One tiny full featured computer. If it's cheap enough, It could be a laptop killer.
"Zicari has a lot of similar questions, if it comes to that. For example, why is pornography held to a higher standard of decorum than other genres of pop culture? Are the two amateurishly simulated murders in Forced Entry somehow more offensive than the dozens of expertly simulated murders in Jason vs. Freddy or Gangs of New York? Is the difference between eating semen-spattered dog food in a porn movie and eating raw pig rectums on Fear Factor really so pronounced that the former deserves a jail sentence while the latter becomes a prime-time major network staple?"
An interesting situation arising with too many elderly and not enough caretakers.
"To some scientists, robots are the answer to caring for aging societies in Japan and other nations where the young are destined to be overwhelmed by a surging elderly population.
In one of a budding series of robot-therapy sessions at Japanese hospitals and senior citizens' homes, the elderly patients suffer from severe dementia, but their faces light up when they see the dog-shaped robot, swaddled in soft clothing, waddle around the hospital floor. Some clap; others break into feeble smiles. Urged by nurses, a few cautiously reach out and touch it."
It says here, "Regular doses of worms really do rid people of inflammatory bowel disease. The first trials of the treatment have been a success, and a drinkable concoction containing thousands of pig whipworm eggs could soon be launched in Europe". Now if only they'd package tape worm, I wouldn't have to hit the gym.
Mohammed Bah Abba "takes a smaller pot and put it inside a larger pot. Fills the space in between them with wet sand, and covers the top with a wet cloth. When the water evaporates, it pulls the heat out with it, making the inside cold. It's a natural, cheap, easy-to-make refrigerator."
They're speculating something big. Why? "All signs point to something important in the announcement, as NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will make opening remarks. He is typically not involved in science announcements and did not participate in the previous blockbuster presentation of Opportunity's water discovery." Oh how I hate the hype.
Oh well, it turns out the 150 mile race turned out to be more like a technological lesson in murphy's law. While none of the vehicles came even close to finishing, they have until 2015 to iron out the kinks.
"There's a mandate from Congress that at least a third of all military vehicles be autonomous by the year 2015. The answers were not coming fast enough for the agency, so it decided to dangle a one million dollar prize to all comers."
Show those mega media companies what your made of. Resist the urge to plop your fanny down in front of the magic glowing box for just one week and you'll have an extra 31 hrs to go outside and remind yourself how good not-so processed air feels on your face.
NPR says "At the crack of dawn this Saturday, a 200-mile race across the Mojave Desert begins. The competitors are robotic vehicles taking on the form of SUVs, dune buggies and golf carts. It's the DARPA Grand Challenge, a contest designed by the Pentagon and its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spur advancements in the field of robotics. The race is open to all-comers, so the government is hoping the $1 million prize will encourage university teams and garage scientists alike to come up with designs that may some day save lives on the battlefield.
"The Stelladaptor 2600 to USB Interface lets you plug in old Atari 2600 joysticks and paddles into your PC for use in your favorite emulator. While any program that can read incoming 8-direction digital joystick signals should work with the device, special software must be installed to use the analog Atari 2600 paddle and driving controllers. The Stelladaptor is set to ship March 21st for $30."
miniml | fonts One of the original makers of flash pixel fonts. When using these fonts in flash 5 or older, lock-down the upper left corner of the font's bounding box to an exact pixel. If you don't, they start looking all fuzzy. Any justification other than LEFT justification to the text will make the font look fuzzy. If you embed the font into a movie clip, the font's upper left corner of it's bounding box NEEDS to be locked down to a pixel inside the movie clip. The movie clip's upper left bounding box MUST to be locked down to a pixel on the root timeline. Scaling the font or the MC containing the font will make the text look fuzzy. I'll say it again, Scaling the font or the MC containing the font will make the text look fuzzy. Unexplained fuzzy text appears many times in my projects. It drives me nuts when I check all of the anchor points and find that everything is exactly on a pixel. Not 4.3, 4.6, 4.8, just 4.0. Then I check the scaling and see that the dimensions of the movie clip or text is 100% x 99.9%. This can happen sometimes when moving an MC and grabbing a scaling anchor by mistake. Other times it could be just magic, but it happens.
Those are all of the problems I've had. Download & have fun
"...Metal theft is a serious issue in Ukraine, where statues, wires and even sewage hatches have been stolen for sale as scrap.
Just a week before the latest incident, it was reported that thieves had stolen an 11-metre steel bridge in western Ukraine, cutting a local town off from the outside world."
Take a look at these. Small, compact and effective. Although there are not many, they are very useful. My favorite are zminimaltextbutton and zminimaltextslider. They are a slider and button set. They come seperate, but can be combined for some great effects. Don't forget to grab the preloader set. Also very handy.