Daniel Tang hat einen Linux Kernel auf ‘nem Taschenrechner zum Laufen gebracht und kann da jetzt textbasiert im Internet surfen. Als nächstes bitte Linux und Netz auf einer ollen Casio Taschenrechner-Uhr.
[tangrs] has successfully run a Linux kernel on the ARM based Nspire CAS CX graphing calculator. He’s developed an in-place bootloader that allows a kernel to be loaded from within the stock Nspire OS. It also allows for peeking and poking at memory for debugging.
[tangrs] also managed to get USB host mode working on the calculator. This allows for a USB keyboard and Wifi dongle to be connected. At this point, the calculator can connect to the internet and browse using a text-based browser: Links. The calculator runs a SSH server for remote access, and graphical browsing is in the works.
Ein paar fiese Hacker und Vandalen sind in das Büro des republikanischen Politikers Michael Grimm eingebrochen und haben auf seinem Rechner Linux installiert. Die Polizei und Grimm stufen die Installation als terroristischen Akt ein.
Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm is calling vandalism and the erasure of computer drives at his Republican campaign headquarters over the weekend a “politically motivated” crime.
“Whoever did this, the people responsible are very ignorant, and they don’t understand that this is not just an attack against me or my campaign,” Grimm, a freshman, told the Staten Island Advance. “This is an attack against a federal campaign office, which is an attack on our democracy as a whole. It’s an attack against what we stand for, for free elections.” […]
Linux, an open-source operating system, was installed on Grimm’s computers, erasing the hard drive contents, which included polling and voter identification data.
John Goerzen ist ein Coder aus Kansas und er hat mit seinem (damals) 3jährigen Sohn einen Computer gebaut und ihm beigebracht, Linux per Kommandozeile zu bedienen. Auf seinem Blog erzählt er regelmäßig über die Fortschritte und das ist ganz fantastisch-herzerwärmende Übernerdery. Ich empfehle dringend, alle Postings in seiner Children & Computing durchzulesen, is’ wie Assemblercode mit Herz, oder so ähnlich.
Two years ago, Jacob (then 3) and I built his first computer together. I installed Debian on it, but never put a GUI on the thing. It’s command-line, and has provided lots of enjoyment off and on over the last couple of years. […] The looks of shock I get from people when I explain, as if it’s perfectly natural, that my child has been able to log in by himself to a Linux shell since age 3, are amusing and astounding. Especially considering that it is really not that hard. Instead of learning how to run an Xbox, he’s learned how to run bash. I like that. […]
At bedtime, Jacob asked me, very seriously: “Dad, how do I start tuxpaint again?” “First you log in and type startx. Then you can use the mouse.” Jacob nods, a contemplative look on his face.. “Then,” I continue, “you type tuxpaint in the terminal, and it comes right up.”
Jacob nodded very seriously a second time, as if committing this very important information to long-term memory. Then gave a single excited clap, yelled “Great!”, and dashed off.
Radio von und für Übernerds: Linux.FM streamt den kompletten Linux-Kernel per Text-2-Speech-Software ins Netz. Dedicated to Dr. Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper. w00t!
Linux Radio is an online radio broadcasting the latest stable version of the Linux kernel (currently 184.108.40.206), which is read in plain voice using eSpeak, an open source text to speech synthesizer.
There are currently 111011 (base 2) tunes in our database and we are working to add more. A new source file is selected randomly each time you load this page : remember, if you can’t get enough, you can always open Linux Radio in two or more different browser tabs… Use the Source, Luke!
This radio station is dedicated to the best scientist ever : Dr. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.