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This is a good 50 minute introduction to performance measurement, with a concentration on tools.

Senior Performance Architect from Netflix delivers his talk, "Linux Systems Performance".


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It's not just Bernie Sanders calling for single payer health care. The current system, even though improved under the Affordable Care Act, still has a high processing overhead. It's the primary reason that U.S. healthcare costs more than other countries, but provides less.

For example, our dentist had a small office, but had a full-time person whose sole job was dealing with the various health insurance systems. That's a major overhead cost to a small business, which disappears with single-payer.
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Truckers and warehouse workers aren't the only ones whose jobs may fall to robots. Autonomous and semi-autonomous robots are now outperforming surgeons on some tasks.
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You don't need dairy to enjoy cheese. Soy and rice cheeses hit the spot for those cheese cravings, without the health impacts.
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Cheese was the only thing my husband and I were panicked about when we were about to start vegan, because we were mostly cooking from Rachael Ray* recipes and everything had cheese. But truly after less than a week, we weren't even thinking about cheese at all. Much later down the road when Daiya came on the market we started using that when we wanted to make pizza or whatnot. But dairy cheese is definitely addictive.... But withdrawal is minimal!

*Not Becky with the good hair. 

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Edward Snowden's first public debate on whether the government should have the power to unlock any encrypted device, at the link below (the actual debate starts at 00:13:03):

https://youtu.be/-yoyX6sNEqs?t=13m3s

The TL;DR: about 70% agreed that the government should not have that power.

More background on The Century Foundation that hosted the debate:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_Foundation

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Since today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, we thought we'd make some sugar-free oatmeal cookies. And by 'we' I mean Barbara.

When Googling, we kept running into the same ingredients in sugar-free recipes: fruits, honey, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cane syrup, molasses. In other words, all the sugar-free recipes were high in sugar. Yes, people put brown sugar in sugar-free recipes. Apparently only "white sugar" is the evil sugar in some minds.

It's not the word that's important. Glucose (dextrose), fructose, galactose, sucrose, maltose, and lactose - they're all sugar.

I'm sure those that have to monitor their intake know this, but apparently the bar for recipes is pretty low.

Barbara is now in the lab (kitchen) developing her own recipe. I'm hoping for a lot of failures.
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Many pesticides are neurotoxins, so this study sounds plausible. I think that the broad exposure people have to pesticides and herbicides (lawn care, termite control, etc.) has the potential to impact many aspects of development.

"They found that children living in ZIP codes in which aerial pesticide spraying has taken place each summer since 2003 were approximately 25 percent more likely to have an autism diagnosis or documented developmental delay compared to those in ZIP codes with other methods of pesticide distribution, such as manually spreading granules or using hoses or controlled droplet applicators."
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Updated pre-built Linux kernel for the Raspberry Pi 1 models:

4.5.3-1.20160505
http://goo.gl/QdVFLn

#Linux #kernel #RaspberryPi
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Don't abdicate your health to a medical professional; it remains your responsibility. Make sure you understand everything before it's done to you. If possible, bring your own patient advocate with medical power of attorney, to ask the questions and make decisions when you are unable to.

"Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US, accounting for 250,000 deaths every year, according to an analysis released on Tuesday."
Researchers found more than 9.5% of deaths in US are due to medical error
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Potato and onion pierogi, with broccoli, a little canola oil, and crushed red pepper .
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jealous.

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#caturday

I don't normally speak this way, really. My voice pitch and the inanity of the things I say are governed by the xkcd Cat Proximity rules:

https://xkcd.com/231/

The sound that Princess hears is the backup server drive spinning up. 
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As a gun owning moderate-liberal (real people are hard to bucket into convenient slots), the AWB (assault weapons ban) was completely nonsensical. Many people I knew couldn't understand why it wasn't renewed. It was simple; it outlawed "scary looking" guns and gun parts, with absolutely no consideration for their potential for misuse.

You can drill holes in a two-by four, fill them with bullets, and smack them with a hammer - and that will kill people just fine. Cheap, crappy "Saturday night specials" are just as deadly as $1000 "assault" guns.

The NRA used to concentrate on education and training, which I thought was an important aspect of gun ownership. But with legislation to close all gun shops and ranges (both indoor and outdoor), there's no place for training to occur. There are now many people that own guns that have little understanding of their use and safety. If anything, all the legislation over the past few decades has done is made the problem worse.

The other aspect of the political climate is the vilification of gun ownership. Many things in our lives are responsible for as many deaths as guns (some with simpler solutions), but no one publicises them. Even when pointed out, no one cares. Guns bad. It doesn't matter that guns are used defensively over a million times a year (without a shot being fired). Those defensive uses stop crimes: burglaries, rapes, child abductions, assaults, etc. Are we really willing to deal with the fallout of a million more crimes a year? Shush, we don't talk about that.

On the issue of smart guns, both the military and law enforcement have come out against them. Maybe a legislator should find out why, before they get back into gun design.
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With you. I tend to have liberal leanings, but when it comes to guns liberals give me serious heart burn. It doesn't surprise me that Republicans won't give them an inch because they'd take a mile before you could blink Even if I am in favor of background checks and closing loopholes, etc. I'm severely against the restrictions on ownership they'd love to create.
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Fan of: Grace Helbig, Chuck, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, Angel, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Archer, Lost Girl, The IT Crowd, Dead Like Me.

Interested in: Linux, Science fiction, Fantasy, Science, Electronics, Technology, Cryptography, Security, Automation.

Favorite book series:
Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
Sandman Slim, by Richard Kadrey
Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia
October Daye, by Seanan McGuire
Imp, by Debra Dunbar 
Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
Foundation and Robot novels, by Isaac Asimov

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 - Alcohol-free, Sugar-free, Dietary Vegan
 - Atheist
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    2001 - present
  • Grumman Data Systems (CallData)
    Tech Support, 1977 - 1980
  • AT&T
    Virtual Machine Operating System developer, 1980 - 1995
  • AT&T Bell Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1995 - 1997
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    WAN Networking developer, 1997 - 2001
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