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Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now vs Plexi : Voice Assistant Shoot out
 
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http://www.recognant.com is now the owner of Plexi This is a test of just over 20 questions comparing information retrieval features of Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Google Now, and Plexi. Cortana just was released to developers as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update and we wanted to see how she stacked up to the competition. Each question was asked the same way to each assistant. We re-tried if voice recognition was an issue so that they would be tested on their ability to answer questions rather than the pronunciation of the user. Yes, my product won. But Siri did nearly as well. Plexi will do more of the "call", "text", and "calendar" stuff soon, but Windows Phone API's tend to be a bit protective of privacy and so we didn't optimize for those tasks. Think of this as a review of how Natural Language Processing can help with your homework. It is worth noting Plexi doesn't use Wolfram Alpha, and only uses Wikipedia for abstracts on certain topics. Plexi believes it is a failure if we have to drop the user to a search result when they didn't ask for search. Spell your name Siri, Cortana, Plexi, and Google now can't spell their own name. What's happening with Microsoft Cortana? Siri shows tweets, Cortana searches, Google now goes to news search. Plexi answers directly. Stock price for Microsoft. They all give back the same current stock price. Opening stock price for Microsoft. Siri, Cortana, and Google now say current stock price. Plexi answers the question with Opening price. Will it rain tomorrow? Siri, Google now, and Cortana show weather for the week. Plexi answers and gives weather conditions for tomorrow. Ice cream events near me. Siri searches my calendar. Google finds ice cream shops. Cortana gives events 1000+ miles away. Plex finds local ice cream events. Where can I recharge my Tesla? Siri, Google now and Cortana to to search. Plexi finds electric car charging stations nearby. How much does it cost to rent an apartment here? Siri lists apartment complexes, Google now and Cortana do a web search. Plexi gives answer and listings. Book a hotel in Washington for 3 nights starting Thursday. Plexi is the only one to respond with Hotels with actual availability the nights specified. Roll the Dice. Google Now and Cortana go to search. Siri and Plexi both roll the dice. Flip a coin. Google now and Cortana go to web search. Siri and Plexi get it right. Tell me a story Google now goes to image search, Siri doesn't get it. Cortana wants to send a message and Plexi tells a story. Movies currently playing. Google now and Cortana go to web search. Siri and Plexi show movies now playing. What is your favorite movie? Siri and Plexi give a playful personality response. What is a cougar? Siri and Plexi give the Wikipedia abstract, Google Now gives two dictionary definitions, one is not appropriate for children. How large is a jaguar? Cortana, Siri, and Google all give web results. Plexi provides the answer directly. How big is a cougar? Cortana, Siri, and Google all give web results. Plexi provides the answer directly. What does a jaguar eat? Cortana, Siri, and Google all give web results. Plexi provides the answer directly. Who is the leader of Turkey? Cortana does a web search. Google and Siri give the wrong answer. The President in Turkey is a figurehead. As Plexi says the prime minister is the leader. What is the GDP of Turkey Everyone gets this right. What languages are spoken in Turkey? Siri, Google, and Cortana only provide one language. In Turkey, Kurdish is spoken by about 1 in 4 people. Where can I find a dog? Cortana's weak spot is voice recognition. She understands "dog" as "dawg" taking me to DAWG Inc.
Views: 16581 Biz of Tech
IT Manager Vs. IT Administrator
 
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IT Manager, Administrator and Director are often used interchangeably but in large organizations and in technical organizations they are different roles, with different responsibilities. Managers tend to well Manage, where as administrators make decisions and are part of the business decision making process.
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Enterprise IT Interview Questions: Active Directory Services
 
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Enterprise IT runs on Microsoft's Active Directory Services. Managing roles, understanding the tools and functions of ADS, and being able to explain them is a common part of the interview process for an IT position in a large organization.
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System Engineer Vs. System Architect
 
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System Engineers and System Architects work on different scales, and have different responsibilities. Much like in construction where an architect doesn't need to know how to hang dry wall to design a building that uses it.
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Aniracetam Cognitive Enhancers Unlock Limitless Potential
 
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http://w34.us/amz/B006ICFUCW Aniracetam is marketed as a cognitive enhancer, but probably anti-anxiety medication is a fairer term. It doesn't make me smarter, just more focused and less distracted. That does let me do more "smart" things, and be more productive, and sleep better, and generally have a higher quality of life, but it wasn't like I instantly hand photographic memory. Aniracetam has drastically improved my quality of life, but I am not a doctor, so review your medications with your physician before you changes to your prescriptions.
Views: 27625 Biz of Tech
Will Laptops Make You Sterile or Kill Your Sperm?
 
