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+ - AVR-based Chromatic Clock kit - Beautiful (albeit unreadable) time

Submitted by adammhaile
adammhaile writes: A few friends and I recently completed a clock that is meant to be more of an art/novelty piece as it tells time as color. The display consists of three RGB LEDs, one each for seconds, minutes and hours. As each value progresses through time, its LED slowly fades through the spectrum from red to violet, and everywhere in between. We are currently running a fundraising campaign on Tindie.

We've also built another clock that is already available and should please Slashdot fans as it shows the time as a 32-bit binary representation of Unix Epoch Time.

Comment: Re:Have You Been Approached by a Label? (Score 4, Informative) 122

Why not go directly to his website (when it's not slashdotted, of course), click on "Songs" at the top, and have a listen, for free, to his whole catalog (minus a few songs he wrote for other people). No need to pirate when he gives it away for free.

Comment: Re:The complexity comes from defining income (Score 1) 730

by Kredal (#36151836) Attached to: Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?

That's why we should get rid of income tax entirely, and move to a consumption tax. The forklift driver gets to take home ALL of his pay, doesn't have to shuffle it into stock options, and only pays taxes when he buys goods above the povertly level. Same thing with the CEO making $1MM. He only gets taxed when he spends that million dollars at the retail level, buying his new jet. If he invests it all, it isn't touched by the taxman until he pulls it out to spend.

Comment: Re:Help Us Grammar Nazi's; You're Our Only Hope. (Score 1) 1036

by Kredal (#32755160) Attached to: Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

First off, it's "Grammar Nazis". Sorry.

Second off, you missed the word "Pay" in the headline.

Who is adding something? Google.
What are they adding? Pay.
Why are they adding pay? To cover a tax.
What tax? A tax for being gay.

As long as you read all the words, you can break it down to make sense of it.

Comment: Re:Kindle Not Ready for Textbooks... (Score 1) 116

by Kredal (#27893967) Attached to: Princeton Boasts Its Kindle Project Is Noblest

Points 2 and 3 are valid, and yes, hilighting and navigating are slower than a paper book. Point one, however, you're way off base about. "Locations" in Kindle books are absolute, down to the word. It doesn't matter what text size you're looking at, location 500 will be the same on each device. So rather than Page 20, the Kindle-enabled teacher would say navigate to location 232... the students would hit menu, go to location, and type 232... just as fast, if not faster, than trying to flip to a new page in a textbook.

And the new DX is a native pdf reader, where each page is a separate item. If the book is in pdf format, the teacher can say "Go to page 20" and it will be meaningful. The screenshots on show page numbers at the bottom of the screen where it describes pdf reading.

Hope that helps.

(owner of a K2)

Comment: Re:It is a US conspiracy to eliminate Mexicans... (Score 1) 383

by Kredal (#27753613) Attached to: Twitter Considered Harmful To Swine-Flu Panic

True, but have any Europeans died from it? Forgetting for the moment that the GP was a troll, he might actually be on to something. Create a disease that anyone can catch and then show symptoms and spread, but only kills one particular population set. It would rapidly spread globally, infecting nearly everyone, but only wipe out one population...

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