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Reason #117 I won't be giving Apple my money.
“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. …
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this is nothing to do with homophobia fock apple, apple is aids.
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Never forget that Hitler was democratically elected.

Dear Americans, please don't vote for Trump. If you want a republican president, vote for Clinton. If you want a democratic president, vote for Sanders. But do not vote for this personification of Dunning-Kruger syndrome, please.

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As of today, the second seal has been broken and a rider on a red horse has come forth Donald Trump is essentially the guaranteed Republican nominee for president. Let me give some predictions of what's going to happen next:

(1) People will start to argue harder and harder that Trump isn't really that bad, and he doesn't actually mean all the things that he says. Even while you'll never hear this from his campaign, it'll be a major theme among commentators, especially those tied to the Republican establishment. 

The main thing driving this will be cognitive dissonance: if you believed that the American public had just nominated a not-particularly-crypto-Nazi, then you would have to conclude that the people around you are either evil or fools, and that's not something nice to think about. But if he's not really that bad, then it's OK. The second thing driving this will be the underlying urge of many disaffected (white, working or middle class) people to support him and the things he actually says; if you've got a narrative where it's not really that bad, it's fine to vote for this, then you can feel more comfortable considering it. And the third thing (affecting mostly professional politicians and media heads) will be simple professional party loyalty; the cost of defection away from a nominated candidate, in terms of career and so on, is just too high.

(2) You will hear a strong campaign from the Republican establishment (not Trump) that Clinton is the Devil and must be beaten. They won't be able to put together a clear story of why; to be honest, almost nobody ever has been able to. It's become so reflexive to see her this way that people have forgotten where it started. (That's not to say that Clinton isn't deeply flawed, but none of those flaws have anything to do with the weird conspiracy theories that will be circulating) 

This is mostly a way for the people in the establishment, the ones with the most dissonance to deal with, to focus themselves on saying "not Clinton" so they don't have to spend too much time saying "yes Trump."

It's going to be an incredibly nasty campaign, but that shouldn't surprise anyone.

(Yes, Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee. I know Sanderistas can come up with arguments until the cows come home about how it's still perfectly statistically possible for him to win 64% of the remaining pledged delegates or somehow convince all the superdelegates to join him but... no. There is no way that actually works. Sanders gets to shift the party platform but he has no serious chance of being the nominee)


And if, God forbid, Trump were to be elected? I suspect that we would find that he is quite an honest man after all, at least insofar as he has no incentive to lie. I suspect that his promises about immigrants will quickly become a priority for him, with a certain amount of reality gating. Things we'd actually see:

(1) Punitive taxes and/or seizure of remittances abroad. This would cause massive economic disruptions all over the world (about $125B per year, most of it going to poor communities) and would probably ultimately be moderated in some way, but not before causing tremendous pain and chaos.

(2) Laws demanding strong proof of citizenship to work, and enforcing severe penalties against employers who violate them. These would cause a different kind of chaos, because a good quarter of citizens don't actually have such strong proof. Presumably offices would be set up to help people get that, and deployment of the law would be staged -- but that assistance would be sharply canted towards white communities. The intent, and effect, of the law would be to cause mass unemployment among Latino and Black communities. This would, indeed, cause many to flee the country, but even more to be dropped into extremely dire straits. I have no idea how this would play out.

(3) Laws enforcing Draconian penalties against anyone who helps people without knowing their immigration status. This would run into actual trouble for Trump once it started to affect better-organized churches; the Vatican may actually end up being a major counterforce, and this might have long-term consequences.

(4) Laws restricting employment of legal immigrants in various ways. Not in service industries, but in places where a demonstration of nativism will be politically useful. This will often be used as a negotiating tactic against businesses.

(5) Actual wall-building might start in a symbolic fashion, but the absurd logistics of it would prevent anything other than a flashy display.

Of course, none of this even starts to deal with his plans to institute trade wars with both China and Mexico (two of our three largest trading partners), or the effects that would happen when the leaders of politically savvy rival countries (e.g., China) realize that he can easily be goaded into foolish moves. Or what might happen if someone else (e.g., Kim Jong Un) tried to rattle sabers; I doubt that he has any deep understanding of just why the US hasn't tried to blow up North Korea in the past. (Answer: we could do it, but in the process South Korea would be turned into rubble, and Japan would probably lose a city or two. And it might escalate into a full regional war.)

