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The App Store on iOS is so slow on my iPhone 5...it's ridiculous. 
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1990's hit style counters are back! (not really)

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Clojure is a Lisp-like programming language that runs on the JVM. Ring is a web application library that provides a simple framework for serving HTTP content with clojure. It is similar to Rack for Ru...
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London Heathrow is probably the worst airport I've ever connected through.

1) There is no train/tram to connect between Terminals. Waiting and riding the bus takes too much time. I've been to many other airports with much more efficient cross-terminal travel.

2) Security is horrible -- at least 50-60% of bags that go through the checkpoint have to be manually checked. I'm fine with having higher security but there needs to be more staff manually going through bags. I've had to wait upwards of 20 minutes after I go through security to wait for my bag to be manually checked. (This doesn't include the 10-30 minute wait to even put your bag on the conveyor).

3) Flights don't have a gate number until the gate "opens". You won't see which gate you need to go to on the screens until about an hour before. This means you really have to rush to make it to your gate. The truth though is there actually is a gate way before an hour -- you just have to manually go to customer service and "query" for it.

4) Delays, delays, delays. There are lots of weather related delays - fog, rain, whatever. In addition, it seems that LHR has problems directing air traffic. This means you can almost always expect to circle a few times in the air before landing, or wait for a "slot" to open up so you can depart. This can delay you from 5-10 minutes or even a few hours! I've even been stuck in the plane waiting to depart because "air traffic control computers crashed and so they have to manually route traffic".

With the above said, if you do find yourself at LHR find the "Eat" cafe and grab yourself a sandwich (specifically, the Ham and Jarlsberg) -- it is amazing.

The only upside for me is LHR is the only airport I can fly to non-stop in Europe from Phoenix. But with all the problems I've had here I might be connecting through somewhere else next time.
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I HATE Heathrow. Besides LAX my least favorite airport of all. 
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Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) cache your content around the globe to reduce latency and improve performance for end users. It is a very powerful tool and can be leveraged by any web site. Historica...
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sudo vulnerability...for real!?
format string vulnerability in sudo
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That's crazy
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MarkMail is awesome, great for searching mailing lists. I hate browsing archives.
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Just got a few TiVos to replace my cable company provided DVRs. I was a TiVo user before but have been away for a few years...so I figured I would play with the new TiVo Premiere.

After using it for a few hours, here are my thoughts:

I really think the design and product is fantastic. The problem is, it hasn't changed much since I last used it.

TiVo is slow. Well, it's not that bad, but its not where it should be. Booting can take more than 5 minutes...and you don't even know what's going on. The menus and guide could be much snappier. Loading program information (the guide) is extremely slow, and technically, I'd love to know why. These are all things that should not be happening in today's age, I think the software on TiVo is to blame.

Its a closed platform. I'm interacting with my TV all the time and I'd love to write an app to run on it, or interface with it remotely. Beautiful 1080p display, remote control for input, and a state of the art DVR ala TiVo - the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, the only thing I can come up with for developing on TiVo is a sad project named HME: http://tivohme.sourceforge.net/, which is...a bit old. Where would the iPhone or Android devices be without apps and app developers. TiVo really needs to embrace developers more.

TiVo just announced a new software update that brings HD guides and more. This is great, and a no-brainer, I'm glad its finally done. My problem is that TiVo apparently rolls out the update to devices over a period of time, of which I've heard is about a month. This is ludicrous. Consumers demand more from vendors. I applaud Apple in this regard -- they can push a new major iOS release out to all devices at the same time. Not to mention, Apple is dealing with carriers, which have very strict policies and processes for pushing software updates to phones. Of course, Apple negotiates well with carriers (What Apple wants, Apple gets). TiVo sells directly to end users and I would be surprised if they were at the mercy of any cable companies (with respect to pushing software updates).

Overall, I think TiVo is a great product but it hasn't reached critical mass and there aren't any secrets as to why. Yeah, CableCARD's aren't very friendly, but still, that's no excuse. Your TV and living room is a goldmine.
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Ubuntu TV....TIVO was so 1990s ;) Ubuntu TV FTW
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Arduino is an open source prototyping platform for electronics. There is so much you can do with Arduino and the community is proof. In playing with Arduino I decided that it would be a great project ...
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Our Akita Bailey enjoying the backyard shade..
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Just caught this on my security camera..glad the package didn't have anything delicate.
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lol love that you have and watch this lmao
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