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Settling

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Of course, "Number of times I've gotten to make a decision twice to know for sure how it would have turned out" is still at 0.
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Lythimus
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I wonder how accurate the tally count is vs being based on gut. Maybe this is the best tally count we'll get though.
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wreichard
3 hours ago
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Certainly on a lot of minds right now.
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XKCDE

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4. They unplug the root machine but the thousands of leaf VMs scatter in the wind and start spinning up new instances wherever they land
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Lythimus
10 days ago
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Can someone please share a vagrant or docker script for this?
Cthulhux
10 days ago
Oh, Linuxers. You make me sad.
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awilchak
5 days ago
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Wish I still had that $300 of trial credit with Google Cloud
Brooklyn, New York
satadru
9 days ago
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"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal."
New York, NY
jepler
10 days ago
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the xkcd fork-bombing of 2016
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
zippy72
10 days ago
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I once wrote a script on Windows cmd that has the same idea. Say it's called this.bat:

Start cmd /c /I this.bat
Start cmd /c /I this.bat
Exit

And watch as the box inevitably and unstoppable grinds to a halt.

This might not work any more as I last tried it on NT 4. Use at your own risk, for entertainment purposes only...
FourSquare, qv
Covarr
10 days ago
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With a workflow like this, it's a wonder new comics ever get posted at all.
Moses Lake, WA

Fashion Police and Grammar Police

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* Mad about jorts
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Lythimus
77 days ago
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I've always wanted to know and this is as good a time as any to ask. Are bulleted lists supposed to have punctuation?
joffline
77 days ago
Yes, they are. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/bullet-points
bluegecko
77 days ago
This thread just got instantly meta in the most hilarious way.
snm77
77 days ago
APA agrees! http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/03/lists-part-5-bulleted-lists.html Break out the firewood , pitchforks, tar, and feathers! ;)
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superiphi
70 days ago
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Ha!
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
brico
76 days ago
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Crocs 4 eva
Brooklyn, NY
mikeyOosh
74 days ago
Cargo pants 4eva too!
jheald1
77 days ago
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But never after Labor day.
joeythesaint
77 days ago
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Oh god, my first reaction was to correct the hover-text. I'm one of them!
Ottawa, Ontario
GreenChange
76 days ago
I was about to rail against the "literally" thing, a real bugbear for me, until I realised it was literally correct!

Chrome may have improved, but Edge still lasts longer according to Microsoft

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Enlarge (credit: Microsoft)

In June, Microsoft started to make aggressive claims about the battery life of its Edge browser, especially in streaming media scenarios. Opera fought back, claiming that its battery saver mode pushed it ahead of Microsoft's browser. With the release of Chrome 53, Google is claiming substantial improvements in battery life, too.

Microsoft isn't willing to drop the battery life issue, however, and the company has published new scores that show the latest version of Edge in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update maintains a considerable advantage, at least in the company's Netflix-based streaming media test. Playing a video repeatedly, Edge lasted 527 minutes, compared to 429 minutes in Opera with battery saver, 365 in Chrome 53, and a measly 312 in Firefox 48.

The testing also suggested that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update itself may be helping computers use less power. The difference wasn't great, but Opera 39 on the Anniversary Update beat Opera 38 on the 2015 Fall Update, suggesting that the operating system is being more frugal.

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Lythimus
81 days ago
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It would be interesting to see where Opera 12.6 ranks. I assume by this point it's Javascript execution is far outclassed, but the Presto rendering engine seemed really efficient.
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Backups

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Maybe you should keep FEWER backups; it sounds like throwing away everything you've done and starting from scratch might not be the worst idea.
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Lythimus
117 days ago
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"Maybe you should keep fewer backups" is my safe word during sex, because I know I would never say it in context.
BLueSS
117 days ago
I would have enjoyed this being the actual hover text.
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kimmo
116 days ago
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No more nice things!
Espoo, Finland
wreichard
117 days ago
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I need backups of my descriptions of my backups.
Earth
Covarr
117 days ago
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It seems the winning backup plan is no backup at all.
Moses Lake, WA

Soylent Coffee: Nootropics, fat, carbs, protein—but will it give you the toots?

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It’s been two years since we took our first sip of Soylent (which means it’s been two years since a few thousand people started following me on Twitter because I talked about farts). The liquid food product has been through a bunch of iterations since, including a premixed variant, but it’s remained essentially the same product: a beige liquid of indeterminate taste that purports to give your body everything it needs to survive. But today, Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart announced that the company is moving in a new direction: breakfast.

This morning’s announcement marks the release of Coffiest, Soylent’s first spin-off product. The new offering has the same ingredient makeup, nutritional mix, and 47/33/20 percent fat/carb/protein calorie distribution as the 2.0 premixed version, but it also adds coffee flavoring, 150mg of caffeine per serving, and 75mg of the nootropic L-theanine. According to Rhinehart, a bottle of Coffiest supplies the drinker with about 400 kilocalories and about 20 percent of the daily recommended values for "all essential vitamins and minerals." Soylent provided us with a copy of the drink's nutritional information sheet for folks who want to take a peek.

"A lot of people are skipping breakfast," Rhinehart told Ars in a phone interview. "We wanted to provide a convenient and also really tasty option for them to enjoy in the morning."

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Lythimus
118 days ago
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Nice, I've been adding L-theanine to my coffee. Too bad I've basically cut back to nothing recently.
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