There's also www.opencyclemap.org. Yes, open mapping is cool, no, this is not news.
OpenCycleMap tiles are used as part of this app; the news isn't maps for cyclists, it's a satnav app for cyclists that's interesting.
"CycleStreets has been made possible by the brilliant OpenStreetMap project, dubbed the 'Wikipedia of Maps'. Cyclists and others all around the UK collect and update street data that enables us then to create routing that thinks like a cyclist. Unlike traditional SatNav data, OpenStreetMap data is controlled by its user community. Anyone can get involved in OpenStreetMap, and over 300,000 people around the world are already doing so."
So if you want to help improve the application, and contribute to plenty of other worthy projects, you could think about checking out The Map in your area and seeing if there's anything you could contribute.
I have been writing professionally about consumer electronics — high end hi-fi in particular — since the early 1980s, although I had a ten-year break when mainstream magazine publishers decided that the profits on their titles were far more of a concern than the enjoyment and satisfaction of their readers.
Or - "I was unemployed in the field for 10 years because nobody wanted to buy my stuff". Nice work expert.
The court of public opinion has decided that oil = bad.
More like BP = bad. I think oil is still thought of as pretty cool. How many of these BP NIMBYs drive to their local spill protest?
The company, a subsidiary of AOL, plans to announce Friday morning that it is launching a site in the U.K. based on a project called OpenStreetMap, which is dedicated to user-created mapping. The OpenStreetMap project has caught on most quickly in Europe, which is why MapQuest is starting there, but AOL also will devote $1 million to support the growth of open-source mapping in the U.S. The site has a U.K. address — http://open.mapquest.co.uk/ — but users can navigate to user-created maps from any country.
The parent was taking [sic] about the replacement controller chips they sell.
When the parent actually said:
So, I purchased an adapter [retrousb.com] that allows me to plug my classic NES controller into the USB port on my PC.
I'm pretty sure the original link I posted was to an adapter that would allow you to use a NES controller on a USB port without breaking anything.
Unlike the device mentioned by the parent you don't need to trash the controller to use the Retro Adapter. It remains untouched and will still work on the original console/computer.
How does this trash anything?
"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann