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'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

mehemiah Re:But what does it do? (115 comments)

the point is that it doesn't bend. While it makes an improvement over laser communication, it's hardly as useful as an optic fiber. This is still cool.

about 2 months ago
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"Dark Lightning" Could Expose Airline Passengers To Radiation

mehemiah Re:Hrmmm (263 comments)

I'm sure this research will be interesting but the article has this statement,

Unlike with regular lightning, though, people struck by dark lightning, most likely while flying in an airplane, would not get hurt.

about a year and a half ago
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"Dark Lightning" Could Expose Airline Passengers To Radiation

mehemiah Re:Hrmmm (263 comments)

perhaps the "researcher" didn't make this mistake in the TFA:

. Unlike with regular lightning, though, people struck by dark lightning, most likely while flying in an airplane, would not get hurt.

as if to say that people in an airplane, when struck by lightening, would get hurt.

about a year and a half ago
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Mining Companies Borrow From Gamers' Physics Engines

mehemiah Re:Not surprising (39 comments)

THANK you, this isn't some game physics engine, its a physics engine for simulation that's commonly used for games. its also featured in blender. Its open source! that should have been in the summary for this audience.

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Torvalds Explodes at Red Hat Developer

mehemiah Re:Can any one help... (786 comments)

Ok, indeed, secure boot is pretty good anywhere but this really shouldn't go into the kernel mainline. Something as big as this can remain out of tree like xenkernel did for years. Like Linus said, there's already kernel module signing we can always extend the signing to support other key types but the actual binary parsing really shouldn't go in.

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Torvalds Explodes at Red Hat Developer

mehemiah Re:hurm? (786 comments)

THANK YOU

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Torvalds Explodes at Red Hat Developer

mehemiah Re:Can any one help... (786 comments)

First of all, its not just ideological that he doesn't want such specific code in the Linux kernel. For the same reason he doesn't want to put tools/kvm in the kernel, its not germane to BEING A KERNEL so its NOT going into the kernel! read the mail yourself. Its like a government program, in that its likely to live forever, however, Linus wants Linux to outlast Microsoft AND RedHat and that code will become vestigial as soon as microsoft moves on to some other way to control hardware vendors. On the other hand, do servers need secure boot? NO, do tablets need secure boot? NO. So this is Linus admonishing developers for even SUGGESTING to include such a corner case in the code of the linux kernel.

about a year and a half ago
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Torque 3D To Be Released On Github Under the MIT License

mehemiah Blender3D is better (54 comments)

Please, BLENDER 3D is better than this crap! All you need is the blender starter kit BGhelper , (something that needs to be better advertised) thanks Solar Lune. Its in a decent scripting language (python) it has a 3d world editor where everything stays put! All this for beginners, if you want more, you can learn about shaders, extend it in python OR C++, AND it's open source! GPLv2 (licence arguments aside) but your games can be any licence unlike tourque (pre open source) OR Unity. Besides, its like saying, "but Star office is open source," the DAY it goes open source

about 2 years ago
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Torque 3D To Be Released On Github Under the MIT License

mehemiah Re: Unity (54 comments)

I never said that Unity3d was open source (though you do get a source licence with the pro licence, I said that Unity3d was far supurior BEFORE it was open source. Its like saying, "but Star office is open source," the DAY it goes open source.

about 2 years ago
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Torque 3D To Be Released On Github Under the MIT License

mehemiah Re:First (54 comments)

Also, Unity3d is much prittier. After Unity3d became freeware, tourque3d (not tourque2) was completely useless.

about 2 years ago
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Torque 3D To Be Released On Github Under the MIT License

mehemiah Re:First (54 comments)

agreed. Also, I HATE that engine, Have you ever used it? Imagine if Powerpoint or flash moved all your elements slightly esque every time you pushed the play button!

