Saturday, April 23, 2011

Episode 004 and Show Notes


News
Amazon EC2 Outage
http://www.informationweek.com/articles/229402054?cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

Portal 2
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/portal-2-ars-shares-the-correct-way-to-do-science.ars

Wii 2?
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/34241/Wii_Successor_Rumors_Continue_May_Launch_Early_2012.php

Lego assembly line
http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/20/wow-model-factory-made-with-lego-robots-moves-48-items-per-minute-video/



Tool of the day
Jason: SketchUp w/ thing-o-matic http://sketchup.google.com/ and http://store.makerbot.com/makerbot-thing-o-matic.html
Patrick: TI MSP430 http://e2e.ti.com/group/msp430launchpad/w/default.aspx


Programming Language Discussion (Matlab/Octave)

Matlab http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/
Use
History
Vendor Lock-in
Open Source
Octave http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/

Language details:
interpreted
VM latency
Toolboxes (standard library that costs $)
Optimized functions (jacket, FFTW, etc.)

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