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Joseph Poirier
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One less (creepy) troll to worry about, IMHO.

Made the switch to a Dell XPS 13 running Elementary OS Freya several weeks ago after using OSX on a MBP since 2006. It's been a pleasant experience so far and although Freya is in beta I've not had any major problems to speak of. 

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Hmm, I wonder how my broadband traffic stats compare to the national average?  
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[FYI]  something that's concurrent (simultaneous) may not be parallel (physically) but if it's parallel it's also concurrent. When used as a verb, parallel is interchangeable with concurrent.

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TIL that there's a blog that posts about papers that have been retracted from journals.

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Very sad to hear about Aaron Swartz. :(

And extremely upset to read about how much bullying both the prosecutor and judge have done in this particular case. Fuck both the prosecutor and judge!

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Amazing! Some actual LIBOR scandal news. 

TIL that in the US we have a Mutual Combat Law

In general, combat is defined as a fight or contest between persons or groups. Mutual combat is a combat into which the parties enter willingly. It is a combat with the mutual intent to fight. [State v. Moss, 24 N.M. 59 (N.M. 1918)].

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A nice description of threads vs tasks in this article concerning C++'s async feature. And yes, concurrency is parallelism; no Jedi mind tricks in this article. 
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