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Trying to update a Windows 8 PC to Windows 10.  Not going well so far.  The crazy AMD driver updater keeps saying I need to update, probably because Microsoft has decided to use their own driver no matter what.  And HP keeps telling me I can update to Windows 10.  

What a mess.  I haven't even tried Windows 10 yet, but I at least like that they have a start menu.  That is better then pretending that Windows 8 is something new, when it is just Windows 7 with a bunch of things disabled and hidden, with a glossy frosting on top.
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I knew Beats headphones were expensive and not very good, but I can't believe people are putting up with them actually adding unnecessary weight to their headphones.
The sneaky designers at Beats by Dre employ a clever trick to make you think that the company’s plastic headphones are durable products worth the premium price.
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On the train to Jo'burg from Cape Town. Going to be a while...
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I know this article about biking safety sounds like it is going overboard about this, but I have changed from trying to accommodate terrible and sometimes downright evil car drivers on the road, to getting very annoyed with them.  And it applies to pedestrians also as the Freakanomics podcast called "The Perfect Crime" explains.  Drivers are almost never held accountable for hitting a pedestrian, thus it is the perfect crime.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/15/dont-make-bicyclists-more-visible-make-cars-stop-running-them-over/

http://freakonomics.com/2014/05/01/the-perfect-crime-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/
Mandatory helmet laws and glow-in-the-dark spray paint just show who really owns the roads.
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I am actually virtually doing this by restarting a web application every night since it keeps using up too much memory and slowing down if I let it run for a long time.  Eventually I will shut it down or replace it...
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Years ago we came up with a halfway decent way to parse arguments for a shell script. I am posting an example template of how we did that. The goals were to have a readable, self-contained script with most of the flexibility of normal command line…
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As of Git 1.6.3 the difftool command was added to Git. This basically lets you use and external merge tool to view/edit your differences by running git difftool instead of the normal diff. I like using Meld, but it works with a bunch of merge tools. It…
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I am not too happy with Motorola concerning my Moto360 watch. I have actually been loving the watch itself, but noticed that the back was cracked where the band attaches. From what I understand this is pretty common, although I thought it happened with non-Motorola watch bands. It appears to happen with their bands as well.

But my experience with trying to return/repair it is what is annoying. They gave me the option of doing a credit card hold and sending me a watch and then having me send back my current one once I get the new watch, so I decided that sounded great. Palm OS used to do that when you needed a repair, and it is good when what is wrong is not so bad that you can't use a device.

But, Motorola charges an extra $25 for this! It isn't any different from what they will do when they get my watch. They will just send be a refurbished different one. So why do I have to pay for it? And to make it worse they didn't even mention the charge till I noticed it on the last page when authorizing the hold on my credit card. It actually doesn't even say that I won't get refunded that charge. I had to ask about it.

Very annoying!

#moto360   #motorola  
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This appears to be non-partisan:  Jeb's logo has terrible typography.

Although I didn't check the voter registration cards for all the designers that hate the logo...  I just agree that the logo is really bad.
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Just 3D printed this.  Happy Mother's day!
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Years ago I bought Flow snowboard bindings because I like the way they are easier to put on.  I think mine are the first design.  Right after I started using them I decided that they need a way to tighten the front part automatically when pulling up the back.  I guess I should have patented it, since that is in the new systems as "Active Strap".  They may have had that a while, since I have checked for a long time. 

In my not so humble opinion, Flow shouldn't be making any other kind of binding.  They are shooting themselves in the foot by putting out cheaper ones that don't have Active Strap, since their main competition is people who don't think Flow's system is as firm as a ratchet binding -- just read any review.  And it is at least 95% of riders in my casual poll on recent trips that use the good old ratchet binding.

My way of handling this is that for my front binding I use an old fashioned, and actually old, used, ratchet binding, and then I use the Flow for the back.  That gives me the more rigid fit of the ratchet for the binding I never take off, and the easy for the back one I have to take on and off.

But I will check on any end-of-season or used newer-style Flow bindings this weekend...

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How do you clean a glass electric stove top?  I don't like glass stoves because they are so hard to clean and show everything, but this one came with my new place, so I am stuck with it.  

It is one of those solid glass tops, and even if I use cleaner on it every time I get a finger print on it, it never cleans up the burner itself.  Those end up with residue that doesn't come off unless I scrub and scrub and scrub with a pot scrubber.

I just tried some suggestions, vinegar and baking soda.  No, not together, but it is interesting that the two are both recommended even though they are almost opposites.  Neither works very well, but after applying baking soda a few times and scrubbing, most of it seems to have been removed.  Still visible, but not obvious.
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Try using a magic eraser in conjunction with cerama brite.  It will remove everything :)
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