Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
"Search Results for 'creativity'
Your search found 1 comics:
21 MAY 1992
' Do you have an idea for your story yet? No, I'm waiting for inspiration. You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic. Calvin plays in his sandbox. Hobbes asks if he has a story idea yet. Calvin says he's has to be in the right mood. Hobbes asks what mood that is. Calvin says ''last-minute panic''. '"
Monday, December 13, 2010
utp: This is an electronic version of the book UNIX Text Processing from Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly, published in 1987.
ps-in-groff: Miklos Somogyi's paper discusses advanced techniques to embed PostScript into groff documents.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Basic idea: strip the mechanics off of an old servo, and solder in two different resistors, so the circuit thinks the alignment is incorrect and supplies power to the circuit. Attach to a spare receiver port.
How To Build A Servo LED Driver: "One way to get into night flying is to fill a plane with LEDs. You can do that by connecting them directly to the motor battery, or to a dedicated second pack, but neither approach gives you any control. Here's how to reuse an old servo to drive your LEDs, with either on/off or variable brightness from the transmitter."
Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Kits for all projects on this website
are available from RSH Electronics
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Build a project
Learn how to solder and build one of our projects.
Find out how to identify components including
resistors, capacitors, diodes and LEDs.
Test them with our component tester project.
Read a circuit diagram
Follow our section on studying electronics
and learn the circuit symbols."
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Description: zOMG! This kit has it all. It now includes the new Arduino Uno, the fabled baseplate, and all the sensors you can shake a stick at. The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino is a box of goodies to get the very beginner started with programmable electronics. It includes all the bits you need to build 12 basic circuits, no soldering required!"
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
"To do this you need to: (1) set up the required entries on your LDAP directory; (2) configure your Oracle (e.g. sqlplus) clients to use LDAP."
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
"# range A 3 - F#6, sounding C1-A3
# 1 octave below the baritone saxophone
# 3 automatic octave keys
# additional altissimo register valve to written D 7, sounding F 4
# impressive overall height (177 cm = 70 inches) for more visual presence"
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
NAS - The National Association of Scholars :: Articles and Archives Read These Instead: Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches Peter Wood and Ashley Thorne
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 04, 2010
- spare glasses in holder attached to bedpost
- flashlight, batteries, hand-crank radio/charger
- spare keys. also store spare keys at work
- clothing, in pillowcase under bed. shoes holding socks, underwear, bandana; jeans (pockets stuffed with useful items), warm shirt, sweatshirt, hat, and sturdy leather gloves. bottles of water, hanky, tissues, whistle, mints, cash, meds.
- fire prevention kit: fire extinguisher, natural gas wrench (at valve).
- emergency tool kit in drawstring bag: phone with jack, walkie talkies, batteries, radio, swiss army knife, pliers, hammer, extra flashlights.
- 72-hour kit (www.Ready.gov). ready-to-eat food, bottled water, first aid kit, toilet paper, pet food and other items, in locking plastic tub. store outside of house.
rescue kit: dust masks, goggles, knee pads, elbow pads, and hardhats with headlamps; tents and tarps; floodlights, generator, Coleman lanterns, and emergency stoves and heaters; bandages and soup; duct tape, plastic sheeting, and spare lumber for covering shattered windows; down coats and sleeping bags; crow bars and car jacks and plenty more fire extinguishers.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
The package’s features are :
- create and manipulate JSON objects
- add attributes and array to a JSON object
- convert from JSON to string
- convert from String to JSON structure
- debugging function
- customizable output (web or custom)"
Sunday, August 22, 2010
* Include one or more websites, or specific webpages
* Host the search box and results on your own website
* Customize the look and feel of the results to match your site"
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Essentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.
1. The network is reliable
2. Latency is zero
3. Bandwidth is infinite
4. The network is secure
5. Topology doesn't change
6. There is one administrator
7. Transport cost is zero
8. The network is homogeneous
For more details, read the article by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz"
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Ksplice � Learning by doing: Writing your own traceroute in 8 easy steps - System administration and software blog
P4Spam is a Perforce change review daemon which spits out sexy HTML-styled notification emails.
