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Firefox 23 Arrives With New Logo, Mixed Content Blocker, and Network Monitor

sundru All my tests (365 comments)

*Groan* all my selenium tests stopped working :(

1 year,21 days
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Got Malware? Get a Hammer!

sundru I dont understand why u have to go about (254 comments)

I dont understand why u have to go about destroying hardware, Should'nt shutting down perimeter ingress and egress routers provide enough security that information is not going out of the location ? And then cleanse internal systems in your own sweet time.

about a year ago
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Why Automakers Should Stop the Infotainment Arms Race

sundru throwaway crap .. (317 comments)

Theres definitely a difference between a rapid cycle throwaway crap vs I need this to work flawlessly for next 10 years stuff. Recently had the chance to troubleshoot an unconnect system which conked out, on the new jeeps and realized would gladly take an outdated stable interface vs bleeding edge stuff, especially when the only way to turn on a/c and controls is thru interface. Need beats fancy shit any day especially on 102F days :)

about a year ago
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Keeping Your Data Private From the NSA (And Everyone Else)

sundru Now that you read this post (622 comments)

you have been automatically registered on an elite list of wannabe bozos..thank you come again.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Simple Robotics As a Hobby?

sundru Re:A "Robotics" project sounds way to generic (166 comments)

Arduino boards as many have suggested is a good start for hardware. http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software below is a good rule of thumb you can do almost anything autonomously on the arduino board itself as long as you dont require it to number crunch. Ex: Simple instructions like bump sensor registers send 90deg turn to some wheel servo you can keep it local to the bot If your bot requires visual cognition (locate a ball on a plane) and associated number crunching, offload that video even offload that camera from the bot - stream to a laptop or bigger comp so you send only control signals to the arduino board. So your bot would do something like below 1. Localized decision making (balance, servo speed, damping , breaking etc) 2. Overall decision making - bigger goal of the bot offloaded on laptop/Comp, control signal sent to compliment or override local controls. have fun ..

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Simple Robotics As a Hobby?

sundru A "Robotics" project sounds way to generic (166 comments)

A "Robotics" project sounds way to generic, A little more detail on your end goal would help you focus better. If you want a premade solutions with all interfaces I'd start here Lego Mind storms If you want to try your hand at control algorithms without spending a penny I'd start here (sharp learning curve) http://gazebosim.org/wiki/DRC/Install If you want to visually do something with your robot i'd start here, various boards and controls are included. http://www.roborealm.com/ If you want a bit more advanced hardware I'd start here http://www.ros.org/wiki/Robots For pure visual processing fun, this actually is rolled into ROS and DRC sim i believe http://opencv.willowgarage.com/wiki/

about a year ago
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Adobe Ends Development of Flash On Mobile Browsers

sundru Re:Rather Petty, Adobe... (485 comments)

See i wish more companies were like Adobe, they can see a losing argument and innovate on the the next steps. If this was some other big company like IBM or M$ theyd have code cronies hidden away on the dark side of the moon still chipping away at it ..

more than 2 years ago
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Kinect's AI Breakthrough Explained

sundru Decision tree my a$$ (97 comments)

The method they are using s called as haar cascades postulated by viola jones. I have used the same with opencv for a bit now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haar-like_features It's basically passing An image thru progressive classifiers to get a final weight of match. Microsoft may have done the training for generating the classifiers but the method has been around for a bit. "Decision tree".... Pfffft.

more than 3 years ago
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Google CEO Schmidt Predicts End of Online Anonymity

sundru Re:You cant catch me Eric Schmidt (591 comments)

lol and the man posts on slashdot :) am sure they have a profile of ur underwear colors by now. -S

about 4 years ago
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2 Displays and 2 Workspaces With Linux and X?

sundru Re:Example xorg.conf supporting four monitor (460 comments)

I agree with the guy who posted the xorg.conf above, i have a similiar setup where i have 2 monitors hooked to a single graphics card (single head) have xinerama disabled, and have a config entry in XOrg.cong which says leftof / rightof the monitor identifiers. This is enough to achieve what the poster requested. Maximize a window will maximize to one screen only. -S

more than 4 years ago
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Anti-Smoking Vaccine Is Nearing the Market

sundru Zombieland (237 comments)

Not sure why it reminds me of this movie .. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Are You a Blue-Collar Or White-Collar Developer?

sundru I'd like to think theres a method to the madness. (836 comments)

and yeah if u did your job properly in a good school , 4 years does matter in the way u approach a problem. not neccessarily coding skills or the best way to hack a one liner, the approach and bigger picture is as important or if not more -S

more than 4 years ago
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The Best First Language For a Young Programmer

sundru Java ?? (634 comments)

This is probably a surpise to many but java has good structure and has the layout for developing solid OO programming skills. Its not as confusing as C++ and not as retarded as VB C# also does but visual studio does most of the work 4 ya. -s

more than 5 years ago
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MS Clearflow To Help Drivers Avoid Traffic Jams

sundru Traffic James ? (243 comments)

haha .. just made my morning :) thx for the post.

more than 6 years ago

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sundru sundru writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sundru writes "In an intersting development It seems that the popular QA Automation Tool company Mercury has been bought by HP http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/20 06/07/hpmercury_merge.php "The transaction brings together the strength of HP OpenView systems, network and IT service management software with Mercury's strength in application management, application delivery, IT governance and service-oriented architecture governance." http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/447066- 0-0-0-121.html?rd=mercury Makes one wonder what HP has up its sleeve getting into Software development lifecycle tools and automation kits."

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