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This is pretty impressive.... It'll be interesting how that interacts with sawtooth TCP cross-traffic and delay-sensitive algorithms like those in RMCAT
 
A very quick look at the new "BBR" #bufferbloat -fighting congestion control module for TCP, from google: http://blog.cerowrt.org/post/bbrs_basic_beauty/
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% foo is awesome for tab-hoarders like me
 
Why doesn't anybody talk about Firefox's URL bar filters?

Type "* foo" to search your bookmarks for "foo"
Type "^ foo" to search your history for "foo"
Type "% foo" to search your open tabs for "foo"
Type "# bar" to search anything with "bar" in the title
Type "@ bar" to search anything with "bar" in the URL

And you can combine them!
Type "^ playpen @ github" to search your history for a github page with "playpen" in the title.

This is brilliant! Now I need to work on memorizing these...
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I use Firefox's location bar exclusively to go to frequently visited sites. I almost never use bookmarks. But I didn't know these filters existed...
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I like the pastor's response to his criticism ...
 
Really read this - the facts of what happened and what Trump is saying happened seem to not align at all. Why would he lie about something from this campaign unless he was just fundamentally incapable of telling the truth?

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/15/494064219/trump-criticizes-flint-pastor-but-misstates-key-facts-about-their-encounter
Donald Trump is attacking the Flint pastor who interrupted him during a Wednesday appearance at her church.
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I love XKCD...
 
Great fun with numbers and a graph. Drawing time to a near linear scale makes it seem relatively calm until the cliff-hanger at the end.

http://xkcd.com/1732/
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For RPI folk:
Bait and switch... that position taking control of the Union from the students? We eliminated it. (sotto voce: we just moved the responsibilities for that position to Dean of Students, and are still taking over control - we thought you wouldn't notice.)
http://savetheunion.xyz/news/ #RPI
VPSL Ross confirms students' fears in frank letter to campus. by Frank Ross, Vice President for Student Life (reposted to /r/rpi by /u/petergremmy). Vice President for Student Life Frank Ross lies to student body, moves executive director of student activities responsibilities to dean of ...
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Nuts....
 
So.

In +PCPartPicker's featured build, there was a +R Λ Z Ξ R Firefly -- a mouse mat with animated RGB LEDs around the edge.  I'm a total sucker for decorative lighting.  However, last year, I had to make the tough decision to return a Razer Deathadder Chroma mouse because their Synapse 2.0 drivers demanded that you create a login to your mouse -- a requirement that was provably gratuitous and unnecessary.

"But," I thought, "this is just a mouse mat.  It's not like a mouse or keyboard that, y'know, does things; it just sits there and looks pretty.  Surely Razer can't be so completely divorced from reality that they would require a 'license agreement,' registration, an online connection, and a login for a mouse mat."

It turns out I was wrong.  From Razer's Web page describing system requirements for the Firefly:

> Razer Synapse registration (requiring a valid e-mail),
> software download, license acceptance, and internet
> connection needed to activate full features of product
> and for software updates. After activation, full features
> are available in optional offline mode.

Whoever has been passing out this "cloud" Kool-Aid need to have their head torn from their neck and stuck on a pike as a warning to other device vendors to not swallow this poison.  Alas, it seems it's too late for Razer.  Once you start demanding online registrations and logins for a MOUSE MAT, you are beyond recovery.

So long, Razer...
Features micro-textured surface, optimized surface coating, chroma customizable lighting effects, and a non-slip rubber base.
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+Michael Sinz wrote: (why doesn't G+ let me quote him directly)
"Lemmings was one of the best (if not the best) original games on the Amiga. There were other great games but they were flight simulators or shoot-em-ups or ports/enhancements for the Amiga. Lemmings was original. At the time, it was unique. The story of Lemmings was a good one too. (I did not know about the music - I really liked the music that they ended up using)

We, at Commodore-Amiga, played the game too - and the dual-player, two-mouse playing mode. A mode that has not really been done elsewhere. That was a great two-player game as you could focus on yourself or spend some energy (and capabilities) to mess up your opponent. Of course, they can do the same so it would turn into interesting question of who goes negative first :-) "

+Bryce Nesbitt and I had epic Lemmings battles at Commodore back in the day...
 
Lemmings was one of the best (if not the best) original games on the Amiga. There were other great games but they were flight simulators or shoot-em-ups or ports/enhancements for the Amiga. Lemmings was original. At the time, it was unique. The story of Lemmings was a good one too. (I did not know about the music - I really liked the music that they ended up using)

We, at Commodore-Amiga, played the game too - and the dual-player, two-mouse playing mode. A mode that has not really been done elsewhere. That was a great two-player game as you could focus on yourself or spend some energy (and capabilities) to mess up your opponent. Of course, they can do the same so it would turn into interesting question of who goes negative first :-)

https://readonlymemory.vg/the-making-of-lemmings/
The beginnings of DMA Design's classic puzzle platformer Lemmings. Rich Stanton interviews the game's creator Mike Dailly.
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What +Michael Sinz​ said
 
Ok, so this is a bit of "way back" and, well, you can tell the reporter did not quite understand some terminology (a hard drive with 20 kilobytes when the floppy had 880 kilobytes - it was the Tecmar 20 megabyte hard drive that was announced but shipped too late)

Anyway, it does, however, capture what the Amiga was at the start - what potential it had but then was squandered (in a combination of the industry's fixation on the IBM-PC and Commodore's lack of understanding the computer market and need to market and continue to invest)

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-08-23/entertainment/8502250140_1_amiga-computer-video

I feel proud and lucky to have been part of the Amiga world.
For the first time in many moons, there`s excitement brewing in the personal computer field. Commodore`s much anticipated Amiga has been unveiled and it really is a beauty.Reasonably priced (at...
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Trump is denouncing the TPP, which he refers to as "trade agreement with China" (as did one of his advisors on a talk show). One problem: China isn't part of the deal, in fact it's meant to offset China's power in the Asian/Pacific region. (Not that I support it - I don't and Clinton doesn't either. But it shows how clued into "facts" Trump is.)
 
