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Any recommendation of parental control app that supports Windows & Android, can time-limit app usage, has Safe Mode protection, and can log browser history on Windows? After spending some time testing several apps including Qustodio, NetNanny, MMGuardian and ScreenTime, none of them have all these features together. :-(
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"Compiling kernels"? In the 80's we didn't have kernels, just the BIOS and DOS... or some 8-bit ROM with even more primitive system services.
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Speak for yourself, some of us were writing Unix device drivers in the 80s.
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Que vexame. Que ódio. Que país de merda. Partido dos filhos da puta.
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Vergonha... esse é o sentimento...
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I would normally object to religion in my children's public school, but I'll make an exception for Jedi teaching.
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Help, aliens abducted Scott Adams and replaced him with some robot or creature that doesn't draw exactly the same.
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Essa proposta do novo currículo de História é a coisa mais filha da puta que já ouvi. E olha que me criei com professors de História comunistas militantes (curiosamente, a regra em pelo menos alguns dos melhores colégios particulares de Curitiba em fins dos anos 80). Mas até esses professores me ensinaram o que tinham que ensinar.

Eu sempre gostei de História e li/estudei muito por conta, e na minha idade adulta senti falta de ter uma base maior das culturas orientais, acho por exemplo absurdo não se aprender nada sobre história antiga da Índia e China: grandes civilizações com tradição milenar. Mas OK, o tempo e recursos são limitados, prioridades devem ser escolhidas; mesmo a minha educação privilegiada teve lacunas importantes até mesmo na parte "eurocêntrica" da História.

E os politicamente corretos me desculpem, mas que importância têm vários povos primitivos que tiveram impacto histórico mínimo, por exemplo nossos Tupis e Jês, ou mesmo os Incas? Seu estudo sequer pode ser classificado como "História" pois o termo presume uma tradição escrita; podemos estudá-los em antropologia / arqueologia, mas isso não faz parte do ensino de 1o/2o graus. Os povos indígenas Brasileiros devem ser estudados no contexto da nossa história colonial, e só; esses povos estavam ainda no Neolítico (alguns ainda no Paleolítico). Não me levem a mal, eu também assisti o Kuarup... bonito... mas mil anos de cultura Xingu têm valor equivalente ao de 5 minutos da Renascença europeia.
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Eu sempre me ressenti da falta de conhecimento, sobre a arte oriental e suas culturas milenares. Cansei do ocidente e suas neuras. Hoje pesquiso os povos de olhos puxados. Sua Arte tem equilíbrio entre a beleza física e espiritual. A outra só ressalta o corpo ideal. Pelo menos até a arte moderna. Que respeito. Já o pós moderno é ,para mim ,lixo.
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No spoilers on this one, promise. And I'm loving it... but let's nitpick on the sci-fi fails anyway :)  Which is usually a pointless exercise, but not in this case because The Expanse is notable by its realism: it's a "hard-SF" story that doesn't depend on big suspension of disbelief; there's no FTL travel, no aliens, novel physics, or any major technology way beyond what we can envision or even have today. Human kind has colonized the solar system the hard way, with slow ships and lots of time and toil.

Anyway, one central idea in the story (no spoiler: you learn this in the beginning of the first episode) is that water is a very scarce resource in some places, so miners have to cut large pieces of icy asteroids and ferry them to Ceres or wherever water is needed.

Have this people 200 years in the future forgotten how to recycle water? Recycling must be good enough to build ships that endure months-long travels to other planets, and once you have major colonies in places without water you only need to replace the losses from imperfect reclamation. Even today, we have technology to do a better job than they apparently do in The Expanse. But that's actually a minor point!

I am more disappointed with the insistence in space sci-fi (too many movies to count) of using the traditional model of transportation of raw materials in the space age. Why having huge freighters, OMG?? You need to send a chunk of asteroid (or any raw material that needs no protection from outer space), you just push it and let the damn thing move by itself! Even better, attach small propellers to that ice boulder, so it can have acceleration that's small enough to not break, but continuous, and also enables some remote maneuvering. The asteroid is its own ship, and even its own source of fuel! When it gets close to the destination, another ship will intercept and process it. We don't need crews losing their time in long travels between planets. Even if security is a problem (which wouldn't happen in the first stages of colonization but might appear later), you solve that with patrolling ships and long-distance monitoring. Yeah, the Solar System is a really small place even for our current instruments; it doesn't take the USS Enterprise's sensor array tech to detect other ships within a few Astronomical Units.
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Resharing / recommending even before I have time to watch it myself – anything from Bryan is reliably awesome.
 
