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The “my life goes public” game

December 10th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Human desire to be liked is not what we are going to discuss or question about. We take it for granted.
What I wonder, is why people believe that publishing their best photographs online, and exposing their everyday life make them more attractive?
Why wouldn’t smbdy search for the latest trends in modern culture make a list of the top ten, and start publishing fake content about his life online? That would automatically make him/her one of the people in the circle that share the same cultural views, thus adorable.
Yet another social experiment would be the following:
Study the online past of a person/subject and make an opinion about his/her habits, thing he or she likes. Then try to mimic those, of course altering the content a bit not to be exactly the same. After that it all comes naturally, and he/she wonders how can it be possible that you two haven’t get known to each other for so long.

Of course our friend XKCD has already though of that social hacking and here is the proof:

XKCD facebook use

Another interesting aspect of this whole idea is the following. Subject A is male and wants to mate (human nature). Subject B is female. Subject A tries subconsciously to match B’s behavior and ideas in order to gain points against the other subjects that also assert B. That’s not quite uncommon nowadays where almost everybody publishes his personal views and thing he likes.
The real work had to be done years ago, when there was no like history in social networks (because there were no social networks), and the only way to “know” somebody was to chat with him for endless hours, and do it in a way that you wouldn’t be busted.
However I still enjoy experimenting with social behaviors and I do say it in public!

Software Defined Radio

August 26th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

When I was young, I had a dream. I imagined of one device that could replace them all. Why have a separate

-CB
-HF
-49mhz analog phone
-FM Radio
-VHF/UHF
-TV tuner
-GSM cellphone
-DECT phone
-GPS

Whilst all of them are based on RF?
Since I was a 15yo kid, of course I could only have this device in my dreams.
Now I see that time has come. With the advent of FPGA’s and modern electronics, you can have them ALL in ONE!

Why bother carrying all of this stuff, while funcube dongle exists?
Why buy expensive hardware that does very specific things, on very specific frequencies, and not write (or even re-use) some lines of code that run on generic hardware?

Why the fuck pay thousands of dollars for ICOM, YAESU and KENWOOD top-line machinery since what each of them has to show is their DSP unit? Create your own DSP unit! It’s just dragging n dropping a block!

Long live the Software Radio!
Thank you John Gilmore, Eric Blossom, Matt Ettus!

The internet is for porn

July 19th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Αν και πέρασα έξω από το θέατρο την ώρα που παιζόταν το Avenue Q, δεν κατάφερα να το δω. Το ιντερνετ όμως είναι για τις τσόντες. Δηλαδή σκεφτείτε το, ποιά ήταν η πρώτη σας επαφή με το Ιντερνετ;

Αυτό βέβαια δεν είναι μόνο δική μου γνώμη. Το επιβεβαιώνει ο κύριος Google στα trends του. Τις τελευταίες 7 μέρες (Ιούλιος 2011) το keyword ntouvli αυξήθηκε κατα 550%

Σήμερα λοιπόν η ντούβλι, χτες η τζούλια, αύριο η Μαριάννα.
Οι περισσότεροι μπαίνουν στο διαδίκτυο για να χαλαρώσουν, να διαβάσουν κανα αθλητικό νέο, και να δουν καμμια ξετσίπωτη!

Δεν εχουν άδικο λοιπόν που λένε οτι το ιντερνετ είναι για τις τσόντες…

Brain friend hard limit = 150

June 1st, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

How many friends have you?
How many friends have you in facebook?
How many do you follow in tweeter?

Well, learn that the most you can handle is about 150.

Well it’s 100-200 actually
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar’s_number

Νέο λook!

May 26th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

καλώς δεχτείτε το νέο καλοκαιρινό μας lOOk

Spotcloud provider review

March 11th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Spotcloud seems very promising that’s why I put $10 to test it a bit.

Here are the results:

SpotCloud Provider Review

Note that more than half of the providers are failing, but if you are lucky enough to get your instance up and IP allocated, you get a lot for what you pay.
Imaging that with the smallest instance you can get a VM for just $0.001 an hour! that translates to less than $1 per month!!!

Cyta Adsl speed sucks (oversubscription ratio… -> ∞)

January 30th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Another time it is justed proved that what you pay is what you get

It is proven below that for 33/month you can’t get “business class” internet service

iperf for 24 hours from 100Mbit Dedicated server in europe to my little Ubuntu server hooked on the Cyta adsl line:
cyta downlink adsl speed

You can clearly see that some times during the day the 24 promised Mbps is more or less divided by 100 times ending up to have something better that an ISDN line

Πυθαγόρειο θεώρημα αλα ελληνικά

January 27th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Το τεσσαράγωνο της παρακατιανής τεντόστρας, πατσίζει με τη σούμα των τεσσαραγώνων των δυο παϊδιών που στέκονται σούζα.

Ή αλλιώς:

“Το τετράγωνο της υποτείνουσας ενός ορθογώνιου τριγώνου ισούται με το άθροισμα των τετραγώνων των δυο κάθετων πλευρών”

Πρόσωπα παντού!

January 27th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Έχετε δει ποτέ πρόσωπα να σχηματίζονται στα σύννεφα του ουρανού;
Πρόσωπο στο σύννεφο ή σύννεφο σαν πρόσωπο;
πρόσωπα στον Άρη σαν και αυτό;
πρόσωπο στον Άρη

Αυτόν που ανεβαίνει στο δένρο τον βλέπετε;;;
άνθρωπος που ανεβαίνει στο δένρο
Νομίζετε οτι είναι τυχαίο;

οχι…

είναι όλα στο μυαλό μας

Mad World…

January 19th, 2011 -- Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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