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Heat Kills Sperm. Laptops make Heat. You don't have to be a Rocket Scientist to realize that if you heat your rocket your little scientists will die. That's what Sterile means. If you want your little astronauts to be alive and happy keep them cold. Myth (and balls) busted.
Views: 9625 Biz of Tech
Adwords vs. Adsense: Buy and Sell Ads With Google
 
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Adwords and Adsense are two sides of the same coin. Adsense is for publishers to monetize their content, and Adwords is for advertisers to place ads in on content providers websites. If you want to make money with your blog, you will want to use adsense for sure, but to "kick start" your growth you may want to also use adwords to market your content.
Views: 9531 Biz of Tech
Using Youtube Promoted Videos To Promote Your Channel Or Business
 
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Adwords is a great tool for promoting your website, Promoted Videos on Youtube do the same thing for your channel or business. Just like SEO and SEM should be part of your online marketing strategy. As a Google Adwords Consultant I get access to vouchers for first time clients.
Views: 2969 Biz of Tech
Install Instructions for E-Autogrilles 51-0360 07-15 Jeep Wrangler JK Full Width Front Bumper
 
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http://w34.us/amz/B00SKN9PNC E-Autogrilles off road bumpers are made from durable 3/16" powder coated steel for corrosion protection and durability. Our heavy duty construction has been designed and tested to endure the harshes environments. High strength D-Ring mounts(D-Rings included) are machine-welded on the inside and out for increased strength. The install of this bumper is pretty straight forward but there are a few tricks regarding the fog lights, and the wiring that are worth taking note of. You need an 18mm Socket or wrench and a screwdriver to complete the install. I have the warthog grille and this completes the look I was going for. This bumper is exactly what I was looking for. While Stubby bumpers are more popular than full width bumpers, they have this "I jury rigged this" look. This grille looks like it could be from the factory, only more aggressive. In fact this looks like a more heavy duty version of the "Call of Duty Black Ops" bumper. Because this bumper fills in the gap between the fenders and the bumper this is sometimes called a "euro-bumper". Does the package come beat up? Yes. But with corner protectors and heavy foam wrapping that didn't impact the look of the bumper. This is a 120 pounds of cold steel. It probably doesn't matter what you wrap it in, in shipping the container is going to get beat up. The install takes about 30 minutes. The Bumper comes with everything you need except an 18mm Socket wrench, and an extender for the fog light wires, ( iJDMTOY (2) 5202 H16 Extension Wire Harness Sockets For Headlights, Fog Lights Retrofit Work Use ) The bumper is HEAVY. You can also tell it is well made. The 12,000 pound rating on the winch plate makes it really apparent that this is not the stock bumper. This ways about 10x as much and offers a real metal skid plate, where as the stock has a plastic plate that won't do anything beyond pack down the snow. I was blown away at how fast this arrived. It was 3 business days. I don't know that you can be guaranteed that speed, but it is nice to know they are fast. To co-ordinate shipping since this is a bigger item than what likely I wanted delivered to my apartment I contacted E-Autogrilles before ordering and they were really fast to respond. It means a lot to me that I can communicate with the manufacturer, as it shows they care about the product. The video shows the bumper install process, and the finished look.
Views: 32426 Biz of Tech
How To Calibrate Your Display, Monitor, Television, or Projector
 
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Getting the best looking images out of your display is a matter of making sure it is calibrated. While doing a calibration with a set of Blue Filter Glasses is the best, these will help you get the image a LOT closer to right using only your eyes. More details at http://www.xyhd.tv/slates
Views: 35915 Biz of Tech
Enabling Hidden Features In Google Chrome: Privacy and 3rd Party Cookies
 
