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Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport 325

Thanks to Jeff Buske you don't have to be embarrassed while going through the full body scanners at the airport. Buske has invented radiation shielding underwear for the shy traveler. From the article: "Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings. Buske of Las Vegas, Nev.-Rocky Flats Gear says the underwear's inserts are thin and conform to the body's contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten and other metals do not set off metal detectors."
The Almighty Buck

Boy Finds £2.5M Gold Locket With Metal Detector 169

Instead of bottle caps and ridicule from his peers, 3-year-old James Hyatt found a locket worth millions with his metal detector. James and his dad found the gold locket last May in Essex. Since then the 500-year-old treasure has been appraised at around £2.5million. From the article: "James’s father Jason, 34, said: ‘My son is one of the luckiest people ever. If we go to the doctors he’ll put his hand down the side of the sofa and pull out a tenner.’"

Comment You acknowledge that Software is not designed... (Score 2, Funny) 324

You acknowledge that Software is not designed, licensed or intended for use in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility.

I really like that part of the Java EULA.

Even if the infected computer did directly cause the crash of the plane, Microsoft should put something similar in their EULA. Having this kind of disclaimer will remind people that they probably shouldn't use Windows in a system that may have lives depending on it. Its about using the right tool for the right job.

Comment Chef's Pantry (Score 1) 70

I take the pantry approach, and always keep commonly used components in stock. When place orders online I do a quick glance over what I have in my little plastic boxes and restock on things that I'm be running low on. My problem isn't inventory management. Its finding a good local source for various components in Atlanta. Fry's is limited and some of the mom & pop stores are hit or miss.

Though it would be cool to put some QRcode stickers all over the place and create an inventory management app for android that updates a database sitting on the LAN or something.

Comment Extract Translate Load (Score 1) 103

ETL stands for Extract Translate Load. Basically you want to extract data out of your very normalized application database. Translate it into something that makes a little more sense for historical reporting and trending. Then load it into your data warehouse.

Adobe (Temporarily?) Kills 64-Bit Flash For Linux 272

An anonymous reader writes "It seems that with the release of the 10.1 security patches, Adobe has, at least temporarily, killed 64-bit Flash for Linux. The statement says: 'The Flash Player 10.1 64-bit Linux beta is closed. We remain committed to delivering 64-bit support in a future release of Flash Player. No further information is available at this time. Please feel free to continue your discussions on the Flash Player 10.1 desktop forums.' The 64-bit forum has been set to read-only."

Comment This is healthy (Score 1) 315

To me Android has the right mix of hegemony and diversity. Hardware manufactures and carriers are free to have their own custom versions of an OS without having to make it completely incompatible with all the other software out there. Come on people this is what open source is all about. Yes its a little harder on the developer but so what. If you don't like it, go buy a mac to run the iPhone SDK. Pay the registration fee for the App Store and submit to Apple.

Comment Keep it cool (Score 1) 609

Keep your drives as cool as possible. I think there was even a story posted on here a while ago about cool drives are less likely to fail.

I have a RAID 5 made of 4 2 TB drives. I was able to find a case that didn't stack the drives too close together. The case also has mounts for additional fans at the front. The airflow is great and it isn't loud. The house at 72F/22C, and the drives report that they are running at 82F/28C. Also, you will want some way to monitor your drives.

Comment Re:Here's how to make Java again (Score 3, Funny) 667

To get buy in from the geezers, you should get in the habit of formatting your code. It makes things easier to read, and it just looks more professional. CamelCase also is helpful in improving readability, and to enforce proper code formatting you should make formatting part of the syntax.

Doesn't this look so much nicer? I almost forgot. You will need a declaration.

<?saufml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
        <Method name="Run">
                                <If_Block>walkFaster </If_Block>
        <Method name="trot" />
        <Method name="gallop" />

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