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Tuesday, May 24 2016

14.04 to 16.04 32bit

Don't. Do a fresh install instead. When you hear complaints about systemd, that is why. Unbootable and unrecoverable.

A Sample of the fun: update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults insserv: warning: script 'S03powernowd.early' missing LSB tags and overrides initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused insserv: warning: script 'screen-cleanup' missing LSB tags and overrides insserv: Default-Start undefined, assuming empty start runlevel(s) for script `screen-cleanup' insserv: Default-Stop undefined, assuming empty stop runlevel(s) for script `screen-cleanup' insserv: warning: script 'vncserver' missing LSB tags and overrides insserv: warning: script 'powernowd.early' missing LSB tags and overrides initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused insserv: warning: script 'binfmt-support' missing LSB tags and overrides insserv: Default-Start undefined, assuming empty start runlevel(s) for script `binfmt-support' insserv: Default-Stop undefined, assuming empty stop runlevel(s) for script `binfmt-support' insserv: There is a loop between service monit and vncserver if stopped insserv: loop involving service vncserver at depth 2 insserv: loop involving service monit at depth 1 insserv: Stopping vncserver depends on monit and therefore on system facility `$all' which can not be true! insserv: exiting now without changing boot order! update-rc.d: error: insserv rejected the script header dpkg: error processing package autofs (--install):

subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of autofs5:

autofs5 depends on autofs (>= 5.1.1-1ubuntu3); however:
 Package autofs is not configured yet.

Thursday, May 19 2016

Mesh Travel Bag

I love this idea and probably buy it if I actually travelled. You hang it up and it unfolds to reveal your bathroom stuff.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Millwell-Po...

Friday, May 13 2016

Sugar Battery

My wife read a vague article in Car and Driver the other day. Found a more specific source and it looks good. Meets a lot of criteria like non-toxic, non-explosive, fast replenishment, energy density and apparently cheap. But I imagine they need to denature it, otherwise you might end up at the side of the road fuel-less, but intoxicated. Diesel has a similar problem.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...

http://www.amazon.com/FPPF-KILLEM-B...

Tuesday, April 26 2016

Wasabi=Tenderizer

Accidentally discovered this, thank god for cheap wasabi powder.

http://doctorschar.com/horseradish-...

Monday, April 18 2016

Fresh Prine on Redbox

http://www.redbox.com/movies/concus...

http://www.redbox.com/movies/focus-...

https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comm...

Thursday, April 14 2016

Powers on Crackle

Surprisingly, good although there are only 18 days left before it expires.

http://www.crackle.com/powers/

Tuesday, April 5 2016

Hacker Films From Norton

http://nl.norton.com/mostdangeroust...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cas...

Monday, April 4 2016

Cookie Monster Siri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCb...

Muppet Version of Time in a Bottle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtS...

Sunday, April 3 2016

Ripping Yarns

A long time ago, I got a disk with this and a formatting utility on it for the C64. I ran the music demo and then proceeded to run the formatter by a sys 49152

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETJ...

Saturday, April 2 2016

Cathedrals

Finally, remembered the cathedral that was falling apart. The Amien Cathedral plans maximized the height and so things didn't align right. They eventually had to chain the top floor together.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amien...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancien...

Wednesday, March 30 2016

Sounds Dangerous

hakko

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Hakko-8...

Tuesday, March 29 2016

great troubleshooting video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5f...

Monday, March 28 2016

Please Work!!!!!!

We need a good storage tech that actually pans out. There have been numerous high volume storage mediums that have flashed in the news, so I'm not optimistic.

http://gajitz.com/5d-nanodot-data-s...

Sunday, March 27 2016

Scary Versions of the Vader Helmet

http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=8266...

Saturday, March 26 2016

HULU & Chrome

Now Netflix and Hulu run again under Google Chrome on Linux(Version 44.0.2403.155 (64-bit)). I like to have Chrome for multimedia and Firefox with Flash disabled.

Friday, March 25 2016

Low Cost Broker

Came across this at Quantopian.com while research Python for finance. Unfortunately, it appears to require a $10k balance.

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/...

Thursday, March 24 2016

Washington Dam

When I visited, I think the older dams on the Columbia and they had a weird raised drain that they complained about having push water into daily. Just dawned on me if they could use a cloth siphon to make their job easier.

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys...

Wednesday, March 23 2016

UFO Sightings Down

Remember hearing that sightings are down due to increased technology. I feel that UFO hysteria has done tremendous damage to observing atmospheric phenomena. Anyway, the bottom link explains it the most humorously.

Technology: http://www.sfgate.com/science/artic...

Real Reason: https://plus.google.com/10579911885...

Tuesday, March 22 2016

Awesome Woodstove

http://i.imgur.com/6pwyv8N.jpg

Monday, March 21 2016

NSFW Ladies Undergarments

Learned something new off Reddit. Apparently, green isn't the only color that glows.

https://getdressedmommy.com/2014/04...

More practical:

http://www.amazon.com/Thumbs-Glow-D...

http://www.likecool.com/glowintheda...

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