The Linkielist

Linking ideas with the world

PHP speed tests

These pages have a few benchmark tests for PHP4 perfomance to do the same thing using different methods.: READ LOOP: foreach() vs. while(list()=each()) MODIFY LOOP: foreach() vs. while(list()=each()) For-loop test Using the &-ref-operator as so called “alias” $obj = new SomeClass() vs. $obj =& new SomeClass() using the =&-ref-operator double (“) vs. single (‘) quotes Read more about PHP speed tests[…]

Dutch courts respect computer privacy

To my surprise, Dutch higher courts dispute the right of music companies (in NL BREIN is the equivalent of RIAA) to obtain IP addresses from your ISP, hack your computer, scan your harddrive and then link it to an individual. BREIN comes out stinky in the court’s verdict as breaching privacy laws. Hurray for freedom!

X’Tal Vision

This offshoot of the University of Tokyo, Chrystal Vision, uses projectors and camera’s to good use in order to create some startling illusions. One is invisible / see through clothing, which uses a camera / projector setup to make it look as though the cape is transparent (I’ve seen many blogs referring to this as Read more about X’Tal Vision[…]

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Airlines for smokers – Smintair

Finally someone has decided to fly those fuckers who banned us from smoking in the face: Smintair (Smoking International Airways) is planning to open a route between Dusseldorf and Tokyo, for smokers only! Apparently they will have an above average air cleansing system and extra comforts. They hope to make the first flight on March Read more about Airlines for smokers – Smintair[…]

First Ornithopter flies

An ornithopter is an aircraft that flies by flapping its’ wings. Surprisingly this has never been done before, despite drawings of whacked out genius mr. da Vinci. After 30 years of trying Dr. James DeLaurier and his team managed a 14 second powered manned flight. What a sight that must have been.

KITT in a video clip

I’d heard rumours that David Hasslehoff made music and had some ego problems, but that left me unprepared for his latest foray into the realm of popular culture. wtf? Take your time and watch the whole thing. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3382491587979249836

Repliee Q2

Repliee Q2 is a real doll with sensors, microphones, camera’s, recognition software and facial expressions allowing it to talk quite convincingly. There are quicktime move links to show her speaking and interacting on the site.

North Korea Test Firings

The North has been having a field day, launching seven missles after a moratorium starting from 1998, when they fired a medium range missle over Japan. The ranges they fired aren’t reported, but apparently the long range missle failed.