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Steve Mayne
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Programmer, Father of 3, Occasional Musician, Occasional Artist, Ninja
Programmer, Father of 3, Occasional Musician, Occasional Artist, Ninja

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An incredible and inspirational story about the origins of the Super Soaker

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Looking forward to receiving my Oculus Rift soon so that I can have instant buyer's remorse when the Vive ships.

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This machine is a work of insane genius! At first I was dubious that it was a real thing, but have a look back through Wintergatan's "making-of" videos and enjoy the whole invention and construction process.

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Raspberry Pi Zero. $5. How amazing is that? 

Mini-HDMI, Micro-SD, Micro-USB and the same GPIO header from the previous models.

Now this is so cheap, is there any reason to use more complex and expensive programmable controllers for projects?

One caveat: no onboard networking.

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I, for one, welcome our new computer-programming overlords!

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Remember the Spirograph 'toy' from way back when?  Remember painstakingly creating a pattern only for a cog to slip when you were nearly done, leaving a pen-trail of doom across your otherwise immaculate art work?  Well now you can relive the good bit without the bad bit all using JavaScript!

http://nathanfriend.io/inspirograph/

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It's that time of year again!
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Live updates from the Rosetta mission from 9am GMT this morning. Attempting to make the first-ever landing on a comet.  Good luck to them!

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Live_updates_Rosetta_mission_comet_landing
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So here I was, a couple of days ago, waiting for a friend of mine to join me for a run around Barcelona.  It occurred to me that I didn't have a good way to tell him where I was in the city.  Sure, I could send him a Google Maps link, but what I really want is a way to send GPS co-ords so that Android's intents system can pick an app on his device and show him the way.  Is there a good way to do this?

We were using WhatsApp to communicate when we were there (there were a large group of us) and again, it would have been a fantastic feature if we could just dump location markers.  We used to use Google Latitude for this, but privacy concerns meant people didn't want "always on" location tracking.
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