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I'm wanting to setup some sort of screen for my office door that shows current status of those in my department.  We have three people and we all keep different schedules.  I was thinking an eInk display hooked to a Raspberry Pi would work nicely, but I can't find a display large enough to be instantly recognizable by visitors.  It needs to be obvious who is in, who is out, and who is available for folks that need to talk.  The goal is to ensure that those that need to concentrate get to do so while staying available for internal staff.   I guess it doesn't have to be eInk.  I'd rather the screen stays on all day (which means either eInk or something with a power cord) and preferably not buying a tablet to attach to the door, though I guess that could be okay.  The Raspberry Pi would require power anyway (or adapt PoE to power it?)...
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NP.  Sounds like a fun project.
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In case you're interested in this sort of thing, I've linked below the place to download all identified transactions from pharmaceutical companies to doctors and hospitals.  It shows the info on a per-transaction basis which shows the doctor, hospital, and some other metadata.  There's a search on the openpaymentsdata.cms.gov site as well if you just want to use their search system instead of your own.
Some datasets, particularly the general payments dataset included in the zip file containing identifying information, are extremely large and may be burdensome to download and/or cause computer performance issues. Downloading the files with the assistance of the Akamai Download Manager ...
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I think I did pretty well on this typing test.  96wpm without errors (there were errors, but I corrected as I went).  I did this on my Lenovo W520 keyboard.

I love my W520 keyboard.  I will eventually replace this laptop and I'm not sure I'll love the new keyboards that they offer.  Are there any laptops out there that have a keyboard comparable to the older Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad style?  The new ones are so flat and my fingers fly off the rails on a regular basis.  This is the only reason I still rock a W520.  I'm eager to move to a 16:10 and/or 3K screen if possible, but I would prioritize the keyboard above all else.  I feel stuck.

At work I use a keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches, which I love dearly.  (I wanted Cherry MX Blue, but I'd lose at least of person on my team if I had such a loud keyboard.)  So I wouldn't care about my laptop keyboard all that much, except that I do about half of my work away from the office, directly on the laptop keyboard.
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QWERTY here. I'm afraid of other layouts since I'd go slow at least for a while.
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I have to agree, the media's obvious bias is getting tiring.
Can everyone please shut up about the Apple Watch already? It's not even out yet but has been claimed superior to Android devices.
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+Vilmar Simson They'll beat Android Wear in numbers, but that's not going to be on merit, but on popularity.
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This post is a blast from the past that is worth revisiting.  It's a long read, but worthwhile.
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I have a package that was shipped from Amazon that departed Murfreesboro, TN on Saturday.  It's in Puerto Rico right now.  It supposed to be delivered in Olympia, WA this week.  USPS, you drunk?  I know I clicked the "I don't really care when I get it" radio button on Amazon's checkout, but I didn't mean for it to take quite the detour.
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BTW this did make it here.  It really did go through PR.  So funny.
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Obviously if Apple is doing something, they both invented it and are the best at it, even if it existed before them and others have bigger numbers. iMath isn't quite the same as actual math and Apple likes it that way.
 
WOW! There is so much blatantly ignorant shit in this article...

Apple leads the internet of things? Android has different implementations so iOS has the biggest single platform install base? This person is completely lost. Yet +Forbes​ went ahead and published this foolishness. Must be time to pump the stock. Why doesn't anyone investigate this the way they did the Samsung Blackberry rumor...
Apple's value is likely to continue up because it is delivering on "Internet of Things" trends that support higher sales and margins
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+Folmer Fredslund That's always the gotcha, isn't it?  If I let them do what they want, it's going to be my fault for not stopping them.  And I'll always have to clean up the mess, so that's another deterrent.
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Is there any way to get IntelliJ IDEA to switch tabs when using the mouse scroll wheel when hovering on the open files tab row?  See attached picture.

In Linux you can use the mouse scroll wheel to switch tabs on generally any tab row you come across, such as the Chrome/Chromium browser tabs, file browser tabs, etc.  I can do it in Atom but I also use IntelliJ and really miss this feature.

Also, I've never had any program let me do that in Windows, so don't have any expectation to have that be reproducible there.
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I don't want this feature anymore... The reason is that my mouse got the speed scroll, and is extremely sensitive (can't live without that now), so sometimes the wheel is still spinning when I hover the tabs, and it goes berserk!
It happens 30% of the time when a colleague tries to use the mouse.
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Some time ago I used to run my own business.  I just now had a need to look at a past invoice I sent to a client.  So I logged into my old accounting system.  It's apparently still generating draft invoices for some projects I hadn't disabled.  I look at the total and there's $150,933.80 in draft invoices sitting there.  That's just for the projects I forgot to disable at the very end of my business.  Too bad I can't bill for those.  If I would have stayed in my own business, I'd probably be making more money than I am now as an employee.  And I'm not sure it'd be more work, really.  Heh.
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Hm. It simplified a lot of things and made money far more stable. That's worth a lot. You'd have more expenses, too, because you'd probably wanting to rent out an office to hide from me and the kids :D
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So now there are going to be cars you can't buy simply because your phone/watch/tablet won't work with it? No thanks.
 
