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OxHack strikes again!
AKA: - CNC Pumpkin Carving of 3D Head Scan Update: 28 October 2015 23:00 GMT It worked! Contrary to my fear, having left this going all day, when I came back 10 hours later (must get better at making efficient tool paths!), ...
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War stories from the foundation of FedEx. Fascinating reading.
Yes, at FedEx, we considered that problem for about three seconds before we noticed that we also needed: (1) A suitable, existing airport at the hub location. (2) Good weather at the hub location, e.g., relatively little snow, fog, or rain. (3) Access to good ramp space, that is, where to park ...
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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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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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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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At least as accurate as any other answer.
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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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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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