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MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store

Fls'Zen Re:Procrastination (225 comments)

Yes, Android is filling that need as we speak.

This article of course has to do with the *Mac* App Store, with which Android does not compete.

more than 2 years ago

MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store

Fls'Zen Procrastination (225 comments)

They've had over a year to get this straightened out, not three months. If MplayerX won't sell in the app store, some other product will fill the void in that market. This is of course assuming people are going to the app store for such a media player.

more than 2 years ago

HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

Fls'Zen Guidelines (395 comments)

"Living standard"? They're more like guidelines.

more than 2 years ago

Nearly Half a Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked [Updated]

Fls'Zen Password Recoevery (233 comments)

Maybe my 1990s-era Yahoo account password was leaked--I'll finally be able to regain access to my account!

more than 2 years ago

Where's HAL 9000?

Fls'Zen Indistinguishable from a bird? (269 comments)

Aircraft makers that create stealth craft have to make them indistinguishable from a bird from the perspective of a radar. I recently watched a TED talk that featured an airplane that looked and flew like a bird. Is it too much to ask that AI designed to replicate humans do so effectively?

more than 2 years ago

How To Teach a 12-Year-Old To Program?

Fls'Zen Electronics Kit and a Microcontroller (799 comments)

Start out with an electronics kit and get them a small 8-bit microcontroller. Use assembly. Don't go for x86 either-I pity Intel for the monster they have created. Freescale's S08 core is a nice starter-you can get a programmer for ~ $30. The reason this is better: They get to build a circuit that has a function. No matter how simple the circuit is, it is built to fulfill a specific function that they can understand. The microcontroller code can is programmed to make the circuit behave in different ways. The reason this is more fun that high-level programming for a 12-year old: At this stage in life, they want to become in control. Hoping that your event handler ends up being called is not being in control. Wondering what on earth the computer is actually doing when you give it a command is not being in control either.

more than 4 years ago

French Hotel Lets You Live Like a Hamster

Fls'Zen Leave it to the French... (5 comments) come up with something like this.

more than 4 years ago

Man Fights Mountain Lion With a Chainsaw

Fls'Zen Dig Right In? (6 comments)

Sorry sir, chainsaws don't dig in. They cut by chipping away in very small increments. If they dug in, I'd have a few fingers less right now instead of having to buy new gloves.

more than 5 years ago

I hold paper to vertical surfaces by preference with

Fls'Zen Salt Water (310 comments)

I prefer to use salt water.

more than 5 years ago

NASA Struggles To Contact Lost Mars Probe

Fls'Zen Re:Working in the Space Industry (125 comments)

-500? Wow, either you've discovered how to reach temperatures less than 0K or you're not an engineer.

more than 7 years ago


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