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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

0100010001010011 Re:In the navy (249 comments)

Finally, this generation will have something to buy at Military Surplus stores.

about 3 months ago

7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

0100010001010011 Re:Sanity check (197 comments)

But who cares when you're trying to compare network sizes?

They're pointing out that they have the power to shut off or control a large number of devices. Imagine if the GSM LTE protocol was worked such that anything on the network had to be capable of showing an ad from one of the telco's choosings?

It might even work in their favor to be able to target someone repeatedly. It's not about how many eyeballs you get to it's how targeted can you make your ad to the eyeball it does get.

about 3 months ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

0100010001010011 Re:Awesome if true. (865 comments)

In the US. They're just as prevalent in Europe.

Same with diesel engines.

about 3 months ago

Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

0100010001010011 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (798 comments)

I had to have a 'talk' with counselors after I said I thought they had a decent plan. Then offered improvements on their design and how much easier it would be at my school (because of how they lock the doors) just to prevent this same thing from happening.

about 3 months ago

The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

0100010001010011 Re:Social network API (260 comments)

You mean how everyone just uses Gmail for their mail now?

about 4 months ago

Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

0100010001010011 Re:Holy cow, a decent idea! (597 comments)

The US is the only country that does that.

about 5 months ago

Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released

0100010001010011 Re:There used to be a buzz (89 comments)

Login as >console and you should be dropped into a darwin environment.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

0100010001010011 Re:Lego Mindstorms (876 comments)

Did they make big yellow things?

about 6 months ago

Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

0100010001010011 Re:Standard practice... (192 comments)

Blend 70,000 peanuts. Administer to 1,000 people.

about 6 months ago

High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software

0100010001010011 Re:What about the windows only software? and offic (116 comments)

Which is why they teach LaTeX.

If you want to spend 20% of your effort on formatting my school suggests using Word.

If you want to spend 5% on your formatting and 95% on your content you use LaTeX.

about 6 months ago

FreeBSD 10.0 Released

0100010001010011 Re:Outstanding (136 comments)

I've run the ZFS kernel module for a while. No crashes or other issues.

about 6 months ago

Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

0100010001010011 Re:The race is on (162 comments)

... So download the app. Drive on the new road. Map updated.

about 6 months ago

Google Testing Smart Appliance, Would Compete With Nest Thermostat

0100010001010011 Re:Themostat (139 comments)

Have you looked at what normal multi-zone temp monitoring costs?

about 7 months ago

Estonia Sharing Its Finnish-Made E-Government Solution With Finland

0100010001010011 Re:how does this work on (83 comments)

Then perhaps it should work like a group of united States. Where states are left up to their own vices for setting up laws and services. And if one state does something that another likes they can adopt it. Like Finland adopting Estonia's system. And the federal government is left to do little more than the EU does. Central currency, regulate trade between states, etc.

about 8 months ago

Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off

0100010001010011 Shoutcast? (370 comments)

And here I am still listening to all my shoutcast stations like I always have been. Some of the DJs don't speak English or do so with an accent. But as long as we're connected to Europe I can still stream music from them.

about 8 months ago

Death to the Trapezoid... Next USB Connector Will Be Reversible

0100010001010011 Poka-Yoke (408 comments)

Someone finally sat down and studied Yoka-yoke design principles.

about 8 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

0100010001010011 foobar2000 (400 comments)

I switched to foobar2000 a long time ago as my light weight music player.

about 8 months ago

Raspberry Pi Hits the 2 Million Mark

0100010001010011 Re:So this Arduino thing... (246 comments)

You use them where you'd use a microcontroller and use the Pi where you'd use a microprocessor.

Because I don't want my gyrocopter worrying about what the ethernet driver is doing when it is balancing.

The same reason cars use microcontrollers as their ECU and a RTOS.

about 8 months ago



XBMC Dharma Released

0100010001010011 0100010001010011 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

0100010001010011 (652467) writes "XBMC Dharma (10.0) has finally been released over a year since the last update, Camelot. Numerous change have taken place: Support for XBOX was officially dropped. Addon Manager added with official XBMC repository. Improved GUI engine & Skinning Framework. Improved hardware acceleration with VDPAU, VAAPI, Apple VDADecoder, Windows DXVA2, and Broadcom Crystal HD. Bit stream pass through support of MP1, MP2, MP3, and AAC audio tracks. A new webserver and JSON-RPC API. A full list of changes can be found on the trac roadmap.

Team XBMC also met for XBMC DevCon 2010 and discussed numerous things, including improving communication and usability, PVR support, the next release Eden, and an XBMC Appliance based on

Software for your platform can be downloaded at"

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