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Þór Sigurðsson
Works at Samgöngustofa
Attended Reykjavik University
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The pot calling the kettle black. ( Skyr.is is NOT real skyr - it contains amongst other things corn starch ! )

#ARLA   #MS   #SKYR  

http://www.visir.is/-jogurt-ad-thykjast-vera-skyr,-typiskt-/article/2015150529028
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Mjólkursamsalan sendir Arla tóninn í nýrri auglýsingu.
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For those I know that live in the US and happen to have (or are expecting) babies - +Jessica Alba is clearly a one-piece-wonder-woman. She founded this company ( which I wish shipped to Iceland - hint hint ;) )

https://www.honest.com
The Honest Company is a trusted source for stylish, eco-friendly baby diapers, wipes, bath & body care products and non-toxic cleaning products.
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That face when I read a elementary-school school paper article I wrote 32 years ago and am reminded that there did exist a computer called Nascom. Apparently I liked it so much I even drew a picture of it... #forgottenTimes   #nostalgia
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Oh the irony! I think it can't grow any larger when the only situation where your secure browsing is safe is when you are using IE on Windows! #LogJam
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Internet Explorer (which exists on Windows only) is the only browser that is not susceptible to the LogJam Diffie-Hellman hack.

https://weakdh.org
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„Let's make lots of money“ - Sale at ELKO (local electronics supermarket) - $6/pc ($30) for a 5-pack of VHS tapes.

#ELKO   #lame

(hint: I'm known for holding onto dying technologies and I decommissioned my VHS a couple of months ago!)
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You want awesome? Here's awesome!

In Reykjavik alone, the need for new apartments is around 800 apartments per year for the next 4 years.

In Reykjavik alone, the unemployment rate is around 3000 able persons unemployed.

The house built in the video below provides 800 homes and a workplace for 4000 people. One such house takes 19 days to build (in 中国湖南长沙 - ChangSha, HuNan, China) in full. One such house per year would solve the unemployment issues and the homing issues in full for Reykjavik, Iceland.

If that's not awesome, I'm not sure what is. :)
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Seen on Chris Barrie's official website: "Red Dwarf XI and XII are going into production later this year." - happiness ensues :)


http://www.chrisbarrie.co.uk

#RedDwarf   #rd   #Rimmer  
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Brilliant! I'm trying out the Windows 10 PIP 10122 on my MacBook Pro 17" i7. Apparently, in build 10122, "Project Spartan" (or Microsoft Edge as it will be known in later iterations of Windows 10) is "not supported anymore" by Google when going to +Google+. Tacky :)

On a side-note - the MacBook Pro 17" trackpad normally sucks but in Windows it really excels at being shite. Great going Apple in writing drivers that play favourites... -_-
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fwiw - USB is a communications and interface standard (that is, the standard defined both the protocol and the physical interface). The standard does however not define how to interpret what the device tells you about itself. That's the purpose of the driver.

Apple chose to use a touchpad used by no-one else. I can't blame them - they should of course choose the parts they deem best for their product.

They also wrote the drivers. And, the driver for Windows really didn't rattle my bones.

Anyhow - it was merely an observation. As I said before - since I normally do not use trackpads (I'd rather bring a mouse) I really don't care that much. Obviously other people seem to care a lot, but I'd rather they'd spend their valuable energy on someone whom it actually matters to.

I've spent the last 13 years in a love-hate relationship with Apple, and after Jobs started his downhill run I've been swaying more and more to the "hate" side. I really don't like my MBP. I like my Toshiba much better (yes it does have an even crappier touchpad - but I don't use that either! I use its touch-screen ;) )
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This is why geeks are great! Because geeks have a passion for something and use that passion to realize something else.

Lumos maxima!
Sometimes you just want to turn your phone’s flashlight on quickly. Sometimes times you want to be a witch or wizard. Luckily, there’s an app for that. It’s called Luminous and it allows you to acti
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Open letter to +Microsoft Store

Hi,

I'm wondering when Microsoft will start offering Microsoft hardware and accessories on the Microsoft Store for Iceland.

I have been waiting since the introduction of Surface Pro 3, and now, with the introduction of the Surface 3, I'm even more excited.

Currently the only channel for Microsoft Surface is through gray market import of a single store that does not have the capacity to support them (at least not to professional clients). An official channel is becoming not only something "needed" - it's becoming a must.

Please, consider the business you are not making.
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This is quite poetic :)
You’d think that because Apple designs both the hardware and the software that runs on it, they would work together in perfect harmony. That isn’t the case it seems, as Windows 10 runs better on the
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What he said. All of it :)
 
I was going to make a video on Apple watch but you did such a great job, I'll just save my money and share yours instead!
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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.
Bragging rights
Survived university and bested many younger than me
Work
Occupation
Programmer @Samgöngustofa
Skills
Software development, design, systems design and management, problem solving.
Employment
  • 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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Reykjavík, Iceland
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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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