Apparently Tivo is going to open up the system to third-party development. Very interesting.
Casey Chesnut used a neural network to defeat comment-spam CAPTCHAs and used his software to auto-post a polite “Sorry, you’ve been 0wned, here’s how I did it” comment on 90+ blogs. Apparently, some people have their comment system linked to hairs up their asses and Furor Has Erupted ™. “He proved nothing! Everyone knew that […]
Internal Coding Guidelines posted by Brad Abrams via [Cook Computing] Not completely to my taste (if you reject Hungarian notation, why should interface names be prefixed with an “I”?), but definitely helpful.
The Register has a good piece on a bug that floods a tablet PC’s memory until it conks out. Here’s what they said: “The culprit is the application Tabtip.exe via [Alice and Bill.com] Sigh. The Tablet PC definitely has … issues … with memory management and threading.
So there I am, all smug in my 99 Nerd Score and along comes a guy who builds an Apollo Guidance Computer in his basement. Not a software simulator, mind you (a nerdy exercise I can at least imagine), but an actual wire-wrapped reproduction. I am but a smudge of Dorito dust on the fingers […]
Spent the weekend getting my butt kicked in a Frisbee Golf Tournament over on the Hilo side. Camped at the gorgeous Mackenzie State Park, where the first two rounds were played in a very tight, forested course (the only two holes that weren’t through trees were over the water). Yesterday the tournament moved to Wailoa […]
The hip and wonderful Audiovox SMT-5600 is going for $150 with a $150 rebate at Amazon. Get ’em while they’re in stock:
< div class=”Section1″> I’ll be using this as soon as the service makes it over here… Cory Doctorow: TiVo’s new DRM system allows you to move video from your TiVo to your PC, but not as a plain MPEG file that you can slice and dice and watch in the player of your choice. Here […]
Here are some programs that I’ve evaluated and recently cleared off my Tablet PC: < ![if !supportLists]> · < ![endif]> EverNote: Although I really like the idea of a chronologically ordered view of my notes (actually, what I really like is the idea of multiple different views of the same note-base), I just didn’t find EverNote […]
Airbus has unveiled the A380, the biggest freakin’ passenger jet evah (261′ 10” wingspan. Yoiks.) Here are some images. There’s been lots of talk about how the plane will have casinos and gyms and various other fun things. Sure. It’s not like any airline would be so heartless as to configure 840 seats with 31 […]