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posted by sysrpl on Monday July 20, 2020 2:57 AM
Christopher Barnatt, the man behind the Youtube channel Explaining Computers, has switched to using Linux as his full time operating system. This comes after Microsoft has removed Windows 7 support and Windows 10 was packed with privacy invading programs.

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News
posted by sysrpl on Tuesday June 30, 2020 8:34 PM
Today in my county there was a hearing open to the public about rules for mask requirements. After listening to the public comments for a while I had to just turn off the live stream. Everyone speaking against wearing masks was either being too dishonest or stupid to the point of being painful to watch.

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News
posted by sysrpl on Tuesday April 7, 2020 5:44 AM
Some in our national media and politicians would have you believe their messaging with regards to the Coronavirus has always been serious and factual in nature.

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Art
posted by sysrpl on Tuesday September 3, 2019 11:27 AM
Here is a video composite of hurricane Dorian using high resolution satellite imagery. The video was put together using stills from the new NOAA GOES-16 satellite put into operation in 2017.

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Business
posted by sysrpl on Thursday June 6, 2019 10:22 AM
A buyer returned a laptop I sold them loosely placed in a cardboard box. Now it is physically broken in several places. Did they break it and packed it poorly on return conceal that fact, or are they oblivious to common logic as to how to pack and ship a weighty piece of fragile electronics?

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Programming
posted by sysrpl on Sunday April 21, 2019 10:52 PM
I've been tinkering with building electronics and have needed to fabricate a few parts. A few days ago I found OpenSCAD and as a programmer I love the idea of doing solid object modeling using purely source code to define 3D shapes. OpenSCAD is fairly limited by itself, but if it doesn't do something you can always program it to do what you want. Here is a small OpenSCAD module to render rounded boxes.

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Politics
posted by sysrpl on Friday April 19, 2019 11:58 AM
I've been waiting for the Muller report to find one single fact. Who asked Michael Flynn to call the Russian ambassador and negotiate no retaliation in response to the Obama administration imposing new sanctions on Russia?

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Games
posted by sysrpl on Monday February 25, 2019 11:12 AM
Have a look at this project I am working on. I'm using Kinect motion and 3D scanning sensors to track the position and orientation of peoples faces. Then I use that information to change the camera perspective in virtual pinball table simulators to make it seem as if the flat image has real depth.

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