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- Fedora Project: Sponsored by Red Hat, version 20 of this Operating System is the first stop on this year’s Distro Journey.
- Is Microsoft Grasping at Straws? (FOSS Force): Ken “helios” Starks asks the question of whether Microsoft is on their last legs regarding competition against Free and Open Source Software. From mentioning the aQuantive buyout to Rockstar, Starks paints a picture of a company that has grown desperate.
- Razer’s Project Christine (MaximumPC): Those who are seasoned veterans when it comes to upgrading PC’s may have had their fair share of nicks and cuts on their hands and fingers. Razer is apparently wanting to change all of that by creating a modular gaming system that lends itself to easier upgrades.
Overlooked Pop Culture
- The British Punk Band that Fooled Reagan, Thatcher, and the CIA (The Daily Beast): Crass, a British Punk Band conducted a prank in which a fake phone call between then President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher caused quite a stir. American intelligence blamed the soviets, while the British blamed Argentine spies. The lead singer is disturbed to this day that governments were so easily fooled.
- On News Sources and Bias (Bonnie Kristian): The argument is made that there is no way to get rid of bias in news or the media in general. The blog post links to sources that they pursue on a regular basis.
- Decapitated Sex Toys Prompted Police Probe (The Smoking Gun): A Florida woman’s ex-girlfriend had apparently cut off the heads of a few dildos, prompting her to contact the police. Due to lack of evidence, the case was eventually closed. Of course it wouldn’t be Wednesday Weekly Links without something really weird like this.