P4Spam was inspired by CVSspam, a great tool for use with CVS or Subversion."
Monday, August 02, 2010
- Firefox DownThemAll.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
"About the Pose Tool
ThePose Tool is a free, easy to use, interactive search tool that helps you find just the right pose. Without buying anything, you can use it for pose ideas, instructing models, planning compositions, practice, and inspiration. When you are ready to create finished works of art (our ultimate goal for this website), you can download the complete 24 views at full resolution starting at just $4 each."
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This article shows you how to leverage Python and the Quartz 2D API to quickly and easily create new solutions and opportunities by guiding you through three exercises. In addition, we'll explore some spots in Mac OS X where you can apply this Python and Quartz 2D knowledge."
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
- Plug and Play for FPV
- On Screen Display
- Autopilot with Failsafe
- Artificial Horizon
- Fly-by-wire mode (requires IR sensors)
- Level flight stabilization (requiresIR sensors)
- Heading hold (requires IR sensors)
- Position hold (requires IR sensors)
- 15 waypoints, 3D waypoint sequencer (USA and Canada only)
* Written in Python, easy_install the package to install as an egg.
* Supports multithreaded operations for large volumes. Put, get, or delete many items concurrently, using a fixed-size pool of threads.
* Built on workerpool for multithreading and boto for access to the Amazon S3 API.
* Unix-friendly input and output. Pipe things in, out, and all around."
* Simple Storage Service (S3)
* Simple Queue Service (SQS)
* Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
o Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
* Mechanical Turk
* SimpleDB (SDB) - See SimpleDbPage for details
* Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
* Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)"
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"From a practical point of view, it will be as if we are simply adding one person to the organizational hierarchy, except that one person will just happen to be a billion-dollar company that could buy and sell each and every one of you like you were office furniture."
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
"Teller and I have been brutal to Christians, and their response shows that they’re good fucking Americans who believe in freedom of speech. We attack them all the time, and we still get letters that say, “We appreciate your passion. Sincerely yours, in Christ.” Christians come to our show at the Rio and give us Bibles all the time. They’re incredibly kind to us. Sure, there are a couple of them who live in garages, give themselves titles and send out death threats to me and Bill Maher and Trey Parker. But the vast majority are polite, open-minded people, and I respect them for that."
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wing Area: 570 sq''
AUW weight: 17.6 oz.
Wing loading: 4.45 oz/sq. ft.
Servos: 2 – 9 Gram TowerPro
Transmitter: Spektrum 12X
Receiver: Spektrum AR6100
Battery: Thunder Power 1350mAh 3s LiPoly
Motor: E-flite Park 450 890 Kv
ESC: E-flite 25a Pro Brushless
Manufacturer: Flutter-By Models (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating microcontroller-based applications. At $4.30, the LaunchPad offers everything you need to get started with your projects."
Monday, June 21, 2010
In addition to being low cost, Fan Fold airplanes are fast to build and easy to repair. This build should take less than two hours, and sans electronics, cost under $5.00. Compare this to commercial kits, which start at $40.00 for a box of foam. Forty Dollars is not a bad price, very good in my book, but you can build eight wings for the same price."
Sunday, June 20, 2010
"This short test video shows how Logoaway and VirtualDub can be used to remove (effectively blur) the date time stamp from the lower right corner of a video. This video shows 15 seconds with the date time stamp and 15 seconds without.
is a free AVI video editor / converter.
is a free plugin for VirtualDub.
The logoaway.vdf file must be copied to the VirtualDub plugins folder.
The source file is a 720x480 MJPG AVI file from a #3 808 Car Keys Micro Camera. Re-scaling this video to 640x480 removes distortion.
VirtualDub is configured with 2 filters: Logoaway and Resize.
