I was/am a huge fan of Squeezeplay and the Squeezebox product lines. If Nest could combine the flexibility of Squeezebox, the simplicity of Sonos or Apple, and the reasonable prices of Google, they would have an amazing hit.
As the creator of the blink tag, I am deeply hurt and offended by your comment. I require a public apology, counseling for everyone involved and restitution for pain and suffering. Didn't you know that everyone in tech, even the blink tag creator, reads Slashdot?
As the originator of the blink experiment I am happy to announce that after 19 years the time has finally come. We are officially stopping the blinking and will announce the result of the experiment after fully analyzing all the data. We thank all of you who have participated and especially those of you who have left comments and feedback. I don't want to spoil the final announcement, but early results point to a generally negative reception. (As well as several deaths)
I am happy to announce that the popup window and marquee tag experiment will continue indefinitely.:lou
If you invest smartly and with some aggression you can make 6% annual after tax return.
You must deal with inflation or else you have less money every year. ~3.5% annual inflation rate in the US.
Subtract 3.5% and you have 2.5% that you can spend a year.
With 5 million you can net $125,000 spendable income a year. Sure beats working, but you will not be in the 1%.
If you want to be conservative in your investments, you will earn a lot less.
The original Netscape fishcam http://www.fishcam.com/ has gone through several iterations of cameras. It started on a SGI indy with a camera that came with the computer. It then moved to a portable video camera that was fairly old at the time, but had an analog RCA output and was encoded by the SGI.
Now it runs on a Stardot NetCam SC5IR The Startdot camera is an embedded linux computer with a 5 MP video camera and high quality interchangeable lenses. The fact that it is a linux machine means you can do lots of creative things, like run a small web server, FTP, NFS, CIFS, scripts, etc.
The most important aspect about a camera in my mind is its reliability. I don't want to reset the thing ever if possible. The Stardot has been running for more than a year uninterrupted.
The big problem with Stardot cameras is the price. My SC5IR is over $1000 with all the accessories. A cheaper alternative is to set up a video server and use cheap security cameras with CGA resolution. You can get security cameras for $100 each and a cheap video card for ~$200.
from the series-of-popular-tubes dept.
Lord Byron Eee PC writes "Newsweek is carrying a navel-gazing piece on how wrong they were when in 1995 they published a story about how the Internet would fail. The original article states, 'Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure.' The article continues to say that online shopping will never happen, that airline tickets won't be purchased over the web, and that newspapers have nothing to fear. It's an interesting look back at a time when the Internet was still a novelty and not yet a necessity."
In the pre WWW era, Gopher ruled because there wasn't a better alternative. The big complaint was the lack of layout control and flexibility for expansion. Lynx came about as a fusion of the Gopher network protocol and a hypertext interface. Eventually Lynx adopted HTTP and HTML as additional methods and became an extremely popular Web browser. (More users than any of the individual Mosaic browsers.)
There was a strong demand for better layout and flexibility and regardless of what network administrators wanted, these features would have evolved.