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Looking at high-end Chromebooks, and ran across this.

Makes perfect sense. Routers are (or should be) software-driven devices. Hardware manufacturers pretty much suck at software. I was rather interested in the open-source wireless router project(s), but do not really need another hobby. Yes, this is not the cheapest router. It has enough headroom that the Google folk can add software-driven enhancements (and experiments) - which is a very good thing.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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Iceland is handing out jail sentences for bad bankers.

In the USA, the same folk own politicians.
Sigurður Einarsson, former chairman of Kaupþing Bank, has today been sentenced to one year in prison in the so-called 'big market manipulation case' at the Reykjavík district Court. Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson was also found guilty, but was not sentenced on top of the existing prison term he is already serving following the Al-Thani case.
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"On average, the scientists found, people who identified as African-American had genes that were only 73.2 percent African. European genes accounted for 24 percent of their DNA..."

This is the average.

We make judgments all the time. From where do those judgments come? Single lifetime experience? Cultural experience? Genetic programming? (Most likely a mix ... but how mixed?)

We find "black" folk more or less esthetically acceptable. (Yes, that is an emotional judgment ... of what base?) I found the spectrum of black folk I saw in Atlanta, Georgia ... rather less appealing.

Question to ask: What is the correspondence between percentage European ancestry and perceived esthetics?

We have a "black" President. He is in fact half-white.  

This question should be asked across racial and national boundaries.
There is a long tradition of trying to draw sharp lines between ethnic groups, but our ancestry is a fluid and complex matter, geneticists say.
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With the help of Google Maps, fans of the science fiction franchise "Star Trek" have boldly gone to China to find a new discovery: the USS Enterprise as a work of architecture.
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Your "public" and infrastructure networks should always be distinct. Preferably physically distinct.

This is an old lesson in network security, dating back possibly as far as the 1980's.

I am often amazed when old lessons are missed.

There are cars where the internet connected computers are also connected to critical functions. Scary. I want to say unbelievable, but know better...

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
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Replacing the buggy parts of OpenSSL. A good thing. :)

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Watching an episode of the last Star Trek series, and recalling bits already obsolete. :)

Dialog from New Generation: "Which tablet was at on?" Scene with a pile of tablets on a table. Now, we have tablets, and they can access ... anything. This will not change. (Though the devices may become virtual faster than usually predicted in fiction.)

Scene in Enterprise: Captain has what looks like a CD tower (remember those?) or his desk, and stands to retrieve storage device, and inserts into a reader. Now, all storage is moving to online, all the time (with replication and backup as services). This will not change. Storage devices will only be of use for physically isolated systems, when no connection is feasible - a more rare case.

We may not have faster than light travel, but our computing tech is generally moving faster than fiction predicted.

Now if only we can get past the floppy icon for document-save. :)
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OpenStack is doomed.

You can guess the character of the folk in this (large) room. :)

OpenStack is very decidedly not doomed, but there are issues. Also there are a lot of folk focused on resolving issues.
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Foothill Ranch, California
The folk here seemed a bit thrown off by us when I showed up with my son (in his usual scruffy plaids), his girlfriend, and my three-year-old grandson. The time was off-peak, so they were not at all busy. We got seated in the back, away from the few customers present. ... hmmm ... That said, the waiter (Rickie?) did make a real effort to be very helpful. My son was especially fond of the pork-belly burger, from a prior visit. I was less impressed. (Not really a criticism. OK ... just not to especially memorable.) We will be back. They passed the fries test. Fried potatoes are a cheap, simple food. Easy to get right. Easy to get wrong. Most places get it wrong. This place got it right! That strongly suggests a kitchen focused on doing things right. I look forward to seeing if there is something else on their menu, more to my taste, done with equal care.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
If you have reason to be in the area (Fringe Festival!!), this out-of-the-way place is a nice relaxed diversion. Funky old house with an outdoors patio on a quiet side-street, very good food, and friendly folk. If you are looking for pretension, this is the wrong place. If you are looking for a cheap meal, this is the wrong place. If you are looking for a relaxed meal with very good food, this is the right place. I try to go here pretty much every time I am in the area. :)
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Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Went to Woody's as my son had a very positive impression of the (original) Huntington Beach location. First, they have a huge menu, that seems somewhat random - no clear impression at what they are good. My son ordered an omelet, but did not want to finish. (He is in the Marines, and is not easily discouraged.) I had a burger - which was good - but the fries were old, dried out, and had an off-flavor. Servers were cheerful, but never checked to see if we needed refills. Seems like another instance of a franchise without enough skill in the kitchen.
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To be clear, this is a place to hang out with the aging suburban "bikers" crowd. You do not go here for the food. The food is cheap, edible, indifferent, at best average. Mainly this place is a particular sort of fashion statement. Weekend "rebels" with new leather and shiny motocycles. Bit of a disappointent. I like scruffy joints that serve good food, and this place is very local.
Atmosphere: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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