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Alison Chaiken
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"The storms pushed Northern California’s rain totals to twice what they normally are at this point in the wet season, and the statewide snowpack to 161 percent of average for the date."
The federal government’s Drought Monitor on Thursday pronounced 42 percent of California drought-free, affirming an astonishing recovery from a half-decade-long dry spell that will mean a lot more water to go around in coming years. While neither federal nor state officials are suggesting California’s water woes are over, restrictions that have squeezed cities and farms, while prompting higher water rates and often greater costs of doing busines...
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Tonight's show
Best line: "Don't send me an email; send me a female!"
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good old Crabshaw!
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The real question is . . . . does it work with emacs?
What can I tell you about the 20 hours I spent running through primeval forests, chasing down a saber-toothed tiger? I can tell you that it was different for me than it was for the vast majority of...
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+Tariq Kamal well yes, but since I work on Linux for DAYJOB, I know that the part you quote is necessary but not sufficient.

+Yuri Khan thanks for the quantitative response.   I eagerly await the practical immersive Linux experience of the future!   I'magine how glaring 'visual bell' would be.   I guess I'll need a second init.el version for the Glyph2.
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this machine, is where vi is developed. The monitor is capable of displaying 80×24 chars
http://xahlee.info/kbd/vt100_terminal.html
the glorious VT 100, introduced in 1978. DEC VT100 terminal 2013-08-30 7ea01a58 DEC VT100 terminal. 〔photo by Jason Scott https://www.flickr.com/photos/54568729@N00/9636183501 © 〕 2776×2464. It's got 80×24 characters screen. DEC VT100 terminal 2013-08-30 44908 DEC VT100 terminal.
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You won't believe it, but I have one of those in my cellar. I never could push myself to throw it away. I had this connected to my Amiga as a debugging console for some time.

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The triumph of the mighty, mighty emacs is now inevitable, given that We will be the last to give up our desktop machines.
The PC industry has been declining for years, but it just hit a big milestone. PC shipments have now declined for 5 years in a row, with between 260 and 270 million machines shipped during 2016...
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I support Muslim immigration into the United States, and I vote.
Across the country, more and more towns have used local zoning laws as barriers to new mosques and Islamic schools, underscoring what civil rights advocates say is a growing wave of intolerance.
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Here's a conversation that has haunted me for years:

"Why did you go to Vietnam?"
"Because you sent me."

If Muslims are treated badly in the U.S., it's not because I agreed to it. I disagree, and I will continue saying so at every opportunity.
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The photo identifies the image as Android, and perhaps is implying that it's malware. Indeed, the image is small, but I'm pretty sure that's MeeGo-IVI.
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+Gregory P. Smith hmm, I may in fact have had a Xoom for some project or other, but usually I had Android on them for as along as it took to type "sudo fdisk /dev/sda"
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I've picked my Windows 10 security package!   It's called Jessie.
Paid security protection software has its advantages, but some services guard your system free.
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Oh yeah most of people here in the community do have the same issue with that name or Microsoft or Micro$hit.
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  • Mentor Embedded Software Division
    void *, present
    Linux, automotive, and automotive Linux, yeah
  • Open Mobile World Wide
    minimum viable product, 2011
  • Nokia Mobility Solutions
    software engineer
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    accelerator engineer babysitter
  • HP Labs
    least publishable unit
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
    landmine janitor
  • Naval Research Lab
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neat tool of the day: |
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Surprised that I haven't seen something like this already, but rdis looks like it could be useful for a number of things. Depends on quite a

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Safe as Milk » Blog Archive » PlayTerm
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PlayTerm. November 27, 2012 10:55 am Dave Neary General, marketing. Via Simon Phipps, I discovered PlayTerm this morning. You can record and

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Arduino Talk (with robotic shark) Wednesday night at SVLUG. [Linux controlled Air Swimmers flying robotic shark] I got a request from SVLUG

[Phoronix] Imagination Publishes 28k Lines Of Linux Kernel Code
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gPodder/QML development version 2012-06-03
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For the "All episodes" view, we now show the cover art as icon, so it's easy to identify which podcast an episode belongs to. bugs.gpodder.o

new printer
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I love Richard Stallman's often recounted printer story, and as a long time user of a Free software desktop (exclusively for nearly 15 y

Sock Doping: UCI Bans Knee Socks | Fit Chick | Bicycling.com
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In the face of the UCI's high-sock ban, Selene celebrates the unconstrained world of triathlon clothing.

Counting to four
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The recent FOSS hubbub-in-a-teapot has Linus Torvalds ranting about security -- again (remember the "masturbating monkeys"?). The rant deals

The Loss of Winning: Keeping Cycling and Racing Fun | Fit Chick | Bicycl...
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Bicycling magazine's Fit Chick writes about keeping her cycling and racing fun, and not succumbing to the pressure of winning and getting re

Fight SAD & the Winter Blues With Cycling | Fit Chick | Bicycling.com
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Selene Fit Chick Yeager uses cycling to battle depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and short daylight in the winter.

Smartphones more desirable than cars for growing number of teens
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It used to be the case that getting your driver's license and eventually the keys to your first car were major milestones on the path to ind