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Just hit my weight loss goal.
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The difference between a drone and a quadcopter is that a drone pilot has done something stupid enough to make news.
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New blog post, setting up an X11 system for easy unicode input: 
Unicode! Whether you like it or not, Unicode is here. Modern programming languages allow it to be used in variable names and for operator symbols, older ones are adding it as extensions, and inputting it is getting easier all the time. And frankly, I think most of us would rather read x ≠ 23 ...
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+xjet  know chances are that nobody will see this, but I have to correct one thing. It's a minor point and doesn't change the rest of the discussion.

That the high pressure area over a wing is caused by the Bernoulli's effect is an oft-repeated falsehood. The air traveling over the to of the wing (whether it's curved or not) doesn't have to travel faster than the air traveling over the bottom, so the bernoulli effect won't change the pressure. Read about it (and the problem with our paper strip demo): http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/38/6/001/pdf/pe3_6_001.pdf. There is a high pressure area creating lift, which is all that matters in your discussion. But it's creation is a lot more complicated than this mis-application of the Bernoulli effect.
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So today it was time to clean the now-fits-like-a-tent shirts out of the closet.  Two bags to donate, and 10 old shirts that fit … again.
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So today I officially reached my weight loss goal of 250 lbs. Looking at my belly, I'm targeting  losing the belly.
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Other names you might hear:

Internet of Everything (because the things on the internet before IoT were things).
Internet of insecure things.
Internet of security holes.

The last two highlight a serious issue with IoE devices: most of the makers of them either don't do security, or do it as an afterthought, which is only marginally better. Having an entrance cage with locks on both doors doesn't do much good if the locks are controlled by hackers in Taiwan or the teenagers next door.

I hope that future videos on the apartment talk more about device security, both physical, if like the door, it's supposed to keep people out, and network in general.
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+Mike Meyer  there is no PIP, and no program guide or program-info. I do have the channel number and call-sign though (sometimes with redundant HD and SD versions of channels, ...).

interestingly, neither the TV nor my on-computer TV tuner seem to support a guide.

I have seen this sort of thing before in cable and satellite TV set-top boxes, but not over antenna.

on-screen menus basically just do input selection and changing TV features (brightness/contrast, automatic tuning, ...).


but, yeah, they support remotes at least.
however, remotes serve a more clearly defined purpose, unlike say, web-enabled versions of random kitchen appliances.

even without web-enabled, people still do questionable things, like making a gas-powered stove which still depends on electricity to work (so, one can't cook anything whenever there is a black-out or similar, seems stupid that a person should need a UPS for their stove).

granted, not everyone has a back-up generator or a large inverter on hand (though, these sorts of things can be helpful). though, it is a little harder to justify if blackouts are only a periodic annoyance.
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It's also been theorized that geography played another part in some of these things.

Climates tend to change more slowly going east-west than the do going north-south because of the change in average temperatures. So eurasia, being oriented east-east, had large areas of similar climates compared to the north-south oriented americas. This meant that animal ranges were larger, leading to a more diverse biosphere, which is part of why the species you talked about died out in the americas and not eurasia. it also mean that travel from one end of the eurasian landmass to the other was easier than doing the same in the americas, meaning that ideas spread more easily in eurasia than they did in the americas.
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