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Nice article about the Fermi Paradox, if you want to feel vaguely unsettled when you're staring up into the cold blackness of space
Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone—but we've never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why.
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Sounds far too familiar.
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Explains why the Ask toolbar is always present on PCs I'm asked to look at. Particularly nasty practice, as far as I'm concerned.
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A good list of useful Mac OS apps here - worth looking through.
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I'm still really pleased that the Raspberry Pi is such a success - even if I haven't done anything meaningful with mine yet :)
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I do hope Amazon add decent page-turning buttons to the touch-based Kindles.
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Kindle paperwhite will be appearing near me v soon, but I will miss page buttons
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I am so glad I resisted pressure from Intel engineers to let /dev/random rely only on the RDRAND instruction.   To quote from the article below:

"By this year, the Sigint Enabling Project had found ways inside some of the encryption chips that scramble information for businesses and governments, either by working with chipmakers to insert back doors...."

Relying solely on the hardware random number generator which is using an implementation sealed inside a chip which is impossible to audit is a BAD idea.
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I agree strongly with Carmack's push for 60fps - seen too many poor console-to-PC ports where they thought 30fps was acceptable on a high-spec machine.
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DaisyDisk is very handy for finding wasted space on your Mac hard drive - recommended.
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Might be of interest to some folk; I certainly prefer mechanical keyboards but haven't yet felt the need to go for an ergonomic design.
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Had a quick look - nicely laid out and very readable on an iPhone. Will be interested to see the quality of the content.
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Gah. No android version. I'd pay
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