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Google Chrome is not the best for protecting your privacy, but you can make it quite a bit better using some of the hidden menu options found in about:flags. In the navigation bar enter about:flags and scroll down to disable 3rd party cookies, and select "enable" which disables the cookies. This is slightly counter intuitive.
Views: 4275 Biz of Tech
Lucien Piccard Automatic 2 Eye 24 Hour Watch Review
 
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http://w34.us/amz/B001JO8B6Q This is my watch, I know most people just carry a cell phone and don't need a watch, but it is an accessory, it says I have a watch, and I wear it from time to time, because I'm responsible, and well mannered, and I don't live in my mom's basement. Follow the link to find this and other Lucien Piccard watches on Amazon
Views: 11609 Biz of Tech
Game Industry Interview Questions: Game Production Resource Management And Planning
 
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Planning a game may not be part of your job as a developer, but understanding the parts of the whole is. Being a team member you have to have an appreciation for how the game works as a whole even if not all of the parts, are your responsibility. As a Producer however you will be responsible for planning how many resources from each group you will need, and when in the development cycle you will need them.
Views: 4789 Biz of Tech
3D Enabled, 3D Ready, 3D Compatible, 120hz, DLP Link, And Buying A TV
 
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http://w34.us/amz/B004MN3EZ4 TV's unfortunately don't all label their 3D features in the same way, so make sure you get a 3D TV that supports the formats you need. First make sure you know what kinds of sources you need. Side by Side Over Under Checker Board / DLP Link 120HZ Frame Progressive 48HZ Frame Progressive Interlaced Frame Then decide if you care if your TV has a built in Emitter, Polarizer, or other filtering technology, or if you will purchase that after. Lastly you need to decide if you want upconversion to 3D or not.
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Enterprise IT Interview Questions: Philosophy On Desktop Antivirus
 
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There are several philosophies to security and virus prevention. you have to balance users desire for control, and the ability to support users when things go wrong. Your philosophy on desktop vs network anti-virus is a window in to your thoughts on total network security.
Views: 4406 Biz of Tech
Game Industry Interview Questions: Game Pacing
 
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Pacing is an important part of games, movies, books, and even presentation. You need to keep the audience interested with out pushing too much to fast. You need to create contrast to increase the level of excitement and intensity (this is also true of great sex). Pacing is universal from games to race tracks, or games with race tracks. Here is a link to the original graph from GamaSutra. http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4032/beyond_pacing_games_arent_.php?print=1
Views: 1326 Biz of Tech
UPS Vs. Powerstrip Vs. Surge Supressor
 
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UPS's, and Powerstrips do a lot of the same things, and either could be a surge suppressor, but not all are. Here is what you need to know about each.
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How To Get Permission To Use Game Footage In Your Videos
 
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http://www.xyhd.tv/2011/10/how-to/gaming/how-to-get-permission-to-use-game-footage-in-your-youtube-videos/ Getting permission to use game footage, is a matter of connecting with the PR rep for the game you want to make a video about. Make sure to include information about how you want to use the footage, and what your audience is like.
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Logitech Harmony Remote 650 Vs Xbox 360 Edition
 
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I prefer the Xbox 360 Harmony Remote to the Harmony 650 because of the Xbox Specific buttons.
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Full Duplex vs. Half Duplex
 
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Full duplex is when both sides of the town home have people living in them.... Oh wait wrong duplex... You can have full or half Duplex in networking, but things work best when all of your devices are in the same mode.
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Tesla Model S Roadtrip From San Jose to San Diego: Superchargers Work
 
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We drove the Tesla Model S from San Jose, CA to San Diego, CA. The roadtrip was very smooth and the car does a great job cutting road noise making it much more relaxing a trip than it would be in almost any other vehicle. Along the way we recharged and ate at Harris Ranch, and Yogurt Land. At the SpaceX dealership I saw the Tesla Model X though the window. This was also the only stop we had to wait to charge. Model S is a rear wheel drive electric vehicle. The liquid-cooled powertrain includes the battery, motor, drive inverter, and gear box. 60 kWh microprocessor controlled, lithium-ion battery Three phase, four pole AC induction motor with copper rotor Drive inverter with variable frequency drive and regenerative braking system Single speed fixed gear with 9.73:1 reduction ratio Suspension, Steering, and Brakes Double wishbone, virtual steer axis coil spring front suspension and independent multi-link coil spring rear suspension Variable ratio, speed sensitive, rack and pinion electronic power steering
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Pipe Wrench Vs. Self Adjusting Wrench (Robo Grips)
 
