Monthly Archives: December 2011

More ARM curiosities

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/20/the-engadget-interview-arm-co-founder-john-biggs/ http://elleeseymour.com/2011/05/24/how-the-arm-chip-saved-apple/

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Christmas Toy: Gumstix

Today I received a Gumstix FireSTORM and some accessories I ordered for my PhD project. For people in Brazil, the price was U$ 500,00 (about R$ 1.000,00) and the taxes were also R$ 1.000,00 (!!). Yes, the import taxes were … Continue reading

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Impact Factors for Robotics Journals

http://www.hizook.com/blog/2011/11/02/impact-factors-robotics-journals thanks to Bruno Silva for the link

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Air France Flight 447’s Final Minutes Reconstructed

http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/aerospace/aviation/air-france-flight-447s-final-minutes-reconstructed

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Too modern to work well

Near my house, in Natal-RN (Brazil), a scene that happens frequently, specially when it’s raining. My guess is that this system is powered by a modern processor with a state of the art control algorithm so that each light can … Continue reading

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Patentes no Brasil

How a Brazilian invetor created the caller identification system 40 years ago, patented it and never got a cent (In portuguese) No reino da pirataria http://www.jornaldaciencia.org.br/Detalhe.jsp?id=80464

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JSON + Bash

http://qaa.ath.cx/TheEmperorsNewClothes.html

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Sending keys to Linux’ programs

Source: http://www.semicomplete.com/projects/xdotool/ #apt-get install xdotool #Send a Ctrl+P to Google Earth -> “File -> Print” WID=`xdotool search “Google Earth” | head -1` xdotool windowactivate $WID xdotool key ctrl+p #Copy Google Earth current view image to clipboard WID=`xdotool search “Google Earth” … Continue reading

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Getting a text or a image from the Linux clipboard and saving it to a file using QT

#include <QApplication> #include <QClipboard> #include <QMimeData> #include <stdio.h> #include “window.h” int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, argv); QClipboard *clipboard = QApplication::clipboard(); const QMimeData *mimeData = clipboard->mimeData(); QPixmap pixmap; if (clipboard == 0) { printf(“Error”); return 1; } if … Continue reading

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