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10/14/2021 1:29:43 PM
Posted By: Test Dude
Topic: Windows
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So, not understanding why (Nor do I agree that) they did it, but they removed the whole right-click menu from the Task Manager in Windows 11. Which was always the way I've opened Task Manager since Windows NT.

10/11/2021 7:18:11 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
Topic: Linux
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You don’t have to throw away your old PCs and laptops. Install a lightweight Linux distro on them and they’re as good as new.  Lightweight distros don’t even have to be used on old hardware. You can install them on some bleeding-edge hardware and get the ultimate performance. Most distros are portable and can run on a Live CD/USB, without a hard drive. Why should you use other OSes full of bloatware and unnecessary stuff when you can use a perfectly fine Linux alternative?

10/9/2021 7:41:55 PM
Topic: Linux
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Windows 11 requires a machine with a TPM 2.0 chip. What if you don't have one? Well, here's a workaround: On Linux, install a TPM emulator and use that to install Windows 11 on KVM/QEMM.

10/6/2021 2:41:21 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
Topic: Linux
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A war is going on in my house. Yes, that’s right. I call it “The War of O.S.’s.” My wife prefers Mac. My son is clan Microsoft. And I come from the foreign land of Linux. However, in recent years, we have called a truce. I don’t bring up why I think Linux is better and they don’t try to sell me on why it’s not. As long as we keep to the treaty, there is peace at the Catron household. Well, maybe it’s not quite that bad.

9/20/2021 10:30:48 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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Beginner's Series to: Blazor | Channel 9 (msdn.com)

8/31/2021 12:12:53 AM
Posted By: Dan Taub
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Cool, this is an awesome feature! However, I've been using "real' visual studio for almost 20 years. And really struggling with the lack of anything visual with it. I keep trying to understand what people mean when they say it's not an ide. I'm sorta old. I grew up in the dos days. [Technically C64 days].) I'm used to typing in complex commands. I once wrote a bbs from scratch in turbo pascal. I'm used to typing in complex commands. In the old days, (you'd grab yer fiddle and dosey doe. Er, umm...)I learned a pure text way of life. But I learned visual studio VISUALLY. Maybe I'm lame but I'm used to visual studio doing a lot of boilerplate for me. Stuff that would take a few seconds of submenu clicking, then on to the actual task I need to complete. Instead with vscore I spend all this time searching, reading, trying, getting frustrated, then going back to regular vs 2019 pro and getting to work. A good editor, but it's about Damn time for a Linux version of the real visual studio!

7/9/2021 11:11:52 AM
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Why something like this isn't built into .NET, I have no idea. But several places I've worked at have had variations on this to make development easier. So here's my implementation of it:

7/6/2021 3:13:52 PM
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Why should you care? Well... Because they can and will be taking away your ability to go to the lawn and garden division and save money.  This is already trickling down into smaller products from other tractors to your cell phones (See apple).  John Deere has argued in court (successfully) that when you buy the machine, you're not buying the machine itself, you're buying an "implied license"..... for $800K+.

7/3/2021 11:38:48 PM
Topic: Humor
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Probably drank a lot of frog water from that well. 🐸 🤢 🐸 

6/26/2021 8:45:44 PM
Posted By: Maria
Topic: Weird stuff
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Interesting facts about frilled coquette

6/25/2021 2:02:43 PM
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This really messes with your perception. The longer you stare at it, the more it seems to move.

6/15/2021 11:43:05 AM
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Phillips just announced that they have a recall on a large number of their devices because the accoustic dampening material inside the device can degrade over time and become cancerous. Any devices manufacturer after April 26, 2021 are safe, but if your device is older than that then you should check the list to see if your device is on the recall list.

6/8/2021 11:27:59 AM
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This was made in 1870, "Bring Up the Dinner, Betsy" by British portrait photographer Harry Pointer and is probably the first humorous cat photo to "go viral" (Back then that meant passing around pictures known then as a Carte de visite (Visiting Card)

6/2/2021 11:36:11 PM
Posted By: Dan Taub
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Times.  Change.  Workers have been told for 20 years that they need to adapt their skillsets or die, and now it's time for managers to do the same.  Have you not realized that your under-40 employees have been socializing "not in person" as often as in-person for the last few decades?  (Especially if you're the type who complains that "these kids won't get off their phones!")  It's 100% possible to have complex, meaningful interactions without being in the same room, and it has been for years.  "Team chat rooms" are much more conducive to a healthy team environment, where you can pay attention or not depending on how many balls you have in the air at once, especially when compared to the office bore who wanders from office to office to find a victim to shoot the shit with.  Want to have a quick chat about issue X?  Fire up the voice chat -- and then share your screen to show your buddy what your issue is.  Need help from more than one person?  Now you don't have to try to cram three people into a Smurf-sized cubicle and crane your neck to get input from your colleagues.  Especially after lunch, and nobody's brushed their teeth.  Walking a new hire through a procedure?  Record your meeting, and they can re-watch it.

