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fons (190526) writes "Who said nerds can't be romantic? This guy programmed a short love story. It reads like a well commented piece of code and you can compile it too. In the spirit of the season, it shows how beautiful love (and C) can be! So go ahead and 'make love', then run it. You might have to 'killall love' after running as it will consume 100% CPU. There seems to be a buffer overflow in the program, but you can't really valgrind love, can you ? You sort of have to trust it, as the author says. Patches accepted in the comments!" Link to Original Source top
fons writes "Dutch Python hacker/artist Stani took part in a contest organised by the Dutch Ministry Of Finance to design a 5 euro commemorative coin. And he won, using only free software: "The whole design was done for 100% with free software. The biggest part consists of custom software in Python, of course within the SPE editor. For the visual power I used PIL and pyCairo. From time to time also Gimp, Inkscape and Phatch helped quite a bit. All the developing and processing was done on GNU/Linux machines which were running Ubuntu/Debian. I would have loved to release the coin under the GPL, which could maybe solve the financial crisis. However for obvious reasons I was not allowed to do that."" Link to Original Source top
fons writes "Did you ever have sex in the office? - No - Solo sex in the toilet - Sex with coworker(s) in copyroom - Sex with coworker(s) in boardroom - Sex with coworker(s) in CEO's office - Invited partner to office for sex - Watched CowboyNEal having sex" top
fons (190526) writes "A local bank in Brussels has equipped its new 142m high building with 4200 LED bars, turning the façade into an immense display. In front of the building they put a public console on which you can create a light-plan for the building. Once a composition is created it is displayed on the tower for a few minutes. Your artwork can be sent as an electronic postcard with a snapshot from the tower, taken from a distant location. It is also uploaded on the specific project website."