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Well, should you?
Does it matter if you sign your credit card, write "See ID," or leave it blank? There are lots of rumors out there about what you should do on the back of your card to keep it secure. The plastic aficionados at Stack Exchange answer your question
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Had fun making our own #LEGO .

"OPTIMUS: It's you and me, Megatron.
MEGATRON: No, it's just ME, Prime!
OPTIMUS: At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!
MEGATRON: You still fight for the weak! That is why you lose!"
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Check out this Lego model of the Curiosity Rover! 
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+Chris W. Rea That's pretty neat, I should get one :) Actually last week I attended a talk by one of JPL engineers who designed the parachute for that Mars rover. It was a short but interesting talk.

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The Business of Software conference in Boston is on right now, tomorrow, and Wednesday, and is also being live-streamed free at http://businessofsoftware.org .. quite a list of speakers.
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I was there only "virtually" .. they live-streamed all 2011 sessions & I tuned in for them all. I expect they'll be be posting free video recordings at http://businessofsoftware.org/prevyear.aspx .. but in the meanwhile there's lots of good content there < 2011.

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R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie 1941 - 2011. Most of what I've done with computers personally & professionally wouldn't have been possible without Dennis Ritchie's tremendous contributions. My first encounter with his tech was when I picked up the C programming language during high school. My second encounter, when I first used UNIX in university. UNIX and C are both pivotal to your iPhone and Mac. Ritchie built the foundation for much of the tech the world takes for granted today. Yes, really.

Read the Wired article below. Excerpt: >> ... “When Steve Jobs died last week, there was a huge outcry, and that was very moving and justified. But Dennis had a bigger effect, and the public doesn’t even know who he is,” says Rob Pike ... <<
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"This title is no longer available" shown w/ NO title, NO picture, NO link. Thanks +Amazon.com, for safekeeping my wish!
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Commander Chris Hadfield is my favorite astronaut ever! It's Bowie's "Space Oddity" performed _in space_Space Oddity
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Very cool. First ever song recorded in space!

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I just discovered this great, free educational video about digital audio & video: "A Digital Media Primer for Geeks". http://www.xiph.org/video/vid1.shtml
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+Chris W. Rea Nice practical information in there.  Recently I finished a couple of free Coursera courses: Digital Sound Design and the other was Computational Photography (and a bit of video).  The photography course was a good introduction to image processing techniques and algorithms.

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Great video.. If you sell something on the web, you should watch this.
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Software Craftsman from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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Husband, dad, computer geek, professional software craftsman, Canadian.

Interests: technology, personal finance, personal productivity, books, music.