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Francis Turner
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Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune moment.
Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune moment.

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+Eric Raymond - a classic example of how closed source ends up screwing the buyer (home automation IOT in this case) - see the wonderfully helpful website at revolv.com for just how screwed this is

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One important before step. Think about where you live and how survivable it is for a quake and the aftermath. E.g. When was the building built (under what code). Avoid landfill, high rise buildings (unless you like the idea of climbing stairs carrying water), likely tsunami or landslide vulnerable points etc.

Not always possible, but there's usually a way to improve your chance of survival by picking the right location vs one not far away that will be a deathtrap

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The new diverse of Linux, ToleranUX, by the FSF - that is the Feminist Software Foundation

"The concept of separate privileges for separate users is outdated, obsolete, and dangerously feudal for our modern society. Multi-user operating systems may have served its purpose in history, but it is time to shed off the past and stand on The Correct Side of History — it is time for a Truly Equal OS, it is time for a Time-Sharing OS to share resources fairly.
To this end ToleranUX shall implement an environment where administrative privileges are strictly prohibited. Gone is the superuser — all users are now equal in privilege. In traditional systems this manoeuvre would cause mayhem as there will be no protection against malicious users abusing their power and privileges. To combat this, ToleranUX implements a pan-kernel daemon that checks the privilege of every user during every kernel tick to ensure that no privilege abuse is done. In fact, the only operation that a user can do with their privilege is to check it, ensuring that no societal power abuse can ever be possible."

wondering if there is an HTTP (S) page that will give me the current UTC time in some known format. I'm trying to identify situations where NTP hasn't worked for some reason and thus the computer's time is wrong. Ideally as plain text but I'm good with parsing HTML if I must

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Ah yes the bizarreness of JAL - a special KFC breakfast at 30,000 ft over the Pacific
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So G+ informed me I had a bunch of photos I could share with my circles. I wonder which one I should choose?
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Is having another go with G+, look sliek more people I know are also here than were before

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Today's gray trail run. One thing I like about the Runkeeper Android app is it integrates photos with the map (+Kevin Pulliam +Alex Swavely ). Of course some photos and smartphone cameras are better than others...
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