Dream gizmos

There’s a refrigerator that runs Linux now. That seems like a bit of overkill to me, but there are a few devices around the house that I think could use a bit of OSS ingenuity. We have hibernation features for most laptops; is there a way to hibernate, say, a kitchen? Energy vampires like toasters […]

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Is “rooting” unethical?

I have a friend–we’ll call her “Sarah Keeler”–who owns a G1 phone. This is an HTC Dream, if you care about such things. It’s made to work on the T-Mobile network, which happens to be “Sarah Keeler’s” cell phone provider. Sarah rooted her phone so she could use it as a 3G (refers to the […]

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