The Galactic Patrol

Saving the Universe from Boskone and Bugs

June, 2004

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    fetching you a bottle of water does *not* motivate me

    This is the story of an inspirational speech that, well – wasn’t. I went to a divisional meeting recently – lots of people, lots of powerpoint. The topics were a bit dry, and the last speaker was clearly trying to drum up some excitement...
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    How well do you know your Microsoft acronyms?

    I made the following challenge over on Channel 9 – anyone care to take up the gauntlet? “That takes me back - when I started at Microsoft eight years ago, I worked in the Windows build lab. This was back when we were working on SUR, and...
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    obfuscated C code, for fun and profit (ok, just for fun)

    If you’ve ever coded in C, you owe it to yourself to check out the (fully functional) programs at this link: Here is one of the programs presented: char*lie; double time, me= !0XFACE...
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    amazing new antenna technology

    Apparently a professor (and ham radio enthusiast) from the University of Rhode Island has invented a new kind of radio antenna that performs as well as antennae three to nine times larger. The article mentions walkie-talkies as a possible application...
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