calvin philosophy
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Suit Satellite
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Old news but I found this cute/interesting.

Take a space suit, fill it with batteries, some sensors and a radio transmitter sending on amateur frequency.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/26jan_suitsat/

Thinking Machines and the way we think about them
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I read this recently:

When we interact with computers and other machines, we often use language ordinarily used for talking about people. We may say of a vending machine, `It wants another ten cents for a lousy candy bar.' We may say of an automatic teller machine, `It thinks I don't have enough money in my account because it doesn't yet know about the deposit I made this morning.' This article is about when we're right or almost right in saying these things, and when it's a good idea to think of machines that way.

Full article at:
http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/little/little.html

Feedback loop
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myparu
In an EFY article (sep '93) about Phase Locked Loops I found this cute illustration... 

bang 4 buck etc...
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When you have n things to do, figure out the bang u get for each of them, then figure out the bucks you need to spend for each of them, divide bang by bucks for each of them and sort on bang/bucks - thats it. You learned prioritization.

Now, who will teach measuring so you can do all the figuring out required? :)
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nokia + microsoft!
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My first reaction was... what a crappy deal! They should have taken the android route.

http://redmonk.com/sogrady/page/3/
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To the couple making out in the car in front of mine last night in rd no 10: sorry, i didnt mean to cause panic, it was dark at 8pm, and i had to switch on my headlights !!!

Nice piece
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called "Du Gatt Inamoraa" (Duet of Two Cats In Love) by Rossini.


Damn... WTF...
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Some idiots decided to do a snake dance on their bike on begumpet flyover, and i had to slam my brakes to avoid a collision (I was going pertty fast around 80 or so). Now, they decided to race me and stopped at the filling station at shamlal - when i stopped, they didnt want to talk, just land blows on me. A crowd collects, and stop those guys. One big burly man comes to me n asks ' telugaa.?' I said yes, and tried to explain what happened. He didnt want to listen and said ' vallu turakollu, nuvvu mooskuni car teeskoni dengeyi, nenu matladata vallatho'... I managed to do just that and get home. (this happened a few mins back, around 12.30 or so). Now I am wondering why I slammed my brakes. and thinking why I am not physically strong enough to fight back. and why I don't have a weapon. and why I stopped my car at the filling station when they kinda came in front of my car and signalled me to stop. and many other things.




No offense to any of my friends, you know what I mean.
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googling skills vs laziness
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So this dude comes over, says 'hey i googled a lot for this but i couldnt figure out - can i run some perl cgi in our existing tomcat? i need to achieve blah blah blah...'.

I opened FF, searched for 'cgi in tomcat' and opened the tomcat 6 link which has the necessary information. I dont get it.

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