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July 17, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today's awesomeness started with driving to Mount Fuji.  After we parked the bus, we had 45 minutes to hike as far up as we could.  There were a couple kids on the trip that made it higher than me, but I made it higher than any of the adults.  My goal was to make it to cloud level... to where I was surrounded by the clouds.  I accomplished that goal!  The thing that really drains you when you're climbing up is house thick the gravel can be.  It's obviously steep, bu...
July 17, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today we finally headed out from Tokyo. We hopped on a bus and headed towards the Fuji-Hokone-Izu region.   On the way, we took a trip to see the Great Buddha of Kamakura.   I have to say that it is a well named Buddha… it was huge!   After exploring the shrine at this location, we walked around Kamakura a good bit.   I finally had my first sushi in Japan, and it didn’t disappoint.   I would describe what I had, but I don’t know what it was&helli...
July 15, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
So, yesterday was spiritual, but today was techy.  We started the day at a place called Joypolis... which is basically an indoor theme part with lots of tech things.  The best ride was definitely the "Tokyo Halfpipe", which was where you got on a giant "skateboard" with a partner, strap in, and it rocks back and forth.  You have to time leaning the skateboard correctly to go higher and higher and eventually start it spinning.  We did that twice, back-to-back, and had the over...
July 14, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Day 2 in Japan (still in Tokyo) started with a surprisingly awesome breakfast at our hotel.  I was expecting a normal "Here's some pastries and fruit" kind of thing you get at other places in the world, but this is just a huge buffet of awesomeness.  I would tell you what I had, but I know the names of none of it Our first destination was the Meiji Shinto Shrine where we prayed, and participated in a paper fortune tradition.  I had a bad one though, so, as I was instructed, I...
July 13, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
So, the flight went well... ~13 hours I think.  I was lucky that I was able to upgrade to an exit row, which makes a big difference for taller folks.  Like normal, I wasn't able to sleep much, and so I was going to write some code.  As it turns out, that's hard to do without internet access.  Other than the obvious Googlin' things, if I decide I need some random package, I'm SOL.  I ended up paying for wifi access, but it only lasted for ~30 minutes before breaking. ...
July 4, 2023 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
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June 30, 2023 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
I'm sure some of you know that Alan Arkin passed today.  The movie "The In Laws" with Peter Falk is one of the funniest!
June 30, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
  I saw this and thought I just have to write about it...then I looked up what Tom's hardware had to say. There's no question that this is a huge step forward, but it's specs are limited at the moment. Tom's hardware takes a more exacting look at this machine, and it's worth reading both the NoCamels (enthusiastic and less exacting) and the Tom's Hardware (realistic, if negative and a tad harsh) articles to get a balanced view. Specs: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 - Kryo ...
June 10, 2023 by c242 on c242
Bought a MacBook and about to work on the 'dark side' half the time. Are here any hybrid users doung the same and have You customized Your macs? Is it a thing in Macos or impossible? Some links would come handy. Thank You. Yes, there is always Google, but why not make use of the customizers bubble here.
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June 2, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
A spyware/malware module (Rilide -  designed to syphon off sensitive user data) has been inserted in several Android apps per the Tom's Guide article linked above.  These are the apps to remove if you have one or more: Noizz: video editor with music  - 100 million downloads Zapya - File Transfer, Share  - 100 million downloads vFly: video editor&video maker  - 50 million downloads MVBit - MV video status maker  - 50 million downloads Biugo - vid...
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May 30, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
MS has made an announcement stating that AI (Windows Copilot) is to become part of their new OS, just like Edge and their Office apps (also to have their own AI assistants). You can read more at the article linked. I'm thinking maybe call it Clippy AI-nstein ? What could possibly go wrong?
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