More than anything else, the numbness that Trump creates frightens me.
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Big improvement (though I haven't listened yet). Be amusing to replace the old narrator.device from the Amiga with this (of course, real Amiga HW may not have the power to run it - or memory!)
(Speaking of which, it took a Long Time for other OSes to include TTS by default - and the SAY command and pseudo-device SPEAK: made it very easy to script with speech prompting. My old build script when working at Commodore ended with "say done".)
 
DeepMind team with another great achievement: more realistic text-to-speech (TTS).

https://deepmind.com/blog/wavenet-generative-model-raw-audio/

The MOS graph is pretty impressive, and they have a few sound samples as well. I can't speak Mandarin, but for English, the Wavenet results are clearly better IMO than either of the other methods -- more tonally natural, with less glitchy weirdness.

They don't talk about this in the paper, but I would hope that, given how possible it is to run a fully-trained neural net model on a scaled-down system, this is realistically deployable in future Android versions as a new, upgraded TTS system.
This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms. We show that WaveNets are able to generate speech which mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing Text-to-Speech systems, reducing the gap with human performance by over 50%. We also demonstrate that the same network can be used to synthesize other audio signals such as music, and present some striking samples of automatically generate...
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I have an emacs command - rtb - read that back, tied to a sexy british lady's voice. Very useful for proofing text.
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  • Mozilla Corporation
    Principal Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Commodore International
    OS Group Lead, 1988 - 1994
  • Scala Broadcast Multimedia
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1998
  • Worldgate Communications
    Directory of Network Protocols, 1998 - 2011
  • PlayNet
    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • GE CR&D contractor
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 1987
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San Juan - Android Apps on Google Play
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★★★★★ The exciting card game based on the award-winning strategy game Puerto Rico is now available for your Android device! ★★

Paris Terrorists Use Double ROT-13 Encryption - Schneier on Security
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"Yet news emerging from Paris -- as well as evidence from a Belgian ISIS raid in January -- suggests that the ISIS terror networks involved

40,000 year old bracelet from extinct human species discovered
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In what is quite an amazing discovery, scientists have confirmed that a bracelet found in Siberia is 40,000 years old. This makes it the old

Orange Launches First Firefox OS Smartphones in Africa
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We are happy to share that the first Firefox OS smartphones went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar this week. This follows an announcement f

Moving the Goalposts Part I: "vaxxers" and climate denialism
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Back to the core dilemma of our era: rousing future-oriented folk (like you) to fight back against a wave of troglodytism that threatens our

Diamonds Are Bullshit
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Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive. This

Anti-science advocates are freaking out about Google truth rankings
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A Maryland couple who was being investigated for allowing their two children to walk home alone from a neighborhood park have been "found re

Homeworld Remastered review: There's no place like Home(world)
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Homeworld is just as revolutionary in 2015 as it was in 1999—and now it looks great too.

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To derail February's expected unveiling of Title II-based neutrality rules, the broadband industry is engaged in a last ditch effort to pass

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for th...
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"We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit"

An open letter to Richard M. Stallman
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Dear Richard M. Stallman, As illustrated in a recent thread on the emacs mailing list, you are opposed to GCC dumping the AST, as you are af

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Our military academies aren't filled with best and brightest. They are a boondoggle, on your dime, and serve no one

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Great! Fantastic food, top-notch service, nice ambiance. And very friendly to kids. It's not on their online menu, but they have a kids menu, crayons, pages to color. They have a cool room for larger parties (up to ~8) in their wine cellar. Quieter, private, charming. The food is wonderful - everyone loved what they got. The braised short ribs were fall-apart tender. The salad special was fantastic. And the chocolate souffle - don't miss it, and tell them you want it when you order as it takes ~40 minutes to make.
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reviewed a year ago
Excellent. Really good toppings, especially the mushrooms and sausage. Sauce is good; doesn't overpower other flavors by being too sweet. Looking forward to trying their other menu items. And delivers (hot!) to Valley Forge Mountain!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Ate in the Japanese room upstairs. Wonderful sushi; especially the tempura lobster roll and the Rainbow roll. They have a few very nice traditional tatami rooms as well, and some nook-type western seating plus an area of tables (but not a huge expanse, it's reasonably intimate). Very nice.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Total hole-in-the-wall, crowded downstairs (there are more tables upstairs that get you away from the crush of people ordering). Wonderful food. We especially liked the Chicken Bhartha, the Paneer Chili Masala, their Naan, and the Paneer Saag. The Chicken Tikka Masala was quite good, and the chicken was especially tender. I would go there again in an instant. Anytime near dinnertime there's a serious crush downstairs to order. We ate there with two very young kids (upstairs), and they were very helpful and understanding about little kids not being very neat with eating rice.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
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Fantastic food, great lunch buffet, super friendly. Been going there for 10 years.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The best place in the Philadelphia area for Rhododendrons and Azaleas, and one of the best on the east coast
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