If you use low powered IR leds and IR camera eye tracking becomes a lot easier as the iris shows up better . Just need to make sure the eye does not heat up too much. This was the basis of an eye tracking system used in the early 90's in the R&D department I worked in at the time. It worked quite well except the issue around the eye feeling slightly warmer.
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If you wanna make your own open-source chip, just Google it. Literally. Web giant says it'll fab them for free
Brit MP demands answers from Fujitsu about Horizon IT system after Post Office staff jailed over accounting errors
cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode'
Everything OK with Microsoft? Windows giant admits it was 'on the wrong side of history' with regard to open source
It's the 'not invented here' and 'nobody will pay for the open source we are using' philosophy of senior and middle managers. Personally you are paying for my time. If I can get the job done quicker and cheaper by using open source I will use it (as long as the licence permits me too)... especially as it will give me more time to spend on the value part of the project rather than reinventing the wheel yet again...
The point of containers is they aren't VMs, yet Microsoft licenses SQL Server in containers as if they were VMs
Collabora working on making any DirectX 12 driver able to support open graphics and parallel programming APIs
Re: back in the 90's when DirectX first became "a thing"
M$ also pushed Direct2D as a replacement for GDI... Took ages to convince management it was a lost cause. We ended up producing a modern OpenGL/ES rendering engine. We never did a DirectX engine as it was wasted effort as the OpenGL drivers are good enough from Intel/AMD/Nvidia on Windows.
Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature
NoMachine is a decent option
It's fast... Works on Windows and Linux.
Low bandwidth. Hardware compression supported.
Your desktop is as if you logged in, unlike RD.
However if you do RD in on Windows hardware acceleration of 3D gets disabled and you have to physically login.
IMHO it's a decent option to access a work machine remotely especially if you use apps that use OpenGL/DirectX/Vulcan...
QT OpenSource Licence is pretty much LGPL. Some libraries or parts are GPL but these can be avoided if you carefully review what you are using. Most of the GPL issue is around QML libraries.
Mostly its fud from the current company developing QT in an attempt to get people to pay quite a lot of money.
Openreach's cunning plan to 'turbocharge' the post-Brexit economy: Getting everyone on full-fibre broadband by 2025
Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again
OpenGL implementation status & personal experience
Personally I've had way too many problems with the nouveau drivers to even consider using them. I've still got one laptop that I need to sort out after an upgrade where everything points to this driver. I just can't get the desktop to start. Really need to find the time to do a backup and clean install.
I'm having no issues with the i965 drivers with Mesa on my fallback laptop.
I use the NVIDIA drivers on Linux when I need to do GPU debugging and performance analysis.
The following is a great site to see the state of Mesa support for OpenGL version and the different drivers:
Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo
Any professional programmer will test on all the supported targets. If you have set up your build & test system correctly then the overhead should not be unmanageable.
When I did development for Java I also test on the target JVM (developed on the Sun/Oracle JVM, deployed on the IBM z/OS JVM with some interesting bugs too).
Re: How much?
Picked myself up a returned Dell Inspiron 13 a couple of months back for ~£230. Usual price is > £500.
The laptop has a touch screen, tablet mode, full windows 10, 1TB drive, 4GB of memory. Absolutly nothing wrong with it at all. Did not look like it had even been turned on.
Installed Ubuntu on half the disk, as I need both OS's. I manly needed the laptop for testing software with an Intel GPU.
Ubuntu runs well. Windows not so well.
Chrome on both struggle after you have 5 or 6 tabs open.
Could do with at least 8GB of memory though!
Who was the data collated for
Having had my fingers burnt with this one I would like to know who the data was collated for.
So far Equifax has been very quiet on this.
The identity monitoring tool of thiers is not particularly good. It keeps emailing me to tell me that its found something. I'm reluctant to sign up for the more intrusive monitoring as you have to give them even more personal information and given that they have already lost a load of personal information it does not bode well for trusting them to keep the data safe.
DHCP and DNS may be the issue
I had a neighbour with this problem last weekend.
They had been sent a replacement router from BT but still had problems.
I changed their Windows 10 PC to use google's DNS servers and everything started working again.
All my windows PC's use fixed DNS servers and I've not run into this problem so far.
I've not had any real issues with my HH4 and FTTC. The only real issue I have with the HH4 is the complete lack of being able to configure them to my liking, such as pointing at a set of DNS servers that are not BTs. Any suggestions?