Friday, May 30, 2014

C2 Post 1863 This Is The Wrong Time to have the drippy-sneezes -- The Wrong Time!








At Least it didn't happen when Bob and Ann (and Chuck, Thea 

and Nerenya) were in SoCal for a quick visit...











But once they left, it swooped down on me like Feliciano's



Turkey Buzzard.  How I hate that song...

 

On so Many Levels.












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Thursday, May 29, 2014

MC2 Post 1862 Apple Cuts Purchase Price of Beats








From:  http://nypost.com
 





Apple’s biggest deal in its history just got a little cheaper.
The tech titan is expected to announce its acquisition of Beats Electronics this week — at the slightly reduced price of $3 billion, The Post has learned.

 
A report in the Financial Times earlier this month tipping the deal put the price at $3.2 billion.





 





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Steve Ballmer Said To Offer $1.8 Billion 
For Los Angeles Clippers

 


Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person familiar with Ballmer’s interest in the NBA team. Ballmer, who retired as Microsoft’s CEO four months ago, has a net worth of $20 billion. Another source, with intimate knowledge of the bids that Rochelle Sterling has thus far received for the basketball team, said offers have come in between $1 billion and $2 billion and that the Ballmer package is strong.

 








 

Link:   http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2014/05/29/steve-ballmer-said-to-offer-1-8-billion-for-los-angeles-clippers/


 

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RHEL 7 Technical Preview Video






RHEL 7 is shaping up to have the biggest incremental change ever... From file systems, boot loader to daemon control and desktop manager - administrators will have their hands full when making the transition. In this 90 min webinar, an unnamed QA trainer will take you through Content: Roadmap; Boot with GRUB2; Kernel and hardware support; Daemon and service control with systemd; Working with XFS file-system; Languages and database; Virtualisation. ®
 


The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded 
at QA's Tech Week in April

2014. No registration is required to watch the recordings.



 


Link:   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/28/rhel_7_new_release_preview_webinar/


 


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 You Can learn a lot looking at the pro's working with Linux

and their checking of the sub-system, for example:
what the versions of the programs you are working with
and how to find out quickly from the command line...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MC2 Post 1861 Tips for How to quickly charge your phone’s Battery ---













And  TABLETS Too!


 





From:  http://www.gadgetsinnepal.com.np

 




1:   Turn your phone off while charging:

2:   Don’t charge using your laptops or computer’s USB port:

3:   Avoid using low-quality chargers:

4:   Use More powerful chargers:





 





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Monday, May 26, 2014

MC2 Post 1860 Google Getting into the Massive Cloud Warehousing with Linux






From: The Linux Foundation Web Page:

 


New Linux Foundation Members Advance Massively Scalable,

Secure Infrastructure
 



By linuxfoundationblank - May 19, 2014 - 3:27am 





CoreOS, Cumulus Networks and Rackspace Drive Linux Innovation With Modern Internet and Cloud Computing   



 

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Linux for Massive Server Deployments


 

CoreOS enables warehouse-scale computing on top of a minimal, modern operating system.





From:   https://coreos.com/


 


CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. We've implemented them correctly so you don't have to endure the slow, learn-as-you-go infrastructure building process.

 

CoreOS can run on your existing hardware or on most cloud providers. Clustering works across platforms, making it easy to migrate parts of your gear over to CoreOS, or to switch cloud providers while running CoreOS.



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Sunday, May 25, 2014

MC2 Post 1859 Can You Hear the Music --- That's Google Doing Project TANGO






Google reportedly building Project Tango Tablets
that can see the world around them.
 

4,000 prototype tablets will have 7-inch screen 
                                   
with a range of sensors that can take


a quarter of a million readings, every second.



Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D


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will be One of the Freebies given away 
to developers at Google I/O in June.

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From:  http://www.theverge.com


 



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Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
 



Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might 
use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, 
gaming, and more.


Google reportedly is developing a 7-inch tablet that incorporates Project Tango, the company's experimental 3D space modelling technology.

The company plans to make about 4,000 Project Tango-enabled tablets starting next month, according to The Wall Street Journal, equipped with a set of sensors and electronics similar to those in its Project Tango phones: a depth sensor, two cameras, gyroscopes, orientation sensors, and a vision-processing system.



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Thursday, May 22, 2014

MC2 Post 1858 Reconnecting to the ISEE-3 Sun-Earth Explorer 3






That we sent on a wild Goose Chase in



1985 and 1986




A hardy little spacecraft is about to come home after an incredibly long journey and an unexpected mission it had not been built for. As it flies by Earth next month, scientists will have a brief window to attempt to communicate with the vintage NASA craft and put it back to work on its original mission.


