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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

dorzak Not as original as they claim (218 comments)

They are not as original as they claim. There was a similar concept in kit car magazines in the 90's. There is a Youtube video (Yes, it is Flash but so is the video on the story)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about 7 months ago

UCLA Develops Transparent, Electricity-Generating, Solar Cell Windows

dorzak If it blocked UV instead (163 comments)

Blocking UV would have some benefits as well.

I seem to recall IR it is blocking is also a major part of heat transference. There could be some definite savings on cooling bills throughout the sun belt/southwest.

Anybody else reminded of the Heinlein stories where Solar panels took off when they started generating energy from the full range of cosmic radiation bombarding the Earth? Led to commuter roads in "The Roads must roll".

more than 2 years ago

Encoding Video For Mobile Devices?

dorzak MPEG-4, H.264 (177 comments)

For iOS pretty much the only choice is MPEG-4, H.264.

I believe Android supports it as well.

Apple actually has a decent section in their web developer section on developer.apple.com about what is supported for iOS.

more than 4 years ago

The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

dorzak Re:Yes (782 comments)

Yes, any number of iPhones linked to sync with your computer.

Or you can redownload for free with an account that purchased it on another phone. (limit on number of different accounts on the phone).

3 iPhones, 1 iPod Touch all have apps from my account (immediate family members).

more than 4 years ago

The Open Source Design Conundrum

dorzak Re:Most of the Apple distribution is Free (322 comments)

webkit is the core of Safari, and Open Source. It is based on KHTML, when Safari first passed the Acid 2 test, and those changes uploaded to the webkit tree, the KHTML guys complained about lack of documenting each incremental change. Heck, if you want to use Webkit as the basis for your own browser, you wouldn't be the first. Look at Chrome for example.

The compliler Xcode uses is gcc.

Couple of good sites:

more than 5 years ago

Iranians Outwit Censors With Falun Gong Software

dorzak Why the surprise over Voice of America Support? (171 comments)

Voice of America started as a radio network for broadcasting news that shows a different point of view from that by censors in the old Soviet Bloc.

This just seems a continuation of the same mission.

more than 5 years ago

Best Online Bachelor's degree with Open Source / Unix Focus?

dorzak Certs (2 comments)

Have several certificates. Pretty much from here up going to need a bachelor's.

about 6 years ago

Apple Losing Touchscreen War

dorzak Re:Not yet available in LARGE parts of Asia (392 comments)

The iPhone and iPod Touch with 2.0 or later can do Asian characters.

The article overlooks that. It isn't limited to just QWERTY.

more than 6 years ago


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Best Online Bachelor's degree with Open Source / Unix Focus?

dorzak dorzak writes  |  about 6 years ago

I have been working in IT for over 10 years. I never completed a college degree. My career has seemed to peak. I was looking at online courses in MIS or Comp Sci, but most of them seem to focus on using Microsoft Visual Studio for the compiler / IDE for any programming portions. I would prefer something more *nix / Free Software friendly. Anybody know of such a program?

EDIT: Updated to reflect looking at degree program's not certificates.

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