bigattichouse writes "I've discovered that my usualhauntsonline tend toward a very limited set of sites and forums. While I don't find this a problem, I feel I've fallen into the "13 channels" of my youth on something as vast as the Internet, sort of a "Media Dunbar's Number". Then I realized, there should be enough stuff out there to view something new and interesting every day, every hour. So I ask — what else is on? What other channels are out there for a geek? What about a self-employed developer geek?" top
bigattichouse writes "Since watching the DOW on google finance has become my favorite "reality show". (Is it gonna make it?!?) I've recently been reading more about Warren Buffet, and investing in general. What I realized, was that this crisis is an opportunity for me to create a Sharebuilder account, take Warren's advice ("Be greedy when others are scared.") and and throw a few dollars into the companies that I feel will likely weather the storm (think Colbert's recommendation for Campbell's soup). Is anyone else using the current market for bargain hunting? I'm curious what the Money Nerds are doing." Link to Original Source top
bigattichouse writes "Not to get anyone excited, or the flurry of end-of-the-world or vaporware rants. But 3DR has released a teaser screenshot (mirrored at Kotaku) of the Duke Nukem trailer (no link available at this time)
From TFA: "After seeing the teaser we thought it was something we should share with all of you and while it's just a teaser, rest assured more is coming."" Link to Original Source top
bigattichouse writes "As a small business owner, I google like crazy for those weird event log messages, or problems I can't quite solve. So I thought, how about seeing what favorite forums slashdotter's use. Something to add to the old list of sites I might check when looking for the answer. What support forums do you use (particularly for open source stuff)?" top
bigattichouse writes "Mentioned before on Slashdot, The Steeprock Studio leads the way as the first fully GNU/Linux-based commercial recording facility on the east coast. Steep Rock Media is using a blend of proprietary and open source software to automatically generate cues of music for various purposes, the up coming version of the software (web-based) has an AI engine capable of learning about performance styles and generating cues from pre-recorded music. Another wonderful example of using linux in a successful business model. Disclaimer: I am a friend on Dr. Wilder, but I have no financial ties to SRM." top
bigattichouse writes "I have a project that I believe would be greatly enhanced by using "stream" programming associated with GPU programming. Basically the idea is to use the GPU of your favorite graphics card to handle high speed calculations. Problem is google only really points to articles more directly related to graphics coding (shaders, etc)... but is pretty sparse on the equivalent to "Hello World" for GPU coding... I just wanna find some examples. Anyone?"