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Screencast Overview Review & How-to Install Tutorial for the awesome FOSS Windows project ReactOS which just released version 0.3.12 which is still Alpha but a lot better than the last version we looked at. ReactOS or React Operating System is a cool open source personal computer operating system meant to be binary compatible with application software and device drivers designed for Microsoft Windows NT versions 5.x & up like Windows 2000 and its successors XP. Development started in 1998
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Though many see the world through “male” and “female” eyes alone, this in truth is repulsively limiting. Provided here is a trans-woman’s view on the intricacies of life and gender.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-46917-Transgender-and-Transsexual-Issues-Examiner~y2010m5d17-Gender-binary-an-oppressive-inconvenienceThough many see the world through “male” and “female” eyes... more
Last week our community cried out for the return of Vicky the Robot and Current News, and in response I posted some details about the return of "bumps to TV" on the Current.com blog. We're still working hard on these and when we're ready to update, you'll read it here first.
The sad part? Vicky won't be returning to the airwaves alongside our "bumps to TV" for various reasons. We're going to miss her dearly, but I'll have you know, the split was amicable. When we approached her with the news of our intended plan, Vicky surprisingly replied:
We honestly had no idea how hard Current:News was for her. Her reaction to the news definitely shed some light on the situation, and the more we discussed it the more this change made sense for everyone involved.
As she mentioned, Vicky is going to take some time out for herself. She's planned a trip to tour Europe, and she might even do some self-upgrading. We're sad to see her go, but this isn't the end for Vicky and Current. She's agreed to check in every once in a while via Facebook, and she plans to keep a close eye on the re-launch of our "bumps to TV." She's invested in it, and wants to see it all work out.
So, here is where you guys come in. Let's send Vicky off with some love directly from the Current community. We've set up a group for Vicky specifically, titled "Current [hearts] Vicky." Head over there, submit a webcam, and tell her what you think. Let's send her off in style.
Please use the button below [make sure you're logged in] to head over to the Current.com clipper and add a webcam, photo, or comment for Vicky:
Hey Currentians, Last week our community cried out for the return of Vicky the... more
Fruit grower Ken Morrish was left stunned when he found a golden delicious apple on his tree split exactly half green, half red down the middle.
The fruit's striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic mutation at odds of more than a million to one.
The apple has caused such a stir in the village of Colaton Raleigh, Devon, that Mr Morrish is inundated with neighbours queuing up to take pictures of it.
Mr Morrish, 72, who has been harvesting the apples from trees in his garden for 45 years, said: "It's truly amazing.
"It looks as if a green apple and a red apple has been cut in half and stuck together."
He said that he was out picking a few apples for his sister-in-law when he spotted the fruit hanging from a bough.
Mr Morrish, a retired painter and decorator, added: "I couldn't believe my eyes. The red and green split through the stem is totally perfect – as if I've painted it.
"It's a genuine one-off and none of us have ever seen an apple like it before."
Experts believe that the odds of finding an apple with such a perfect line between the green and the red are more than a million to one.
In such cases, the red side usually tastes sweeter than the green side – because it has seen more sunshine during its growth.
John Breach, chairman of the British Independent Fruit Growers Association, told the Daily Mail: "I've never seen this happen before to a golden delicious. It is extremely rare. It is an extreme mutation.
"There has been the occasional case of this type reported. If there was a whole branch of apples with the same colouring then fruit experts would get even more excited."
Jim Arbury, fruit superintendent at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, said it was probably the "result of a random genetic mutation".
"This is known as a chimera where one of the first two cells has developed differently giving rise to one half of the apple being different," he said.
"It is unlikely to be a stable mutation but it is worth checking next year to see if it recurs. There are instances of some striped apples and pears where the mutation remains stable including one striped pear in the collection at Wisley called Pysanka."Fruit grower Ken Morrish was left stunned when he found a golden delicious apple on... more
If there's one thing we love about DIY projects, it's the feeling that the outcome is more than the mere sum of its parts. This here binary clock is a prime example, being composed of scrap plastic, some dirt-cheap parts and a homemade Arduino board.
And yet, after a few licks of polish and the inevitable LEDs, it looks like a true monument to geekdom, which is only amplified by the fact you can't even use the thing without being familiar with binary code. But then again, if utility was a standard by which we judged homebrewed projects, we'd have a lot less to talk about.If there's one thing we love about DIY projects, it's the feeling that the... more
"Consider that In Rainbows was meant to complement OK Computer, musically, lyrically, and in structure. We found that the two albums can be knit together beautifully. By combining the tracks to form one playlist, 01 and 10, we have a remarkable listening experience. The transitions between the songs are astounding, and it appears that this was done purposefully."
This article is a little old in webtime, but I have been listening to the albums arranged as prescribed with a 10 second cross fade for a couple days now. It is awesome. For someone who listened to In Rainbows LITERALLY 40 times in the first 4 days, this is an appreciated new dimension to the album."Consider that In Rainbows was meant to complement OK Computer, musically,... more