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Crime Writer Makes a Killing With 99 Cent E-Books

Gleapsite Re:Way too high (445 comments)

If you're looking for gaming books, check out http://eclipsephase.com/

Its CC so you can find the PDF on torrents if you don't want to support them.

more than 3 years ago

Military Aircraft To Get All-Fiber Network Gear

Gleapsite Re:Why optical over single-copper? (144 comments)

both a wire and a piece of copper are antennas. maybe not good ones, but still it'll pick up much more EM waves than a strand of fibre.

about 4 years ago

'u' — the First Authentic Klingon Opera On Earth

Gleapsite Re:Creepy (165 comments)

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

more than 4 years ago

Stand-Alone Antivirus Software?

Gleapsite Portableapps.com (159 comments)

you should definitely check out portableapps.com Lots of OSS that can be ran from a thumb drive.

more than 4 years ago

New Handheld Computer Is 100% Open Source

Gleapsite Re:SD card? (195 comments)

If your company is planning to manufacture or have manufactured SD host products...

Looks like it only applies to manufacturing. I see nothing in what you posted that would prevent a complete IP release.

more than 4 years ago

Spam Hits Google Buzz Already

Gleapsite Re:Facebook Will Not Acknowledge the New Guy (135 comments)

I absolutely agree that we need an open standard, but from an end user standpoint it is integrated. I have a single point of entry that percolates data across my social net.

I really hope jabber is the future of social networking. Also of interest, facebook just recently set up their IM service to use jabber.

more than 4 years ago

Spam Hits Google Buzz Already

Gleapsite Re:Facebook Will Not Acknowledge the New Guy (135 comments)

I'm renovating a house, setting up my own aluminum forge, hardware hacking at my local hackerspace, following of my friends who're trying to make it with their bands, building a campground, working full time...

I don't know why being on top of social media precludes having a life.

more than 4 years ago

Spam Hits Google Buzz Already

Gleapsite Re:Facebook Will Not Acknowledge the New Guy (135 comments)

I have a life. I just have no time to deal with multiple websites.

In total that took me maybe 4 hours to set up spread across the launches of various platforms.

more than 4 years ago

Spam Hits Google Buzz Already

Gleapsite Re:Facebook Will Not Acknowledge the New Guy (135 comments)

Yeah. I only have the twitter app installed on facebook because I'm old school like that. I don't *believe* that my friends apps can access my feed data, though I could be wrong.

And as far as them relaying/repeating info that I post... How is that different from a normal conversation with my friends?

I rarely post stuff to facebook that isn't public. When I do its usually locked down to a select group of friends and is about a party or something.

more than 4 years ago

Spam Hits Google Buzz Already

Gleapsite Re:Facebook Will Not Acknowledge the New Guy (135 comments)

My twitter account updates my buzz feed via google's built in functionality.

It also updates my facebook status via the twitter app for facebook. (although @replies stay on twitter, which I like)

It also updates my away message for AIM/ICQ/MSN/Jabber/gtalk/FBChat/IRC via a twitter plugin for Adium (there's probably one out there for Pidgin too).

It also updates my personal website via a little php-rss script.

It also updates my myspace status via a myspace app for twitter. (although again, @replies stay on twitter)

I can post to twitter via the standard web interface, instant message, a tiny python script I wrote (useful for liveblogging robotics projects), my cellphone (via swift twit).

I can post pictures using twitpic, or songs using blip.fm.

This is my giant social networking machine. It's been working pretty well thus far, as new things come out, I integrate them. I have my public feed (twitter), private feed (facebook+privacy settings w/ friend groups), and super private feed (livejournal, which isn't connected to anything).

I really can't see any added value that buzz gives my machine, but I've integrated it anyway.

more than 4 years ago

Human Males Evolve At a Faster Pace Than Females

Gleapsite Re:At last... (454 comments)

Could you cite a source on that?

about 5 years ago

English Shell Code Could Make Security Harder

Gleapsite Re:Why run the code? (291 comments)

Its a stenographic method. It requires some executing code (malware, software vunerability, w/e) to jump to the ASCII text and begin executing it. Its like camouflaging the battering ram to look like the countryside. You still need someone on the inside to lower the drawbridge.

more than 5 years ago

Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price

Gleapsite Re:Summary is dead wrong (555 comments)

You are correct. The droid marketing-droid at verizon told me that the device itself has no 5GB cap, however any tethering/mifi/usb-modem plan has a 5GB cap. Furthermore, my

more than 5 years ago

"Frickin' Fantastic" Launch of NASA's Ares I-X Rocket

Gleapsite Re:Uh huh (383 comments)

I don't know any way to get around this problem...

How about private space flight? They'll take risks so long as there's profit involved. Only problem is we gotta figure out how to convince them that space, the moon, and mars are profitable.

more than 5 years ago

Apple vs. Google, Who Will Control the iPhone?

Gleapsite Re:The real reason (213 comments)

How do I speak into my ipod touch? Last I checked it didn't have a microphone.

more than 5 years ago

Rocket Hobbyists Prevail Over Feds In Court Case

Gleapsite Re:Wow (546 comments)

Except that this is a court case and courts don't legislate regulation. There'll probably be a regulatory bill in congress here shortly.

more than 5 years ago



Virginia developing open pyshics textbook

Gleapsite Gleapsite writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Gleapsite writes "Virginia announced a Request For Collaboration today to help create an open source physics textbook that they're calling "flexbook." Virginia Senator John Watkins said, "This aligns with our subcommittee's efforts to bring our educational content into the 21st century and I am hopeful that this will be replicated across other disciplines." I'm proud my district is represented by Mr. Watkins."
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