Standard For Electric Car Charging Announced
Also, how can plug-design speed up charge time 24 times?
More voltage, more amps?
90 Percent of Eligible Kansas City Neighborhoods Sign Up For Google Fiber
I live in Québec city and we're the lucky ones: Bell Canada decided to start their Fiber to the home program (Bell Fibe) in our town!
I paid 50$ for the install, the tech spend 4 hours installing the fiber in my apartment and told me that it once took him 8 hours to do the install in an old house.
Now I have 50/50 Internet (50 Mbps downlink, 50 Mbps uplink with a 250 GB/month cap) for 63$ per month and I'm really enjoying it!
Granted, it's part of a bitter turf war with the cable provider (Videotron) but that's another example of competition being good for the consumers!
WebAPI: Mozilla Proposes Open App Interface For Smartphones
... WebAPI will developed ...
Ha yes, the good old future past tense. I will liked it a lot!
Los Angeles To Turn Off Traffic-Light Cameras
In a lot of the intersections, there were no green arrows so in some places the only way for people to get across the street was to run a red light. And not just one person would run the light, but four or five.
I spent some time in LA last year and it was still like that. I remember the first time the light turned red when I was waiting to turn left, drivers on the other side of the street waved at me to go on the red light. It's really counterintuitive at first but it makes a lot of sense after a few times.
It's just important not to continue doing this outside LA.
Dropbox Can't See Your Dat– Er, Never Mind
Well, files put in DropBox are available on their website; it's pretty obvious that they can decrypt them.
The encryption part is about the SSL connection between my client and the dropbox server, me thinks.
Dropbox Authentication: Insecure By Design
I tried using truecrypt with dropbox, but I wasn't able to open a truecrypt volume on windows that had been created on Mac (and vice versa). Is it me who screwed up something or is it a limitation of the software?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Internet
I once wanted to write a perl script that would go to my ex's facebook profile and email me when something was posted or she commented something.
But I was too lazy to write the darn script so I decided to meet new people...
How Do I Put Unused Servers To Work?
Lots and lots of torrents from the empornium.
I'll DL and have a look!
New York City Street Lights To Go LED
In SoCal, we have LED traffic lights everywhere.
In Québec we have them pretty much everywhere too. Sometimes when the snow is just the right consistency and falls in the right direction, it sticks to the traffic lights lenses, obscuring them. In the past, the heat generated by the incandescent bulbs would melt the snow, but the new LED lights don't produce enough heat. A city worker has to remove the snow with a kind of small broom attached to a long pole.
Two steps forward, one step back...
Relentless Web Attack Hard To Kill
We had this problem a few months back at work. Old but necessary asp web sites kept getting infected. It only took a few hours to install a reverse proxy with mod_security on EC2 and we were in the clear.
Full story on my blog: