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sepdek November 28, 2012

Some years ago I got my macbook air and in a flash of genius I got a 200GB USB disk to use as a backup disk (time machine backup disk). This was great and there where a couple of times it prooved really useful. Recently I wanted to detach this USB disk from its primary […]

sepdek August 23, 2012

Σας τα λέω όλα αυτά γιατί εδώ στο νησί μας, όπως και αλλού, οι γάτες ξεχνάνε, οι άνθρωποι ξεχνάνε και η τρέλα δε θέλει πολύ να φουντώσει πάλι φτου ξανά και απ’ την αρχή… πώς μου είχε ξεφύγει…

sepdek August 23, 2012

Free will has long been an issue on my mind. Although I am not into psychology or neuroscience I approached it in a logical/abstract way. It became apparent to me that there is no such thing as ‘free will’. The manifestations of our thoughts, our actions, which we tend to base upon free will, seem […]

sepdek July 4, 2012

Just faced a problem regarding setting the critical battery level on Windows 7. It got stuck at 98% and I could not set another value, although “low battery level” could be set to any value. Finally I came up with a solution using a command window: run cmd.exe using administrator priviledges and type the following […]

sepdek February 5, 2012

Even though all default settings include “utf8-general-ci” every newly created database keeps getting that “swedish” collation and character set! So one way to convert to utf8 is to go table by table and type the SQL command: ALTER TABLE dbase.table CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci where ‘dbase’ is the name of the database […]

sepdek November 6, 2011

I am quoting the words of a professor in Greece. I have not yet had the opportunity to check the validity of the claims but I have to take a note of them! For those who do not (or choose to not) know what the Greek people and Greece is… We are a country that […]

sepdek October 10, 2011

The reflections that follow are attributed to a Professor from AUTH, Greece. Suppose you have lent 100 euros to someone with a salary of 100 euros and 500 euros to someone with a salary of 1000 euros. The first owes 100% of his/her salary while the second owes 50% of his/her salary. By what logic […]

sepdek July 10, 2011

Just came back from the summer school Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles: Design, Perception, and Control held at ATH Zurich and organized by the EC FP7 project “sFly” (FP7-231855). A great experience and a chance to meet people and take a look at what is the state-of-the-art in small flying robots. With very important speakers like […]

sepdek June 5, 2011

Alexander Sack, 1927, When a debt is an “odious debt”: 1. Loans are without the consent of the citizens 2. Loans are wasted without benefit to the citizens 3. The lender know but do not mind Exactly, which of these is incorrect for Greece? Alexander Sack, 1927, Πότε ένα χρέος είναι «απεχθές χρέος»: 1. Τα […]

sepdek May 10, 2011

Microsoft Photosynth is a set of tools for capturing and viewing panorama-like photos. The difference of a “synth” is that it consists of photos taken from various positions, in contrast with typical panoramas that require one fixed position for all photos of the collection. If consists of desktop applications, phone apps and online and social […]

sepdek April 20, 2011

Just completed successfully an update to the untethered iOS 4.3.2 with unlocking on an iPhone 3GS, by following these tutorials: iClarified for untethered jailbreaking* to iOS 4.3.2 using RedSn0w: http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=14563 I actually used a newer RedSn0w version either from this link or this link: redmondpie for fixed unlocking** using Ultrasn0w Fixer For 4.3.2: http://www.redmondpie.com/unlock-ios-4.3.2-on-iphone-4-3gs-with-ultrasn0w-fixer-for-4.3.2-how-to-tutorial/ Note: […]