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 "Each watch is constructed on a 20-meter-long assembly line in a clean-room environment, then hermetically sealed. No human intervention is necessary. Even the regulating of the movement, traditionally a time-consuming manual process, is hands-free: a laser adjusts the movement to an accuracy of +/-7 seconds a day." #swatch   #watches   #design
The new Swatch Sistem51 (price $150) is an affordable Swiss watch with a mechanical movement; learn more about the Swatch Sistem51 watches.
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+/- 7 seconds per day sounds lousy, but I guess that's good for mechanical watches? In computers, I've seen time drifts at about 1 ms per minute, which is roughly 1.5 seconds per day. That's drift, so let's say, double it, for 3 seconds per day.

Or, going the other way, 7 seconds per day is a tad less than 5 ms per minute (that's a worst case scenario, of course). In any case, you're adjusting the watch every month. Lame!
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A dissection of the Mac Pro manufacturing video.
As a product designer, one of my favorite parts about any new Apple product launch is the inevitable "How it's made" video. The Mac Pro incarnation did not disappoint. What makes Apple fascinating is not that they are using some wiz-bang alien technologies to make things - even here in Portland, Oregon, all the technologies Apple shows in this video are in-practice across numerous local factories. What makes Apple unique is that the...
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I sat through all of this. What can I say, I'm a Simpsons geek. Such a joy to see them all interact and give a lot of back story I hadn't heard yet. 
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Got a disk drive going bad? GNU ddrescue might be just what you need. It copies data from disk <-> disk/image in several passes. First, a quick sweep gets data from the known good areas of the disk, attempting to avoid further corrupting it. Run it again, and resume reading / attempt to recover only the bad parts, and it 'fills in' what it didn't get in the initial pass.
Running it here using Ubuntu on a thumb drive to an external USB <-> SATA bridge.
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"Its strategy involves licensing designs of the Power microprocessor architecture to Google and other companies through an alliance called the OpenPower Consortium, which IBM and Google announced earlier this month. Consortium members will be able to make Power chips, and component companies will be able to make hardware that can be integrated with the processor."
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Apple famously moved from Power to Intel in 2006 due in part because of yield issues as well as systems being way too hot and power hungry. 
Power CPUs are still widely used in embedded systems among other things. I'm wondering if they might optimize something derived from Power 3 / 4 to compete with Atom. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenPOWER_Consortium
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At least I know how to harass people without even trying: sign up for a fake @airbnb account. Someone used my business phone number, I got more than 5 calls in one hour, 5 texts that still continued when I messaged back STOP. Airbnb customer support will not allow you to contact them without an account. 
Very annoyed that I had to convince the stranger that called me (not from AirBnb, some random person) that they were using my phone in error. At least it wasn't fraud. Or was it?
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"When I did Metal Machine Music, New York Times critic John Rockwell said, "This is really challenging."  I never thought of it like that.  I thought of it like, "Wow, if you like guitars, this is pure guitar, from beginning to end, in all its variations.  And you're not stuck to one beat."  That's what I thought.  Not, "I'm going to challenge you to listen to something I made." -Lou Reed, RIP
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Lavabit is correct, providing their root encrption keys would undermine the expected privacy of over 40,000 users that have nothing to do with Snowden. It is an unreasonably broad thing to ask for that puts thousands of innocent people in the crossfire. 
Rights group files briefing in defence of founder Ladar Levison and says government's demands 'unreasonably burdensome'
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"I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”
— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik
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A letter Steve Albini wrote to Nirvana in the run up to 'In Utero'. As a music fan, this is one of the best things I've read all day. 
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"F1 uses some of Google's most advanced technologies, such as BigTable and the planet-spanning "Spanner" database, which F1 servers are co-located with for optimum use. Google describes it as a "a hybrid, combining the best aspects of traditional relational databases and scalable NoSQL systems".
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