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Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

zeroeth Re:Made by humans for humans. (67 comments)

<tt>The SWAMP is currently just one site, but their eventual goal is that you can install and run it on your own internally, or however you see fit.</tt>

about 6 months ago

Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

zeroeth Made by humans for humans. (67 comments)

<tt>I worked on this project. You should glance at who is involved before donning the tinfoil hats. https://continuousassurance.org/about-us/the-team/<br><br>It's an education grant with several phd's who study various CS security subjects (fuzzing, dynamic, static analysis). Built by a bunch of nice nerds employed by the Morgridge Institute http://discovery.wisc.edu/home/morgridge/morgridge.cmsx which is part of University of Wisconsin Madison.<br><br>QA/Testing is the black sheep of the coding universe, and trying to get those tools running can be a pain sometimes. Anything that makes it easier (Swamp, Travis, etc) makes our universe a better place.</tt>

about 6 months ago

Nano-Scale Terahertz Antenna May Make Tricorders Real

zeroeth Re:Just another way to get genital cancer (185 comments)

"I love the idea of a tricorder, but please, invent something that is PASSIVE."


#include <stdio>
#include "acpi/dilithium.h"
#include "sf/medical/diseases.h"
#include "sf/shared/science/scanner.h"

int main(void) {
  printf("You have cancer!");

about 3 years ago

Teenager Builds $300 Open Source Eye-Tracking System

zeroeth Re:Eyewriter? (100 comments)

The Eye Writer guys were at the Open Hardware Summit, their work allowed the graffiti artist Tempt to continue to create after he lost use of his arms and legs to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Their methods used webcams for eye tracking, while the articles method uses electrical signals from eye muscles http://www.ees.intelsath.com/EES-EOG.pdf

The more the merrier!

more than 3 years ago

Canadian Songwriters Propose $10/mo Internet Fee

zeroeth Or.. (407 comments)

All the record labels could sell music on-line for a reasonable price?

For all of the technologies they have shut down, they certainly could have assimilated a few.

Still to this day, nothing beat places like mp3downloads.ru (I think that was its name, circa 2001). Pick your songs, download at whatever quality/format you wanted, priced accordingly.

People will legitimately buy something if given a fair and reasonable option.

more than 3 years ago

Debian Is the Most Important Linux

zeroeth Re:Do we need this? (354 comments)

Most of my disks are 3.5" :-)

Mine is 8" when floppy =)

more than 3 years ago

Last.FM To Require Subscription For Mobiles and Home Devices

zeroeth Re:Not relevant because of grooveshark (173 comments)

Grooveshark and Last.fm have a large area of non overlap.

* Last.fm provides a great social aspect to your favorite music, as well as to the band/song bio pages.
* Last.fm's tag/artist/genre stations are great for honing in on what you want to listen to.
* Last.fm has great coverage of indie artists (Especially 8-bit chiptunes)
* Last.fm lets artist songs to be aired in full during streaming, but only sampled for 30 second previews (if they want to sell them for instance)

Grooveshark and Pandora are great for things more mainstream. Soundcloud and Last.fm are hands down the best, for the rest.

more than 3 years ago

'Death By GPS' Increasing In America's Wilderness

zeroeth Maps and Routing (599 comments)

It's been stated already, GPS is just where you are. Its road metadata and routing that gets you. I'd like to point out the wiki style road map system Open Street Maps http://www.openstreetmap.org/ Easy to upload your own tracks and create roads out of them. The OSM wiki has lots of information on apps that utilize the data, I even used it on an old Nokia Series60 phone. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin is how to use the data over the default maps on Garmin.

more than 3 years ago

Makerbot Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer Review

zeroeth Re:It not turnkey, it's a lifestyle choice (117 comments)

.. In between, my daughter has been printing doll house furniture.

I think this is one of its (and these online 3d printers that keep popping up) excel at, custom one-off small scale items. I know some grownups who are addicted to their doll house furniture. The would flip if you showed them Google sketchup's furniture shape library and said 'print out whatever you want'!

about 4 years ago

Graphene Won't Replace Silicon In CPUs, Says IBM

zeroeth Re:IBM is both right and wrong (81 comments)

"Mr. President, we must not allow... a mine shaft gap!"

about 4 years ago

NASA's Next-Generation Airplane Concepts

zeroeth Re:Next Generation (120 comments)

I love how they used the whole Saucer separation thing like twice in the first season.. and then never again until Generations. (Although there may have been some separated when the hundreds of thousands of Enterprises all came into the same time/space)

about 4 years ago

NASA's Next-Generation Airplane Concepts

zeroeth Or (120 comments)

We could focus on rail infrastructure and reducing ticketing costs there. You could easily cope with demand and capacity efficiently by adding/removing engines and cars as needed.

about 4 years ago

ITU Softens On the Definition of 4G Mobile

zeroeth Re:Here comes 5G (45 comments)

This is like the US vs Japanese, Final Fantasy games numbering scheme all over again.

more than 4 years ago

Yahoo! To Close Delicious

zeroeth Re:What am I supposed to do now? (311 comments)

Or you can just go command-line with: curl --user user:pass -o delicious_bookmarks.xml -O 'https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all'

This only works for accounts not linked up with Yahoo. Those require OAUTH unfortunately.

more than 4 years ago


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