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

mehemiah Re:So which field of engineering (1774 comments)

yeah, what happened to metamoderation? It still exists in the help section but i have no idea how, now that the site has changed

more than 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

mehemiah Re:So which field of engineering (1774 comments)

I wish that were true but too many fundamentalist have hijacked our religion and now we have people believing outrageous things. Natural Revelation coincides very well with science, the way you describe here, but there's the creationist museum which changes the very definition of the word

more than 2 years ago
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TextMate 2 Released As Open Source

mehemiah Re:It's about damn time (193 comments)

I love your sig. Also, even this dev is noticing a trend with BSD licensed projects.

more than 2 years ago

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Hacking Civilizaton

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "The equilibrium of the entropic gravity of civilization and the singularity we are expecting is Hackstability . From the article
"Isolated technologies also get increasingly situated over time, no matter how encapsulated they appear at conception, so that what looks like a “do-over” from the point of view of a single subsystem (say Linux) looks like a hack with respect to larger, subsuming systems (like the Internet). So debt accumulates at levels of the system that no individual agent is nominally responsible for. This is collective, public technical debt.""

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Open Source Blocks Game

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mehemiah writes "I didn't want to say "Open Source Minecraft" because that would do this game a disservice. They aspire to be more like Dwarf Fortress to quote their website

"Our goal is a game that pays ample tribute to Minecraft in initial look and origin, but stakes out its own niche by adopting the NPC-helper and caretaker feel from such games as Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, while striving for added depth and sophistication in the foundation systems akin to DF."

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Was Digital Television a plot to kill free TV?

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "I have bought 4 digital tuners over the corse of a couple years and they have all stopped working. Considering that the hardware in these boxes reminded me of the inside of my VCR and the first pair stopped working within a week from each other, the other two lasting only months each, I smell conspiracy. Sense there isn't much incentive of a hardware company to build a lasting box, could the whole switch have been a conspiracy to move everyone over to cable or some other kind of Pay TV? There would be much more accurate rating system and a constant revenue stream plus all the people buying converters every other year."
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Intel buys Qlogic

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "Intel has bought QLogic. I had to resist titling it "Intel eats Qlogic for a suggestive title." According to the article Intel and QLogic go way back.

"At the International Supercomputing Conference 2011, Intel unveiled a bold vision to redefine HPC performance and break the exascale barrier by 2018," said Kirk Skaugen, the outgoing general manager of Intel's Data Center and Connected System Group, said in a statement. "The technology and expertise from QLogic provide important assets to provide the scalable system fabric needed to execute on this vision. Adding QLogic's InfiniBand product line to our networking portfolio will bring increased options and exceptional value to our datacenter customers."

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Bufferbloat To Be Fought In Linux 3.3 With BQL

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "A couple of ACM articles have been posted to Slashdot about Bufferbloat but here is what the linux community is doing about it. From Phoronix

" Dave Taht, a Linux kernel network developer working to fight the "bufferbloat" problems has written into Phoronix about BQL in the Linux 3.3 kernel. Since networking isn't one of my areas of interest, I'll leave it at this and let those interested to read more about Linux Byte Queue Limits from his provided resources. "

That may not be one of your areas of interest but network performance is performance and that's Phoronix's area of interest."
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crysis 2 technical analysis

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "This story is a Case Study that distils the amount of castration happening to PC Games caused by the Console market! from the article "As you can see there's absolutely no comparison, the Crysis 2 cardboard box barely featuring a fifth of the parametric mesh generation of its predecessor, unquestionably as a result of the PS3's weaker OpenMP.""
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Apple Contributes to OpenJDK for Mac OSX

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "For all you angry Mac using java programmers, Apple has supplied you with an out. They have contributed " most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client." And who says apple isn't friendly to open source. When its in their best interest, they always fall back on it."
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Webkit2 an improved api for webkit

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "The Webkit developers are envisioning a more asynchronous (well, non-blocking anyway) API for WebKit. So far they are using Mach messages on Mac and Named Pipes on Windows. Patches accepted for other OSes but I guess any non Mach based OS can use named pipes also (despite their differences, they are still IPC WebKit2 should be considered an early technology demo. It is not yet production quality. But it's possible to try it out and see how it works at this early stage"
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Unity Game Engine Free!