How often do you hear someone talk about Be (as in BeOS)? This is why Bryan Cantrill is one of the best systems historians. At 53m.
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Listening to this now in the gym... I am probably the only guy with a smile in my face despite the suffering :) hilarious stuff.
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I recently had a lunch with a Trump supporter and it got me worried. This individual is a successful professional, wealthy, white woman in her mid-fifties; but not the stereotypical Republican trash: not racist of xenophobic, a Canadian immigrant in fact; not particularly religious; smart, world traveler.

She doesn't care about Trump's statements about Mexicans or Muslims, it's just campaign tactics. She doesn't idolize him for his wealth or celebrity status. But this person is just fed up with all US politicians and she ate Trump's outsider message bait, line and sinker. She's voting Trump because he is independent, non-establishment, self-funded. She doesn't even think Trump is particularly qualified to be a President, but she thinks he is a great manager and he's going to put together the most awesome team because he's not bound to campaign donors and Washington lobbyists.

And that's what should worry us in this election: not the extremists, not even the idiots; just reasonable folk who aren't particularly sophisticated in politics and fall to populist demagogues like flies over fresh excrement.
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A bookstore full of handwritten staff reviews. I love ebooks, but some day we will miss that...
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Thanks, these recommendations are welcome -- it's interesting how literature for young readers is "local", or at least it used to be when I was a kid in Brazil, with the exception of big classics like Jules Verne. So now in the US I am at a loss browsing books for my 6 & 9 year olds, almost nothing I even heard of. And if I always take them to choose books they end up picking lots of commercial crap like endless Minecraft fiction, etc.

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My beautiful Nexus 5X after being almost fried. :( A few days ago I go to my room where the phone is charging, connected with a good (+Benson Leung approved) Belkin 6-Foot 2.0 USB-A to USB-C Charge Cable. And the whole thing burns to the touch, remarkably the back side / battery. Surprisingly the phone was working, but not very much charged.

Maybe the problem was the cable being connected to power via one of those surge filters that have USB-A connectors, instead of a proper power adapter. (The phone couldn't charge in quick mode in that arrangement, but that was my night stand's charging station so I didn't care much for charging time.)

After removing the cable from phone, I had to discard it because it was severely damaged; part of the plastic from the USB-C end of the cable just melted inside the phone's socket, which didn't look good either. Even the battery cover and the case were damaged. I couldn't fit another cable in the socket because of the molten plastic inside it. So I reached for a SIM extraction tool, which has a very strong but thin pin that fits anywhere, and used it to scrape all plastic scum from the socket... and voilà, everything is perfect again! Even battery life seems completely normal, it's amazing. Only resale value went to hell, I'll have to keep the 5X as a backup device when I move to the next one.
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+Benson Leung good idea, I guess it would be a good opportunity to check if their support is good too. Unfortunately this happened a few days ago and the offending cable is gone in a trash bag. But do you think it's a cable problem? I'm more likely to blame the power supply/filter 
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Software engineer at Google. Husband, Father. Stereotypical geek who loves sci-fi, etc. Powerlifter without much power, can bench-press eight TAOCP collections!
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I am a Googler but this is a personal account, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not necessarily those of my employer, past or present.
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Software Engineer, Google Ad Exchange
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    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
    Making RTB easy!
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    Consultant at Citi, NYSE, 2010 - 2011
    First gigs in the US, financial services.
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    Software Architect, 1997 - 2010
    Tons of stuff... thanks for all the fish.
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At least at night (when I guess all staff is temps), drive-through service is awful, they get something wrong in my order some 1/3 of the time. Living in the region for 5 years and this is constant, it's a management problem.
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I've taken my car to D&L for inspection last month, failed because I had had a recent battery discharge that wiped the OBD. But since they only found that by the end of the work, I had to pay for the full service. So after putting some miles in the car I took the car again for inspection, now it passed with flying colors and for my surprise the re-inspection was courtesy, I was only billed for the sticker. Fast and courteous service too.
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