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Note to self about laptop replacement. Now is not a good time due to current CPUs available. I want a general 15" so can easily add an SSD and standard HD (though I notice dual drives available (as opposed to hybrid drives), as noted in the Dell inspiron 15 expansion notes at http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19528342 though separate drives are preferred for choice).

It's worth my while getting fast CPUs and I don't need much portability, but the current intel 5th gen (broadwell) CPUs tune for the opposite with low core count, power and speed. Later broadwells will increase the core count, though it's probably better to wait until skylake (Skylake-H and Skylake-S will be around 35 - 45W)

laptop tech specs presented are really bad at various vendor sites, but a good place to start is with the cpu benchmarks at http://browser.primatelabs.com/processor-benchmarks and then search for laptops with those CPUs
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Oh, interesting. Yeah, it's a while since I did anything that needed a beefy CPU on a laptop. I suppose I'm in the majority, finally.
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The hyper real -- has now arrived. Computer generated photorealism, realer than real.  http://hyperrealcg.tumblr.com/
Showcasing the world's most impressive & technical hyper-real 3d art. Curated by David OReilly & Kim...
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Interesting. They ought to include the wireframe of the 3D models to make it believable though :)
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Bunnie really, really, really, gets it right: http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=4297
About a year and a half ago, I wrote about a $12 “Gongkai” cell phone (pictured above) that I stumbled across in the markets of Shenzhen, China. My most striking impression was that Chinese entrepreneurs had relatively unfettered access to cutting-edge technology, enabling start-ups to innovate ...
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Hey folks, I'm looking for a job.

I'm a sysadmin/programmer, with 14 years of experience. I'd like a job either in Switzerland, or one that allows me to work remotely. I do not have good German at the moment, so being able to work in English is a requirement in the short term. My CV is available here: http://diamond.ichbinn.net/priv/plus-wae5sheB/stephen-shirley-cv.txt

If you know of any jobs that might match what I'm looking for, or even companies worth considering, please let me know.

Thanks :)
Curriculum Vitae ======================================================================== Personal Details ---------------- Name: Stephen Shirley Address: Ankerstrasse 38, 8004 Zürich Telephone: +41-76-4656-784 E-mail: kormat@gmail.com ...
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A very awkward issue for archives
 
In case you missed the story in 2013, like I did.

[…]For PDFs that were scanned with the named Xerox devices during the last 8 years (2005-2014), it cannot be proven what characters were on the original sheet of paper at the places that are now defined by reused patches. Therefore, these patches have no legal value at all. Please note that it is irrelevant if errors actually occured in a specific scan – the legal value is zero once it is proven that lossy jbig 2 is used.[…]
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Yep we're all doomed when xerox get into the 3D printer business
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Some really cool stuff in that block of work. 
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Steps to complete multi-byte support in GNU coreutils
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If you're interested in the technical status of bitcoin, this paper is a must-read.  It collates a broad and previously inaccessible swath of information into one coherent and distilled form.  Brilliant work!

http://www.jbonneau.com/doc/BMCNKF15-IEEESP-bitcoin.pdf
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"possibly the largest bank theft the world has seen"
Hackers were apparently able to impersonate bank officials and transfer money.
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I didn't realize the xchat IRC client was no longer developed (since 2010), and I just switched to hexchat following the simple steps at http://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/faq.html

There is a list of the major changes at:
https://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/changelog.html

First thing I did was to enable a dark theme which I prefer and which fits in with the trend of dark default colors in gnome applications
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I'm using hexchat for about a year and it's slightly less horrible than xchat. Sadly, I'm not aware of anything better.
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I've very fond memories playing these games http://www.pixelbeat.org/misc/dosbox/
 
The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming...
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