Teen Builds Nuclear Bomb Detector
At first I thought the article was about this guy, another teenager building a fusion reactor.
10,000 Commits To an Open-source Project
Dani Megert : 14,143 commits on Eclipse Platform + JDT
Darin Wright : 12,642 commits on Eclipse Platform + JDT
Apple Bans Android Magazine App From App Store
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]
Hubble Builds 3D Dark Matter Map
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.
Microsoft Lifts XP Mode Hardware Requirement
High scores were made of this.
10% of US Energy Derived From Old Soviet Nukes
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.
Installing Linux On Old Hardware?
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.
14-Year-Old Wins International Programming Contest
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.
DARPA Builds Smarter Version of Microsoft's Clippy
That same idea is expressed in an article about why Wolfram-Alpha fails as a user interface.
Most Complete Topographical Map of Earth Complete
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.
Real Nanotechnology Getting Closer, Says Drexler
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.
New ICANN TLDs May Cause Internet Land Rush
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.
VLC 0.9.9, The Best Media Player Just Got Better
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.
Why the Widening Gender Gap In Computer Science?
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.
How Regulations Hamper Chemical Hobbyists
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".
Stretching Before Exercising Weakens Muscles
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.
(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?
ctrl+r (in bash?): reverse incremental search through history.
pushd/popd , change directory saving the old one on a stack.
(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?
You can do this on windows with "copy con filename" (Ctrl-Z & enter to stop). Good to know the linux version.
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