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Millions of Smart TVs Vulnerable To 'Red Button' Attack

ultranerdz flamers (155 comments)

for the flamers that say you need expensive equipment, there are always the heroes that can make it happen with low budget

so now we just need a power amplifier, and its not a 1MW PA. A 100W will do

about 3 months ago

SpaceX Looking For Help With "Landing" Video

ultranerdz Forward Error correction? (110 comments)

So they try to transmit raw MPEG without any FEC coding?

I guess they could have been more successfull by beaming analog CVBS instead.

Telecommunications has improved since the 80s, you know.

about 5 months ago

SpaceX Looking For Help With "Landing" Video

ultranerdz Re:Much Wrong Here. (110 comments)

There is no such thing as MPEG4 transport stream.

Transport stream is MPEG2. Its contents can be MPEG4, MPEG4 AVC, H265 or anything else.

about 5 months ago

Stanford Bioengineers Develop 'Neurocore' Chips 9,000 Times Faster Than a PC

ultranerdz over 9000 (209 comments)

they could have said it was over 9000 faster than a PC

about 5 months ago

SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

ultranerdz Re:...and (182 comments)

What does capacitors have to do with "pro" or professional gear or anything else?

about 10 months ago

Opinion: Apple Should Have Gone With Intel Instead of TSMC

ultranerdz Intel will not (229 comments)

Intel abominates ARM. They will do anything for it to die. Intel's marketing dept will not let them fab any ARM. Thats why they sold their ARM division.

I am sure that Intel offered Apple to use their x86 platform on the iPhone and iPad, but for some reason (energy efficiency, price, etc) they stuck with ARM.

Also it seems Apple is doing really well with ARM business, so I don't think they plan to make the switch anytime soon.

about a year ago

LazyHusband Smart Phone App Compliments Your Wife for You (Video)

ultranerdz LazyCoward (190 comments)

He could make a LazyCoward edition, to automate slashdot trolling.

about a year and a half ago

Embedded Developers Prefer Linux, Love Android

ultranerdz High level embedded systems (104 comments)

So many misconceptions here.

1st we can assume Android uses the kernel Linux, so android "includes" Linux.

2nd, there are many types (levels) of embedded systems. Some don't need CPU (nor software). Some require a simple microcontroller, and some require true connectivity, true multitasking, lots of RAM, and maybe an MMU. Some of these systems run OS, and some of there are Linux. Lets call those "high level" -- happen to be the ones we interact on a daily basis (like a Smartphone for example).

Said that, the great vast majority of embedded systems are not "high level", and we normally don't even "use" them directly, so they don't run Linux (nor Android).

What is true is that in general, people that need to program in high level, prefer to code in Linux (or even Android) than to code in Windows CE, bare metal, or any other Embedded OS (or RTOS out there).

But still, it will take "long time" to Linux really dominate the embedded market.

about a year and a half ago

ARM Code for Raspberry Pi Goes Open Source (Video)

ultranerdz Re:Lies! (91 comments)

--continuing clipped message--
I hope this will be just the start of a new era in broadcom that they do release and open things up, so that some serious open development can take place.

about 2 years ago

ARM Code for Raspberry Pi Goes Open Source (Video)

ultranerdz Lies! (91 comments)

Says Upton: "We're about to open source all of the remaining closed source ARM code for the Pi. This will make BCM2835 the first ARM multimedia SoC with a fully-open-source ARM user and kernel implementation."

This is obviously a lie. BCM2835 is not the first. This is just marketing buzz.

TI' OMAP and some other vendors SoC are 'open' for long time ago.

Also, I need to point out that in fact, they are just releasing the ARM code. There are several other parts on the SoC (like for example the video decoder) that they didn't include in this release and may not do so in the future.

You can go to Texas Instruments' OMAP website for example and download all the documentation, and completely open source SDKs, including all the ARM compatibility layer and everything you would need for software development on this SoC.

What Broadcom gives us? Well, I have the datasheet downloaded from somewhere else because I couldn't find a link on their Website and thats it. Where are all the docs?

I hope this will be just the start so they

about 2 years ago

Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business

ultranerdz This is not gonna happen. (108 comments)

I think it won't happen as the article describes.

TI "spin off" the OMAP and make the Sitara and the DaVinci families ("almost" same features as OMAP) that are used by several "non-mobile" applications. Many people depend on those and I am sure that they need to keep producing and developing for many more years.

Also, OMAP is a SoC that has TI proprietary devices used by other markets, like for example the DSP, and I am sure they are not selling those either.

I think the best deal for Amazon would be to make a partnership and design an exclusive "custom" OMAP (please rename) for their needs and don't sell /that/ to B&N.

about 2 years ago

Serious Problems With USB and Ethernet On the Raspberry Pi

ultranerdz Re:Can't get good sound on RPi. Power problems. (202 comments)

Forget about buck boost regulators on the rpi. that would increase the cost in 2 to 4 dollars, they should require you to use a regulated +5 VDC power supply that gives *at least* 1A and just wire it up to the USB port. or anything else.

If they don't want to require the use of a regulated power supply, they should just drop in an inexpensive 7805 LDO.

about 2 years ago

Order Limit On Raspberry Pi Lifted

ultranerdz Re:Availability (204 comments)

RS does not even answer my emails.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: No-Install Programming At Work?

ultranerdz Here (386 comments)

more than 2 years ago



Fedora 18 released

ultranerdz ultranerdz writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ultranerdz (1718606) writes "Fedora 18 has been released. Featuring a new installer UI, GNOME 3.6, Clojure, DragonEgg, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.9, MATE Desktop, Samba 4, Secure Boot, and updated major packages versions. This is the much anticipated Fedora versions yet. After more than 2 months slips and delays, Fedora 18 is finally here."
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The Pirate Bay Hacked

ultranerdz ultranerdz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ultranerdz (1718606) writes "In an interview with security blog Krebs on Security, Argentinian researcher Ch Russo revealed that he and two of his associates discovered multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities on the world's most popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay. They successfully exploited these vulnerabilities to gain 4 million users user names, e-mail, and internet addresses."
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Fedora 13 is out

ultranerdz ultranerdz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ultranerdz (1718606) writes "Fedora 13 has just been released. It includes some major features like Automatic print driver installation, Automatic language pack installation, Redesigned user account tool, Color management to calibrate monitors and scanners, Experimental 3D support for NVIDIA video cards, and more"
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Japanese Researchers Create See-Through Goldfish

ultranerdz ultranerdz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ultranerdz (1718606) writes "South Korean scientists may have created a glowing cat, but Japanese researchers have successfully developed a transparent goldfish.
The clear goldfish allows observers to see the tiny fish's beating heart, which allows scientists to observe living creatures and reduces the numbers of dissections. I wonder when they will start to make transparent humans."

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