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Anyone with SSD experience on a Mac Pro (tower, not Macbook) ? Good, bad, catastrophic? Any particular brand to stay away from?
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very nice
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$315 to upgrade the firmware on my car, which was causing the engine light to come on for no good reason.

These days I think the engine light means "you haven't given us any money in a while, so please show us your credit card."
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Next new automobile option: a credit card or smart-phone scanner so you could pay w/o having to bring the car in for service!
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Getting really fed up with Chrome performance on OSX- the longer the app is open, the slower it gets.

Can't scroll a simple web page without stuttering. Eventually it bogs down the entire OS (with strangely idle CPU). Close the browser, everything is snappy again.

It didn't behave this way with Snow Leopard, so not sure how to blame here, Apple or Google. But Safari is starting to look attractive again.
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I got all these plugins as well. At work I have /etc/hosts file and and on my macbook I have adblock plus extension which turns off all ads. Both machine seems to be fine with chrome.
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Can anyone recommend an internal 2TB+ HD for a Mac Pro (tower)? My Time Machine drive is dying. Any particular brand to get or avoid?

The current one is: 1TB 7200RPM 32MB BUFFER, SERIAL ATA II/300, 3.5INCH, SEAGATE BARRACUDA.
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Thanks +Hanz Makmur
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Got an interesting email today from someone asking for help downloading example source code from an iPhone app I did a while back (it's a simple "Intro to Java" eBook, back from before there were eBooks on iOS).

It was odd because the app hasn't been available for purchase for about 2 years now, so why the sudden email? I ask the guy (kid?) and it turns out he pirated it from some site, and was hoping I'd send it to him anyway. I did. :-)
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It was on a podcast for sure. Thought it was his own (B&A), but could well be SO.
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Verifying your ssh keys on github

In response to a recent vulnerability, github.com is emailing all project owners and asking them to verify their associated public ssh keys. The email points you to verify your keys at: https://github.com/settings/ssh/audit

What they left out of the email was how you find your public key's signature locally. Fortunately, it's easy. Just run:

 $ ssh-keygen -lf ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

The output will look something like:

 2048 ec:cc:40:10:dc:01:47:e1:0d:36:e2:4d:d2:89:41:01 .ssh/id_rsa.pub (RSA)

Verify this fingerprint against the keys listed on github, and you're done.

(Your key might also be under ~/.ssh/identity or ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub, depending.)
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Joel on SOPA/PIPA.
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Two things about SOPA/PIPA and then I'll shut up :)

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The internet seems to ignore legislation until somebody tries to take something away from us... then we carefully defend that one thing and never counter-attack. Then the other side says, "OK, compromise," and gets half of what they want. That's not the way to win... that's the way to see a steady and continuous erosion of rights online.

The solution is to start lobbying for our own laws. It's time to go on the offensive if we want to preserve what we've got. Let's force the RIAA and MPAA to use up all their political clout just protecting what they have. Here are some ideas we should be pushing for:

* Elimination of software patents
* Legal fees paid by the loser in patent cases; non-practicing entities must post bond before they can file fishing expedition lawsuits
* Roll back length of copyright protection to the minimum necessary "to promote the useful arts." Maybe 10 years?
* Create a legal doctrine that merely linking is protected free speech
* And ponies. We want ponies. We don't have to get all this stuff. We merely have to tie them up fighting it, and re-center the "compromise" position.

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The dismal corruption of congress has gotten it to the point where lobbying for legislation is out of control. As Larry Lessig has taught us, the core rottenness originates from the high cost of running political campaigns, which mostly just goes to TV stations.

A solution is for the Internet industry to start giving free advertising to political campaigns on our own new media assets... assets like YouTube that are rapidly displacing television. Imagine if every political candidate had free access (under some kind of "equal time" rule) to enough advertising inventory on the Internet to run a respectable campaign. Sure, candidates can still pay to advertise on television, but the cost of campaigning would be a lot lower if every candidate could run geo-targeted pre-roll ads on YouTube, geo-targeted links at the top of Reddit.com, even targeted campaigns on Facebook. If the Internet can donate enough inventory (and I suspect we can), we can make it possible for a candidate to get elected without raising huge war chests from donors who are going to want something in return, and we may finally get to a point where every member of congress isn't in permanent outstretched-hand mode.
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Right on target. (2) is not really about PIPA/SOPA, but political system in general. And "Media 2.0" does give a chance to fix it not in favor of 1%
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I often get pitches asking me to do work on contingency or for equity (i.e.: "will you work for free?").

But today's the first time I was asked to not only work for free, but would I please relocate to freaking California too.
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So you go from New Jersey, to France, back to New Jersey, to Ohio, and now they ask you to go to California FOR FREE?????
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Ruby/Java and Hacker News fan.

I'm a software consultant specializing in data-driven web applications. I live in Cleveland, OH. 

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    1988 - 1992
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