top Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second
APK, is that you?
You registered a /. account !?
about a year and a half ago
top The Math Formula That Lead To the Financial Crash
Funny? This is the most insightful post in this thread. It neatly summarizes the cause of the crisis in a sentence.
top Iranian TV Shows Downed US Drone
What does it matter if enemy troops can see their own positions?
Hint: It matters if enemy troops can see that enemy troops can see their positions.
top Ask Slashdot: Dealing With the Business Software Alliance?
I can't believe this either. But perhaps they mean that someone can transplant things like stickers after the fact, so they are unreliable.
Maybe we should start insisting on etched serial numbers now, like engine blocks. (Etched on what though? Duh.)
top Hillary Clinton Takes Data.gov Overseas
I know it seems hard, but please make an attempt to read the complete sentence:
Having H1-B holders not make SS contributions seems reasonable to me -- if you want to tax H1-B activity, you can always just raise the fees for the visa itself, to get the same effect
See? You can do it.
Reading Comprehension Assistance:
He proposed increasing other fees to make up for removing unreasonable taxes.
top PuTTY 0.61 Released
GPs post was indeed excellent.
Now If you
spend hundreds of hours every year maintaining MS-Windows domain authentication and authorization infrastructures
surely you have heard of Kerberos Tickets, Windows Integrated Authentication, Impersonation, WMI etc? (plus now there is WinRm and CredSSP)
And surely it was obvious that in the GPs scenario, the terminal user is on the same AD domain as the remote server and is added to the appropriate domain or local security groups.
top Any Open Source Solutions For DIY Auto Diagnostics?
The GP neglected to mention which bluetooth device he bought and for how much. This is a price gouging hole because of the lack of options in the market. I found that the OBDkey you linked to costs $160 for the bluetooth, and $350 for the WiFi version.
I had discovered this $50 alternative when I had been looking, but don't know if it will work as well as the more expensive ones. ~$50 is surely a much more decent and reasonable price though.
You can read the reviews which are ok, and it even works with the open source
scantool.net software, ScanXL, Scanmaster, etc. So it can't be all that bad.Several Free OBD2 software tools are listed on this page: http://www.webpg.net/sc/pages.asp?pageid=60 More open source ones here: http://www.geekmyride.org/wiki/index.php/Open_Source_OBD_software
I also noticed a similar one on ebay which is
more like $25. Again, no idea how good these actually are.
I have also read that bluetooth may not support sufficient bandwidth for realtime monitoring of modern ECUs with a large number of sensors, data etc. Wifi is better, but I haven't found anything actually affordable.
My own goal was a laptop-less self contained logging device that can be handed to my friends to simply plug in and go. That would allow me to log sensor data and analyse it later to diagnose intermittent issues that we cannot reproduce on demand. I didn't quite succeed in this. The most obvious option is the "Carchip", which turns out to be pretty lame. It can only record about 10 or so parameters and that only at 5 sec intervals. Many intermittent issues only last a few seconds so this would be useless for diagnostics. Its more a fleet management solution.
There aren't many other affordable datalogging devices. I finally bought the very expensive Auterra dashdyno, which turned out to be a huge disappointment also. It can log several times a second but is also limited to 16 pids. This wouldn't be such a problem if the user interface was not an absolute horror to use. I will leave that review for another post. This precludes it being used as a plug and go tool. It is for geeks only and needs babysitting.
I guess the next best idea is that I will buy that bluetooth device next and see if any data logging software is available. Also need to upgrade my phone to Android I guess. At least a laptop is not required, but still not the plug-and-log that I want
top What Chernobyl Looks Like In 2010
"Chernobyl no wildlife Haven"
Sorry, I can never resist blurting out my favorite BBC headline on any mention of Chernobyl!
top Slime Mold Could Lead To Better Tech
Or indeed oil, which was similarly
demonstrated to possess "intelligence", as it can solve a maze due to a pH gradient.
Interestingly, that work debunked the claims of intelligence made for this same mold 10 years ago - for solving mazes and finding shortest paths.
top Radiation-Resistant Plants Could Be Used In Space
Chernobyl 'not a wildlife haven' --BBC News
top Do Video Games Cost Too Much?
Good god I thought I was the only one!
top AMD Launches New Processor Socket Despite Poor Economy
The Not-so-governmental Guide To The Unemployment Rate
top Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Released
Yep. BCM4306, Hardy, same issue. Have to restart networking every time I use the laptop, or return from standby, or even after idling a few minutes. Totally frustrated.