dkd903 writes: Few scientists and students at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge Massachusetts have a come up with an unique and cheap solution that offers industry grade eye-testing solution and tools at a price of just US $2.
"The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry — Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies — to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out."
Have any Slashdotters seen any issues anywhere in the world as yet? We've already seen some good IPv6 addresses today from the participants. What other good v6 address combinations can Slashdot think of?
www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c:: cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5
Is this really a new product? On the 7'th of July i saw it in a local computer store here in the Czech republic.
And i even took a leaflet about it with me home.
If it's new, it's quite impressing that things get launched here before the rest of the world...
from the because-they-can dept.
cstrep writes "Eight years ago, Opera introduced Mouse Gestures as a way to speed up your interaction with the browser, and focus on what's important: Content. In 2005, Voice Navigation was introduced, and more recently we've worked with Nintendo to create a browser that takes full advantage of the 'Wiimote' and later, the touchscreen in the DSi.
Today Opera introduces Face Gestures, a revolutionary technology designed to make interacting with Opera easier on computers with cameras. Face Gestures lets you perform frequent browsing operations with natural and easy to make face gestures. By using an internal technology dubbed 'Face Observation Opera Language,' we are able to recognize pre-determined facial expressions and match them to commands on the Opera browser."
chrisarn writes: "A new social network site called me2everyone is trying to attract a large user base by giving away stocks in the company.
The site doesn't even have any functions yet, only a program giving away free shares in the company.
But they have a new twist to viral marketing. They offer members 250 shares in the company just for joining and another 500 shares per member you get to sign up. And the membership is free. At a face value of 0.001 GBP per share that is 0.25 GBP for joining and 0.50 GBP per member you get to sign up.
Sure thats not worth the effort, but their ambition is to get en active user base in the millions of users by 2012 and their own estimate is that the shares would be worth 0.58 GBP by then. That translates to 145 GBP for signing up and 290 GBP per user who signed up.
This is the first time i have noticed anything like this. And the big questions is, is this a huge scam or a smart way of gathering a lot of users from day 0?
A bit more information about them can be found in this blog entry and over here at profilesblog"
rudeboy1 writes: "Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica, and long time opponent of file sharing admitted to 'pirating' his own album, Death Magnetic last year. "I sat there myself and downloaded 'Death Magnetic' from the Internet just to try it," he said. "I was like, 'Wow, this is how it works.' I figured if there is anybody that has a right to download 'Death Magnetic' for free, it's me."
Is it too much to hope for that the RIAA catches wind of this and serves him with a lawsuit?"
One of the big things that is hard to settle is the credit risk.
A phone operator bills the customer and there is a non zero risk that the customer won't be able to pay his bill.
This is one of the issues with paying with your phone.