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Crazyflie 2.0 Review

The Crazyflie 2.0 is a second generation nano quadcopter created by Bitcraze as part of their open-source flying development platform. Available for $180 from Seeed Studio, this developer-friendly kit seemed like the perfect way to dip my toes into the

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Configuring BOPM for TorDNSEL

Background If you have a working BOPM installation, you are trying to prevent abuses of your IRC network effected through anonymity services such as proxies. BOPM has built-in support for scanning for open proxies. It also has support for looking

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Downloading wget Without wget: Use bash

There are many ways to download and install wget without having wget itself installed. For example, one can use curl, a sort of competitor to wget, or a package manager with libfetch or some other library-level downloader integrated (such as

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Google Voice and Asterisk

There are numerous guides about setting up Google Voice and an incoming sip number for free outgoing calling. Sadly, all of the guides I found were written for FreePBX or some other Asterisk bundle, and also used a shell script

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End of the road for free data on iDen?

It looks like getting free data access on iDen handsets is going to end, likely on or before 6/20/10 according to this Sprint document (credit Engadget). Coincidentally, this is the same day that the Motorola i1 is released, the first

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Randomly Interesting: The Super-Kamiokande

The Super-Kamiokande is a submerged neutrino (cosmic ray) detector located in Mount Kamiokak┼Ź in Japan, 1000 meters underground in an old mineshaft. The enormous apparatus is primarily used for detecting supernovas and cosmic rays. Originally constructed in 1993, the detector

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Multitouch: Fundamental Feature or Fad?

Popularized with the ever-present┬á iPhone and expanding into the tablet and desktop sector by companies such as Dell and HP, multitouch is becoming an interesting addition to today’s user interfaces. Overseas companies, such as Asus, are also taking advantage of

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