Monday, April 30, 2012

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With a low of 26 C and a high of 31 C
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Friday, April 27, 2012

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the auto-incorrect changed it to gigabytes or wapo editors think carpathia 's hosting a couple of thumbdrives?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/lawyers-meet-to-decide-fate-of-megaupload-data-judge-ordered-talks-to-settle-dispute/2012/04/25/gIQA4vKWhT_story.html?

this is why journalism in the printed newspaper,salaried journalist sense is not worth a single cent more than what i get from a blog or any other source. its simply not better than the free alternatives.

and i believe actually that for every economist, there must also be a register.

yes i love the stob column.

update:

see http://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-launches-high-end-server-174554162.html

""Soon we will have more than 10 million vehicles connected and that will lead us to 1 terabyte of data volume per day," said Mario Muller, BMW vice president of IT infrastructure.(Reporting By Noel Randewich; Editing by Tim Dobbyn and Mark Porter)"

and compare to:
http://www.telecoms.com/43319/only-connect-m2m-the-cloud-and-big-data/

"One petabyte a day: That’s how much data BMW’s Connected Drive cars will generate by 2017 reckons BMW Group IT infrastructure chief Mario Müller."

surely the cars now all already generating more than 100kb of data a day , no?

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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I dunno if he just ruined a kid's life, hur hur..









"Everyone you know looks the same and acts the same," I explained. "They may dress differently from each other or belong to different crowds, but they're all the same. Hipsters, brainiacs, jocks, so-called 'geeks' -- they're all so caught up with not being left out that they're changing who they are to fit in with whoever it is that will accept them.
"When you show up and you're not like that, it scares them," I continued. "They don't know what to do with you, because they have no idea what it's like to think for themselves. So they try to make YOU feel like the loser, because there's more of them doing what they're doing than there are of you. In such a small group of small minds, the nail that sticks up gets hammered down.
"To them, you are weird," I said. "But weird is good. No, screw that -- weird is great! Being weird to someone just proves that you are being you, which is the most important thing you can ever be. There's nothing wrong with you. There's something wrong with them. They can't understand what it's like to be themselves, much less what it's like to be you."
He smiled a little. "You really think that?" he asked.
I laughed. "Dude, look at me!" I said. "I'm 300 pounds of ex-football player covered in cartoon and comic book tattoos, who builds websites and tours the world talking to people about his anime cel collection. Trust me, I know all about being weird."
He shrugged and said "It just sucks, you know?"
"Oh, I know," I said with a smile. "And here's the little bit of bad news -- It's gonna suck for a little while longer. But one day, you'll get out of school and go somewhere besides the small town you're in and you're going to discover that there are groups of people just like you -- not that they do what you do or act how you act, but that they refused to change who they are to fit in, and that makes them just like you. And when you find them, you're finally going to feel at home.
"It might be college, or it might be visiting another city. Hell, it might even be on the internet. But at some point you're going to find them. And it's going to be great."
He smiled. "That would be awesome," he said.
"It WILL be awesome!" I replied. "But until then, it's going to be lonely and frustrating. You're going to do stupid things thinking it's going to impress them or change their opinion of you, and it won't, and you're going to get sad. Just know that it does end. It ends the day you realize that you never wanted to be them in the first place, because they are losers. They lost the battle to be themselves. You're the winner."
I paused for a second, because it had just occurred to me that, at some point during my little motivational speech, his parents had walked up and were waiting a short distance behind him. I presumed it was to give him enough space to let the conversation be his own, but I knew they had heard me, because when I looked at them, they both nodded and smiled.
So I put the cap on the whole thing. "And I know your parents are right there, but I'm going to say it anyway: Fuck. Them."

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Monday, April 23, 2012

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Without the black mollies it looks like this..

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Friday, April 20, 2012

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With a low of 26 C and a high of 31 C
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Scattered Thunderstorms on April 21, 2012 at 09:00AM!
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Autismate

When Jonathan Izak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, he decided to put his new degree in Computer Science to very good use. In an effort to help his 10-year old autistic brother Oriel communicate and learn new tasks, he developed a new iPad app called Autismate to try and simplify the process.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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any use?

teachers could get their kids to play here:
http://www.mathplayground.com/balance_scales.html

i'm wondering if this is any useful:
http://www.mhonarc.org/MHonArc/doc/mhonarc.html

and whether this is any relevant:
http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=13926
quoth George Orwell,

Any writer or journalist who wants to retain his (sic) integrity finds himself (sic) thwarted by the general drift of society rather than by active persecution. The sort of things that are working against him are the concentration of the press in the hands of a few rich men, the grip of monopoly on radio and the films, the unwillingness of the public to spend money on books, making it necessary for nearly every writer to earn part of his living by hackwork, the encroachment of official bodies like the M.O.I. and the British Council, which help the writer to keep alive but also waste his time and dictate his opinions, and the continuous war atmosphere of the past ten years, whose distorting effects no one has been able to escape. Everything in our age conspires to turn the writer, and every other kind of artist as well, into a minor official, working on themes handed down from above and never telling what seems to him the whole of the truth.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