So even though I anticipate several months of people telling me how he really isn't that bad, and of the curious experience of seeing a politician's supporters get exasperated and angry ("you're not repeating that old lie again!") when I suggest that their candidate might be honest, I don't think that just because he's the nominee, he's suddenly going to change his white sheets stripes.
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Hey boss? I need this! Can't work without it, I swear!

Because I'd really love to try it but I sorta don't want to blow my own money on upgrading a company laptop.

My laptop has a perfectly decent 1600x900 14" display but I hate working without the two 24" 1080P monitors on my desk. This thing would add some bulk to the laptop, but allow me to work from home (or a friend's house or the airport or wherever the hell I find myself when sysadm duty calls) without missing the pixel real estate so critically needed when remote controlling multiple computers while juggling GPOs, WMIs and ugly hacks beautiful scripting.
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They just made a survey, with the chance to win a twin if you give up a little info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DCw05RhSUHSim0JvwlqJwLV9Jhf2ApEDcU1rW3aXJxA/viewform?c=0&w=1
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Ever wondered what would happen if you combined a totalitarian regime with a complete lack of technological understanding?

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It is stunning to watch a single judge instantly shut down a key means of online communication for the world's fifth-largest country. But similar battles are inevitable.
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+Robert Lee Not on your life! o_o
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Go buy some rock prog metal!

This album is really winning me over. At first I listened to a couple of tracks before dismissing it. Then I gave it a shot and played it cover-to-cover. So far I've done that again 3 times today...

"But why should I buy it?" I hear you asking. Well, 1) it's a damn good album and 2) You actually get to buy DRM-free files in a multitude of formats (including lossless!) to play on your devices as you damn well please for $9.99.
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I will listen to it. Best prog metal album ever is Dream Theater : Images and Words (1992). Simply awesome
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My users just LOVE when I connect to their computer with Dameware to fix an issue, interrupt whatever it was they were doing, lock their mouse and keyboard and then get distracted and forget about them for an hour.

Whoops.
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With Trump as the republican candidate, the weather forecast says thermonuclear war. Seems about right.

Also, the new Pebble OS is nice.

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what is that supposed to mean?
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A universal car mount actually worth your time and money
Bonus: discount code at the bottom of this review!

I use my phone in my car every day, so I want it mounted securely but I don’t want a lot of hassle when getting in and out of the car. I drive a 2006 Ford Mondeo, so no fancy built-in bluetooth and with the headunit placed at the bottom of the centre console, replacing it with something that supports Android Auto really isn’t an option. I’ve previously had a 2012 Nexus 7 mounted permanently in the car (https://goo.gl/tlQqjt) but that tablet wasn’t too fast to begin with and eventually slowed down to move at a glacial pace.

This meant that I now had to either buy another tablet for the car or a car mount for the perfectly capable phone I was always carrying anyway. Obviously, I went with the latter. Since my wife and I both use the car, but have different phones, I needed a universal mount. There are plenty of those on the market, but finding one actually worth using turned out to be tricky. Wanting it to support Qi wireless charging sure didn’t make it any easier…