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Robo Grips are awesome, but sometimes you need a tool you are willing to destroy, and a pipe wrench will fit the bill. Self Adjusting Wrenches are awesome, but Monkey wrenches have their place.
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Employee Vs. Contractor: The Price of Job Security And Benefits
 
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When you are working as a contractor you lose a lot of the employee benefits, but you typically earn more. This is a trade off you have to weigh when considering two employment opportunities.
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2012 Jeep Wranger Unlimited Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Edition
 
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I want one of these, and will likely get one. But It'd be so much nicer if Jeep would just sponsor one for me. I had a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited when they first came out and it was a Lemon which was why I ended up with my Mini Cooper. I had wanted so badly to have a 4 door Jeep that when that didn't work out I decided that I would go for small and sporty. I own a CJ-7 and I have always had a Jeep. In fact I have owned 6 Jeeps over the past 16 years. (Sometimes I had more than one at a time). I love the ability to have such an amazing convertible, and to go places others can't. Never get "Snowed In" or cut-off in reasonable flooding. They are a real go anywhere vehicle.
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Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) And Why Naked IIS Is Bad
 
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Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Server replaces ISA 2006. It provides URL filtering, antimalware inspection, intrusion prevention, application and network-layer firewall and HTTP/HTTPS inspection in a single solution. By inserting TMG in to your Serving chain you gain Gzip compression, caching and 301 Chain Handling. TMG is much like Squid operating as a reverse proxy, but is the Microsoft way of doing this.
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Lenovo Yoga 13 SSD Upgrade Via Second SSD Install
 
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http://w34.us/amz/B0085J17UA You can upgrade the Lenovo Yoga 13 has spots for 2 SSD! That's awesome. You could upgrade, but why bother, just add a second one. While 1.8 inch SSD are pretty much only available in up to 256 Gigs that's what I went with. The Crucial m4 mSATA SSD delivers all of the award-winning performance and reliability of the Crucial m4 SSD - in a drive that's an eighth of the size. Measuring in at about one-third the size of a standard business card (3cm x 5cm), the Crucial m4 mSATA is designed primarily for ultrathin laptop users who want to dramatically increase their system's performance. Because of its small form factor, the Crucial m4 mSATA SSD can do things that hard drives and other SSDs often can't: it can serve as a primary storage device in ultrathin laptops, it can attach directly to the mSATA socket on your system's motherboard (freeing up a hard drive bay), or it can act as a cache to complement the performance of an existing hard drive. Offering lightweight construction, inherent power savings, travel-worthy durability, and validation for Intel Smart Response technology, the Crucial m4 mSATA SSD packs powerful performance in a tiny mSATA form factor.
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How To Reduce Eye Strain Using Blue Cut Glasses (SeeCoat / Prevencia / Irlen) 4k
 
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Blue Light is a type of short wavelength UV light that can be found in just about everything from sunshine to computer screens. A healthy amount of Blue Light from sunlight is good for the human body. However, concentrated amounts of Blue Light from backlit screens like computers, tablets, cellphones, and televisions can be dangerous to your eyes. This coating is also called B+W or Crizal Prevencia As the widespread use of smartphones, tablet devices and computers increases the time we face a screen, more and more people suffer from eyestrain symptoms. One cause of this is believed to be the blue light emitted from the display on such devices. The shorter the wavelength, the stronger energy a light wave has, and this may cause eye fatigue. Blue light, which is next to ultraviolet light on the electromagnetic spectrum, has a shorter wavelength than other visible light. It also tends to be diffused and is believed to cause flickering in the vision. If you have seen the Yellow Gunnar glasses, this is what they claim they are filtering. Though my experience is that they are too yellow, and don't actually do a good job at filtering in the Blue spectrum. There is a movement to generically call all the conditions that make you sensitive to certain light spectrums as irlen syndrome which I think is stupid. Lastly, this is my first 4k Video, and I don't have an animated intro, rendered in 4k yet, so you get the ugly logo for 3 seconds.
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Signal Splitting Inputs and Outputs
 
