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Another Open Robot Project – Open Automaton Project

After my posting the other day about Hollerbot, I ran accross the Open Automaton Project, a similar robotics project which actually is quite a bit further along. This VIA processor boards are really popular in amateur robotics.


Got Gmail?

Got Gmail?Todd over at Geek News Central was handing out Gmail accounts to all his loyal listeners. What a good idea! I've got 49 invites I could pass out to interested parties, so if your in need of a nice, big, google-y mailbox, drop me an email and I'll send you an invite as a special thank you for visiting my weblog.

In addition to my classic address, I can now be reached at First come, first served, when they are gone, they are gone.


Judge slams SCO’s lack of evidence against IBM | CNET

Color me surprised...

Judge slams SCO's lack of evidence against IBM | CNET

"Despite the vast disparity between SCO's public accusations and its actual evidence--or complete lack thereof--and the resulting temptation to grant IBM's motion, the court has determined that it would be premature to grant summary judgment," Kimball wrote Wednesday. "Viewed against the backdrop of SCO's plethora of public statements concerning IBM's and others' infringement of SCO's purported copyrights to the Unix software, it is astonishing that SCO has not offered any competent evidence to create a disputed fact regarding whether IBM has infringed SCO's alleged copyrights through IBM's Linux activities."

One wonders just why the judge didn't issue a summary judgement against SCO.

For more legal commentary, try groklaw.


Photos: Apollo computer’s ready for liftoff | CNET

A while ago I mentioned John Pultorak's efforts to build a replica of the Apollo Guidance Computer. CNET is running a picture fo the completed unit, four years in the making. Next on his list: a digital watch, constructed entirely from recycled aluminum cans.

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