evanism (600676) writes "Given that the vast majority of PHP code these days is heading towards OO, it is time this old warhorse learns some new ways.
I've been dabbling in OO PHP for 2 years now, but I have never really felt that it is "better" than procedural (of which I am 100%). I am trying to find a resource (book, online, etc) that will convince me that OO is the future.
My gripe? Every time I start enjoying some material it descends very rapidly into MVC, unit testing and frameworks. The writing is poor quality and the writer clearly knows their stuff, but couldn't relate a flood to a storm. While these may be interesting independently, every time I have started to use these I have felt my *actual* output dropping by a factor of 20 or 50, stuff takes days not hours and my "fun" evaporates. So I give up on them....
Now, before I get bashed for being Too Old, keep in mind I am looking for good readable, convincing material to learn from and convince me of the New Ways. Keep the flames low so this won't be learning by fire!" top
Las Vegas Death Ray that scorches more than wallet
evanism (600676) writes "A hotel in Las Vegas that is accidentally designed to be a massive parabolic dish that focuses the suns rays into a DEATH RAY! Burns hair, plastic and causes pain. Shame they dont do this deliberately to focal harvest the suns rays into something useful! (sharks for the pools?)" Link to Original Source
This is ULTRA cool. Some dudes at University of California have used SCOTCH TAPE to make XRays of their hands.... apparently from some Soviet finding in the 50's (how many of these things are old soviet discoveries these days!!)
From the article: " SCOTCH tape is not only see-through, it can also "see through", for the product can be used to take X-rays, bemused scientists say.
Peeling tape from a roll of Scotch releases tiny bursts of X-rays that are powerful enough to take images of bones in fingers and hands, researchers have found.
The unusual discovery was made by a team at the University of California in Los Angeles. They were intrigued after hearing that Soviet scientists in the 1950s found that sticky tape, when separated at the right speed, released pulses in the X-ray part of the energy spectrum. "