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This is great!
 
Quite possibly one of the most hilarious pieces of music I've heard in quite some time. h/t +Joseph Wu 
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The sheet music for this is like "128 measures of 64th notes followed by a bell and a carriage return that I have no idea how to transcribe onto the staff" 
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I can't describe this any better than +Mary Bradley did: "such distillation. no tornadoes? much chrysanthemum. Wow rainbow. "

But seriously, this is pretty neat. The only thing I would do is make it climatological instead of a single year. That would be a better way to compare cities. But yeah, this is cool. Did I mention that?
 
Inspired by a clock face and the success of their smartphone app, the folks at German design house Raureif created a poster documenting weather in around the world for the entire year:

http://wrd.cm/1kMBqyL
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So where's the diagram for Chicago?
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If it's not backed up, it doesn't exist. If it can't be restored, it's not backed up.
 
Mourning nerd mode
Sing-along tune to "Yesterday" by The Beatles...
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I don't often get (non-spam) comments on my blog, but when I do they say: "Can't believe this worked! Indeed the magic voodoo...I didn't feel the wheel move, like you said, and figured this was a waste of time...It wasn't, I am grateful for you taking the time to do this write up!"
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You have a blog?! :D
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This airport is so cute; I want to pinch its cheeks.
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I believe that airport is bigger than LaGuardia in terms of overall size. The terminal is small though even after the expansion. 
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I'm a big fan of the 4th amendment, but I'm not sure it's relevant here. Microsoft is not a government actor, and thus is not constrained by the need for a warrant. What matters here is if the terms of service allow such a search. At least from a legal stand point.

Personally, it sounds like bad actors all around. If nothing else, the lesson here should be that if you're going to illegally share a company's IP, you should probably not use said company's email service as part of the act.
 
Microsoft Says: Come Back with a Warrant, Unless You’re Microsoft
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+Christopher Thompson it's like that Onion article: man passionate defender of what he thinks the constitution says. Or something along those lines.
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I'm not sure a Cray is the right answer; commodity server hardware would probably be cheaper per flop. Either way, it's time to step up our game. 
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At a networking event to talk to undergrads about careers and professional networking and stuff. And also there's cake.
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The cake is a lie.
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This is pretty surprising considering what I know of Shuttleworth, but good for them. systemd is pretty cool.
 
This was a tough decision to make for Ubuntu! I am pretty sure it wasn't easy for them. I certainly believe it is the right decision, of course.

I'd like to welcome Ubuntu to the +systemd community! I am looking forward to a fruitful collaboration! Let's hope we can leave the past behind us, and work together in future!
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odd, in one of my circle of techies...they hate systemd.

However, even the young folks are curmudgeons on par or better than us old and crusty curmudgeons.
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    MS - IT Project Management, 2011 - present
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The queso is absolutely amazing. The rest of the food is really good, too. The prices are reasonable and the staff is very friendly.
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