Solar Panel Project Nears Completion At OWC Austin Jarrod, Other World Computing, 12/6/13. I just love this company. Not only do they continue to provide parts and upgrades for old Macs, but they do it in an environmentally responsible manner.
The metals in your smartphone may be irreplaceable Akshat Rathi, Ars Technica, 12/5/13. More likely, if we don't properly recycle our electronic waste, these "irreplaceable" elements will be stupidly buried in landfills all around the world.
Linux Voice Liz, Raspberry Towers, 12/3/13. Again, this is very RISC related. PowerPC users need to look at what the Raspberry Pi has brought to the table: new affordable hardware not made in low-wage sweatshops (P-Cubed, where are you?), an up-to-date Linux desktop, and most importantly... a mission!
Scientists Find Olfactory "Memory" Passed Between Generations In Mice Slashdot,12/2/13. I got my good nose for bullshit from my dad.
Uproar-a australis: Australis lands, cars and cities burn, people die in streets TenFourFox, 11/24/13. "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" Hmm... Wonder if Iceweasel on Debian is facing the same problem?
Why I use a 20-year-old IBM Model M keyboard Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica, 11/17/13. I have many of the same feelings about the keyboard on my PowerBook 1400.
Apple's new headquarters are a vision of the future, from 1939 Lloyd Alter, Tree Hugger, 11/12/13. Well, it's certainly a step up from Steve Jobs' dad's garage. Oh, wasn't 1939 when WWII started. That changed everything, so I've heard. Maybe the demise of industrial civilization in the next few years will do the same.
Steve Wozniak On the Raspberry Pi Liz, Raspberry Towers, 11/10/13. Off topic? No. This is very RISC related. The video doesn't work in the US, but the insights of the Woz relating to education come through loud and clear.
Apple May Be Getting 'Repair, Don't Replace' Religion John P. Mello Jr., MacNewsWorld, 11/8/13. We can always hope, but gluing the battery into the latest MacBook Pro is not helping them to get the "Repair, Don't Replace religion".