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "I think this is old news but somehow it wasn't posted here. Unity Game engine is now Free! Only the pay versions allow iPhone and Wii development however. If this seems insignificant to you, you may never have used a free game engine before. If you have, you probably weren't on a mac. Unity was the first native game engine for the mac. It now supports Windows and has server parts that run on linux. It still maintains its mac native look but most of its scripting languages are in .net so I think it uses mono internally."
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cutting the spam

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "This is a public service announcement pertaining to the recent upturn of spam posts on slashdot. ACs have been posting off topic posts pertaining to NOTHING and while occasionally funny, others have simply been offensive and some are simply nonsensical. The mistake is often made to reply to these as if it was an actual human posting these inhumanly long posts. This often gets a response with yet another nonsense post. To responde them is to increase their likelihood that they will be displayed on the story above someone's threshold dispite it being modded down troll or off-topic by the responsible modders. I'm also sure, without knowing how Slashdot works, that this is clogging up Slashdot databases with the aforementioned spam. (because I hope thas the metric they use to decide which comments to keep and which do eliminate when the post is eventually locked for commenting"
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Konami Code found in Google Reader

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "The Konamie code, up up down down left right left right b a , was posted as a Google Reader Easter Egg. As most codes and easter eggs do, this code was handed through many sources. In this case, this code was first posted on Blogoscoped , sited and posted on crunchgear, and then posted to BoingBoing then posted to Kotaku, to be brought to you hear at slashdot. Almost as many steps as it takes to get cereal on your table! :-)"
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File system spesific geared towards flash storage

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "Recently a group of developers have been developing a file system, system geared toward flash memory (note the comma) However, this is not for usb sticks. There are many parts to this system. First there is a file subsystem they introduce by identifing a new device type next they make a volume management system for the device. Finally they make a file system called UBIFS to mount the device type. Ok so im not sure which was started or completed first but those were the ideas and they cog together."
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Advanced Wii Opra functionality

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

mehemiah writes "This from Kotaku who got it from neogaf but now its commming to you here, where web developers hang out. Opera now has a page on the Wii Remote API. Kotaku sums it up best, " It breaks down not only how exactly the Wii Remote is compatible with Opera on the Wii, but also shows how developers can get the Wii's browser to not just recognise four Wii Remotes at once, but have them all interact with the screen. Which should be good news for anyone big on playing, or crafting, Wii-specific web games.""
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mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  about 8 years ago

mehemiah (971799) writes "I can't believe this hasn't been slashdoted before, I think this is the best candidate for bringing a semantic storage method to GNU/Linux desktop. This should be desktop environment independent and I believe that it could still make it out before WinFS. If you don't know what I mean by semantic storage, I am over generalizing the idea of searching your HD by tags and metadata, essentially Spotlight.

The idea is explained at glscubed.org, it stands for GNU/Linux Semantic Storage System (GLSSS), (this would look right if I could use the sub/sup tags). I also think its a better idea (as far as implementation goes) than beagle or Kat, but the best part is, desktop environment independent I can use it on fluxbox. now I just need a graphical front end (or not, works through console too) and a launcher based on it (think quicksilver)

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the bases of open source

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 6 years ago http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=528646&cid=23136748 a link to my new favorite comment on slashdot. It encompasses the advantage of open source.

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World of Warcraft SAT Study Aid

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago This from kotaku, from wired:

Kaplan, makers of test preparation software, and Tokyopop, makers of the world of warcraft manga , have joined together to bring us a world of warcraft sat prep manga

From the article, "Among the list of smartifying books (how do you like that vocabulary right there?) is Warcraft: Dragon Hunt, the first volume in the Sunwell Trilogy. All of the books include more than 300 words that frequently show up on the SATs and ACTs."

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Making Wii-friendly webpages

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago posted on htp:daringfireballnet : opera has created a page on making webpages on the Wii . The browser is essentially Opera but there are javascript and CSS differences specific to the browser. For example, From the article

"JavaScript is perhaps the part that exposes the most differences between Opera on desktop and Opera on Wii. As with CSS, JavaScript will see the virtual browser window size, not the actual television resolution: window.innerWidth, and similar properties, such as document.body.clientWidth, will all be 800. window.innerHeight and similar properties, such as document.body.clientHeight will all give the height of the virtual browser window. Properties such as screen.height cannot be used."

