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John Looney
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Bastards. I wasn't taking a break. I was pining for the fjords, after being axed repeatedly in the gut.
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... then we ate the remains.
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The Vikings have already arrived in Clontarf. The Irish will be arriving over the next few days... 600 participants, 400 fighters, 200 tents and maybe 60,000 spectators!
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Excellent explanation of why Heartbleed happened.
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What is the cost sensitive solution to "I want to buy enough windows to play some steam games" these days ?

I'm not sure, but it looks like Microsoft don't sell Windows online, which is odd.
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Hmm. 4 of the 38 games I've bought from Steam work on Linux. Seems Linux mostly has the shite ones. I'll try out a Dell key, so.
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When a government are being idiots, its your duty to do seek out they are trying to protect you from. Even if you think twitter is a waste of time.
 
Powerful: Google Public DNS as civil disobedience.

Hat tip: +Dan Sandler 
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There's a tale about Turkish net censorship that I can't write in public, but let's say their methods lack finesse...
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Right. Tent frame finished. Though I concede that erection is not a one-man job. Clara is useful for scale... All planks are 4.3m long.

Note cool string reinforcement on one piece that was a little rotten inside.
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Cool were heading up shortly should be there around five ish 
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Wood is odd. I cut this 50mm x 50mm beam from a larger piece, only realising well after I got the wood home it had a crack in it. And there must be a lot of stress on the wood, as its twisted and bent.

Anyway. This needs to go into the side of an upright for a tent (this beam is the long one on the ground at the back of the tent). Not load bearing, but...maybe a bit in wind. Any ideas on non-modern ways to make sure it won't break off if distressed?

I'm thinking wood glue into the crack, then ram in a dowel or two, then wrap it in some copper and nail it into place.

Seems a lot of work though. Bugger it, I'll give it a go...
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A modern glue alone will be fine, but hide glue wouldn't be.
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Balls. It seems you can't push a 260mm x 60mm x 4300mm ash log onto a cheap table saw on your own. If I'm close to the table saw, I can't heft it along the trestles. If I'm at the far end of the log, pushing it toward the table saw, it falls over.

I need backup, I suspect.
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What you need is some rollers and 10,000 slaves.
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If you do any sort of work with Cloud Computing, this is a really important article.
Much like Amazon and Microsoft, Google has long offered cloud services that let outsiders run software on its infrastructure, so that they needn’t set up their own computer servers and other hardware. But whereas in the past these were treated as a sideline, they now represent a massive slice of the company’s future.
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I came up with an interesting solution to "damn, that socketed knife is sharp". Some black Sugru, hand formed to look a lot like forge-iron :-)
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Nah. I stabbed someone in the arse harder than expected and he protested. Arguably his own fault for not having mail on..
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    Engineering Manager, 2005 - present
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    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2005
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    Chief Scientist, 2001 - 2003
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Kicking arse, metaphorically & literally into my fourth decade
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Living & working in Dublin, but born a Meath-man. Proud owner of far too much medieval replica weaponry. By day, I'm an engineering manager with Google.
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    Computer Applications, 1993 - 1997
  • O'Connell's Schools, Dublin
    1988 - 1993
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adding five fancy toppings and a salad to a thick overcooked patty, makes an unwieldy work of art from fast food. it makes for great photos - but awkward food. there is no way to eat one without either embarrassing yourself or disappointing your date.
Decor: GoodFood: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Magnificent French recipes with Irish ingredients, in a fabulous French townhouse like setting. Great service. Anything meal with game meats is a must. Surprisingly generous portions for a 'fine dining' establishment.
Food: ExcellentService: ExcellentDecor: Excellent
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mediocre bar food is fine for a venue that serves great beer, and the porter house doesn't disappoint. the menu has been pretty steady for the last decade. the decor is interesting to look at, but the seating is far from comfortable. it's hard to hide from the noise in the evenings, if music is not your thing.
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one of the best quick kebabs in the city; proper fresh flatbreads, baked on-site with high-quality ingredients. magnificent food before or after a night on the beer!
Decor: GoodFood: Very goodService: Good
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"enormous beer and whiskey selection, matched to a gastropub menu. some of the best steaks in the city. the ""beerhall"" upstairs can be loud and brash (especially on weekend evenings), while downstairs has more intimate small tables. all my friends love this place."
Decor: Very goodFood: ExcellentService: Very good
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bewley's reminds me of the dublin that drove samuel beckett to leave ireland. i don't think it realises how grim and archaic it feels - but bewleys seems to be a taste of early 20st century dublin..with full-irish breakfast sandwiches. very popular with the blue was brigade, though some small numbers of hipsters in search of decent coffee do frequent it (ironically, i'm sure).
Decor: GoodFood: GoodService: Very good
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avoca is the irish mammy's favorite hangout; good quality food you can pretend is healthy, enormous deserts and serving staff that will endure tales of woe and delight from anyone who wants to share with them. lunch at avoca is also a great excuse to spend an hour pottering over pretty or shiny things you don't need. stay away from the tasty cheesecake; it's actually huge, not far away.
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