Android Dev Demonstrates CarrierIQ Phone Logging Software On Video
Go to CarrierIQ's site. All these questions are answered.
Obama To Veto Anti-Net-Neutrality Legislation
The GOP is "retreating to the right", because they are approaching primaries, and each prospective candidate needs to appeal to the GOP base. As soon as the primaries are over, focus will shift, and the GOP candidate will curb the rhetoric in an attempt to appeal to a broader voter base. It's how it goes every election, on both sides.
The 8-Bit Computer That's Been Built By Hand
To be fair, that's not exactly comparing apples and apples. You didn't actually MAKE the 6502 itself, which is much closer to what he's done here.
That said, yes, plenty of others have done this.
Licensed C64 Emulator Rejected From App Store
Look - here's the relevant part of the agreement:
"3.3.2 An Application may not itself install or launch other executable code by any means, including without limitation through the use of a plug-in architecture, calling other frameworks, other APIs or otherwise. No interpreted code may be downloaded and used in an Application except for code that is interpreted and run by Apple's Published APIs and built-in interpreter(s)."
Particularly this part:
"No interpreted code may be downloaded and used in an Application"
Does the emulator allow users to download ROMs over the internet? If so, then there's a problem. If not - ie. there are a number of licensed ROMs embedded in the application, then there should be no problem. Simple. He just needs to release each game-pack as a self-contained app - that's all.
NASA To Trigger Massive Explosion On the Moon In Search of Ice
"Lookout Moon, America's gonna getcha -
gonna go kaboom - was nice to have met ya -
'cos ya don't mess around with God's America!"
Developer Creates DIY 8-Bit CPU
Some time ago (nearly 10 years - wow!) I made a microcontroller-based homebrew MP3 player: http://codepuppies.com/~ben/sens/pic/mp3 . My big mess of wires was a tiny fraction of the size of his, and it caused me enough headaches - tracking down signal noise, random glitches, etc... Hats off to this guy.
I'd also recommend this book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soul_of_a_New_Machine to anyone who finds the Wired article of interest. It doesn't get too technical, but it describes the trials and tribulations of bringing a new machine to life, initially on wire-wrap boards - as well as some of the politics involved in a corporate environment.
GIMP 2.6 Released
The difference between 8-bit and 12-bit when working with DSLRs is actually pretty significant. You can pull a surprising amount of detail out of underexposed regions with 4096 shades that would otherwise be lost with 256.
Rounding errors (generally banding artifacts) will also be much quicker to appear with lower bit depths. If you're going to support 16 bits per channel, one may as well go all the way and support higher bit-depths too.