Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2007-03-14 17:27
"NetBSD now offers full support for running file systems in userspace. [...] it was decided that FUSE support should be provided as a compatibility layer on top of the native puffs interface."
That's cool -- FUSE appears to have become the standard userspace filesystem interface for a whole bunch of Unixlikes now.
My favourite application for it is sshfs.
I rather like the look of flickrfs
Posted by ats at 2007-03-14 12:35
"The BBC Trust has announced it is suspending its online education service, BBC Jam, pending a review."
"It follows complaints from commercial online companies to the European Commission about the £150m project. They complain the service - for children aged from five to 16 - is damaging their businesses."
Because God forbid a public service broadcaster get involved in educational programming!
Posted by David at 2007-03-14 10:44
"TiVo.s standard interface is more simple to setup (turn on the box) and more people are use to it"
So it is better because (a) it is easier to set up the system (what does that have to do with the UI?) and (b) it has more marketshare so people don't need to learn a new system (which is great for people who haven't used either before)