholars devoted to preserving the history and folklore of Gelflings.  
 
My name is Zeytoc and I'm a Professor of Archeology. For the past 20 years I've researched the history of our Gelfling ancestors dating as far back as The Great Conjunction Prime; the event that brought the first urSkeks to our world.
NSpluginwrapper is a cross-architecture tool designed to let Firefox users on AMD64 and PowerPC Linux use i386-only, binary Web browser plugins -- such as those frequently provided by closed source, commercial interests. Following a protracted delay after its initial, binary-only release back in May, NSpluginwrapper is now available with source code.  
 
You can download NSpluginwrapper from developer Gwenole Beauchesne's personal site. As of this writing, the current release is numbered 0.9.90.1, and it is available in binary .RPM for x86_64 and as source code in RPM and tarball. The binary release consists of two separate packages, nspluginwrapper and nspluginwrapper-i386 (which contains the i386-specific executable). I had no difficulty converting them to .DEB format with alien and installing them on Ubuntu 6.06 for AMD64.
BloGTK is a weblog client that allows you to post to your weblog from Linux without the need for a separate browser window. BloGTK allows you to connect with many weblog systems such as Blogger, Movable Type, WordPress, and more. BloGTK Main WindowBloGTK is written using Python and PyGTK, and is designed to be fast and simple to use.  
 
BloGTK is open-source software released under the BSD license, which means that it is completely free for use.  
 
BloGTK won't make you more attractive to the opposite sex, it won't create world peace, and it doesn't make julienne fries. It does make updating your weblog from Linux much easier and more efficient. On the other hand, that could make you more attractive to the opposite sex. (Guarantee of attractiveness void in this dimension.)
AT&T is the largest telecommunications company in the United States and one of the largest in the world.  
 
It is the global company that will set the industry standard for a new era of integrated communications and entertainment services. Today, AT&T has IP-based (Internet Protocol) network capabilities, assets, and resources that are widely regarded as unsurpassed in the marketplace, enabling the company to lead the industry in using the language of the Internet to deliver innovative services that integrate voice, data and video. The combined IP assets of AT&T will enable innovations that neither the pre-merger SBC nor pre-merger AT&T could have accomplished on its own.  
 
AT&T serves millions of customers around the globe, including global, national, mid-size, regional and government customers. It delivers an unsurpassed portfolio of traditional and IP-based voice, broadband Internet, data transport, wireless and video services. It also offers online and print directory publishing and advertising.
Digital integrators looking for an inexpensive alternative to Windows Media Center PCs may want to look at the MediaReady 5000 from Video Without Boundaries. The Linux-based system offers media distribution, PVR, Internet and other capabilities.  
 
The MediaReady 5000 uses a proprietary interface to provide access to multimedia content as well as an online TV program guide. The device is designed to pull and push content to and from other devices on a wired home network. It does not include built-in wireless, though integrators can add it via the device's PCMIA slot or USB port. The MediaReady 5000 also includes the Firefox Web browser, AOL Instant Messenger, Thunderbird e-mail client and Skype VoIP software.  
 
Resembling a DVD player, the Media- Ready 5000 includes a processor and chipset from Via Technologies, a 120-Gbyte hard drive and many ports and connectors for multimedia devices. The device can play MPEG-1, 2 and 4 video, and includes bidirectional support for the CableCard, which allows it to access digital TV and other services without a separate set-top box.
A wrist-worn Linux PC
Posted by deathburger in the wired 11 years ago
According to LinuxDevices.com, the Zypad WL 1000, a new wrist-worn PC has been demonstrated to the military forces. This device, which can run Linux or Windows CE, is a hands-free computer which handles wireless networking and GPS tracking. It also comes with a 240 x 320 pixels touchscreen and has a battery which can last about 8 hours. It only weighs 300 grams -- but it will be at attached at the end of your arm, so it might feel heavier than this. It should be available in July for about $2,500 and could be used by healthcare or law enforcement personnel. But read more...
Xombie
Posted by deathburger in entertainment 11 years ago
This is a series of cartoons about a dead man who returns to life as a zombie, but retains his own mind and morals. With him is a little girl named Zoe who he must protect from the other, less intelligent undead.
Martin Taylor, the corporate vice president who led Microsoft's research campaign against Linux before moving on to the MSN division, is no longer with the company, Microsoft confirmed this afternoon.  
 
