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I had no idea these existed and this seems really tempting as a replacement for my old Mac G5 (that is running ppc64 build of of ubuntu). Anyone have one, seen one, used one?

https://system76.com/desktops/meerkat
Adorns your desk without consuming it. Small but fierce, Meerkat is the perfect combination of performance and efficiency. System76 desktop computers are custom-built to run Ubuntu flawlessly.
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To follow up- Last night I bought a NUC 5i3RYH, which is the bare bones version of the above, and am pretty happy about it. Mine cost $400, with an i3-5010, 8GB ram, and a 256GB m.2 sata ssd. The thing cold boots into a Fedora login in 15s and makes very little noise. It consumes 6W idle and 15W when maxing out linpack. It's small and can be mounted on the back of a monitor with a mounting bracket (provided). Fedora 23 didn't have any driver problems. 

If you're looking at these things, I'd go with a 5th gen part or higher, as the m.2 interface is the way of the future. While the m.2 I got only used SATA, the one on the 5th gen+ units can also speak nvme (thus routing x4 pcie right to the flash). The nvme drives are out now, but Fry's didn't have any 

The only gotchas for me were the video/audio and the dimms. The dimms are a lower-voltage (1.35v) version, which in my case added an extra $10-20 to the memory price. Things were wonky for my video because I used the mini-hdmi port and learned that my cheap-o monitor won't render things that are low res (1024x768) like the bios screen (fortunately, my TV rendered it fine and once I got the os installed I could go back to using the monitor). Finally, I realized there wasn't an audio out on the back. HDMI audio works (as does the front panel headphone jack, I assume). However, if I convert the hdmi to dvi, I'll lose the obvious way to get line audio out.

Still, a fun little box. It's peppy and far more power than my wife really needs. A chromebox might have worked as well, but I wanted more control over the OS, more power, and less dependency on Google.
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Why does Google Inbox not support the g-l (goto label) keyboard shortcut? It seems like an obvious one to support, which probably means its exclusion was deliberate.

/cc +Ray Cromwell

(sorry this is Public, I can't use new Google+ effectively. Hello World.)
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+John McDole Noooo
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Thank You Project Fi
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One of these arrived for +Amy Pomerance today, but when we opened it, it was broken into like a hundred pieces. #thanksobama

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I decided to write a program to write my own religious text. Oh let's Buzzfeed this: This post is pissing off friends and family on Facebook, see what it says about the Polo Lounge.

http://www.kellegous.com/j/2015/12/03/the-holy-fear/

"And I will lay life-style between thee and the circus, and between thy seed and her liquor; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his chair." Junkies 3:15
(http://www.kellegous.com/j/2015/12/03/the-holy-fear/#gen-3-15)

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I didn't say it earlier, but that renderer is really nice.  Even better with the copy button!
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Fear and Loathing put through Google's Neural Network visualizer and it comes out unchanged ... well, unchanged if you were tripping when you watched it.
 
No, computers don't dream of electric sheep
By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.
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Once again... scifi accurately predicting the future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ml6B15iPUk
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I refresh because I can't click on anything and 30 minutes later, Inbox be like ...
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Yeah. I really want to know what the deal is with Inbox breaking when you leave it open too long.
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Finally home, finally not raining so I decided to fly up real quick and take a quick shot of the neighborhood. (Also cheesy music added to replace sounds of whirling props).

A bit of the quality is lost in transit to YouTube, but still pretty cool.

Take from 3DR Solo w/ GoPro Hero 4 Black & Gimbal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CWplGC_BI8
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Very nice stabilization.
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I think this explains my call authorization issues. Thanks Google Fi ...

Downside: I'm going to be traveling for 2 weeks and won't get my SIM card until I return ... which means I'm going to have to double phone on my trip.

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Also, if that's down here in the ATL, feel free to have it shipped to my house, or the FullStory office.
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After a couple of weeks on Google Fi, I think I'm about to cancel and endure the torture that is Verizon. I had my doubts about the coverage map in my area. My doubts were spot on. Though the fi map shows good coverage in my area, it's actually quite pitiful. But the biggest issue is that half the time I call the sprint part of the fi integration results in stupid messages like "your account is not authorized to call this number" ... I think Google has taken on a problem they just can't fix with fi. And I'm so eager to have some a non user hostile player in the carrier game, but I probably need a plan that is actually authorized to call my dad's cell phone. :-(
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I hit a couple of support forums where people were saying that they ordered new SIM cards to clear this up. Also using the dialer code for T-Mobile works, allegedly, until the phone tries to switch back.

Sorry to hear you didn't get a response from support yet. My own support experience was prompt, although not helpful.

I wonder if Sprint would talk to you directly? Not sure, but it does sound like the problem is on their end.
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The sharks are really pissed at us...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWLddlTthm4
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Also on my how-has-google-not-realized-it-is-broken list is the fact that pressing play on any "station" in Google Music currently just takes you to a blank page.
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+Christopher Patnoe This seems to be fixed now.
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"And he watches over our congregation, and he knows you are in his presence ...."

"Yes, God is good"

"God? No, I'm talking about http://churchix.com/ the startup that is disrupting the church shake-down game."

#someone_will_fund_it
Churchix is a face recognition based event attendance and photo sorting application. Churchix identifies people faces in photos whom you pre-enroll into your watchlist.
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This app will put all nuns and their clipboards out of business!!!!  #Grammarschoolnightmares.
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  • Etsy, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Homebase.io
    Founder, 2012 - 2013
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2012
  • IBM
    2006 - 2006
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Media Lab Research Assistant, 2004 - 2006
  • Connexxia
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Atlanta, GA - Cordele, GA - Boston, MA - Metz, France
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I'm Design + Engineering. I used to work for Google on Chrome & WebKit. I'm responsible for the existence of Speed Tracer and I was an early member of the GWT team. Before that I studied under John Maeda at the MIT Media Lab. And before that, I co-founded Connexxia which was kind of marketing through social networks before that was a good idea. I'm also a triathlete obsessed with swimming, cycling and running. More at http://kellegous.com/about.
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Family owned. One of Topsail's community treasures. Great coffee and Jeremy is always happy to chat.
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Alas, if you didn't make it to the Indian Pass Raw Bar in its prime you missed the magic. This place was a local treasure of fantastic food and the ultimate in laid back coastal atmosphere. Fantastic steamed and baked oysters coupled with serve yourself beer from the cooler, I planned trips around returning to this place because each experience was memorable. This year, though, the magic is gone. The popularity has destroyed this gem of the forgotten coast. First, we had trouble getting seated. There were a number of people waiting, but that wasn't the issue here. Either due to lack of organization or favors for locals, we were repeatedly moved down the seating list. It took an uncomfortable discussion to bring this to someone's attention to finally get us a seat. The food was as wonderful as it ever has been. Strangely, though, our order never fully made it to the table. After some time we asked only to find out they were out of oysters and hadn't bothered to tell us that our food wouldn't be coming. The super casual checkout, which was once charming now became the subject of suspicion as we spent the trip home discussing whether they had charged us for the food we never received. The consensus was that they must have, given the price. We left hungry and focused on the disappointment. I have never left the Indian Pass Raw Bar focused on anything but the positive experience we had just had. Oh but if you had been to this place in its prime. It was a treasure and sadly it will be missed dearly. If you missed, I'm sorry but there is no more magic here.
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