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Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?

JoelMartinez Re:If You're Late to the Party (609 comments)

"highly unlikely that corporate environments will recommend it"

riiight, that's why Dell is moving its workforce to WP7 right?

more than 3 years ago
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Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?

JoelMartinez Re:If You're Late to the Party (609 comments)

you don't need a static IP, all phones support remote messaging directly to the device (in the form of toasts when the app is closed, or raw data transfer when the app is opened). And it most certainly supports remote wipe in addition to other nice features like "find my phone" which is available via the windows phone Live portal.

more than 3 years ago
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Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?

JoelMartinez Re:I still want it in PDA form. (609 comments)

All "indy" developers, whether game or app, have full access to the windows phone 7. You can make an xbox game, and assuming you use the right APIs, port it directly to the phone. Of course you wouldn't want to do that since it's a different form factor, but you can share all of the code (physics, graphics, ai, etc.). And if your game is good enough, it'll be picked up by the xbox live managed platform program, and you can integrate xbox live, achievements, leaderboards, and gamerpoints.

more than 3 years ago
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UN May Ban Blotting Out the Sun

JoelMartinez 300 scientists? (377 comments)

messenger: "our shades will blot out the sun"
spartan: "then we will fight in the shade ... wait"

about 4 years ago
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Best Education Path To Learn Video Game Programming?

JoelMartinez XNA (240 comments)

XNA Creator's Club: http://creators.xna.com/ Supported Platforms for Game Development: * Windows * XBox * Windows Phone 7 * Zune * Silverlight (via SilverSprite) * iPhone and iPad (via XNA Touch)

about 4 years ago
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Parallel Programming For the Arduino

JoelMartinez Re:Keep a cat out when it has a mouse?? (140 comments)

I read this story a *long* time ago, but I remember that someone built a cat door that used a webcam to capture the silhouette of his cat as he entered the cat door. The software would look at the shape, and use a computer learning algorithm to "recognize" the cat ... that way, when he tried to enter with a mouse in his mouth, it would block him. It also had the effect of keeping out raccoons because it obviously wouldn't fit the profile

more than 4 years ago
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Millions Continue To Click On Spam

JoelMartinez Scamming the Scammers (210 comments)

Who's to say that since all these people are likely infected by some malware, that some of that malware isn't auto downloading/clicking on some of this spam? I mean, the people sending out the spam are already lowlifes, why wouldn't they scam their own clients (the spam products) to boost their own clickthrough ratios ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Opera Sees "Dramatic" Rise From Microsoft's Ballot

JoelMartinez Re:Nintendo? (378 comments)

Isn't the Wii web browser already from Opera?

more than 4 years ago
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Yale Law Student Wants Government To Have Everybody's DNA

JoelMartinez Re:Dammit... (544 comments)

I'm sure it'll come to you, just have to tug it out

more than 4 years ago
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China Considering Cuts In Rare-Earth Metal Exports

JoelMartinez Leveling (456 comments)

But how will I level my blacksmithing if they stop posting mats to the auction house? guess I'll have to take up mining :-/

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox 4.0 Goes Chrome, New UI In Q4 2010

JoelMartinez Re:Tabs on top, do it NOW! (556 comments)

Yeah! tabs on top! I would switch back to ff if it had that

more than 5 years ago
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Acoustic "Superlens" Could Make Subs Invisible

JoelMartinez Just One Problem (136 comments)

They will still have to de-cloak to fire their torpedoes ...

more than 5 years ago
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False Fact On Wikipedia Proves Itself

JoelMartinez Re:I wonder... (513 comments)

I have it on good authority, that it sounded something like this

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Surface To Coordinate SuperBowl Security

JoelMartinez Mons Venus (218 comments)

I bet it's mainly gonna be used to give people directions to the mons

more than 5 years ago
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Keeping Customer From Accessing My Database?

JoelMartinez Operational Hazard (567 comments)

just because they have readonly access, doesn't mean they can't bring down your system. I mean, what if they write a bad query that joins incorrectly and produces a huge cartesian join. not only that, but if there's more than one customer's data in there, what's the stop them from querying other client's records. maybe one way is to give them a page on a web server that would scrub their sql queries, and maybe append something like "and customerid=blah"

more than 6 years ago

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Best way to normalize mp3 collection audio?

JoelMartinez JoelMartinez writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JoelMartinez writes "I'm finally starting to build up my audio collection, however, I'm finding that lots of the mp3s I've come across have wildly different audio levels. Some are low, which causes me to raise the volume, until the next song comes on and blasts my eardrums. I know there are tools out there that claim to do this, but I'm wary of downloading one at random and having it wipe my collection out. So what tools can you suggest that are dependable and trustworthy? Of course, I'd love free, but would consider a commercial option if the price was right."
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JoelMartinez JoelMartinez writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JoelMartinez writes "http://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?groupId=J0XZ58S TDWJZ5QY4F9M0

Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk service, you will be presented with an image. The task is to indicate any satellite images which contain any foreign objects in the water that may resemble Jim's sailboat or parts of a boat. Jim's sailboat will show up as a regular object with sharp edges, white or nearly white.

If in doubt, be conservative and mark the image.

Marked images will be sent to a team of specialists who will determine if they contain information on the whereabouts of Jim Gray.

Friends and family of Jim Gray would like to thank you for helping them with this cause."

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