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There are many reasons why Ingress is the superior Niantic offering, despite its more cultish appeal.
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Taxi drivers: learn to indicate!
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Ooh, snap! ;-)
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What's IPv6? Larger headers are less efficient, It's not mature enough, IPv6 is just a fad. Our vendor doesn't support it, It'll make it easier for the government to track me, Can't we just buy more IPv4 addresses? We don't need that many addresses. I don't want to lose the security provided by ...
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No certification track? Is there even one for IPv4??

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Web update: Easily adjust the date & time of multiple photos

You took a bunch of great photos with your camera. But when you uploaded them to Google Photos, you realized you forgot to correct the time zone after your last trip. So now you’re stuck with a disorganized photo library, and the thought of changing each time stamp individually makes your head hurt.

Thankfully, adjusting the time or date for a range of photos is now fast, easy, and intuitive.

On photos.google.com, just select the group of photos you’d like to adjust and click “Edit date & time” in the menu dropdown. You’ll be able to shift or set the time stamps, and preview the changes before saving.

In addition, you can now delete photos directly from an album – just select photos and click “Move to trash” in the menu dropdown.

These updates are rolling out now on photos.google.com.
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This is great, thanks
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Whoever implemented the feature to make YouTube tabs start in the paused state when opened in the background: THANK YOU.
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I like videos starting for the ads; i.e. let them start and put them on mute while the ad plays and then when you're ready to watch the video later you won't be interrupted by the ad ;-)
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The way we notate time is pretty weird.

When displaying time in H:i:s format, the minutes and seconds fields acts like base-60, as the field to the left wraps when it gets to 60, but it's displayed in base-10, i.e. decimal.

But hours are worse. The field wraps at a different spot — every 12 or 24 hours depending on how civilised you are, but similarly displayed in decimal. (I use a 24 hour clock myself, but unfortunately other non–geek people actually berate me when I quote 24-hour time.)

If one were designing an ideal 12 hour clock, it would seem intuitive to make the hours field wrapping aligned with an AM/PM transition.

But the hour after 11 AM is 12 PM! And the hour after 12 PM is 1 PM. This is plain silly, and causes a cognitive off-by-one error, root caused by a lack of zero-basing.

Legacy systems, eh.
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Yup, one-based counting is the worst. 24-hour time when you say "0000" instead of "2400" is ideal.

I saw a recent discussion on Reddit where someone from the US Navy said they would keep logbooks, with a new book for each day. The last entry in each day would be 2400 and the first entry for the next day would be 0000 ... so they use both schemes (that scheme was so that all the entries for a given day were in that day). I asked him why not just write the final log entry as 2359, and he said because then there would be 1 minute where nobody was in charge. Military.
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Australia's national science organisation will stop "doing science for science sake" and no longer do "public good" work unless it is linked to jobs and economic growth, according to internal emails between CSIRO senior managers.
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Feeling the guilt after watching this video by one of my favourite (but surprisingly obscure) YouTube channels.
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This is a great right-click menu feature in GNOME Terminal 3.20.
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As long as it doesn't result in another checkbox in the options page, I don't have a problem with new features.
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Finally. L8.
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I have an internal SATA hard drive that I wanted to use for incremental backups. But because it is based on spinning rust technology, I wanted to avoid having it spin up every time I power on my PC.

I did a bit of reading and there is a flag called "power-up in standby" (PUIS) that should control this. Turns out hdparm can enable it like so:

$ hdparm -s1 --yes-i-know-what-i-am-doing /dev/sdc

I then powered my PC off and on to see if it worked. Switching it on I was pleased that I could no longer hear the HDD powering up.

Unfortunately, the system hung at the HP logo during UEFI initialisation for about 30 seconds longer than usual, and then the HDD spun up anyway, before proceeding to boot off my primary drive (an SSD) like normal.

So it seems like the hard drive itself supported the PUIS flag, but my PC's UEFI annoyingly (and needlessly) decided to probe all drives during boot.

(I say needlessly, because I had already configured the EFI Boot Manager to boot off my SSD as first-priority. As such, ideally the SSD should have been the only device to be probed.)

I love hardware.
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I plug my "backups" drive in every week to suck across backups. Also means they're unable to be damaged by lightning strikes or bitlocker attacks or whatever.
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Some new content from Homestar Runner which is surprisingly morbid.
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Hacker. Bassoonist. Sysadmin.
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Wrote Python-iView. Performed in an orchestra in the Kraton, Yogyakarta as a guest of the Yogyakarta Sultanate; toured Spain and performed in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; toured Italy; toured Tasmania, rural Victoria, and rural NSW.