10 posts • joined Thursday 19th August 2010 07:28 GMT
Boston Dynamics Rock!!
I mean, they probably will end up building terminators by accident but these guys are awesome. They've built some of the best robots I've ever seen. Big Dog is incredibly impressive even if it is noisy!
Here's their YouTube channel... http://www.youtube.com/user/BostonDynamics
My little boy must've watched Big Dog Evolution a thousand times! (That's when he's not pretending to be Cheetah!). Ah, yes - check out Sand Flea too.
When you think of robots being kicked by a 7 foot marine you imagine them falling over. When a robot slips on ice you imagine it tacking a tumble... Just check out Big Dog!
Note - I do NOT work for Boston Dynamics - I just really appreciate their nous, determination & focus. Basically - it must be one hell of a lot of (hard) fun working there!
Incidentally - IEEE Spectrum have a iPad "Robots" application - my lad likes that a lot. We got it for free during national robotics week (USA national I guess).
I know you can't hear me now but "Cheers! Here's to some wasted hours!"
I almost ashamed to say that...
...I REALLY love that video! Ballmer's a complete loon. Gotta love him!
Some lovely soul has put the best bits of Steve together here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8M6S8EKbnU
The old Windows advert is just superb. Then there's...
"We're just gonna keep coming and coming and coming and coming and coming and coming..."
As you've never had any access to Windows source or any idea who has had access to it it could be littered with back doors, insecure security, simple coding errors leading to exploits.
You also have no way of checking for them even if you wanted to.
Seems to me all the kernel hackers have to do is diff the source between now and just prior to the breach. They can see all the changes. It takes time - but with many eyeballs on the job it's no big deal.
TBH I can see why Mr Stallman and friends dislike BLOBs in the kernel now.
WAIT A MINUTE!!
She's a Samsung booth babe!
I saw her here http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/01/live-from-samsung-ifa-2011-press-event/
Or... is she a "celeb" I've never heard of?!
Excellent, like it, two five zero zero
Big screen, useful for doing me music stuff... no firewire... hmm... less of a problem than it used to be. Plenty of expansion - Audition/Fruity Loops and chums will look fabulous of that big wide screen. Given the size I won't loose it in a hurry either.
2 and a half thousand quid...
Asus... you owe me one cup of coffee.
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Queer Queen Bee?
Maybe you're using Ubuntu in a different way to me.
I use it as a desktop, C++, Java (Android) development environment and a little light web work. I also use it to recover data from other peoples dead laptops via various HD enclosures and a "I'll read any damn card in existence" front panel... and it works well. It plays me tunes, runs QtCreator, Eclipse et al and I've yet to find an HD it can't read and recover.
10 has proved itself to be better than 9 (compiz runs better, wifi works even better and the email/IM integration is very nice). The UI feels improved to me especially with stuff like Desktop Cube turned on.
I was actually pretty impressed when I updated from 9 oh 4 to 10 oh 4. That takes some doing!
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