The Logoaway filter is configured for logo border position: 343x448, logo border size: 343x31, UGLARM, exponent power: maximum , border default sets: over video, visible border: unchecked.
The resize filter is configured for aspect ratio: disabled, absolute pixels: 640x480, filter mode: precise bicubic A=0.75."
Saturday, June 19, 2010
$ google blogger post --blog 'My blog' --tags 'python, googlecl, development' my_post.html
$ google calendar add 'Lunch with Jason tomorrow at noon'
$ google docs edit --title 'Shopping list' --editor vim
GoogleCL is a pure Python application that uses the Python gdata libraries to make Google Data API calls from the command line."
Is it windy where you fly? The SuperFly can handle winds that ground other aircraft with ease. You can turn up the throws for high alpha harriers and insane roll rates or simply throttle back and float gently around. The stall resistant, ultra stable, extremely predictable SuperFly does it all.
Assembly time is under 4 hours with flights that can last 15 minutes or more! Be sure to check out the photo gallery and movies sections!"
Friday, June 18, 2010
Upon inspection, you see that /usr/local/nginx/client_body_temp/ is owned by the user that corresponds to one of your Rails applications (the first one that tried to create it). You'll see the problem only when the second application actually tries to use the client_body_temp folder.
The problem may take a while to materialize because the client_body_temp folder is only used if the body is sufficiently large enough to require it. In my case I saw the error the first time I tried to submit an edit for a wiki article that was beyond a certain size.
The fix is clear: each nginx master process must have it's own client_body_temp folder. The directive required is client_body_temp_path and it's documented here."
R/C Desk Pilot is an R/C flight simulator in development that will allow you to fly without having to worry about the weather or your expensive model. And this for free!!!"
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Nut Ball is Here
The 20″ NutBall…..It’s what you get when you
combine a Pizza Box
Flyer with a Smart Dart,
Get the best of both worlds. It’s round, and it flies
like crazy; hence the name.
It can be set up for flying from mild to wild. It’s an
easy quick build, so any repairs are a breeze.
There’s no nose or tail to break of,f and the wing
can’t fold. As a trainer it can fly slower than slow,
super stable and no bad habits."
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man 'Academy' on YouTube - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
This upstart is Salman Khan, a 33-year-old who quit his job as a financial analyst to spend more time making homemade lecture videos in his home studio. His unusual teaching materials started as a way to tutor his faraway cousins, but his lectures have grown into an online phenomenon—and a kind of protest against what he sees as a flawed educational system.
'My single biggest goal is to try to deliver things the way I wish they were delivered to me,' he told me recently."
This module adds support for XMLRPC to the Tornado Framework.
I've moved this code out to it's own module to make it easier
for changes to web.py to be merged in from upstream."
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
"A perfect foamie or parkflyer receiver. Very small and very light!
The new range of OrangeRx receivers are built using original components and MCUs and with state of the art SMT automation to ensure a quality product each and every time.
All OrangeRx receivers are QC tested before leaving the factory.
The OrangeRx will work with ANY Spektrum DSM or DSM2 2.4Ghz transmitter"
Saturday, June 05, 2010
A. Buy a #3 camera and a micro SD flash card (class 4 or faster recommended). The video and sound quality is good. The reliability is good. You will be amazed when you see the first video that you take with this camera. See the #3 Q&A below for a list of sellers and other information."
Friday, June 04, 2010
Two 30' Scythe planes in each kit.
Can be cut to a micro plane or 24' or less."
Thursday, June 03, 2010
control aircraft. From small local fly-ins, to the biggest RC competitions. Our RC videos and RC DVDs are endorsed by the
world's top RC pilots like Mark Leseberg, Andrew Jesky, Jason Noll, Gernot Bruckmann, Seth Arnold, Ido Segev, RJ Gritter,
Bill Hempel, Chris Brislin and many more."
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
"(1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.
