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So it looks like Chrome beta finally has High DPI support for Linux.   Excellent!

(I'm currently running 43.0.2357.18 but I see 43.0.2357.37 has been downloaded and I should get that as soon as I restart my browser.)
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So it seems you have to manually specify the dimensions for the things like the tabs and the height of the navigation bar and menus. So I did:

$ xrandr --dpi 144
$ google-chrome-beta  --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 &

And I get a consistent rendering that's a reasonable size. I'm not sure why the Chrome UX people want to have comically large tabs and menus but scaling things down (the correct dpi for the Pixel is 192 and "scale factor" 2) makes them quite reasonable.
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Very, very, scary.   This once again proves that if you can run local code, you can probably break root one way or another.

+Jej B This is an example of a vulnerability for which if you use a hypervisor, you would be much safer than if you were merely using containers for your security isolation.
Posted by Mark Seaborn, sandbox builder and breaker, with contributions by Thomas Dullien, reverse engineer [This guest post continues Project Zero’s practice of promoting excellence in security research on the Project Zero b...
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+Jej B, no, all I'm saying is that the only exploit that has yet been demonstrated is one that will have lower success rates in a VM with hugepage mappings than in a container directly on a physical host. You appear to be searching for hostility where there is none.
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With apologies to John von Neumann, anyone who makes function prototypes change depending on a #define, like those who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits, is in a state of sin.
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Yeah, that would make me cranky, too!
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No matter how rational this sounds, I'm sure the crazies on the right (in the US and in Israel) will say that The Haaretz is filled with self-hating Jews.....
For us it's all in the family, but most of the world sees a brash Israeli leader backed by a powerful lobby and a casino magnate's billions, thumbing his nose at the president.
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"Long term interests" ?
Surely, you don't mean longer that 4/6/8 years, do you ?
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This is so cool!  (Hmm, maybe a poor choice of words)  Due to the permafrost melting due to higher temperatures, pockets of methane that had been previously contained within snow and ice are bursting forth leaving a gigantic crater behind.  In some cases, the methane gas has even ignited.

And as I recall Methane is a rather potent greenhouse gas.   <sarcasm>But, as some will point out, this isn't a direct result of human activity, so we don't need to do anything about it.</sarcasm>
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As usual, the reality deniers from the right have no legitimate arguments. What argument can there be for pollution? 
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Fortunately, Google interviews are nothing like this.

However, we might ask you demonstrate your facility with using a hammer (writing code on a whiteboard) and if you've been spoiled by using a nail gun (some fancy IDE), you might find yourself surprised.

We might also ask you to do the programming equivalent of being able to do a Dovetail joint using hand tools, even if in practice of the time you will be using joist hangers.

Which might seem like a waste of time, but after I've seen what happens to a system like say, Lotus Notes, when you say something like "cache line miss" to a Java programmer and they look at you with this "deer-in-headlights" look, I actually think it's a good idea.
 
"Well, our architects have all started using rocks, and they like it."
Interviewer: So, you're a carpenter, are you? Carpenter: That's right, that's what I do. Interviewer: How long have you been doing it? Carpenter: Ten years. Interviewer: Great, that's good. Now, I ...
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Seeeeeecf
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If you are a voter in the US, please consider signing this.

If you aren't, don't be too smug. Pretty much all other countries have less controls on their spooks compared to the US; some countries might be less competent at implementing a panopticon, but GHCQ (for example) has admitted that they can put any British subject under surveillance if they feel like it, without needing to suspect that the person has committed a crime, and without asking a judge first. 
Read our letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership on how our surveillance laws should be changed. Then add your name to show your support. #United4NSAReform
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Given the metadata retention laws the Australian govt just pushed through, "smug" is not where I'm at. Was amusing have a Greens senator using his speech during the debate telling people to go and find a VPN provider though :)
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I like this live version better than the version on the "Dot the Dragon's Eyes" album!
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Always enjoyed her shows at Passim when I lived in Boston.
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Friends don't let friends use libtool. 
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Agreed! Talk about killing the good stuff and leaving the crap alive...
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It's really neat to come across a sermon that uses a Science Fiction novel as a hook --- especially when said science fiction story is a send up of the Star Trek convention of Red Shirts.
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And Redshirts is a good book, and very funny. So the sermon wins on several grounds, as more people will read the book and enjoy it. The book won the Hugo award for best SF book last year. The author's name is Scalzi, who is also funny and worth reading.
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I tried building util-linux 2.17.2 using a modern autotools; autopoint called m4 in a way that caused it loop infinitely.   I tried bypassing it, calling aclocal manually, and it blew up.   And this is why I refuse to use anything other than autoconf, with the macros that come with it, and why I check in a generated configure script into git. 
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+Cristian Rodriguez, it is possible to get it right. buildroot is a good example: its makefile assemblage has made it extremely easy to do customized embedded distro builds (helped by the fact that one rarely wants to incorporate a buildroot image into some much larger system using the same flags etc as it does). But, in general, you're completely right.
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+Marriott  is trying to get the FCC to say that it's OK for hotels (and them, specifically) to block Wifi signals from their customers hotspots, so they can rip them off with their $$$ pricey crappy wifi service.

If this bothers you, feel free to comment here: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view?name=RM-11737
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The same laws for all. That is equality, that is what civilisation should be.
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    Senior Technical Staff Member, 2001 - 2010
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I am the first North American Linux Kernel Developer, having started working with Linux in September, 1991.  I have also served as the tech lead for the MIT Kerberos V5 development team, and was the architect at IBM in charge of bringing bring real-time Linux in support of real-time Java to the US Navy.   I previously served as CTO for the Linux Foundation, and am currently employed at Google.
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    Computer Science, 1986 - 1990
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