Archive for date: August 6, 2004

Some Punks Need An Ass Whooping

August 6, 2004 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sometimes, you just have to wonder if some kids’ parents beat them too much or not enough.

Video of INDUCE hearings via P2P

August 6, 2004 | Public Service, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Lawrence Lessig has a link to a Bittorrent feed for the INDUCE hearings, starring the venerable Orin Hatch. I’ve ranted about INDUCE before a bit, and how it substantially modifies the Supreme Court ruling in the 1984 Betamax case. It’s not good law folks, and is yet another attempt by the content industry to further […]

Unmanned Flight with Microsoft Flight Simulator

August 6, 2004 | Amateur Science, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Slashdot is running an article about a Cornell group who built an unmanned model aircraft using rather conventional hardware and Microsoft Windows XP embedded. What intrigued me most about the story was that the group tested their algorithms for flight control by using them to control a simulated aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator. A brief […]

Creeping Featurism

August 6, 2004 | Python, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Python Daily URL! feed has had quite a few articles lately on the so-called “decorator” syntax. I must admit, I’m not really up on the controversy, but I was amazed that even after reading three or four posts, I still couldn’t figure out what the intended utility of the new feature was supposed to […]