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Comparison of open-source wireless drivers

Wireless network cards for computers require control software to make them function. This is a list of the status of some open-source drivers for 802.11 wireless network cards. The following is an incomplete list of supported wireless devices: The Sourceforge IPW websites The FSF website for the Ralink and Realtek cards Kerneltrap for the list of OpenBSD drivers The OpenSolaris website for the list of OpenSolaris and Solaris drivers rt2x00 README from cvs Seattle Wireless Linux drivers Seattle Wireless Mac OS drivers Wiki Current Stable Linux kernel: Wireless Open Documentation for Hardware, a 2006 presentation by Theo de Raadt

Melissa Hui

Melissa Hui is a Canadian composer. Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hui studied at the University of British Columbia, the California Institute of the Arts and Yale University. Among her musical influences, Hui cites Japanese gagaku court orchestra. Hui aims "to create a personal music of ethereal beauty, intimate lyricism and raucous violence", her commissioned works include the orchestral pieces Between You, Common Ground, Inner Voices and In the Breath of the Night, the large choral work San Rocco. She has written a large number of pieces for chamber groups: Changes for chamber ensemble, Speaking in Tongues for 15 instruments, Foreign Affairs for 15 instruments, As I Lie Still for two pianos and percussion, Lacrymosa for soprano, B-flat clarinet and piano, From Dusk to Dawn for chamber ensemble, Rush for pipa and string quartet, Woman: Songs on poems by Sandra Cisneros for mezzo-soprano, flute and cello, Bop! for brass quintet and optional drumset, Dog Days for amplified chamber ensemble, Come as you are for pipa and nine instruments, sky so empty for string quartet, And blue sparks burn for violin and piano, among others.

Other works include Sunrise over Tiananmen Square, the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated documentary, a chamber opera, The Cellar Door. Hui resides in Montreal, is a member of the composition faculty at McGill University. Hui served as member of the composition faculty at Stanford University, from 1994 to 2004. Hui's site at McGill University Biography

Miriam Solomon

Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department as well as Affiliated Professor of Women’s Studies at Temple University. Solomon's work focuses on the philosophy of science, social epistemology, medical epistemology, medical ethics, gender and science. Besides her academic appointments, she has published two books and a large number of peer reviewed journal articles, she has served on the editorial boards of a number of major journals. Solomon graduated from Cambridge University in 1979 with a BA in Natural Sciences, she went on to receive a doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University in 1986. She was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University while working towards her doctorate, after which she accepted an Assistant Professorship of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati in 1986 before accepting an Assistant Professorship at Temple University in 1991, she received a cross appointment in the Women's Studies department in 1993, was promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy in 1994, full Professor in 2003.

She is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Temple University. She was a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania for the 1990-91 year, a visiting instructor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 2003, a visiting lecturer at Vienna International Summer University in 2007. Besides her academic appointments, Solomon has served on the editorial board of the journal Social Epistemology from 1991 to 1994, the editorial board of the journal Episteme from 2002 to 2005, the editorial board of Philosophy of Science from 1994 to the present, she is a member of the governing board of the Philosophy of Science Association, serves as editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy for topics related to the philosophy of science, is a member of the advisory board of the Society for Philosophy and Medicine. She is additionally a member of the advisory board for the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, a member of the steering committee of the International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable.

Solomon's work has focused on the philosophy of science, as well as issues that lie at the intersection of medicine and philosophy, epistemology and gender. She has written on a wide variety of other issues, including feminist radical empiricism, the intersection of feminism and Orthodox Judaism, the work of Willard Quine and Laurence BonJour, her book Social Empiricism put forward a social account of scientific rationality that focuses on empirical success and finds dissent to be the normal state of scientific inquiry. Much of her current work has revolved around innovations on medical epistemology, including evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, narrative medicine, consensus conferences. Solomon has published Social Empiricism and Making Medical Knowledge, she has published a large number of peer-reviewed journal articles in journals such as the Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. In Social Empiricism, Solomon argues that scientific dissent is not a situation in need of resolution to consensus, but the normal state of healthy scientific inquiry.

She suggests a normative framework that assesses scientific rationality at the level of the scientific community rather than the individual scientist. Solomon attempts to show that individual rationality is not as important a norm as is claimed, that it is not cause for concern when individual scientists disagree about the proper direction of research. Solomon takes the findings of sociologists and feminist critics of science and thinks that they undercut traditional philosophical models of rationality, but that they do not eliminate the need for some normative judgements; as long as all theories being pursued yield some unique empirical successes, Solomon argues that their pursuit is worthwhile and consistent with the common view that science aims at truth. In Solomon's view, competing scientific theories can be inconsistent with one another while each containing some degree of truth, it is not possible to know at the time which features of a successful theory are responsible for its empirical success, successful theories have core assumptions that are incorrect.

Only in hindsight can the truth "in a theory" be discerned, a situation that Solomon coins "whig realism." In Solomon's view if scientists or scientific communities use poor reasoning and flawed practices in arriving at their conclusions, the only matter of import is whether or not they achieve new empirical successes. Making Medical Knowledge is an historical and philosophical inquiry into the methods used to produce medical knowledge; the emphasis is on methods developed since the 1970s consensus conferences, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine and narrative medicine. The book argues that the familiar dichotomy between the art and the science of medicine is not adequate for understanding this plurality of methods. Solomon proposes a pluralistic account of methods in medicine, shows how the methods developed in reaction to each other’s perceived shortcomings. Hypatia transracialism controversy