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I have to say, the NVIDIA Shield has been exceeding my expectations since I got it earlier this week.

I've been an avid Chromecast user since it first came out, and even upgraded to the newest version last year. The Chromecast is still a solid device, and it is amazing for the price; but the Shield just works so much smoother.
Connections are instantaneous, and I never realized that fast-forwarding and rewinding in Plex was supposed to happen as soon as you hit the button... no more "click -10s, wait 5s, click it again" - it just snaps right to the point you tell it to. On top of that, the HDMI CEC support is top-notch, even turning off the TV after it reaches the sleep time for the device. The remote that you can get for free right now is also really well thought out, and the ability to plug headphones into the remote is just cool.
On top of it all, the GameStream support has been fun to play with. I'm looking forward to using it a bit more in the future, but has worked great for the brief time that I've put into it.

TL;DR, if you're in the market for a good set-top media box, NVIDIA Shield is awesome. If you want to save $, Chromecast is still awesome as well.

http://smile.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Streaming-Chromecast-Advanced-Performance/dp/B00U33Q940/
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nvidia has no open repos like qcom, so I am not going to buy their stuff anymore.
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Got the yule log going...
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Back in May 2011, Seth Meyers said "Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke".

Trump is an explosive combination of uninformed, dangerous and skillful. He's the culmination of what the Republican Party has been working towards in the last couple of decades, without realizing how devastating this combination would be not only for the party itself, but for the entire country.

There have been other dangerous people before him. Palin was one. She was uninformed as well. She wasn't skillful though. She certainly resonated with the masses, but she couldn't quite handle the limelight. She was gone before she had a chance to be just one heart stroke away from being a commander in chief.

"Us versus them" is an old trick. It's a cheap and very effective strategy to keep people's thoughts away from the deeper problems around them and to distract their attention towards some imaginary entity that "threatens to destroy our very way of life". Just ask Putin how that game is played. The great thing about Putin though is that he is a very informed man. He plays a long game.

Trump plays the game where the only player is himself. He seizes the opportunities presented to him by a party that just happened to be at the present moment better suited to his way of "running" a campaign.

He is not afraid to say horrible things. Things that, highly likely, a lot of people espouse privately. Things that those people that hold them know to be terrible terrible things to believe in. Things that would destroy a political career of almost every other person if they just had the audacity to say them out loud.

Trump is not a career politician though. He's not even a politician. I don't think he understands what it is to be the commander in chief. I don't think he understands what it is to be a president. I do absolutely think he wants to "win" the thing. To get the nomination from "his" party. And to continue playing his game to "win" the presidency itself.

The Republican Party has been playing the game of "us versus them" for a long time now. It's certainly much easier to rally people along clear lines that divide us into groups. The group that is exactly like us. And all the other groups that are not like us. People that might not be fortunate enough to have a job but still would like to be able to get healthcare insurance. People that happen to prefer partners of their own gender and still would like to be treated by law and by society as equals. If you go a bit back in time, people that happened to be born women but still wanted to vote. And if you go a bit further back in time, people that happened to be born into slavery but still were people. Just like you and me.

The overwhelming rhetoric from the Republican Party's presidential field these days is one of divisiveness, prejudice and intolerance. Saner and quieter voices are pushed away, to the edges, to feel like they are the fringe lunatics with crazy ideas of bridging the gaps, seeking consensus and building alliances.

Paul Ryan and Lindsey Graham might be out there saying that Trump's bigotry and hatred do not represent their party. The sad reality is that the Republican Party made a space for xenophobic bigotry in its midst, and Trump happened to be there at the right time. Because the place was already created for him. And that place is not going to go away on its own any time soon.
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I do not fear terrorism.  I do not fear “terrorists.”  I do not fear being blown up.  Neither should you.  Yes, even though it just happened in France.  Neither should you.  I am tired of living in a country where people openly advocate leaving children to diebecause they are terrified that one or two out of thousands of people who desperately need our helpmight be bad people.
 
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I am not a Christian. That fact has probably been perfectly clear for a very long time; it doesn't take a whole lot of reading around here to figure it out. What may be less clear to non long-time...
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Totally. It's the only morally right position unless one feels that the live of someone who happens to have been born in one place is inherently worth more than that of a thousand in another. 
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inb4 YouRedTube from red tube
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I'm a firm believer in being capable of saying "I don't know" and being upfront about something you don't understand. Some people are afraid to to admit when something is unfamiliar, and that can cause a lot of harm.

However, if the information you lack is a simple Google search away and you have every opportunity to make said query (e.g.: before responding to an email), my fondness for your ability to say "I don't know" fades quickly into me face-palming your ignorance.
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Really interesting history lesson on tech sound systems. Also, I totally forgot that Avoid the Noid existed. 
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Yes. More of this, please.
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i use tax to figure tip: since tax is about 10% here I'll tip tax+50%. no tip calculators needed.

That being said, I am morally opposed to the idea of tipping. People should be paid well enough in the first place and not have to depend on tipping as part of their regular normal service! Tipping for exceptional service is great, but if my server or the BOH is having a bad day, not tipping them isn't going to help.
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My hope is that the online polls actually end up being representative. The problem we may face is that those 20 people with landlines are probably more likely to vote than the few thousand who responded to the poll. If the Bernie supporters (like me) don't actually get out and vote, the impression that the online polls don't matter will continue to be justified.
 
Disclaimer: We prefer to call on landlines to the 20 people who still have one for our results. This new fangled thing called the internet doesn't represent real people or what we want the results to represent. 
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Well given a choice of democrates bernie is definitely the way to go. But it will empty promisses just like thenlast 7yrs. Unfortunately this country can't afford to vote democrat again country is falling apart with all this pc nonsense, debt and stupid decisions at the top. I just wish the republicans has someone worth voting for.
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Never thought of it that way.
 
Language is a deadly weapon used to control, enslave, and even kill.
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Seattle... We don't have a lot of crime, but the crime we have is often weird as hell.
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That is awesome!
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    Applied Networking and Systems Administration, 2000 - 2004
  • Seneca High School
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Geek, CyanogenMod device maintainer and VMware employee.
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Release and Operations Manager @ Cyanogen, Inc. / Device Maintainer @ CyanogenMod
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    Release and Operations Manager, 2013 - present
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    Device Maintainer, 2011 - present
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