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I was fairly disappointed I had to make this Ansible filter last night- all it does is exclude object properties with undefined/empty values. It lets me have a full, flush object structure, but defaults for each property be empty, and if so empty, not end up being defined at all. If `omit` (the undefined of Ansible) properly omitted itself during a to_json filter, all would be well, but Ansible doesn't seem to have any way to un-define a property what-so-ever.
https://github.com/rektide/compfuzor/blob/master/library/filter_plugins/ignore_empty.py

I had a ton of different attempts to work out something similar without writing my own filter. My memory isn't great but I think I had some reject filters that worked, and had some interesting object generators that I thought would work, but ultimately I kept ending up with more generators and perhaps it was just me but I didn't see any way to reconstitute them, and I kept ending up with weird magic strings for values.
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Hey, look what's coming to town! I like this infinitely more than flying delivery drones, an idea which for all but the truly remote places needs to buzz right off!
http://www.recode.net/2016/9/22/13018370/robots-autonomous-starship-delivery-ground
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GRON "Make JSON Greppable"
Really waiting for this one to save my bacon. It suggests to me a lot. Newline delimited JSON is very popular, but with something like Gron, there can be a concatenative stream against a global state. After all these years of trying to hone in on what a json patch could or ought be, after collaborative JSON editing, after JSON Operational Transforms, the idea that the best way to express and serialize literals and perhaps their changes might be assignment expressions... it didn't seem likely, but Gron seems compelling, well beyond being an human-accessibility hack for the data-structure we all know/love/have-to-use. There's a lot of reactive, log-oriented, inverted-database think going on, and what goes on to the line is a natural second question, one that Gron- to me- brings new light to.
https://github.com/tomnomnom/gron
gron - Make JSON greppable!
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Nearing a 5GHz overclock on the stock cooler- if true, most impressive. Nice seeing the MHz finally creeping up again, after a long long post Pentium 4 winter.
http://wccftech.com/amd-a12-9800-apu-overclock-record-am4-platform/
AMD's flagship Bristol Ridge APU, the A12-9800 has been overclocked to a 4.8 GHz on air, using the latest ASUS Octopus AM4 board.
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The twisted thing about Microsoft Signature Edition and it's locking out Linux is that there could very well be justifiable technical reasons for it. Perhaps perhaps perhaps: it's not about blocking Linux, it's about blocking the predatory nasty vicious vendors from loading the consumer hardware they sell with subterfuge that sits in BIOS and bootware.

Lenovo's never ending parade of selling machines loaded with ever more devious ways of installing bloatware and adware has mandated a response from MS (whose product-image has been egregiously, harmfully diluted). All choice, all freedom, the very general purpose nature of the PC itself, had to be truncated and reduced to prevent the consumer electronics giant's pervasive and ongoing systematic abuse. Linux got caught in the crossfire of device makers making their devices junk.

That's a huge load of speculation, and we still have yet to understand and come to terms with what really is happening, but there is a huge firestorm- this story got picked up way faster and with way more torches and pitchforks than I expected- and whether we get any explanation at all, or perhaps more likely, simply get changes, fixes from MS- flush with Windows Subsystem for Linux success and general open source camaraderie- who desperately wants to wipe some of this massive banana cream pie off their face. I hope. Maybe it was a connived crafty scheme, the giant is a two faced no good piece of shit who after years of carefully promoting a healthy, consumer usable, responsible, powerful Secure Boot atop UEFI, has given up and turned dark side. I hope this is not the onslaught.

i really really hope Microsoft hasn't- as this thread purports- launched their worst onslaught yet against Linux.
https://twitter.com/rektide/status/778483657434501120
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That was fast- +Matthew Garrett is reporting this is just the Intel RAID driver not being disable-able, and not being recognized by Linux. There were some hints of this in the Reddit thread, but no one locked onto it/put it together. The completely new platform Intel has introduced and is struggling to get towards seems to blame.
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Tesla battery hacker wk057 has put those cells to use building his own Powerwall system, but 19x the size (191kWh). Which is a couple hours, with the inverters' rated 63kW draw! Also rocking some solar to charge it. I am super super curious to know what he did for interfacing- is the Tesla BMS gone? How did he attach leads? Appears to have two packs in series, for 12s74p, ~48v, each pack-set feeding an inverter. Not sure how the 17 solar chargers work to provide power in.
http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-hacker-off-grid-solar-home-batteries/

More photos,
http://skie.net/uploads/solarpublic/
Jason Hughes, white hat hacker who’s perhaps best known as the man who leaked Tesla’s plans for a P100D a half year ahead of the company’s actual announcement, has revealed photos of his impressive Tesla battery powered compound in North Carolina. The 4,500 square-foot home utilizes 102 commercial-grade solar panels to capture energy from the sun which then gets […]
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If "Andromeda" Android+ChromeOS is real, and drm_hwcompser+wayland is the platform, I would be infinitely excited. Reveman confirmed that the ChromeOS Wayland compsitor would have no problems running normal Linux programs. So not only would we have a platform for Android + ChromeOS, but progress on that platform, those graphics drivers would advance the common good, and the platform could, for those with a circuit bending outlook, mix a lot of the really good freedesktop work.
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Chrome about to ship the only possible way to see which input device fired an event. Good that it's possible (again, after once being removed, iirc), but this one specific capability I'd really like to see in UI Events.
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/m/#!topic/blink-dev/UY1EfjaGF_E
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2014OctDec/0060.html
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Ton of people found out they are Twitter blocked by AlterConf, which which is a conference and cause I believe many of them support. It was a bit of a mystery, but this seems like one of the more plausible explanations:
@rem @brianleroux me too. my best guess is it’s because we all follow a certain former Mozilla CEO on twitter.
https://twitter.com/sintaxi/status/779030560534519809

