Dear authors

Dear authors, I love to read. And the space in my shelves is more than gone. I know that a lot of you are already being published in digital formats, but If that is limited to the big publishers who use DRM, don’t count me as a client. But in general I’m more than willing […]

Artscribing

We just created a new word at coffee today: Artscribing – artscribing is the art of creating meaning for and/or describing pieces of art, specially for abstract modern pieces that don’t have any apparent visual resemblance with pre-existing things.

Flaws

Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. Tyrion Lannister Just found it and thought that it was worth keeping somewhere!

Streaming Average

Just because I keep forgetting it and having to find out all the math manually again! my $avg = 0; my $cnt = 0; for my $row (@rows) { if ($cnt) { $avg += (($row->{value} - $avg)/($cnt+$row->{cnt}))*$row->{cnt}; $cnt += $row->{cnt}; } else { $cnt = $row->{cnt}; $avg = $row->{value}; } } The two main reasons to […]

Serial Average

Just because I keep forgetting it and having to find out all the math manually again! my $avg = 0; my $cnt = 0; for my $row (@rows) { if ($cnt) { $avg += (($row->{value} - $avg)/$cnt)*$row->{cnt}; $cnt += $row->{cnt}; } else { $cnt = $row->{cnt}; $avg = $row->{value}; } }

Beal’s Conjuncture

One of this days I come across the Bael’s conjuncture and the Bael’s Prize. The conjecture is a generalization of Fermat’s Last Theorem, that states: If , where and are positive integers with , then and have a common prime factor. This is still a conjecture, meaning that it was not proved or disproved. And […]

AeroMobil 3.0

Aeromobil 3.0 is a flying car. It can fly at 200 Km/h, and have a flying range of 700 Km, with an announced fuel consumption of 15 l/h (while flying the speed can range between 60 km/h and 200+km/h). This flying car is the core product of the Slovakian company AeroMobil.

Pop rocks banned Commercial

Whatever team you play for…

This is the first commercial broadcast during the Olympic games this year.

My blogs

Today I was once again upgrading all the software I use for my blogs. Lately I spend a lot more time upgrading the software than writing posts. It doesn’t take too much time as I automated most of the process, except that I still need to download and push to my own git repositories the latest […]

Coder’s mood

Source: CommitStrip – [Best Of] Coder’s mood #1

Emma, Le Trèfle

When advertisement is properly done, it surprises us and sticks to our memory. Le Trèfle – paper have a great future.

Me and My Phones

A bit more than a week ago I got a new OnePlus One and last weekend I spent some time installing and configuring it. Changing phone is always a painful experience, even if Google make it easier with Nexus phones. Until now I was using a Nexus 5, and before that a Galaxy Nexus (yes I did skip […]

Talk with your kids about sex

This video can be seen in primetime in most TV channels in the Netherlands. The text in the black boxes in the end of the video says: Kids watch pen in the internet. Talk with them about sex Before they do it. It doesn’t say “watch out and forbid them from using the computer” or […]

Always Nice

Human nature vs Human culture

I was reading a post on startup mentoring and come across the expression “it’s not human nature”. The same idea is often expressed in slightly different term – unnatural, against nature, against human nature, etc – but this is more often a sign that human culture is so impregnated in us that we can’t tell […]

Dell starts to accept bitcoin

Dell announced that they are now accepting Bitcoins in their website, making them one of the biggest companies in the world to accept the digital currency. Their announcement is completed with a list of advices to all the bitcoin users about keeping their e-wallet secure, and a toturial on how to use the currency on […]

Men think less about sex than advertised…

According to a couple of studies, men don’t actually think about sex once every seven seconds. That was a relieve, I was starting to think that something was wrong with me, as I sometimes manage to go for sometime without thinking about it. But then the first study says that men think 19 times per day […]

But what does the fox say?

Today I bring you this sign from a farm in Pensacola, Florida, USA – according to the Passive Aggressive Notes blog. Go there, Passive Aggressive Notes is a fun blog to watch, and they even have the city version of the bad neighbor this farmer is afraid of.

If Super Mario World had been released on an App Store

Games used to be fun. At some point in time games even had an option to save the current progress so that you could later come back and restart the game where you left it. But today games do cater to our entertainment anymore. Games today are in the business of exploiting our frustration. We […]

Apple Swift

Apple launched a new programming language called swift. After s quick look at the docs, the language seems to deserve a second deeper look. There are several things on it that look interesting. But for now, there is one example from the documentation I need to share with you: var occupations = [ “Malcolm”: “Captain”, […]

DSL router patch hides backdoor instead of closing it

Last Christmas Eloi Vanderbeken of Synacktiv Digital Security gave the owner of 24 models of DSL modems that their equipment have a backdoor that allowed to send administrative commands to the routers without a password. The list of affected modems include home models from Netgear, Cisco (branded Cisco and Linksys alike) and Diamond. In January, the vendors released […]

Phantom Internet – Abstruse Goose

Source: Abstruse Goose

Living with lag – an oculus rift experiment

A group of volunteers tried to do a couple of day-to-day tasks with a 3 seconds delay. See how that did go… They use a oculus rift to create a delay between what is in front of them and what they see by three seconds, making real live way more interesting. The device they used uses […]

A Cathedral of Light in a Gas Tank

The Gasometer Oberhausen was built to be a gas tank. It’s more than 100 meters high, and was now transformed into a gigantic light instalation, where you lose the notion of form and dimension. URBANSCREEN is a team of eight artists, based in Bremen, Germany, that work together to transform urban spaces into amazing artistic spaces.

PHD comic: ‘An Honest Methods Section’

Source: PhD Comics

News on Patents

Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, the part that Google didn’t buy, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to license the “approximately 200 patent families that are necessary to build an Android phone” Microsoft owns. That leaves only Motorola Mobility – now part of Lenovo – as the only […]

Kepler-186f needs a better name

Kepler space telescope found a planet that is similar in size to earth and is inside the Goldilocks zone – the zone around a star where a planet may have water in it’s liquid state at the surface – of the M class Red Dwarf start he orbits. NASA says that the planet may not be […]

Not too new – but worth reading

Bonobos use Sex to de-stress – they are known as a “sexy” ape, and their reputation is well deserved. Sex happens often and without discrimination for partners or positions. They seem to like it as much as we, humans, do but pretend a lot less – if at all. 28% of the morning-after pills in Peru are […]

Supreme Court makes it easier to make the trolls pay

The US Supreme court thinks that if your claims in a patent case are bad enough, you should pay all the costs of both parties. This is a good decision from the Supreme court, that sends two cases back to the lower courts to new decisions. Courts are usually not big fans of shifting the cost […]
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