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Laptops for Developing Nations

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Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:31:10


Between November 12 and November 26, One Laptop Per Child is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution.

I just copied and pasted that from their website because it sums things up pretty well. For the next 13 days, you can donate a laptop to a child in a developing country, and you will receive one laptop for yourself. The donation is $400 and I made ours last night, so the NG office will be receiving one of those crazy laptops that I keep seeing in all the magazines! I don't know how easy these things will be to get in the future, but for now it seems like it will be fun to have around the office - plus I want to see how well it can run Flash - it BETTER RUN FLASH.

And thanks to Newgrounds, one more child in a developing nation will have unfettered access to PORN.

NOTE: I see lots of people making comments about there being no electricity and internet in Africa. The laptop can be charged up by turning a crank, so you never need a power source. The bunny ear antennas create a mesh network, where you can share items with other laptops in the area, and if somewhere along the chain of laptops someone is picking up wireless internet (in a school, for example), the internet gets spread across the mesh network.

The screen has a full color mode and also a high res black and white mode for working in direct sunlight. There are built in speakers and a camera. People can take pictures and video and share it between computers. There is also software for drawing, programming, making music, writing, web browsing, calculating, gaming, etc.

We are already planning to make a second donation so that we can get two laptops in the office, and test out the networking and sharing capabilities!

In other news, AlmightyHans is putting together a comic book with NG artists! It's kinda like the NG Sketchbook Tour except it will be printed like a real comic. Go read his post for more info.

Also, check out RubberNinja's Gamer Tonight series! It's voiced by egoraptor.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:33:39


Oh I thought there was going to be a thing for Newgrounders to help donate to the kids so they can get laptops.
But still hope it runs flash.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:34:19


cool stuff


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:37:00


At 11/14/07 04:31 PM, TomFulp wrote: And thanks to Newgrounds, one more child in a developing nation will have unfettered access to PORN.

Haha, I'm lovin' the humour here, Tom.

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:37:29


Because they need laptops more than food,clean water, and a proper shelter,right?

With the money for the laptop,they could build a decent house to shelter them.

This is a load of bull.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:37:56


Thats cool, just hope that the contest doesn't scam you by sending a crappy laptop

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:37:56


Yeah, I'm more likely to be receiving from this event.


I miss my old sig )=

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:38:48


Exposing more of the world to Stamper's twisted vision, ey Tom?

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:43:03


At 11/14/07 04:41 PM, citricsquid wrote: Wait, how do they gain access to the internet?
Through grains of seed?

No, they eat the laptops.


I miss my old sig )=

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:44:13


YESSSSSS!

Awesome news, Tom.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:44:37


I dunno. I'd rather buy the kids a school or clean drinking water.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:45:22


How will under developiong countries develop the internet? DIDNT THINK ABOUT THAT DID WE?


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:45:45


At 11/14/07 04:44 PM, wwwyzzerdd wrote: I dunno. I'd rather buy the kids a school or clean drinking water.

YES.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:46:15


Looks good ( sadly i don't have enough money to donate ), it helps school children and you get a new laptop. Looking at some images, none of them seem to be using windows or mac ( ive never used a mac so i could be wrong ) so i have my doubts about flash, but they could still be cool :p

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:46:42


Sounds like a good cause!

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:50:50


If it doesn't run flash, just hope it's good enough to hold everyone's porn :P

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:55:49


That seems like a nice idea, I think i saw a commercial about that laptop. I'm not sure if i'm thinking of the same one though, and Tom, if you like it, you should get one for everybody in the NG office, or hold a contest! And top 1 or 3 winners gets one! Plus ng shirt and stickers, like always.

Is this the laptop?

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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 16:58:05


It sucks that this isn't running in the UK, the only laptop I have is black and white with Windows 3.1 D:

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:01:13


Cool. I'm gonna get myself a laptop!

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:06:27


wow, deff not a laptop I'd want.

But fun news though.
Kinda...

I guess...


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:06:45


At 11/14/07 04:37 PM, Errormatix wrote: Because they need laptops more than food,clean water, and a proper shelter,right?

With the money for the laptop,they could build a decent house to shelter them.

This is a load of bull.

Developing countries
Not fucking Zambia.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:08:07


Is Africa just one big hotspot for wireless internet access?


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:08:11


Hey Tom, me and pezzo are making a small game, would you mind sponsoring it, but instead of giving us money, send a laptop or two to a child?

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:08:33


Good stuff Tom.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:14:56


I heard about this before but there's a problem. The problem with giving to developing nations is that a lot of them don't have reliable electricity or phone services. I also wonder how people would be able to afford the internet service if they can't feed their own family (they'd probably sell the laptop for food).

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:19:37


yo jus cant trust em new neggaz

in teh wise words of uncle ruckus. no relation.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:19:58


Wow, first helping out sick boobies and now free porn for the underprivileged?

You truly are god among men, Mr. Fulp.


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Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:21:22


I heard that those computers have Sim City, too.

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:29:05


At 11/14/07 05:06 PM, fwe wrote:
At 11/14/07 04:37 PM, Errormatix wrote: Because they need laptops more than food,clean water, and a proper shelter,right?

With the money for the laptop,they could build a decent house to shelter them.

This is a load of bull.
Developing countries
Not fucking Zambia.

Well, the money spent on this, would be better spend on fucking Zambia, building houses.


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If not fuck you.

Response to Laptops for Developing Nations 2007-11-14 17:29:40


$400 seems pretty cheap for an awesome laptop. Or, in this case, 2 awesome laptops.

But personally, I think buying revolutionary laptops for developing countries isn't as important as perhaps getting stuff like clean water for the even poorer places.