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Nintendo Power Glove Used To Create 'Robot Chicken'

0100010001010011 Re:I think Nintendo Wii was powerglove 2.0 (40 comments)

I don't think the true "PowerGlove" successor has come yet.

A smart glove like this could turn any ordinary squeeze ball into a chording keyboard. With Google Glass and other similar technologies chording keyboards and wearable tech would work for rapid next input without voice. Anyone that has played GuitarHero knows how a chording keyboard can work.

about two weeks ago
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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

0100010001010011 Re:Spoofing! (199 comments)

It would actually be a perfect device for simulating the EPA test cycle. It would be a perfect way to sell it legally. The EPA cycle is "the" test for cars in the US so there are plenty of professionals that would love a tool. Some simulation software starts at $5k/license. (CANalyzer). No one says you have to sell your device with 'encryption' so that the EPA cycle would be replaced with whatever cycle you wanted.

Or you could just do it with a cheap uC board these days. These guys are building a engine EFI controller with a $14 circuit board as the base. Even having to spoof their own messages With an ODB/CAN simulator you could easily

And maybe someone would then finally make a legitimate cheap CAN/ODBBluetooth reader instead of clones of clones or a chip that is ages old to read data as well. USBCAN cables from good vendors start at $500 even though the functionality is built into a lot of new chips.

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

0100010001010011 Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

When a computational package designed to manipulate massive data sets uses less RAM than facebook I kind of think we're doing something wrong.

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

0100010001010011 Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

save time writing 3 versions,

Did I say write 3 versions? Just do all of the JIT compiling NOT on my computer.

JIT to pre-compiled

That's the point. Why are we using the battery power of thousands of tiny little ARM devices to compile something that could have been compiled once?

When you boot your Laptop do you recompile everything just so you can grab the source daily?

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

0100010001010011 Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

So use it like html5 video and have javascript backup.

script x64="uselessWidgetJavascript.x64" x32="uselessWidgetJavascript.x86" javascript="uselessWidgetJavascript.js"

If you lumped 90% of all internet devices on the web they'd probably fall under x86, x64, & ARM.

Additionally Apple has figured out how to do fat binaries.

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

0100010001010011 Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

script type="x64"

I don't want something else that my computer has to interpret. Do all the compiling before it shows up on my computer so that I don't have to deal with this: http://i.imgur.com/b2uUrIL.png

Even "JIT" compilers start to suck when you have a few dozen of them running at the same time.

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

0100010001010011 Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

Agreed. I can't open more than a few javascript heavy pages without this happening: http://i.imgur.com/b2uUrIL.png

All of those tabs have terrible javascript trying to give me a decent Web 2.0 experience.

about two weeks ago
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Text Editor Created In Minecraft

0100010001010011 Re:Most important question of all (114 comments)

After a decade of only knowing Nano/pico I'm picking up Vi because I'm too lazy to install it on FreeBSD.

about three weeks ago
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Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay

0100010001010011 Re:Skip MATLAB, Learn R (242 comments)

Matlab is a dead end if you use it for statistics.

Matlab is not a dead end if you use it for a ton of other stuff that there are toolboxes for.

I've used matlab at work for almost a decade and never come close to using it for something R was good at.

about three weeks ago
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Lizard Squad: Xbox Live, PSN Attacks Were a 'Marketing Scheme' For DDoS Service

0100010001010011 Re:Public Stoning is too good... (139 comments)

If your Xmas was ruined by not being able to play computer games maybe you should find more hobbies.

Xbox down? Go out side.

about a month ago
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The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

0100010001010011 Re:They said that about cell phones (386 comments)

I remember when the iPhone was released and people said the same thing.

Google is sitting on a mountain of IP for both projects. Some companies look a bit beyond next quarter's results.

about a month ago
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App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

0100010001010011 Re:This is wrong. (131 comments)

I wish I could go into my job. Do something once and get paid for it forever.

You've still sold a user a book. They still have your book. They just skipped by the scanning every page part.

about a month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

0100010001010011 Re:Actually.. (227 comments)

IMDB ratings are a complete and utter waste of time

Which is why it is relevant that the movie came out in 2009. After time they settle. Unless you're going to argue that "Shawshank Redemption" is just living on studio PR?

Perhaps if everyone else thought the movie was good your nieces and nephew just have bad taste. It was also a great book and highly rated by teachers.

about a month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

0100010001010011 Re:Actually.. (227 comments)

You might want to use a different example for your first one:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has 7.0/10 on IMDB (after 5 years), got an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, 66 on MetaCritic (with an average user score of 7.6),

It was a good movie.

"This is the End" was also pretty good with a 6.9/83%/67/7.1 (respectively).

about a month ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

0100010001010011 Re:Action movies are boring. (332 comments)

DS9 was great with the philosophical questions.

I wish we'd explore more into the quadrants than "lets reset the clock and start over"

about a month ago
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Goodbye, Alek's Internet-Controlled Christmas Lights for Celiac Research

0100010001010011 Re:25000? Lame (21 comments)

I remember his first year when it was a 'hoax'. Then the next year he went all in and made it real. As ugly as his website should be I hope some version exists in archive.org, he's been a christmas tradition since early 2000s when I first heard about him on Fark or Slashdot.

The point isn't the number of lights he has. The point is how interactive his site has always at least seemed to be.

about a month ago
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Devuan Progress Report Published

0100010001010011 Re:Their comments on trolls/trolling (184 comments)

I wish they would had put their efforts into Debian's kFreeBSD. It can't move to systemd and they downgraded it from an 'official' Jessie release.

Personally it's a bit of the best of FreeBSD and the best of Debian (apt-get) in a nice package. There's no problem with ZFS being 'in' the kernel. The latest versions of FreeNAS and FreeBSD both have ZFS booting.

Plus it still has all the debian server admin tools.

about a month ago
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Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

0100010001010011 Re:LOL ... w00t? (292 comments)

Someone on Reddit pointed out that the author may be using the wrong character.

Are we certain—certain—that this is about the use of hyphenated words, and not the misuse of hyphen (-), en-dash (–), and em-dash (—) characters? Like, the way an en-dash is used where an em-dash should be used three times in this paragraph:

about a month ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

0100010001010011 Re:Dish Customer Here (275 comments)

XBMC is now Kodi.

Plex was OSXBMC renamed. The sources got quite divergent when Plex went more commercial.

about a month ago

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XBMC Dharma Released

0100010001010011 0100010001010011 writes  |  more than 4 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 OpenELEC.tv.

Software for your platform can be downloaded at http://xbmc.org/download/"

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