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Ian Clarke
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I'd like to see this run a few times in a row with the tape in the same place, and see whether the variance is really less than the changes we're seeing here.
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I have Android 4.3 on a HTC One (Google edition).

Went to see a movie today at our local cinema, which takes anything which disturbs other movie watchers very seriously.  So of course I set my phone to vibrate mode.

Half way through the movie I feel my phone vibrating in my pocket, and to my horror, it starts making an extremely annoying noise.  I realize that it's a weekly alarm I had set up to remind me about something.

In a panic I get my phone out, but is it showing a screen that allows me to easily switch off the alarm?  Of course not, so I try turning the volume right down, but this has no effect on the volume of the alarm - people around me are staring at this point.

Eventually I pull down the notifications list and from there I can switch off the alarm.

Why on earth would my phone sound an alarm when it is in vibrate mode, and then make it far more cumbersome than it needs to be to switch the alarm off?

(Fortunately I didn't get kicked out, but I did feel like throwing my phone in the trash on my way out).
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These are great Ian. Please keep sharing more. Also, is your drone being operated by you using an RC controller, or is it preprogrammed and operating autonomously? Just curious as waypoints are of interest to me.
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My favorite gadgets of the last 2 years:

Nest - http://www.nest.com/ - $250
Nest is to thermostats what the IPhone was to the phone.  Easy to set up, beautiful user interface, connects to the Internet and let's you remotely control it with your iPhone or Android phone.  It tries to learn your temperature preferences, and can save you money by automatically detecting when you're not at home.

Gaggia Unica Automatic Espresso Machine - http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/ga_unica.cfm - $480
Coffee snobs may not approve of an automatic espresso machine, but being able to push a button and 30 seconds later you've got an espresso is pretty darn cool, and as far as I can tell, it's as good as any other espresso I've had.  Normally these automatic machines cost upwards of $2,000, but the Gaggia Unica is way cheaper, and seems to work just as well.

Roku - http://www.roku.com/ - $50
Plugs into your TV, gives you a bunch of both on-demand and streaming channels.  If you're a Netflix subscriber you can watch Netflix movies and TV shows.  Similarly for Amazon and other online services.

I'm probably forgetting a few other gadgets, I'll add them here if I remember.
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I haven't looked into this too deeply, but it seems like it's trying to compensate for insecurely written code with a runtime check, rather than ensuring that the code is inherently secure by design.  Am I wrong?
Following from the idea documented at the Java Tainted Strings post, Steven van der Baan is continuing his research, and at the last AppSec USA he had a break-though: we set the first 'Java EVIL bit' :) This is a major develo...
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+Ian Cackett What do you mean by 'secure the class loader' , are you talking about the Java Sandbox and the verifier?
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Cool piece of kit. 
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Playing around with the new lambda stuff in #java  8 - very cool.  Not only will the next version of Java support closures, but it will introduce a bunch of idioms from functional programming related to operations on "streams" (basically lazy lists) like map, filter, and others.  I have been using Google Guava's Iterables class for this type of thing, but it's verbose.

Updating pre-Java 8 code is going to be a lot of work though, although hopefully IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA will make it easier.
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It's been ages since I tried a Google Hangout.  Last time it was pretty clunky, but now I definitely think it's better than Skype.  Nice.  Also, unlike Skype - they have an API.
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    Computer scientist and entrepreneur, present
  • Revver
    Co-Founder, 2004 - 2006
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Navan, County Meath, Ireland - Los Angeles, California, United States - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Ian Clarke is a Computer Scientist and Entrepreneur, with a track record of both technical and business innovation, and an outspoken thinker and activist on issues relating to freedom of speech, intellectual property law, and technology. Ian is the founder and coordinator of the Freenet Project; designed to allow true freedom of communication, Freenet was the first decentralized anonymous peer-to-peer network, and a precursor of the "distributed hashtable" data structure. Ian has also founded a number of innovative and diverse commercial ventures, including Revver, the first online video website to share revenue with video creators, and Thoof, a collaboratively generated personalized news website.

Ian's current venture is Uprizer Labs, which has developed SenseArray, a flexible and easily integrated predictive analytics technology. SenseArray is already in use in a variety of industries ranging from targeted advertising to online dating.
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  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Dundalk Grammar School, Ireland
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