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DPic [PersonRank 10]

Friday, April 13, 2007
12 years ago2,611 views

I just wanted to put together a list of technologies and stuff that make me really excited for.

1.2 PETABYTE Hard Drive
hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...

1.6 TERABYTE Disks
hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...

30 GB Card for $1
engadget.com/2005/06/10/optwar ...

Two New Battery Technologies
science.slashdot.org/article.p ...
hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...

Solar
citizenre.com/

Open Source Phone
linux.slashdot.org/article.pl? ...
openmoko.org/

Wireless 1000 times more efficient than WiMax
hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...

Wireless Power
science.slashdot.org/article.p ...

Open Source Car
theoscarproject.org/

Ubuntu Linux
ubuntu.com/

FLAC, Ogg, Open Source Music
magnatune.com/info/whynotevil

Creative Commons
creativecommons.org/

Open Source Hardware
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_sou ...

Heather Paquinas [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

here's my addition, tangientially related:

a ipod knockoff using cheaper hardware:

rockbox.org/

originally created for the archos daps:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockbox# ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was intrigued by your "30 GB Card for $1". But it does not appear to be a real product just yet. They were rumored to be produced in 2006 but that never happened. Got my hopes up for nothing. :(

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

XMPP/Jabber

Ogg Vorbis

Ubuntu Linux

Firefox and other XUL applications

Joost (I'm waiting for a Linux version)

Wireless phones that uses WiFi + VoIP

Attempts to break HD-DVD/Bluray encryption

OpenDocument Format as an industry standard

And just a little ;): New merged Combiz and Beryl projects (3D effects on Linux desktop) and wine (run windows programs under Linux).

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Spiralfrog or Qtrax

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How could i forget about Rockbox!? I have that on my iPod. I actually removed the original Apple firmware :)

Also, PeerCast
peercast.org/

And yes the 30 GB card for $1 was supposed to release by the end of last year but it got delayed :(

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

DPic: Rockbox & iPodLinux! (booth on my ipod)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

PS3 (sorry – I have to, cos mine came today)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Neat. I'm pondering getting one too... so I can check out stuff like the new Virtua Figher...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

One word: Wii.
A PS3 is a PS2 with better graphics- nothing new. If you want a blu-ray player, buy a PS3. If you want to play games in a new way, buy a wii. You dont need a HD TV.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

If you want to play games with good old keyboard – buy a pc! (if you already own one, buy a new hardware.)

:)))

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The Wii is good when I can get on there, my sister won't stop playing on it!!!
And free legal music is something everyone wants, I think :-)

30GB in my wallet also sounds nice!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hey, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn is supposed to be as of today...why isn't it?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Well...apparently the release candidate was supposed to be out on Thursday but they had to delay it one week. This makes me so sad :(I was all excited to get Beryl today too!!!

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The release candidate was delayed due problems with displaying connection status by network-manager and with some of the ATI chipsets. I'm also not happy about it, thought I'm sure they know what they are doing.

BTW – all you Windows users out there – in two weeks there will be new stable Ubuntu version (7.04). Let's download it and just try (it's an LiveCD). I think you will be surprised how cool it is.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Two weeks??? I thought it was one! Ahhhhh :(

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ubuntu really rocks, but I prefer KDE versions like Kubuntu

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Two weeks??? I thought it was one!

It was supposed to be one, and I didn't hear any official announcement about changes, but I have a feeling that delay of RC version will delay also the stable version. It's Ubuntu policy to publish stable version not sooner than one week after the RC version was published. Shorter time could not be enough testing period.

> I prefer KDE versions like Kubuntu

Gnome rulez!

(I'm kidding, I don't want to start another Gnome vs. KDE, Emacs vs. Vi, Debian vs. Slack kind of endless discussion ;)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's better than the PS3 vs. Wii argument that almost took off

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< It's better than the PS3 vs. Wii argument that almost took off >>

Yeah, I won't get involved :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

eek! I was the person who started both of those!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I forgot about auto-disinfecting surfaces that can make for a self cleaning mouse and even a bathroom that cleans itself!!!

Mouse
hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...
Bathroom
science.slashdot.org/article.p ...

Also, something that breaches 100% efficiency? hardware.slashdot.org/hardware ...
pesn.com/2005/06/17/9600113_Ma ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And Open Source anti-virus software
clamwin.com/

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