Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Four short links: 22 October 2014

Eight Docker Development Patterns (Vidar Hokstad) — patterns for creating repeatable builds that results in as-static-as-possible server environments. How to Make More Published Research True (PLOSmedicine) — overview of efforts, and research on those efforts, to raise the proportion of …



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Four short links: 21 October 2014

The Delusions of Big Data (IEEE) — When you have large amounts of data, your appetite for hypotheses tends to get even larger. And if it’s growing faster than the statistical strength of the data, then many of your inferences …



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Hybrid Mobile Apps: Providing A Native Experience With Web Technologies

Log into Gmail with a USB drive -- Google adds support for Security Key

Two factor authentication (or two step verification, if you prefer) is very a la mode at the moment. Actually, it has been pushed by companies for some time, but a number of high profile security problems recently has brought it back to public attention again. Enabling the security feature usually means entering a password as normal, in addition to a passcode sent to a mobile device. Today, Google makes things a little easier for, in its own words, "particularly security-sensitive individuals" by introducing support for Security Key. Rather than relying on a mobile phone or tablet, Security Key reduces two… [Continue Reading]



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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar’s Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation

Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar’s Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation

The film is set in San Fransokyo, a mashup of a Japanese megacity and an exaggerated-scale San Francisco. T: Sean Freeman John Lasseter is tearing up. His eyes are shining and his lashes are moist. He reaches out a warm hand to cover mine and looks deep into my eyes as he talks. He's feeling […]


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Google now lets you prove your identity with a USB security key

It shouldn't surprise you that Google's a big proponent of online security, and that's why it's rolling out support for a new way to prove you are you who are: a USB Security Key. Google's normal approach to two-step authorization involves getting a...



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Programming by Voice: Staying Productive without Harming Yourself

I have had intermittent trouble with this in the past, but limiting my computer usage at home in the evenings had always been enough to previously solve it. This time, however, was different.






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L20n – Localization Framework Developed by Mozilla

L20n is a localization framework developed by Mozilla for the Web. It allows localizers to put small bits of logic into localization resources to codify the grammar of the language. L20n’s framework removes the need for developers to thoroughly understand the specifics of a natural language and provides an opportunity for localizers to create better [...]


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Monday, 20 October 2014

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Model Download: Rigged cartoon car

Racoon Media has published a nifty rigged cartoon car model, and describes the creation proces in detail. This is my first ever rig.Its a very simple but functional one. The wheels spin automatically in the direction of motion when the rig-cage on layer to is moved on its X axis. The steering wheel and front [...]



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Saturday, 18 October 2014

HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++

HOPE is the latest Python compiler out there focused to deliver great speed. The HOPE JIT compiler is said to combine the ease of Python with the speed of C++...



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Friday, 17 October 2014

Four short links: 17 October 2014

Time to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Everything (Gizmodo) — instructions for enabling 2fa on Google, Facebook, and other common consumer Internet services. (via BoingBoing) Project Naptha — automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing …



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The Seek Thermal Infrared Camera for iPhone and Android

The Seek Thermal Infrared Camera for iPhone and Android

I think that at some point in the future, smart phones will have a built in infrared camera. But for now, you are going to have to use an IR camera add on. Here's what you can do with the Seek Thermal infrared camera for iPhone and Android.


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Python-LMDB In a High-Performance Environment

lkcl writes: In an open letter to the core developers behind OpenLDAP (Howard Chu) and Python-LMDB (David Wilson) is a story of a successful creation of a high-performance task scheduling engine written (perplexingly) in Python. With only partial optimization allowing tasks to be executed in parallel at a phenomenal rate of 240,000 per second, the choice to use Python-LMDB for the per-task database store based on its benchmarks, as well as its well-researched design criteria, turned out to be the right decision. Part of the success was also due to earlier architectural advice gratefully received here on Slashdot. What is puzzling, though, is that LMDB on Wikipedia is being constantly deleted, despite its "notability" by way of being used in a seriously-long list of prominent software libre projects, which has been, in part, motivated by the Oracle-driven BerkeleyDB license change. It would appear that the original complaint about notability came from an Oracle employee as well.

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Epic Games distances itself from ultraviolent mass-murder game Hatred (update)