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Submission + - Dark Energy not necessary after all? (abc.net.au) 1

ttnuagmada writes: 'Dark energy', which researchers have spent years trying to fathom, isn't necessary to explain our universe after all, according to a new solution to Einstein's theory of general relativity. This challenges the notion that dark energy makes up 76% of our universe, as many cosmologists believe.

Submission + - REAL Software to launch REALbasic 2008 at Macworld (realsoftware.com)

Caron Ellis writes: "REAL Software, maker of REALbasic — a cross-platform development environment, will launch REALbasic 2008 Release 1 during Macworld.

The new version includes Introspection, which has been the No. 1 user requested feature for several years. Beta testers who have seen the new functionality are quite impressed.

REAL Software will be exhibiting at Macworld, Jan. 15-18 in San Francisco at Booth S-1338, and CEO Geoff Perlman is available for interviews both prior to and at the show.

To arrange an interview with Geoff Perlman contact:
Dana Mason, REAL Software Marketing Manager, pr@realsoftware.com
Caron Ellis, Lynott & Associates Senior Account Manager, caron@lynottpr.com

About REAL Software
REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325."


Submission + - IT Office Space 1

An anonymous reader writes: Here's the story. My company is building a new office. As the local "IT Guy," I've been asked to design my new office from the ground up. If you were given the opportunity to design your dream office, what features would you include? What things would you try to avoid? I get to determine absolutely everything. The catch? I have to share my office space with all the network equipment. Just 4 standard racks, and all your basic telephone and network wiring. Can anyone help me get started? I have no idea where to even begin.
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Journal Journal: This is a start atleast! 1

Hey... slashdot! I'm finally my own editor I guess. How cute, and at the same time empty! That's okay though. You the reader can't hate me if you don't exist! Yet! ;p

Comment Re:Broken cameras - digital cameras (Score 1) 183

I've been doing KAP for about 1.5 years using two different cameras, and I've never broken one. One of the main reasons is that I get a friend or two to help. The couple of times I've come close to damaging a camera happened in gusty wind when raising or lowering the rig, so that it was close to the ground. Having an assistant to either hold the kite or go grab the rig just as it gets within reach avoids problems like this. It also helps to make sure you use decent line that isn't likely to break on you!

Until recently people haven't tended to use digital cameras for KAP, partly because of price and partly because of shutter speed. Even with suspension rigs cameras do tend to bounce around a bit. I have seen a few recent articles with digital being used. The "cheap-ass" digital cameras are the one's least likely to be suited to KAP, unfortunately. I have a couple, and they both have fairly low resolution and require a lot of light.

As to flying height, the low lengths of stunt kites make for fairly boring shots, at least when you take a whole role of them. Higher shots are good, but at some point you have a hard time seeing the camera!

Some of my pics. More to come in about a week.

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