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Fredrik Mellström (traal)
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Change the appearance of your Google Apps for a few months. :-)
Awaken the Force within you. Choose a side and your Google apps will follow your path.
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Or not.
It took me five seconds to go mad on the YouTube sound effects. It turned it off again as soon as I could, but I panicked for a moment until I figured out how.
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Det borde heta "copywrong"… :-(
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KIT gör en utmärkt genomgång av några exempel på bisarra strategier som skivbolag, förläggare och produktionsbolag använt för att utnyttja det söndertrasade upphovsrättssystemet.
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De som äger rättigheterna till böcker, filmer och musik vill ha in dina pengar så länge det bara går. Därför anstränger de sig för att hitta sätt att förlänga upphovsrätten när skyddet håller på att gå ut. Ibland gränsar resultatet till komik. Eller tragik. You decide.
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Google Removes Events from Google+, but it's probably available in the Android App, and they might put it back in the future.

I really don't like how Google keeps making their services more useless and unreliable. First they lobotomised their awesome G+ Photos platform, and now they're removing one of the key features from G+, namely Events. Some of my friends only use the Events feature on Google+, and pretty much nothing else.
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Semi-off-topic musings:

Cognitive dissonance: it somehow feels like I am expected (on behalf of working at Facebook) to be happy about this news, but that's actually not the attitude I experience here.

Microsoft has that "be at war with everyone else" culture. All I have seen so far here is a lot of love and caring about people. And exiting markets or segments Google doesn't care for always hurts. (I still mourn Reader.)

It's sometimes subtle, but I think lots of small things like using words like people instead of users probably helps work in the message that we care about those our apps and ecosystems serve.

Including things that have measurable negative impact, like the real names policy. There is a lot of internal debate and will power to improve all the things, and being here is a pretty neat vantage point to cheer it on from. :-)
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A different and interesting analysis of ISIS (or "Daesh"). This writer suggests that ISIS is actually a symptom, but it is not the root cause of the problem.
"The Islamic State has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also has a father: Saudi Arabia's religious-industrial complex." – good, short read.
The Islamic State has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also has a father: Saudi Arabia's religious-industrial complex.
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Motormännen ryter till om släckta bakljus, som har blivit ett växande problem i Sverige i och med de nya EU-reglerna.
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Some bacteria are now resistant to all known antibiotics. This is pretty horrible; the future looks grim.
Bacteria are now resistant to drugs of last resort meaning the world is on the cusp of a
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This is awesome. Great solution for those who have run out of hard drive space on their Macbooks.
How to expand your Macbook storage without taking up any extra space [Deals]
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+Tobias Linder​ I suppose. I guess I got spoiled by my precision. It's pretty bulky, but can pack up to 4 hdd in the form of two conventional 2.5", one micro sata and a 2.5" in place of the bd-rw if I got desperate. Oh, and the SD slot.

The idea of no upgrades seems shockingly minimal to me.

Note: I am a digital packrat and still have every work file and email since '97 either on my main machine or several of there portable hdd's in the case. This probably explains my horror at being hard limited on storage.

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Time to start being a little paranoid about installing browser extensions.
Interesting read
TL;DR, Popular Google Chrome extensions are constantly tracking you per default, making it very difficult or impossible for you to opt-out. These extensions will receive your complete browsing...
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Let's all panic and transform our free societies into Orwell's 1984. That'll really show the terrorists who's in charge.
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That was my point. By 1945, things were more or less in hand.

I'll be more comfortable when that can be said again.

As a start, I'll settle for enough world powers agreeing on the problem and getting to work on the solution. I agree that the timeline of the caption in the first poster is off, but that doesn't change what could happen (the second poster) or what should (a unified, decisive and focused response).
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Some of the sad and almost farcical consequences of the EU's proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). #gdpr
Europe will soon adopt a powerful new data protection regulation, but it has a hidden flaw: a takedown process that's worse than the DMCA.
Europe is very close to the finishing line of an extraordinary project: the adoption of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a single, comprehensive replacement for the 28 different laws that implement Europe's existing 1995 Data Protection Directive. More than any other instrument, the original Directive has created a high global standard for personal data protection, and led many other countries to follow Europe's approach.
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The 1982 Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K Reborn As a Bluetooth Keyboard.

What.  How did I miss this?  Now I really want one.  :-)

I still have my old ZX Spectrum, but the keyboard cable is broken, so it's unusable.

The ZX Spectrum is one of the best-selling computers of all time: a British-made, 8-bit machine that shifted around 5 million units across Europe after its launch in 1982. It's one of the few...
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Hehe, only to play the games, I assume.
Pure nostalgia.
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I'm Fredrik. Many colleagues and internet friends call me "traal". I live in Göteborg, Sweden, and I work as computer systems administrator at Chalmers University of Technology. I grew up in Oskarshamn, and I lived in Nyköping for one year.
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