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Clippy.JS - Add Clippy and friends to any website (smore.com)

2012 May 29, 6:15

A great JS API to add Clippy or other agents to your website!  Make them talk, dance, gesture, etc

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(via EST) This comic spoke to me.

2012 May 27, 2:20


(via EST)

This comic spoke to me.

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Otter Pups Swim Lesson (by Columbuszoomedia)

2012 May 27, 1:37


Otter Pups Swim Lesson (by Columbuszoomedia)

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Get Set: A Jet To Replace Needles For Injections : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

2012 May 27, 7:18

Star Trek’s hypospray apparently already existed and has been patented since 1960.

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ECCC 2012: Star Wars Trilogy: The Radio Play - Official Video...

2012 May 25, 1:29


ECCC 2012: Star Wars Trilogy: The Radio Play - Official Video (by emeraldcitycomicon)

Star Wars as read by voice actors in the voices of their famous roles: Bender, Stimpy, Morbo, Bubbles, Batman, and and and…

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Comedy Bang! Bang! - Episode 102

2012 May 24, 12:45

The second episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! available for your viewing pleasure immediately.  (episode one not yet available)

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Video

2012 May 23, 3:53


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Crowdsource These Projects

2012 May 22, 3:00

I keep seeing crowdsource projects with big names that I actually want to back:

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Permanently Add Path to System PATH Environment Variable in PowerShell

2012 May 17, 7:16
According to MSDN the proper way to permanently add a path to your system's PATH environment variable is by modifying a registry value. Accordingly this is easily represented in a PowerShell script that first checks if the path provided is already there and otherwise appends it:
param([Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] [string] $Path);
$FullPathOriginal = (gp "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment").Path;
if (!($FullPathOriginal.split(";") | ?{ $_ -like $Path })) {
sp "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment" -name Path -value ($FullPathOriginal + ";" +
$Path);
}
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PowerShell Equivalents for JavaScript Array Functions

2012 May 15, 3:30

Built-in

map
input | %{ expression($_) }
forEach
input | %{ [void]expression($_) }
filter
input | ?{ expression($_) }
indexOf
input.indexOf(value)

Close to built-in

some
if (input | ?{ expression($_) }) { ... }
every
if (-not input | ?{ !expression($_) }) { ... }
lastIndexOf
[array]::lastIndexOf(input, value)

Write it yourself

reduce
function reduce($fn, $a, $init) { $s = $init; $a | %{ $s = &$fn $s $_; }; $s; }
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IAmA a malware coder and botnet operator, AMA (reddit.com)

2012 May 11, 10:19

Very interesting - both technically as well as looking into the moral justifications the botnet operator provides. But equally interesting  is the discussion on Hacker News: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3960034. Especially the discussion on the Verified by Visa (3D Secure) system and how the goal is basically to move liability onto the consumer and off of the merchant or credit card company.

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Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers (by enyay)

2012 May 11, 10:15


Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers (by enyay)

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We never recovered the bicycle, of course. The lock itself...

2012 May 11, 6:28


We never recovered the bicycle, of course. The lock itself wasn’t attacked at all, as you can see.

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Favorite Windows 8 Feature: Intra-Line Tab Completion

2012 May 9, 3:30

Fixed in Windows 8 is intra-line tab completion - you can try it out on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview now. If you open a command prompt, type a command, then move your cursor back into a token in the middle of the command and tab complete, the tab completion works on that whitespace delimited token and doesn't erase all text following the cursor. Like it does in pre Windows 8. And annoys the hell out of me. Yay!

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Slash (punctuation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2012 May 8, 5:36

Wikipedia’s alternate names for the slash include stroke, solidus, and separatrix.

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Scorching legal response from Dajaz1.com to the unsealed US gov't docs on the illegal, sleazy seizure of its domain name

2012 May 7, 1:25

Its all quite shocking.

Fourth , when I explained that the blog publisher had received music from the industry itself, a government attorney replied that authorization was an “affirmative defense” that need not be taken into account by the government in carrying out the seizure. That was stunning.

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veryseriousbusiness: oldie but goodie, go to google translate...

2012 May 7, 1:02


veryseriousbusiness:

oldie but goodie, go to google translate and paste this in, turn it to GERMAN and hit the listen button.

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now turn it to JAPANESE, hit listen…LOL

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The Lazy Man's URL Parsing (joezimjs.com)

2012 May 7, 12:41

Web apps really make obvious the lack of URI APIs in the DOM or JavaScript.  This blog post goes over using DOM API side effects to resolve relative URIs and parse URIs.  An additonal benefit of this mechanism is that you avoid security issues caused by mismatched behavior between the browser’s URI parsing and your app’s URI parsing.

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(via Feature: Google gets license to test drive autonomous cars...

2012 May 7, 8:18


(via Feature: Google gets license to test drive autonomous cars on Nevada roads)

The coolest part of this article is that Nevada now has an autonomous vehicle license plate that’s red background and infinity on the left.

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Alex Claps (by Sarah Moffatt) Sarah chose the music =)

2012 May 7, 5:45


Alex Claps (by Sarah Moffatt)

Sarah chose the music =)

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