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Voyage to the ATX Hackerspace in Austin, Texas (Video)

misterpib Re:Back in the day it was called a bakery (47 comments)

Hacker... space. It's a "space"... where people "hack" on their projects. Seems pretty straightforward. The only part that throws people off is the definition of the term "hack," though these days surely we're beyond thinking that's just people who break into computers?

Hackerspaces generally have machine shops, but that's not all they are. They also have lounges, computer labs, biotech labs, kitchens, and whatever else their respective members are interested in.

more than 2 years ago
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Voyage to the ATX Hackerspace in Austin, Texas (Video)

misterpib Re:Slightly misleading (47 comments)

I find it doubtful they'd charge you just to check the place out.

Definitely not! The place is open to visitors most every evening. Any of the events on the calendar are open-house events: http://atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Calendar

more than 2 years ago
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Voyage to the ATX Hackerspace in Austin, Texas (Video)

misterpib Re:welding and texas friendly (47 comments)

No, there is definitely welding, as well as dozens of other things that were not mentioned in the video.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama's "ZuneGate"

misterpib Re:so? (608 comments)

I got one that mentioned it on the packaging.

It also plays "MP4" videos, which are *NOT* mpeg4, but hey, at least it can play videos, right? And that's useful with a .5 inch screen, right?

about 6 years ago
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Solving the Knight's Tour Puzzle In 60 Lines of Python

misterpib Re:better algo (311 comments)

A non-recursive Python version which uses Warnsdorf's heuristic:
http://github.com/pib/scripts/tree/master/knight.py

It's faster than the one in TFA as well, though it has no backtracking, so it won't find some solutions once you get bigger than 76x76, but at least it doesn't overflow the stack.

It also will tell you whether it found an open, closed, or incomplete path.

about 6 years ago

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