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Trevor Johns
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There's a DNA PCR lab-in-a-box on Kickstarter. It's expensive, but the science geek in me wants this so badly.

I've always been kinda bitter that the AP Bio crowd got to do a DNA electrophoresis lab in high school, and I missed out on that. :P

I need a new router for my parents' place. The SkyDog router I have now is apparently acting as an open DNS resolver, and the company's been bought out and no longer producing new firmware.

What do folks recommend? I need something that (a) has good remote management, for family tech support, (b) I can easily walk my mom through setup over the phone with, and (c) runs reliably -- ideally never needing a manual reset due to flakey firmware.

OnHub is one option, but I've heard mixed reviews. Somebody else was suggesting Almond+. Any others, or first-hand experience?

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I can't wait to see how Android developers end up using the Fingerprint API. The way it interacts with the Keystore API makes it really versatile.
New in Android Samples: Authenticating to remote servers using the Fingerprint API

Nobody likes typing in passwords, especially on mobile phones. But we’ve got the cure for the password blues in this week’s Android samples release.

Join us as we take a deep dive into Android 6.0’s new support for fingerprint sensors (like Nexus Imprint). We’ll show you how the Fingerprint API interacts with the system’s hardware keystore and how you can add secure fingerprint authentication to your app’s client- or server-side code.

#Marshmallow

http://goo.gl/vGVIVX

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Outside of work, how do folks do word processing? Does anybody still bother with LaTeX, or has everyone just moved to Google Docs (esp. for things that don't involve math)?

Just a random question out of curiosity. I posted the same thing at the office to compare responses.
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Google Docs. The modern choice.
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LaTeX. Because I love Computer Modern.
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Microsoft Word. The industry standard.
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Apple Pages. I bleed six colors.
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Who still prints things?

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Last night’s networking projects: rate limiting my guest VLAN and applying a traffic shaping policy to tame bandwidth hungry computers.

I love my Mikrotik router, but definitely need a manual to figure out how to use it. More switches than an airplane!
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It's starting! Looking forward to Google I/O tomorrow!
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Dear #LazyPlus... I need to get a new pair of headphones for gaming at home. Do I go with the (wired) Astro A40s which include a cool desktop knob-thingy, or the (wireless) A50s and avoid extra cables?

On one hand, the A50 is dependent on an internal battery, which needs to be recharged and will eventually fail.

On the other hand, the A40 requires an optical connection for surround sound, whereas the A50 can do surround sound with a self-contained USB dongle.

Decisions...
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Astro A40 (Wired)
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I'm almost tempted to get a +Ubiquiti Networks VoIP phone (which runs Android), load Hangouts Dialer on it, and just use it as a desktop extension for Google Voice. I wonder how well it'd work?

(Bonus points if I could figure out how to wire it up to my doorbell so it rings and gives me a video feed when the pizza delivery guy comes by.)
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Hello from Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The current radiation weather is 0.185 µSv/h.

Taken at the Koriyama train station earlier today. Kinda a unique sight to see a Geiger counter on public display, so I figured I'd share it.
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Purchased a Japanese SIM card for my phone. It came with a free origami paper crane. (I'm totally serious.)

On a related note, its exciting that you can use an ordinary LTE phone in Japan now. Refreshing change of pace compared to the old W-CDMA network that's used nowhere else in the world.
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