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Nick Johnson
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Sort of, but the gertboard is one of those expansions that tries to anticipate everything you could possibly want to do. An arduino form factor expansion, on the other hand, would let you use whatever shields are convenient for your particular application.
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My latest Maker project.
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No, but that'd be fairly straightforward to add.
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This looks Pretty Damn Awesome.
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I finally got around to writing another Damn Cool Algorithms post. Feedback - and suggestions for new posts - welcome!
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I'd put money in your tip jar for an explanation of support vector machines that I finally get (may require sock puppets).
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It constantly baffles me that Chrome - of all things - still doesn't do OAuth to Google, so when I want to sign in to Chrome Sync, I have to generate an application specific password (using the same browser I'm signing in with, no less!)
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Would there be any difference? Oauth would mean the browser would have a password equivalent in it which would be stored in the same storage that the asp is stored in.

I suppose the ui flow would be smoother. You wouldn't have to go find the accounts page.
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My advice machine just spat out something genuinely thought-provoking (at least, I thought so):

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

- Mark Twain"
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One pound. Well worth it at that price. ;)
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Now a PADI certified Scuba Diver.
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Only Scuba, unfortunately - I didn't have time for the full Open Water course.
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Another Damn Cool Algorithms post, this one on Cardinality Estimation - more interesting than it sounds, I swear.

Now if I can just keep up this schedule of 1 a week...
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I love that you do this, and with a sense of humor.

"I like the idea of a carnality estimator, by the way."

lol
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'Samsung said after the verdict that it was "unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners."'

That strikes me as... a bit of an understatement.
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I agree completely. They have become exploits, and the department responsible for patching is not motivated or not capable of change.
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I found this mysterious instruction near the end of the instructions for my new Besta TV bench. It's exactly what I need, but the part in question doesn't seem to exist according to IKEA's catalog. Anyone know what the deal is with it?
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Considering IKEA instructions often completely fail to match the product you're actually building, I wouldn't be shocked if they displayed stuff that only ever existed in the instruction-artist's mind. The smiling guy at the end is also probably a lie.
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