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Mark Kretschmann
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It's well worth checking out the other videos of his roboters. The ant is especially amazing.
 
This Norwegian Engineer Is Creating Some Creepy Transformer-Like Robots…

Click below to see these crazy robots in action...

http://www.industrytap.com/norwegian-engineer-creating-creepy-transformer-like-robots/19478
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You could argue back and forth if Star Citizen is really worth the 40 Million USD of crowd funding it currently got, but what you cannot argue about is the quality of graphics they achieved, using CryEngine 4. Now this looks fucking amazing.
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+Axi5 They are also modelling city's on the planet so they have a lot more work done by artists.
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Brilliant. I must say I fell for it until someone mentioned to check the date when the ban becomes active (tomorrow). Woosh. I especially like how 1984 from George Orwell is on that list too :)
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I'm one of those people that don't need a lot of sleep. And it has always been a struggle for me to actually fall asleep, so I sometimes have to resort to medication (Trazodone, which is really an excellent drug for this purpose).
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If I don't get that much sleep, good luck getting me up. Or seeing me function effectively. 
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I've just decided to get my tonsils removed this summer, as I have been having issues with tonsillitis for all my life and it started to bother me and my body. In recent years I have never had a strong inflammation, but instead they were permanently inflamed in winter, typically switching from left to right and back again.

I've been reading up on the procedure and it seems pretty straightforward. Unfortunately you have to stay in hospital for 3 to 4 days due to bleeding risk (though I'm wondering if that is really a huge issue, the bleeding could hardly be so strong that it would be life threatening).
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Yeah, it has helped immensely. Even though I had lost weight before the op, the snoring hadn't gotten much better. Since the op, much improvement has been noted by my wife.
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If your Android device started stuttering while playing FLAC files after upgrading to KitKat, the reason for that is a regression in Android:

(The issue has been fixed in the source repo. It's still unclear when this fix will surface in a binary release)
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One thing's for sure: The "Per" in Perforce does not come from Performance.

<Syncing> .... <Syncing> .... <Syncing> .... 
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No the 'Per' in Perforce comes from 'Per'vert ;)
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I sure hope it will happen rather sooner than later. Everything in our cars is hi-tech these days, but then we still use good ole clunky mirrors. I think security could be much improved with camera systems, especially by eliminating the blind spot.
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+Manuel Nickschas "smart" phone corrections ;) 
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Once again we have the switch to Daylight Saving Time, dreaded by me because it screws up my inner clock for good. The discussion about the benefits and issues of the DST is an old one. In my opinion the problem is not the DST itself, but the time switching. It's great to have one extra hour of sunlight in the evenings, so why not keep it all year?
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Go ask our cats what they think about "daylight saving time":  it gets dark outside? Feeding time, even if it is just a rain cloud :)
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How not to address the developers of an open source project you like.
 
Kmix step volume

Hi All,

To change the step volume in Kmix in KDE (Kubuntu 13.04) from the default 15% to something bearable edit "~/.kde/share/config/kmixrc". In the [Global] section add "VolumePercentageStep=1.0". That will decrease the step to 3%.

To the Monkey that broke it: We are actually using this! Can you get yourself a Playstation or something and stop breaking our boxes? We don't go to Windows after having half-a-day fun with Linux. We don't have any other OS on our machines!
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Software Engineer
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  • Amarok
    Core Developer, 2002 - present
  • Nokia
    Senior Software Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Collabora Ltd
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2010
  • Gibson Guitar Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2010
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Ulm, Germany
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  • University of Dortmund
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2002
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