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SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hack-a-Day PrizePosted by Krux on Tuesday December 2, 2014 @ 07:50pm
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This project is pretty cool. SatNOGS is a distributed, open source, satellite tracking system, that gives people access to satellite data. I want to build one of them.
SatNOGS project is a complete platform of an Open Source Networked Ground Station. The scope of the project is to create a full stack of open technologies based on open standards , and the construction of a full ground station as a showcase of the stack.
SatNOGS provides the basis for:
Bulk manufacturing and deployment of affordable Satellite Ground Stations
Modular design for integration with existing and future technologies
A platform for a variety of instrumentation around Satellite Ground Station operations
A firm platform for a Ground Station collaborative network (one to one, one to many, many to many)
A community based approach on Ground Station development
A solution for massive automation of operator-less Ground Stations based on open standards
James MickensPosted by Krux on Monday August 25, 2014 @ 12:12am
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This guy is hilarious:
I think that it used to be fun to be a hardware architect. Anything that you invented would be amazing, and the laws of physics were actively trying to help you succeed. Your friend would say, "I wish that we could predict branches more accurately," and you'd think, "maybe we can leverage three bits of state per branch to implement a simple saturating counter," and you'd laugh and declare that such a stupid scheme would never work, but then you'd test it and it would be 94% accurate, and the branches would wake up the next morning and read their newspapers and the headlines would say OUR WORLD HAS BEEN SET ON FIRE. You'd give your buddy a high-five and go celebrate at the bar, and then you'd think, "I wonder if we can make branch predictors even more accurate," and the next day you'd start XOR'ing the branch's PC address with a shift register containing the branch's recent branching history, because in those days, you could XOR anything with anything and get something useful, and you test the new branch predictor, and now you're up to 96% accuracy, and the branches call you on the phone and say OK, WE GET IT, YOU DO NOT LIKE BRANCHES, but the phone call goes to your voicemail because you're too busy driving the speed boats and wearing the monocles that you purchased after your promotion at work.
Hacker NeededPosted by kodrik on Tuesday August 19, 2014 @ 12:58pm
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I need a security review to be done on a system we run, so we basically need someone to try to hack it anyway possible and to record the methods used and the results. Password stealing and downloading of data, sql injection, server access...
If you know anyone with real hacking skills who would be interested, send him my way
ca at urvenue dot com
Real life GTAPosted by Krux on Sunday August 17, 2014 @ 11:05am
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Real life driving in the third person. Disappointed however, since they didn't run over any pedestrians, or kill any hookers. I don't think you can call it GTA without those things.
talking about gamesPosted by Stealth on Monday July 21, 2014 @ 04:41pm
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There hasn't been a good FPS style game in a while.. nothing that is ground breaking.. If you haven't seen it before, allow me to present - The Division. It looks very very awesome and I'm looking forward to giving it a go. That and the new Far Cry. I enjoyed far Cry 3.. very fun, 4 looks good too.
Blacker than blackPosted by MadArab on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @ 11:54am
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For your Obsidian heart Krux, I present you with Vantablack!
Caliber, you should go talk to this chap:
Stephen Westland, professor of colour science and technology at Leeds University, told the paper: 'These new materials, they are pretty much as black as we can get, almost as close to a black hole as we could imagine.'