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Great comparison/benchmarking article that gauges how well Rust is coming along relative to C++
 
2016-01-25 updated 2016-02-03. Github: http://github.com/ncm/nytm-spelling-bee. Reddit: https://redd.it/42qc78. If Rust is to take on work previously reserved to C++, we need to know how well it does what C++ does best. What's fast, what's slow? What's harder to do, what's easier?
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Some lions enjoying a zoo exhibit (or do they think their viewing the dinner menu?)
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Metal on the outside, chewy on the inside.
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Will have to watch to see what esoteric elements Sir Ridley Scott throws in the mix
 
Who is Number One? - The Prisoner was a bizarre TV show. I bought and watched the whole series (one season), because J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) said it was a major influence on him. I have no idea how well it will transfer to the big screen. Part of the attraction was the enduring struggle Number Six had to go through. I'll still watch it, though.

I am not a number. I am a free man!
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+Roger Voss Bonsoir, Roger passe une excellente soirée et une très belle et douce semaine, de gros bisous.
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Basic knowledge that every person living in the 21st century should know, like, say, balancing a checkbook kind of basic knowledge:
 
How a Microwave Oven Works - YouTube

'... Published on Jun 26, 2012

Bill details how a microwave oven heats food. He describes how the microwave vacuum tube, called a magnetron, generates radio frequencies that cause the water in food to rotate back and forth. He shows the standing wave inside the oven, and notes how you can measure the wavelength with melted cheese. He concludes by describing how a magnetron generates radio waves. You can learn more about the microwave oven from the EngineerGuy team's new book Eight Amazing Engineering Stories http://www.engineerguy.com/elements
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp33ZprO0Ck
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And is great beverage to sip
 
A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym, Says New Study

' ... Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise. ... '

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/04/a-glass-of-red-wine-is-the-equivalent-to-an-hour-at-the-gym-says-new-study_n_7317240.html

Improvements in skeletal muscle strength and cardiac function induced by resveratrol during exercise training contribute to enhanced exercise performance in rats - Dolinsky - 2012 - The Journal of Physiology - Wiley Online Library

'... • Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, has beneficial effects on cardiac and skeletal muscle function, similar to the effects of endurance exercise training.
• Combining resveratrol supplementation with exercise training augments the beneficial effects of exercise alone.
• We show that endurance capacity is enhanced in rats whose diet includes resveratrol during a 12 week endurance-training programme.
• Increased endurance was associated with increases in skeletal muscle force, cardiac function, and oxidative metabolism.
• Our results establish that resveratrol is an effective ergogenic aid that enhances exercise performance over exercise alone.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.230490/abstract

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+Evangeline Damblin, qui est une bénédiction merveilleuse de commencer la nouvelle année avec. Je vous remercie! Puissiez-vous aussi abondamment bénis dans l'année à venir.
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Ah yes, the memories!

Am thinking it was 1995 when I was taken into a research lab at Microsoft to see the Mosaic browser and Sun Microsystems demo browser that could run Java applets. Microsoft later purchased a product and rebranded it as Internet Explorer and thereby quickly got onto the Internet band wagon.

Many lawsuits would come from all this including the project I was working on - even though that particular project was totally conceived and built at Microsoft (my poor boss had to go and be cross-examined in federal court. Well, actually my boss had his concept technology bought by Microsoft as the basis of that project, hence why he got fingered.) That particular aspect of the law suits of that time frame was a total waste of tax payer money as there was nothing anti-competitive involved in it.

As to the Java infringement stuff - I do remember circulating an email that we (Microsoft) should incorporate Java support and extend it in various ways - and that is what they did and got sued by Sun for. Oh well! :-)

Netscape Navigator got hit by competition from IE and were a bunch of whiners about it.
 
December 20 1990, the world's first Web page is born and is still alive
On this day 25 years ago the world was about to witness the biggest revolution in how we live and communicate since the radio was invented. We did not know it back then, but today we may wonder; how did we manage without it?

- You had to go to a actual music store to listen to music before buying it
- You went to a store to buy a newspaper so you could read what happened yesterday
- You had know idea about what your neighbors was eating for breakfast
- You stood in an actual line to pay your bills
- Road maps was drawn on huge fold-out paper sheets. A minefield on vacations
- Handwritten letters was delivered to you by a man in a red jacket
- Photos was printed and glued inside an actual album
- You went to something called a video store to rent a movie. You could choose between VHS, Beta, Video200, DVD and Blu-ray
- And you actually did talk to your wife and your kids
The World Wide Web was invented at CERN in 1989. Learn more about the early days of the web.
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Saw a recent project in a Maker magazine where a fish aquarium and a hydroponics container were coupled together in a symbiotic system resembling the organic rice growing practice depicted here.

The water from the fish tank provided a source of nitrogen to the plants which they thrived on, the plants in turn filtered excesses from the water making it healthy for the fish.

Just the kind of system to engineer for Mars habitation.
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Waterloo physicists discover new properties of superconductivity | Waterloo Stories

'... The new findings from an international collaboration, led by Waterloo physicists David Hawthorn, Canada Research Chair Michel Gingras, doctoral student Andrew Achkar and post-doctoral student Zhihao Hao, present direct experimental evidence of what is known as electronic nematicity - when electron clouds snap into an aligned and directional order - in a particular type of high-temperature superconductor. The results, published in the prestigious journal Science, may eventually lead to a theory explaining why superconductivity occurs at higher temperatures in certain materials.

 “In this study, we identify some unexpected alignment of the electrons – a finding that is likely generic to the high-temperature superconductors and in time may turn out be a key ingredient of the problem,” says Hawthorn, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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Physicists at the University of Waterloo have led an international team that has come closer to understanding the mystery of how superconductivity, an exotic state that allows electricity to be conducted with practically zero resistance, occurs in certain materials.
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add-on board for zero pi that has all the sensor controls for drones:
 
Erle Robotics make Linux-based brains for robots and drones, and they've just released an open autopilot board for Raspberry Pi Zero and other models, costing €69 (about $75 US, or £50).
At Erle Robotics we create artificial brains for robots and drones based in Linux. Our brains build their intelligence using the Robot Operating System (ROS) and have access to a cloud-based app store for robots and drones.
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PowerUp Toys has launched a smartphone controlled airplane drone with an open #Linux SDK on Kickstarter, letting you stream video to a #Google Cardboard HMD.
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+Roger Voss Bonsoir, Roger, passe une très belle et douce semaine, une très belle fin de soirée, gros bisous.
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hmm, interesting application of the Microsoft Kinect:
 
The Augmented Reality Sandbox originally developed by researchers at UC Davis lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes. This version of the device at UCLA was built by Gary Glesener using off the shelf parts and good ol’ playground sand. 

Any shape made in the sandbox is detected by an Xbox Kinect sensor and processed with open source software. It is then projected as a color-coded contour map onto the sand.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1B7tdGCw0

Source & further reading:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/make-it-rain-ucla-unveils-augmented-reality-teaching-sandbox

#scitech   #augmentedreality   #innovation  
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My kids would flip for that...
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Experiments vindicating quantum physics indicate that consciousness is more fundamental than matter/energy. Now trying to figure out where all that leads to - the science/spiritual pursuit of the 21st century.
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Interested in esoteric subjects of any variety but especially alternative history and latest musings on nature of reality
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Cracked the code (as in how they relate and what they jointly say) of Sir Ridley Scott's three films: Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus. I have 3 articles and a podcast on this subject.
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