Posts Tagged ‘cool’

xkcd goes CLI!

April 2nd, 2010 No comments

This is cool, xkcd is now command line based! Try it!

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Boffins get 1,000,000 Linux Kernels running as virtual machines!

August 4th, 2009 No comments

Thats right, that wasn’t a typo. Some crazy boffins at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, have run more than a million Linux kernels as virtual machines out of which 20,000 can be run simultaneously! Why on earth would they attempt such feats?

Prehaps this XKCD may jog your memory

XKCD: Networking

Yep, just about:

The technique will allow them to effectively observe behaviour found in malicious botnets, or networks of infected machines that can operate on the scale of a million nodes.


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COOL:, Search, scrape and analyses news for you!

April 21st, 2009 2 comments
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Got told by a co-worker about this today, a news site that searches, scrapes and analyses news items for you., even has a Google Alerts style notification system to get told when interesting news items trickle through. Whats really impressive about this little beauty is that its written by a very small team and is packed with functionality.

Say we want to know more about the Sun being acquired by Oracle item from yesterday, query it. You’ll get a bunch of highlights for the month regarding the two keywords, and the latest articles aggregated over the internet. It even has Twitter integration to findout the latest goss.

While it seems to be still in its infancy, this web-application (and the AI behind it) will surely improve over time bringing some very interesting utilities for gathering news. Who needs now apart from the memes and references to PedoBear?

The web framework behind it I was told is Django (which I’ve toyed around with) and the front-end makes heavy use of CSS Sprites as seen on this graphic.

Learn about CSS Sprites

You can learn more about CSS Sprites via these links:


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