Doesn't feel great being blocked here. More infantry caught up in increasingly mechanized culture wars! I fully believe in the causes of AlterConf, but the ways that we build to moderate others and secure ourselves is itself a thing requiring care and consideration, can itself rapidly tend towards control and authoritarianism and abuse. Make love, not war!

There's a long scope that real cultural victory requires, and many of the immediate things we do win battles, repel attacks, can be things that lose the culture war.
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I subscribe to some automated block lists (but not the one that AlterConf uses). Until now it's been fine (AFAIK), but at some point the automation will probably block someone that I didn't want to block.

That's unfortunate, but for me the alternative was to leave Twitter. I get a lot out of Twitter, but in many ways its a toxic environment. As a rich white guy living outside the US I don't have to worry much about doxing, gender-based abuse, threats of violence etc. for others its not a safe space and they can't really take part in it.

So if I'm using a space to network that is effectively unavailable to many people, that feels uncomfortably like doing business in the sauna, the golf club or the masonic lodge. Effectively it is locking out people with less privilege than me by choosing venues that they are excluded from.

My ideal would be to network on Clean-Twitter, a fictional version of Twitter where the abuse doesn't take place. Since that doesn't exist, the principled thing might be to leave Twitter, but I enjoy it too much for that. My compromise is to join blocklists, which puts me in a large subset of Twitter that hopefully resembles Clean-Twitter, and which is accessible to others who want to join the blocklists. I don't know how to measure how that works, but as I say, so far I'm not aware of anyone it has blocked that I wanted to interact with.
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Starting to make it through XDG Livestream. drm_hwcomposer talk for using Linux's DRM subsystem to power ChromeOS is a great fun walk deep into some mad science, right off the bat. The big reveal is about a minute after the bookmarked time, when they talk about what hardware computer 2's API is and how drm_hwcomposer will be able to change to match. Uhh, wow. Wonder if that'll bring a sizable performance boost?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PflCyiULO4#t=1h13m
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possible/likely Andromeda tech in this thread! now that it looks simple, sane, let the merging begin. yaay semi-real Linux!
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Cool that this is happening. Valve definitely gave the impression that they were going to try to make Lighthouse an open and accessible platform to people when they first started talking about it. It's taking quite the team effort of projects to get support for this hardware going! (Article mentions OpenHMD Vive driver, LighthouseRedox, & ourvr!) Good job diving into this. Hopefully Valve eventually starts to open the Lighthouse platform & welcomes hardware and software devs in. It would've been so grand if they'd been able to bring out that original vision, of opening up VR tech.
http://www.vronlinux.com/articles/collabora-is-analyzing-vives-lighthouse-signals.26
A complete VR experience requires positional tracking. The Vive provides this ability using its two base stations. Analyzing the signals sent by these laser emitters has long been uncharted territory in the free and open-source software (FOSS) community, but Collabora has recently made ...
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In 2016 we look to the Northstar. For whatever reason, everything awesome this year is named Polaris.

GPU's have finally got their first non-ancient fabrication tech going- AMD dropped Polaris, doing an amazing job delivering $180-$280 graphics cards. We'd been on 28nm since February 2012, yikes; Polaris takes us to 14nm and introduced normal CPU things like Adaptive Voltage and Frequency Scaling, and adds hardware scheduling for async compute, better memory compression, and speculative instruction prefetch. GPU's are suddenly modern again, more than brute powerhouses.

Samsung just announced their new consumer SSDs, the 960 Pro and EVO, powered by Polaris, which is believed to be a 5-core ARM controller. 48-layer RAM stacks abound. Very interestingly, the raw stats between the Pro and EVO are subtle- EVO comes in smaller sizes/Pro bigger, but IOPS, Throughput, and Endurance are all somewhere very roughly in the same league (+0%, +15%, +100%). That said the 850 Pro has the legacy of being an indefatigable beast of a drive that appears- for nearly all uses- to be effectively immortal and unkillable. They shipped with 10 year warranties- the new Pro only 5! Here's the 840 Pro making it to 2 petabytes written- that's the reputation, the mantle of the Samsung Pro drive, and hopefully it deservedly continues.
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

2016, year of Polaris!
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For comparison with the legendary Pro SSDs, Intels new low-end SSD the 600p series has pitiful endurance (72TB written vs 200 for the EVO) and after it hits this metric it disables itself.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-ssd-endurance-600p-mwi,32731.html
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