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Norbert Harrer
The Man Behind the Code
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Let us embrace science!

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I am clueless. Why did Google remove almost all essential features from the new Google+ Photos?

You can't organize / order pictures anymore. Not even order by 'date taken' ?!? When you share an album, you can't even define a cover picture.

Take a look at the reaction to the following post. People are pretty upset. And I understand them. Why maim something that was already working pretty well?

At least a way around is using the old picasa web interface:

Please reshare. Or even better, comment on the original Google+ post and let them know that it sucks.

-1: +Google+

#picasa #photos #google+ 
Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos!

In May, we launched Google Photos as the home for all your photos and videos. With Google Photos you can store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free, find photos fast, and see them organized by what matters to you. Plus, you can bring moments to life and share anywhere with anyone.

In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via or for export using Google Takeout.

Get the Google Photos app for Android
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I recently had to wipe a hard drive and was surprised to find out that a really fast way is to pipe over random garbage generated by openssl. It's much faster then dd.

openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd if=/dev/urandom bs=128 count=1 2>/dev/null | base64)" -nosalt </dev/zero > /dev/sda

#linux #hdd #openssl

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Please take some safety advice from that guy...

#danger #electronics
Making a Full Bridge Rectifier

one of my favorite people :)

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Citizens of Canada: I urge you NOT to stop.

#canada #spock #startrek  

Danke +Manfred Harrer 

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Requiescat in pace, Leonard Nimoy. You will be missed.


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Thank you, irrational numbers, for keeping it real.

Would Headlights Work at Light Speed?:

#vsauce #lightspeed

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Many people (including myself) seem to have problems mounting windows shares, also known as CIFS or samba shares, on Android phones.

There is a wide range of problems that can cause a failed mount. And googling for a solution can give you 10 solutions. And none of them might work for you. So, sometimes, it's best to enable you inner hacker and start looking at some log files.

#android #cifs #linux  
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