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I've been using this machine as my main axe lately. Fairly maxed out it came in at around ~$1300

The machine hardware is really great; very stable and very fast. Especially compared to a similar Mac. The Ubuntu Linux install works very well, too; plus it's supported. 

But the build quality and overall fit and finish of the laptop is terrible. I've been using a Mac for years now and I'm trying to wean myself away from Apple products but there is just no comparison. I think next time I may buy a Mac and install Ubuntu on it. 

I hate this state of affairs, really! But Apple makes better hardware and the price differential is negligible when you consider I can walk into any Apple store and get something serviced on the spot (often for free), whereas with this product I cannot. You almost need two of these to compare, and then your trackpad feels like you're swinging a hammer to strike a bell to use it.

https://system76.com/laptops/galago
The Galago UltraPro is thin and lightweight, more powerful than an Ultrabook, and has a beautiful 14-inch IPS display. System76 laptops are custom-built to run Ubuntu flawlessly.
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+Chris Schumann I haven't done the VMs / Vagrant thing yet but I will soon.
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JBQ nails why the Greek Crisis  was caused by a flaw the financial structure of the Eurozone https://plus.google.com/+JeanBaptisteQueru/posts/CPB9bwHqsfn
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I totally agree. Most Americans who go on and on about "socialism == evil" don't have a clue how, for example, Minnesota pays for the Dakotas with the amount of money they send to the federal government versus how much they receive.

http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/
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Oh no. Am I going to be forced into learning Go when I actually do not like the language?
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To be clear, I am strongly defending Go's goals, and not as much defending Go or claiming that it is fully achieving those goals. I don't fully agree with the Go designers' estimation of what is and is not suitable for a language with those goals. But I'm not convinced there's any other language out there right now which fulfills Go's worthy goals better.
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"In software development I’ve never [found that with enough cash you can do anything]. You have to prioritize." http://bit.ly/1eTxzzD
Steve Jobs had a well documented 2008 tirade where he fired the MobileMe leadership team for their terrible product rollout. A good quote: "Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do? So wh...
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Yeah I was impressed too. The axiom was something I believed instinctively but had never heard verbalized before.
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Two-factor auth completely stopped working. What have you done, Google?
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Yeah if you aren't aware of a move of the Authenticator it will seem like it's totally broken.
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Will Greece exit the Eurozone and become the first sovereign economy to mark to Bitcoin?
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Yeah. It makes you think though.
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Kubernetes is the armed truce of cloud computing. It gives people the idea that they can exquisitely control the entire stack while simultaneously giving them the illusion that they can orchestrate their own cloud. In reality the amount of fooling around you’ll do to your stack before you’re out of business will prevent you from getting burned by thinking you have the same infrastructure that Google has when it comes time to orchestrate your Kubernetes-powered cloud.

Step 1: get your business idea to run on App Engine

Step 2: migrate to App Engine Managed VMs if you need more computational space per instance and specialty library support

Step 3: once you got this far you’re allowed to think about Kubernetes and Docker.

Everyone thinks they need to go straight to step 3. It’s kind of silly.

If you have a legacy app you want to put in the cloud, how have you orchestrated it till now? A replicating database cluster with custom load balancers, sprinkle a few firewalls here and there with another custom cluster of web servers with their own bespoke config for load balancing? Very heterogenous. Typically the kind of orchestration you want for those you can't easily do with Kubernetes anyway so step 3 is almost like starting over regardless.
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OMG I just discovered lein-try how did I live without this?
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The last motorcycle (Frankenbike) drives of into the sunset. Sold to a railway signaling tech in Belle Plain.
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It is indeed. When I take it out of its case it says to me in its quiet, alien voice "may the force be with you".
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You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
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Excellent work. However they're swamped in the summer and it can be almost impossible get an appointment. Sometimes it can take a month or more to get your bike back but the work is solid. I had a bike that had its entire front end redone (hit a 9-point buck at 50 mph) several years ago. Ran beautifully ever since.
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Marc L from Uptown did a great job explaining to me my options, how I could be more frugal and telling me what the risks are of postponing a repair. I never felt pressured or scared into making a decision. I felt like he was honestly concerned with helping me make the best choices I could given the budget I have. He didn't hide or spin what he thought of the some of the plumbing situation I was in, both financially and risk-wise which made me feel I could trust him. I think we will continue to use Uptown and will ask for Marc specifically if he's available for the foreseeable future.
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Awesome Peruvian-skewed cuisine! Bare bones decor, but has an awkward grace to it anyway. Very reasonable prices. My new favorite place.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Owner could use a course in customer service but the store is well outfitted for urban needs. Employees are knowledgeable and friendly.
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