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  • Can Open Hardware Transform the Data Center?
    By on October 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    1sockchuck writes “Is the data center industry on the verge of a revolution in which open source hardware designs transform the process of designing and building these facilities? This week the Open Compute Project gained momentum and structure, forming a foundation as it touted participation from IT heavyweights Intel, Dell, Amazon, Facebook, Red Hat and Rackspace. That turnout is not an isolated event, but reflects a growing focus on (more…)



  • Using the Open Records Law To Intimidate Critics
    By on March 28, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Layzej writes “On March 15, Professor Bill Cronon posted his first blog. The subject was the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council in influencing recent legislation in Wisconsin and across the country. Less than two days later, his university received a communication formally requesting under the state’s Open Records Law copies of all emails he sent or received pertaining to matters raised in the blog. Remarkably, the request was sent (more…)

  • Just Cause 3: Can it be the best open world game yet?
    By on February 28, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Just Cause is going to be one of those titles that get progressively better as they go. For those of you who have been playing since the first Just Cause, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. The changes that were made from first to second game are absolutely astonishing, yet there is still a lot of work to be done. It’s almost easy to assume that by the time we see Just Cause 3 hit store shelves; it will be the best release to date. (more…)

  • Introducing Students To the World of Open Source
    By on November 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    paulproteus writes “Most computer science students never see a bug tracker, and very few learn about version control. Classes often don’t teach the skills needed for participation. So I organized a weekend workshop at the University of Pennsylvania. Total newbies enthusiastically spent the day on IRC, learned git, built a project from source, and read bugs in real projects. I learned that there’s no shortage of students that want to get involved.”

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  • An Open Letter to BioWare: Sex in Video Games
    By on September 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Given all of these current and future projects (and that’s not even including Old Republic) I think it’s time we revisit something that may be sensitive to you: Sex scenes in videogames.

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  • Brawl at the US Open, from all angles
    By on September 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A foulmouthed New Yorker set off a brawl at the U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, as Novak Djokovic and Philipp Petzschner played nearby. Here is a composite of the incident from three different angles, as caught by nearby spectators, and the simultaneous feed from the Djokovic/Petzschner match, as seen on television.

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  • Djokovic stuns Federer at US Open
    By on September 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Novak Djokovic saves two match points on his way to beating Roger Federer in five sets in the US Open semi-finals, setting up a final against Rafael Nadal.

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  • Useful OPEN SOURCE Apps For Graphics-Design & Developers
    By on August 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Open source softwares are emerging as a key technique to meet the project requirment in moeden age. Simply, the Open-source software are those softwares which are available in source code and also available within the public domain.

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  • Louis Oosthuizen Wins First Major at British Open
    By on July 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A week after the World Cup ended, South Africa had more reason to celebrate Sunday, this from a most unlikely source. Louis Oosthuizen, a 27-year-old who had only made one cut in his previous eight majors, blew away the field at St. Andrews for a British Open victory that looked as easy as when Tiger Woods first won here a decade ago.

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  • Oosthuizen leads at wind-hit Open
    By on July 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Louis Oosthuizen holds a five-shot lead at the Open as first-round leader Rory McIlroy’s challenge is badly blown off course by strong winds at St Andrews.

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