* * *
(3) When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large as possible–never less than five.
(4) Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible.
(5) Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.
(6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision.
(7) Advocate “caution.” Be “reasonable” and urge your fellow-conferees to be “reasonable” and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.
(8) Be worried about the propriety of any decision–raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might conflict with the policy of some higher echelon."
Monday, May 31, 2010
"The manual (single side of paper) eludes to downloading a driver. I couldn't find one. I think it means FMS.
FMS 7 Beta
Setup new model on DX6i
Model type ACRO (plane, not helicopter) as described at http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29125"
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Installing FMS "fmsdisk01.exe" & Set-up for FMS to Transmitter Remote - Beginner's Forum for RC Helicopters, Airplanes & Cars!
STEP ONE: Please Make Sure to set the Numbers & Check the boxes the way you see it here. Under 'Channel' column the numbers should read '4,2,1,3, 4,2,1,3,' TOP going DOWN and all the Boxes under the 'Inv' column should be Checked.
STEP TWO: Now click on the 'Calibrate' button. The 'Next' button will come up"
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
"One of the biggest downfalls of FMS is that the RC Models and Sceneries that are included with the sim are really crappy. Both in looks and in the way the models perform. But there are many people who have taken the time to make sceneries and models that are much better then the originals. You can search 'FMS Downloads' on google to find places to download the additional models for free.
But I went ahead and made it a little bit easier for you. I took all my favorite FMS Sceneries and Models and saved them in one file that is available for free download. Here is the link to download them."
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
To create, a person must
- Have knowledge but forget the knowledge;
- See unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder;
- Work hard but spend time doing nothing;
- Create many ideas yet most of them are useless;
- Look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different;
- Desire success but learn how to fail;
- Be persistent but not stubborn; and,
- Listen to experts but know how to disregard them.
A computer program is writing great, original works of classical music. Will human composers soon be obsolete? - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
It works by sending and receiving very simple small bits of JSON via UDP using an easy routing system based on Kademlia, a proven and popular Distributed Hash Table. Everything within TeleHash is routed based on a generic SHA hash, usually of something specific to an application or something common like a URL."
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
High Scalability - High Scalability - 7 Lessons Learned While Building Reddit to 270 Million Page Views a�Month
"There are seven lessons, each has their own summary section:
Lesson 1: Crash Often;
Lesson 2: Separation of Services;
Lesson 3: Open Schema;
Lesson 4: Keep it Stateless;
Lesson 5: Memcache;
Lesson 6: Store Redundant Data;
Lesson 7: Work Offline."
You need the different interface for JR and other Spektrum transmitters
The package include:
-CD with set up instructions, USB Calibration Utility, Freeware simulators"
For RC plane cam.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"This is a classic case of Ask Culture meets Guess Culture.
In some families, you grow up with the expectation that it's OK to ask for anything at all, but you gotta realize you might get no for an answer. This is Ask Culture.
In Guess Culture, you avoid putting a request into words unless you're pretty sure the answer will be yes. Guess Culture depends on a tight net of shared expectations. A key skill is putting out delicate feelers. If you do this with enough subtlety, you won't even have to make the request directly; you'll get an offer. Even then, the offer may be genuine or pro forma; it takes yet more skill and delicacy to discern whether you should accept.
All kinds of problems spring up around the edges. If you're a Guess Culture person -- and you obviously are -- then unwelcome requests from Ask Culture people seem presumptuous and out of line, and you're likely to feel angry, uncomfortable, and manipulated.
If you're an Ask Culture person, Guess Culture behavior can seem incomprehensible, inconsistent, and rife with passive aggression.
Obviously she's an Ask and you're a Guess. (I'm a Guess too. Let me tell you, it's great for, say, reading nuanced and subtle novels; not so great for, say, dating and getting raises.)
