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Sad day for Arduino

The dispute between Arduino SA, and Arduino SRL formerly Smart Projects SRL has gone to court. http://dockets.justia.com/docket/massachusetts/madce/1:2015cv10181/167131 Nature of Suit: Trademark Cause of Action: 15:1121 Trademark Infringement Smart Projects are official manufacturers of Arduino boards, and it seems they believe … Continue reading

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Why experts don’t know shit

The recent, and frankly weird case of Gareth Williams, the MI6 spy who was found dead locked inside a holdall, presents a puzzle. How could anyone but an expert contortionist perform such a feat by himself? It seems obvious that … Continue reading

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Impressed with Mint

Searching for an alternative to Ubuntu and it’s new interface more friendly for tablets than desktops, I came across Linux Mint. Apparently this is topping the tables at distrowatch, whatever that is. Anyway, I thought I would give it a … Continue reading

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How to ruin a great product

It seems that Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu, are taking a leaf out of Microsoft’s play book. Ubuntu was based on the excellent, robust Linux, but most importantly made easy to use. Microsoft also made Windows easy to use, but … Continue reading

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Automatic reboot = automatic loss of data

So it turns out, if you have automatic update enabled in Windows 7, you will end up losing data if Windows decides that because you had to dash off to do something more important without saving everything, it is a … Continue reading

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Brave New World?

Around the year 2000, the future seemed bright. With the 20th century, it seemed we could turn our back on a century which had two World Wars, one with the first use of nuclear weapons, a Cold War, numerous environmental … Continue reading

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