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They synchronize after a while.

They synchronize after a while.


Syndicated 2012-10-02 20:38:02 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Rocks transported by water! On Mars!

Rocks transported by water! On Mars!

NASA Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Scientists are studying the images of stones cemented into a layer of conglomerate rock.

Syndicated 2012-09-28 14:02:19 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

No One Murdered Because Of This Image

No One Murdered Because Of This Image
WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no...

Syndicated 2012-09-14 03:49:57 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio
by exploring communication systems in consumer electronics, users can visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated in a radio.

Syndicated 2012-09-13 19:33:39 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Good reading.

Good reading.

Viewpoints Research InstituteUntitled DocumentUntitled Document
category, date, author, title, comments. Fundamental New Computer Technologies, 2012-05-11, Hesam Samimi, Cooperating Languages - Phase One Report. Fundamental New Computer Technologies, 2012-03-28, H...

Syndicated 2012-08-31 14:09:15 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Reshared post from Paul Plate Looks like NYPD went to the Barney Fife School for Police Marksm...

Looks like NYPD went to the Barney Fife School for Police Marksmanship. 

#NYPD   #empirestatebuilding  

NYPD Bullets Wounded All Nine In Empire State Building Shooting
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said all nine bystanders wounded in Friday's Empire State Building shooting had been hit with police gunfire, CNN reported Saturday morning.

Syndicated 2012-08-28 15:43:13 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Reshared post from Enrique Gutierrez I can't make this stuff up I'm sitting in a Starbucks do...

I can't make this stuff up

I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"

Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:

Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"

I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"

"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied. 

I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked. 

So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.

... Now, the punchline: 

I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything. 

Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.


Syndicated 2012-08-28 15:33:46 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Rants about autoconf are always entertaining.

Rants about autoconf are always entertaining.

A Generation Lost in the Bazaar - ACM Queue
A Generation Lost in the Bazaar. Quality happens only when someone is responsible for it. Poul-Henning Kamp. Thirteen years ago, Eric Raymond's book The Cathedral and the Bazaar (O'Reilly Media, 2001)...

Syndicated 2012-08-20 14:35:41 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Problem with numpy on FreeBSD with gcc-4.4 and gcc-4.6 installed. Python 2.7.3 (default, Aug 17 2...

Problem with numpy on FreeBSD with gcc-4.4 and gcc-4.6 installed.

Python 2.7.3 (default, Aug 17 2012, 09:37:35) 
[GCC 4.2.2 20070831 prerelease [FreeBSD]] on freebsd8
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import numpy
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/_init_.py", line 137, in <module>
    import add_newdocs
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/add_newdocs.py", line 9, in <module>
    from numpy.lib import add_newdoc
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/lib/_init_.py", line 13, in <module>
    from polynomial import *
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/lib/polynomial.py", line 17, in <module>
    from numpy.linalg import eigvals, lstsq
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/linalg/_init_.py", line 48, in <module>
    from linalg import *
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/linalg/linalg.py", line 23, in <module>
    from numpy.linalg import lapack_lite
ImportError: /usr/local/lib/gcc44/libgfortran.so.3: version GFORTRAN_1.4 required by /usr/local/lib/liblapack.so.4 not found
>>>
# ldconfig -r | grep lgfortran
        946:-lgfortran.3 => /usr/local/lib/gcc44/libgfortran.so.3
        956:-lgfortran.3 => /usr/local/lib/gcc46/libgfortran.so.3
# pkg_info -W /usr/local/lib/gcc44/libgfortran.so.3
/usr/local/lib/gcc44/libgfortran.so.3 was installed by package gcc-4.4.7,1
# pkg_info -W /usr/local/lib/gcc46/libgfortran.so.3
/usr/local/lib/gcc46/libgfortran.so.3 was installed by package gcc-4.6.4.20120608
# pkg_delete -f gcc-4.4.7,1
pkg_delete: package 'gcc-4.4.7,1' is required by these other packages
and may not be deinstalled (but I'll delete it anyway):
audacity-2.0.0_2
ffmpeg-0.7.12_2,1
kdelibs-4.8.4
okular-4.8.4
picard-1.0
strigi-0.7.7_3
x264-0.123.2189_2
# python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Aug 17 2012, 09:37:35) 
[GCC 4.2.2 20070831 prerelease [FreeBSD]] on freebsd8
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import numpy
>>> 

Syndicated 2012-08-17 14:53:27 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

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