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IDEs With VIM Text Editing Capability? 193

Posted by timothy
from the one-keybinding-to-rule-them-all dept.
An anonymous reader writes "I am currently looking to move from text editing with vim to a full fledged IDE with gdb integration, integrated command line, etc. Extending VIM with these capabilities is a mortal sin, so I am looking for a linux based GUI IDE. I do not want to give up the efficient text editing capabilities of VIM though. How do I have my cake and eat it too?"

Hand Written Clock 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the up-to-the-minute dept.
a3buster writes "This clock does not actually have a man inside, but a flatscreen that plays a 24-hour loop of this video by the artist watching his own clock somewhere and painstakingly erasing and re-writing each minute. This video was taken at Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2009."

Comment: Re:Why add yeast? (Score 1) 920

by nCnt++ (#30403854) Attached to: The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...
I'm not sure the point of adding yeast. Without kneading and rising, the yeast is not going to do much of anything in that short of a time.

That was my first thought too.

Ryan, not to argue with your success, but the next time you tinker with the recipe consider using some beer instead of water. You'll get more of what the yeast wants to do right out of a bottle.

Comment: That is the end game of cheap, clean energy? (Score 1) 756

by nCnt++ (#29024937) Attached to: Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over
For any company that I can think of I can drop all of their expenditures into three buckets: labor to produce a product, 2) material to build the product and 3) energy for the production. Given bucket 1 comes from the populous and 2 comes from Earth's resources what happens when energy is so cheap that it is no longer a limiting factor to production?

Comment: Re:Take back the seconds (Score 1) 383

by nCnt++ (#28889399) Attached to: David Pogue Wants to Take Back the Beep
Regardless of cost it's still incredibly obnoxious having to listen to that crap. Particularly when someone either already has a long message or has gone out of his way to make a short one...

Then you would have hated my message around the time "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" was in its prime.

"Hi, this is Brian. Leave your name and number after the beep. If you would like me to return you call answer this question: What body of water has the longest shore line in the continental US?"

I rotated the question weekly and received many 8 second voice mails consisting of someone thinking out loud, hanging up in frustration and never leaving their intended message.

Comment: Re:Road signs (Score 1) 519

by nCnt++ (#28641297) Attached to: Is Sat-Nav Destroying Local Knowledge?
Remember that scene in Red October? "Give me a stopwatch and a map, and I'll fly the Alps in a plane with no windows". That was way cool. I've spent many a trip figuring when (as in elapsed time, not distance) the next turn will come based on my speed, the mile marks and exit numbers on the map. I can usually get it within 15 seconds.
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Night owls have more staying power

Submitted by morrison
morrison (40043) writes "In a recent study (English translation here) by scientists at the University of Liège in Belgium, they found that those who stay up late tend to be quicker and more alert after the same amount of time than those that go to sleep early. The TG Daily coverage recapitulates that "despite having been awake for the same length of time, the early birds felt sleepier, and scans revealed that the parts of their brains linked to attention were less active."

Continues to show that the early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth." -- Milton