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Submission + - Do Consumer Grade Motion Capture Suits Exist?

Ilsundal writes: I've always been interested in 3D animation, and presently the only way I know how to achieve this is with Poser and a mouse. I've scoured the web for information on motion capture suits, and it appears that although they are available, you typically get the typical "please contact us" spiel, which can only means it's way out of my budget. Does such a thing as consumer grade motion capture suits exist for amateurs and hobbyists?
Programming

Submission + - Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP

BlueVoodoo writes: "This tutorial shows you how to jumpstart your CakePHP application using scaffolding and Bake. You will also learn the ins and outs of using CakePHP's Access Control Lists (ACLs). You'll get a look at what scaffolding is and what it provides. Then you'll learn how to use Bake to generate the code for a scaffold, letting you tweak it as you go. Finally, you will learn about ACLs: what they are, how to create them, and how to use them in your application.

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Microsoft

Submission + - Vista: Simple trick bypass anti-piracy technology.

Mikel writes: "Descriptions on how to crack the anti-piracy technology of Vista have been surfacing all over the internet over the past weeks. Most of them requiring rather sophisticated techniques. It's all water under the bridge now: We found out that here is a rather simple trick, one you may not believe at first -at least we didn't. Soon, our main question was how Microsoft could have missed something so obvious. The whole news about this finding: http://www.pcwelt.de/news/software/66430/index.htm l"

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