Monthly Archives: August 2012

New toy: DSO-QUAD

I got one of these chinese miniature digital scopes, and I can say that yes, it is an interesting tool, but more useful when you have to use it on the field. The user interface is good, but the lack … Continue reading

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Freeze your hard drive to recover data

http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com.br/2006/01/freeze-your-hard-drive-to-recover-data.html

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Portuguese accents on gnuplot

set encoding iso_8859_1 set ylabel “Requisi{/E \347}{/E \365}es/s/W” Character list: http://www.dcf.ds.mpg.de/fileadmin/mitarbeiter/Matthias_Schroeter/various/gnuplot/ps_guide.pdf Other information: http://wiki.ipb.ac.rs/index.php/Gnuplot

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Apollo guidance computer

http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/vs-mit-apollo-guidance.html

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NASA’s Coding Standard for the C Programming Language

JPL Institutional Coding Standard for the C Programming Language Available at: http://lars-lab.jpl.nasa.gov/JPL_Coding_Standard_C.pdf

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Batch converting word files to PDF

Today I had to convert hundreds of .doc files to .pdf. I first thought it would be impossible because there would be not such option or command line option on MS-Word. But surprisingly, this great tutorial shows how using powerful … Continue reading

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Why Mars Curiosity uses old technology

Why Mars Curiosity uses old technology by Graham-Cumming http://blog.jgc.org/2012/08/why-dont-they-just.html

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Google chrome strange behavior

I simply did not know what to do anymore trying to get Google Chrome working on Ubuntu 12.04. I tried many things and finally found that the problem was an incompatibility with the video card of my Sony Vaio! The … Continue reading

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Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human

Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_goldberg_4_lessons_from_robots_about_being_human.html 1. Question assumptions; 2. When in doubt, improvise; 3. When your path is blocked, pivot; 4. Practice, practice, practice. By the way, the at Ted talk (link above) is great. … Continue reading

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DLNA server

ps3mediaserver http://www.dicas-l.com.br/arquivo/protocolo_dlna_solucao_para_compartilhamento_de_arquivos_entre_varios_dispositivos_no_ubuntu.php#.UC1fC7SPW-Y

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