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OK, so I technically got a PhD in theoretical philosophy. But my actual subject was cognitive science, and spent my time on reinforcement earning, neuroscience and robotics. I only know a few philosophers by name and little more.

Despite that, existentialcomics really is one of the funniest comics on the web today. Follow it. Seriously. 
A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes
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+Mike L. Oh, I don't think he's half-assing it. The drawings are pretty elaborate, and the prose is pretty dense. There's definitely a full ass-load of work in each comic. 

I love the comparison to "hacking" in movies! But I think in all fairness, the caricature of the thinkers here is different. TV "hacking" doesn't look anything like hacking, because the audiences don't usually know what hacking looks like anyway. 

But here, the caricatures look (and talk) quite a bit like the thinkers they represent, at least in the broad strokes. Rawls probably wouldn't reason this way while settling a bill, but he does (sorta) reason this way in his writing, hence why the comic is supposed to be funny at least to those somewhat familiar with the writing. 

I'm just arguing that the humor rests more on my familiarity with the topic than with anything genuinely funny about the situation, characters, or reactions. In other words, it's designed to flatter me for knowing things.
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Fully agree with this sign. Education truly is a good idea.
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Thank god! :) (Ducks for cover...)
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About beggars in Sweden: "If begging really was profitable we wouldn't be able to walk the streets for all the [Republicans] sitting everywhere."
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Neat :)
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A guided tour of the ISS. Really fascinating!
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earths curvature has yet not been proven.
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Blog: I got a new computer a while ago; and for the first time in 15 years it's not a laptop. I've forgotten just how very good a desktop can be, compared to even the best laptops.

Now, about that Ubuntu tablet...
I replace my laptop every few years. It's been almost four years since I got my T430, and while it's OK overall, the Ethernet port is very flaky and the screen colours are so off by now that I no longer can edit pictures on it. It was time to start thinking about getting a new one.
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+Tommi Lätti The 5820K has two more cores and twice the L3 cache. For parallel simulations it's quite a bit faster. And the i7-6700K isn't really any cheaper.
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Docker seems like a really good idea overall: package an app and all dependencies in a lightweight container format you can quickly deploy on a machine without worrying about versioning and dependencies.

But how do you handle things like web servers? You typically have multiple apps, such as ownCloud, blogging software, RSS reader and so on, that all depend on your web server, itself an app.

The same thing with a database: a lot of apps on a system all depend on a database to be available. And the database is itself a largish app that should be packaged up in some manner.

So how do you do it? Does every single web service run its own web server? How do you configure them to not step on each others toes for serving data? And do they all run a separate database process?

Or is there some good way to register shared containers for this sort of thing?

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there is no one fits all answer. but if you have 2 totally independent apps with different middle-ware requirements, as you said, and you are on a modern computer than in 99% of the cases the answer should be yes. And isolated apps also simplify resource management, backups and moving apps around.
If you build one big app which has multiple services you might build this differently. One DB container and your multiple services communicating with that DB container etc.
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Blog: The Ubuntu tablet has been formally announced. Longish post, so here's the tl;dr:

Specs seem limited at first, but that's just because you compare to laptops and much more expensive devices. It's a really capable machine (much faster than a Raspberry Pi) at a price that's low enough you don't need to worry about the cost. And as it also runs all regular Ubuntu apps, it doesn't hatve much of a software ecosystem problem.

Do I want one? Yes! Can I get one? Unfortunately not. It'll sell only in Europe; and I will be unemployed soon, pushing a tablet far down the list of my economic priorities.
Ubuntu is finally launching a tablet for Ubuntu Touch and regular Linux use. I've waited for something like this for a long time, but especially now that I have a high-performance desktop at home. A light-weight tablet would be a perfect companion device. Do all heavy work - image editing, ...
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Just subscribe with your googlemail account?

Perhaps it's someone in marketing who set it up?
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Started playing XCOM: Enemy Within on my Ubuntu machine.

