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Comment: Made by humans for humans. (Score 2) 67

<tt>I worked on this project. You should glance at who is involved before donning the tinfoil hats.<br><br>It's an education grant with several phd's who study various CS security subjects (fuzzing, dynamic, static analysis). Built by a bunch of nice nerds employed by the Morgridge Institute which is part of University of Wisconsin Madison.<br><br>QA/Testing is the black sheep of the coding universe, and trying to get those tools running can be a pain sometimes. Anything that makes it easier (Swamp, Travis, etc) makes our universe a better place.</tt>

Comment: Re:Eyewriter? (Score 2) 100

by zeroeth (#38084840) Attached to: Teenager Builds $300 Open Source Eye-Tracking System

The Eye Writer guys were at the Open Hardware Summit, their work allowed the graffiti artist Tempt to continue to create after he lost use of his arms and legs to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Their methods used webcams for eye tracking, while the articles method uses electrical signals from eye muscles

The more the merrier!

Comment: Or.. (Score 1) 407

by zeroeth (#35394986) Attached to: Canadian Songwriters Propose $10/mo Internet Fee

All the record labels could sell music on-line for a reasonable price?

For all of the technologies they have shut down, they certainly could have assimilated a few.

Still to this day, nothing beat places like (I think that was its name, circa 2001). Pick your songs, download at whatever quality/format you wanted, priced accordingly.

People will legitimately buy something if given a fair and reasonable option.

Comment: Re:Not relevant because of grooveshark (Score 1) 173

by zeroeth (#35131872) Attached to: Last.FM To Require Subscription For Mobiles and Home Devices

Grooveshark and have a large area of non overlap.

* provides a great social aspect to your favorite music, as well as to the band/song bio pages.
*'s tag/artist/genre stations are great for honing in on what you want to listen to.
* has great coverage of indie artists (Especially 8-bit chiptunes)
* lets artist songs to be aired in full during streaming, but only sampled for 30 second previews (if they want to sell them for instance)

Grooveshark and Pandora are great for things more mainstream. Soundcloud and are hands down the best, for the rest.

Comment: Maps and Routing (Score 1) 599

by zeroeth (#35100932) Attached to: 'Death By GPS' Increasing In America's Wilderness
It's been stated already, GPS is just where you are. Its road metadata and routing that gets you. I'd like to point out the wiki style road map system Open Street Maps Easy to upload your own tracks and create roads out of them. The OSM wiki has lots of information on apps that utilize the data, I even used it on an old Nokia Series60 phone. is how to use the data over the default maps on Garmin.

Comment: Valve's "Steam" game download service does this. (Score 1) 224

by zeroeth (#35058714) Attached to: Sony Wants To Put Your Game Saves In the Cloud
Valve does this with their Steam client for games like Half-life that support play on Mac and PC. It's quite useful. Ignoring the 'Cloud' buzzword, this and Firefox-Sync are very useful, especially for dual booting win/linux or mac/win machines.

Comment: Re:It not turnkey, it's a lifestyle choice (Score 1) 117

by zeroeth (#34967382) Attached to: Makerbot Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer Review

.. In between, my daughter has been printing doll house furniture.

I think this is one of its (and these online 3d printers that keep popping up) excel at, custom one-off small scale items. I know some grownups who are addicted to their doll house furniture. The would flip if you showed them Google sketchup's furniture shape library and said 'print out whatever you want'!

Comment: Re:Not so fast there son (Score 3, Informative) 107

by zeroeth (#34921922) Attached to: World's First Full HDR Video System Unveiled
Speaking of 3D rendering, most of them output HDR which would be awesome to see without being tone mapped!. (LuxRender has built-in Reinhard tone mapping) And since we are on the topic of HDR.. this is what it is NOT (Reinhard discusses the blown out tone mapping heavily prominent on flickr)

A good supervisor can step on your toes without messing up your shine.