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Why did I order Fifty 555 bipolar timers? Because they were $5.50 with free shipping. Now what do I do with them? Ideas welcome! http://amzn.to/1FE0mRu
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I have been learning ML for sometime now and I have spent some time on finding what are some of the good resources for ML.  For Beginners I would say if you look beyond beginners section  you might be overwhelmed by the amoun...
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Been using these on a couple of guitars for years. Strongly agree.
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That Roy Orbison shot was Bruce Springsteen backing Roy on Black and White Night. Only a slight mistake, but worth noting. The guitar duel between Bruce and James Burton is the reason I own that DVD.

On the one hand, Charlie Parker loved Country, said "listen to the stories", and I can't say I'm better than Bird. On other, I don't say I like the genre, but I like several artists within it.

Genre is audience and the chasing of, more than anything else. You mention Television; I took the fact that Dwight Yoakam played CBGB and survived as a sign that it was okay for me to enjoy it. Similarly, I took Eddie Martinez's crucial riffs on "Rock Box" as an okay to enjoy Run DMC as a teen. In these cases, I could expand my genre - teenage white guy <=> hard rock - to include country and hip hop due to demonstrable "rocking".

Tropes of genre are transient. The Carter Family's Country was mostly folk song from Britain. Jimmie Rodgers' Country was very close to piedmont and delta blues. Bob Wills' Country is swing with steel guitars instead of horn second. Hank Williams' honky tonk pulls a lot from electric blues. Big and Rich remind me of nothing more than arena-filling hair metal from the 80s. Examples galore. Nobody's going to say that "Whiskey River" is less country than "Great Speckled Bird" even as there's little in common musical between the two. The audience is the same, adjusting for time.

This is distinct, of course, from which industry it came from. 70s Laurel Canyon Singer-Songwriter is very Country, but it can't from another place and spoke to a different audience. Taylor Swift's audience is suburban teenage girls, and the machine that developed her added some Country identifiers which are decreasing, but it is a mistake to say there ever was an overriding allegiance to the fundamentals of country in her music, in style or in subject. Which, of course, is more than okay. If removing what little twang there was in TS allows more people to let her music into their hearts, to allow something that moves them into their personal genre, so be it.




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All of Unix history now on github "covering the period from its inception in 1972 as a five thousand line kernel, to 2015 as a widely-used 26 million line system. The repository contains 659 thousand commits and 2306 merges, created by synthesizing 24 snapshots of systems developed at Bell Labs, Berkeley University, and the 386BSD team, two legacy repositories, and the modern repository of the open source FreeBSD system."
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Quite some analysis is presented on this page, and git allows further digging: "running git blame on the kernel's pipe.c file will show lines written by Ken Thompson in 1974, 1975, and 1979, and by Bill Joy in 1980"

Some of the earliest code was recovered by OCRing printouts!

"The data set can be used for empirical research in software engineering, information systems, and software archeology."

It's legit, too: "Although Unix was initially distributed with relatively restrictive licenses, the most significant parts of its early development have been released by one of its right-holders (Caldera International) under a liberal license."

via the discussion at
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9588175
where we find this comment:
"""I took a university course on Unix internals in 1988. The lecturer started by announcing "this is the last year that we will teach this course as Unix is now very out of date and is being left further behind every year". It turned out to be the best course I ever took.
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"When you reach bearded-level, there are at least a hundred grey-beards above you."
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In CS, the mantra was "sleep is for wimps".
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Love this song. Love this version. Love Bruce Springsteen challenging James Burton to a guitar duel. He goes down in flames but dies like an aviator.
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I know. Phrase predates that.
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    Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
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"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." -- Lord Kelvin
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A big Geek, trying to become a smaller Geek.
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Went to 4 high schools, went to 3 high schools my senior year, father of three boys,
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Programmer, Musician
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Perl, R, Javascript, Arduino, Linux, Unix, Windows, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Driving standard-transmission automobiles
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  • Purdue University
    Genomics Core Programmer, 2008 - present
    Developed full-stack web applications (SQL to CSS) to handle sample metadata for the Purdue Genomics Core Lab. Developed several tools for the import, export and plotting of data to and from scientific instruments.
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    Computer Lab Attendant, 2008 - 2008
    Maintain several workstations for high-end transmission control testing. Adapt several PCs to be used as transmission test rigs.
  • Purdue University
    Genomics Core Programmer, 2007 - 2008
    Developed full-stack web applications (SQL to CSS) to handle sample metadata for the Purdue Genomics Core Lab. Developed several tools for the import, export and plotting of data to and from scientific instruments.
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