- An internet of tubes, for food
Matthew Lasar of Ars Technica was one of many to pick up this story about FoodTubes, a group of thinkers considering the idea of an underground transport network shuttling capsules packed with bulk food around as needed. Given that the greatest source of carbon on the road is long haul trucking, at least here in the US, this idea doesn’t seem all that crazy. If sufficient volume could be run continually, as claimed, I’d imagine the cost advantages to be substantial.
- Single software license used hundreds of thousands of times
This story at Slashdot is fascinating both in just how rapidaly and at what scale useful software can be pirated and how this particular vendor chose to react. Rather than marching in the lawyers, they essentially undertook market researc, ultimately deciding to extend offers to pirate users to upgrade to legitimate copies.
- LibreOffice RC1 arrives
The H Open has the details. I recently followed some instructions I found for replacing OpenOffice on my personal systems with LibreOffice’s then recent beta. The differences were subtle but very much appreciated, not the least of which eradicating the giant Oracle logo from the splash screen.
- Another copyright leak, a bad deal for NZ , Michael Geist
- UK reveals plans for super-fast broadband, BBC
- New version of Android released along-side new Nexus phone, The H Open
- Canadian Supreme Court case to decide whether a link can be defamatory, Ars Technica