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Join the Linux Users of Northern Arizona (http://flaglug.org) at the USGS Shoemaker Center for Astrogeology, Building 6:00pm, September 11. Spread the word!
Maps to our campus (on the #2 bus route): http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/About/Visitors/
Bus routes (head for Buffalo Park): http://www.naipta.az.gov/MountainLine/index.htm
Overview of Embedded Systems Using Linux: In this presentation, Dr. Salazar will give an overview of what is embedded Linux, tools, bootloaders, filesystem, as well as the steps needed to configure and create a small root filesystem from scratch for an embedded device using Linux. All of this in 90 minutes. Q and A follows presentations.
About the presenter, Dr. Raul Salazar: Raul A. Salazar, Ph.D. President and CTO JHL Technologies, Inc. Technical training, Mentoring, Multimedia, embedded and Software Development
Dr. Salazar is President and Chief Technology Officer of JHL Technologies, a global provider of advanced technical training; software, embedded, and multimedia development. Prior to joining JHL he was an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University where he was instrumental in securing over $800,000 in donated computers and software from Gould, AT&T, Harris Corporation, and Digital Corporation. At Nova, he was instrumental in establishing a successful relationship with industry. While dedicated to academia, industry was demanding more of his time and expertise. In 1993, Raul became a joint owner of JHL. Even so, Raul maintains his roots in academia and continues to teach computer science and computer information systems courses as an adjunct professor.
For over ten years, Raul has designed and developed embedded Linux systems for the cellular and small screen industry. He also designs total home and condominium automation systems based on embedded Linux. This includes design and development of DIY Home and Environmental Monitoring, Control and Automation using Traditional Interfaces and protocols (Panel computers, sbcs, USB ports, Serial ports, X10, Insteon, UPB, etc).
Today, Dr. Salazar has over 27 years industry experience, 22 years university teaching experience, and 24 years technical training and development experience to Fortune 500 companies. He has taught and designed over 150 technical courses, which also include software development, mentoring, and consulting services in these areas. He manages a diverse team of developers and contractors. Given his broad technical and management expertise, coupled with his commitment to excellent customer relations, has garnered him the respect of his colleagues in industry, academia, and from corporations for whom he has provided his services.
This event sponsored by the Linux Users of Northern Arizona: http://flaglug.org
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Please support fellow geek Tracie as she takes an amazing journey in the fight against breast cancer! The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days, October 21-23, 2005. Net proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
Freedom of speech is great, but the freedoms the press takes with taking one tiny statement out of context, wrapping their own context around it, then blowing it completely fscking out of proportion has me gagging on my Wheaties.
Frankly, I don't want the government, a stalker, a criminal, or anyone else tracking my activities, behavior, movements, beliefs, personal interests, family members, friends, and so forth through
The DOE has announced a record breaking performance of 70.72 teraFLOP/s from the BlueGene/L (BG/L) supercomputer, running at just a quarter of its final size. Not even finished, BlueGene/L is already kicking the daylights out of long-standing #1, Earth Simulator, and not just for speed: the completed BG/L will exceed Earth Simulator's performance by a factor of about nine (360 teraFLOP/s!) while requiring one-seventh as much electrical power, and one-fourteenth the floor space. Lawrence Livermore National Lab will be taking delivery of the first quarter of BG/L, developed by IBM and DOE for the nation's Stockpile Stewardship Program, this month.
Now the long hours are over, and I've got my life back - so I once again have time to read the latest
The first post in this series concerns one of several government facilities designed to adjust the Earth's rotation as needed. One reference I found to this was Retroweb's Lynchburg attractions page.
E-mail Received at Work:
Hello, I found an article online that stated the following:
"Lynchburg VA is home to an unusual scientific facility, a "rotational tuning" station, part of a global network of twenty-four such stations operated jointly by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Each station houses three powerful F-5 rocket engines which are fired in tandem with those at all stations around the globe when it becomes necessary to make minuscule corrections in the Earth's rotational speed (angular velocity). The global array was built in the early 1970's and has been used for two corrections, the most recent firing occurring on August 16, 1988 in which a synchronized burn lasted 8 minutes and 14 seconds. Another correction was scheduled for May 2003, but was cancelled after it was deemed unnecessary. Rotational Tuning Facility #9 is just south of River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg, however, the facility is within a government restricted area and visitors are not allowed."
I can not find any information online that this or any other facility exists. Do these exist, and is this possible?
No, I really don't know what the slugs are doing in this list...
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An acquaintance of mine relayed the following experience at an ATM:
He went to the ATM machine, performed a transaction, then walked away from the machine, forgetting his card. The next guy in line pulled the card out, put it back in and pulled out $100 and was never asked to enter the PIN number for the card. The third person found the card and turned it into the bank. My acquaintance complained to the bank, who said, in effect, "yeah, we know about this 'feature' but it's too petty to worry about" and reimbursed the stolen $100.
To clarify, it appears once a card has been used, the PIN successfully entered, and the transaction completed, that the ATM remembers the PIN/authorization and allows the cardholder to subsequently insert the card and complete additional transactions without reauthorization (i.e. entering the PIN) provided (I assume) second card hasn't been used and somehow cleared knowledge of the first card.
I cannot vouch for the reliability of this tale, and I didn't turn up anything specific about this 'feature' in the 15 seconds I spent searching the net.
Does anyone else have experience, knowledge, or information about this that corroborates this tale? I'll keep looking and post anything I find.