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Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in 1996 I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one. A lot of hackers now consider it definitive, and I suppose that means it is.
Add a note To add a note, first click with the right mouse button where the note should appear. Then select “Create note...” from the context menu (1): The new note will be in edit mode and has focus, so you can start typing immediately: Edit a note You can edit a note by just double-clicking on it.
So you've decided you want to drop off the map and leave Big Brother behind. It's harder than ever in our always-connected world, but if you're ready to plan your big vanishing act, here are a few tips to get you started. If this looks familiar, you're not crazy. Our guide to dropping off the map is a perennial Evil Week favorite. Who hasn't thought about how nice it would be to start fresh somewhere new, preferably with nicer weather and cheaper drinks? Whatever your reasons for wanting to disappear—maybe you just want to get The Man off your back—with enough diligence and planning you can vanish and start anew somewhere else.
photo: Harshit Sekhon Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget? (Hint: this happens every year). Then stop.
It's time to update the entries in your browser's links toolbar. But with recent estimates putting the size of the internet at well more than 100 million distinct websites, it's getting harder and harder to get a handle on all the great stuff that's out there. That's why we've compiled this list. And unlike some lists you may have seen, which try to name the very "best" websites, but end up just telling you a lot of stuff you already know, we've chosen instead to highlight 50 of our favorite sites that fly under most people's radar.
With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So don't! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you've already got and turn them into something that has a solid place in the future. 10. Turn an Old Mobile Device into a Dedicated VOIP Handset We've seen how easy it is to turn an iPod touch into an iPhone using a few tricks and some sort of VOIP service, and it's just as easy with an old phone—so long as you have a constant Wi-Fi connection.
By Nate Desmond on May 10, 2010 Looks like you're new here! Join our manly community by subscribing via RSS or email. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
Cellular vs. PCS Personal Communications Services (PCS) is a wireless phone service very similar to cellular phone service, but with an emphasis on personal service and extended mobility. The term "PCS" is often used in place of "digital cellular," but true PCS means that other services like paging, caller ID and e-mail are bundled into the service. While cellular was originally created for use in cars, PCS was designed from the ground up for greater user mobility.
De spraaktechnologie van NaturallySpeaking helpt je snel berichten maken. © NaturallySpeaking Meer dan een half miljoen mobiele apps – kort voor ‘applicaties’ of computertoepassingen – staan klaar om gedownload te worden naar uw smartphone of tablet. Mobiele telefoons zijn waarachtige computers in zakformaat geworden, digitale equivalenten van het aloude Zwitserse zakmes, maar dan met quasi onbegrensde mogelijkheden. En voor die mogelijkheden zijn ondertussen dus talloze toepassinkjes, apps, ontwikkeld. Minder is daarbij meer.
6 Optogenetics Until now, researchers looking to stimulate specific neurons had to rely on bursts of electricity—an imprecise and difficult-to-control technique. That's why the new field of optogenetics is so exciting. By combining fiberoptics and designer viruses, researchers can now stimulate neurons with a high degree of precision. This could allow, for example, the development of implants that can take over the functions of a brain region that might have been damaged by a wound or stroke. First, the brain is injected with a virus that is engineered to activate specific neurons when light hits them.