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+Lee Roche​, I just snorted. Thanks a lot. :D
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Happy 148th birthday Canada!
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I always have night shift (kids today apparently can't stay awake all night, so the old buggers have to). As for relaxing; I'm on duty, volunteering to make sure everyone else has fun.
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Geekscapes 2015: Six Month Mega Album
Over 175 Images Inside!

Behold wonders that span time, space, and genre! From deep space to elemental dragons and everything between. All the artwork is sourced to the original artists, so please share this and give them some love! Thanks to all the folks who have been supporting these posts for almost two years. You all rock!

Download Over 400 Geekscapes From 2014!
Click Here: http://bit.ly/2014gsotd .
#scifi #fantasy #artwork #deviantart
#gsotd #gsotd2015 #gsotduber
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I like this as art and fashion. Simple and elegant.

(Though the girls are too skinny. Really, I want to feed them)
 
This is so gorgeous. What a fabulous idea 😊 #Art #Fashion 
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I'm having a nerd moment
 
I can give you 10 reasons to use this keyboard.
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It's little endian..
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Having a bit of a nostalgia blast at the moment.
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My Fortnight as a Mac Fanboy

OK, the title is a little on the link-bait side. I wasn’t so much a fanboy as a dedicated Mac user for two weeks without even looking at a Windows machine. Why would I do such a thing? Simple, I hate Windows 8. I have used every Microsoft operating system since MS DOS 3.3, but I just cannot endure Mr. Sinofski’s design aesthetic since he supported putting that ribbon on MS Office. You are welcome to that design if you like it, but I find it as intuitive and pleasing as a barf salad.

Everything was perfect, sunshine, and rainbows, right? Well there were a few things that I did notice that shocked me, and would prevent me from becoming a true Apple Fanboy. The first of these revelations is that Apple users are very patient; Yosemite is SLOW. Before you get out the torches and pitchforks, try Mac hardware with a spinning drive and it is obvious that an equivalent Windows 7 machine running similar basic software is much faster (compare Apples to apples if you will). Mac used to be faster, but it seems that the battle of the bloat has come to a new winner.

Also, it might have been true that Mac OS was once far more stable than Windows, but it isn’t now; I had more crashes from a clean Mac Mini as my seasoned Windows 7 machine over a comparable 2 week period. And then there is the customizing issue; you can only do what Apple will let you do – period. I researched how to set up for a unique use case and heard, “Why would you do that? You are supposed to do it this way. Macs don’t do that.” That might sound reasonable in print, but actually hearing it sounded like something a Stepford wife might say.

Now I do have to be fair, Apple has a lot of things going for it. Mac’s lack of an obvious registry is something that Microsoft really needs to steal. The included apps are decent enough for anyone to get started doing amazing things (with the exception of iTunes, but that is a monster on any platform). Apple hardware is high quality, power efficient, and is so easy to re-image that one might believe that Apple actually cares about its customer experience. Overall, Mac is a real contender if you don’t like Microsoft’s direction and can tolerate some seemingly arbitrary restrictions. Or we can wait and see if Windows 10 sucks less.

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5 years is the maximum that LTS can run, if you happen to deploy in the same month as a release. Five years is nothing, in some applications. I know of Debian systems over twice that age and still up-to-date. Admittedly that's not always a concern though, as you say.

Debian's "stable" branch makes Ubuntu look like Windows ME (Ubuntu is based on 'unstable'). It might be a bit behind on software versions, but you can build a server, put it on a remote Antarctic island and not worry about ever having to go near it again (I know someone who did that - server is still going strong)

Admittedly I am old school though. I was a debian fan before ubuntu even existed.

And thanks to you too. It's always a pleasure to nerd out a bit about software stuff. :)
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So what would a #Ford  bike cost? How durable are these wonderful bikes? Is it just going to be an option on a new car? They have some interesting, new ideas, but I can't help but wonder if you would be able to get parts for the bike outside of the Ford dealer that might actually carry them. 

I've wanted a portable bike that I could easily put in the back of a car for decades. Current folding bikes are usually very heavy and not made for larger people (over 6' or 200lbs). If nothing else, I hope this idea inspires others to think outside of the traditional bike.
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+Gianmario Scotti That ultrasonic sensor is an amazing idea. I can't believe I haven't heard anyone add that to a bike (or make an accessory) before.

Definitely never had problems with steel spoked wheels. (BTW: really getting to love the cruiser style bike, though not the brake).
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Even John Steed is gone now? Who will we call when he is needed.

Farewell  Patrick Macnee, you made me want a bowler hat (still do)
 
he didn't need a gun.

he used his wits, and superiour athleticism to defeat his enemy.  he exuded charm, and elegance.... a person you wanted to be.  a person you wanted to know.

a person we'll very much miss.

rest well, patrick macnee.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33279566
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Help a stranded artist out?
 
So, today this happened. 7.5 miles from home. It was a long walk back..

At a minimum it's a new set of dérailleurs (the hanger got all tangled up in the front one after it had bounced around the rear wheel a bit, smashing up spokes), new cables, a new chain and a new rear wheel. My bank balance is currently in single figures, which is going to make repair/replacement rather tricky.

I'm not asking for charity because hey - "fancy bike is busted" is pretty much a first world problem - but I am asking that if you had been considering buying something of mine, this might be an amazingly useful time to do so. I also have a whole new range of stuff (currently only one design online but the rest are coming soon) which I think is pretty awesome. They're made to order and each one is different: http://shinium.eu/item.php?id=236625482

If you fancy clicking 'reshare' on this post, that would make my day. You know I think you're all amazing already, right?
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Volunteer medic for a decade, brushed up with 2 tornadoes and pandemic response, taught hundreds of people first aid, and continually try to help others.
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