Archive for February, 2010 | Monthly archive page

3RVX Volume Display

3RVX shows you the PC volume level on your screen in a skinnable format. matt.malensek.

Music organisations only protect their own pockets

The RIAA, the PRS, BUMA/STEMRA – all organisations claiming to exist for the benefit of musicians (who never see the money collected) are now showing – yet again – how self serving they are: The STEMRA decided they wanted to grant a pan-European musical license to, so they wouldn’t have to go through each […]

Don’t work for an internet company in Italy

The Italians will sue your sorry arse for things you never did, didn’t know of and tried to fix as soon as you did know of them! In late 2006, students at a school in Turin, Italy filmed and then uploaded a video to Google Video that showed them bullying an autistic schoolmate. The video […]

F-​​35 Delayed Again

well well well, not that we didn’t expect it – it’s now delayed by a year and development costs are $100m over budget allready. Now if only the Netherlands had bought something like Eurofighter or Rafale. F-​​35 Delayed Again | Defense Tech.

Rafale vs Raptor

Looks like the Rafale provides a lot more bang for buck than the F-22, at least in close range… In those six engagements, the F-22 scored one gun kill, but the other five dogfights ended in a draw, Air & Cosmos says. Another sources tells the magazine the F-22 scored two gun kills, with four […]

2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

CWE – 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors.

Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn

My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good. I wondered whether these four principles could be […]

Facial Recognition Augmented Reality App

Barcelona, Spain (February 15, 2010) – has powered the first-ever “Social Augmented Reality” app, developed by Comverse, Harnessing’s superior facial recognition algorithms and its enormous database of faces, the “Social Augmented Reality” app functions in multiple capacities: * Friends: When two friends are together and one wants to see the other’s photos, the […]

Flexible, low weight solar cells

A team of US research scientists have made a startling breakthrough in solar-cell development, creating flexible wire-based cell substrates that use just one per cent of the silicon needed for brittle and comparatively heavy conventional cells. Solar cells made from this material would not only be less expensive than current photovoltaics, but due to their […]

Climategate admitted – sort of

Professor Jones [NB  the guy who sent all the wierd emails that were uncovered revealing that data was spurious and that he’d hammer into the ground all global warming sceptic scientists] also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.And […]

HUD Ski goggles

The Zeal Optics Transcend googles feature a head mounted display with GPS, speed, altitude, vertical odometer, stopwatch / countdown timer, temp, time, anti fog and a whole lot more and have 3 buttons on the side  to switch between the modes and functions in a coverflow type of fashion. Unfortunately either $350,- or $450,-. Zeal […]

Flying aircraft carriers

The US Navy had 2 flying aircraft carriers – zeppelins, which launched and recovered biplanes using a skyhook. The USS Akron and the USS Macon The Sparrowhawk aircraft had their landing gear removed and had to hit a hook that slung them in a corner in and out of the ship. No arrestor cable, no […]

Chip and PIN broken

Cambridge University security researchers have demonstrated how it might be possible to trick the card into thinking it’s doing a chip-and-signature transaction while the terminal thinks it’s authorised by chip-and-PIN. The flaw creates a means to make transactions that are “Verified by PIN” using a stolen uncancelled card without knowing the PIN number. Fraudsters would […]

ABL finally shoots down something

Boeings airborne laser has had its’ first shootdown – a short range ballistic missle, which was destroyed in the boost phase: the earliest stage in flight a missle has been shot down to date. Airborne Laser hits 16-year-old goal — extremely quietly [Updated w/video] – The DEW Line.

WWF finds vegetarianism is bad for the environment

Aside from vegetarians killing more animals than meat eaters (sounds strange? Consider how much random killing a combine harvester does), they are also worse for the environment as they require more arable land and the processing of  the foods creates way more greenhouse gasses. Being vegetarian does more harm to the environment than eating meat […]

Google Liquid Galaxy

Google has a setup of 8 LCDs and a commercial space mouse thing which allows you to fly through Google Earth and use Streetview in an immersive environment. YouTube – Google Liquid Galaxy live demo at TED. Holodeck

Buy coloured diamonds online

You can buy from a huge selection of diamonds, prices ranging from pretty low to pretty huge. Polished, rough, you can even create your own jewel on the site. Langerman Diamonds – the natural color diamond shop.

IBM develops graphene resistors: allready > 50% faster

The experimental graphene resistor they’ve built goes at 100 GHz, quite a bit faster than the ~40GHz of silicone resistors. They can still improve on the technology, so they’re expecting higher speeds. IBM Press room – 2010-02-05 Made in IBM Labs: IBM Scientists Demonstrate World’s Fastest Graphene Transistor – United States.

UK men targetted by Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

Yup, being a man sucks if you have a child. If you don’t make your payments, they will freeze your assets and sell your house. If you don’t get to see your child, however, you’re basically fucked. Child maintenance agency moves to seize 340 non-payers’ homes | Society |

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