In a previous entry, I stated that the Pi didn't have "real world" interfacing. It looks like that has changed considerably. And the Pi now has competition. I just bought a BeagleBone Black. It's a small single-board computer similar to the Pi, but with what many consider to be improvements. One is on-board storage. It has 512M of DDR RAM, and 2G of flash memory. It also has a microSD slot. There are linux, android, and other OS's developed specifically for it. My previous entry comm
...And dancing hamsters.
It was a 5 minute phone call for me, when I wanted my Visa to send me a new card without RFID. They sent me the card, and added a flag on my account to not automatically "upgrade" me to RFID ever again
It took me less than one minute with a center punch and a hammer, and none of my RFID cards give away my information. Ever.
My deam of custom 45s in a classic home jukebox inches closer and closer.
Mine too - Kimber, S&W, Norinco, Colt Custom Shop... Oh, sorry, wrong 45's...
People seem to feel that they have to have some kind of lasting impact on the world of their lives to matter.
And this sums up the philosophy behind twitter users completely...
Shame it's not tied into Politicians' pay,
Actually, their pay (Congress/Senate) is supposed to be withheld until the sequestration ends.
If this is the end of the civilized world, as some are fearmongering it, why was Obama out on a golf vacation instead of working on the budget? Does this show how seriously he takes it? Sequestration was his idea after all.
mu-Metal works better than iron. It has 80-100 times better shielding capability. It's also lighter (kinda a big thing for space use...)
RSA in perl (and dc)
#!/bin/perl -sp0777iX+d*lMLa^*lN%0]dsXx++lMlN/dsM0j]dsj $/=unpack('H*',$_);$_=`echo 16dio\U$k"SK$/SM$n\EsN0p[lN*1 lK[d2%Sa2/d0$^Ixp"|dc`;s/\W//g;$_=pack('H*',/((..)*)$/)
...if these printers were somewhere they could reasonably replace a fax machine. But then, even fax machines are abused/spammed.
And it doesn't have to be deliberate. I supplied the department with a year's worth of scrap paper when I tried to print a postscript file to a laser printer. Something in the Windows-to-Appletalk software got munged and the text of the file got printed instead of the document.
“This is a terrible loss for all B5 fans, and everyone involved with the show wishes to convey their condolences to the O'Hare family,” series creator J. Michael Straczynski wrote on his Facebook page. “He was an amazing man.”
O'Hare left the show after the first season (Straczynski at the time called it a "mutual, amicable and friendly separation," with the star being ostensibly replaced by Bruce Boxleitner), but the actor came back for an episode in season two and back-to-back installments in season three to wrap up his character's storyline.
More at The Hollywood Reporter and Huffington Post.
I guess this will spark another "Kirk vs. Picard"-style squabble."
Link to Original Source
Too often the forensic office is friends with and/or pressured by the police or DA to get results.
More likely they are willing to do whatever they can to "fight crime". As an example, I give you the case of Joyce Gilcrist. From the Wilipedia entry
"Joyce Gilchrist is a former forensic chemist who had participated in over 3,000 criminal cases in 21 years while working for the Oklahoma City police department, and who was accused of falsifying evidence. Her evidence led in part to 23 people being sentenced to death, 11 of whom have been executed."
We'll never know how many of those 3000 were actually innocent, while the guilty walked free. She should have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder through depraved indifference, but that's just my opinion.
Apple CEO Tim Cook might be pleased with the verdict in his company's recent patent legislation against Samsung, but Samsung customers are definitely not, according to the market watchers at mobile phone trade-in firm Gazelle. "Consumers seem to be jumping ship," Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's "chief gadget officer," told MarketWatch. "We expect this trend to continue, especially with this latest verdict." Scarsella says his company, which buys used mobile phones from consumers, has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of customers looking to unload Samsung kit since Monday alone. The sudden upsurge in supply has led Gazelle to drop the prices it pays for Samsung mobiles by 10 per cent.
So which is it? Buying or dumping?