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Comment: Re:Very relevent for small target embedded stuff. (Score 2) 641

by andyn (#48553821) Attached to: How Relevant is C in 2014?

Depends mostly on compiler and toolchain availability on those platforms. You still have Python-capable processors for embedded systems if you can't afford to learn C.

FWIW, I've been struggling with LPC4300 series processors. The open source toolchain is just so bad that your CPU hard faults on first attempted function call (most likely due to incorrect memory maps).


Google Releases Street View Images From Fukushima Ghost Town 63

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-fallout-map dept.
mdsolar writes in with news that Goolge has released Street View pictures from inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima disaster. "Google Inc. (GOOG) today released images taken by its Street View service from the town of Namie, Japan, inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Google, operator of the world's biggest Web search engine, entered Namie this month at the invitation of the town's mayor, Tamotsu Baba, and produced the 360-degree imagery for the Google Maps and Google Earth services, it said in an e-mailed statement. All of Namie's 21,000 residents were forced to flee after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the town, causing the world's worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl. Baba asked Mountain View, California-based Google to map the town to create a permanent record of its state two years after the evacuation, he said in a Google blog post."

Gartner Says 3D Printers Will Cost Less Than $2,000 By 2016 170

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-you-one dept.
colinneagle writes "Widespread adoption of 3D printing technology may not be that far away, according to a Gartner report predicting that enterprise-class 3D printers will be available for less than $2,000 by 2016. 3D printers are already in use among many businesses, from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals to consumers goods, and have generated a diverse set of use cases. As a result, the capabilities of the technology have evolved to meet customer needs, and will continue to develop to target those in additional markets, Gartner says."

Comment: Re:Dashcams (Score 1) 253

by andyn (#42431929) Attached to: Moscow Plane Crash Caught On Passerby's Dash Cam

there are a lot of Russian tourists this time of year. Most of them do drive responsibly. And I urge you to do so here abroad (we have a pretty decent police who can write accurate reports if there is an accident and are not for sale) as well as home.

They drive responsibly abroad because breaking the law will get their visa revoked.

Comment: Re:Contacting Server... (Score 1) 238

by andyn (#42339703) Attached to: How Experienced And Novice Programmers See Code

Now that you mentioned it, I just noticed that Chrome gave an error message I hadn't noticed before:
Other users are also experiencing difficulties connecting to this site, so you may have to wait a few minutes.

The real news, however, might be that someone on Slashdot uses a browser that actively spies its users' browsing habits.

Comment: Re:The one true way to allocate white space (Score 2) 25

by andyn (#41220189) Attached to: EU Calls for Unified Approach to Allocating "White Space" Spectrum

4 space indents, no tabstops

4 is wasteful, only two is needed an gives a nice alignment with the above code.

That's why you both ought to be using tabstops after all. It lets everyone use the indentation level they are most comfortable with.

If you worry about crossing the magical 80 character column width limit, don't. Those folks who care about it are the same who use 2 space indentation anyway.

+ - Stanford researchers discover the 'anternet'->

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stoilis writes: "A collaboration between Deborah Gordon, a Stanford ant biologist, and Balaji Prabhakar, a computer scientist, has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants, as they forage for food, mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

The work is published in the Aug. 23 issue of PLoS Computational Biology."

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