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Bubble Universes

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The theory finally unifies cosmic inflation and regular inflation.
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emrikol
608 days ago
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@Aissen Is it open source? It'd be cool to see how it works, and to see how to build more services on top of NewsBlur
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608 days ago
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The theory finally unifies cosmic inflation and regular inflation.
Cthulhux
608 days ago
Welcome back, alt text bot!
emrikol
608 days ago
The prodigal bot has returned!
rclatterbuck
608 days ago
There is still more work to do to unify them with economic inflation
Aissen
608 days ago
@everyone Glad you like it, it was lost during the Letsencrypt root change, and I had missed that it stopped working (no monitoring). The code is a very simple python script, I'll keep it running for now but I'm considering passing it to someone else !
Cthulhux
608 days ago
@Aissen Thank you for caring - I try to avoid Python on my servers, but it's good to see that it won't just disappear. :)
tedgould
607 days ago
@Aissen bias employee, but we have a pretty generous free monitoring tier that'd probably do whatever you need: https://axiom.co
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#1560 – The internet is fantastic (No Comments)

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#1560 – The internet is fantastic

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Windshield chip and crack repair can be fun but I'd rather not have to do it

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A rock cracked my windshield as I was driving along the 5 freeway. This $11 kit and youtube video patched it nicely!

I did a bunch a looking around and I think this style kit, with its suction/pressure system of injecting the resin into your crack is likely the best. I found this video by Chris Fix super helpful as well. Following his simple directions, I worked on a chip that looked like a 5 point star. I'd say it is now 85% or so invisible and 100% sealed. I am not sure a professional glass repair person could have done much better, but they'd have cost $140 to come out to the house.

Much like the resin I use to repair surfboard dings, if you get this in direct sunlight it cures very, very fast. This kit is easier than making an appointment to have someone else do it.

Permatex 09103 Windshield Repair Kit via Amazon

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Snatcher Is Cyberpunk Noir At Its Best

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Snatcher is a cult classic that should be experienced by both science fiction and Metal Gear fans. Even though it appears to “snatch” many of its influences and throw them together into a science fiction cornucopia, it actually explores the issues of humanity and existence in its own distinctive style.

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Announcing JSON Feed

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samuel shared this story from Daring Fireball:
They emailed me about it. I'm happy to support it but I'd prefer if support came from the Python feedparser library. If that happens, I'll integrate it.

Brent Simmons and Manton Reece:

We — Manton Reece and Brent Simmons — have noticed that JSON has become the developers’ choice for APIs, and that developers will often go out of their way to avoid XML. JSON is simpler to read and write, and it’s less prone to bugs.

So we developed JSON Feed, a format similar to RSS and Atom but in JSON. It reflects the lessons learned from our years of work reading and publishing feeds.

I think this is a great idea, and a good spec. I even like the style in which the spec is written: for real humans (much like the RSS spec). If you want to see a real-life example, Daring Fireball has a JSON Feed. I’ve got a good feeling about this project — the same sort of feeling I had about Markdown back in the day.

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jepler
2589 days ago
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'I’ve got a good feeling about this project — the same sort of feeling I had about Markdown back in the day.' while I'm worried that in 20 years somebody will actually try to standardize json feed and somebody else will be a big crybaby
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zwol
2589 days ago
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It is good to see people working on syndication protocols again
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JayM
2589 days ago
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Good deal.
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lukeburrage
2589 days ago
As someone who just had to custom generate an RSS feed for a podcast archive... me like!

People Spent $1.6 Million on Dock that Adds Ports BACK to the MacBook Pro

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This is mind blowing when you really think about it. HyperDrive, a product created specifically to add ports back to the newest version of Apple’s MacBook Pros, has raised nearly $1.6 million from over 17,000 people desperate to undo one of Apple’s biggest hardware goofs to date.

Apple’s decision to remove ports—including the coveted SD card slot, which Phil Schiller called ‘cumbersome’—is one of the most widely criticized design decisions Apple has ever made. But it’s also been extremely lucrative for accessory makers.

In lieu of spending copious amounts of money on individual dongles from Apple, people have flocked to products like this dock and the HyperDrive, throwing money away on rolling back their ports.

There’s no way of knowing just how much money has been spent on different solutions trying to fix the MacBook Pros’ most glaring issue; but since HyperDrive is on Kickstarter, we do know how much people have spent on this one single solution: nearly $1.6 million.

At $70 each, HyperDrive isn’t necessarily a cheap fix, but it’s definitely cheaper than buying all of these ports as separate adapters. If you’re interested, you have three more days to jump on the bandwagon on Kickstarter… if you haven’t already switched back to Windows in protest.

(via Resource Magazine)

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2709 days ago
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#DongleTax
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invinciblegod
2714 days ago
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You can think of this as Apple's way to help small businesses!
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