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Karl Auerbach
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Has the Linux kernel moved from progressive enhancement to churn for the sake of churn?
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enp#so. Yep. That threw me for a sec also.
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Only took 'em five years to find "the" guy... I put quotes around "the" because I think that this kind of joy-ride-devil-take-the-hindmost attitude of many financial types is hardly unique or isolated.
Prosecutors said Navinder Singh Sarao manipulated futures contracts in a way that helped prompt the Dow to plunge 600 points in May 2010.
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+James Wilson - I agree that probably lots of other securities-frothing people should also get tossed under the legal bus.  But one is a huge improvement over zero.
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These people appear to be doing some very interesting things...
Advanced Materials Applications, LLC (AMA) is pleased to announce our name change to Yosemite Space. This change reflects our primary focus on developing innovative products for Space applications. In late October 2014, a Yosemite Space experiment using state of the art System on Chip (SoC) ...
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I have no sympathy for these people.  They were hired mercenaries, they shot down and killed innocent people; they were tried in open court; they were convicted and sentenced.
One member of the private American security firm received a life term and three others 30 years after they were convicted of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007.
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The first 15 seconds of this tune say everything there is to know about the second half of the 1960's.
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When did Firefox get its own Mr Clippy clone?  I just saw it pop up with a turtle glyph and note about "slow startup" (yeah, I was on a slow link.)
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Just wait until we all wear virtual reality headgear. Helpful Mr. Clippy will be everywhere.
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I wrote up my experiences with the new(ish) Dell Precision M3800 with Ubuntu and Kubuntu.

It is a great machine - could be a real Macbook Pro competitor, but the applications don't yet know how to handle a 4K display stuffed onto a 15 inch laptop screen.

Dell is doing a great job of developing a Linux based alternative to MS Windows on their machines.  But they will need help from the open source community to adapt Linux based desktops and applications to the new world of high dot-per-inch laptop screens.
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+Yury Shefer - Thanks for the pointer, it is quite useful.
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Had not heard of this before.  This is scary stuff.

The wikipedia article says:

"Compared to current enrichment technologies, the SILEX process requires as little as 25% of the space and consumes considerably less energy. It is reportedly almost undetectable from orbit, potentially allowing rogue governments' activities to go undetected by the international community"
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And there are Other techniques for separating fissible materials Into the desired isotopes. Centrifuges are nice because they don't require any intelligent Action on the part of technicians just a routine mundane task.
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Well, here I am, stuck  for three days next to the beach, staring across Spanish Bay towards Carmel...
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Well, I hope you don't suffer too much. ;->
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Why does Chrome/Chromium have such skinny scroll bars?

One theory that I heard is that because the thin scroll bars are harder to hit with a mouse pointer there is a resulting increase in clicks on revenue producing advertisements.

I'm not sure that I'm that suspicious of motivations, but I would suspect that there is, in fact, an increase in unintended advertising clicks.  And I find those thin scroll bars to be a positive pain in el-butto, especially on a high DPI laptop screen. 
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+Karl Auerbach I have tried alternatives to mutt for the past 15 years, and keep returning to it.  For dealing with volumes of mail, simply nothing beats it.  Tagging, filters, and searching are all worlds ahead of anything.

Its only real limitations are that it doesn't natively support custom tags, or a high-performance index.  The latter really only matters where inbox sizes exceed about 10k messages, sequential file search is fine up to about that level.

The most powerful element is being able to pipe headers or content to filters -- I've answered questions by simply filtering and processing email to provide data or simple ASCII plots.
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I do find it ironic that one who advocates regulation by laws with regulation by relative financial wealth has tripped over one of those situations in which private interests have vastly extended the scope of copyright and who have deployed software robots to enforce those interests...

Copyright-enforcement robots rarely have a sense of humor, much less on that could evaluate whether a use of material is a "fair use" or "transformative use".
During Rand Paul's announcement that he was running for preznit, and all the cheering that ensued, with supporters wildly applauding the maybe-libertarian as he strutted to the podium, music blared in the background. Ha. This. was. Rand Paul's. big. moment. The campaign launch video was uploaded ...
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It is pleasing to see my last name on ships.

(The principals of this company seem like very nice people.)
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Die alten hanseatischen Tugenden: Ruhe bewahren, Nachdenken, Handeln - dafür steht das 2010 gegründete Hamburger Schifffahrtsunternehmen Auerbach. Und genau diese Tugenden sind es, die uns - die beiden Gründer Lucius Bunk und Alexander Tebbe - inmitten der Krise dazu bewegt haben, das Konzept für ein neues Schifffahrtsunternehmen zu entwickeln. Ein Unternehmen, das sich rückbesinnt auf den zentralen Kern der internationalen See- und Handelsschiff...
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+Shrdlu - Thanks for those pointers!!!  I had no knowledge of either the store or the person.
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Locus ab auctoritate est infirmissimus - The argument from authority is the weakest.
Introduction
It's me, 'nuff said - how's that for hubris?
Bragging rights
First, and only, publicly elected director to ICANN for North America.
Education
  • Loyola Law School
    Law (what else at a law school?)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Van Nuys High School - Home of the Internet
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Other names
CaveBear
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Computer Networks, Internet Governance, Law
Employment
  • InterWorking Labs
    CTO, present
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Santa Cruz, California - San Francisco, California - Santa Monica, California - Berkeley, California - Van Nuys, California