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Erik S.
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My mother hates Google+, and I can't say I blame her. She went to share pictures of her grandsons with me using Picasa and was forced to use Google+.

On my end, no photos of my nephews.
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It may or may not be there yet, but they still forced her to use it. 
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Is there any way to turn off the "Hot" posts Google Plus inflicts on me? The best I can find is to report them a Spam, so I am.
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I like that on the What's Hot page you can slider control the amount. I leave it on "low" just to get some cool random stuff. At first it annoyed, but the search gods seem to be learning the things I like so the content is getting pretty good now. Or the people on Google+ are just cooler than FB. I'm not sure just yet. :-)
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Intel is starting to offer 3rd parties the opportunity to build chips on their cutting-edge “fabs.” I'm not surprised to see this happening. With each new generation of fab, Intel has more transis...
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That is pretty cool. And it does make sense if they can use up extra capacity. I think it would also be useful for them in extending the life of older manufacturing lines. Not everything is needed on 32 nm for example. It's also a step to opening up another future potential - the open source CPU. I still think there is good room developing for an open source or even crowd sourced processor design. Something that multiple parties contribute to (like ARM) but for which the license cost is minimal or non-existent. Imagine being able to order a generic CPU type, or for that matter being able to custom build your own specifications. For example I've always wondered what would happen with a pretty generic CPU paired with a massive cache. Just one idea, I'm sure there are thousands of others out there.
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In related news, Chris Dodd is a corrupt, evil tool.
This website, like so many others today, has “gone black” to one degree or another to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) bills being considered by c...
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Is Evernote really serving compressible assets, like 1MB javascript files, without compression?

That would explain a few things...
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Maybe they just assume everyone has tons of bandwidth these days?
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$200 is a good price. Apparently it was $100 earlier today. For that price, I might have needed one, even though I don't really need one.
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The price is still fairly amazing.
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So much for Flash on mobile.
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It works okay, ironically the hardware is just catching up to make it work pretty well nowadays. I'd still rather have it available than not have it all. In a pinch a small hammer is still better than no hammer at all.
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On the heels of the oceanic flow patterns posted yesterday, here's one of wind in the US.
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I wonder what a long term (say 1 yr in super fast speed) would look like?
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Just imagine how much better things would be with SOPA/PIPA!
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Further proof that government organizations shouldn't have this much power.
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Rumors about the iPad 3 have been swirling around for months, but things kicked up again today after Blomberg reported that production has begun on the iPad 3 in preparation for a March launch. Accord...
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Really, Chrome? Really!?!

With the same set of pages open, you take 5x as much RAM as Safari? Really?

What's that? It would be more fair if I restarted you? Ok, if you insist...

Well, that's better! Now you just use 2.5x as much RAM as Safari...wait, 3x, no, 4x, no 5x. Oh well. You tried.
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Eric - BTW you should also check the Chrome advanced settings. It has a feature where it "preloads" linked contents on pages and prefetches both content, DNS, etc. This is all cached in memory, and may be contributing to the load you are seeing. But it's also what makes Chrome a bit faster in general usage too.
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Awesome and horrifying!
Illustrator Dave DeVries created The Monster Engine, a project to take children's drawings and paint them realistically.
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Those are cool. An artistic spin, but it reminds me of this guys page: http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=irule
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