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So yesterday I joked around about how Google+ didn't recognize that my new profile picture had a face in it. But after further investigation I've discovered that every single photo I tested the system with is declared faceless. 

Here are some of the people that, per G+, have unrecognizable faces: Barrack Obama, Carl Sagan, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Michael Jordan, and Winston Churchill. 

Total face recognition failure, G+. You should be ashamed. I mean seriously, I pick the sitting President's official portrait and you tell me that it doesn't have a face in it and you're not sure people will recognize it. Boo. 
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My laptop kept cycling its fan every 20-30 seconds. Super annoying. I found a solution that doesn't just keep the fan from arbitrarily cycling but actually keeps my laptop cool to the touch. 

Courtesy of user 1upac n the NotebookReview forums: 

" I found, under control panel go to Hardware Settings > power options > change plan settings > change advanced plan settings. Then under Processor Power Management change maximum state to anything lower than 100% (I just have mine at 50% but I dont think it really matters) From what I have read this should stop your CPU from going to TurboBoost GHz meaning you should get lower overall temps unless doing heavy stuff, i.e. your regular browsing and whatnot shouldn't cause fan to go off. Keep in mind if you want to do heavier stuff like game or vid edits I would make a seperate power plan for that and have cpu maximums set at 100% for optimum performance. 

I am now getting consistently about 5-10C less heat and the fan goes off much less frequently now. I am guessing that 55C is the sweet spot for fans to start kicking in. Before doing this I was seeing temps of ~54-60 with laptop on desk, now I am getting around 50 average with it on my lap!"

This trick worked so well on my aluminum-body Vizio laptop that the palm rests are actually chilly to the touch. 
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Every day I say "Today is the day I keep the tabs under control. I don't need 70+ tabs open across three monitors". 

Annnnd every day is the day I fail at that task. I think I'm simply going to resign myself to the state of affairs. Tabs-all-the-way-down is just how I work, baby. 
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It's called parallel processing, human-brain-stylee!
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I was really pleased with how this project turned out. I ironed out the kinks for you, people... you just need to load it up on your Pi! =) 
 
Tired of your PC being tied up running BitTorrent? You can use a cheap Raspberry Pi for the task instead.
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Hello Jason,
I was trying to get an alternative to Transmission on my Pi as it is not downloading at all since the beginning. I'm not sure if it's because I'm behind Fastweb's network (although I requested and obtained a public, static IP address) but googling the whole afternoon I turned up by giving a try to Deluge, then I found this guide.

But I have encountered a problem... I'm stuck at the console stage, when giving "config -s allow_remote True" i get the "Not connected to a daemon, please use the connect command first" error.

Searched the net the whole evening but didn't find a solution...

Any idea? :/
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For the first time since I started using web browsers nearly twenty years ago... I did the unthinkable. I went through all my bookmarks and verified/purged/organized every last one of them. 

Now, instead of a mess of years old and poorly labeled bookmarks, I have only functional daily-use bookmarks in my web browser. If I'm not using it as part of my daily/weekly workflow it's not in my bookmarks file.

All the outdated bookmarks have been purged, all the saved articles and guides have been shuttled over to Evernote and properly stored away for later reference. The best part about shuttling all these guides and such to Evernote is that if the sites go under I still have the guides safe and sound in my virtual file cabinet. 

Feel good, man.

#decluttering   #bookmarks   #evernote   #productivity  
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I could do that... but that's one more system to tend to (and inevitably deal with going under and exporting my stuff out of it). 

Historically I've used bookmarks for only two reasons: shortcuts for frequently used web apps and as a catch all for interesting stuff/read it later articles. By paring down my bookmarks to just web apps and shuttling all the stuff that I want to read later into Evernote I've totally decluttered my browser and actually given all those saved-article-links a chance at becoming read-article-links. 
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It was brilliantly sunny out an hour ago and my little Raspberry Pi weather station was lit up bright blue with the promise of precipitation. 

"Hmmm. I wonder if it's malfunctioning? There isn't a single cloud in the sky. Surely it won't rain or snow today." 

An hour later, certainly as punishment for my doubt, the snow was whipping past the windows sideways

Lesson learned. Trust the Pi. 

#raspberrypi   #raspi   #diyproject   #weather  
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The Pi knows! :P
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"Are you sure people will recognize you in this photo? It doesn't seem to have a face in it." 

Come on now, Google. I know I'm Irish-level-translucent, but I've got a face. 
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Lil off topic, but just read your contrast between 32 bit and 64 bit systems and was plesently informed.
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I forgot how much I hate April Fool's Day on the Internet until it's here. I'm chest deep in RSS feed rubbish. 
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Oh no.... :( Most of the stuff that I have seen actually turned up in my Twitter feed...
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USA! USA! US.... but seriously, this is ridiculous. 
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David Allen's contribution to global productivity isn't as much his manifesto Getting Things Done as the extended conversation GTD created. 

GTD got us all talking about productivity in a new way. Thousands (if not tens of thousands) of blog posts picked the system apart, offered variations on it, suggested better alternatives for different professions and personality types. People claimed they were GTDing or not GTDing and had very strong opinions about it. People built apps to support it, built apps to support the next best thing that turned GTD on its head, built apps that echoed core tenets of the system. 

Anyone writing, reading, or even thinking about productivity today is living that experience in a post-GTD world where ideas like ubiquitous capture and next actions are completely embedded in the language and discourse of productivity. 

#gettingthingdone   #gtd   #productivity  
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Troll Windows Defender: Startles you with an ominous sounding alert triggered by the legitimate software you installed. 
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maybe it is malware...trojans usually hide themselves as legitimate software..dont take it for granted
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After years of clinging to the old school everything-goes-in-an-actual-folder mentality while using Evernote I got sick of the clutter and embraced using tags with a simple set of folders to dump all my notes in. 

It was like a religious experience. An unburdened mind. Minimalism. Sweet, sweet organization for as far as the eye can see. I have seen the light. 

#evernote   #organization   #zen  
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But the experience would be terrible on a Chromebook or Linux. Bleh!
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