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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Camel Pilot Re:Geany (402 comments)

Vote here for geany also...

In my recent switch from Windows to Centos for my desktop/development computer I was missing an editor on par with notepad++. Found geany and I haven't looked back. Excellent all around.

about three weeks ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Camel Pilot Cancerous tumor. (377 comments)

Some time ago I remember reading about a proposal to building an aquaduct from the Snake River in Idaho to Southern California. It reminded me of the metaphor that when a cancerous tumor grows unchecked it will commadeer local blood vessels for its own use.

about a month ago
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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

Camel Pilot House boat and lake Pend Oreille (187 comments)

Two of them? Great would make an awesome houseboat. I wonder if you they would sell them for scrape.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Camel Pilot Re:Perl (536 comments)

Are you referring to reg exp? If so... it is you loss for not understanding reg exp.

about 2 months ago
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Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

Camel Pilot Not more violent... (151 comments)

Europeans are not any more violent if you know your history (or read today's newspapers). What might be different is that Europeans have been more *organized* and invented more *technology* and therefore have done a much better job carrying out the violent tendencies that exist in all humans.

about 2 months ago
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Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

Camel Pilot Disruptive technology (507 comments)

That is why they call it Disruptive Technology... in this case the reaction is quite literally disruptive.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Camel Pilot Re:Thermodynamically Impossible (311 comments)

I don't think the plan is to melt snow from the energy generated from the panels but would require an input of energy. Obviously there are few things more effective in turning incident solar energy into heat than black rough surfaced asphalt.

Imagine the opacity of the glass surface after a few days of traffic with steel studs or rocks caught in the treads or just tires driving over blown dirt and dust .

The idea of a solar roadway sounds great to the intuitive but lousy to the analytical and practical.

about 3 months ago
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Perl 5.20 Released, and Mojolicious 5.0: the Very Modern Perl Web Framework

Camel Pilot Re:I think it would be funny as heck if.... (126 comments)

This is best you can do to flame Perl?

1. It must be me but I do not find Perl any more problematic in this respect than say C or Javascript. In fact facilities like variable string interpolation and symbolic references in my view makes Perl more readable and understandable.

2. So... use if ( defined $str ) what's so irrevocable borked.

3. Care to give an example. I have never read Perl source and have programmed 100k's line of code in Perl and maintain several CPAN modules.

about 3 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

Camel Pilot Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

Which is sad because the Electic Chair is really a crude form of execution and was an Edison marketing gimic as a way to convince the public that AC was baaaaaad stuff.

about 3 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

Camel Pilot Now I want one. (462 comments)

Interesting marketing technique.

about 2 months ago
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Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

Camel Pilot Re:Pipe Dream I suspect (193 comments)

I have put in driveway snowmelt systems and a typically driveway needs at a minimum ~100 kbtu/hr boiler to keep the driveway clear. Scaling that up to a road way and it would be astronomical.

about 3 months ago
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Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

Camel Pilot Pipe Dream I suspect (193 comments)

What is going to prevent these plates from getting scratched and rendered useless shortly by studded tires, gravel, snow plows, etc.

i think solar roof tiles is a much better idea.

about 3 months ago
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A 32-bit Development System For $2

Camel Pilot Re:PIC (138 comments)

And what about file system crashes (ie from power being pulled) in an embedded environment?

about 3 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

Camel Pilot Re:I wonder about man hour figures... (264 comments)

Somehow just reiterating that everything-is-a-file isn't enough, and many professionals struggle to understand UNIX-style paths.

What? Really? You think the windows traditional

C:\"Documents and Settings"\USERNAME

is easier and more expressive then /home/USERNAME

Then there is the stupid "My Documents" concept. I once helped a secretary find a document she stored under "My Documents" and she couldn't understand why it wasn't there. She was on a different computer but thought since the abstract thingy "My Documents" was right in front she that it was her documents.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

Camel Pilot Re:next 50 to 100 years? (453 comments)

I agree ET would have similar behavior... if they are technically advanced they would most certainly be social, curious and have empathy.

about 3 months ago
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

Camel Pilot Re:Surprised? (149 comments)

Would it really be such a bad thing for the Soviet Union to come back?

Are you friggen nuts? The Soviet Union had a very bad habit (Russia to a lesser degree today) where all the information is controlled and monitored by the state... there is was no independent press, no independent branches of government, no limited elections, no freedom of movement....

about 4 months ago

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Lava Tube Found Maybe Ideal Spot for Lunar Base

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Camel Pilot (78781) writes "A Lava Tube has been found on the moon that could serve as an ideal structure to host a lunar base or colony. The tube is estimated by a paper in the American Geophysical Union as being over 200 feet wide and close to 300 feet deep. Such a tube provides protection from the severe lunar temperature swings, solar radiation and other hazards of space. What are we waiting for?"
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Journals

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1-Wire

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Just found out about 1-wire network and sensor devices. Ordered a RS232/1-wire host adaptor today with 1 DS18S20 temperature sensor.

Going to explore the possibility of controlling the new building's radiant heating system with these devices.

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