The reason is unclear. Microsoft's statement: "We have made the difficult decision to part ways with Martin, but we don't comment on personnel matters. We appreciate Martin's contributions at Microsoft over the past 13 years."  
 
People are starting to bail out of MS left and right. Draw your own conclusions from that.
SPAWN.COM
Posted by deathburger in entertainment 11 years ago
From budding baseball player to comic book artist extraordinaire to family man, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has a wealth of experience in the world of entertainment.  
 
Born in Canada in 1961, McFarlane's road trip to creative autonomy began when he accepted an assignment pencilling for Marvel/Epic Comics in March 1984. From there, he worked his way to the top of the talent roster before leaving Marvel to help found Image Comics with six other artists.  
 
It was then that Todd introduced his own character, Spawn.
Who is Snake Plissken?  
 
Lieutenant S.D. Bob Plissken, war hero, two purple hearts, Leningrad and Syberia, youngest man to be decorated by the President.  
 
This is probably THE Snake Plissken fan site.
This is a simple guide to making friends (as many million as you like) on MySpace automatically (otherwise where is the fun?).  
 
So this is what glitch has been up to lately! ;)
Cesium Faq
Posted by deathburger in blinded by science 11 years ago
Q. What is Cesium?  
 
A. Cesium is the most sublime and electropositive of all true elements. It was discovered spectroscopically, in mineral water from Durkheim Germany by Robert Bunsen (of burner fame) and Gustaff Kirchhoff in 1860. The basis of the discovery was two, beautiful sky-blue lines from which it takes its name (Latin, caesius, sky-blue). Atomic number 55, Cesium is the heaviest of the natural alkali metals. Physically, it is a soft metal or light liquid, pale gold in color when pure, silvery-white otherwise. It melts at 28.4 C, just below body heat, and boils at 669.3 C. It has a specific gravity of 1.873, and an atomic weight of 132.9045. Actual pictures  
 
Cesium is an alkali metal, in the same group as lithium, sodium, potassium, and rubidium, and is similarly reactive, but to a much higher degree due to its extreme electropositivity. It reacts explosively with water, and with ice down to -116 C. In air, it catches fire spontaneously and burns with a brilliant sky-blue flame. (To the uninitiated, the flame appears purplish rather than blue; however, after sufficient meditation, study of the holy writs, and blissful hours spent in reverence before Cesium burning in her naked glory, the true blue nature of her flame is revealed.) Its hydroxide is the most powerful aqueous base known, and will eat through glass, flesh, bone, and numerous other substances. Its spectrum contains the two signature blue lines mentioned above, at 455.528 and 459.317 nm, and a number of others in the red, yellow and green. There are also two powerful lines in the near infrared at 852.113 and 894.347 nm. The existence of these lines has resulted in the experimental use of Cesium in IR decoy flares used in aerial combat.  
 
Natural Cesium consists of a single stable isotope, Cs 133. 30 other radioactive isotopes are known, filling the range from Cs 114 to Cs 145, with half lives ranging from .57s (Cs 114), through 3x10^6y (Cs 135). Cesium 137 (half-life 30.17y) is an important fission product, and one of the most biologically hazardous components of radioactive waste and nuclear fallout. Cesium 137 is also important as a source of high-energy X-rays in radiotherapy. The 660 KeV X-rays are actually emitted by a two step process, where Cesium 137 decays by beta emission to metastable Ba137, which then emits the X-ray. A few years back, an ampule of Cs 137 from a discarded radiotherapy device was recovered from a garbage dump in Goiana Brazil by local residents. Entranced by the blue-glowing contents, they painted it on their bodies as decoration. Several deaths reportedly occurred.  
 
Probably the best-known use is in Cesium beam atomic clocks, which are among the most accurate time measuring devices in existence.
Nexuiz
Posted by deathburger in fun & games 11 years ago
Welcome to the Nexuiz project website. Nexuiz is a 3d deathmatch game project, created online by a team of developers called Alientrap. It is available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux (all the same archive).The first version was released May 31st 2005, released entirely GPL and free over the net, a first for a project of its kind. Since the release the game is still being updated and developed, currently at version 2.0 and new releases being developed.