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Lars Søpstad
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Confused, ignorant and inattentive. Teach me.
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Microsoft loves open source? Only when it's convenient (and more as a parasitic host than as a community)
Even as it embraces open source, Microsoft is shaking down the Android and Linux communities for patent licenses. Will the real Microsoft please stand up?
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Takk for denne forklaringen, godt nytt Aurora år til deg. G
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Cool use of Minecraft for conservation!
Minecraft meets Instant Wild: Introducing an African wildlife conservancy game, where players are rangers, protecting elephants, lions, rhinos, and more.
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Either fake or not in use.
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This is usually done for cable plants that connect active equipment to a cross-connect cable management plant. The cross-connect would be where the majority is cable work is done. So the other side of that cable rack may not look as neat.

The only time you would swap this cables out was if there was a failure or there's equipment upgrade that requires re-cabling (i.e. higher transmission rate).
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USB Type-C charging - legacy devices

These are all the power modes supported by USB Type-C.  The first entry is negotiated via the power delivery protocol, the second is set by the downstream facing port (host) having a 10k ohm pull-up resistor on the CC1 line, the third uses 22k resistor and the remainder are signaled by a 56k resistor.  But it is easier than that for legacy devices, only the 56k option is allowed.  Also, rather than the resistor being at the host end, it is in the cable since the CC line doesn’t connect through to the host.  The problem with out of spec cables is that the device is allowed to use the maximum current that is advertised.  If the legacy cable incorrectly advertises 3A, the client is allowed to pull 3A and doesn’t have to do any further detection.

Using a correct cable, if the host supports the USB Battery Charge spec, it can provide up to 1.5A or more if it is a dedicated charge port (no data).  For the Nexus 5X and 6P, the USB 3.1 option won’t apply because they are USB2 devices.  If the host is doesn’t support USB BC, then by the final option, charge current is limited to 500mA.
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This is definitely going to throw a monkey wrench into some folks' works :/
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In Saturday’s edition of the New York Times, Matt Apuzzo reports that the Department of Justice is locked in a “prolonged standoff” with WhatsApp. The government is frustrated by its lack of real-time access to messages protected by the company’s end-to-end encryption. The story may represent a disturbing preview of the next front in the FBI’s war against encryption.
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And that's how you do leadership in government.
The move comes as other nations move to weaken encryption.
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I am saddened beyond words to hear of the death of Ian Murdock. Ian was the founder of Debian and the first secretary of the Open Source Initiative, among many other things. I got to know him when we both worked at Sun Microsystems and found him a brilliant man, capable of insight and charm.

Many of us were exceptionally concerned by his tweets on Monday reporting he had been brutalised by the police and saying his career was ruined. I am sure there is much to learn and tell, but the post by his current employer (Docker) rightly asks that we respect his family's grief  so I suggest avoiding speculation here.

Goodbye, brilliant friend.
Dear friends and members of the open source community, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ian Murdock passed away on Monday night. This is a tragic loss for his family, for the Docker…
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Clever Move, +Dell
SANS Internet Storm Center - A global cooperative cyber threat / internet security monitor and alert system. Featuring daily handler diaries with summarizing and analyzing new threats to networks and internet security events.
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This person appears to take ignorance to the next level. 
Too many girls are pressurised into taking 'STEM’ subjects just to appease feminists, argues Cristina Odone
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Another person who apparently thinks "feminist" means "crazy female supremacist."

Protip: everyone who has STEM education benefits from it, female or male. There's no requirement to make a career of it to do so.
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Kjøpte Nexus 5X forleden, og digger den så langt. Noen refleksjoner: http://newth.net/eirik/2015/11/17/nexus-5x-inntrykk-etter-noen-dagers-bruk/
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For noen uker siden tok min siste Samsung S4 kvelden, og det var på tide å skaffe seg ny telefon. Jeg hadde blinket meg ut en av Googles nye og lovpriste Nexus-telefoner, og etter litt venting (som ble tilbragt i billig backuptelefon-helvete) kunne jeg gå i butikk på lørdag og kjøpe en lekker, ...
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Simple pop music. Sometimes it's really nice. 
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