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Comment: Re:OSM for practical navigation (Score 1) 39

by healyp (#49466115) Attached to: Getting Started Developing With OpenStreetMap Data
Part of the reason that Public Transit is so good on Google Maps is that Google developed, pushed and helped municipalities adopt the standards (GTFS) they came up with to represent transit data:

NYC MTA developer resources link:

Comment: Re:Recycle and bioplastics (Score 2) 98

by healyp (#49293549) Attached to: Some Biodegradable Plastics Don't Live Up To Their Claims
Second this, the only place to return CFLs for us is the Home Depot. The municipal transfer station doesn't accept hazardous waste, which they consider CFLs. They do a free county-wide recycling day ONCE A YEAR that you have to drive to in another town, but even still they don't accept CFLs.

+ - Chinese Appliances are Shipping with Malware-Distributing WiFi Chips->

Submitted by tomgnds
tomgnds writes: There has been a surprising lack of outrage in the USA about the NSA scandal. Part of this is probably because many Americans feel that lots of countries are spying on us. Here is an article based on a new story out of Russia that would seem to confirm those feelings; that though the NSA is spying, other countries, like China are doing it as well.
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+ - Intel ready to fabricate ARM chips->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: The Great alliance between the technology leader in chip manufacturing and the chief architect of most processors for mobile devices seems to be emerging. A first step has been found at the forum ARM developers.
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+ - Amazon Opens Up Storefront For Home Automation->

Submitted by kkleiner
kkleiner writes: If you've spent years envying high-tech cribs where automated lighting, locks, and electronics are standard but you didn't know how to get started, Amazon's got your back. The company recently set up a designated storefront for all things related to home automation. While many of the products aren't necessarily new, providing a one-stop shopping spot and a handy "getting started" guide shows that Amazon continues to go after dollars from the niche DIY techy types, just as it did with a 3D printing storefront released a few months ago.
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+ - FreeBSD, Ubuntu Offer Same NVIDIA OpenGL Support As Windows->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: There's some good news if you use NVIDIA graphics on (Ubuntu) Linux or FreeBSD with their binary graphics driver: the OpenGL performance is comparable to Windows 8. Unfortunately, that's not the same for Intel graphics and AMD doesn't even offer a Catalyst driver for FreeBSD. FreeBSD offers a binary Linux compatibility layer to run games at the same (or better) performance as Linux, but unfortunately it's capped to running Linux x86 binaries and NVIDIA is the only GPU vendor with proper BSD graphics driver support.
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