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How often do you see a web page with a button "install NOW" or "download NOW" that actually installs or downloads right NOW, instead of redirecting you another few times? In my experience it's very rare.

(the button in the image just links directly to the adobe homepage, which has a download button that goes back to this page, ad infinitum)
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Cool hack: using inexpensive Nordic nRF24L01+ radio transceivers to emulate BTLE (bluetooth low-energy) devices:

http://dmitry.gr/index.php?r=05.Projects&proj=15&proj=11.%20Bluetooth%20LE%20fakery
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Vind ik ook cool
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Did my first SMD (surface mount device) soldering. The thing in the photo is an RZLBlink that I got from the Raumzeitlabor stand at Froscon last weekend.

It's a programmable USB LED blinker. Nothing more satisfying to an electrical engineer than seeing a LED blink, right? :)
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The coming weekend on August 24th and 25th, I'll be visiting http://www.froscon.de/en/home/ (Free and Open Source Software Conference) near Bonn, Germany.
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Received the Ham-It-Up this week for use with software-defined-radio DVB-T sticks. This device allows you to receive radio signals from the HF radio band (3 - 30 MHz) and lower, which is typically too low in frequency to be received directly by inexpensive RTLSDR DVB-T sticks.
Signals in the HF bands often have longer reception range than signals at higher frequencies, because the frequency of HF signals is low enough to be reflected off the ionosphere.
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I plan to go to the Twente Mini Maker Faire this saturday 23rd November, http://makerfairetwente.com/
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How are people supposed to take Java seriously if the official installer wants to install a stupid browser toolbar ("Ask")?
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I can't take Java seriously because they can't make it secure and they've resorted to prompting before running applets. Firefox is probably going to mark all future versions of Java as insecure.

I think the offline installer (which doesn't download anything during installation) doesn't have crap bundled.
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Really. Thats vet!
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Egel is niet bang
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Another weather image from the NOAA-19 weather satellite, captured using a RTL2831 stick and the discone antenna on top of the roof of hackerspace RevSpace at the Hague, Netherlands. Image was received today around 13:34 UTC.
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