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Please also read the comments on this article and help people understand why this is wrong. The general public don't seem to understand License terms at all, so without education many of Makerbot's customers will simply not understand or care what all this 'fuss' is all about. 
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Everyone needs to see this.
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A neat article about some changes happening with Arduino.
 
"Over the span of three months, 42 million visits to the Arduino website came from recurring users -- the die-hard makers. Arduino interpreted that figure as an opportunity to morph its site into the ultimate maker's clubhouse. Now, after hundreds of commits to their website, Arduino.cc is a social experience. The new model even allows for translation of tutorials into other languages."

"Oliveiro and Banzi understood that beyond just making Arduino profiles more 'social,' the big change would come from a reward system. Now, a maker can make a percentage of the sales their tutorial generates. This will attract users to post their content online versus other sites like Instructables because tutorials posted on Arduino measure the click-through purchases and reward the original curators."
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Just to make sure that the issue of privacy doesn't drop off the radar, I wanted to share an article that I like.  It's a good read and has lots of good thoughts about how surveillance and democracy might be incompatible.  
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This place has some of the best Thai food I've ever had. In our group, we ordered the chicken satay, roasted pork, lamb chops, and I had the duck. The food was just amazing. Their menu is much better than the standard faire of noodles and curry. I would absolutely recommend that you come here if you are in the area.
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Penn Jillette is one of my favorite libertarians.
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Ars has some good writers, and I like the fact that they're not afraid to take a stab at complicated subjects.  Here's a good take on how colleges are suffering by not having a good vision of what they need to do.
Universities come with a mythical mission. But they don't fulfill it.
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"Yes, teaching at most universities is no different from open mic night at your local pub. You might occasionally get someone with the voice of an angel. But mostly you get Nickelback."  Truth
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This is the right time of year for bonfires.
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I'm glad that more places are starting to spread the idea that using biometric data as a password is a bad idea.  I always keep referring people to this blog post:
http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2013/10/fingerprints-are-user-names-not.html

Read it for comparison to the article below.
 
"A fingerprint’s greatest strength—its uniqueness—is also its greatest weakness. And once it’s compromised, you’ll never get it back." Why fingerprint security is not the future: http://pops.ci/MlJ58n
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Gah. Why can't library of words transfer to new phones. :/
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So here's a good story. I'm flying home from Charleston, SC and the mayor, who is finishing his 10th and final term in office, is offered to skip the security line. He declines. I have no idea what his politics are because this is not my town, but I have to give him mad respect for that simple act. He went on to have a conversation about security wait times and how the construction going on is supposed to help that. 
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No, I respect his decision to not use the powers of his office to distance himself from the problems his constituents have no choice but to face. My rants about the evils of the police state are kept to more private venues.
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Holy crap! Quadcopter ghosts!  That's freaking epic!
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Use it to deliver treats to kids when they come to the door - or chase them down the street with it. Bwah ha ha!
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We came down here on a work errand and ended up eating at Nicks. The view from the patio was amazing. I had the pecan encrusted mahi-mahi. It was fantastic. My sides were the Gouda grits and mashed potatoes. All the food was cooked well and seasoned to perfection. The pecans on the mahi were slightly sweet, and the crust was very light. The grits were just slightly peppery, which I really enjoyed. The potatoes were mashed red potatoes, which are my favorite. We ate here on a Monday night and the place was deserted. The service was just a little slow. I don't know why this place isn't packed based on the quality of the food we got tonight. I would absolutely come here again.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
The food at this place was very bland and although all the dishes had familiar names, they did not for the most part taste like one would suspect. I would overall call the food quite bad. The food looked to have been sitting in the bins for quite a long time, very much picked over, and the staff did not seem to have any interest in refilling them. To add insult to injury, as we were finishing up our meal, the staff brought out fresh cooked food and a hot plate full of steaming rice and started eating. It really drove home the point that the food on the buffet was not something worth eating.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
We went in a party of eight for a friend's birthday. The place looks nice, and the service was good. It was overall, a nice place with a good atmosphere. My complaints are mostly about the food. Some of the food we had was amazing. Some of it was terrible. Overall, I have to rate it poorly on that account. Some foods that were outstanding: the smoked gouda grits, the fire roasted corn. Other members in our party got the fish special and raved about it. The bread was good, and paired well with the flavored butter that it came with. Some things that were not good: three of us tried the macaroni and cheese, and it was unanimously disliked. The Caesar salad was done in with a big splash of presentation that made it decidedly less palatable to me. It used hole leaves from romaine hearts, each drizzled with a slight amount of their Caesar dressing. There was one crouton, off to the side. The Parmesan cheese was melted into a disk that was placed on the salad. It was tough to cut and eat with the salad. Overall, it was just more work than it was worth. My wife and I both ordered medium-rare steaks, but different cuts. I got the bone-in "cowgirl" cut, which was on special, and my wife ordered one from the menu. My wife's steak was cooked to her liking, but apparently not seasoned at all. This may appeal to the steak purists out there, but we prefer a little flavor. She opted not to finish it. My steak, on the other hand, was absolutely terrible. First, it was woefully undercooked. I'd call it seared, rather than rare. It was still very cool and dark purple in the center. The cut itself was a bad one, and not worth the premium price I paid. It was full of gristle and fat. And just like my wife's steak, it was entirely unseasoned. Taken all together, I think I'd pass on eating here again. If you're going, I'd suggest staying away from the steaks and try something else.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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This is a very nice place to stay in Sasebo, and very close to the Ginza Arcade. That makes it very convenient to lots of shopping and dining, if you're here on leisure. It's about a 15 minute walk from the US Navy base, and the Sasebo train station. They have non-smoking floors, which is a huge plus. The rooms are very large for Japanese hotels, and the beds are characteristically firm. There was a room for an extra chair and table in the room, which was nice. There was wired internet available for free in the room. Overall, it was very clean and a pleasant place to stay. The real winner, though, is the service. The desk staff seemed to mostly be very capable with English, and extraordinarily helpful. They helped us find great restaurants, and, when we were checking out, they even helped us make reservations at our next hotel that didn't have English speaking clerks. They get a gold star for service.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
My tikka masala was amazing, but my wife's vindaloo was a bit too heavy on the vinegar. The service was top notch. Unlike most indian restaurants I've been to, they keep your water glass full here. Definitely a place to eat in orlando.
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