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Teen Builds Nuclear Bomb Detector

aniefer Another teenage fusor (210 comments)

At first I thought the article was about this guy, another teenager building a fusion reactor.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Bans Android Magazine App From App Store

aniefer Re:Why does this matter? (574 comments)

I love the "What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?" Section:

  • 32% buy Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
  • 28% buy Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
  • 16% buy the item featured on this page: Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)[B&W]

more than 4 years ago

Hubble Builds 3D Dark Matter Map

aniefer Re:Could someone explain... (177 comments)

Take the same picture twice, 6 months apart. The picture are from positions that are 2 AU apart. You can gain perspective by comparing these in the same way your brain compares images from your eyes.
The red-shift tells you how far the star is. I'm not really sure on the details, but you should be able to compare the two images together with the red-shift derived distance to see if things don't quite add up.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Lifts XP Mode Hardware Requirement

aniefer Re:My best guess.... (205 comments)

High scores were made of this.

more than 4 years ago

10% of US Energy Derived From Old Soviet Nukes

aniefer Re:In Post-Soviet Russia... (213 comments)

I would guess that they were referring to a figurative pipeline, however, part of the enrichment process for uranium is to convert it to Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) which is a gas.

more than 5 years ago

Installing Linux On Old Hardware?

aniefer Re:WHY would you do this? (507 comments)

put it in a frame or something

Do this, literally.
I took a similar laptop, flipped the screen and put a wooden picture frame around it. Now it is a digital picture frame. Of course, without USB, cd or network, it is a little painful to actually get the photos onto the computer.

more than 5 years ago

14-Year-Old Wins International Programming Contest

aniefer Re:Learn as hobby, not at school (141 comments)

Programming is a lot like Math, you can put the time in, but some people just don't grok it.

There is an interesting article here which holds up pointers and recursion as two things in programming that a lot of people never really understand.

more than 5 years ago

Most Complete Topographical Map of Earth Complete

aniefer Re:The other %1? (207 comments)

Yes. From here:

The new ASTER data expands coverage to 99 percent, from 83 degrees north latitude and 83 degrees south. Each elevation measurement point in the new data is 98 feet apart.

more than 5 years ago

Real Nanotechnology Getting Closer, Says Drexler

aniefer Re:Don't we already have it (134 comments)

Microchips may have been at the micro scale when they were first invented, but they've certainly moved down into the nano-scale in the years since then.

more than 5 years ago

New ICANN TLDs May Cause Internet Land Rush

aniefer Re:Epic Security Problem in My Opinion (443 comments)

A rapper might apply for a Web address ending in .hiphop.

Or maybe .music or maybe .ryhme or maybe .lyric or maybe .album or maybe .songs or maybe .r for "Rapper" or maybe .rap?

I would think that any individual that can afford the registration fee would simply register their name.


more than 5 years ago

VLC 0.9.9, The Best Media Player Just Got Better

aniefer Re:VLC is OK. (488 comments)

I have an original xbox running gentoo/XBMC that I use as a media center.

When booted to gentoo (I'm also running a torrent client) I use the mplayer CLI through an ssh terminal. There is no keyboard and the controller is an awkward replacement for a mouse, so I do everything in a terminal.

more than 5 years ago

Why the Widening Gender Gap In Computer Science?

aniefer Re:Women don't want to do CS? (1563 comments)

A safe, educational toddler hammer toy that lets kids indulge their love of hammering

This is awesome. I rarely get to indulge my love of hammering any more, kind of sad really.

more than 6 years ago

How Regulations Hamper Chemical Hobbyists

aniefer Re:Distrust by the masses.. (610 comments)

Step 1: Provide free high quality drugs to people already addicted with no criminal penalties or consequences to people who come forward and ask for them.

Call be paranoid, but something about the government providing free high quality drugs is a scary first step to "opiates for the masses".

My first thought was "Brave New World", and then "Equilibrium".

more than 6 years ago

Stretching Before Exercising Weakens Muscles

aniefer Re:Importance of warm-up (339 comments)

This is exactly right.

Stretching is actually quite inefficient as warmups go, and the article should not be taken to say that warmups weaken performance. Static stretching is for after.

more than 6 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

aniefer Re:Show attached block devices (2362 comments)

ctrl+r (in bash?): reverse incremental search through history.
pushd/popd , change directory saving the old one on a stack.

more than 6 years ago


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aniefer aniefer writes  |  more than 8 years ago I work for IBM on Eclipse as part of the platform team. I have commit rights on PDE/Build, the Equinox Framework, p2, and the CDT. You can also find me on the Eclipse wiki.

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