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toesate Re:Geocaching (201 comments)

Isn't this similar to geocaching?

Well, technically, there is a different -

  1. Geocaching is primarily GPS based, and locating position with the help of satellites that provides longitude and latitude coordinates, and is very accurate.

    This Urban Tapestries is GSM/GPRS based, using a mobile phone, locating a position with the help of surrounding mobile phone base stations. The accuracy of a position is dependent on the site topology, and could be anywhere around 10-50 meters radius in urban context, for example.

Application wise, I think each serve slightly different purpose too -

  1. Geocaching requires the seeker to actively seek the cache, and is primarily hobby based.
  2. Urban Tapestries will probably do a information push when one is within a vincinity, and may not require one to actively seek it, except to give Urban Tapstries permission to push. This also means that it could be subscription based.

Theoretically, it could be possible to use geocaching caches(it's data) in GSM environment. However, the geocaching cache's seeker will probably have a harder time, as the cache will be very hard to find.

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toesate toesate writes  |  more than 9 years ago


# The enterprise systems division is in terrible shape. Attention must be focused first on the Operating Systems, then on storage and hardware.
# The HP-UX/Tru64 merger should again be taken up, probably favoring Tru64. "TruHP 12 UNIX" should target PA-RISC, Itanium, and Opteron. GNU Userland wherever possible, RPM packager, AdvFS, 128-cpu scalability, binary compatibility with previous OS implmentations on their respective platforms.
# An Opteron port of OpenVMS must be immediately undertaken. Opteron ports of HP's operating systems will prove HP's commitment. No customer wants a knife in the back of their OS.
# In addition to CDE/OpenVMS, immediate ports of GNOME and KDE should be undertaken. OpenOffice should also work.
# New, inexpensive SATA SANS using the DEC Storageworks command sets (in additon to Win32/X GUI). I should also be able to "run clone" via a TCP connection, without loading an ugly gui (or any gui at all).
# Low-end Storageworks for SOHO users. Works with any 3rd-party drives. Under $1k, maybe less.
# The PC divison should do some real innovation. ATX was a step forward, but standard, easily interchangable motherboard form-factors (easy slide-out replacement, no tools required) would get you both recognition and sales. Give the designs to Dell, or anybody else who asks.
# Storageworks in a PC bios.
# Cross-license the entire Alpha architecture with AMD, in exchange for Opteron manufacturing rights. Give AMD the option to resume Alpha development/production if they desire.
# Be prepared to lower the cost of printer consumables. The day will come.


toesate toesate writes  |  more than 9 years ago


  e^x and a constant were walking down the street, when up ahead they see a differential operator.

The constant screams, "Ahh, I'll be reduced to zero," and jumps into the bushes.

e^x says, "Ha, I am not afraid," walks up to the differential operator and says, "Hi, i am e^x."

The differential operator smiles and says, "Hi, I am d/dy."


toesate toesate writes  |  more than 10 years ago




toesate toesate writes  |  more than 10 years ago In today's world, were you ever asked about Slashdot during your job interview? Questions like do you read Slashdot and what is your Slashdot's id?

And the question that really matters - just what is the general perception of Slashdot, and how honest should I be? Time wasting activities during office hours or good stuffs to keep abreast of. How would you deal with it? Any hiring slashdotters out there?


toesate toesate writes  |  more than 11 years ago

1. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94035

2. Snapped from google search

javaScript:function removePlugins( node ) {if ( node.nodeType == 1 && node.tagName.toLowerCase() == 'object') {var a = node.parentNode;var box = document.createElement('div');box.style.overflow="hidden";box.style.border = "1px solid black";box.style.textAlign = "left";box.innerHTML = "Plugin";box.style.width = document.defaultView.getComputedStyle(node, '').getPropertyValue('width');box.style.height = document.defaultView.getComputedStyle(node, '').getPropertyValue('height');a.insertBefore( box, node );a.removeChild( node );} else if (node.childNodes) {for (var i=0; i node.childNodes.length;i++)removePlugins(node.childNodes[i]);}}removePlugins(document.body);



toesate toesate writes  |  more than 11 years ago freelance on how to get started. on insurance too. interesting how anything can be trashed together once you are on your own.


toesate toesate writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Not too bad.. diversity is a virtue.

http://slashdot.org/~deranged%20unix%20nut .

http://slashdot.org/~danshapiro .

http://slashdot.org/~YU%20Nicks%20NE%20Way .



toesate toesate writes  |  more than 11 years ago Quote from here , "... I get the contracts. I meet with the customer. I do all requirements gathering. I do the UML. I manage the project. I do everything except actually write the code. I send ... the stubbed out code generated from the UML, the database as generated from the ER/WIN model and the UML. They send me back a project plan with dates and a fixed bid. The lowest bidder of the two gets the contract. ..."

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