This is the core project for the CarPC/Carputer. The goal of this documentation is to record ideas of what to put into the system. References to documentation and possible hardware will also be included for easy access. Most of the designs here are ... More...
General Hardware Cases Voom Carpc Case Displays Xenarc Touch Screen Prius Touch Screen? CPUs Via Intel Atom TI OMAP3 (check out the BegalBoards: http://beagleboard.org) Input CF/SD card reader ... More...
tutorials:linux:building_ubuntu_source_packages - created
apt-get build-deps [package] apt-get source [package] Make changes to source and compile. “apt-cache show [package] | grep Version You’ll get something like this: Version: someversion.ubuntu1 You can then use a newer version number... More...
These tutorials cover a few things I’ve figured out how to do in Linux over time. Some of them cover my hardware configuration and others software, but all of them Linux. TutorialDescription Xorg ConfigurationHow to configure xorg to sup... More...
Sensors Core temperature sensor OBD-II sensor GPS Bluetooth Wifi Possible Webcam Fish eye cameras for accident logging radar detection (depends on state laws and what kind of interfaces are available) RF sensor FM tuner for wireless au... More...
First Government Lawsuit Against a Patent Troll
walterbyrd writes "Late last year, a vigorous and secretive patent troll began sending out thousands of letters to small businesses all around the country, insisting that they owed between $900 and $1,200 per worker just for using scanners. The brazen patent-trolling scheme, carried out by a company called MPHJ technologies and dozens of shell companies with six-letter names, has caught the attention of politicians. MPHJ and its principals may have gone too far. They're now the subject of a government lawsuit targeting patent trolling—the first ever such case. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has filed suit in his home state, saying that MPHJ is violating Vermont consumer-protection laws."
Why We Should Celebrate Snapchat and Encourage Ephemeral Communication
An anonymous reader writes "Within a few months of launching, Snapchat has made an enormous and lasting impact on the culture of communication on the Internet – and we should all be grateful. They have simplified a security process enough to the point that anybody can use it, while validating the market of the next generation of privacy-preserving ephemeral communication. Most importantly, we may finally get a break from the forced permanence of the Facebook and Google world, where everything you do and share is a data point to be monetized and re-sold to the highest bidder."
antdude writes "Pew Internet reports that: 'Teens are sharing more info about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data.'"
Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don't Exist At the Same Time
sciencehabit writes "Physicists have long known that quantum mechanics allows for a subtle connection between quantum particles called entanglement, in which measuring one particle can instantly set the otherwise uncertain condition, or 'state,' of another particle—even if it's light years away. Now, experimenters in Israel have shown that they can entangle two photons that don't even exist at the same time. Anton Zeilinger, a physicist at the University of Vienna, says that the experiment demonstrates just how slippery the concepts of quantum mechanics are. 'It's really neat because it shows more or less that quantum events are outside our everyday notions of space and time.'"
Missile Test Creates Huge Expanding Halo of Light Over Hawaii
The Bad Astronomer writes "A Minuteman III missile launch from California early Wednesday morning created a weird, expanding halo of light seen from the CFHT observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea. The third stage of the missile has ports that open and dump fuel into the near-vacuum. This cloud expands rapidly as a spherical shell, shock-exciting the air molecules and causing them to glow, creating the bizarre effect."