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Robotics For Kids

Posted 03-05-2009 at 04:49 AM by JulianTosh

I was just reading a slashdot article on Robotics for Kids and read a particular /.'rs comment that really sounded great!

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...it is fun to PLAY robot. Explain the concept that robots only do exactly what you say, and then make some "commands" like "move forward", "turn left", "pick up object" and then work together to try to solve problems, like "how can we get the rubber snake into your sister's bed?". The kid plays the role of the
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Mobile Linux in USB & SD Cards

Posted 03-05-2009 at 04:43 AM by Kenichi Kato

Hello There!

I love to experiment on putting linux on USB thumbdrives & SD cards. Anyone cares to share your experiences?
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Eyerobot's Personal Blog

Posted 03-05-2009 at 03:47 AM by eyerobot

Well I'm a retired painter, And computer, And electronics hobbyist since around 1972.

My first computers were punch card systems at the local college. but the first computer i owned was an old timex sinclair 1000 (new at the time).

It wasnt longer than ten minutes before i was hooked, Just seeing my first line of code activate on a black and white tv screen was like magic to me.

Later I was able to use a cassette recorder to save my programs, and i was...
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How to Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu 8.10

Posted 03-05-2009 at 02:07 AM by sridhar11

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux.It provides advanced key management and policy features. eCryptfs stores cryptographic metadata in the header of each file written, so that encrypted files can be copied between hosts; the file will be decryptable with the proper key, and there is no need to keep track of any additional information aside from what is already in the encrypted file itself. Think of eCryptfs as a sort of “gnupgfs”.eCryptfs is...
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To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

Posted 03-04-2009 at 10:47 PM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

No, I am not questioning whether I should keep using Linux (or not). What I am questioning is the wisdom of trying to get close relatives to use Linux when all they use is Windows.

When is it alright to get someone in your family to use something they have never used before?

Me? I have given up trying to get anyone close to me to use Linux. My mother jinxes any computer she touches. She installs junk (which I believe cause most of her computer problems), though when...
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