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Þór Sigurðsson
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Kvæði eftir afa minn sem á vel við í dag :)

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Söguþjóðin, sultarbrag
sönglar, lostin harmi,
meðan skálka skipulag
skjögrar á vítisbarmi.
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Og þetta var samið c.a. 1958 :)
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Tried Visual Studio Code for Linux. One thumb up for Microsoft.

Watched the keynote. Another thumb up for Microsoft.

Then they had the Hololens, Edge, seamless Android and iOS porting to W10, Hololens, Azure and Docker, seamless mobile-2-desktop-2-mobile transitions and did I mention Hololens?

Not even at a Steve-Jobs keynote have I run out of thumbs as fast.

And the best part ? There wasn't any reality-distortion field detected!

Pretty awesome for a company that held the title "big evil" for the longest of time...
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Vel byrjaði það, en svo skein vitleysan í gegn um leið og lausnin varð "nýr gjaldmiðill".

Það er alveg með ólíkindum að fólk skuli vera jafn foráttuheimskt að halda að það að skipta um gjaldmiðil lagi eitthvað. Það er eins og að segja drykkjumanni að það að skipta úr viskí í séniver lagi öll hans vandamál.

Vandinn er ekki og hefur aldrei verið gjaldmiðillinn sjálfur. Vandinn er fjármálastjórnin - og hún er alltaf "local" - líka ef skipt væri um gjaldmiðil (eða heldur fólk kannski að seðlabankinn leggist af og allir vextir verði ákveðnir af bírókrötum í Brussel?)

Málið er að þegar verðbólguskot kemur (sem mun óhjákvæmilega gerast þar sem íslendingar upp til hópa eru fjárhagslega óábyrgir og óáreiðanlegir) þá verður rík krafa á seðlabankann og vipskiptabankana að taka í taumana. Það er gert með því að hækka stýrivexti vel umfram vaxtastig og draga þannig úr útlánastarfsemi og hvetja til innlánastarfsemi[sparnaðar]. Það gerist líka með því að bíta í það súra epli að þegar óstjórn er á fjármálum aukist atvinnuleysi. Það gerist líka með því að bíta í það súra að þegar þrengir að, þá fá atvinnulausir, öryrkjar og gamlingjar minna til að moða úr, því þá sé hreinlega minna til skiptanna (það koma jú færri krónur í kassann eftir því sem fleiri eru utan vinnumarkaðar!)

Það verður nefnilega að velja og hafna. Verðtryggingin er fúl og sár, en þegar fólk vill fá húsnæðið sitt lánað til hálfrar mannsævi, þá verður það líka að taka því að annað hvort sé það að greiða raunvirði plús vexti til baka í formi verðtryggingar - eða það greiði það í formi þjóðfélagslegra sveiflna - plús vexti.

Það verður ekki bæði sleppt og haldið, og á meðan við viljum vera með sjálfstætt ríki erum við með sjálfstæð fjármál - óháð því hvaða gjaldmiðil við notum og ÞAÐ er staðurinn þar sem hnífurinn stendur í kúnni.

Ef við viljum losna við sveiflukennda hagkerfið, þá þurfum við nefnilega að gefa eftir sjálfstæðið og sameinast stærra hagkerfi. Það verður bara gert með því að legga niður Alþingi og gangast undir stjórn miklu stærra ríkis (Danaveldis, Noregskonungs, Bretlands, .... ) - ekki með því að skipta um gjaldmiðil.

Persónulega hef ég einhverjar efasemdir um niðurlagningu sjálfstæðis - en engar um hugmyndafræði þess að skipta um gjaldmiðil. Sú hugmyndafræði er runnin undan rifjum þess hóps einstaklinga sem er duglegur að kenna öðrum um en lítur aldrei í eigin barm.
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Armando at it again with mighty good points about Android v.s. iPhone
 
New YouTube video is LIVE!  The Galaxy S6 is no joke!

