Sunday, March 31, 2013

MC2 Post 1556 Maker-Bots -- The Power to Change the Way Things Work




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 Note:  7 years ago, Lifehacker posted this article on 
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Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 Router


Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting history, but all you really need to know is that the special sauce lies in embedding Linux in your router. I found this project especially attractive because: 1) It's easy, and 2) it's totally free.


From:   http://lifehacker.com






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Turn Your $60 Router into a User-Friendly

Super-Router with Tomato


From:   http://lifehacker.com

 





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Kernel Log: Coming in 3.9 (part 1)

Filesystems and Storage


From:   http://www.h-online.com
 





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Apple's Moving the Earth for its iCloud Site 

in Reno, Nevada



From:   http://appleinsider.com

 




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Saturday, March 30, 2013

MC2 Post 1555 Huge Online Attack Exposes Internet's Vulnerability



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Not All Hackers Are Doing Bad Stuff --- BUT Some ARE !!!

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It was the largest online attack ever reported. Over the course of the past week, servers belonging to an international non-profit company called The Spamhaus Project, which fights email spammers, were inundated with up to 38 gigabytes of traffic each second. That's about 10 DVDs' worth of data. The company ground to a halt, and another firm that tried to come to Spamhaus's online aid was also drawn into the battle. News reports suggested the onslaught was so big that the internet itself slowed down during the worst of it. Such accounts may have been overblown, but in the aftermath it has become clear that the attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in just about anything – from software to the infrastructure of the internet itself – to devastating effect.



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Friday, March 29, 2013

MC2 Post 1554 Not All Hackers Are Doing Bad Stuff folks




Hacked Gadgets Easter Egg Hunt


Link:  http://hackedgadgets.com/


A  very Cool Site for Good Hackers of Stuff, and a chance to get cool stuff as prizes for ongoing Contests.

 

The Prize for Solving the Source of the 
Easter Egg Contest

A Bread Board Power Supply !!!


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

MC2 Post 1553 Researchers Create Hollow Fiber Optic Cable




From:   http://www.engadget.com



Fiber optic cables are usually made of glass or plastic but those materials actually slow down the transmission of light ever so slightly. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have created a hollow fiber optic cable filled with air that's 1000 times faster than current cables.






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New Research Shows Speed of Light is a Variable



From:   http://www.examiner.com


Two new studies that will be published in the European Physical Journal D according to a report at the Alpha Galileo website on March 25, 2013, demonstrate that the speed of light is a variable in real space.

Text book explanations of the speed of light assume that light travels in a vacuum but space is not a vacuum.





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NASA's 'Curiosity' Rover Finally Back Up and Running


From:   http://www.examiner.com


Last week, NASA's billion dollar Curiosity rover went into a state of hibernation thanks to a computer crash. The good news: the rover has a backup computer, which gives the mission team the time to fix the main computer. This event followed a similar event last month, which shut down the rover for weeks. 


Now, finally some good news from NASA: the rover is up and running again. Speaking on the fix, Jim Erickson of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), who also serves as Curiosity deputy project manager, said that “we are back to full science operations.”
 






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Plans for Growing Earth Plants on Mars Revealed



 

Link:  http://www.examiner.com/article/plans-for-growing-earth-plants-on-mars-revealed





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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MC2 Post 1552 Better Bio-Batteries from Itty-Bitty Bacteria





From:   http://www.businessinsider.com

New research into electricity-conducting bacteria could lead to environmentally friendly "bio-batteries" that could create energy, be used as factories for biological products, or clean out 
heavy metals from contaminated soils.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington, discovered how a special type of bacteria known as Shewanella oneidensis, conducts an electrical charge when it's around heavy metals.





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When Even the Experts Have A Tough Timing Explaining
Frame Rates
and So Much More...






Frame Rating Dissected: Full Details on Capture-based Graphics Performance Testing



From:   http://www.pcper.com

 

And Even 3 TB Hard Drives Prices 
are Coming DOWN !!!







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Ten More Awesome Projects for Your Raspberry Pi



Additional Sites Listed on This linked Page:

Additional Resources

Looking to get even more deeply involved in the Raspberry Pi community? Here are a few places

to look for more useful information.

    Raspberry Pi Project
    Raspberry Pi Forums
    Raspberry Pi Wiki
    Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Projects Page
    Element 14's Raspberry Pi Resource Page
    The Raspberry Pi Education Manual (PDF)
    The Pi Store (Here's how to get it built-in to Raspbian)
    The University of Cambridge Raspberry Pi Tutorials
    Unofficial Raspberry Pi Forums


These projects and resources are just the beginning. Remember, if there's a job that a mini computer can automate, or a task that you wish you could use a computer for but need one small enough to attach to something else or fit into a tiny space, the Raspberry Pi is probably a good option, and it's easy to configure and set up. Use the tools we've given you so far this week and you'll be ready to tackle almost anything.Additional Resources

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MC2 Post 1551 Should You Try the 'Leaked window's blue' Using VirtualBox???




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Of  All the Cool Things You CAN DO with 
Emulators and Virtualized SPACE...
This, is Pretty Much, the Dumbest.  Who Wants Or NEEDS 
a Very BETA and hence BUGGY Copy of the Next Window's ???

Seems Like a very-very Inside LEAK To ME!
And Not Phi Beta Kappa....

