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Have you downloaded +Dropbox yet? If not, how come? Dropbox is the best  way to back up and share files seamlessly with Windows, Mac, or Linux. Click below to download it, and get an extra 500 MB of space free!
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Thoughts on being a programmer:

-Don't be an asshole. 
-Simple code is hard to write. 
-Exquisitely simple code is exquisitely hard to write. 
-Just because it's easy to understand doesn't mean it was easy to write. 
-In fact, the easier it is to understand, the harder it probably was to write. 
-There are many ways to do something. 
-The first way you think of is highly unlikely to be the best way. 
-Anyway, there probably is no best way - just lots of ways that are differently good. 
-There's always plenty of room for improvement - in your code, in your abilities, in you. 
-If you think you're as good as you're ever going to be - you're probably right. 
-"One-line changes" aren't. 
-Learn to desire success more than you fear failure. 
-You're only old when you can no longer learn new tricks. 
-Always back up before tidying up. 
-RTFM. 
-Err vicariously. 
-Sometimes it's OK to be a bit of an asshole. But don't make a habit of it. 
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Ever wanted to explore making chips and hardware logic gate programmed boards? Check out this website. You can download a free Java app, pre-compiled for whatever platform you're running.
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I like this a lot.
 
Sat07 Awesome +LEGO Serenity by  +Adrian Drake
more pictures thanks to +Jeff Stevens 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/100353807204884022887/posts/NxExXaZvWv9

a FB friend sent this to me from the BrickFair convention in Virginia going on this weekend by Dulles (http://www.brickfair.com/). I would love to have the time and skill to build this.

 The ship took 750 hours, and most of it was translating the +Quantum Mechanix  blueprints to the finished product. Quite amazing.

update from +Jeff Stevens who talked to the builder
It was made by  Adrian Drake of Ohio. It is seven feet long, weighs 135lbs, is made of 70,000 bricks and took 21 months to build. Total build time 475 hours. The builder only had to buy $800 worth of bricks for this build because his collection was so extensive that it covered the rest. It has all of the compartments of the original set except the engine room, which he said he could not make while maintaining structural integrity. It debuted today at Brickfair in Chantilly, Virginia, and was pretty much the talk of the show. 

Oh, and the cargo bay and firefly drive light up, the shuttle detaches and the wings swing out, and the engines do rotate.


#LEGO   #Firefly  
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Someone asked the Dalai Lama what surprises him most. This was his response.

"Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived."
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More reasons not to get Windows 8.
FYI: No JIT on Windows 8 for ARM. From: Mike Pall ; To: luajit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 10:43:06 +0200. Since the media will be all over that Windows 8/ARM vs. Mozilla thing this weekend,...
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Okay, this is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen.
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Panorama from NASA's Curiosity Rover!
 
Gale Crater Vista

This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

Scientists will take a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray. These areas show the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. What appeared as a dark strip of dunes in previous, black-and-white pictures from Curiosity can be seen along the top of this mosaic, but the color images also reveal additional shades of reddish brown around the dunes, likely indicating different textures or materials.

The images were taken on Aug. 9, 2012, by the 34-millimeter Mast Camera. This panorama mosaic was made of 130 images of 144 by 144 pixels each. Selected full frames from this panorama, which are 1,200 by 1,200 pixels each, are expected to be transmitted to Earth later. The images in this panorama were brightened in the processing. Mars only receives half the sunlight Earth does and this image was taken in the late Martian afternoon.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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No one ever tells a doctor, lawyer or engineer to do something to pay the bills until the big break comes along; so why do we tell comedians, actors, musicians and artist to not grow their talent in their field?  

As a parent I know that it is hard to tell your child to do something different but what you really should say to them is that you dont think that their art is good enough for them to make a living.  Essentially that is what you are saying when you tell them to do something different until that break comes along.  

Either work the help your loved one be better at their art or tell them the truth, that in itself might encourage them more than discourage them 
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Listening to Follow The Sun by Xavier Rudd.

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Called multiple tow companies to take my car from the South Wedge to West Henrietta, Emanon Towing was the cheapest and most polite out of the bunch. Tow operator was slightly late getting to my house, but he called ahead to let me know, which was appreciated. He even helped push the car into the garage at the destination. Would call Emanon Towing again.
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Open for lunch during the week, Samba's cafe has some of the best food I've had in Rochester. With fresh ingredients and a good variety of dishes ranging from wraps to paninis, quesadillas to 'plates', you will walk away full and happy. It is worth noting that they have available a special homemade hot sauce that uses a unique Brazilian pepper and it is by far the greatest hot sauce I have ever consumed. With a strong balance between heat and flavor, it's one of my favorite reasons to go back every week. They have recently added some authentic Brazilian sodas and homemade desserts that are also quite delicious. The chef is the owner and he often has his wife in to help out running the storefront when she doesn't have her eye on their young son. They are fantastic people that I am glad to support with my wallet for such great food. Do give this place a try if you are in the area, and peek in the windows if you believe they should be open, they often forget to turn on the sign out front.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Some of the best pizza I've had in Rochester, with the best balance between ingredients, and very tasty and perfectly baked dough. The stromboli for which it is named is also a great choice, and there is a lot of variety. That being said, I tend to prefer pizza over stromboli in most occasions, so I haven't had it that often. As great as the food is, I occasionally feel the Stromboli is somewhat overpriced, though the portions are generous. Also, the fact that they close at 9 is not appreciated, as I tend to eat late on a regular basis. I'm sure they could get a lot of business from the area bars, so I don't honestly see how the business decision to close early does them much good. I don't often purchase their pizza by the slice, so I can't comment on the quality. Most often, I'll order a large and take it home for later. Their pizza is just as good cold, but doesn't keep well in the boxes they provide, as they are very cheap boxes. Make sure you use tupperware or plastic wrap to keep air from drying out the pizza. Overall, I recommend this place to any pizza enthusiast in the area.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
Always delicious food, understandably priced, but there is always a significant period of time from the moment you order to finally getting your food. I have no idea what makes crepes take so long, but it's probably the strongest detriment to the overall experience. The wait won't stop me from coming back, however, as it is quite delicious. The coffee is also good, and served in clear glass mugs. I drink my coffee black, but I still love to watch creamer mix with the coffee in their mugs, it's very cool to watch. All in all, a great experience, that certainly merits a return visit.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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