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Microsoft was once known for their meta-policy of: "Embrace, extend, extinguish".  Now apparently, that also includes "Edit" :O
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Yes, it is a mesmerizing video to watch.  250e including shipping is a bit steep though.
If you've ever tried to split your own firewood, you know it's kind of a pain in the tookus. Swinging the axe with enough force to drive the wedge into the w...
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Wow!  This is NOT a short article, but what a page turner.  I just spent  two hours of my life reading it.
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Thanks to +Kamal Joshi    for the original.  The only reason I didn't reshare was to switch to the single-page version
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Elon Musk got a lot of grief a while back for the "hyper-loop".  For many people that was their first introduction to him - or his cameos in Iron Man.

But I history will recognize him as one of the most single influential men in the early 21st century.  "The Man who bought Mars" - with Paypal.

Not that I stalk him, but this is one of the most relaxed interviews I've seen him give.

I love the anecdote that he started SpaceX because it was cheaper than buying Russian ICMBs  :O
Elon Musk: 5 Areas That Will Have the Most Important Effect on the Future of Humanity - In an interview with VC Steve Jurvetson, #ElonMusk says he outlined these business opportunities while standing in the shower #Stanford   #StanfordUniversity   #SpaceX   #Tesla   #teslamotors  
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But when I do it is definitely not IE8 :)
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Breaking News!

Study finds US is actually an oligarchy.  
   Details at 11 on Fox News.....or not
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I bet you they do not, and don't care.
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Open Source Software is a two -edge sword.  An immensely valuable resource that adds an incredible amount of value to the rapidly growing global eco-system of software but it is often grown and maintained by small independent organizations or even individuals.

Witness the recent "Heartbleed" bru-ha-ha.

As the OSF member says:
    >So the mystery is not that a few overworked volunteers missed this bug; the mystery is why it hasn’t happened more often.
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Gifts you get when you wife honors your inner kid.

Love you hon.  Never would have finished that game w/o my "wingman"

If I ever leave this job or office, she wants me to fill the desk with bottle-caps, charred books, surgical tubing and a knee-brace.
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In case you don't know what a "buffer overread" bug is....
Heartbleed in pictures.

This is the most accessible explanation yet, from xkcd.

#Heartbleed #xkcd #security
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  • Parametric Technology Corporation
    Principal Software Development Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Servigistics
    Senior Software Architect, 2010 - 2012
  • Click Commerce
    Senior Software Architect, 2005 - 2010
  • Xelus
    Software Architect, 1999 - 2005
  • LPA Software
    Systems Consultant, 1988 - 1999
  • IBI Systems
    1986 - 1988
  • RealTime Software
    1985 - 1986
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