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Brett Legree
Works at Epoch Six Nuclear Incorporated
Attended McMaster University
Lived in Deep River Ontario
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This looks great, though I have a feeling it will cost One... Hundred... BILLION DOLLARS!
It feels like it has been years since Toshiba announced an exciting Windows laptop, but it looks like the wait is finally over. At IFA today, Toshiba is revealing the Satellite Radius 12...
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+Terry Poulin yeah, that was the downside of that machine too (in fact all of the Windows machines at that company) - I can't recall any machines that worked well during that time.

I kept it as a backup to my Ti PowerBook G4 - that was my primary travel machine - the Toshiba was a necessary evil whenever AutoCAD was required. I left it at our plant in Minneapolis, as I had my own Windows machine at home for CAD work on weekends (I was at the plant M-F).
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The official coffee of Goat Simulator, perhaps.
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Also:

"Earlier reports estimated the A8's PowerVR graphics that are estimated to be about on par with a Sony PlayStation 3."

Wow, that's pretty decent for a TV box.
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To be fair appealing to hardcore gamers is something only Valve has ever been particularly successful at. Along with NewEgg/etc.

When you go look at the App Store Top Free/Grossing it's almost all games, so yep. Potential gold mine there, since most iOS games support a controller now anyway.
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http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2015/

"Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Edge on Windows 10."

(Emphasis mine)

But, as we know from recently, if you go to hangouts.google.com on Edge, it says:

"It appears as if you’re using an old or uncommon browser that doesn’t support common standards.

To access Hangouts, upgrade to the latest version of any of the following browsers:"

One of which is Internet Explorer (?!?)

Come on Google, fix this. Edge is a pretty decent browser.
Don't miss a single announcement.
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Ugh.
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These look nice - I'm inclined towards the smaller of the two, and I like that blue colour (which it seems won't be available 😞 too bad!)
Amazon apparently dumped its smartphone business, but Microsoft isn't giving up on Lumia. A photo published today by prolific (oft-reliable) leaker Evan Blass appears to reveal two pretty sleek flagship devices:
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+Brett Legree Yea, I was surprised to see this, but if one of them is, I don't see why not both of them. I just have to find out what changed. Last I heard, it was going to be black and white. Also, all of the accessories are going to be black only. I'm going to look into it.
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I like the look of these new phones - not bad for their first effort.

More here as well http://www.obiworldphone.com/
Former Apple CEO John Sculley just launched a new phone company
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking myself - I'd love to check one out in person.
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Because pumpkin spice makes everything better, or something like that.
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Mouhahahahaaa!
He who controls the spice controls the universe
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Surprise!

I guess that beats a hailstorm...
Part of a rocket engine crashes through the roof of a house in northeast China’s Shanxi province early Friday morning.
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Yup this is STFU chinaco insurance policy lol
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Yeah.

"Chemistry is important, of course, and 7xxx alloys are generally stronger than 6xxx alloys, but you can’t know how strong these alloys are without knowing their heat treatments."

The chemical engineer in me wants to know what Apple's cooked up 😊
Next post Previous post · Aluminum and strength. August 24, 2015 at 1:57 PM by Dr. Drang. Last week, a new iPhone bending video was released by Unbox Therapy. It compares the shell of the current iPhone 6 to that of a new shell that's said to be from the upcoming iPhone 6S.
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Carbotanium (yes really! carbon fibre weaved with titanium wire mesh? Anyway not really but check wiki lol) with 3M matrix resin, that I'll do...

While where at it lol

I'm pretty sure the alcohol base solvent I used to clean it occasionally is to blame I can't see anything else, still, kinda crazy I used the stuff maybe 3-4 times!
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Whoa. What's this?

NextBSD aka FreeBSD X

http://www.nextbsd.org/

See also http://www.nextbsd.org/jordan-hubbard-visits-bafug/

Early days still but it should be interesting to watch this.
The future of BSD is here.
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Eat24 finds iPhone customers healthier than their Android counterparts http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/26/iphone-customers-healthier-than-android/

...Android users (are) “badass king[s] of the couch.”

(Not at my house, with four children, three cats and my lovely lady all jockeying for position on the largest sectional couch we could find, I'm more likely to be hanging out at the library! And since I also cook most of the food we eat, and do the shopping too, well... I guess I should buy an iPhone, or something.)
Congrats, iPhone owners: Popular online food ordering service Eat24 has determined that you are healthier than users of Google's Android. That's based on data it collected from its mobile app over ...
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+Brett Legree my house is not the same either. Less kids, but we eat out maybe 2 a week on the weekends only. We eat super healthy otherwise. Even try to eat more vegetables and less meat. Most certainly has to do with how much money people have rather than choice of OS.
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This is what pops up in Google Chrome on Android whenever you try to follow a link that's been shared from Apple News (I've seen it a couple of times when trying to open a share from +Charles Gaines​ over the last couple of weeks).

You can bypass it if you scroll down and poke advanced options or whatever it says - but how many people will do this?

In the Linux forums, we used to call this FUD when talking about Microsoft's tactics.
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Nuclear Facility Site Inspector (Nuclear Engineer)
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  • Epoch Six Nuclear Incorporated
    Director, Operations, 2010 - present
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    Nuclear Facility Site Inspector, 2010 - present
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
    Chemical Engineer, 2000 - 2010
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Deep River Ontario - Hamilton Ontario
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I believe that technology should enable us, not enslave us. We have come so far as a species, and yet, we are closer to our ancestors than we realize. We are all "barefoot cyborgs".
Introduction

I believe that technology should enable us, not enslave us, and I believe in using the right tools for the job.

I run a technical communications consulting company and a cyber security consulting company.

Effective. Efficient. Secure.

These are the words by which I live, work and play.

I am a computer hacker (white hat) by passion, a nuclear engineer by trade, and a chemical engineer by training.

I have never stopped learning, and I never shall.

I am married to an amazing woman and have four beautiful children.

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I am a devoted husband and father of four, I work full time as a nuclear engineer *and* I run two consulting businesses, yet I still have time to spare - time is what we make of it.
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  • McMaster University
    Chemical Engineering & Management, 1989 - 1993
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