This could be useful for all you web developers writing web apps for your company. Being able to market to Wii browsers will certainly earn you points with your boss

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What makes an FTPD

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago I was told to review FTP daemons by my employer and I would like the rest of the community to weigh in on what makes a good ftp server. Not the hardware but the software daemon. Is there a reputation to go on to differentiate between the heavyweights and the backwaters of ftp daemons? what are your favorites?, How did you choose?

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Shiki no uta on imeem

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago I just found shiki no uta on Imeem, this is the first ending theme of Samurai champloo here it seemed very amereican, you know, lots of skin.

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Nintendo Valentines Day cards, Not for kids!

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago Nintendo-Play.com has released a collection racy of Nintendo based a Valentines Day cards. This feature will be updated everyday till Valentines Day. From the article

Got a secret crush? Come inside to find out what Valentines are available for that special someone.

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How do you explain the negative effects of global warming?

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I tried to explain to two guys I work with that global warming is bad. Naturally this conversation started in reaction to the recent announcement by the IPCC. I first tried to explain it in terms of how it effects the human species. I couldn't find a good example. I tried to explain what's bad about humans causing the extinction of other species and couldn't think of one who's ecosystem would be wiped out and who's extinction would effect us adversely. Then I tried to explain its effects on weather exemplifying its effects on hurricane Katrina, they were incredulous but it was at least solid (the energy in the ocean contributes to the energy in the atmosphere and so on). The arguments I often encounter are "the animals will adapt, as will we." a plausible yet disturbing argument. Can anyone else come up with a good way to explain why we should stop global warming to those less educated about it?

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Camino Alpha 2 is released

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago Camino 1.1 alpha 2 has been released, it no longer supports Mac OS 10.2 and is now using Firefox 2.0's Gecko 1.8.1 which includes many of firefox's security fixes. From the release notes

About Camino 1.1 Alpha 2 Camino 1.1 Alpha 2 is a heavily-updated version of the only native Mac OS X browser using Mozilla.org's Gecko HTML rendering engine. Notable improvements include enhanced tabbed browsing ("single window mode"), integration with the Mac OS X spell-checking system, detection of RSS/Atom feeds, an improved design for the "blocked pop-up" notification, enhanced options for cookies and downloads, and a resizable search field in the toolbar. This release also includes enhancements in speed, security, and rendering accuracy brought by version 1.8.1 of the Gecko rendering engine.

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gtk+ for mac osx

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago The Gtk+ environment is being ported over to mac os x so it can be run natively instead of having to run in x11 or xdarwin or what ever x11 environment a mac user might be using.

From the post

The source is included in CVS for Gtk+ and Pango, see the Build Instructions for more information on getting and building the source. Discussions about further development take place on the Gtk-devel mailing list. If you want to help out with the development, please take a look at the Things to do page for a description of what is left to be done.

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theology is a science too?

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  more than 7 years ago It worries me to attempt to propose the idea that the study of theology is of similar caliber to that of physics. The studies are both to obtain an understanding of the world around us, or the nature of the universe. Also, like quantum theorists, they are also making theories based on theories that are all hard to prove but are still felt necessary to the researchers. They are trying to find purpose of existance because they couldn't believe that the existence had no beginning and will have no end and that we are all simply fragmentations of equilibrium or entropy. I mostly appreciate the people that feel that it is worth it to know more about existence than the subset that is handed to them or what lies just beyond their nose

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glscubed, thats sgl^3

mehemiah mehemiah writes  |  about 8 years ago I can't believe this hasn't been slashdoted before, I think this is the best candidate for bringing a semantic storage method to GNU/Linux desktop. This should be desktop environment independent and I believe that it could still make it out before WinFS. If you don't know what I mean by semantic storage, I am over generalizing the idea of searching your HD by tags and metadata, essentially Spotlight.

The idea is explained at glscubed.org, it stands for GNU/Linux Semantic Storage System (GLSSS), (this would look right if I could use the sub/sup tags). I also think its a better idea (as far as implementation goes) than beagle or Kat, but the best part is, desktop environment independent I can use it on fluxbox. now I just need a graphical front end (or not, works through console too) and a launcher based on it (think quicksilver)

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