Thing is, Guess behaviors only work among a subset of other Guess people -- ones who share a fairly specific set of expectations and signalling techniques. The farther you get from your own family and friends and subculture, the more you'll have to embrace Ask behavior. Otherwise you'll spend your life in a cloud of mild outrage at (pace Moomin fans) the Cluelessness of Everyone.
As you read through the responses to this question, you can easily see who the Guess and the Ask commenters are. It's an interesting exercise."
Note, the games will be 'free as in 'free speech', not as in 'free beer'': see each license for the full, finalized details as they come out very hopefully this week -- stay tuned. It is the underlying code that will be made available to everyone."
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
"You would get much better response if you distilled this question into a technical question, not some rambling storyline with a problem hidden in it... – John Weldon"
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Mall store pants can’t come close. Let’s just say that up front. We packed our Everyday Work Pants with more hardworking features – at a more practical price – than you’ll find in any other “everyday” work pants. No scratchy poly-blend fabric, we insist on smooth, soft 8-oz. 100% cotton twill – treated for stain resistance. Triple stitched seams make these pants hold up to a lot more wearings. Bigger belt loops fit belts up to 2' wide. 7 pockets an dual utility straps hold all your gear. And our trademark freedom of movement (F.O.M.™) crotch gusset lets you bend, squat and scale a ladder with ease."
"1936 - Alonzo Church also invents every language that will ever be but does it better. His lambda calculus is ignored because it is insufficiently C-like. This criticism occurs in spite of the fact that C has not yet been invented."
"Dead Man Driving
Car crashes happen to other guys, right? Maybe they don't have your quick reaction time or uncanny ability to multitask behind the wheel. Or maybe they're simply lesser drivers. If you believe that, let us introduce you to Adam LaBar, 1970-2008. We suspect you'll recognize him. We hope you'll learn from him."
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
These are 11 amazing fake 'Harry Potter' novels written and bootlegged in China, and a little info I found out about each of them. Although they're truly unbelievable, each of these is very much real."
With this informative screencast you will:
* Learn how to solve a class of algorithms that are both common and useful.
* Get a feeling for the power and elegance of the Python language.
* Learn how to approach incremental development to resolve a self-contained problem.
* Solve huge ASCII mazes in mere fractions of a second! ;-)"
Monday, May 03, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Speculative fiction and detective fiction have a lot in common -- they're both about digging down to the truth of matters. Fictional scientists and explorers, like detectives, follow clues and act on hunches. The truth is enshrouded in an ocean of red herrings and false trails. Plus, a lot of great science fiction authors, like Ray Bradbury and Robert Silverberg, also wrote detective novels, for money or as a change of pace."
Saturday, May 01, 2010
From the video one can understand that Edsger preferred Mozart's style of programming. Not just programming, but Mozart style of doing things. He says that the most important thing has been the daily discipline of neatly writing down his thoughts.
His daily discipline lead to hundreds of crystal clear scientific papers, which have now been archived in EWD Archive.
You are welcome to watch interview with Edsger Dijkstra:"
"This is a collection of quotations (collected from my larger, more general quotes collection) which I see as having some relevance to the craft of programming and software design. There is a conspicuous dominance of quotes which extol the virtues of simplicity (and the deceptive difficulties involved in achieving it)."
Friday, April 30, 2010
"Python eggs used to be the wave of the future. But for Zope and Plone developers this has evolved into a true tsunami. They are everywhere now.
Yet there is a lot of confusion of what they are and how to use them.
To understand them, you need to understand Pythons way of organizing code files."
Thursday, April 29, 2010
"Ultimately, the debate about choice is not about markets but about character. Liberty and responsibility really do go together; it's not just a platitude. The more freedom we have to control our lives, the more responsibility we have for how they turn out. In a world of constraints, learning to be happy with what you're given is a virtue. In a world of choices, virtue comes from learning to make commitments without regrets. And commitment, in turn, requires self-confidence and self-knowledge.
'We are free to be the authors of our lives,' says Schwartz, 'but we don't know exactly what kind of lives we want to 'write.'' Maturity lies in deciding just that."
