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Comment We will be on the Videogame franchise bubble... (Score 1) 339

Where is the Halo movie? Gears of War? Uncharted? Zelda? Be sure that the Videogame theme based movies are going to be the next big thing. They have the potential to be more popular than any comic on earth... How many people really buy comics and read them right now? On the contrary, just look how millions of human beings waste hours of their lives in front of their consoles not just reading about an imaginary world, but playing in them... I assure you, when a movie studio gets out a Marvel Studio-like success out of a movie franchise... It will be bye bye to the comic theme based movie...

Comment Re:Close, but no Cigar... (Score 2) 317

Agreed... PowerShell is how a consistent command line interface should be done. Piping objects it's a joy instead of dealing with spacing and grep-everything...
You can even have them being human readable for all those object-scared-people out there. Or hey, lets implement the same thing in python or ruby. Lets begin from 0. If you want all to be a file, so lets be it but at least that the commands have options and structures consistent between them. I hate all those arcane command line options that are not consistent even between commands that are supposedly to do similar things. All just preserved in the name of history and old scripts... ("ps aux" and "ps -aux")


Jetman Attempts Intercontinental Flight 140

Last year we ran the story of Yves Rossy and his DIY jetwings. Yves spent $190,000 and countless hours building a set of jet-powered wings which he used to cross the English Channel. Rossy's next goal is to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, from Tangier in Morocco and Tarifa on the southwestern tip of Spain. From the article: "Using a four-cylinder jet pack and carbon fibre wings spanning over 8ft, he will jump out of a plane at 6,500 ft and cruise at 130 mph until he reaches the Spanish coast, when he will parachute to earth." Update 18:57 GMT: mytrip writes: "Yves Rossy took off from Tangiers but five minutes into an expected 15-minute flight he was obliged to ditch into the wind-swept waters."

Comment Re:Dvorak? (Score 1) 150

Well, when I was a wannabe Palm hacker, I always saw the need for an onscreen keyboard that didn't follow the QWERTY layout. (I always believed that there was a more speedy way to input things than drawing each letter one at a time) This layout is anything but optimized for one-finger-or-pen-point-swiped-input. So in my own search for perfection, I collided with the ATOMIK keyboard and relevant thesis from IBM research (1, 2, 3) Unfortunately, English is just my second language so anything optimized for English couldn't work out with enough success rate to be useful so I embarked on the journey to program out the algorithms on those thesis to develop my own Spanish arrangement of letters, to make my own atomic keyboard layout. After a while, I ended up with a very useful layout that, as the thesis states, ended up with common word endings available as gliphs from the pen. If any person in the world attempts to make a keyboard for swiping a finger or a pen, is a fool if doesn't try to optimize the layout and to throw out the qwerty once and for all. (PS, the program and the layout were lost on a HDD crash but probably I will recreate this thing again, just for the sake of it...)

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