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Windows Blue aka Windows 9 Build 9364 Leaked Online
Posted by Vinay+ • March 24, 2013 • Microsoft • Add Comment

Windows 9 / Windows Blue, the next major upgrade of Windows that will replace the newly released
Windows 8 leaked on various file sharing sites. The Verge, posted some of the screenshots of leaked version carrying build number 9364, originally compiled on March 15th.

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From:   http://betanews.com




173 stinking stupid characters....Wise Up!  Wingman.




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Developer Break: Ruby, Kepler, eXo, Derby, Sirius, 
Karaf and Lazarus


From:   http://www.h-online.com
 




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    The Dart Editor has had a significant release. The developers have also brought back support for the "+" operator to concatenate strings. There's also a new analyser, new ways of handling preferences, and lower memory usage.



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    The free Pascal implementation Lazarus has been updated to version 1.0.8 with many bugfixes.


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Monday, March 25, 2013

MC2 Post 1550 TeamViewer For Android Updated with Native Touch Control




TeamViewer App for Android



From:   http://www.androidpolice.com









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Friday, March 22, 2013

MC2 Post 1549 Are Sapphire's Really Harder than Gorilla Glass


Your Next Smartphone Screen May Be 

Made of Sapphire



From:   http://www.technologyreview.com





Crystal clear: These unpolished, uncut boules of 
manufactured-sapphire crystal weigh 130 kilograms 
(left) and 100 kilograms (right).

 

Manufactured sapphire is incredibly strong and scratch resistant. Now falling costs and technology improvements could make it competitive with glass.

Manufactured sapphire—a material that’s used as transparent armor on military vehicles—could become cheap enough to replace the glass display covers on mobile phones. That could mean smartphone screens that don’t crack when you drop them and can’t be scratched with keys, or even by a concrete sidewalk.






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 Side Story from MIT Technology Review:

Startup Aims to Cut the Cost of Solar Cells in Half

A new process uses a high-energy ion accelerator to make thin silicon solar cells.
Link:  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/427198/startup-aims-to-cut-the-cost-of-solar-cells-in-half/

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JVC Builds The First 8K Projector: It Costs $260,000


The JVC projector reaches a resolution of 8K by using two 120 Hz images, one of them being slightly bent vertically.

The JVC DLA-VS5800 projector can give you the impression of a very big image without the huge resolution, but buyers will have to wait at least until 2016 to get more 8K content. The first 8K digital transmission tests are scheduled only in 2016.









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Canon’s New Baby DSLR may be World’s Smallest, but isn’t Short on Performance



We’ve been hoping Canon would release a follow-up to its EOS M soon, but instead of a new highly compact mirrorless camera, Canon gave us shrunk-down DSLR. The camera weighs 14.4 ounces, and it’s 25-percent smaller and 28-percent lighter than the outgoing Rebel T4i. While it’s still larger than a mirrorless model, the SL1 is essentially a traditional DSLR stuffed into a much smaller body, but with newly enhanced features.



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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MC2 Post 1548 Valve's Steam Box ---- The Plot Thickens for PC-based Game Consoles




From:  http://www.pcworld.com







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remembering  Sony's SmartWatch  
 



From:   http://www.pcmag.com



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Kick Off  Those Ruby Slippers 

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Ruby
 
Ruby is a relatively young language 

(since only the mid-90s


with many similarities to python and perl. 
 

However it has many characteristics which are all its own. Like those other two, more famous languages, ruby is suitable for programming simple scripts with very short development time, and also larger programs. It has quite a consistent approach which makes it easy to pick up, and can also use Qt libraries to build GUI programs, as we'll see. Its popularity has produced many frameworks and communities around the language, most notably the web framework "Ruby on Rails".
 

Getting and Running

 

That's pretty simple, you can download it for any Distro of Linux 
(a lot of Linux Distros include Ruby along with Python and Perl 
as a matter of Course). 

I just installed it on Oracle's VM DropBox on windows 7 desktop, 

running Fedora 18 LXDE.





 

From:   http://linux.activityworkshop.net 
 
 





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Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1m7xEzlhWA&feature=player_embedded


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MC2 Post 1547 The GOAL RUSH To Fill Google Readers Yanking by Google






What IS the Best Google Reader Replacement ???









News junkies were devastated last week when Google announced that it would eliminate Google Reader, which displays RSS feeds from websites in a simple list format.

After last week's announcement, media outlets rushed to fill the gap with sites and apps that could take the place of Google Reader. Many of the options display the news in sexy, slick magazine-style formats — a far cry from the utilitarian, text-heavy Google Reader.

They're Just Not The SAME Neat Line-Up of 'good-ole' Google Reader..
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From:   http://www.foxnews.com




TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/c5ob5ew

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More than half a billion Internet-connected devices

in U.S. homes


From:    http://www.latimes.com



Thanks to the increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones, the number of Internet-connected devices in U.S. homes has surpassed half a billion.

The number of connected devices per U.S. household with Internet access has grown to 5.7, up from 5.3 devices three months ago, according to a report released Monday by market research firm NPD Group. During that period, the “installed base” of tablets grew by nearly 18 million units, and smartphone users increased by nearly 9 million.

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. remained the top two smartphone brands that consumers own, and Apple dominates the tablet market with its iPad.







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Meet the Hassle-Solving USB Cable  at 20.00 bucks.

Link:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/245651/meet_the_hassle_solving_usb_cable.html

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Meet the Hassle-Solving USB Cable, Cheaper Edition  at $2.87  !!!

Link:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/246199/meet_the_hassle_solving_usb_cable_cheaper_edition.html

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