The stopp sign is to show protest against the latest censorship laws passed the Bundstags this week.
The law claims honerable goals. But the at the same time it is unsuitable to reach its goal. In medicine, you would call it placebo.
The only goal is might acheive is, that it will open Pandora's box of censorship.
The maxime must be "deletion over blocking".
That this fear is not fiction showed the comments from some politicans, demanding that the law also should be applied to other topics as well: killer games and gambling. At that point, only some hours have passed.
By the way, the are ignoring more than 130000 citiziten daring vote for the fears in the most successful (online) petition forever.
By the way -- the stopp sign will only appear every five days. If you want to see it again, just delete all cookis of this domain, or open it in another (brand) of browser.
A English article covering all that:
So I decided to check its supposed succeedor. But this one is not packged for debian.... (RFP pending)
Short stort: Here it is.(More)
To help Windows understanding, that your local samba server does not support a printer, add to your smb.conf in the [global] section
disable spoolss = yes
Reload samba, add it will vanish ;-)
I think "NAVIT" is a break-through project that should be nominated for the award:
So I did for:
- NavIt for Best Project
- NavIt for Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything
If you share this opinion, please feel free to click that button!
I'm currently looking for a system for keeping an overview over my electronic parts I have "on stock", storing the datasheets and keeping and especially where I put them.
During this I found "home-inventory". Looks ok, but also lacks some features, like it can only store images...
PS: I have to rethink about the "looks ok". The first peek on the source code reveals, that the author did not care about sanitizing user input:
// delete first picture if exist
$sSql = 'SELECT ITM_Picture FROM Item WHERE ITM_ID = ' . $_REQUEST['id'];
$pictName = fetchFromDb($sSql, true);
I'm using the firefox extension "ScribeFire" for Firefox. It is a convenient blogging editor allowing me to prepare articles also when offline. But currently I'm a little pissed.
By coincident, I checked the generated html source and found that the plugin inserts the following "web bug" in each and every post:(More)
A friend pointed me to an interesting (hardware) project: RepRap.
To quote the website:
A universal constructor is a machine that can replicate itself and - in addition - make other industrial products. Such a machine would have a number of interesting characteristics, such as being subject to Darwinian evolution, increasing in number exponentially, and being extremely low-cost.
A rapid prototyper is a machine that can manufacture objects directly (usually, though not necessarily, in plastic) under the control of a computer.
The RepRap project is working towards creating a universal constructor by using rapid prototyping, and then giving the results away free under the GNU General Public Licence to allow other investigators to work on the same idea. We are trying to prove the hypothesis: Rapid prototyping and direct writing technologies are sufficiently versatile to allow them to be used to make a von Neumann Universal Constructor.
All good projects have a slogan, and the best have a slogan that reeks of hubris. RepRap is no exception. Our slogan is: