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cnce:

CGP Grey: Humans need not apply. Great video essay about automation and the pro/cons of robotic labor.  Highly recommended viewing.

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Do you hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability..

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"Everyone who comes in here wants three things:
(1) They want it quick.
(2) They want it good.
(3) They want it cheap.
I tell ‘em to pick two and call me back."

— sign on the back wall of a small printing company (via fortune())

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How not to use Mac…

How not to use Mac…

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pachanka:

How to be a Google power user:

Google Search operators: If you are looking for an exact phrase/word, use quotation marks, for example: "top social media sites".

If you want to get results from certain domains use site: command, e.g recipes site:pinterest.com.

If you want to find pages whose title contains all words in the search, use allintitle: operator, e.g allintitle: best Google infographic.

Aside from the examples above, Google doesn’t usually recognize punctuation and grammar. however, punctuation and symbols that do work in Google search include:
+ when searching for things such as blood type.
@ when searching for social tags.
# when searching for trending topics that use hashtags.

Google also has a few special search features that will help you find what you’re looking for , faster.

Like: weather USA.
Calculator: 91*4

And besides using search terms, Google also offers you a host of other ways to search. Like Google images lets you to search for images related to a particular phrase or keyword. You can also upload or link to an image to find more about it, or similar images.

And for those who just want to have a bit of fun, try some of these search terms in Google:
do a barrel roll
Google in 1998

For most the world largest search engine Google is already an incredibly useful resource, but by following these tricks and tips, you can transform it into your most valuable research tool.

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trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

How a hole is drilled to be made square. The red shape in the center would be the cutting tool.
it shares the same principle as a Reuleaux triangle but with one rounded corner so that the cut square does not have rounded edges; the cutting tool follows the path of the rounded edge that is tangent to the sides of the outer square. because a tangent line is perpendicular to the radius, as the cutting tool follows the path of the rounded edge it turns precisely 90° to create a sharp edged perfect square.

This drills a square hole - your argument is invalid!

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

How a hole is drilled to be made square. The red shape in the center would be the cutting tool.

it shares the same principle as a Reuleaux triangle but with one rounded corner so that the cut square does not have rounded edges; the cutting tool follows the path of the rounded edge that is tangent to the sides of the outer square. because a tangent line is perpendicular to the radius, as the cutting tool follows the path of the rounded edge it turns precisely 90° to create a sharp edged perfect square.

This drills a square hole - your argument is invalid!

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Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye
Epic Rap Battles of History

Clearly, science is the winner here. Who said science isn’t fun :)

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TL;DR

1) Setup a New Server (ServerC)
2) On ServerC, Install MySQL (same version as ServerB)
3) On ServerC, service mysql stop
4) Copy /etc/my.cnf from ServerB to ServerC
5) On ServerC, change server_id to a value different from ServerA and ServerB
6) rsync /var/lib/mysql on ServerB to ServerC
7) When rsync is completed, run “STOP SLAVE;” on ServerB
8) rsync /var/lib/mysql on ServerB to ServerC
9) On ServerB, run “START SLAVE;”
10) On ServerC, service mysql start
11) On ServerC, run “START SLAVE;” (Do this if skip-slave-start is in /etc/my.cnf)

Apart from what Mr. Rolando outlined, I had to create an extra slave_user on the master with the correct host address and also copy the logs /var/log/mysql from server B to server C. Because the server was complaining about not being able to read the bin-logs.

But this method works :)

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pachanka:

One of the mysteries of my youth debunked!

pachanka:

One of the mysteries of my youth debunked!

(Source: The Globe and Mail)

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Caught a snake. DIY apparatus! This is my excuse for being late for work.

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pachanka:

Undead Code.

Or too afraid to delete it because you don’t know what it does

pachanka:

Undead Code.

Or too afraid to delete it because you don’t know what it does