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Now that's a more awkward question!
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My laptop has acquired a Debian swirl!
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Sadly not :)
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C++14! /Does happy dance/
C++14 is done! Following the Issaquah meeting in February, we launched the Draft International Standard (DIS) ballot for the next C++ standard. That ballot closed on Friday. Today, we received the notification that the ballot was unanimously successful, and therefore we can proceed to ...
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This is brilliant:

"I've inherited an old PC from my girlfriend's dad and when setting up the printer I got a bit of a surprise:

Two questions spring to mind here:

Why does Windows think my wireless keyboard is a toaster?
Why does Windows even have an icon for a toaster in the devices menu?"
I've inherited an old PC from my girlfriend's dad and when setting up the printer I got a bit of a surprise: Two questions spring to mind here: Why does Windows think my wireless keyboard is a
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I remember when I had to write a windows driver once. The examples provided in the SDK were full of rubbish (eg one part had a comment '// HACK HACK HACK'). It's no wonder drivers are poor quality when the people who write them only have examples like that to learn from. 
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Who owns Zone 1? Not people with mortgages.
This site provides mapping and tools which help visualise mortgage lending data for Great Britain.
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NB, Yes, I know the data is not very useful given that it isn't scaled by population density. But the map does show how exceptional Zone 1 is when compared with the rest of London.
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I've only watched the first 10 minutes, but this video on evidence based software development is down as a must watch later when I have time.
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+Toby Haynes You're in luck, in a post on metafilter the poster attempted to track down all the references: http://www.metafilter.com/134909/Evidence-based-software-development
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"Geek out!" at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

Come along on Saturday. I'll be helping out, as will two of my BBC Micros.

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/geek-2/
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Time to patch your systems folks! Any server running services using CGI scripts or via ssh is probably vulnerable. I gather github had a rather busy morning...
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Yup - dhclient-script is a bash script, and it gets arguments passed to it from the dhcp server as environment variables. Fun times!
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Isn't it great that the Ad industry is working so hard to make it easier for GCHQ to track our every move online? I'm sure they're delighted.
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
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Welcome to 2014, where cryptocurrencies founded on internet memes can send the Jamaican Bobsleigh team to the winter Olympics.


#NotQuiteTheCyberpunkFutureIWasPromised
#Dogecoin  
Enthusiastic fundraisers have raised more than 26m in Dogecoin, a joke alternative currency, which could help propel the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the 2014 Winter Olympics
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I have backed something on kickstarter. Must restrain impulse to back 20 more things before breakfast.
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"The basic idea was simple: if hardware suffers more transient failures as it gets smaller, why not allow software to detect erroneous computations and re-execute them? This idea seemed promising until John realized THAT IT WAS THE WORST IDEA EVER. Modern software barely works when the hardware is correct, so relying on software to correct hardware errors is like asking Godzilla to prevent Mega-Godzilla from terrorizing Japan. THIS DOES NOT LEAD TO RISING PROPERTY VALUES IN TOKYO."
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Excellent.

"Pointers are real. They’re what the hardware understands. Somebody has to deal with them. You can’t just place a LISP book on top of an x86 chip and hope that the hardware learns about lambda calculus by osmosis."

He has C++ bang to rights too.
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