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Being thirteen and half hours ahead of PST is turning out to be an amazing thing. I have completed my 20th Prototype and trying out a special thing with eyes. Dr Hawkins has been my scientific ideal for long and I am trying to build a text conversion from blink of eyes for assisting paralytic persons.
It has become a habit to send you a small note before and after working with a concept.
I know you have started coding madly and will go through the kind of madness that I experienced for last one month. There is no webcast of the contest from Intel. And not proper keywords are used by all contestants. So I managed to save a list through different searches. You can enjoy at your spare time. There are some good creative submissions.
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Perceptual Computing works
1. Klyuch Yuri Gesture Games http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRuxdmG6JcM
I have a laptop here that is failing to boot to windows. Does anyone know a program that I can run from the DVD drive to test the hard disk, without booting up? I just want to know if the hard drive is fubar.
I'd try starting it without any drivers, before doing too much work (the F5/F8 boot options).
One thing I did find, with one machine, is that the proprietary boot-up shell wouldn't let Windows start if more than two USB drives (DVD + HDD) were attached, so unplugging any USB peripherals might make a difference (plug it all back in after Windows starts booting).
These[^] are worth their weight in gold, though, for testing/fixing HDDs.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I know you already got suggestions for a Linux live CD. This weekend, I hade the same problem and downloaded Knoppix Live, version 7.0. (The CD-version, there is a DVD version as well).
Worked like a charm! So I could just copy files from the hard drive to an USB memory.
A true saviour!
Alcohol. The cause of, and the solution to, all of life's problems - Homer Simpson
I'm going to try Hiren after work work, dl'ed it last night. If that doesn't help, I'll try Linux. Either way, I think the disk is not fried (it had a lot of our wedding plans on there, invite design, guests + addresses, etc).