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Fast square root sqrt() approximation on C

A good comparison of different square root, sqrt(), approximation methods on C. Useful.

So true…

We are all going to hell in a shopping basket

wget – HTTP request from command line

If you need to make a request via HTTP from Windows/*nix command line and obtain server response (example: you want to run some remote script via HTTP and then process its answer), there is a special utility exactly for this purpose. The utility called WGet:

http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/

In command line run: wget.exe http://somesite.com/script.php
As a result, server response will be stored in file. You can download files via HTTP in the same manner. Very convenient and useful tool.

AudioTag.info – music recognition robot

It’s my pleasure to announce a preview stage of free music recognition service – AudioTag.info.

AudioTag.info — is a free music-recognition service. It allows you to identify almost any unknown piece of music quickly and easily. Its use is very simple: you upload a short audio fragment or an entire song, the robot analyzes it and provides you with the information about the track title, artist name, album title, etc. Your audio fragment can be in almost any file format and of almost any quality (aurally recognizable, of course) — it can be an MP3 file downloaded from the Internet or a short recording made with your old tape recorder and stored as a low-quality .WAV-file.

Human morphing

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The animals save the planet

Here

Artificial arms

Is it going to be a reality?

http://spectrum.ieee.org/video?id=221

Exciting and just amazing video, information and technology.

New era

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What every programmer should know about memory

Very interesting reading for programmers:

http://lwn.net/Articles/250967/

Article by Ulrich Drepper.