Smart Grid Could Pose Threat To Privacy
People aren't going to run washing machines at 2AM in the summertime to avoid a $0.50 fee and get smelly clothes since nobody will be around to flip the laundry into the dryer.
You lack imagination... Imagine a price difference of $10 and imagine you can buy a washing-drying machine, that can do both washing AND drying... See, that was easy.
Esquire Launches First Augmented Reality Magazine
The markers they are using come from the open source ARToolKitPlus
for those interested...
The demo marker is actually the one with ID = 0 ...
Bjarne Stroustrup On Concepts, C++0x
Not much, if you have the right hardware..
WebGL Standard To Bring 3D Acceleration To Browsers?
You _can_ use native packages in applets..
Canadian Gov't Asks Public About New Copyright Law
The e-mail address for submission ends with .gc.ca: firstname.lastname@example.org So, it's going to end up somewhere in there at least :)
Consumers May Find Smart Appliances a Dumb Idea
Whether you like or not.. Check this "Crash Course" for a dose of reality:
http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse . We will have to deal with a lot worse than the fearsome "Smart Grid" sooner than later...
Bike Projector Makes Lane For Rider
samzenpus was hibernating in January...
G.M. Opens Its Own Battery Research Laboratory
Interesting, thanks for the explanation
First Look At Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
Java 7 will have something very similar, called the fork/join framework:
Doug Lea also offers a preliminary package for Java 6 that can be downloaded from here:
Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade?
Anyone knows what's the consideration for space debris? I can't imagine anyone in their right minds would invest so much money on something that has one chance out of a hundred of being destroyed by a flying screw or something..
The Case For Supporting and Using Mono
Time to look at Scala on the JVM: classes written in the Scala-language runs almost as fast as ones written in the Java language. Also Scala looks a lot like the Java language.
InfoWorld's Crystal Ball Predicts the Future of Microsoft
Well, just an example, the first version of Microsoft Office that supports the ISO version of OOXML (whenever that one comes out) might not run on XP... that is how you make software obsolete, and that is how Microsoft has always done it!
Fedora 10 Released
Wow! It does work! I just finished installing Fedora 10, and imported the free and non-free repo RPMs from RPM Fusion. Then, I clicked on a .WMV file, Totem opened, and it automatically found that gstreamer-plugins-ugly and gstreamer-ffmpeg would provide the necessary CODECs, installed everything with a couple of clicks, and the video played fine!
Fedora 10 Released
RPM Fusion is getting pretty darn good
Just one RPM to install manually, and you can get all the "evil" stuff very easily... plus, haven't tested it yet, but the new hooks in Totem should make the process pretty much automatic.