mbadolato writes "Gotta love geeks with loads of free time! This guy did three full boards of a Donkey Kong game being played, using stop motion animation. The video includes a quick look at his pieces and equipment at the end." Link to Original Source top
mbadolato writes "FreeBSDcelebrates its 20th birthday this week. On 19 June 1993, David Greenman, Jordan Hubbard and Rod Grimes announced the creation of their new fork of the BSD 4.3 operating system, and its new name: FreeBSD." Link to Original Source top
mbadolato writes "Yeah, this sounds like an ad, but it's more an FYI for people that have been waiting for this. A few years ago, Tivo and DirecTV announced that they were working together again and would be producing a new DirecTivo HD box. It was originally slated for 2009. Then that date was missed and it was slated for early 2010. Then not another word was heard about it. Last week, I received an email from DirecTV telling me that the HD Tivo box was available and that I lived in one of the markets that could get it. I ordered the box and it arrived today. Vapor no more!
The box records up to 100 hours of HD or 400 hours of SD. It has two antenna inputs, two ethernet ports, a SATA port, HDMI, S-video, digital audio, components. Now the work day has to get through so I can go home and install it. The box cost me $199 and there's an $11 a month charge ($6 lease fee, and $5 Tivo service fee). I would have preferred to have just bought the box outright, but there was no option for that, and I didn't bother to see if the box was sold in stores yet." top
mbadolato writes "Guitar Hero, implemented in Christmas lights and playable on the garage door! From the description on the Youtube page: "What do you get when you mix a Christmas Light show with Guitar Hero? Christmas Light Hero! A real game you play with a wii wireless guitar controller. Optional TV screen is available if you get in trouble, but if you use the screen, you don't get your name in the high score list. Song is "Cliffs of Dover" by the incredible Eric Johnson. "" Link to Original Source top
mbadolato writes "The Parrot Developer Summit recently concluded, and with it came the Parrot release plan. According to Allison, "The release plan is to continue the monthly release schedule, but twice a year have a time-based release attached to a major version number"
- March 2009, 1.0, stable API for language developers - July 2009, 1.5, integration - January 2010, 2.0, production use - July 2010, 2.5, portability - January 2011, 3.0, independence - July 2011, 3.5, green fields" Link to Original Source top
mbadolato writes "The O'Reilly Network published a survey asking why people contribute to online forums, wikis, and other technical documentation. With over 350 responses, the results and analysis are published here
The article summarizes some of the debates concerning online gifting, presents the results of the survey, and attempts to analyze the meaning of the results." Link to Original Source top
An Australian computer programmer says he found the missing "a" from astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous first words from the moon in 1969. That's when the world heard the fabled phrase, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
The finding was made using sound editing software that enables handicapped people to communicate though their computers using nerve impulses.
The famous astronaut has maintained he intended to say it properly and believes he did. Thanks to some high-tech sound-editing software, computer programmer Peter Shann Ford might have proved Armstrong right.