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
"Readings, Doctrines and Lessons Learned, Maps and Sketches"
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
"SoundSource is a free download, Mac OS X 10.5 and above only.
Update: As many of you have pointed out in the comments, some of this functionally (specifically, the ability to switch input and output sources) is already available in the menu bar if you option click the volume icon (Snow Leopard only). If that's all you need, then do that instead—no need for extra software. However, the added ability to adjust volume levels and access, say, MIDI setup is a nice addition if you're doing something a bit more involved (or if you're still on Leopard)."
"By Zed A. Shaw
An Attempt At A Book Teaching Beginner Python"
Friday, April 23, 2010
"Sometimes the Old Ways Are Best
by Brian Kernighan
As I write this column, I'm in the middle of two summer projects; with luck, they'll both be finished by the time you read it. One involves a forensic analysis of over 100,000 lines of old C and assembly code from about 1990, and I have to work on Windows XP. The other is a hack to translate code written in weird language L1 into weird language L2 with a program written in scripting language L3, where none of the L's even existed in 1990; this one uses Linux. Thus it's perhaps a bit surprising that I find myself relying on much the same toolset for these very different tasks."
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
"When we handle files, we have to call apr_file_open() at first. Here is the prototype declaration."
Thursday, April 15, 2010
PyQt, wxPython, PyGTK, etc.
Does anyone have a favorite? And does anyone else think it would be a good idea to include one in the Python standard library?"
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
"In kernel version 2.1, the sendfile system call was introduced to simplify the transmission of data over the network and between two local files. Introduction of sendfile not only reduces data copying, it also reduces context switches. Use it like this:
sendfile(socket, file, len);"
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
"Berkeley DB Tutorial and Reference Guide, Version 4.1.24"
Friday, April 02, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.
"This diagram is also known as the decision cycle, the Boyd cycle, or the OODA cycle. It has become an important concept in business and military. According to John Boyd, decision making occurs in a cycle of observe-orient-decide-act. An entity (either an individual or an organization) that can process this cycle quickly can get inside the opponent's decision cycle and gain a military or business advantage. "
"The key is to obscure your intentions and make them unpredictable to your opponent while you simultaneously clarify his intentions. That is, operate at a faster tempo to generate rapidly changing conditions that inhibit your opponent from adapting or reacting to those changes and that suppress or destroy his awareness. Thus, a hodgepodge of confusion and disorder occur to cause him to over- or under-react to conditions or activities that appear to be uncertain, ambiguous, or incomprehensible."
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
"There are in that House many very wealthy men - men who think nothing of spending a week's pay, or a dozen of them, for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it. Some of those same men made beautiful speeches upon the great debt of gratitude which the country owed the deceased--a debt which could not be paid by money--and the insignificance and worthlessness of money, particularly so insignificant a sum as $10,000, when weighed against the honor of the nation. Yet not one of them responded to my proposition. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it."
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
All of our specimens are from the American Southwest and are Jurassic Age ( 140 million years old) Coprolites are from Sauropods, which were dinosaurs that were large, walked on four legs, and had a very long neck and tail. They were the largest of the dinosaurs. Some Sauropods were: APATOSAURUS, BAROSAURUS, BRACHIOSAURUS, and DIPLODOCUS, to name just a few."
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
"What is the true cost of public education? According to a new study by the Cato Institute, some of the nation's largest public school districts are underreporting the true cost of government-run education programs.
Cato Education Analyst Adam B. Schaeffer explains that the nations five largest metro areas and the District of Columbia are blurring the numbers on education costs. On average, per-pupil spending in these areas is 44 percent higher than officially reported. Districts on average spent nearly $18,000 per student and yet claimed to spend just $12,500 last year."
