What’s New

What’s New

The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency, e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees… CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_25. If you can’t see the prices in your local currency, Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.

Java Iraq, Money, Religion, Ethics… Gay Roedy’s Health

Deformed Dogs

The canine nose is a masterpiece of evolution. For dogs, it has replaced sight as the primary sense organ. Breeding dogs with pushed-in faces that deform the nose is deliberately blinding them.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
Java Glossary

RSS feed for the Java glossary
RSS feed for the Java glossary

Java Glossary and Computer Buyers’ glossary

The following essays and entries recently changed:

2014-10-242014-10-19
  • drones: Some thoughts on Amazon’s plan to deliver goods by drone.
2014-10-12
  • driver update: Utilities to keep your Windows drivers up to date.
2014-10-062014-10-04
  • Olympic Connector: An optical illusion to make it look as if many different Olympic venues were connected by a wormhole.
2014-10-022014-09-222014-09-13
  • What’s That Char: Student project for a utility to help you identify characters and find entities for them.
2014-09-10
  • payment schemes: Comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the various payment schemes people have come up with.
2014-09-092014-09-06
  • QuickDNS: A free utility to keep the IPs in your hosts. file up to date. This allow faster more accurate DNS look up of websites in your browser.
2014-09-052014-09-03
  • SQLStomp: SQL/JDBC generator student project.
2014-09-022014-09-01
  • daemon: daemon vs user Threads.
  • mouse: There are a number of new mouse models with specs.
2014-08-31
  • OATH: Open Authentication. It is an industry group working on standards for such things as security tokens.
  • NCIX: I have added NCIX Canada and NCIX USA to the list of stores you can click through to buy various electronics.
  • Live ID: multisite logon.
  • ePassport: Electronic passports.
  • Two Factor Authentication: Pairing up a security token with passwords.
2014-08-29
  • Rabbit TV: A very low cost way to view TV shows and movies on your computer.
  • Shomi: A competitor to NetFlix coming in 2014-11.
2014-08-25
  • Replicator Plus: A student project to unsure broadcast documents, or plagiarised documents stay up to date.
2014-08-24
  • Unicode Viewer: Unicode viewer fonts are now easier to read because they are 20% bigger and anti-aliased.
  • coverage fonts: Fonts with wide variety of supported glyphs.
  • Font Creator: Commercial utility to edit and create fonts.
  • font stitcher: Student project to stitch fonts together to form one with covereage of all the characters you need, with no unneeded fat.
  • #: More than you wanted to know about the #, the octothorpe.
   
ethics

RSS feed for various ethical concerns
RSS feed for various ethical concerns

Ethics, Environment, Animal Rights, Human Rights, Politics, Money, Religion, Living Love, Esperanto and Deep Thoughts Essays

The following essays and entries recently changed:

2014-10-10
  • Cetacean Captivity: Debating whether it is permissible to keep dolphins and whales in captivity.
2014-09-282014-09-21
   
Gay & Black Glossary

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RSS feed for the Gay and Black glossary

Gay & Black Glossary

I recently changed the following essays and entries:

2014-09-252014-09-04
   
pills Roedy’s health

I am doing reasonably well with HIV (Human Imumuno-deficiency Virus). My new drugs are now holding down the HIV. Nausea and diarrhea are tolerable. I am not sleeping all the time. Last revised/verified: 2014-08-25

   
Public Domain Public Domain Status In the event of my death, the entire mindprod.com website will revert to the public domain, including downloadable programs and source. You will be welcome to repost and modify any or all of the material on the website. Knowledge keeps no better than fish. I don’t let people repost my material with a few exceptions (e.g. print or foreign languages). The problem is I am constantly changing everything, and there is still no technology to keep all the other copies up to date.
   
intercorporate_logo Inter-Corporate The Canadian Mind Products website is now hosted by Inter-Corporate.com. One nice service they offer is buying domain names for you charging only flat $19.00 USD per year (i.e. zero markup on the Verisign Network Solutions/InterNIC fee) for .com, .org,.net, .edu and $50.00 CAD per year for .ca. Email  Randolf Richardsonemail Randolf Richardson for more information. Also see domains essay for more information.

I grew up in a wealthy district called the British Properties in West Vancouver. One day a friend of my little sister’s visited and went home and announced to her mother that she had met some poor people (namely us). Her mother asked how she knew. She replied They don’t have a swimming pool. Perhaps I should then not be so surprised at people organising charities to buy expensive hockey equipment and ice time for underprivileged children when there are still kids going without food, shelter or medical care.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)

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