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It's not possible to be closer than this.
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It's comforting to know the door-zone is so clearly marked out in some cities.

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Technology is gloriously disruptive.
Processes change slowly.
In the middle, geeks watch, amused.

For example, today I got an MS Word document (and I don't have word on any of my 3 machines).  The document was emailed to 20 researchers, saying "here is your new website" please send any modifications by return.

I suppose it's progress... they could have sent it hard copy.
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So, I have an old iPhone 3GS* that is sitting around unused, and a Bose Sound Dock. Is there an app that can turn these two items into "an Apple TV speaker" so I can have the Soma FMs Christmas Lounge tracks on in the kitchen without making two connections to their server?

#apple #bose #appletv

* smashed screen / no backlight - everything else works fine
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Headphones that work, it says that it's playing, but I get nothing. However I can get one of the three channels to work so it's not the end of the world!

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On motorways, lowering the speed limit at congested times leads to less congestion because cars don't have to be so erratic in their braking.  Would the same policy work in an urban environment.  i.e. would average journey times be reduced if the speed limit on main roads were reduced from 30 to something lower at various states of congestion?

/me starts a some background reading and checks out the potential of using our SCIAMA supercomputer.
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Something that couldn't have been foreseen by paying more attention earlier.
Reasonable examples might include an item falling off the back of the vehicle in front, a mechanical problem such as tyre blow-out or engine failure, etc.

As a counter-example, a pet bug-bear of mine is watching someone drive up the slow lane almost into the back of a lorry, brake, look around themselves in startled fashion and indicate and move out to overtake. That's not an emergency, that's a failure to pay due attention to the road.
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In Feb 2008 I tested the GPS ability of my camera.  Google's new stories show the walk quite nicely.
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Won't somebody please think of the ACPO guidelines?

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Fun times with the ever awesome SREs on reddit answering your questions:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/177267/we_are_the_google_site_reliability_team_we_make/
Hello, reddit! We are the Google Site Reliability (SRE) team. We’re responsible for the 24x7 operation of Google.com, as well as the technical infras...
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Upgraded from early 2008 MBP to current 2.3GHz i7 model with retina display & SSD.  It feels like my laptop has been to the gym.  Every thing is just so much more toned.  Taut keyboard, crisp text, solid unibody, silent operation.  *Surreal.* #apple  
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My mental soundtrack was more Kenny G with a soft Rich Boakes voiceover... Wonder if the client would buy that? ;-)

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Web browser support for HTML5 Input types, attributes and elements + CSS & JavaScript support:
http://www.wufoo.com/html5/
Many browsers are supporting features of HTML5 including much related to forms. This is research on what browsers are doing what with those new features.
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Free stuff usually goes down well, as do competitions, so my students seem to be lapping this one up.  3GB extra free space if you sign up and confirm you're at UoP - and if you're already a member, just confirm your membership to get extra free space.

+Dropbox #marketing team: have a gold star and take the rest of the day off.
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