Well why not - might as well do something with all that cash they have on hand. The iPhone won't be a cash cow forever.

Will Apple run into the same type of distribution problems that Tesla has? I'm certain they've thought this far ahead. 
Following a report today that Apple was hiring experts from the automotive industry for a new research lab, The Wall Street Journal adds to the story claiming Apple has several hundred employees wo...
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I wonder if older models will lose performance when forced to upgrade to the newest OS.
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Well, I screwed that one up.  I fixed it afterward, of course.  It was a Cat6a keystone jack on one end and a Cat6a plug end on the other.  The plug was wrong because I was apparently in the mood to fail, or such.  6a's a pain in the ass to work with.  So rigid.  So much foil.  So much fiddly crap.  Oh, and the cables are so damned thick.  I guess there's no risk of getting a 90° sharp bend in them, eh?

Oh, and the reason for the shield failure was not because it actually failed, but because the jumper I have going from the F side to the tester is not shielded.  The shield did test out.  The first test was just touching the keystone to the tester directly.  That was fine.  Then it also passed the post-install test.  So, yay.  And the damned pins are now wired up in the right order, of course.

I'm going home now.
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Via +Koushik Dutta​. He said: "holy crap, scumbag samsung tvs are injecting ads into your stuff you play via DLNA (plex, allcast, bubbleupnp, etc)"
 
Samsung what are you doing?

Samsung

Samsung stahp

stahp

STAHP
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Samsung deserve to go down hard.
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I'm very opinionated.  I'm not always right and I'm willing to admit it when I've been proven wrong.  I'm a very easy-going guy and I like to be overly generous with people I like and trust.

I love these things and will probably talk about them endlessly:
  • Go language (golang).  Every bit of software I create these days that can be written in Go is written in Go.
  • Linux.  It only powers just about everything there is.
  • Android.  It is an awesome open source Linux-based consumer device operating system that I'm rather sure you've already heard about.
  • Atheism.  I do try to be polite as long as you are.
  • Politics.  I'm left-leaning and politically rather liberal, both socially and financially.
  • Open Source Software (FOSS).  Give me the source so I can fix it myself, thanks.
  • Religion.  I'm very interested in advancing my understanding of world religions and attempting to understand my religious friends.
I hate these things and will probably talk about (or mock or criticise) them endlessly:
  • Apple.  They didn't invent the smartphone, though they like to make some rather wild claims about it.  They used to yell from the mountaintops about how they were proud to steal good ideas from others (and they did), but now they've turned into a patent troll that whines about others using the same or similar ideas they use.  And they don't just whine in the media, but in the courts as well.  No thanks.  When they screw up, I'll be first in line to make fun of them for it and I thoroughly enjoy doing so.
  • Microsoft, but much less so than in the past.  Their licensing isn't pro-consumer and they do a whole lot of positioning and posturing that just doesn't sit well with me.  Plus I really hate the structure of their operating systems, especially their server OS.
  • Religious folks that claim to have family values but then show clearly that they don't actually follow those values.  For example, politicians pushing to make gay sex illegal but then they get caught having gay sex in a bus station bathroom.  Gay sex is perfectly fine, but being a hypocrite is not, especially when claiming religious or moral superiority.
I tend to not get along very well with or disagree heavily with:
  • People that think that Open Source only means free-cost software.  That's not what the F in FOSS stands for.  Yes, the word is "free" but it is free in terms of liberty and collaboration, not necessarily in price.  Open Source Software tends to be free of cost merely as a consequence of how it tends to be packaged and released.  Freeware (as in no-cost software) is not Open Source.  If you ever use the term "Freetard" I will be more likely to block you than to debate you.
  • Social Conservatives which tend to believe that if someone is in poverty it is because they were too lazy to get a job or wanted to live for free off of the government.
  • People that believe Evolution is a lie.
  • People that claim that Evolution is a lie and have nothing but religious texts as proof.
  • Those that consider Capitalism more important than society, humans, and sustainability.
  • Debaters that use circular logic to attempt to prove something.
  • Pests that respond with "I have the right to blah blah blah".  I'm not challenging your right to speak, to have religion, or to have thoughts, opinions, preferences, etc.  But I will certainly challenge any claims to have rights to a whole lot of other things, such as the right to remove other people's rights.  If you come back with "I have the right to say/believe/think/prefer blah blah" I'll probably just block you for being an idiot not worthy of my time.
  • ... Or if you think homosexuality is immoral, that marriage is only moral between two people of opposite genders, that contraception makes deities cry, or any other silly nonsense.
  • People that respond to posts with unclever responses such as "firstworldproblems".  I will probably either delete your comment or block you.  Or both.