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a good summary of container tech
 
Here's a video of a talk I gave two weeks ago at Sesja Linuksowa in Wroclaw, Poland. It's about containers and +systemd, in particular where nspawn/machined/importd fit into the bit picture, and what we actually intend to turn it into.
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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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"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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tadpole operators are the stupidest language feature I've seen in a while. Unfortunately all languages tend away from a simple single way to do things, but this is ridiculous.
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HeHe :) I don't like the "down to" operator either:

    x=10; while (x --> 0) cout << x;
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significant power efficiency gains to be had on new intel chipsets by powering down the SATA and other interfaces
 
Optimal power saving on recent Intel mobile platforms requires a bunch of good integration work at the distribution level, and we haven't been doing it.
Haswell and Broadwell (Intel's previous and current generations of x86) both introduced a range of new power saving states that promised significant improvements in battery life. Unfortunately, the typical experience on Linux was an increase in power consumption. The reasons why are kind of ...
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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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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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