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Microsoft Demos Real-Time Translation Over Skype

toxygen01 Crashes... (169 comments)

I suggest they fix crashes first (happens regularly to me on iOS, Android and OS X), and just then they start adding features. I can't help it, but before microsoft bought the Skype, I barely seen it crash in years. But now, a longer call hardly goes by without crashing either on my or the other end. As much as I hate sharing my camera and microphone with google, I slowly migrate to hangouts -- not because I like, but because it doesn't crash.

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Former Director of JPL Edward Stone About Space Exploration

toxygen01 the dearest (58 comments)

From all the hardware that was sent to space, on which you participated, which one is personally the most valuable to you?

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Former Director of JPL Edward Stone About Space Exploration

toxygen01 New generation (58 comments)

In few words, could you sum up what is the biggest difference between space engineering in 1970s and now?

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Former Director of JPL Edward Stone About Space Exploration

toxygen01 The most stressful experience (58 comments)

What was the most nerve-wrecking experience during your whole career at NASA?

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Former Director of JPL Edward Stone About Space Exploration

toxygen01 One more Voyager experiment... (58 comments)

If you could add one more scientific experiment hardware to Voyager, in retrospective, what would it be?

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Former Director of JPL Edward Stone About Space Exploration

toxygen01 Programming languages (58 comments)

As a member of management you must have come across many programming languages used in different missions. Which language was the most easily maneagable within larger groups of programmers?

about 6 months ago
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Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

toxygen01 Someone should kick the guy in the balls (201 comments)

This is most likely a promo for galaxy. Aperture and focus were intentionally set wrong so that 5D mkIII looks just a bit worse. marketing at its best.

about 7 months ago
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Israeli Group To Attempt Moon Landing

toxygen01 Launch date? (150 comments)

Is it just me or is there no reference to launch date whatsoever?

about 10 months ago
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Bees Communicate With Electric Fields

toxygen01 I am shocked (133 comments)

If that is true, I guess the mother nature is far more advanced than I could even imagine. Sonar, ok, infrared sensors, ok, antibiotics, ok, aero/hydro dynamics, ok, but electric field communication, wtf? I thought this domain solely belonged to human race.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA Loses Contact With Space Station Over Software Update

toxygen01 The rumor has it... (111 comments)

that it was Java update... what to say...

about 2 years ago
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Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs

toxygen01 Does it bring (530 comments)

thoughts of PWRficient only to me or to others also? Blending the best of ARM and Power architectures would be pretty cool. Yak, makes my mind dance!

about 2 years ago
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Thousands of Lab Mice Lost In Sandy Flooding

toxygen01 Re:mod me down please (88 comments)

honestly, please read TFA

about 2 years ago
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Thousands of Lab Mice Lost In Sandy Flooding

toxygen01 mod me down please (88 comments)

Really, are we talking scientific mouse deaths on slashdot?

about 2 years ago
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Women's Enrollment In Computer Science Correlates Negatively With Net Access

toxygen01 More logic in other article... (314 comments)

I believe there is much more logic in following article by Philip Greenspun from 2006 than in TFA.

more than 2 years ago
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Fly-By-Wire Contributed To Air France 447 Disaster

toxygen01 Re:More to it than that (319 comments)

this is easily the most truthful post in the whole discussion!

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

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Ask Slashdot: What is the sound like on Mars?

toxygen01 toxygen01 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

toxygen01 writes "I've got an interesting question for Slashdot community. To cut a long story short, how would violin and flute sound to human ear on Mars? I've found several relevant sources, but none was conclusive on this. So, can anyone bring some light into this?"
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Neal Stephenson reinventing computer swordfighting

toxygen01 toxygen01 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

toxygen01 writes "Neal Stephenson, sci-fi writer mostly known for Snowcrash and Cryptonomicon books, takes on revolutionizing virtual sword fighting with help of crowdfunding. Inspired by a little known fictional universe "Mongoliad", an interactive book he is participating on, his company is trying to develop hardware (low-latency motion controller) and software for realistic medieval sword fighting. From what is promised, it will try to be open for other developers by having API and SDK available for further modding."
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Google I/O keynote started

toxygen01 toxygen01 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

toxygen01 (901511) writes "Google's Largest Developer Event of the Year has started few hours ago. Google I/O features 80 sessions, more than 5,000 developers, and over 100 demonstrations from developers showcasing their technologies. Talk shop with engineers building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications. "
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Virginia built another Mac cluster

toxygen01 toxygen01 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

toxygen01 writes "After System X Virginia Tech hardens its relationship with Apple in area of supercomputing with their new cluster: "[cluster] consists of 324 Mac Pros operating as servers, with eight cores apiece, for a total of 2,592 cores." not much is known as VT hasn't published anything on it's pages yet. However arstechnica describes the system in more detailed manner. This new cluster would rank 73 (theoretically) if placed in June's 2008 TOP500 list. Important to note that this system will not serve as a replacement for already mentioned System X.
btw. can anyone notice the discrepancy about bandwidth of interconnecting network in linked articles?"

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Learning lisp

toxygen01 toxygen01 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Just dived deeply into SICP book of wizards :).
Installed mit-scheme, meta+x xscheme and run-scheme. Been analyzing pow and expt implementation in CLisp and scheme here and here (scheme).
Need to finish interpreter by 13th of June. I yet to wait for times, when piratebay will be docked safely in some shipyard, w/o downtimes.

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