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$25 Computer

by on Oct.30, 2011, under News

Rasberry PI Alpha board

Note: Alpha board for Rasberry PI

 

$25 Computer?

Yep, that’s correct and not a typo. Rasberry PI I had heard about these guys off and on for several months now and what they will be offering is awesome. A tiny yet powerful computer that can be used as anything from a makeshift desktop pc, home automation, media player for your television, to countless other projects. The limit is only your imagination. These are scheduled to go on sale sometime toward the end of November or the beginning of December, so keep an eye on their website and forums for up to date news and information. You can click the link to their website for more information and forum discussions.

Update: The Rasberry PI folks had an original plan of shipping these end of last November first of December, but things got pushed back. From this updated link it looks like January is the target for shipping – http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422

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Alana Davis – Crazy

by on Oct.20, 2011, under Music, Youtube

“Crazy” was the second single from Alana Davis’s album Blame It on Me.

Released: 1997
Recorded: 1996
Genre: Pop
Label: Elektra
Writer(s): Alana Davis, Ed Tuton
Producer: Alana Davis

 

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Dude Suit Back going

by on Oct.15, 2011, under Blog

Last Thursday had a hard drive crash on the server that hosted this site. Seems there was a power surge that took out the raid controller card and a couple hard drives. To make a long story short, got everything back up and been restoring the site from a backup, even though it was an older backup so I’ve been having to add more recent stuff back manually. Still need to fix a couple issues, but things should be back up and going now.

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State Department employee investigated for linking to Wikileaks

by on Oct.01, 2011, under Blog

Peter Van Buren an employee of the State Department is under investigation and may be fired for  posting a link to WikiLeaks. ‘His crime, he said, was a link he posted on August 25 in a blog post discussing the hypocrisy of recent U.S. actions against Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffi. The link went to a 2009 cable about the sale of U.S. military spare parts to Qadaffi through a Portuguese middleman.

The State Department investigators, he said, demanded to know who had helped him with his blog and told him that every blog post, Facebook post, and tweet by State Department employees had to be pre-cleared by the Department prior to publication.

Source: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/09/gov-employee-faces-firing/

 

The link in question that he is being investigated for posting is a 2009 cable about the sale of U.S. military spare parts to Qadaffi through a Portuguese middleman which can be

viewed here: http://wikileaks.org/cable/2009/11/09STATE115561.html

 

Peter Van Buren had wrote this week:

“In other words, a link to a document posted by who-knows-who on a public website available at this moment to anyone in the world was the legal equivalent of me stealing a Top Secret report, hiding it under my coat, and passing it to a Chinese spy in a dark alley,”

 

 

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