Linked by Anonymous on Tue 18th Jun 2013 22:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The open source Contiki operating system and its commercial Thingsquare distribution are making strides towards the connected home. According to a Computerworld article, a new LED light bulb manufacturer is putting small computers into their light bulbs. Each computer runs the Contiki OS, which gives each bulb an IP address and allows them to be controlled with a smartphone application. To connect the bulbs to the application, the bulbs use both Wi-Fi and the much lower power IEEE 802.15.4 mesh technology.
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Switched on?
by tonyyeb on Wed 19th Jun 2013 09:16 UTC
tonyyeb
Member since:
2007-12-02

So do you need the light switched on for the wifi to work?! Ha!

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RE: Switched on?
by Kochise on Wed 19th Jun 2013 11:48 UTC in reply to "Switched on?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Epic. Fail.

Soon, the Contiki powered switch ;)

Kochise

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Switched on?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 19th Jun 2013 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Switched on?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

My campaign to get people to stop calling everything an epic fail continues. Epic should be reserved for something so unique that it only occurs once in a lifetime. Fail should always be used as a verb.

Putting the two together is just absurd.

Napoleon invading Russia, that was an epic failure.

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RE[3]: Switched on?
by Kochise on Wed 19th Jun 2013 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Switched on?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Not epic, when a midget on his high horses gets to attack Russia by winter, what should happen happens...

Kochise

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RE[4]: Switched on?
by unclefester on Thu 20th Jun 2013 00:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Switched on?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Not epic, when a midget on his high horses gets to attack Russia by winter, what should happen happens...

Kochise



Napoleon was actually about 3cm taller than the average Frenchman of the time.

Napoleon attacked Russia in the middle of Summer (June 24). He began his retreat in Autumn (October). Napoleon had never intended to attack Moscow but was forced to do so by the Russian military tactics.

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RE[5]: Switched on?
by Kochise on Thu 20th Jun 2013 06:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Switched on?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Sure is, I know the "medical" term of the syndrome :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_complex

Yet, "Nabotléon" (Midgetleon) still have not my sympathy ! A butcher remains a butcher...

Kochise

Reply Score: 2

RE[3]: Switched on?
by MOS6510 on Wed 19th Jun 2013 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Switched on?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The game Epic (Amiga) was a failure according to some reviews, but others gave it high marks.

So something can be an epic failure and an epic success at the same time until you observe it yourself.

Epic. Superposition.

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RE[4]: Switched on?
by Kochise on Thu 20th Jun 2013 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Switched on?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Epic was one of the first "cinemagraphic" sci-fi soap game on 4th generation computers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrco0txG9XY

Epic graphics and music. Nice game-play, yet repetitive in the long run...

Kochise

Edited 2013-06-20 06:25 UTC

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Can we get
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 19th Jun 2013 14:27 UTC
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

a wifi controlled toilet flusher?

Imagine, sitting on the crapper, playing angry birds on your smartphone and when you're done just bring up the Niagra app, press a button and enjoy the waterworks! The future is now people!

Reply Score: 3

Joke
by sb56637 on Fri 21st Jun 2013 12:04 UTC
sb56637
Member since:
2006-05-11

How many programmers does it take to turn on a lightbulb?

Reply Score: 3