5/19/2021 11:37:27 PM
Topic: News: Omaha
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NebraskaSC of Kearney Nebraska

5/13/2021 10:34:52 PM
Topic: Music
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Oh Damn this is GOOD! Takes a few minutes to get rolling, then you wonder what decade this is...

5/8/2021 12:42:46 AM
Topic: News: Omaha
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Is this an omen or just a warning? 

5/3/2021 3:40:58 PM
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They say it’s a war already well under way. That means the start of any ‘conventional’ conflict will be murky and confused. And, even once the shooting starts, sowing doubt and disbelief will be a significant weapon in its arsenal.

4/23/2021 12:10:48 PM
Topic: Linux
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Never thought I'd see the day, but it's here. The newest version now is Active Directory compliant and can be joined to an AD Domain. Group policies in Active Directory can now be used to manage Ubuntu workstations, and the workstations can freely access Active Directory resources (shares, etc.) using those AD credentials as a Single Sign On client.

4/22/2021 11:04:51 AM
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In the project linked here, you can get started with one-qubit quantum circuit operations using QASM. Yeah, go ahead. Then run the code. Due to the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics, make sure to play with different numbers of iterations. 10 or more work well, but try also 1 and 100. Think of this as your one-qubit sandbox.

4/22/2021 11:00:28 AM
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Quantum computing is the biggest revolution in computing since… computing. Our world is made of quantum information, but we perceive the world in classical information. That is, there is a whole lot going on at small scales that are not accessible with our normal senses. As humans we evolved to process classical information, not quantum information: our brains are wired to think about Sabertooth cats, not Schrodinger’s cats. We can encode our classical information easily enough with zeros and ones, but what about accessing the extra information available that makes up our universe? Can we use the quantum nature of reality to process information? Of course, otherwise we would have to end this post here and that would be unsatisfying to us all. Let’s explore the power of quantum computing then get you started writing some of your own quantum code.

4/22/2021 10:43:03 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
Topic: Weird stuff
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Easy way to tell, view this picture. If it's blurry, you've had too much to drink. Call a cab or an Uber.

4/22/2021 7:47:01 AM
Topic: Music
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There is a certain amount of science to audio engineering , what I mean is that you have to make the sound fit into the medium, so you have to learn the limits of your medium, speakers and amplifiers. That’s what mastering is really all about. In fact, at first, mastering engineers were just that, engineers. All they did was make sure that the sounds they were given fit into the medium, but over time, mastering developed into the art that it is today, so as audio engineers we have to study both the science and the art. The same thing applies to being a mix engineer, but I think the art is more important in mixing, while in mastering the science is more dominant.

4/22/2021 7:43:14 AM
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One possible reason why Work From Home is okay now, will not affect h-1b hiring plans. Is because hiring has always been about nationality. Specifically don’t hire Americans, instead hire compliant foreign workers, that are tied to the job.

4/12/2021 8:47:22 AM
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Seems we as a species are getting close to "Peak Productivity". We've done all the obvious. Nowadays, we are so productive all the time that a lot of us are burning out from all the productivity. Seems you can't be 100% productive for a long period of time without getting fatigued. This article, 3 steps to start tackling your ‘productivity fatigue’, shows several steps for avoiding "Productivity Fatigue", aka burnout.

4/9/2021 9:56:50 PM
Topic: Music
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Wow, I bought this 31 years ago. Seems like yesterday. Although a few songs on this album (Queensryche: Empire) hit way better on the Top 40 Charts, this is still the best song. Much respect!

4/8/2021 10:08:33 PM
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There was once a COBOL programmer in the mid to late 1990s. For the sake of this story, we'll call him Jack. After years of being taken for granted and treated as a technological dinosaur by all the UNIX programmers and Client/Server programmers and website developers, Jack was finally getting some respect. He'd become a private consultant specializing in Year 2000 conversions. He was working short-term assignments for prestige companies, traveling all over the world on different assignments. He was working 70 and 80 and even 90 hour weeks, but it was worth it.

4/7/2021 5:13:58 PM
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So SQL Server Management Studio has a Dark Theme included. But it's still not fully endorsed by Microsoft, so it's weirdly hidden.

4/6/2021 6:47:36 PM
Topic: Announcements
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LaVar Burton (aka Geordi LaForge, Kunta Kinte) is in the running to take over Alex Trebek's old gig on Jeopardy!

4/4/2021 10:26:42 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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Fired up my edge browser tonight, and this is what the news page said when it opened.