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Lying Eyes: Cyborg Glasses Simulate Eye Expressions

hodet Re:why stop there? (55 comments)

"Hey man, I have bad news. I have cancer."

Friend: rolls eyes.

2 days ago
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New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends

hodet Get off my lawn time.. (61 comments)

Can't anybody just let life happen anymore? No more spontaneous meetups, no more random happenings. Everything orderly, predictable and uploadable for facebook to make money with. I'm no luddite, I spend a good amount of my life working with and using technology, but stuff like this? I guess this is where I diverge from the younger generation. To each his own I guess. Don't mean to come down as judgmental or anything, I would like to hear the other side and how this stuff actually makes life better.

2 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

hodet Re:App (352 comments)

Indeed. It's called Lego Digital Designer and it is a free download from Lego's site. My 5 year old son still prefers real lego's though. I used LDD to design a sweet lego case for my raspberry pi.

3 days ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

hodet Re:Probably typical (121 comments)

You mean those hot women that are following me are not real?!

5 days ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

hodet Re:Probably typical (121 comments)

You don't need to tweet for twitter to be useful. Many people follow others or use it to keep on top of things. For example, if there is a minor earthquake somewhere there is no better place to really find out what happened quickly than twitter. "Holy crap, #EARTHQUAKE, shook the building for 30 seconds"

5 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

hodet Re:Ability to design and write software... (578 comments)

After I started learning to code very late in life I realized that I will never finish learning and probably will never be as good at it than really good coders. But on the flip side I don't want to be someone who is paid to code. I am building these skills to enhance the ones I already have and just for fun. It's opened up so many project possibilities for me. Now if I can only keep getting better.

about a week ago
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For the First Time, Organ Regenerated Inside a Living Animal

hodet Re:Give your lady pleasure! (94 comments)

Dammit, the link don't work

about two weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

hodet Re:You cancel service? (240 comments)

Nice writing, holy crap. I meant;

Then I use a script to read the access_log and generate a web page with my home IP every hour.

about two weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

hodet Re:You cancel service? (240 comments)

I have a small VPS that hosts a personal website. My home Linux box just does an http get with curl to a secret html file on the VPS webserver. Then I generate an html file every hour that reads the access_log and uses a script to genereate a web page that displays my home IP I can access. Has worked fine for me for quite some time. My IP rarely changes and I can just update my hostfile if I don't want to use my IP directly.

There are probably more elegant solutions but since I am the only one using it it's fine and I can't justify paying anything when I already have a perfectly good VPS I can leverage.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

hodet Re:Just a thought, but... (226 comments)

Sports? What physical education. My god man, you want kids to get even fatter? Take away their xbox would be a good first step.

about two weeks ago
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

hodet Re:Facebook is for lazy people (218 comments)

oh, I just realized I do have an account with a fake name. The fb slingbox client is the only way to watch my sling on Linux. heh.

about two weeks ago
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

hodet Re:Facebook is for lazy people (218 comments)

There is a difference. Facebook is socializing with people you know in the real world. I don't think anyone else has as good a platform for that. Forums are a different beast, where you mostly mingle with people you don't know with names like "future assassin" and "hodet".

Not defending it, I don't have a fb account, but I have plenty of family who enjoy using it. Whatever floats ones boat I say.

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

hodet Re:The irony of ethics. (150 comments)

woops, probably misinterpreted what you said. Rereading, I think you said ethics are of little concern. Anyhoo..... back to work. :-)

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

hodet Re:The irony of ethics. (150 comments)

I read that article and the comments (was it yesterday or the day before???) and I just don't see sending people to Mars as unethical. Astronauts are sentient beings with free will. They choose to do this just like ancient explorers chose the unknown horizon of the sea. Who knows they may colonize and adapt and will push humankind further. They choose to go, and for the type of personality that would even consider going to Mars, they live for this type of adventure. Now we should debate the economics perhaps, and if it makes sense spending billions of dollars to strap a rocket to someones ass and launch them towards some big hunk of red rock in the middle of nowhere, but ethics....please.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

hodet Re:This article is awful (465 comments)

Whew. It's not just me then. I can appreciate how they stuck together though. They wanted drama, well they got it.

about two weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

hodet Re:Wait... wha? (1482 comments)

This is what I was thinking. If this is how I made all of my purchasing decisions, I'd be living in a hollowed out stump rubbing sticks together for fire.

about three weeks ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

hodet Re:13 deaths? (518 comments)

We are talking about kids here. They aren't stupid or careless, they are care-free. There's a difference. I think the world would be better off without stupid comments on the internet.

about three weeks ago
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Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

hodet Re:Buy Now (94 comments)

I thought I was reading /r/bitcoin for a second there.

about three weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

hodet Re: Clearly vaccination is to blame! (558 comments)

Many people are easily influenced by pop culture icons. You can say it is stupid, which it is, but it **is** what it is. There are many people who just aren't that smart and it will always be this way. The only way to fight fire is with fire. Enlist some A list star to say they believe in vaccination, appeal to the masses with some heart wrenching story of a disabled kid whose condition could have been prevented, soft music and plenty of tears. Every nerdy doctor pleading with people, holding up volumes of scientific evidence is just a waste of time. The masses need anecdotal evidence and a good heart wrenching presentation, something they can be emotionally attached to, something that is believable in their gut.

about three weeks ago

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Joining the Canadian Arctic with the world through

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hodet (620484) writes ""Toronto businessman Doug Cunningham hopes to lay 15,000 km of fibre optic cable from the eastern Arctic all the way to Asia, connecting remote areas of Canada's north to the rest of the world with high speed, modern telecommunications.""
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Microsoft's server boss talks Azure and more (Q&am

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interview with Bob Muglia on Windows Azure

From TFA:
After two years of building Windows Azure, Server and Tools President Bob Muglia said yesterday that the cloud operating system is ready for business customers of all sizes to give it a try. At its annual Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced several new Azure features including the ability to move existing applications and virtual machines into Microsoft's hosted service.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20021119-56.html#ixzz13ksHQSMa"

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Quantum computing may lead to a quantum Canadian l

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "From the TFA: .."D-Wave is pioneering a new high-performance computer that uses the laws of quantum mechanics. In theory, one can dramatically reduce the time and memory requirements for computation by harnessing and leveraging the mysterious properties around quantum physics.""
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Ottawa killed cellphone cost calculator

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "The Canadian Government has killed what could have been a very helpful application for Canadian consumers amidst some lobbying by the the Telcos.

From TFA....

"After spending tens of thousands of dollars creating and testing an online calculator designed to help consumers select their ideal wireless plan, Industry Minister Tony Clement killed the project weeks before it was scheduled to launch. Government records suggest intense lobbying this spring by Canada's wireless companies, who feared the service would promote lower-cost plans, played a key role in the decision.""

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Police find dope farm using Google Earth

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Swiss police use Google Earth to find marijuana growing in a farmer's corn field. I have heard of dope being grown this way before and that many farmers don't even know what's happening. Those who do, know to just keep their mouth shut about it. The stuff gets harvested at night without their knowledge."
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The Great Leader peddles limited capitalism

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interesting article on the North Korean attempt to dip its toe into capitalism. They figure they can do it without giving anyone access to the Internet or the use of cell phones. Just makes me so grateful to live in the free world."
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