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I find it comical how the radeon driver has never managed to work with Dynamic Power Management on the 4770, one of the older cards out there. I keep trying it optimistically for a few boots and then I watch it start to fail again. It regresses more than a caveman. I think the next video card I get for a linux box is going to be Nvidia. Closed source it maybe, but at least they can make the thing work consistently and repeatedly for years on end.
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Sources report Comcast tried to cancel Time Warner Cable deal today, but gave up after spending 90 minutes on hold with phone support.

Just saying that's what I heard. :-) 
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Holy Crap, well this explains a lot about why pepper is such a load on most systems and chrome is using so very very much CPU.

http://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/30l45q/toshiba_chromebook_2_barely_hits_4_hours_of
https://github.com/erkserkserks/h264ify
My new Chromebook barely hits the 4 hour mark when watching YouTube on 100% brightness, is that normal?
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+U.S. Bank amazes me by not being to show electronic statements to my bill pay even though every other credit card processor I've ever had has been able to do so. It is 2015 right? I missed a bill because of this; mea culpa. As a protection against future issues I lowered the limit to it's lowest possible value. I guess I'll need to find a better credit card in the future.
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Wooo. ChromeOS has finally enabled TLS 1.2 and disabled SSLv3.
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Good to know.



1-2 year SSD wear on build boxes has been minimal.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-February/207469.html
1-2 year SSD wear on build boxes has been minimal. Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com. Fri Feb 13 11:38:11 PST 2015. Previous message: pkg 1.4.6 deleted itself - I thought this might happen! Next message: CFT: drm/i915 update to Linux 3.11; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] ...
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Rasbpi 2 in it's new home. The flirc case is made of lightweight aluminum and also doubles as a heatsink. Very impressed with it's construction.
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I just installed Kodi on it, and man does it run really well. 1080p video effortlessly. CPU according to htop is under 12% on all 4 cores. This is a really good HTPC. The only thing I had to do was increase the video GPU memory in /boot/config.txt, it defaults to 64MB and that's not enough for 1080p video.
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Very sad, a piece of mountain view drinking history is going away.
LinkedIn Corp. is buying the site of Mountain View's iconic dive bar, the Sports Page, as it assembles more land for its proposed new headquarters. The business networking giant has reached an agreement to acquire the .87-acre parcel on which the establishment sits, according to public documents ...
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Yeah, St James Infirmary that "burned down". ;-) I also remember many trips to Phineas Fogg's in MV on our quest to go around the world in 80 beers. 
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Boo Atari. Bought it on PS vita in support. Bullies.


Veteran Game Designer Canceling Ports After Atari Legal Challenge
http://kotaku.com/veteran-game-design-canceling-ports-after-atari-legal-c-1692421413
If you were looking forward to playing Jeff Minter's Tempest-inspired TxK on a platform besides Vita, keep waiting. For now, Minter is relenting to Atari's demands.
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Motorola X (2014) Quick Review
The Nexus 5 was my last phone and aside from the various bugs, I've loved it dearly. It's been a great phone. The Nexus 6 was a complete turn off once it came out. I'm really not interested in a phablet.

I took advantage of Motorola's generous 140USD coupon last month and ordered an unlocked 64G model in Red. I've been using it since last week and here are my impressions.

  * Lovely screen - which can be dimmed to use very little power
  * Reasonable battery life - certainly better than my aging N5
  * Very quick - little or no noticeable lag
  * Excellent reception of both LTE and WiFi - having the antenna be around the edge of the device is obviously very useful
  * Well constructed. I put mine in a cruzerlite TPE case as is my habit, but the thing feels very solidly put together
  * Moto extensions are actually useful instead of just annoying
  * No gratutious UI changes. I'm looking at your Samsung! Oh the horrible sammy on screen keyboard, how I hate thee.
  * Turbo charge seems to work - though warning it will heat the phone up a lot
  * mono speaker is very loud - much louder than N5
  * Just at the limit of size. 5.2" is just within my comfort range of holding 1 handed. And I don't have particularly large hands.

Overall I'm very happy with this handset. I did have to do some surgery on my old SIM card to get it to fit in the new slot - nano vs micro, but everything powered up just fine.

The biggest hassle was moving all my credentials over - think Google Auth.  Fortunately this experience has gotten better. A lot of web sites I use now have porting UIs, so you can simply request a new token and it will let you re-register a new device without disabling 2FA, cough cough Amazon...

Would I recommend it? Yes if you want a stock Android device and are close to a charging station. I get a working day's (10-16 hours with moderate usage) worth of charge with no problem, but I'm usually near a power outlet.

I hear a Moto X (2015) is in the works though, so it might be worth waiting a bit longer and seeing if you can't get one with a bigger battery. For those of us who don't want to be tied to a carrier though, this is an excellent handset.
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That's surprising until you see it's served out of a CDN. I guess the CDN is optimized for speed...
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Refurbished M4 drives at low prices. The m4 is an older but SSD drive. If you want some reliable but cheap SSDs for simple uses then this is a good deal.
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Cloud storage is overrated.
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+Max Kaehn totally agree
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Very fast, in and out in half an hour, including a quick oil change, recommended because I'd already hit the maintenance indicator. 30 for the oil change, 40 for the smog. I would use him again.
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Really great place. They are nice, friendly and obviously take a lot of pride in their work. Rosanna is an excellent stylist.
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Disappointing nabeyaki udon. All veggies, no egg, layered flavor or tempura. One note dish.
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Delicious. I ordered the Falafel plate, Greek Salad and Hummus plate for 2 adults and a child. The food was fresh and very tasty. The Falafel are not a style I've every tried before, and are really tasty and different from other Mediterranean places. The hummus was creamy and really excellent. I will definitely eat here again.
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