Good parts:

It's XCOM. Straight up, good old classical XCOM, with turn-based combat, odd not-even-a-minigame aerial dogfights and all.

But it's a completely modern game now, with graphics and sounds to show for it. I'm thoroughly hooked on it.


Less excellent parts:

This has to be one of the chattiest games around. Not a minute passes by without people throwing monologues at me, and cutscenes worthy of a Shakespeare festival. They certainly got their money's worth from the voice actors.

And while it overall works splendidly on Linux, it has the annoying habit of closing itself when you tab away to a different window. And when you return, the graphics sometimes don't, so you have to save and reload the game to continue. That's a very minor issue of course - just don't try to check your email mid-game.


You loved XCOM as a kid? Or you never played it at all? This is a good game to pick up.

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+Jan Moren You are a harder man than I. ;-)
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I remember a time — a simpler, easier time — when most my email spam was not about cheap reagents, journal editor invitations, calls for papers, stem cell resources or lab equipment. I used to be a normal person, getting spam for fake viagra or call girls....

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The machines are getting smarter.

Or our beloved Nigerian Prince got a Phd.
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James Hill showing off, playing Hendrix' Voodoo Child using only the ukulele for all parts of the song.
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+github is down. The world is ending! Chaos and Anarchy! Ragnarök is upon us! The Lion and The Lamb will lie down together(1)! Fire, Brimstone and Eternal Winter(2)!!

Or, you know, I really have to rethink my plans for this morning.

(1) For a chaste game of Scrabble, no doubt.
(2) Yes! At The Same Time!!
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Aaaaaand is up again :)
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From Sweden, but I've been living in Osaka for nine years. I've worked in cognitive science, neuroscience and robotics.

I am affiliated with Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, but placed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute of Computing Science in Kobe, where I work on a project to model the subcortical motor-related areas in order to better understand the physiological effects of Parkinsons disease.

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Spent a summer in grad school building a trebuchet instead of doing any actual work.
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    computer science, 1990 - 1995
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    cognitive science, 1995 - 2002
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A taste for Sweden
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This year my annual trip to Sweden began earlier than I expected. It came out of the blue. It wasn't even in Sweden. The blue was the Medite

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An english-japanese dictionary which uses Jim Breen's EDICT data. Does not require japanese keyboard. Internet access is used only to downlo

Ingress
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I'm (almost) a real bona fide journalist now!
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I got an email from The Daily Journalist, and they wanted me to join their illustrious club of fellow journalists. Which was nice.

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Very good Thai restaurant, less adapted to Japanese taste than most. The seating is not terribly comfortable, though, and the bathroom is Japanese style only.
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Good, solid chain cafe. Second floor is open and spacious with lots of small tables. Usually not crowded, so it's a good spot for working or studying.
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My favourite omuraisu restaurant. The place is in a slightly seedy part of Namba, south of Amemura on the "wrong" side of Midosuji avenue, but the restaurant itself has a very calm, pleasant and slightly old-fashioned vibe that feels more high-class than you'd expect from an omuraisu place. Plenty of tourists; on one hand you won't feel out of place as a visitor (and there's English menus available too), but on the other, you are as likely to rub shoulders with a fellow tourist as with a local. Some people dislike it, others are comforted by it of course. The omuraisu itself is very, very good. I've had several varieties and they've all been tasty. I especially like the mushroom-sauce variants. Plenty of food, but there's set meals and a fair assortment of side dishes to pick from as well if you want (fried shrimp always goes well).
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Pleasant ramen place with traditional decor but a modern take on the food. The soup is very thick with more than a hint of sweetness. The noodles are pleasantly chewy. Japanese-style toilet.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Good vietnamese food. The lunches, especially, are well worth it. The basement in an old building can feel just a little like a dining hall at times, but the cool and dim atmosphere is very welcome on hot summer days.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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