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I was looking at the Atomic EFI system for my '93 Roadmaster Wagon. When I saw the price, and calculated that it was more than the combined total of what I paid for the car, and what I've put into it in the last 10 years, it was a no-go.

But I sure would like to drop a 400+ HP engine in place of the 180HP 350 that's in there now.
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Well, I just went through the 260hp long block project on the 67. Worth every penny.
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Awesome book. Howard Tayler from SchlockMercenary.com introduced me to it. Highly recommended!
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WANT.
Galpin is proud to introduce its first coach built supercar - the Galpin Ford GTR1. Continuing Galpin's 60-year legacy of customizing vehicles, the GTR1 is based on the Ford GT and an interpretation of what it may have looked and performed like had it continued it's evolution.
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ME TOO!!!
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I'm more surprised he still has all his fingers after using the bandsaw a creative shaper.
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Facebook is down, may as well see if there's anything interesting on G+

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Yup, still nothing here.
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Not much going on. Just went and retrieved my car from last night. Trying to learn the uspsa rule changes for Feb. 
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Gentoo -- Because upgrading your system daily (if not hourly) makes life more interesting.
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I remember trying to update a gentoo system several years old....LOLNOPE!
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Heh. The clock application that ships with Android is not smart enough to correct for Daylight Saving Time occurring between now and a time after the DST change-over time when displaying how many hours and minutes until the alarm goes off.

Example: Current time is Saturday night at 21:29. Alarm time is Sunday morning at 5:30. It says "Alarm set for 8 hours and 1 minute from now."
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What ever happened to gmt+5
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Sorry.  Not buying it.

Git is efficient handling the tasks it is designed to handle.  It handles code. It distributes across any connection you can think of, including sneakernet and email.  Its merge capabilities are magic.  The built-in forensics tools are liberating and amazing.  The workflows enabled, supported and encouraged by Git can be quite beautiful.

However, Git is complicated.  Git does not handle large files well.  Git does not handle binaries well.  Git submodules are weakly supported. Git creates more work for me because I spend more time cleaning up my commits to ensure good project history.

But I'm ok with that.  Because I have a better project history.  I have a cleaner project.  I have much clearer visibility of my project.  And yes, I can commit offline.  

I do think the last one is important.  I craft my commits locally and keep them ready to share when I can get to a server.  Most of the time I'm already on a server, so it's no big deal.  But when I'm not, I'm still able to get work done.

I once waited 14 hours for 'svn commit' to complete on a vpn from a hotel in China.  And I had to wait because I needed to switch branches.  14 hours.  Chinese internet sucks, sure.  And I might need to wait an unacceptable length of time for a Git push to complete on the same network (if I was still doing stupid things like tracking binaries in the repo).  But if it turned out to be unacceptable, I wouldn't have to wait.  Git gives me options.

Speaking of options, I truly enjoy both history rewriting and the security ensured by sha-1 prevention of undetectable history rewriting.

The article reads more like a manifesto than an argument.  He preaches derisively to the choir of detractors.  

And Github?  Sorry; not why I'm using Git.  It's nice that it makes foss collaboration stupid-easy, but the web interface is terrible and it doesn't really do anything for as far as Git is concerned.  I converted to Git before Github was a registered domain.
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I need a FLIR camera.  +Daniel Cormier 
Doing donuts in a Formula 1 car is already pretty cool, so it's not surprising that looking at it in infrared is even cooler.
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Very affordable, too. Unfortunate that it's iPhone-centric.
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Of course xhtml2pdf doesn't work correctly. It's written in Python.
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If you inadvertently reverse the positive and negative leads, you'll turn the XM-L2 into a very efficient dark-sucker. Not only that, but it'll also charge the battery. :)
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Interesting take on code.org.
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Horrible, horrible place. Glacially slow service, orders often wrong, wait staff not very pleasant, feels unclean. La Cazuela, at exit 4, is SO much better.
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I'm not sure what these people complaining about poor service are talking about. I was shopping for a Springfield XDs, called to verify they had one, walked in and out in 15 minutes with my purchase. When I walked in I was greeted by a very pleasant young lady, my salesperson was friendly and helpful, and when he went in the back for a few moments, two other sales people asked me if I had been helped yet or not. No complaints here! They were also $30 cheaper than the next lowest dealer, and well below list price. Maybe they can sense if you're a tire-kicker or a serious buyer, but next time I'm shopping, they'll be the first place I head to.
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