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New Ubuntu Phone And Software May Eclipse The Need For Personal Computers
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The unveiling of an Ubuntu phone at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and the unveiling of a new Ubuntu operating system that turns smartphones into full-fledged computers further cements the role of smartphones as the central hub for computing, communications, and entertainment that is increasingly eclipsing the need for personal computers.
Canonical, the company behind the Linux-based operating system Ubuntu software, which is an alternative computer operating system to Microsoft's Windows and Apple's OS, developed the software for Android phones that will turn smartphones into computers when connected to a keyboard and monitor.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and VP Products at Canonical said: “We are defining a new era of convergence in technology, with one unified operating system that underpins cloud computing, data centers, PCs and consumer electronics.”
Although other companies, such as Motorola, with it's Atrix smartphone, have tried to turn smartphones into computers with laptop docks, this is the first time a single operating system has been offered that can run smartphones, computers, and connected TVs.
The smart phone has become a hub for communications, music and entertainment, GPS navigation, and communications with your friends and family. The average smart phone can replace the calculator, calendar, newspaper, clock, compass, camera, camcorder, radio, flashlight, music player, music recorder, voice recorder, video recorder, note pad, media player, TV, GPS device, watch, alarm clock, FM radio, short wave radio, etc.
Many of today's smartphones have computing power that rival some of today's personal computers and certainly surpass the computing power of most computers from a few year ago. Canonical's Ubuntu software may mark the smartphone's total eclipse of the personal computer and herald the day when the smart phone is the only devise we will need.
As the South Carolina Legislature was magnanimously burying in part the ominous heritage of the Confederate flag, segments of the Republican Party were opening a new front in racial and ethnic intolerance.
In a wide ranging interview Paul Craig Roberts, American economist and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, says: "The US is ruled by private interest groups and by the neoconservative ideology that History has chosen the US as the “exceptional and indispensable” country with the right and responsibility to impose its will on the world."
We also cannot allow ourselves to forget that the hideous slave labor camps of the new “empire of liberty” were a primary source for the wealth and privilege of American society, as well as England and the continent. The industrial revolution was based on cotton, produced primarily in the slave labor camps of the United States.
In place of the rural incarceration of four million black people, we have the mass incarceration of one million black men. In place of laws that prohibited black literacy throughout the South, we have campaigns by Tea Party and anti-tax fanatics to defund public schools within certain ZIP codes. And we have stop-and-search policing, and frequently much worse, in place of the slave patrols.
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“We’re anti-evil, anti-oppression, anti-lynching,” Malcolm said. “You can’t be anti- those things unless you’re also anti- the oppressor and the lyncher. You can’t be anti-slavery and pro-slavemaster; you can’t be anti-crime and pro-criminal. In fact, Mr. Muhammad teaches that if the present generation of whites would study their own race in the light of true history, they would be anti-white themselves.”
“If you are an American citizen,” Baldwin remembered Malcolm asking the young man, “why have you got to fight for your rights as a citizen? To be a citizen means that you have the rights of a citizen. If you haven’t got the rights of a citizen, then you’re not a citizen.”
“The price of freedom,” Malcolm said shortly before he was killed, “is death.”
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Contrary to... recent assertion that the escalating crisis between the U.S. and Russia “all began…in Yalta in September 2013,”... we actually need to go back a bit further to the May 2012 Bilderberg meeting in Chantilly, Virginia.
"...in February, immediately after Gaddafi's hint of nationalization of Libya's oil resources, there was an uprising by rebels who wanted to overthrow him and on March 17 the UN Security Council established a "no-fly zone" in Libya "to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under threat of attack in the country."
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