3D printing is changing the game. The way we strategize, plan, create, and do business is different now that objects can be materialized by adding layer upon layer.
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research. It was posted to the We the People petition site and got 65,704 signatures (the minimum required is 25,000).
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.—Aaron Swartz
I have been a PhD student for less than two years. On the other hand, for six years, I have been a member of the free culture movement, which emphasizes the importance of access to and openness of technology and information.
Recently, I’ve been frustrated… sad… angry. Just over a year ago, a friend and fellow member of the free culture community, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, committed suicide. He was 22. Just one week ago, an acquaintance, a friend of many close friends, and—really—a role model, just one year older than myself and networked with many institutions and individuals I have come to work with and/or admire (such as MIT, the Berkman Center, the EFF, Creative Commons; frankly, there are too many individual people to list) committed suicide. Aaron Swartz was admired for his bravery to stand up for his ideals, and the work he put into the world demonstrated no less than exactly those ideals. I followed his actions with awe and complete understanding.
Inside any new car are a plethora of sensors and microprocessors, crunching away at data to control the various systems in the vehicle. Announced today at CES 2103, Ford's new OpenXC platform will allow Android developers to have an easy way to gather that data and put it to work.
Billed as a combination of Arduino and Android, OpenXC uses tools people already know to help design after-market accessories and software. Right now there are parts and an SDK component that allow developers to plug into the OBD-II port and send signals via USB or Bluetooth that any Android device running software with the OpenXC library can read and understand. This is all done over a CAN bus to stay isolated from the vehicle electronics, so your $ 20,000 car won't be damaged,
There has always been expensive and OEM solutions for folks who want to access vehicle data, but with today's news Ford is making it accessible to folks without a giant bucket of money to spend. It will be interesting to see what folks can come up with using Ford's new tools. See the full press release after the break, and hit the link below for more information.
Splashtop, which is especially well-known to many people for its history of letting users run a lightweight version of Linux alongside other operating systems, has a new spin on streaming with Slashtop Streamer for Linux. Splashtop Streamer is an audio-video streaming server, enabling remote access to a computer from an Android device (tablet/phone) or an iOS device (iPad/iPhone/iPod). You can connect within a Local Area Network or through a cross-network or Internet connection. You can use Splashtop Streamer for Linux in conjunction with Splashtop 2 to connect to a remote computer running Ubuntu to use Linux applications and access their data.
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Do you want to access shared folders on the host machine from the guest machine? On This tutorial is going to show you how to access virtualBox shared folder/directory from Ubuntu 12.04 as Guest Machine. on this case I’m using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as host machine and Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS.
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Bumblebee Ubuntu 12.04 Workaround [Cannot access secondary GPU - error: XORG NVIDIA(0): No display devices found for this X screen]
[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU – error: XORG NVIDIA(0): No display devices found for this X screen.
Get Bumblebee working in Ubuntu 12.04 (tested on Dell XPS L702X)
1. Firstly, install Bumblebeeif it’s not already installed. If you’ve messed with the Bumblebee config files, it’s probably best to revert them to their default values – you can do this by purging and then installing Bumblebee back:
sudo apt-get purge bumblebeesudo apt-get install bumblebee
2. Now, to apply the workaround for getting Bumblebee to work:
You can see if you have the “nvidia-current” or “nvidia-current-updates” driver installed by searching for “nvidia-current” in in Synaptic.
echo 'Section "ServerLayout"Identifier "Layout0"Option "AutoAddDevices" "true"EndSection Section "Device"Identifier "Device1"Driver "nvidia"VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"Option "NoLogo" "true"Option "UseEDID" "true"Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"EndSection' | sudo tee /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-current-latitude-e6530.conf
echo 'Section "ServerLayout"Identifier "Layout0"Option "AutoAddDevices" "true"EndSection Section "Device"Identifier "Device1"Driver "nvidia"VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"Option "NoLogo" "true"Option "UseEDID" "true"Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"EndSection' | sudo tee /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-current-updates-latitude-e6530.conf
andrei@andrei-desktop:~$ optirun glxspheresPolygons in scene: 62464Visual ID of window: 0x21Context is DirectOpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 555M/PCIe/SSE2108.341661 frames/sec - 120.909294 Mpixels/sec115.823392 frames/sec - 129.258905 Mpixels/sec118.948088 frames/sec - 132.746066 Mpixels/sec118.903546 frames/sec - 132.696357 Mpixels/sec119.179362 frames/sec - 133.004168 Mpixels/sec
And obviously, glxspheres should start and the framerate should be singnificantly better than running “glxspheres” without “optirun”.