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The new proprietary Radeon drivers are awesomesauce. I played XCom, Starbound, Borderlands 2, and a very little bit of Metro Last Light. Performance was great, cranked everything up to max since the games are kinda old and I have new hardware.

Metro Last Light was the one I've been wanting to play with for a little bit now. I've already run through the game on Linux on lesser hardware, and it was glorious. But since then I've gotten a new keyboard. This keyboard is presenting a game controller to Linux. Linux is dutifully loading a driver for it and presenting it to the rest of the OS. Last Light sees this, and then it thinks that a controller is actually plugged in.

My hope was that if I plug in the XBox 360 controller, that Last Light would see that and accept that as input. We use the XBox so seldom, that the short cable for it was actually missing and we had no idea where it was for months on end. Once I found it, I found that I could not use the fglrx drivers in Linux because I had upgraded to kernel 3.19, and AMD dropped to ball something fierce on their fglrx driver.
So now I have the new driver, the new kernel, and the XBox controller. No love. I think Last Light expects that there would only ever be 1 controller hooked up to your computer, and immediately grabs /dev/input/js0.

Now that I type all this out, I think what I'll do is unplug the controller and the keyboard, plug in the controller first so it grabs js0, and then plugin the keyboard. It would be an interesting work around, but certainly not anything I would expect anyone to put up with long term. I certainly wouldn't, but that's just because I am loathe to use console controllers in the first place.
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Dear entire state of Texas,

Please take the 5 minutes required to learn about cruise control.

Hugs and kisses,
Everyone who knows how to drive already
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The role of robust, state-sponsored force in America’s racial conflicts, which so shocked the country in Ferguson, Missouri, this month is far from unprecedented. In just one but by far the bloodiest example, the Tulsa race riot of 1921, the local police armed and enlisted white men to fight groups of blacks who had taken up weapons and called in the National Guard to “restore order”—which at the time meant rounding up black men en masse and putt...
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I did not do any of my projects this weekend. I ended up making an emergency run to the Home Despot to get a lawn mower. I did not want to get a gas mower because they are the devil. I was eyeballing some corded electric mowers on Home Depot's site for about $150-$200.

When I got to Home Depot, they only electric mower they had was from EGO, and it was a lithium-ion battery mower for $500. I was really, really twitchy about this purchase, but holy crap, this mower is pretty awesome.

Aside from the features, and the fact that it's not a gas mower, the battery can also be used in other EGO tools. Tools that I need to get anyways. So I'm thinking I get 2 batteries, and one can be on a charger while another is being used. And I can just switch out as needed.

I can't believe I'm excited about lawn care. Something must be wrong with me.
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Wow. All of this in only 6 months. Well done, well done indeed!
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Been camping since Thursday. I read a little something about a Bind9 vulnerability. I'll have to dig into that when I get home because I just fired up a Bind service. Doubtful it will affect me since I'm just hosting it for my LAN, but still better to know for sure.
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So I've got my domain controller spun up, I've got a VM for SQL Server spun up. And soon I will have a VM for SharePoint spun up. Then we'll see about playing with some C# and some SharePointy.
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Me playing Planetside 2.
"Ah well. I guess the VS just really really want Indar. I'll go fight on another continent. What's the other available continent? Hossin. ... I guess there aren't any other continents available. I'll go play another game."
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There seem to be a lot of misconceptions out there regarding what problems a password manager solves. Also here are typical responses to the LastPass leak, sorted by social media outlet.

Facebook: "I have a more secure place for my passwords: My brain."

Google+: "lol! I don't need to change my LastPass password. My master password is 18 characters long! Good luck brute forcing that one!"

Both are very, very wrong.
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Oh also, if your manager is compromised.It would be a very rare circumstance that you wouldn't have access to your password manager anymore. With access to your manager, but now compromised passwords, you have a complete list of all sites and applications that need to have their passwords changed, and the means to generate new, godawful strong passwords, with just a few clicks.
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This is something that has confused me. We have all these people running around saying, "None of the climate predictions have come true thus far!" Well no shit they haven't. We have very smart people telling us that disaster is coming...UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING. We do something, albeit not as much as we like because idiot climate deniers (and people who just make money off of screwing the environment) get in the way. But we do something, and we avoid those terrible predictions.

And now here we are. We have to explain to those very same people who tried to stop us at every turn, that the work we did get done in spite of them is the reason we're not living in the hell that was described to us in the past.
We’re already much better off for cutting ozone-destroying CFCs.
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Yeah, screw bluetooth ear pieces. I was in the car for two hours this morning and my phone only raeched 70% from being at 40%. 30 min and go. That's how it should be.
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