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+ - mUVe 1 Open Source Resin Based 3D Printer->

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An anonymous reader writes "The mUVe 1 Open Source 3D printer is getting ready for pre-sales. After a successful IndieGoGo campaign we are finally ready to start selling to the masses. SLA/Resin 3D printing has long been unattainable to the home 3D printing hobbyist. The price is almost always prohibitive of personal ownership. With the mUVe 1 that barrier has been broken completely. Get all the details at www.muve3d.net"
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Comment: Re:Computers can't be compared to cars (Score 0) 291

by Deideldorfer (#41754543) Attached to: The Greatest Battle of the Personal Computing Revolution Lies Ahead
Even cars are heading in this direction. My independent mechanic cannot do certain things with my newer car, such as make a key. I have to go to the dealership to have one made, and they charge about $300 to do so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immobilizer

Comment: Re:Replace, or augment? (Score 0) 636

by Deideldorfer (#40590347) Attached to: Preparing For Life After the PC

There are many other times I've tried to do something on my phone, but been unable to without using a PC. Here's a big one - development. You can code for Linux, on Linux. You can code for Windows, on Windows. I've even coded for freaking TI calculators, *on* the calculator. But you can't code for Android on an Android device, nor can you code for iPhone on an iPhone.

You can code for Android on Android. AIDE is the best example, and it's been out for a while. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aide.ui

Microsoft

+ - Microsoft deprecating some OOXML functionality ->

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christian.einfeldt writes "According to open standards advocate Russell Ossendryver, Microsoft will be deprecating certain functionality in its Microsoft Office Open XML specification. Ossendryver says the move is an attempt to quiet critics of the specification in the run up to the crucial February vote as to whether Microsoft OOXML will be included as a second standard for e-documents, along with the existing ODF ISO standard. ECMA, the Microsoft-led industry standards group formally offering OOXML to ISO, confirms in a 21 December 2007 announcement that issues related to the "leap year bug", VML, compatibility settings such as "AutoSpaceLikeWord95" and others will be "extracted from the main specification and relocated to an independent annex in DIS 29500 for deprecated functionality." Ossendryver is not convinced that deprecation will work, calling the deprecation proposal a 'smoke screen' and a 'bomb disguised as a standard' because 'every application will need to support the deprecated features in order to read files with the deprecated features.' Ossendryver also points out that legacy formatted Microsoft Office documents will still remain non-standard under the new proposal for deprecation."
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Software

+ - Vista more secure than MacOS 10.4

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Macworld has an article up about security in MacOS 10.4, in which they post an email interview with Dino Dai Zovi, the New York-based security researcher who took home $10,000 in the highly-publicized MacBook Pro hijack on April 20. From the interview:

From your research on both platforms, is there a winner between Mac OS X 10.4 and Vista on security? I have found the code quality, at least in terms of security, to be much better overall in Vista than MacOS 10.4. It is obvious from observing affected components in security patches that Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) has resulted in fewer vulnerabilities in newly-written code. I hope that more software vendors follow their lead in developing proactive software security development methodologies.

I recommend that Mac users make their primary user a non-admin account, use a separate keychain for important passwords, and store sensitive documents in a separate encrypted disk image. I think these are fairly straightforward steps that many users can take to better protect their sensitive information on their computer."
Upgrades

+ - DARPA Working on Spidey Sense for Soldiers

Submitted by anti-human 1
anti-human 1 (911677) writes "Via Wired:
A new optics system being developed brings a novel approach to threat detection.

The most far-reaching component of the binocs has nothing to do with the optics: it's Darpa's aspirations to integrate EEG electrodes that monitor the wearer's neural signals, cueing soldiers to recognize targets faster than the unaided brain could on its own. The idea is that EEG can spot "neural signatures" for target detection before the conscious mind becomes aware of a potential threat or target.[...] In other words, like Spiderman's "spider sense," a soldier could be alerted to danger that his or her brain had sensed, but not yet had time to process.
Seems even DARPA is trying to ride the hype wave these days, I guess."
Spam

+ - Hotmail hard filters with no warning

Submitted by kurmudgeon
kurmudgeon (1081557) writes "The Register is reporting that Hotmail blocks emails from entire domains with no warning to either sender or intended recipient and there is apparently little either party can do to fix it. Exasperated server admins report getting the run-around from Hotmail support people, who have confirmed a filtering technology called SmartScreen hard filters the domains, but they refuse to say why, saying the disclosure would allow spammers to circumvent the measure. Is this another sign that the net's email infrastructure is crumbling under the crushing weight of spam?"
Toys

+ - Brain Powered Toys

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phyrebyrd
phyrebyrd writes "Next generation games could use biofeedback to enhance the playability of upcoming games. Technology currently being developed by NeuroSky and other startups is at the heart of this exciting new possibility.

From the article:

"Adding biofeedback to "Tiger Woods PGA Tour," for instance, could mean that only those players who muster Zen-like concentration could nail a put. In the popular first-person shooter "Grand Theft Auto," players who become nervous or frightened would have worse aim than those who remain relaxed and focused.""

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