Archive for May, 2011 | Monthly archive page

Scientists detect Earth-equivalent amount of water within the moon

They keep discovering more and more water everywhere! Scientists detect Earth-equivalent amount of water within the moon.

HTC makes androids easier to root

In an announcement on the HTC Facebook page, the CEO has stated that after looking at user feedback, they’re no longer going to be locking up the bootrom. This should create an explosion of creativity for Android phones – iphone will one day sooner be left in the dust! “There has been… (25).

most complete 3D map of universe revealed

Today, astronomers unveiled the most complete 3-D map of the local universe (out to a distance of 380 million light-years) ever created. Taking more than 10 years to complete, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) also is notable for extending closer to the Galactic plane than previous surveys – a region that’s generally obscured by dust. […]

run-one and run-this-one for Ubuntu – cron helpers

The robotic precision of cron ensures that each subsequent job runs, on time, every time. But cron doesn’t check that the previous execution of that same job completed first — and that can cause big trouble. This often happens to me when I’m traveling and my backup cronjob fires while I’m on a slow up-link.  […]

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

gpedit.msc isn’t available for windows home versions. Because it’s basically just a frontend for the registry, you can download an excel spreadsheet with the gpedit settings next to the correct registry entry from Microsoft. Download details: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server.

NL MoD outlines plans for innovation, strategy & knowledge

Defensie vult toekomst verder in | Ministerie van Defensie.

Dutch gov ICT project status page

This page shows each ministry’s ICT projects, descriptions and budgets and how far they’re over or under budget. ICT-dashboard | ICT-dashboard.

NL gov files motion for net neutrality

After KPN’s Deep Packet Inspection and plans to ban services such as Skype and Whatsapp, there’s a motion to stop ISPs from discriminating on the type of traffic being sent – internet is internet. Tweede Kamer eist keiharde netneutraliteit | Webwereld.

Make your iDevice Fingerprint-Resistant with Rain-X

Rain-X is a bottled polymer glass treatment that dramatically increases a car’s windshield visibility while driving through rain, snow, or sleet. It works by filling the tiny pores that are naturally present in any piece of glass. By doing so, the precipitation simply beads right off of the windshield instead of penetrating it fully. It’s […]

New generation Aga: turns on in 8 minutes, by iPhone

The manufacturer, based in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, has now made a cooker which looks exactly like a traditional Aga, in cast iron, but which can be fired up with a flick of a switch. Rather than the usual six hour delay before the machine is ready to cook, the new Aga Total Control, will be ready […]

NL .gov Open data for everyone

The Dutch government has decided that their data should be open and available for everyone, unless there’s a good reason for it not to be. So they’ve opened a website portal to that data. It’s a bit empty at the moment, but it should fill up with time. | Open data.

Tiny 3D Printer for home

at the Vienna University of Technology, a printing device has now been developed, which is much smaller, lighter and cheaper than ordinary 3D-printers. With this kind of printer, everyone could produce small, taylor-made 3D-objects at home, using building plans from the internet – and this could save money for expensive custom-built spare parts. It’s also […]

NL gov kills firewall – even shouting kiddie porn doesn’t sway common sense

The Christian Democratic Party is the only party in the coalition government who actively wants to spy on you and block your internets. How Christian of them! Omstreden kinderpornofilter van de baan – Emerce.

NL .gov rules internet providers may close services, if they’re transparent about it.

Kabinet: internetproviders mogen diensten blokkeren – Emerce.

Persuasive speech: The way we, um, talk sways our listeners

It turns out that getting people to fill in a  survey, the best way is to talk at a moderate pace and pause occasionally. Pitch doesn’t really factor in, unless you’re a male and talk with a naturally high pitch, which doesn’t work for you. Persuasive speech: The way we, um, talk sways our listeners.

MiG pilot defectors during the cold war

More than 200 military pilots escaped to another country for freedom ….or gold!During the period of the Cold War more than 200 military pilots decided to make an instant change in the course of their lives by defecting with their aircraft to another country. These pages are a research effort to tell the history of […]

F-35A has combat radius shortfall of 1/7th

Following the publication of new acquisition data it turns out that modifications have eaten up fuel capacity meaning it’s estimated that the current combat radius will be around 584 nm, which is 1/7th less than the original 690 nm estimate and 6 nm less than the 590 nm requirement. BREAKING: Short legs on F-35A – […]

KPN mobile wants extra money for voip and chat services

KPN: Where unlimited means limited! I guess this is their strategy for people using whatsapp and skype services more often. It’s not a very good one, it’s like going back to the days where we paid a few cents per email… that business model didn’t last that long either. KPN wil klanten extra laten betalen […]

LPMT – little projection mapping tool

LPMT is a little projection-mapping tool developed mainly for use in our own office. It is coded in C++ using OpenFrameworks. It’s based on a simple quad warping paradigm, and, though rather simple, can be used to achieve a complex and professional projection-mapping set-up via LPMT – little projection mapping tool.

Projector keystoning software

To do this there are a few options: Pixelwarp Edgeblend and Geometric Correction Software. Sol7 Immersaview Nvidia NVKeystone but it’s been discontinued since june 2 2009 🙁 VPT 5.1 video projection tool is free and very capable, but I haven’t been able to take a vga / dvi / hdmi output as a live input […]

MafiaaFire Redirector – redirects US government censored domains

It can be a pain to remember alternative domains when the main domain is moved or illegally seized.Rather than mess around in your hosts file or keep a list of alternative domains and copy/paste this add-on automatically redirects you to the correct alternate site. via MafiaaFire Redirector :: Add-ons for Firefox.

Oxygen system concerns prompt F-22 stand-down

The US Air Force has stopped flying all Lockheed Martin F-22s for an indefinite period over concerns about a possible glitch in the onboard oxygen generation system.The stand-down order issued on 3 May by Air Combat Command ACC chief Gen Will Fraser comes about six weeks after the F-22s were restricted to flying below 25,000ft […]

NL gov gets rid of more privacy – cites (yes really) kiddies

Why would doctors need to have client secrecy privelige? Exactly. Get rid of it. And we need to store camera images for longer.  Who needs privacy anyway?! Kabinet rekt privacywet op | Webwereld.

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