 
Because of a tight budget, NASA couldn’t muster the resources to make this revival happen. So, a group of citizen scientists stepped forward to take on the challenge. Yesterday, NASA officially endorsed the group, known as the the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, and signed a space act agreement giving it the go ahead to try to bring back to life a mission that started during the Carter Administration.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MC2 Post 1858 The Atlas Challenge Contest to Find the Higgs






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It's Just Programming.

Wingman.
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I came to know through a social network (I have many colleagues as friends there, and they usually post more 
useful stuff than cute kittens) that ATLAS has launched a very intriguing competition. One you can participate to, 
if you have some programming skills; no knowledge of 
particle physics is needed.



From:  http://www.science20.com


 



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and here (part 5)





 


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From:  http://www.science20.com/quantum_diaries_survivor/higgs_live_blogging_6_cms_seminar-91746

 

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Don't Pass GO to Get Started. 

 
(heh, heh just kidding.........)


 



Go starting kit

 




Go is a statically-typed programming language (like C/C++) with concurrency builtins to ease coding.

The kit provided here (courtesy of S├ębastien Binet, LAL) is the simplest one using Go and nothing else (heavily based on the simplest python kit). It makes a simple window selection on just one variable.



 




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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MC2 Post 1857 It's Been Over 30 years and We Still Play the Same Games




Users can play with the doodle version of the Rubik's Cube on Google's homepage today. Screengrab: WIRED

 



How Google Built Its 3-D Interactive Rubik’s Cube Doodle



 




From:   http://www.wired.com


 


Google launched one of its coolest doodles yet: a 3-D interactive Rubik’s Cube.

Built thanks to advances in CSS and a few smart design tricks, it’s one of the most challenging doodles the company has done so far. It’s also one of the most well-timed. May 19—5/19—honors the roughly 519 quintillion possible configurations of the iconic puzzle.

In the 14 years since Google began posting them, doodles have celebrated everything from cultural milestones to significant inventions. Two years ago music lovers went nuts when the company posted a fully-playable Moog doodle, and in 2010 videogame fans got a chance to enjoy a round of Pac-Man on the Google homepage to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary.

 




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Thursday, May 15, 2014

MC2 Post 1856 The Real George Goes Old School in word processors






Recently on Conan, George R.R. Martin

Drops a Bombshell.

 


George R.R. Martin Writes on a DOS-Based Word Processor  

From the 1980s




From:  http://www.slate.com

 



George R.R. Martin knows what's up. He's been writing science fiction and fantasy for decades, so he's not going to waste time trying to get Microsoft Word to understand that the House of Targaryen and cities like Qohor and Asshai are all things he means to type. In an interview with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday he laid it all out. "I hate spell-check, yes," he said.

And his late-’80s software of choice is the classic word processor 

WordStar 4.0.

4.0 was the second WordStar version to work on DOS, but was a rewrite of 3.0, which had been directly ported to DOS from CP/M. Martin says that to this day it fulfills his every writing need.


 



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Digital Public Library of America on FLOSS Weekly 

with 

Randal Schwartz and Dan Lynch.

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Mark A. Matienzo is the Director of Technology for the Digital Public Library of America, Mark Breedlove is the Technical Specialist for the Digital Public Library of America.

Guest: Mark A. Matienzo and Mark Breedlove
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The Last Question Randall asks his quests is:

"Which Text Editor do You use to write code:  

EMACS or VI ?"

Note: Randall has been writing books 

on PERL for 25+ years.
   
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VI and/or VIM (Vi improved ) page:
 
 
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Monday, May 12, 2014

MC2 Post 1855 Nobel-winning chemist’s inspiring career is a Nobel-winning (molecular) close-up










and a Google Doodle


 






From:   http://www.washingtonpost.com


 




IF YOU were studying the scientific structure and makeup of a world-class chemist — what elements and environments are optimal, and in what alchemy of nature and nurture — you could learn a lot considering the life and pioneering career of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin.





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 My Skullcandy headphones was good enough 
to crank 'Full Spectrum Sound',
for my HP Compaq Desktop window's computer, but it was time for a refresh especially since my 
"third pair" of ear buds for my Nexus Tablet was no where 

near the Skullcandy's FSS sound.

 

Bummer!

 

Soooooo, while Linda was shopping in the ladies dept.  

I headed over to Electronics.

Go figure ;).



 




There I found my New Nakamichi's.  

And viola, 

they found a new home.



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Nakamichi Over the Ear Headphones at Amazon.
 


 











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Why Oh Why do web sites insist on using 

'Old School Flash' to play video clips ???
 

Apple famously gave 'flash

the bum's rush Years Ago.
 



Wake Up Internet!




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