Let’s try the cheapest solution… or maybe not.
First thing I tried was the “Choetec T510” from Amazon. Sure, it would hold the phone and provide Qi-standard charging, but it would bounce all over the place using the included vent mount and I simply couldn’t get the suction cup to hold on to my dashboard. I ended up butchering the poor charger and bolting it onto a Brodit mount I had leftover from the aforementioned Nexus 7 setup. That solved the bouncing issues, but the charger just couldn’t keep up with the battery drain when using Google Maps for navigation, so I started looking for something equally convenient but more powerful and preferably better looking. Lo and behold, I found the less-than-elegantly-named Montar Air Qi Car Mount. Twice the price of the Choetec and most other Amazon/Ebay chargers but it promised a wireless charging output of 2.0A, twice as much juice as the Choetec. That should keep my wife’s LG G4 powered and be able to utilise the “Fast Wireless” charging supported by my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Enter the Montar
The Montar Air Qi Car Mount (let’s just call it “Montar” from now on) holds phones up to 6” and easily holds the G4 and the S7E securely in place. Unlike the 3-coil Choetec, the Montar only has a single wireless charging coil, so you need to make sure that it lines up with the Qi receiver in your phone. No worries, the bottom supports are adjustable - set them once and you can just pop in your phone and squeeze the “arms” to hold it in place. To remove the phone you simply push a button on the top of the Montar and both arms pop out instantly - unlike the Choetec where you push a button and both arms slooowly slide out about 1½mm and then you have to pull them the rest of the way. Oh, and very much unlike any other mount I’ve tried, the suction cup on the Montar actually manages to get a grip on my dashboard, even if it cheats a little. A circular 3M pad is included that you can stick on your dashboard, giving the suction cup a perfectly even surface to grip. How well does it work? My car has been parked in direct sunlight, spent the night in temperatures below zero AND had its windshield replaced (not even kidding) without the Montar going anywhere. There is a ball joint between the suction cup mount and the phone holder, so you can adjust it to your liking and it’ll hold that position. Overall, I’m having a hard time findind any faults with the “mount” part of the Montar and it does what it says on the box: Holds your phone or phablet securely in place.

Charging
Now that the phone is securely in place, it’s going to need some power. Luckily, the Montar has you covered. There’s a microUSB socket on the bottom where you can connect the included 12V adapter (plugs into your standard 12V cigarette lighter outlet). The included charger is, well, included. It feels a bit too cheaply made compared to the rest of the Montar and will happily light up your car at night, using a blue LED. It works, it pumps enough amperage to utilise “fast wireless” charging, but the cable feels like it’ll break if you look at it too hard. I chose to use my Anker QC 2.0 charger instead, with a quality microUSB cable and hid it all behind the centre console so there’s only about 10cm of wire actually visible in the car. It’s cool that the Montar uses standard microUSB so you can use your own power supply. It’s not cool that the included power supply makes you feel like you have to.

Once the Montar is hooked up and the power is flowing, pop in your phone and go. Does it pump enough power wirelessly to the phone? Why yes, yes it does! During my morning commute, in beautiful sunshine with my S7E having it’s 5.5” 2560x1400 AMOLED display set to auto brightness, I fired up Google Maps, asked for directions to work and then instructed Spotify to stream Mumford & Son’s “Wilder Mind” album in “extreme” quality (320kbps, which apparently qualifies as “extreme”). I started out with 96% battery on my phone and arrived at work 20 minutes later, fully charged - without having to plug a cable into my phone. I finally have an easy-to-use charger that will not only keep up with the power drain from GPS and music streaming, but actually charge my phone while I’m using it! The fact that it also looks good (by car charger standards anyway) is just a bonus.

Verdict
A universal car mount and charger has two functions: Hold your phone and charge it. It sounds deceptively simple, but the Montar is the first one I’ve tried that actually does both things well. If you’re looking for a car mount and your phone supports (fast) wireless charging, look no further. The only downside is the price, but to be fair it is quite a bit better than the cheaper options out there. However, to take the sting out of it, and as a reward for reading this far, Winnergear were so kind as to provide the coupon code SORENSIIM - apply it at checkout and get 20% off when ordering straight from http://www.winnergear.com.
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I came up with one myself using n60 neodymium Quantum tachyon magnet washers and ball gun chromium spiracles and what have you. Strongest ever.
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Q: When using a Microplane to grate it, how much parmesan should I add to my pasta?

A: How much parmesan do you have? 
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All of it, and whatever you can borrow from the neighbors.
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Dear +Google Play
Maybe one day you could get around to letting us delete old devices from this list? 
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+Malthe Høj-Sunesen damn... Good thing I didn't press it.
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You need this in your life.
Replace your boring old alarm clock with THE ROCK CLOCK, 25 non-snoozable alarms by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

iOS version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-rock-clock/id958796099?ls=1&mt=8

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Most use there. Phone tables. There not old 
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Wooo, new book day! #Devops all the things! 
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