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After doing a lot of research and buying one to test, this is the USB Type C wall charger I'm buying en masse to replace my existing chargers.

* Has a normal USB port that can push 3 Amps for quickly charging other devices (e.g. iphones)
* The Type C port pushes 3 amps and triggers "Rapid Charging" on my Nexus 6p
* The prongs fold in for easy travel and durability
* It feels well-made and has an 18-month warranty if that fails to hold true
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I'm adding a new phrase to my vocabulary:

The "last responsible moment". That's when I will endeavor to make all decisions.
Paradoxically, it’s possible to make better decisions by not deciding. I’m a world class procrastinator, so what’s to stop me from reading this as carte blanche? Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?
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It's funny because it's true.
 
A git christmas tale via @kkuchta
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I'm seeing more negative reviews of star wars pop up like this. 95% positive ratings from the critics seems worth a go, though: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_episode_vii_the_force_awakens/
Sax von Stroheim writes: Uninspired action, a plot rehashed from Star Wars '77 and Return of the Jedi, progressive signalling standing in for characterization (look, girl power!), a cynical trottin...
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It panders. But it's definitely worth seeing.
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If you're looking for USB type C cords and chargers, check out this Google engineer's thorough reviews.
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"Thank you" is much more powerful than "sorry". I need to make this change in my language. 
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Just unboxed my new Nexus 6p (project fi) and I'm super impressed with the language agnostic setup graphic. IKEA, eat your heart out. 
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The First Order fails mostly because of poor engineering culture.
 
Capsule Review, the Force Awakens: The First Order continues the Empire's tradition of excellent engineering vision combined with slapdash execution. Among the problems which might have been addressed if the Imperial Navy had a robust postmortem culture:

(1) Once again, an Imperial superweapon project is crippled by poor attention to HVAC design and insufficient redundancy. Maybe install some grates?

(2) It doesn't matter how good your biometric scanners are if they can be bypassed by shooting them. Also, Han, are you sure it's a good idea to have an airlock to your cargo bay that opens when you shoot it?

(3) Bottomless pits are the most common cause of death among Sith Lords. Maybe you need one. But if you want to add flair to your lair, have you considered a water feature? Or maybe install a railing on the catwalk.

(4) Someone in the Imperial research corps said, "We thought Stormtroopers were too accurate, so we took away the eyeholes." Then they gave them flamethrowers. This man was an idiot.

(5) If you need to keep a star inside a planet, have you considered building two of the thing which keeps the star in there? It seems like it would be bad if it got out.


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Huge kudos to +SpaceX for the successful launch and landing of a Falcon 9 rocket today. This is the first time anyone has ever flown a rocket to orbit and landed it upright. That's a big deal, because:

- Right now, rockets get dumped into the ocean or otherwise discarded after use, which is a big part of why flying to space is so expensive. It's like building a 747 and using it once.

- While people have flown to orbit and landed again (in the Space Shuttle), that required the use of a winged lifting body, which is enormously more complicated and expensive than a simple rocket. Also, the Shuttle required a big external tank and two booster rockets – which got jettisoned.

- While people have launched rockets and landed them vertically before (Blue Origin, just a few months ago), those rockets weren't capable of going into orbit. And going to orbit is a big difference from going into space: space isn't very far away at all, you just need to go about 60 miles straight up. Orbit isn't high, it's fast: orbit basically means that you're going fast enough that you keep falling towards the Earth and missing. Getting to that speed is a lot harder than just going up and falling down again.

- While people have tried to launch non-winged rockets into orbit and land them again (SpaceX, twice in the past year or so), it hasn't worked, because you're basically trying to land a pencil on its tip as it descends at a speed of a few thousand miles per hour. Previous attempts tried to land on boats (a pair of robot-controlled "autonomous spaceport drone ships" named the Just Read the Instructions and the Of Course I Still Love You), and the reason for the failures can be summarized as "now try to do that in high seas." This time, they landed on solid ground, which isn't as good from an orbital trajectories perspective, but which has the advantage of not moving about underneath you. (Usually)

This was a full-scale mission: a Falcon 9 took off from Cape Canaveral carrying eleven communications satellites. The first stage separated from the upper part of the rocket and landed safely, while the upper stages deployed the satellites into orbit.

So that's a major success for one of the most exciting companies in space travel today, and something that's likely to seriously cut the price of space travel over the next few years.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida this evening, after traveling into space and back. It's the first time SpaceX has been able to gently...
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I switched from NVM to N for my nodejs installer and I'm already digging the simplicity. Everything lives in ~/n and the CLI is easy to grok. We'll see if any of the command aliasing bites me down the road, but it's looking good so far.
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> I don’t doubt that there is some kind of Star Wars tampon available, right by the Cool Ranch or Zesty Nacho tampons.

> Maybe those aren’t kinds; I don’t use a lot of tampons.

There's certainly a more Star Wars-related pop cultural penetration than I'm comfortable with, and I'm not sure exactly why I feel that way.
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