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13th-Mar-2012 12:00 am - DEAL WITH IT
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1280x1024 DEAL WITH IT
5th-Jun-2011 12:05 am - several glasses of wine later
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A "do whatever you want" or MIT or "beerware" license may be more free for the individual, but overall it is a less free license.

The GPL *adds additional freedom* since it guarantees future revisions and public forks will also be free.

The only loss of freedom is when someone chooses to extend GPL'd software they are required to publish their code.
This person loses the freedom to keep their code a secret. They are not free to withhold free software from the world.

It is a compromise. They are taking something someone else has written- if they contribute a meaningful change, the thing that would generate the most freedom would be if they contributed it back to the world, and the GPL requires this. The GPL enforces software freedom.

Fair warning- the next person that says something to the contrary in front of me is getting a lecture.
21st-Jan-2010 10:18 pm - workspace
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Originally uploaded by xtat
with annotations!
23rd-Nov-2008 02:38 pm(no subject)
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Hmm, this humidifier looks familiar...


8th-Oct-2008 08:12 pm - fancy trousers
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I am living in Philadelphia now.


et après

..still much to do.. look at the terrible wire mess
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Justin Hall has recorded his thesis defense: Passively Multiplayer Online Games, which applies concepts from MMORPGS to reality, or at least to your computer-aided reality. For instance, he mentions a project where you install a sort of friendly spyware on your machine which tracks how often you interrupt your work to check email and when you do, it tattles on you. You lose points for doing things like that.

Video is here.
1st-Jul-2007 05:52 pm - SCTP
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This is a pretty awesome looking protocol-- sort of like a TCP/UDP frankenstein with what they call "mult-homing" and "multi-streaming" and a couple of other goodies.

Mult-homing is the ability to split SCTP connections across networks, so like you could aggregate a bunch of networks together even if they had different IPs.

Multi-streaming is multiple streams within an association, or connection.

There are places where overhead is much higher than TCP, but also places where it's much lower. It's also included in Linux 2.6. Check out the article here: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-sctp/
14th-Mar-2006 11:39 am - B&S
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There's a great recording of the D.C. Belle and Sebastian show from last week on NPR. Good quality.

5th-Mar-2006 01:40 pm - Fashion of Architecure/NYC
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I spent a fun afternoon in NYC yesterday checking out the Fashion of Architecture exhibit at Center for Architecture with Tiana and Sheila.

This is a tent that you wear. To the right, a wearable boat-suit.

more from the exhibitCollapse )
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