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the problem is USA influences the world too much

whats wrong with copyrights..
A jury awarded textbook publisher John Wiley & Sons $600,000 after deciding that math graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng infringed on the company's copyrights.
the book is already,properly, legally paid-for in Thailand. did they as book buyers in Thailand agree to not selling the book to anyone outside of their country? what happened to that first sale doctrine of theirs?

whats wrong with education..
A glossary of definitions (Appendix C) is provided for test item writers to indicate the level of understanding expected of fifth grade students. Included in that list is the following definition:

Predator—An organism that obtains nutrients from other organisms.

too much democracy, too little education? what happened to "and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education."


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With a low of 25 C and a high of 31 C
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Engineering



Is electrical engineering following in the glorious footsteps of software? Second weekend of operations and power trip takes out the building essentially. Some shops have power, some aisles are lit, may not be same area. Some of the air conditioning is out too.
This was preceded by a recurring fire alarm. Which was shut off with some difficulty, with an announcement that it was a false positive.
Barring external temperatures wouldn't the electrical load for a mall with a skating rink be fairly constant? Wouldn't the mall have been open for a couple of months already, for the tenants to prep for operations n for operations to be tested? Malls don't believe in redundant systems? Wouldn't electricity uptime be fairly important now that most shops depend on electronic pos?
I mean. I dunno. But i got a suspicion that wiring buildings is a solved problem. That's all.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

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how would email look like without outlook, thunderbird or claws?

http://fluent.io/ , http://asana.com/product , http://www.streak.com/ , http://www.nimble.com/how-it-works/unified-communications/ or http://www.roockit.com/ ?


a bit off track, but to replace the bogofilter in claws, http://www.boxbe.com/help ?

or opera mail? but ya, its not ff nor chrome...

and one more thing, its totally unrelated but, if u got airport, dun update it, for ipv6 support has been removed..http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/apple-under-fire-backing-ipv6-support-190856?page=0,1&source=rss_networking

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Friday, April 13, 2012

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Scattered Thunderstorms on April 15, 2012 at 09:00AM!
With a low of 25 C and a high of 31 C
From http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/SNXX0006_f.html

coming soon, for Precise Pangolin...

i vaguely remember reading somewhere that ubuntu server is overtaking centos deployments.. and i think this is one of the hints...http://www.crazyengineers.com/canonical-metal-as-a-service-maas-tool-to-launch-with-ubuntu-12-04-beta-2-2029/

um, yea, if u were going to do ubuntu server , u could perhaps consider, instead of eucalyptus, this..
http://www.gogrid.com/cloud-hosting/cloud-servers.php#pricing

and yea, yet another storage+collaboration thing with a bit of FREE!
https://360.autodesk.com/Landing/Index

teaches, tutors and lecturers! finally!

fb! 25mb files! for classes!
http://newsroom.fb.com/Announcements/Introducing-Groups-for-Schools-144.aspx

in other news, yet another free 5gb...
http://www.idrive.com/pricing.htm
and yet another!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Logmein Cubby beta
whats happening? is there a conspiracy to price consumers out of physical hdds and sway them towards the cloudy storages?

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

weird backup/sync scenarios

http://syncoco.sourceforge.net/wordpress/?page_id=11
off line sync tool...

http://triplyx.sourceforge.net/
another one of those 'something like raid' schemes...

http://sharefast.sourceforge.net/#system
this one not backup actually, but a document/collaboration/workflow system..maybe tokyo u actually uses it...

why i like the register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/12/us_states_ebook_suit_for_cash/
plain reporting, and Verity Stob!!!*

i also like the inquirer, but this is not a terribly good example of their writing..this is just news...
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2166763/red-hat-releases-storage-beta

but yea, couldn't the newspapers all write a bit more like these 2?

* sample:

The woes of Techdom

  1. And it came to pass that the seasons rose and fell, and financial crisis waned while new financial crisis waxed, and the Kimjongilia flower did wither and fade on the vine.
  2. But misfortune struck the code cutters of Java, who were still on their never-ending pilgrimage to the land of Lambda, whence other pilgrims had long since been and gone and shrunk the T-shirt.
  3. And they awakened one morning to discover that they no longer worshipped the Sun god, but now did owe their allegiance unto the Mighty Beard. Bummer.
  4. But the Sharpers of Dotnet were also troubled, especially the cult of Silver Light. And they looked fearfully upon the antics of the high priest of the Softies, saying: What the blazes doth Fester think he playeth at?
  5. However, the Sharpers were laughing compared with the fate of the tribe of Flashinites. For the departed god Steve had cursed them with a great curse.
  6. And He had stationed a cherubim with a flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the store of apps, and banished them from the sweet money orchards of Cupertino.
  7. Wherefore the king of the Flashinites, that is called Adobe, did consider hard and long.
  8. Yeah, he considered for longer than it taketh a Dellish machine to reboot with yet another Acrobat upgrade.
  9. Then, when he had finished thinking, Adobe did ungird his loins. And he did conceal the sword of resistance into the scabbard of abrupt capitulation, and the shield of technical leadership into the cupboard-under-the-stairs of user base abandonment.
  10. Yet even the Æsthetes, that art the disciples which loveth the Jesus phone the most, were discontent.
  11. Wherefore the language of the Æsthetes was Æbjective C.
  12. And this Æbjective C is about as æsthetic as the secret mouldy side of the last orange in the bowl, that one discovereth abruptly when one taketh it up.
  13. Yet the Æsthetes admitted this not.
  14. And so it went on, among all the tribes and cults and sects in the land of developers, there flourished the stinking weed of discontent.
  15. And every geek that micturateth against the wall was baffled and afraid.

