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Journal: The Macbook Pro 5

Journal by stoolpigeon

I am getting more used to my Apple Laptop.

It still makes me crazy when I need to hook it to external displays. I wanted to show a video to some friends the other night and thought I would just connect the mac to my tv via hdmi. Couldn't get it to work. Crazy. I just switched to my PC that is always connected and downloaded the video there.

+ - Linus Torvalds Want to Dominate the Desktop->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Linux is everywhere or is it? At the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next. Torvalds didn't hesitate with his reply.

"I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

Torvalds doesn't see the desktop as being a kernel problem at this point either, but rather one about infrastructure. While not ready to declare a 'Year of the Linux Desktop' he does expect that to happen — one day."
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Journal: Rant: Untrusted Data from the Source 4

Journal by Chacham

While trying to load test data, we found duplicates (based on the unique key) in the provided file. So, the BA (English is not her first language) asked them:

Does the test file present valid business scenarios?

The response

Comment: heh (Score 1) 2

by stoolpigeon (#47695283) Attached to: Guardians of the Galaxy short review

You mention the length of trailers and what not. Noticed this when I was home in the US this summer. Here in Hungary it's a lot nicer. I reserved our seats in the morning, on-line. We showed up about half an hour before show time to buy them. Then we hung out at a book store and toy store in the mall for a little bit and went into the theater about 10 minutes before the movie started. We took our seats, watched 3 trailers maybe and the film started. Really nice.

When I took my son to see the new Transformers I don't think it started until well beyond 30 minutes after the listed showtime. It was a long movie and much later than I anticipated when we left. Not the end of the world, but annoying.

The only downside, and this is just for us, is that we have limited options to see the film in English and there was no straight original version. Dubbed or subbed and the subtitles were unfortunately distracting a few times when the chosen shots put actors at the bottom of the screen. All 3d showings were dubbed so that was out as well, but we prefer 2d anyway.

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Journal: Guardians of the Galaxy 1

Journal by stoolpigeon

Took my family to see Guardians of the Galaxy last night. I had only heard good stuff about it and it was a fun movie. What's funny is I thought it was pretty good while my wife and kids thought it was amazing. My son kept going on about it and my wife said she wanted to go watch it again. Usually with a film like this it would be the other way around and I'd be the one who was more enthusiastic. Funny.

Comment: "more than a year" = "immediately"? (Score 1) 174

by SuperBanana (#47686511) Attached to: Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

There's a problem and they're handling it immediately and responsibly,

Uh, these drivetrain failures have been happening for at least a year. Google around and you'll see reports of failures around early 2013.

Edmund's Tesla has had the drive unit replaced FOUR times since they bought it last year.

+ - Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "If a child who's simply very active is mistakenly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they can end up on pharmaceuticals such as Ritalin unnecessarily. The problem is, it can be quite difficult to determine if someone actually has ADHD, and misdiagnoses are common. Now, however, researchers from Tel Aviv University have announced that analyzing a patient's eye movements may be the key."
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Comment: Yes, for repeater modules. 3000-4000VDC (Score 2) 103

Transatlantic fiber optic cables have repeater modules spaced along the cable to re-boost/time optical signals. They're powered off several thousand volts DC; 3k-4k.

(for example. There are also some cool youtube videos on this subject, I believe.)

Comment: Re:I quit buying Samsung (Score 1) 220

I've moved to Mac on the PC side - but I really don't care for iOS so I'm using Android for my mobile devices.

And honestly having a Mac presents its own issues - but you are right, for what I've mentioned they are pretty good. Just wish the quality of their software was higher or open. I put up with Linux warts because it is open. Apple on the other hand, it's just choosing a lesser set of issues.

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