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If you want to listen to Josh's Aligator Hour show there is a stream of it here. Interesting playlist with Josh hamming up the presentation reminded me a bit of the interludes on Songs for the Deaf.

http://www.gigwise.com/news/101925/alex-turner-josh-homme-read-iphone-notes-lyrics-on-beats-radio-show
Turner appeared as a guest on Homme's Beats 1 show | Gigwise
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Full demo - Bob's Garage Album (sounds better than the studio album imo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2frNvjImMag
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Join us in London, 15th-16th June. Still just £125 for 2 days (early bird expires tomorrow at midnight!) of Unconference-goodness with myself and Dick Wall of Scala Wags and the Java Posse. http://unvoxxed.com
NOTE: This post first appeared on Voxxed.com. Come to Unvoxxed, the newest London Unconference brought to you by The Java Posse Roundup and Devoxx UK, 15-16 June, £125.00 - £115 if you book before the end of 21st May and quot...
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Wtf are you on about? +R. N. Larson​ it's a technical conference!
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I'm now completely Bongers!

1995 Diesel 4WD. Needs a little tlc on bits of the bodywork but hoping to get that sorted quite soon.

Decided not to get her converted and just re-use our current camping gear, although would like to add a leisure battery and hookup. 
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Can you configure instances of an EC2-Classic beanstalk app to communicate with instances inside a VPC?
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How do people backup their Dynamo data? I know dynamo is a pretty redundant storage platform but its always good to have a snapshot in case the data gets mangled by and errant update script.

I have configured AWS Data Pipelines for each of my dynamo tables to backup to an S3 bucket which works fine.

The cost however is quite large as spinning up a pipeline involves 2 or 3 large instances which you are charged rounded up to the hour (so you pay an hour for a 5 min backup). Times this by the number of tables and over a month is expensive!

I know you can do a lot more complex operations in a AWS Data Pipeline so what I'm wondering is can you configure one pipeline to backup all your tables in one go (and so reduce costs)?
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Excellent! I see that was from a Senior Dev at AWS.  Great to see that level of engagement.
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Interesting ranking of albums (not sure I agree with it though, no way is Vulgaris bottom of the pile!) http://diffuser.fm/worst-to-first-every-queens-of-the-stone-age-album-ranked/
True, Queens of the Stone Age have never made a bad album, but just go with the flow.
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It's kind of hard to make that kind of ranking. Idd, to me Era Vulgaris is even better than Like clockwork... but that's my opinion.
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Josh is hosting a program called 'The Alligator Hour' on Apple's new online radio channel beats1. Shame I won't be able to listen :(
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Quick noob question. I am wrong to genericize a case class into a trait in Scala (as you would genericize a class to an interface in Java)?

Reason I ask is that I always run into the issue of the trait not having the 'copy' method (which generally I need). 

I've read this can be overcome with macros but I want to steer clear of them.

Is there a simple workaround or should I not bother with the trait and just stick to using a specific case class?
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I would not create those traits.

Generic copy is kind of tedious to use; http://tpolecat.github.io/2015/04/29/f-bounds.html . It would be better to add a field mediated by a type parameter to hold extra data you'd add in a subclass, than to use subclasses.
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I'm now completely Bongers! 1995 Diesel 4WD. Needs a little tlc on bits of the bodywork but hoping to get that sorted quite soon. Decided not to get her… - tim wilkins - Google+
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Nicely done Tim
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Its happening again in London! The best technical conference bar non. I went last year and really enjoyed it. Basically the JPR under a different name.
Theme: Programming at any Scale. Join the tech event where you're in the driving seat. UnVoxxed is the lovechild of the JavaPosse Roundup and Voxxed.com. Dick Wall hosts an OpenSpace event which relies on your passion, experience and expertise. There are time slots and rooms, but no pre-planned ...
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So I managed to drop my N5 in carpark without protector on. Glass smashed but screen still works. Looking to repair it I found this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271703658149 Amazed at how cheap it is. Have to wait almost a month until delivery but I'll let you know how it turns out. 
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Keep in mind that these sub $80 dollar screens are almost always not the original screen. I have bought a few to do screen replacements for friends and even the OEM ones with the same part nrs are shitty compared to the original ( especially the brightness ). 
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Just went for a meal there with the kids. Good family friendly pub (coloring packs & balloons for the kids) good cheap and reasonable quality food. Will go again.
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