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I got a Xamarin.Android app running on Google Glass via USB! I captured a screenshot with DDMS.
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can you link to the sample project? my glass arrives in a couple days, would love to use my C# skills for glassware
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A tech news site that I frequently visit showed me an ad today for a cougar dating site. I guess the targeted advertising companies have misinterpreted my recent interest in Mountain Lion.
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Ryan show your +1 page.
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It's hard to believe that Vim is already 20 years old! I've been using the open source text editor almost every day for the past 13 years. I've used it to write several thousand articles and many lines of code. Check out my retrospective over at Ars! http://arst.ch/rg9 What's your favorite feature?
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+Ryan Paul what do you use to manage plugins, etc? I find vimana to be simple but not an apt by any stretch
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According to trusted sources close to the matter, the voices in my head are drafting a succession plan in order to ensure operational continuity in the event that I'm abducted by aliens. My robotic pet penguin is rumored to be the most likely candidate.
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Um, operational continuity of what, may I ask?
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You know those Apple product ID numbers that the rumor bloggers thought were Mac Pros, and then Macbooks, and now LED cinema displays? My sources close to the matter have authoritatively confirmed that the product ID numbers are actually associated with a new Apple product: artificial dignity, to replace what which we have collectively squandered by reading retarded rumor blogs.
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Not like they have to burn DVDs for 10.7 ...
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A keyboard! How quaint.
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star trek, I believe
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I'm really excited to announce that I'm joining Xamarin as a developer evangelist!
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I was introduced to world of ARS Technica and ubuntu through your review of ubuntu 9.10.You are my favorite tech journalist/writer.Thanks for everything.I wish you nothing but best for the future.............
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The surveillance industry apparently fears that press scrutiny will discourage the US government from mandating surveillance backdoors in social networks and decrease business opportunities for US companies that export surveillance technology to oppressive regimes. Cry me a freaking river.
U.S. makers of Web surveillance software face local pressure contrary to world market
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There are a lot of ways that US debt could be reduced by improving government efficiency and eliminating superfluous middlemen. Do we really need congress, for example? We could set up a system where the lobbyists pay for legislation by putting money directly into the US treasury rather than having to use inefficient congressional campaign contributions to secure votes for their desired policies.

It would greatly improve the transparency and efficiency of American democracy without fundamentally changing our cherished graft-based system of government.
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It would be even more transparent and efficient if one were to go back to early Industrial times, with a small elite and everyone else staffing the factories. No money wasted on ever-increasing wages or health plans. Of course, there's the small issue of the workers rising up and killing the elite, but I'm sure we can find a way around that :)
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I just had a fascinating experience with the Windows 7 automatic update mechanism. It can, apparently, download and install updates in the background and then automatically force the computer to reboot, all without ANY user intervention.

I left my desktop computer unattended running Windows 7 for a few hours to go to breakfast and came back to find that it had forced itself to reboot, killing all of the applications that I had left open.

Of course, my GRUB configuration has my Linux partition set as default, so when I turned on my monitor after coming home, I was greeted by the Linux login screen instead of the Windows desktop and applications I had running when I left. It's almost like my computer is trying to tell me something.

Anyway, the TL;DR version is that the Windows 7 default update settings are breathtakingly stupid.
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+Andrew Brennan Are you sure Microsoft autmatically changed everyone's settings in Vista to default to this?" For a while now, Microsoft forces you to choose what you want on first boot, and I couldn't find any references to Vista suddenly changing everybody's wupdate settings.
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Couldn't help but chuckle at Ars open source editor +Ryan Paul's quiet yet astute observations about the app. No Spot!? Blasphemy.
An official Star Trek application for the iPad has floated out of drydock on impulse power. Ars conducted a hands-on scientific survey to determine if the levels of behavior it displays conno...
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So that's what the Cardassian searches were for.
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It's Ubuntu Developer Week! You can participate by joining the #ubuntu-classroom channel on Freenode. The complete schedule is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek

It looks like there is a talk on rapid prototyping with QML on Thursday, for those of you who are interested in getting started with Qt or MeeGo development.
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Hm, I'm actually not sure where the logs are. I usually just idle in the channel during the talks I'm interested in. Maybe +Jorge Castro knows?
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