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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">The Unity desktop in 2022 - A trick of nostalgia or the real deal?</a></h5>Oct 24 04:24
-TechBytesBot/ | The Unity desktop in 2022 - A trick of nostalgia or the real deal?Oct 24 04:24
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 24 04:24
schestowitz                                        <p>Unity seems to hold pretty well in 2022. In fact, the results are better than what I had on the old Vivobook. When I actually upgraded the Trusty instance on that old laptop, Unity sort of broke. But now, things seem to be far more precise. The whole experience is better, in fact. My test was short, but pretty good. Yes there were problems and niggles and issues. It would be easy to say that most of these Oct 24 04:24
schestowitzare just beta quality stuff that will go away, but that would be fanboyish exaggeration.</p>Oct 24 04:24
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Quickpost: Testing A Lemon Battery</a></h5>Oct 24 04:26
-TechBytesBot/ | Quickpost: Testing A Lemon Battery | Didier StevensOct 24 04:26
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 24 04:26
schestowitz                                        <p>After a bit of searching through the web, I’m going to assume that a typical smartphone nowadays has a battery of 10 Wh. So we would need 294 times (10 Wh / 0,034 Wh) the electrical energy delivered by my lemon battery to charge a smartphone.</p>Oct 24 04:26
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Big Data Storage</a></h5>Oct 24 04:29
-TechBytesBot/ | Big Data Storage - Bert Hubert's writingsOct 24 04:29
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 24 04:29
schestowitz                                        <p>And it turns out that this isn’t a particularly well solved problem. As Daniel Bachler notes in a Tweet “It’s a weak point of modern data infrastructure - at @OurWorldInData we joke that CSV files are the technological frontier.”</p>Oct 24 04:29
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schestowitz                            <h5><a href="">Published Via Desktop</a></h5>Oct 24 04:32
-TechBytesBot/ | 10 Desktop Publishing Tools That Didn’t Make ItOct 24 04:32
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schestowitz                                <p>Today in Tedium: It’s easy to forget now, but desktop publishing was an immensely innovative thing when it emerged within the computing industry in the early ’80s. While at its heart a mishmash of hardware and software cleverly combined for a single goal, it was an empire builder, one that helped create new businesses and improve the status and positioning of existing ones. And with the decline of print as a Oct 24 04:32
schestowitzmedium, it can feel kind of old hat, but lots of stuff still gets typeset every single day. And while we’ve landed on a few standards, a lot of desktop publishing tools failed to make to it the present day. So in a continuation of our list of things that didn’t make it, Today’s Tedium takes a look at 10 early examples of desktop publishing software that you probably don’t remember desktop publishing was a killer app nearly 40 years ago and Oct 24 04:32
schestowitzyou were in diapers back then … if you existed at all. (Oh yeah, quick reminder of what makes things obscure, from our point of view.) — Ernie @ Tedium</p>Oct 24 04:32
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">More Thoughts About Dongles</a></h5>Oct 24 05:04
-TechBytesBot/ | More Dongle History: Who Invented the Term “Dongle,” Anyway?Oct 24 05:04
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 24 05:04
schestowitz                                        <p>As a professional journalist, I would recommend to those with significant historical claims of this nature to not directly edit Wikipedia themselves, but to talk to a journalist or academic researcher who is not connected to the original device in any way, who can help to uncover third-party research that verifies your contribution to history. They can help separate wheat from chaff and help build Oct 24 05:04
schestowitzverifiable evidence that you were early, if not first—and help you avoid an edit war that seems designed to make you feel terrible about your life’s work.</p>Oct 24 05:04
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Robo-fish filters microplastics like a whale with krill</a></h5>Oct 24 05:05
-TechBytesBot/ | Robo-fish filters microplastics like a whale with krill | Arduino BlogOct 24 05:05
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 24 05:05
schestowitz                                        <p>Mackintosh created the robo-fish concept and then the Natural Robotics Contest team turned it into a real robot. This robot, called “Gillbert” (we see you, Eleanor) is now an open source project and anyone can build it for themselves using the 3D-printable files published on GrabCAD. Gillbert contains mesh filters that collect plastic particles as water flows through its mouth and out of its gills. It Oct 24 05:05
schestowitzswims through the water like a real fish by swinging its tail for propulsion and using its fins to steer.</p>Oct 24 05:05
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-TechBytesBot/ | Top 5 Password ManagersOct 24 16:46
schestowitz"Oct 24 16:46
schestowitzFor seven years running, the most commonly used passwords on the web have been “123456” and “password”—the two most commonly used passwords on the web, reports Scott Gilbertson.Oct 24 16:46
schestowitzMany of us don’t know what makes a good password and aren’t able to remember hundreds of them anyway, he says, so we “need to offload that work to password managers.”Oct 24 16:46
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