late bloomer

From: Ed King 

This month marks my 6 year annivesary at current employer (yawn) so to "celebrate" I bought myself a new toy...   a Raspberry Pi.    Yeah, so I'm a year behind "the buzz"  

But unlike the early adopters who had to wait...  and wait...  and wait, mine is on schedule to arrive just one day after I placed the order (me loves me some Amazon Prime)

So my first 'project' will be a boring ol' xbmc to replace my ailing Roku.
Future project I have in mind is....    this is so embarassing...  a beat activated light show for my home disco.  ;)

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Don't forget to add beat sync to the motion sensor in the headboard..

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ project #3:=A0=A0 a device that changes newspaper headlines at the last min= ute...=0A=0Acancelling my subscription today=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ the "mischieviousnous" potential of small very powerful (Linux) computers is compelling. I'm amazed by the places I can grab an ethernet connection and do almost anything I want to, or can with just a few commands (route add.. etc.. ) As I gave up on the "News Free" press a long time ago, I'm curious, what headline issues are you talking about.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ these should get you caught up...

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ The Washington Times and the Drudge Report picked up the story too. It's not funny at all, but hilarious at the same time. Nonetheless, I loved your comment, Ed.

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ What...Chattanooga has a newspaper? This is news to me.

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ So where do you get your news?

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Well when an American Green (myself) and and Roy Exum (A former FP Editor) agree, you the know local republican party has gone too far. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Rod-Lists : Amen! I agree with both of you. Since this is not a political mailing list, I won't go into the detail I started to. Suffice it to say I consider myself a moderate Democrat, and would like to see less of the "new crop" of GOP and more of the "traditional" GOP who was willing to work across the aisle, despite the ideological differences.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Our government is quickly becoming political "theatre" for the mindless sheep. We are putting people who only care about rabble-rousing into office with no real platform. We are listening to the sh!t that they spew as though it were the gospel. It is really sickening. -AW

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=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ At the end of the day it's mostly about $,$$$ (x 10^n). The extent to which our political system has been corrupted by money is sad. To bring it back on topic a little bit, here's an interesting HTML5 website that uses d3.js to display some data about this: (best viewed in a modern browser with Javascript enabled). If you liked that site, I really think the Anti-Corruption Act they mention would help. More info: TED talk by Lawrence Lessig (

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ Rod, Excellent articles. Here's another:

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I get my news from Reuters, Aljazeera for outside the US, and BBC for inside the US. Nevertheless, I think CTFP was right fire that ass, its one thing to raise a voice of opposition with valid counterpoints, its another thing to rant like a mindless moron and repeat Fox News talking points. This is just further proof that news needs some sort of moderation and fact checking, the same with politicians. I don't think politicians should be able to say whatever they'd like (especially with regards to the medical, science, and technology fields) because a lot of their constituents take whatever they say as pure gold.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ We just read his drew johnson piece. Don't tell me I going agree with Exum again! ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ Each side of this playing victim is just tiring, old politics.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ How so? ----- Original Message -----