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A little help to a teacher - share on :)
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For the record, this is cool. Seriously. Now both Google and Samsung have their own Icelandic handwriting IME. I ask you - Where is Microsoft?+Microsoft Developer +Visual Studio 
 
Today we launched Google Handwriting Input (http://goo.gl/qWWhDU), which lets users handwrite text on their Android mobile device as an additional input method for any Android app, supporting 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts. It works with both printed and cursive writing input with or without a stylus. Beyond text input, it also provides a fun way to enter hundreds of emojis by drawing them (simply press and hold the ‘enter’ button to switch modes). It also works with or without an Internet connection. Learn more at http://goo.gl/j7lFbC
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Actually, considering that English did have the Þ in it up to Shakespeare's time (or thereabout I've heard) I think it's pretty cool you're using it :)
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Good speech, good points.

#foodforthought  
Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
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Tried out +Kubuntu 15.04 on my MacBook Pro 17" i7 2011 model yesterday.

Got to admit, it looks sleek!

But as before, there are still some crApple-related issues like it's not autodetecting the WiFi (I actually could load it by having it modprobe every supported driver - and one of the drivers stuck). The known crash-on-display-detach bug I've yet to test - as well as the WiFi bottleneck (where WiFi bandwidth degenerates until unusable).

One thing I couldn't find - how to manually set the display resolution. So My Kubuntu session in Hyper-V on my desktop is kind of... out of bounds on its alotted display...

But, sleek. Sugary sleek.
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Nice. "Bery bery nice!"

Now, for OS X and Linux. Coming up for Windows.
Flexible Recording. True tape-style transport allows any combination of master record and individual track arming at any time; no prior setup is needed. Per-track setting of layered, non-layered, or destructive recording modes. Flexible input monitoring options can handle it automatically or ...
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Quote of the day: "While not the smartest, goldfish boast a memory span of 3 months - better than most politicians." (the BBC. on common myths)

Definitely better than +Sigmundur Davíø Gunnlaugsson and +Bjarni Benediktsson 
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The (IMHO) awesomness is connecting the weepy emotions of McConaughey to the hype of SW.

#notafaneither  

It's well done, funny (well, I found it funny - YMMV) and it has that "right thing at the right time and the right place" element  to get the views.
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And you thought that iPad was small?

Think again :)
“Smart Dust,” long heralded in research papers and sci-fi, is now a reality. Just don’t sneeze.
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IPad was never small :p but this is decently small
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Education
  • Reykjavik University
    Computer Science, M.Sc., 2008 - 2011
  • Reykjavik University
    Computer Science, B.Sc., 2006 - 2008
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Tor Nilsen, Þór Nílsen, 索尔 (我的中国名字), ソール (私の日本語の名前)
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我思,故我。
Introduction
Went to Iðnskólinn í Reykjavík in the late 80s and early 90s. Briefly studied and worked in Sweden in the early 90s. Finally got my degree at Reykjavik University in 2011.

Traveled to many places - many places still needing travelling to.
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Survived university and bested many younger than me
Work
Occupation
Programmer @Samgöngustofa
Skills
Software development, design, systems design and management, problem solving.
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  • Samgöngustofa
    Programmer, 2013 - present
    Samgöngustofa varð til við sameiningu Flugmálastjórnar, Umferðarstofu, Siglingamálastofnunar og Vegagerðarinnar. Ég er einn þriggja forritara Umferðarstofu sem erfast inn í nýtt afl samgöngumála.
  • Umferðarstofa
    Programmer, 2012 - 2013
  • Belgingur
    Computer Scientist, 2008 - 2012
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Keflavík, Iceland - Vogar, Iceland - Kópavogur, Iceland - Hafnarfjörður, Iceland - Sandgerði, Iceland - Hellissandur, Iceland - Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland - Neskaupsstaður, Iceland - Klippan, Sweden - Ängelholm, Sweden - Malmö, Sweden
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