From: http://dimsumthinking.com/2012/04/10/when-will-i-ever-use-this/

//excerpt from dim sum thinking...

My daughter has been taking band since fifth grade. At her school they have music every day. In the high school they begin the year with marching band and then audition and split into five smaller bands. They play an array of interesting music and, in my opinion, play well beyond their years. Their top band was the only band in regionals to receive the top marking from the judges.

Of the three hundred kids taking band this year, a handful will continue in music or music education beyond college. Most of the rest will never pick up their instrument again. Most will say “I used to play trumpet (or flute, or …).”

The marching band plays at half-time of the football games. The football program has well over a hundred kids on the teams if you count varsity, junior varsity, and the freshman team. The team is not very good. Two years ago we only saw one victory. Last year they won a couple of games and almost won a couple more.

Some of the students will play in college. It would be very unusual for any of them to play beyond college.

The band kids and the football kids never ask their teachers and coaches, “when will I ever use this”.

Never.

Both sets of kids have to show up in August two weeks before the school year begins to prepare for the season. Families cut their vacations short so that their kids can spend all day out in the heat of the summer working hard at something they’ll never use in life.

Never.

And yet they come into my math class and raise their hand half-way through my demonstration of the mean value theorem to ask me when they will ever use this. They want me to justify that I’m not wasting their time.

I never mind answering this question.

Never.

It allows me to give them a glimpse into the beauty that I see when I play with mathematics. To me math is a game. We have a set of rules and we take turns playing this game. When the rules change — say we relax that fifth postulate so that a line can have no parallel lines through a given point — we are playing a different game.

The reason for learning mathematics should never be restricted to how it will help us do something else.

Never.

The hard part is that math is so darned useful. There is math everywhere. It’s easy for us to think about learning the math we need to do science or economics.

A recent blog post questioned why so much of the math we learn is continuous as opposed to discrete. We should learn more discrete math, but we shouldn’t ignore the continuous. The continuous describes a lot of the world we live in.

We pour a cup of coffee and it is 180 degrees F. When we remember to drink it is is cold. Blech. It dropped 120 degrees while we weren’t looking. It didn’t drop suddenly. It followed Newton’s Law of Cooling. It’s kind of cool that the temperature of the coffee at any given time is roughly governed by a law that only describes the rate at which the liquid cools......


//the original, full article is at http://dimsumthinking.com/2012/04/10/when-will-i-ever-use-this/

// lockhart's lament is here: http://www.maa.org/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf

// absolutely unrelated, but this is pretty cute https://github.com/sbeckeriv/ruby-resignation-letter/blob/master/resignation.rb

Umbrella tomolo!

Scattered Thunderstorms on April 14, 2012 at 09:00AM!
With a low of 25 C and a high of 31 C
From http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/SNXX0006_f.html

if u could map a (s)ftp folder as a drive, then...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/?source=directory

http://www.qtdtools.de/page.php?seite=0&sub=0&lang=en

http://folderraid.weebly.com/

curiously, there is no "cloud" provider calling itself "skycron" or "skykron"...

and other (un)related stuffs..
http://snapraid.sourceforge.net/compare.html
http://clamsentinel.sourceforge.net/

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Umbrella tomolo!

Scattered Thunderstorms on April 13, 2012 at 09:00AM!
With a low of 25 C and a high of 31 C
From http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/SNXX0006_f.html

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the more techy stuff today..


MObile SHell..
like ssh but??

and this copperegg thingy..free for 2 machines!
um. very nice?

me too!

https://filetrek.com/pricing/

5gb free, 50mb filesize limit is not enticing at all. why would i even waste time trying it out? box is giving 50gb, dropbox is famous, and if i got time i go figure out how to use skydrive's 25gb. heck, even sugarsync is more famous. they too, giving 5gb. or u could collude among your friends to get more dropbox space with cross referrals.

and if i need to do it myself, i'd owncloud or sparkleshare. or buy a tonido or similiar plug if that floats my boat.

so why? why do you exist?

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