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A couple of years ago, I bought a Thinkpad T440s. After previous very good experience with Thinkpads, I was disappointed in two things: 1) flakey wireless, and 2) a really bad all-software track/touchpad.

The problems were worse on Linux, and so I gave up and loaded instead Windows.

But I generally remained unhappy.

Well, I finally bit the bullet and fixed the problems:

First, I replaced the trackpad with the (much better) one from the newer T450s, and upgraded the SSD. This step was a mild PITA, but I got it done.

Then I replaced the wireless card with an Intel one.

Finally, I installed Linux (Mint).

MUCH better; like a new computer!
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Good tips for using Google Flights.

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Like most things in life, finding the perfect flight for your vacation is now something that you can just Google! That being said, just like any of Google's tools, there are tips to use Google Flights well and pitfalls to avoid. Even with all of the tools available today there is very little that's simple…
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Over the past year or so, one of the biggest tech stories have been about one of the smallest things: a USB plug. Specifically, the new USB Type-C plug and port, which promises to become the single thing that we can use to connect all our devices, from monitors to phones to computers to whatever we dream up next
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Finally: fantastic bread, at home, without too much work!

Since spending a fair bit of time in Switzerland as a child, I've missed really good, easily available, bread. I live in a small college town, where it just doesn't exist, and the closest approximation is expensive.

Well, I finally found the right recipe and approach. This is my second crack at the Tartine country bread recipe. The recipe looks intimidating (because it's naturally-leavened), and it does require a few (pretty cheap) accessories. But it's really pretty practical, and the results well worth it! 
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I happen to love bread!!! Love to go to the Jewish bakery near by, send you pics later!! :) 
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The two shows have far more in common than it might appear at first blush
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GEOGRAPHY New maps offer an interactive look at the soundscapes of 12 different cities. (Wired) Chart your own “soundscape” and other geography adventures with Mission: Explore! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’…
GEOGRAPHY New maps offer an interactive look at the soundscapes of 12 different cities. (Wired) Chart your own “soundscape” and other geography adventures with Mission: Explore! Teachers, scroll do…
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I've done eight of these, but they all look really good.
If you're reading this, you're probably the type of person who feels that a vacation is only as good as the number of amazing meals consumed. (Museums? They pale in comparison to authentic street food!) Here, 21 things you have to eat in their place of origin in order to call yourself an honest-to-goodness foodie.
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Damn zero, been peruvian doesnt count xD 
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I'm not generally a "fire the coach" proponent when teams don't win. I haven't been in the case of the Bengals the past few years of playoff losses.

But the way the Bengals gave away the game at the end this time, on stupid and undisciplined penalties, suggests it's time for Marvin to go.
After losing on Saturday night, the Cincinnati Bengals should fire Marvin Lewis. It’s time to move on for the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite going 12-4 and making the postseason for the fifth straight season, the Bengals went one-and-done in the postseason. But that is not why the team should fire head coach Marvin Lewis. Cincinnati held […]
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Sherpa is a feature documentary follows a 2014 Everest expedition entirely from the Sherpas' point of view.
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Explore Machu Picchu's Inca remains through Street View
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Scholar, Teacher, Open Information and Technology Advocate
Introduction
I'm a geographer that works at the intersections of urban, political, and cultural geographies, with eclectic research interests in:
  • public space
  • citizenship and the politics of dissent
  • legal geographies
  • media
In a separate, if connected, life, I have also done work around open source technology and open standards in enhancing teaching and research.
Education
  • University Of California Los Angeles,
    Geography, BA, 1992 - 1994
  • University Of Colorado At Boulder,
    Geography, MA, 1995 - 1997
  • Syracuse University,
    Geography, PhD, 1997 - 2001
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    Associate Professor, 2001 - present
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Anonymous 101: Introduction to the Lulz
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Live cover in Brighton presented by Radio One.

How Arab revolutionary art helped break the spell of political oppression
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Graffiti, murals and other dissident art have transformed public spaces and mobilised public opinion in the Middle East

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U.N. Predicts 1 Million Syrian Refugees by Mid-2013
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The increased refugee estimate represents at least the fourth time the United Nations has revised its projections upward in the nearly two-y

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LearnBoost empowers teachers and schools with a free all-in-one classroom tool for grades, attendance, lesson plans and reports.

Apple’s Move to Spite Google and Use Its Own Map Software Hurts Customers
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Apple is dropping Google’s map software in favor of a homegrown version that’s not as good— and in doing so is making customers the victims

National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet Since 1888
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Fawaz A. Gerges on How the Arab Spring Beat Al Qaeda
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In his newly released papers, Osama bin Laden recognized the gravity of the loss of Muslim opinion, though he was powerless and sidelined to

Google+: a mobile app with sense and soul
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Sharing is deeply sensory. From cooking a favorite meal to getting together with friends, it's the smells and the stories and the smiles

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The Connected Scholar is an online workspace for students and scholars to draft writing projects while tracking the progression of one's ide

LearnBoost Overview 2.0
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LearnBoost empowers classroom teachers and school administrators with free, easy-to-use online tools. Track grades and attendance, create an

I've not had better Mexican food anywhere; really exceptional.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Nice setting, but based on the carne adovada I had, and the salad with salmon my wife had, pretty mediocre food.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Just really excellent pizza.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Among the best pizza I've had anywhere (really, fantastically, good), with a funky atmosphere, and cool people passionate about what they do.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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Had the Tres Colores enchiladas, and they were excellent; moist flavorful meat, and really well done red and green salsa.
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