* Posts by Affian

17 posts • joined 29 Sep 2010

NASA sends Mona Lisa into space by LASER

Affian

We need an excuse for that?

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Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

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Network addressed?

It had better use IPv6, I don't want to have to NAT my rice cooker.

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Affian

Re: The internet fork...

Will it tell me where the other one is?

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Don't shoot the Windows Live Messenger, cry IM users

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Re: android?

I f you want an IM client with good synchronization across devices (Windows, OSX, iOS, BB and Android) take a look at Trillian. My favorite thing about it is that it does a good job of working out what device I'm currently using so that my phone doesn't go off next to me all the time when I'm using it on my PC or Mac.

I'll confess to being a bit of a fanboy for this client but I would welcome a more articulate and objective view if anyone has one.

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When your squash partner 'endorses' your coding skills on LinkedIn...

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It's the little things

My favorite feature with linkedin is how easy they make it to totally close your account

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US Army demos first robot Black Hawk helicopter

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Happy

What we really want...

So how long until we can get a quadrocopter on mars?

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Bah humbug! Google cancels Christmas

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Trollface

Calendar.DECEMBER

I love this, mainly because I hit the same hitch in my code for a minute yesterday. The Java calendar makes the months 0(zero) indexed. That means if you try and work with the months 1-12 you go from Feb - Nov and the 12 gets rolled forward to Jan the next year.

Lessons of the week: Always check the documentation and always test edge cases.

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3,000 Guild Wars 2 gamers banned for flogging stolen loot

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Mushroom

Re: "...and the integrity of the game very seriously"

Have you ever seen any large scale complex system that is flawless? Ever?

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Boffins build cyborg snails to generate electricity

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Blood sugar

Does this mean we could make a power plant out of hyperglycemic diabetics?

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Software copied functions, but didn't infringe copyright

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Or trying to apply copyright to plot points of the story, trying to corner a genre/market.

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Microsoft hit with lawsuit in Kinect tech spat

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WTF?

synergistically

I actually had to double check that it was a real word

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Google hoists Python-C++ crossbreed onto dev cloud

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Joke

PHP

But PHP is ubiquitous and can help a new generation of script kiddies emerge from the spawning vats.

Personally I have nothing against PHP, I think that like any other language that the code is only as good as the programmer.

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Multimillionaire's private space ship 'can land on Mars'

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Rockets vs Electric

I think one of the problems with Electric vehicles is that battery tech isn't keeping up with what's being asked for it, finding stuff to explode in a rocket is pretty easy. Of course that's just looking at fuel sources.

I think there needs to be a paradigm shift in the way people design and think of electric vehicles the same way SpaceX is doing for space flight.

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Verizon iPhone 4 jailbroken – already

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GSM

It has a GSM chip in it, just no aerial hooked up if I remember correctly so it could be possible to jailbreak it and attach an aerial to the GSM.

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Make your iPhone patriotic - for free

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Grenade

Federal DDoS

Or the day the Federal Email server give up in disgust

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Mass mind control artist condemns El Reg to obscurity

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Votes

Did someone try and go through all the comments and down vote them all? I find the vote spread rather odd in this article. That said I have never heard of Rush and I'm glad I never have to hear about him in any local media, I can think outside the box on my own thank you very much.

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Flying gyrocopter jump-jeep gets $3m from DARPA

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Grenade

Get 'em

I think that one of these in mid transformation would pull a lot of enemy fire onto itself.

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