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Following along with an OpenStreetMap import into Blender tutorial... This is pretty cool. End result will hopefully be a flyover of New York City without leaving the comfort of my desk chair...
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Soy un nerd. And I'm easily distracted by new shiny. Look! A squirrel!

Started designing a lathe for my model ship project, got pulled into the cool new shiny in the latest Blender, ended up rendering an animation, now reading up on the math behind screws. <sigh> This is why I have a thousand incomplete projects. :/ I started here: https://www.fastenal.com/content/feds/pdf/Article%20-%20Screw%20Threads%20Design.pdf

Ended up here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw_theory


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Linux had been great to me and I owe Linus Torvalds and the Linux community a debt of gratitude.

I also want to thank the Usenet member who sent me the first set of Linux install floppies back in the early 90s. All he asked was to let him know how the install went. It was that gift that introduced me to the spirit of the community.

So many others who have contributed code and documentation and help over the years and every time I read a response from a volunteer it gives me hope. Thank you!

Happy birthday, Linux!
 
Today is the 25th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, I do believe.

Normally the anniversary is counted from the announcement email (August 25), because that was the actual public statement of intent. The 0.01 code drop happened a couple of weeks later, and wasn't publicly announced.
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Effing Windows crap. Restarts with an update that takes six hours then fails.
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I tried the Flowblade video editor based on this review. Alas, about fifteen seconds in it crashed while trying to load some .ogv files. Lightworks is great but I only own a single license on a desktop. I wish there were a credible open source editor for my Linux Mint laptop.
Flowblade is a surprisingly effective and efficient video editor for Linux.
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Peach and cognition is a hand it thing.
 
Speech recognition is more accurate, too.
Speech-recognition software is not only three times faster at texting than human typists, it's also more accurate.
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Interesting.. Maybe next step are Chinese needle snakes
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+C W Southern Digger I'm interested in the design you'll be using. Your own plans?
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Three beautiful ships meeting in S. Florida ...
 
All Three Royal Caribbean Oasis Ships to Meet in Florida #travel   #cruise  
Arrival of the world’s biggest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas in Port Everglades will be welcomed by its sister ships Oasis and Allure of the Seas. All three Oasis-class ships will meet together side by side on November 4, 2016 off the coast of Florida. Michael Bayley, CEO of the Company, has confirmed the plans for spectacular photo shoot of the three biggest cruise ships in the world.
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I enjoyed this article. I went through a Windows upgrade torture yesterday and the one thing that kept going through my mind was that computing shouldn't be this painful.
 
Cool. "In September of 2016, a talented programmer released his own cooked update to a major company’s legacy operating system, purely because it needed to be done. A raft of new features, wrap-in programs, and bugfixes were included in this release, which I stress was done as a hobby project.

The project is understatement itself, simply called Prodos 2.4. It updates ProDOS, the last version of which, 2.0.3, was released in 1993.

You can download it, or boot it in an emulator on the webpage, here.

As an update unto itself, this item is a wonder – compatibility has been repaired for the entire Apple II line, from the first Apple II through to the Apple IIgs, as well as cases of various versions of 6502 CPUs (like the 65C02) or cases where newer cards have been installed in the Apple IIs for USB-connected/emulated drives. Important utilities related to disk transfer, disk inspection, and program selection have joined the image. The footprint is smaller, and it runs faster than its predecessor (a wonder in any case of OS upgrades).

The entire list of improvements, additions and fixes is on the Internet Archive page I put up [ https://archive.org/details/ProDOS_2_4 ]."
In September of 2016, a talented programmer released his own cooked update to a major company’s legacy operating system, purely because it needed to be done. A raft of new features, wrap-in p…
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Great business model..
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Nyuk nyuk.


Read as:
"There are four rocks."
"Oh, you must be using base four. I use base ten."
"No. I use base four. What is base four?"

But it would've been spectacular if the joke used four lights.
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Yea we assume base 10 is normal because of our bias. Maybe to the alien, we're using base glark.
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Manufacturer of some extraordinarily tall tales.
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Linux, R, basket weaving, can sing a little (no, not really)
Employment
  • Royal Caribbean International
    Senior Engineer, present
  • Digital Hermit
    Owner/Engineer
  • MetroLink
    Engineer
  • United Parcel Service
    TSG Engineer
  • Gurutech Academy
    Instructor - Unix/Linux
  • CyberGuard
    Senior Support Engineer
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Beware of the leopard.
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There can be only one.
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I can kill you with my brain.
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Destroyer of Words, ALF and OMG, He Who Cannot Be Maned
Hotel is clean and conveniently located. It's right off the I95 and just a few minutes from the airport.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great place. Staff was friendly and venue was elegant. Quite a bit of construction in the area though.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Attended for a conference. Staff was friendly. Conference area was modern and week equipped.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
5 reviews
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Staff is friendly and competent.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago