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Potentially very good news... public outcry sometimes works.

"Our first order of business was to terminate the “DevShare” program. As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated. The DevShare program delivered installer bundles as part of the download for participating projects. We want to restore our reputation as a trusted home for open source software..."

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Build a better (and more entertaining) mousetrap!
 
My mouse trap video.  This has been more than a month in the making (weeks of having the camera aimed at the trap).  Hoping it will go viral.
http://woodgears.ca/farm/mousetrap.html
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+Robert Krzaczek You may be interested in this.  Looks like color quality, efficiency, and longevity on LED strips is getting really good.  
 
Comparing compact flourescents to LED bulbs and strips, especially the colour spectrum.

Article to go with the video here:
http://woodgears.ca/misc/led.html
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Thanks for this science. Wow. We've come a long way since Radio Shack LEDs. 
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We watched The Martian on Sunday and I resoundingly agree.
 
I saw THE MARTIAN

Do I think you should see it?

Yes.

I want this movie to spawn countless copycat films.

I want, a decade from now, for critics to say "Are we finally reaching "competence porn saturation"? How many more times must we see someone "science the shit" out of some series of technically plausible conundrums, with online annotations discussing the math/chemistry/engineering/physics/engineering."
To which I shall reply...

"No. You still owe us for Adam Sandler's entire career."
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I'm probably not going to see the "Steve Jobs" movie until it hits streaming, primarily because I don't buy Fassbender as Jobs at all.  But this article says a lot about Sorkin that resonates, both good and bad. I love "West Wing" and "The Newsroom", but his pretentious "art is more important than the facts" really chafes me rather a lot.  Given that, he shouldn't have made anything more that glancing allusions to the real people and history he's not-really-representing in "The Social Network" and "Steve Jobs".
I think I finally have figured out Aaron Sorkin. He had eluded me. I remember liking The West Wing — so much so that I don’t dare watch it again for fear t...
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WTF, Microsoft ESMTP:

"HELO example.com" works.

"HELO example.com " (trailing space) gets
"501 5.5.4 Invalid domain name"

MS: Breaking the Internet since the beginning, still going strong.
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OK, Schneier wins the "Best Headline Ever" award for this news item. :-)
The bell rang at least twice, he said, while the officers searched his belongings and questioned his intentions. The principal threatened to expel him if he didn't make a written statement, he said. "They were like, 'So you tried to make a bomb?'" Ahmed said.
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I wish that more geek entrepreneurs aspired to be 37 Signals / Basecamp (or Fog Creek / Trello) than Uber and AirBNB.  If you're starting a business with the express goal of selling out to an IPO, you're (probably) doing it wrong. 
About 12 years ago, I co-founded a startup called Basecamp: A simple project collaboration tool that helps people make progress together, sold on a monthly subscription. It took a part of some people’s work life and made it a little better. A little nicer than trying to manage a project over…
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I've been wishing for this for quite a while. I love Pocketcasts, but this makes lots of sense.
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I'm a registered Democrat, but lean strongly to Center and am unapologetically conservative by nature. This is sanity:

"By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental change, a preference for reform rather than revolution, a respect for hierarchy, precedence, balance and order, and a tone of voice that is prudent, measured and responsible. Conservatives of this disposition can be dull, but they know how to nurture and run institutions."

I you believe in upsetting the applecart "Just Because", then we're not likely to be terribly close friends.
 
"By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental change, a preference for reform rather than revolution, a respect for hierarchy, precedence, balance and order, and a tone of voice that is prudent, measured and responsible. Conservatives of this disposition can be dull, but they know how to nurture and run institutions."

Most of my favorite people (and all the adults) are conservatives, by that definition. It's got zip to do with most of the current Republican Party, though.
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Amazon is being a dick

There's no other easy way to say this or get the point across. Amazon is being a dick. Amazon will not allow their Prime Instant Video service on Chromecast, Nexus Player, or Apple TV. That's fine. However, banning the sale of those devices from third party sellers BECAUSE those devices don't offer Amazon Instant Video is just wrong. The entire reason those devices don't have AIV is because Amazon won't allow it.
Amazon has issued memos to merchants warning them that they will soon be unable to sell Chromecast and Apple TV on the mega-shop, and the excuse they gave for making the move is one of the dumbest things we've ever heard.
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This is one of the most amazing pieces of film editing I have ever seen. Put aside 9 minutes and don't look away. Wow.
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  • Eastridge High School
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I am a computer geek. I am a father to four girls. I am a science fiction fan. I am a technophile. I am a mystic and philosopher. I have a green thumb. I like woodworking. I listen to a wide variety of music. I like to sing. I like adventures in food. I like airplanes and flying. I read constantly. I write some. 
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Network Security and Systems Engineering
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  • University of Rochester Medical Center
    Security Engineer, 2013 - present
  • iSECURE / VocalNet
    Systems Engineer, 2011 - 2011
  • Global Crossing
    Security Architect, 1999 - 2010
  • Integration, Inc.
    Programmer / Consultant, 1994 - 1999
  • Paychex
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Tonight was the 4th time my wife and I have dined at Bistro 135, and we have been delighted every time. Earlier meals were more intimate (twice for Valentine's Day), this time we came with a larger group for her birthday. Every dish was remarkably good and distinctively unusual without being pompous, and the service was exceptional. (Every recommendation we got from our server Katelyn was perfectly chosen.) Great balance of pleasant music while still allowing easy conversation. My only regret was that there wasn't a truly exceptional, more expensive wine for the occasion; the wine list is very good (and affordable), but not great - it would be nice to have something to reach for when the occasion called for it. Highly recommended.
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Great experience and service, and some of the best red wines in the Finger Lakes.
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Great atmosphere, convenient location right on the canal in Fairport. I only wish they'd switch to something other than Finger Lakes Coffee.
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