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Open Source 20 Years: 6 pivotal moments in open source history

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/pivotal-moments-history-open-source Here’s how open source developed from a printer jam solution at MIT to a major development model in the tech industry today. NDAs and proprietary software licenses became the norms, and the best programmers were hired from universities to private projects. As a reaction to this, Stallman resolved that he would create a complete

A step-by-step guide to Git | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/18/1/step-step-guide-git If you’ve never used Git, you may be nervous about it. There’s nothing to worry about—just follow along with this step-by-step getting-started guide, and you will soon have a new Git repository hosted on GitHub.

Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/have-selfdriving-cars-stopped-getting-better Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. Companies get to decide how to record these so-called disengagements. Variety in reporting makes for widely disparate data. The disengagement reports are thus probably best viewed as marketing

How Facebook stole the news business | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/03/facebooks-siren-call/ Isn’t it ironic that I was reading this first on Facebook? Don’t you think? Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Now Facebook is pushing into local

Scientists Are Creating Lasers So Powerful They Could Turn Light Into Matter | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/scientists-are-creating-lasers-so-powerful-they-could-tear-matter-out-of-empty-space/ For over 11 decades we have known that matter and energy are interchangeable. The development of nuclear power has shown us that matter can be converted into energy. Three projects top the “one to watch list” of the laser world, are planned to completely annihilate the current record for laser power, which is 5.3

Should I Create a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for My New Product?

https://predictabledesigns.com/faq-should-i-create-a-proof-of-concept-poc-prototype-for-my-new-product/ As the name implies, the purpose of a proof-of-concept (POC) prototype is to prove your product concept. A POC answers if a product is feasible. In most cases a POC prototype is only used internally to determine the practicality of a new product. Customers will rarely see a POC prototype. So do you need

Laserliner contactless voltage tester teardown

Here is a look what in inside a broken Laserliner Active Finder Plus contactless voltage tester that is designed to detect live lines from 24 V AC to 1000 V AC: Not much see on this side of circuit board. All I can see is place for two 1.5V batteries, beeper and LED. The other