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Oliver Hamilton
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It's fun finding old random projects when you're looking for something else. This was an output of a script I wrote (~4 years ago) that scraped data from a website that sells cars.

Normally you search for an item by distance or radius from your location. This hides the exact location of the seller as you only know the distance and not the direction. However, if you perform 3 searches from different locations you can calculate the location of an item.

This process is commonly (incorrectly) known as triangulation. Triangulation involves using angles, this was done using magnitudes (range) only. A process called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilateration


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And rightly so. This is utterly bonkers. Everything on the road is meant to be clear, informative, and unambiguous.

"Hey, let's deliberately confuse drivers so they slow down"

I can see the first accident now. A local driver, who is now used to it, drives at normal speed behind a non-local driver, who, upon seeing it for the first time, is confused and slams on the anchors.

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If you're going to show an ad next to this discount code maybe it should be of a qualifying item...
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Maps on Windows 10 now with inking, works a treat on the SP4.
The traffic cams are pretty neat too!
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Damn my youthful ears! [1]

I just spent the last 20 mins unplugging every electrical device around me in an effort to track down which one was responsible for producing an incredibly high-pitch noise, impossible to locate, that was sending me insane... it was coming from my phone. ffs.

[1] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbycusis

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Another example why people pirate things...

BBC tax TV Licence paid = check
Fast internet subscription = check
A bit of Indy in the background while I work = Nope.

I have to use the TV 6ft away and facing the other direction to my desk... or...

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Are Android Pay desktop notifications soon to be a thing? This little fella appeared today but it's not enabled as clicking it did nothing.

+Vinoth Ragunathan seen this before?
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You can't make this level of hypocrisy up...

Jedi is not a religion, Charity Commission rules - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38368526

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Some impressive dedication to this reverse engineering project!

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Fantastic bit of engineering to help this kid. Can only hope genetic engineering keeps progressing to provide other solutions.
James is terminally ill, but his love for photography and a new invention means he can leave memories behind.
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