Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, Being Digital With Negroponte for 30 Years. IntelliJ IDEA Default Keymap Cheatsheet. What Windows Users Should Know About Linux. Cool Android L Features Coming. On Drones and Their Disruption. Why Your Kids Should Watch Humans Need Not Apply. 20 Things Android Phones Can Do that the iPhone 5s Can’t. SpiderOak Adds a Little Birdie to Protect User Data Privacy.
Being Digital With Negroponte for 30 Years
I’m a huge fan of Nicolas Negroponte and read “Being Digital” several times back in the 90’s. Here is an excellent TED video with many of his predictions on future technologies with clips from his TED talks and other presentations over the past 30 years.
IntelliJ IDEA Default Keymap Cheatsheet
I started using IntelliJ IDEA again and don’t think I will be going back to Eclipse, if for no other reason than being able to create Custom Regions, something I’ve been doing in Visual Studio and now in IntelliJ IDEA since 2005. The Eclipse folding plugin hack I’ve been using no longer works in Luna and I don’t feel like writing one myself. Another reason IntelliJ IDEA won me back was its Darkula Theme which is really beautiful in Linux. Here’s a PDF with a lengthy list of IntelliJ IDEA’s default keyboard shortcuts.
What Windows Users Should Know About Linux
A MakeUseOf article listing 6 things Windows Users should know about Linux, like how easy it is to try Linux risk-free in a live environment, that downloading drivers is rarely necessary, that alternatives to their Windows applications are nearly always available and are drop-dead simple to install, that Linux can be highly customized, and that the scary terminal is rarely used.
Cool Android L Features Coming
This TechSource article is titled “8 Android L Features You Should Be Excited About,” and while I can’t say that I’m excited, I’m definitely interested! The Dalvik Application runtime is being replaced for improved performance, expect better battery life, there’s a new UI layout called Material Design, improved Lock-screen Notifications, a new Do Not Disturb mode and Bluetooth 4.1.
On Drones and Their Disruptions
This SingularityHUB article titled “Top 10 Reasons Drones Are Disruptive” is the best article on Drones that I ever read. Sections include What Makes Today’s Drones Possible, 10 Industries Using Today’s Drones, Top Future Drone Applications, and What are the Challenges? Here’s a quote to consider, “What happens in the next 10 years when drones are 1000x better? Or 30 years from now when they are 1,000,000,000x better?”
Why Your Kids Should Watch Humans Need Not Apply
This 15 minute video is something your kids should watch, especially if they have not yet decided on a career. The video captures the relentless advancement of robotics and artificial intelligence and how the two combined will put most of us out of work. Self-driving cars? Doctor Bots? Software Bots? They’re coming.
SpiderOak Adds a Little Birdie to Protect User Data Privacy
I continue to use and love SpiderOak Cloud Storage as my Go-To shared data provider. According to The Register, SpiderOak has added an additional safeguard to ensure that its users’ data doesn’t fall into the hands of law enforcement without their knowledge, in the form of a “warrant canary.”
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