Wow, it was just a short time ago I was reading that Windows 8 had the potential to prevent PCs from running any other operating system except Windows. Of course, Windows 8 may not turn out to be so bad…
In an e-mail exchange and a follow-up phone conversation, a Dell spokesperson told me, “Dell has plans to make SecureBoot an enable/disable option in BIOS setup.” (That’s exactly what the FSF is demanding.)
The spokesperson [for HP] confirmed for me that HP has no plans to participate in any conspiracy against a non-Windows OS: “HP will continue to offer its customers a choice of operating systems. We are working with industry partners to evaluate the options that will best serve our customers.”
But wait! If you were looking for some piratical plot to purloin users from GNU/Linux, maybe there’s something else coming up that will help lock in the helpless to an Apple operating system.
Now, it’s interesting to read that Apple may only allow apps purchased from its “App store:”
those pesky physicists are at it again; they want to build a laser so powerful that it will literally rip spacetime apart. (Read source)
Why don’t we spend precious funding on important stuff like mosquito prevention? Instead of using fancy technologies to rip space-time apart….
If you have an invisible wall of light, how will mosquitoes and fruit flies react? They do walk or fly into it. Then they turn back. They don’t want to cross it,” says Márka. (Watch this video here to see how the mosquitoes stop at the invisible wall of light.)
Read source – Using a Light Barrier to Repel Mosquitoes
Imagine what a 200 petawatt, space-time ripping laser could do for mosquito prevention!! Now that is something worth doing!
|Image Source: http://prolight.co.uk/images/media/EQLA08/EQLA08-wr0.jpg|
Of course, maybe we should just use a NASA tractor beam to capture and relocate errant mosquitoes with a taste for human flesh?
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