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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2007, 09:47:56 PM »
Those car shoes are amazing.

Why haven't we actually invented those yet? Come on, mankind; time's a-wasting - we should be wearing car shoes!
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2007, 07:44:16 AM »
Wow!

That looks like it would make an awesome setting...

   
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2007, 01:12:23 PM »
I particularly like that 'Airship On the Long Course". I can see more than one campaign inserting that as a technological wonder of 'xxx empire'. After all, hydrogen blimps really aren't all that technologically advanced. Are they?

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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2007, 09:03:04 PM »
I'm not sure if this is in the right place... but it has me thoroughly confused:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%83%C2%B6dinger's_cat
check it out! Cat... Box? Zombie?
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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2007, 09:45:34 PM »
Heh. Schroedinger's Cat is a great lesson in quantum mechanics.
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2007, 12:44:10 PM »
   
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2007, 09:21:52 PM »
http://www.carlzimmer.com/articles/2005.php?subaction=showfull&id=1177184710&archive=&start_from=&ucat=8

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« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2007, 02:21:27 PM »

http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/04/the-land-walker-robot-hits-the-market/

They're heeeeeeeeerreeeee! Truthfully, this might be fun to try and engineer...Hrm...
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2007, 02:58:59 PM »
Now at least some scenes from the Star Wars are not too distant from our time... should we be overjoyed or afraid? :)
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« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2008, 05:25:50 PM »
Today was an unlimited trip to the world of geekiness for me. Hooray. :)


Firefox is a pretty neat browser, and it's got some pretty neat plugins/add-ons. One of them is Greasemonkey, which basically enables you to rewrite websites on the user end in whatever ways you desire. Go JavaScript!

It's quite easy to make such a script, I made one that enlarges the main posting field on the Add Submission page, and focuses on the submission title field... so one can write straight away, while the idea is hot.

The only downside noticed so far seems to be that loading the page takes longer. Other than that, it is an interesting toy to play with.

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I found Dive Into Accessibility, with many tips on how to make a website more readable even for those with very nonstandard ways of browsing. Since we want to simplify stuff, there is some inspiration here. (As a side note, some of the techniques described are noted to have a positive effect on Google.) I don't think we would need all of it - just a few things, and as a general inspiration.

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And I also happened on Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design. No, we are not all bad according to them. Some points:

 - don't include a link to the homepage on the homepage (or other circular links for that matter)
 - use headers
 - cannibalize Top Ten Guidelines for Homepage Usability - it's commercially oriented, and we've got some of that, but has some good poinst
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2008, 05:09:27 AM »
http://cybernetnews.com/2008/02/25/firefox-3-performance-gets-a-boost/

Some speed comparisons. Firefox nightly build, in front by a head. Look at that crappy IE score. Geesh.

   1.  Firefox 3 Nightly (PGO Optimized): 7263.8ms
   2. Firefox 3 Nightly (02/25/2008 build): 8219.4ms
   3. Opera 9.5.9807 Beta: 10824.0ms
   4. Firefox 3 Beta 3: 16080.6ms
   5. Safari 3.0.4 Beta: 18012.6ms
   6. Firefox 2.0.0.12: 29376.4ms
   7. Internet Explorer 7: 72375.0ms

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« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2008, 01:54:20 PM »
Ohhh, now that's something! Hope the FF3 will be out soon!

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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2008, 02:19:55 PM »
Somehow, I'm absurdly pleased that Opera has the number three score.
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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2008, 04:27:32 PM »
Observe "BigDog", the mostly creepily realistic and cool mobile robot you've seen since this morning:

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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2008, 07:28:40 PM »
Cool and scary. Real ground combat robots are going to be coming soon.
   
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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2008, 02:04:21 PM »
One thing wrong with that as a combat robot, in my opinion.  Lack of flamethrower...  Rather than catching yourself when some jerk kicks you, it'd be much better to just use aforementioned flamethrower, and crisp him first.  Also, it can be used to make snow and ice navigatable.  :D
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« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2008, 09:54:24 PM »
Need a quick and dirty research paper and don't want to worry about those darn cheating engines that might catch you.

Then get an original research paper in seconds from MIT!

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.


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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2008, 06:07:28 PM »
When is the last time you used google maps?  maps.google.com

You HAVE to check out the new "Street View" they have!

It is AWESOME!

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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2008, 04:23:41 AM »
Ever seen this one Strolen: http://www.google.com/codesearch ?
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« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2008, 05:08:30 PM »
IBM plans to kill the harddrive in ten years

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2008, 06:13:04 PM »
Anything is possible in Windows, especially when you are using a spread sheet.



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« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2008, 08:47:55 PM »
Wow, this is like Real BTL (Better Than Life) Chips! It's crazy "music" that can make you feel different ways. From relaxed to hallucinating... I'm skeptical, but i was wondering what you guys thought: http://i-doser.com/
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« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2008, 11:20:19 PM »
Haven't tried it yet, though it sounds scientifically possible.  I did find interesting one of the user comments:
"i'm a big cyrstal meth user and have been since i was 7. if you like crystal meth then you gotta try this. me and my buddy still do crystal meth but this is better."
So, it's apparently good in conjunction with methamphetamines.  Yay? :shock:

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« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2008, 05:35:52 PM »
Anything is possible in Windows, especially when you are using a spread sheet.

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http://graphjam.com/2008/04/05/funny-graphs-anythings-possible-with-windows/ 


You might have seen the parent of that one:

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« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2008, 11:42:41 PM »
Dooooomed! Doomed I tell you!

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