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+WebEx sucks, even on OS X.

That is all.

Can anyone recommend a cross platform (Windows/OSX/Linux) screen sharing program?
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I use join.me, also owned by LogMeIn. It does the job.
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"Ascendent aesthetic systems—in their uniformity and their ubiquity—speak truths about hegemony"

Sometimes the Internet hurts my brain.

http://davidbyrne.com/digital-brasilia
Callan Lamb works at Kickstarter, lives in Clinton Hill, and is currently working on a young adult novel. This blog has been…
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Something you don't read everyday:

"Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/showbiz/rapper-severed-penis/index.html
Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.
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Any idea of what this car is called? I think it is starts with an "S". 
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It's obviously an early-model Ssssssssppllllthth
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While I'm pretty competent with Linux, I'm not so much with the inner workings of Android.

Doesn't anyone know where the interesting logs would be for a crash on Android? I was having a lot of issues with Cyanogenmod crashing the phone several times a day, so I used the opportunity to switch to +OmniROM  nightlies. Still crashing, but only about once a day. Would like to understand what is going on.

This is on a Samsung S3 running the d2lte kernel.
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+Tarus BALOG no, it's more like a Java application's log4j output 
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Scott Adams has a way with analogy:

"You think Snowden is sitting on a bean bag chair, but no, those are his gonads."

http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_snowden_presidency/
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I'm a fan of Henry Rollins (I was introduced to him through a friend of mine in Columbia Missouri who had Henry autograph the family station wagon in black spray paint) and I'm currently reading his book Before the Chop:

http://henryrollins.shop.musictoday.com/Product.aspx?pc=1HAM40BOOK

In the first chapter he waxes poetic on the advantages of vinyl recordings over digital.

I used to think it was so much BS, but last year during my quest to constantly simplify my life, I decided to digitize those remaining LPs I had that I just couldn't replace (such as my Captain Beefheart cut-outs). While I was sitting there listening to these old recordings, I had to admit that they did sound a lot warmer and deeper than the recordings I hear today. The difference was so obvious that I almost considered keeping my vinyl and investing in modern equipment to play it.

I didn't, mainly because I no longer listen to music as an event in and of itself. I listen in the car, while I'm working, or when I'm cooking in the kitchen. When I was younger I was quite the audio snob, playing my vinyl on a turntable with a weight on top through a tube amp through speaker from some company you never heard of, and I even took out the box springs on my bed to insure there was no rattle when the bass kicked in.

Anyway, in the article Rollins talks about buying modern music on vinyl, and that got me to thinking. The reason those old recordings sounded so good was that they were an analog medium of an analog recording. Albums were mastered using analog equipment. 

These days, and maybe +Michael Tiemann can correct me if I'm wrong, music tends to be digitally mastered. I've been told that the mp3s you buy on Amazon are made directly from the 24 bit master recordings, and thus should present a very high fidelity sound. Having a lossless recording at 24 bits should be the best you can get, but due to the fact that modern vinyl is mastered from a digital recording, it would seem to be that you would lose any edge that vinyl would give you. 

That is, unless they also make analog masters as well, but I don't think that is the case.

So, is modern vinyl just hipster BS or does it sound better than digital?
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I've actively discouraged my ear from developing any audiophile tendencies to avoid the high costs of that lifestyle.
You might want to hang onto the vinyl for after 'retirement' though.  There may again come a day that you'd like to sit down for music as an event.
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For nearly the last 48 hours I've had an earworm of "Just Once" by +MC Frontalot

It's not as pleasant as it sounds. 
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Another solid analysis from Patrick Smith. Timely, as I'll soon be getting on a plane to see attend the OUCE hosted by +OpenNMS Foundation Europe 
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  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    BSEE, 1987 - 1991
  • Duke University
    Engineering, 1986 - 1987
  • Harvey Mudd College
    Engineering, 1984 - 1986
  • North Carolina School of Science and Math
    High School, 1982 - 1984
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