Making USB sticks for BMW USB audio on OsX

How to remove those annoying “._this is my song” duplicated titles that pop up on your dashboard if you use a usb stick made under OsX from all your iTunes songs.

Navigate (in a terminal window) to the root of your USB stick’s file system and type :

find . -name “._*” -exec rm -rf {} \;

Pleas run find “. -name “._*” -print \;” first to see what will be deleted..

QMachine – interesting way of building distributed processing

I must admit that I had not thought of using the browser (and Node/Javascript) to build and run large distributed networks of computer. But here is a project doing exactly that:

QMachine (QM) is a web service that uses Quanah to create a distributed computer that can use ordinary web browsers as ephemeral nodes. It contains three main components: an API server, a web server, and a website. The API server and the web server are both implemented in Node.js and available for use in server environments via NPM.

[From Project Description: QMachine]

A scary rifle

This is a scary rifle – it looks like it has the possibility to make a superb sniper out of anyone with enough money to buy one. (Although I have a real problem seeing how it compensates for wind):

Bullseye from 1,000 yards: Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

ARM CPUs, lasers, and Wi-Fi make firing this weapon an experience like no other. Read more