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John Lenton
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Attends Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
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Dear Interwebs,

Say I have a message store or buffer or box where messages pile up while I'm away. This thing has a single API call that gives you everything that piled up, emptying itself. A bit like a PO box, in that stuff piles up there for you, and you go empty it out every so often.

What's the verb for that action?

`Empty()` doesn't sound like it'd give you the stuff. `EmptyOut()` isn't much better (and could be worse -- what does the suffix Out mean on this method call? do I now have to call free() on stuff? augh!)

`Drain()` would work, except it's not clear it's draining towards you, and it seems to imply it's not that quick. Also it's a noun as well as a verb.

`Unload()` has similar problems.

`Gimme()` is a bit too informal.

`Collect()` can be interpreted to mean exactly the opposite.

Halp?
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Subtlety is not one of this coffeeshop's strong points.
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Darth Vader of revolution.
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The parasites of my parasites are my ... hrm.

http://dailyparasite.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/culicoides-anopheles.html
This is the fourth post in a series of blog posts written by students from my third year Evolutionary Parasitology unit (ZOOL329/529) class of 2014. This particular post was written by Sarah Prammer she had titled "The Mosqui...
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Thanks to +Sergio Schvezov and +Lucio Torre's team, you can now get notifications for gmail, twitter, and facebook* on the ubuntu phone! Here's how you enable it:
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+Jim Mendenhall I used `mirscreencast`, and then a combination of mplayer and the gimp. I'm sure there's a better way.

+Sunny Sigara I don't know friends, and I don't know how many configuration affordances account-polld is going to have. Probably not a lot. Yes, friends was “better” in that it had more features, but it was certainly “worse” in the being a memory and battery hog departments.

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Have you heard about #quepy? check this out: Querying your #database in Natural Language:   via @PyDataConf #Pydata" http://ow.ly/y847z
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A local 3d printer shop in Buenos Aires built this as a request from his mother, for around 200 bucks. Expect a LOT more of this sort of thing.
 http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/682125-3-d-printing-gives-11-year-old-boy-a-new-hand/
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A new open-hardware computing platform, flexible and powerful, designed for use as a desktop, laptop, or standalone board.
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That looks like a very fun device to take on a boat or to the top of a mountain and lose yourself for weeks exploring, tuning, building.

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How you know it's going to be a long Friday:

    $ ubuntu-bug network-manager
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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  • Canonical Ltd.
    Dude, 2014 - present
  • Canonical Ltd.
    Senior Engineering Manager, Online Services, 2014
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