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Hardware Hacking

Submission + - Morse Code can now be decoded from blinking patterns in REM sleep. (

IAmCoder writes: "I have been training myself to blink in Morse Code patterns and have started writing a new plugin for LSDBase that can decode the patterns in hope that I can transcribe live from within a dream one day. I also designed a headband with a motion detector that is sensitive enough to pick up the heartbeat and can thus easily detect rapid eye movements. And I wrote a program that plays audio tracks when it detects that I am dreaming. I can sometimes hear the songs in my dreams and act on that knowledge – by flying, for example. Here is a video of the first few characters that I can type just by blinking. Relevant XKCD in 3, 2, 1."

Submission + - Microsoft's open source "Barrelfish OS" (

Some nerd writes: "Researchers at Microsoft's research facility in Cambridge, England, and at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are designing a new OS that would allow programs to run much faster on multicore computers. The OS, called Barrelfish, is still very much in a research phase, but its creators released the code earlier this month under an open-source license."

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