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Submission + - 50 years of James Bond (brisbanetimes.com.au)

tqft writes: "50 classic James Bond scenes
Do we have a count of the number of times Q gear saved Bond, James Bond ?
As I recall no computer was ever inappropriately used in a Bond movie, normally they were just shot or blown up as we are all tempted to do."

Submission + - Need a better font for coding i? Thanks Adobe (boingboing.net)

tqft writes: "From the sourceforge page
"Source Sans is a set of monospaced OpenType fonts that have been designed to work well coding environments. This family of fonts is a complementary design to the Source Sans family."
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcecodepro.adobe/

License
Open Font License 1.1 (OFL 1.1)

Hope to see it Debian (& other) repository's soon."

DRM

Submission + - Less DRM more explodey goodness (momentumbooks.com.au)

tqft writes: ""MOMENTUM BOOKS, Pan Macmillan Australia’s digital-only imprint, today announced that by early August all its titles would be released without DRM."

Ignore the JB fella, unless you like thinky explosions."

Math

Submission + - User Journal Quantum Random Numbers (anu.edu.au)

tqft writes: "What the world needs is more truly random sources of numbers. Here are some more:

" We do this by splitting a beam of light into two beams and then measuring the power in each beam. Because light is quantised, the light intensity in each beam fluctuates about the mean. Those fluctuations, due ultimately to the quantum vacuum, can be converted into a source of random numbers. Every number is randomly generated in real time and cannot be predicted beforehand. So if you need some really random numbers, use the link below!"

http://photonics.anu.edu.au/qoptics/Research/qrng.php

http://150.203.48.55/Matrix.php"

Submission + - Ultra-capacitors in use in airships (cryptogon.com)

tqft writes: "http://www.spacewar.com/reports/HALE_D_Demonstrated_During_Abbreviated_Flight_999.html
"The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin launched the first-of-its kind High Altitude Long Endurance-Demonstrator this morning, demonstrating a number of key technologies critical to development of unmanned airships."

http://cryptogon.com/?p=23937
"Now, pay close attention to what Joe Myers, Harrison County Sheriff, says in this video starting at 1 minute 37 seconds:

        You know it’s top secret through the military, but the batteries was a big thing.[sic] T"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdSeyR6H7zs&feature=player_embedded"

Submission + - The truth is out there? ha ha (nationalarchives.gov.uk) 1

tqft writes: ""One Ministry of Defence (MoD) note refers to a 1999 letter stating that a Royal Air Force plane returning from a mission in Europe during World War II was "approached by a metallic UFO". The unidentified author of the letter says his grandfather attended a wartime meeting between Mr Churchill and US General Dwight D Eisenhower during which the two expressed concern over the incident and "decided to keep it secret". " The highlights of the August 2010 releases http://filestore.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pdfs/aug-2010-highlights-guide.pdf [pdf warning]"

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