The APEH (literally: Tax and Financial Controlling Office), the hungarian tax office has set up an online auction site, where it tries to sell everything it occupied from non paying taxpayers.
Vimeo has a dedicated Fauxtographs channel which has funny videos, where the creator tells the subject that a photo is being taken , but it takes several seconds to accomplish.
This is at least 3 years old news, but still very interesting. Members of the Chaos Computer Club managed to install a back door into 10% of the bicycles offered by Deutsche Bahn’s Call a Bike service.
This backdoor makes someone aware of it able to use the bikes for free.
I am wondering anyone managed hacking the similar bikes in Vienna or Barcelona.
Today one of the worlds biggest aircraft, the An-225 landed at Ferihegy (Budapest Airport) and will leave tomorrow. For this special occassion, the airport opened some view decks at the terminal for the interested parties. It is said that tomorrow it will carry some kind of earthquake equipment to a destination in Asia.
A complete itiner at detailed description is available in Hungarian at Airportal.
According to wikipedia The New Yorker magazine has a distinctive typography style: One uncommonly formal feature of the magazine’s in-house style is the placement of diaeresis marks in words with repeating vowels—such as reëlected and coöperate—in which the two vowel letters indicate separate vowel sounds.
Well, Hungarian and German have these kind of marks by default.
The Budavári Mátyás Templom (~Matthias Chruch of Buda) has artistitc pottery tiles on the roof which are renovated right now.
According to this news entry from Index (Hungarian only), the parish is going to sell the tiles as merchandise for approximately $20 each. Great idea, I am going to buy one :)
Ironically, in my LinuxBIOS speech I mentioned my thoughts about the name itself: outdated.
Now the group had chosen to change the name, to reflect the projects plans better. LinuxBIOS v3 does not contains any Linux code, nor its purpose is to boot a Linux kernel, it is just a core to boot specific payloads, hence the name coreboot.
The new webpage is at coreboot.org, and the Subversion repositories are renamed aswell.
Finally Mike found the time to set up FATE, an automatic testing tool for FFmpeg buils. Read more about it in his blog post.
SVOPC (ang. Sinusoidal Voice Over Packet Coder) is a lossy speech compression codec designed specifically towards communication channels suffering from packet loss.
SVOPC is the latest speech codec used in Skype conference chats. Not much is known about it yet, but my personal taste is that iLBC sounded much better.
Alexander Graf added emulation of Intel Mac to Qemu, it is mostly a clean code, and it can be clearly seen what kind of protection the Macs have.
He just submitted the patches to QEmu last week.