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Controlling Games and Apps Through Muscle Sensors

MacJedi Re:Sensitivity (47 comments)

No. You have some facts that are correct, individually, but you are drawing nonsensical conclusions. True, individual muscle fibers are either contracted or relaxed--on or off as you say, but surface electromyography records from far more than a single muscle fiber. So at the population level, measuring a graded response is not only possible, but typical. Furthermore, the signal recorded is roughly linear and proportional to the number of fibers and motor units recruited (let's ignore the differences between type I and type II skeletal muscle fibers for the moment). Your aside about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system appears completely off topic.

more than 4 years ago

Analyst Predicts Android Overtaking iPhone In 2012

MacJedi Re:I dont' see it this way (385 comments)

Check out CyanogenMod. It has a ton of nice features such as wifi tethering and Apps2SD (which, while it doesn't magically increase your RAM, it does help a lot).

more than 4 years ago

Burglar Logs Into Facebook On Victim's Computer

MacJedi Re:Daytime bulgrary? (337 comments)

It sounds a bit silly, but it makes sense when you know that burglary, as traditionally defined by common law, occurs at nighttime by definition. So felony daytime burglary was something that the state legislature specifically created, probably to increase the penalties of breaking and entering during the daytime.

about 5 years ago

World's "Fastest" Small Web Server Released, Based On LISP

MacJedi Re:"functional programming languages can beat C" (502 comments)

(*) Caveat: It must be a small challenge involving a relatively simple task. I don't have a lot of time to waste on this.

Nice caveat. Let me rephrase that another way for you: it is difficult to implement complicated functionality in C. Indeed, this is one reason to use higher level languages. You can achieve more in less time.

more than 5 years ago

CodeWeavers Package Google Chrome For Linux and Mac

MacJedi Re:Please help with the port (239 comments)

Well, Chromium doesn't even compile and run on linux yet beyond some unit-tests passing (AFAIK). By the time it's actually a viable browser in linux, these issues will have worked themselves out. My point was not that every single user should be able to fix this for themselves but that this is a very solvable problem, and one that will be receiving a lot of attention in the coming months.

Google has done us all a great service by releasing the code-- many parts of Chromium will soon find use in other projects. Google-url, for example, looks pretty handy. It looks like Chromium uses a modular design with a lot libraries (both from google and third-party), so even if it is, in toto, an enormous codebase, it shouldn't be too hard to isolate any undesirable functionality. In conclusion: the sky is not falling. ;-)

about 6 years ago

CodeWeavers Package Google Chrome For Linux and Mac

MacJedi Re:Please help with the port (239 comments)

This is a non-issue. It's open-source, after all. Just remove or disable the parts that you find objectionable.

about 6 years ago


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