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Christopher Browne
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Werner Koch's code powers the email encryption programs around the world. If only somebody would pay him for the work.
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Sun, November 2, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
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Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try really hard and believe in yourself.
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Invite to share, for 64GB unit, for people ordering in North America and usual parts of Europe and such.  Expires in something like 6h.
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Sadly, I guess I missed you :-(, and the invitation expired.  Good luck with others :-).
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I've got some invites that are expiring in just under 2 hours; folks at work haven't responded, so I thot I'd see if there's interest here.
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Invitations are all gone...
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I have got some OnePlus invites that expire in about 2 hours.  Happy to pass on to interested folk...
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Quite well.  The one "encumbrance" I feel with it is that it's pretty large.  I'm not a vast fan of the "phablet"; if it were any larger, it would definitely be too big.

Aside from that, excellent screen quality, more than ample storage, and lots of CPU "oomph."

I'm curious as to whether tempting software will quickly emerge to chew that all up, or whether the fact that there are plenty of devices with vastly less will keep the appetite for RAM/storage down.
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On avoiding systemd on Debian...

This article suggests actually configuring your Debian system to avoid installing it, and reporting what bugs are needful when issues are discovered as consequence.  Some might call that "passive aggressive"...


#debian #systemd  
With jessie, it will become easier to choose the init system, because neither init system is essential now. Instead, there is an essential meta-package "init", which requires you to install one of systemd-sysv | sysvinit-core | upstart. In other words, you have more choice than ever before.
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Incidentally I support this approach. If we had supported it back when we might not have been shellshocked since we might have been able to just switch the system to dash
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I'd heard a bit about a controversy; seems like it involves ignorant revisionism. 
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My only real problem with this has been people trying argue that typewriter-style constant-width text shouldn't have an extra space after the period because of the typographic convention.
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Ongoing effort to have Guile underlie Emacs.
For the former contents of this page which were for a large part concerned with the history of all efforts to integrate Guile and Emacs, see GuileEmacsHistory. Overview. Guile-based Emacs (alternatively called “guilemacs” or Guile-Emacs) is a branch of GNU Emacs that replaces the Elisp engine ...
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It's a step towards being able to take advantage of some modern efficiencies.  There have been efforts in GNU Emacs 24.1 to shift actively towards using lexical scoping, and, with that, using a modern Scheme should be able to be quite a bit faster than the ancient ELisp engine.
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Has long been THE science fiction (and fantasy) bookstore of Toronto. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, and considerable selection. Sadly, SF has shrunk, as a genre, so there's less excellent stuff than there used to be. This is of course not attributable to any one store. (More to policies at American book chains such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon, but that is a rather deeper tale...)
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Quite happy with my chicken shawarma...
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My neck feels better...
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Not impressed ... They offered a "deal" on fish and chips; unfortunately, a bigger pile of not nicely done slabs of frozen things cooked til hot does not make a nice "fish & chips". Staff seemed friendly enough, but decent fish and chips NEED the garnishing extras, tartar, cole slaw, to be nice and fresh. No, no, no, not here...
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Good
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