"For the past year or so one of the more enjoyable and enlightening television programs I’ve stumbled across is Dale Alsop’s “G.K. Chesterton, The Apostle of Common Sense” on EWTN (the Catholic television network). I note it now because according to what has been showing up on my dvr over the past few weeks it appears that the fifth season has finished running and they are currently running repeats starting with the first season."
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sir Antony Hoare, 1980"
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability
Found this quote: "The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity." by C.A.R. Hoare, in "The Emperor's Old Clothes" (1980 ACM Turing Award Lecture). Maybe E.W.Dijkstra said something to the same effect, if anyone knows for sure, please identify article/location? Then this: some quotes are under "Attributed", but with EWDxxx source mentioned. May I suggest: if you know the exact source, then check that source, quote EXACT, and move it to "Verified"? Leave it under "Attributed" only when you don't know where it came from. Alwin Henseler
- This page refers to EWD498 as the source of this quote, but it doesn't appear anywhere in that document. If you look at the PDF version, it's just not there. Also, a search through Google Books shows the quote missing, as well. Vocaro 01:23, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
- After further research, I believe this quote should be attributed to Hoare, not Dijkstra. Hamilton Richards of the Dijkstra Arhive dug up the following information:
- If you use the EWD Archive's "advanced search" feature to look for "simplicity reliability" with Proximity set to "sentence", you find six matches: 1304, 619, 1175, 1041, 448, and 1284 (498 also shows up, because the search index hasn't been updated since I corrected 498).
- In 1304, "The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity." is attributed to Tony Hoare.
- In 619, the terms appear in "the 1975 Los Angeles Conference on Software Reliability, where C.A.R.Hoare stated emphatically, that for reliability simplicity is an absolute prerequisite."
- In 1175, Dijkstra writes "computing science has very convincingly shown that simplicity is a necessary precondition for reliability".
- In 1041, "the computing science community has agreed that simplicity is an essential ingredient of reliability."
- In 448, Dijkstra quotes Hoare again, "reliability can only be achieved by the utmost simplicity".
- In 1284: 'for the sake of reliability and intellectual control we have to keep the design simple".
- Since so many of these quotes refer to Hoare, I think he is the true source of the quote.
- I don't know of a searchable Hoare web site analogous to the Dijkstra archive, but the quote in EWD 1304 comes from Hoare's Turing Award lecture, "The Emperor's Old Clothes." Originally published in Communications of the ACM, 24(2), 75-83 (February 1981), the article is reprinted as Chapter 1 of C.A.R.Hoare and C.B.Jones, Essays in Computing Science (Prentice Hall, 1989), and the quote appears on page 15.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
• re-sell individually or as a collection or as a ringtone
• post on a website for download as we are doing here
• mix into your own music and then redistribute it as your own."
"Firgelli is now offering a TV Lift mechanisms. These TV Lift systems are a Plug and Play system, with up to 36' stroke height (big enough for TV’s up to 60”, adjustable height with remote control, ideal for Plasma TV Lift /pop up monitor TV Lifts etc"
Sunday, March 07, 2010
That was seven years ago. Elsewhere that statement has been made over and over again by people who have never seen sausage made. Today we are going to Solve that Problem"
Saturday, March 06, 2010
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% cp_p /mnt/raid/pub/iso/debian/debian-2.2r4potato-i386-netinst.iso /dev/null
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MIT OpenCourseWare | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python, January (IAP) 2008 | Home
Sunday, February 28, 2010
"A Qt widget where you can add objects and they act according to the laws of physics (2D physics, at least).
Uses chipmunk (included), PyQt, Polygon, pymunk (included).
It supports all the features of chipmunk, I think, including but not limited to:
* Collision shapes
* Collision callbacks
BugzScout allows your program to report bugs back to your FogBugz server. For example, when your code is in beta, you can gather data about crashes and let users send you feature requests."
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This grammar can parse entries in an Oracle Network Services configuration file (tnsnames.ora, listener.ora, sqlnet.ora, cman.ora, ldap.ora...),
based on the Oracle 10g document: