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Open Source Everything Engineering

“If governments and other organizations do not do evidence-based decision-making rooted in holistic analytics of true cost economics with the objective of creating affordable, interoperable, scalable engineering solutions – which is to say, open source solutions now known to cost … Continue reading

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Oh-Oh. There Goes The NDA…

“Government spending through private companies to deliver works, goods and services to citizens is the single biggest item of spending by government, amounting world-wide to a staggering USD 9.5 trillion each year, or 15 percent of global GDP. This concentration … Continue reading

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Welds

“More bad news for Canada’s problem-plagued submarine fleet: two of the boats will be out of commission for most of this year because of shoddy welding. HMCS Chicoutimi and its sister, HMCS Victoria, are stuck in their Vancouver Island port for … Continue reading

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Understanding Trumpism

“In the past three years, the TSA and Congress cut the number of front-line screeners by 4,622 — or about 10 percent — on expectations that an expedited screening program called PreCheck would speed up the lines. However, not enough … Continue reading

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Trump Too Proud To Be POTUS

“Donald Trump says he doesn’t keep money in Swiss banks or offshore accounts and his tax rate is no one’s business.” See Trump Says His Tax Rate Is No One’s BusinessYeah, right, ~50million voters will believe a guy who won’t share … Continue reading

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Indian Courts Go For GNU/Linux

From time to time we read that governments don’t whole-heartedly move to GNU/Linux. India is different. Even their courts, full of serious conservative people are sending everyone to school for a day or two with their laptops to practise using … Continue reading

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Words

I listened to a speech recently, by a guy who runs a business in which I have a small share. He didn’t say much. It wasn’t a long speech. He basically recounted what I already knew from widely available information. … Continue reading

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Another Big Rollout of LibreOffice Saves Money

“The Italian Ministry of Defence expects to save 26-29 million Euro over the coming years by using LibreOffice. The LibreDifesa project aims to eventually migrate all of the organisation’s well over 100,000 desktops to the open-source office productivity suite. “Taking … Continue reading

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Planting Trees

“The Narendra Modi government plans to spend a staggering $6.2 billion (Rs41,000 crore) to increase India’s green cover. The bill—called the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015—has already been passed by lawmakers in India’s lower house this week. The aim of this … Continue reading

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US GOP’s Last Hope Of Salvation

“Appreciate @Reince & his hard work for @GOP, but until someone has 1,237 bound delegates there is no presumptive nominee. CA here we come” See John Kasich is not going anywhere after Cruz departureDespite the hooplah last night and the declarations … Continue reading

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The Drumpf Effect

“The Canadian stock market is up in early trade Friday, after ending yesterday’s session nearly unchanged. Mining stocks are leading the way higher and gold stocks are also a source of strength as gold and silver prices continue to head … Continue reading

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The Future Is Open

“Europe’s relative weakness in digital consumer markets, in web and internet services and notably in data platforms is becoming a major challenge to the whole economy. In addition, users feel that proprietary platforms do not satisfy their needs. They get locked-in … Continue reading

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