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from Daring Fireball Seb Lee-Delisle recreated the vintage Asteroids coin-op game using lasers, and the result is glorious. Great video from Matt Parker.  ★ 

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When Angela Merkel meets with Donald Trump on Friday, she won’t just be representing Germany. She’ll be bringing all the hopes and anxieties of an anxious continent—one whose fears have been stoked by the fervor sweeping from Amsterdam to Rome, Paris to Berlin. via Pocket

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Nautilus http://ift.tt/1cvmPhT

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RT @dudleystorey: A website style guide for the entire U.S. government: cc @smashingmag

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A handy list of things that you’re going to need to catch up on. Buck up, because it won’t be easy. A re you still reeling in shock at the presidential election…

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This is one of the most grippingly candid startup stories I've read. "Keep showing up and it will get better."

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OpenEMR is a Free and Open Source electronic health records and medical practice management application

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You’ll often see instructions for creating and using disk images on Unix systems making use of the dd command. This is a strange program of obscure provenance that somehow, still manages to survive in the 21st century. Actually, using dd is almost never necessary, and due to its highly nonstandard syntax is usually just an easy way to mess things up. For instance, you’ll see instructions like this asking you to run commands like: # Obscure dd version dd if=image.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M Guess what? This is exactly equivalent to a regular shell pipeline using cat and shell redirection: # Equivalent cat version cat image.iso >/dev/sdb That weird bs=4M argument in the dd version isn’t actually doing anything special—all it’s doing is instructing the dd command to use a 4 MB buffer size while copying. But who cares? Why not just let the command figure out the right buffer size automatically?

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RT @TheRegister: UPDATE: Google has had a bit of a rethink about its Google Home ads…

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kinda weird when my discourse analysis class intersects with the latest AI news about bots

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So a company that makes watches is going to build an OS? From scratch? I'll get the popcorn. 🍿#iot #wearabkes

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Window management on the Mac is good, but not great. Magnet makes it SO much better. My review:

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nothing ruins a good story like clicking on it

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Hey, so I have put up 500 Apple II items from a 1980s Apple floppy collector, and here's my thoughts on that.

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Palantir enables immigration agents to access information from the CIA by @spencerwoodman

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via xkcd.com https://xkcd.com/

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The world's first linear algebra book with fully interactive figures.

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