[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Programming Today: Shopping OS, Printing Cameras, Emergency Alerts, + More

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Next Computer Is?

[image: IBM then]For the moment, let's assume that you're ready to purchase
*your next home computer*. Is it going to be a sleek little Linux system,
all racing stripes and aerodynamically honed for performance? How about a
Windows box, ready for business and sporting a new UI? Or are Apples more
your thing, silvery and friendly and elegant? Something built out of a
Raspberry Pi, or a stuffed-to-the-gills tower full of RAM and GPUs?

The OS is certainly a major decision point in a new PC purchase, but there
are also a lot of other choices to make. What drives your buying process
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A 3-D Printed Shooter That Won't Get Banned in NY
With all the hubbub about 3-D printed firearms, it's nice to see someone
using a RepRap to create something that doesn't fire bullets. A French
DIYer has released a set of open source
create old-school film-based SLR cameras. Someone might want to tell
that physical film is a dying

This Is a Test of the Emergency Pwnage System
Had this been an actual, well-thought out system, the root SSH keys for the
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have become publicly
Expect frequent warnings of rampaging zombies in the future.

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tail -f /dev/newsletter More Legacy Coding Woes

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their famiies go on food stamps because the glitchy check-cutting system
short-changes the payroll.

Personally, I'd rather apply for that gig in
If you get that wrong, you might just irradiate millions of people. If you
get the DOD payroll wrong, you could end up with thousands of highly armed
and enraged military personnel after you.
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