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Using a Y adapter may work for somethings, but relying on Auto Gain Control to boost a weak signal after, can create noise and distortion. To keep your signal path optimized you need a distribution amp.
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WeMo Hack by CodingFTW How To Build A Home Automation Hack For Sensory Sensitivity #WeMoThat
 
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http://www.lifeofzense.com is a Hack built on the WeMo Maker kit. It was entered in the ATTHack at CES 2015. Sarah and Caitlin explains how the WeMo powered devices leverage data from the web to control devices in your environment. By creating a predictable environment smart devices make life a bit easier for those with sensory sensitivity. This can make the difference between a firetruck going down the road being an outburst or tantrum or an exciting experience to watch through the window. The hack is built on Ruby on Rails, If This Then That, and the Unity Engine.
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Enabling Hidden Features In Google Chrome: Using Non-System DNS
 
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For debugging being able to use an alternate DNS can be useful. It can also be useful when you want to use Google DNS or OpenDNS in an environment where you also have to be able to connect to resources on your Intranet, and would normally be forced to use network DNS. To enable the DNS configuration options enter about:flags in the address bar, and select enable.
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IPSEC High Availability In A VPN Network With Hot Standby Router Protocol Enabled
 
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I was going to write a description, but there are maybe 500 people in the world who need any information from this video, and they are unlikely to watch this video with out knowing they need this and they are likely only interested the part about Device Cache Fail over. IPSEC High Availability In A VPN Network With Hot Standby Router Protocol Enabled
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Microsoft Mouse Without Borders A Garage Software Release
 
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Microsoft Mouse Without Borders is one of my favorite "Garage" tools. Garage Tools are tools that Microsoft makes internally that often become part of other products, but when they aren't a fit for any of the pay products they are released as standalone download. Mouse with out borders is like the ultimate KVM, it enables sharing a mouse and keyboard, but also the clip board and files between computers. Download it here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2011/09/09/microsoft-garage-download-mouse-without-borders.aspx
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Is Asbestos Really Dangerous? What is Mesothelioma?
 
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http://xyhd.tv/2008/12/random-news/what-is-mesothelioma/ YES! Most definitely Asbestos is bad stuff. Way worse than BPA or Lead, or any of those other things your mom tells you you shouldn't put in your mouth. It causes mesothelioma, lung cancer and other bad things. Sure it is fun because it is fire proof, and warm, and great at sound deadening. But that doesn't mean you should play with it.
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Oracle DB Vs MySQL for Enterprise DataBase Deployments
 
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Oracle DB is big, and expensive, but it brings a lot to the "table" when compared with MySQL. MySQL has limited ability to audit. MySQL's security is unsophisticated. There are no groups or roles, no ability to deny a privilege (you can only grant privileges). A user who logs in with the same username and password from different network addresses may be treated as a completely separate user. There is no built-in encryption comparable to Oracle. MySQL's Authentication is built-in. There is no LDAP, Active Directory, or other external authentication capability. MySQL has no MPP (massively parallel processing ) support. Unlike Oracle MySQL has no fractional-second storage type for times, dates, or intervals. There is no RAC (Real Application Cluster) support in My SQL, and no failover or server promotion either. These are strong features in Oracle MySQL's number of joins per query is limited to 61. Oracle's limit is much larger. MySQL Replication is asynchronous and has many limitations and edge cases. For example, it is single-threaded, so a powerful slave can find it hard to replicate fast enough to keep up with a less powerful master.
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Tria Laser Hair Removal Doesn't Seem To Work For Me
 
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http://xyhd.tv/2011/01/product-reviews/review-part-1-to-early-to-tell-tria-laser-hair-removal-scam-or-miracle/ It doesn't really work for me, but maybe the lasers will work to remove your hair. I was kind of hoping if I removed the hair I didn't want, some of the hair I wanted to keep would grow back on my head.
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Why Brandon Always Wears The Same Blue Shirt
 
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I always wear the same blue shirt for a number of reasons, but the main one is that it makes it easier to hide from you all which day I shot the videos on. That and because it makes me look like Jeff Probst :-)
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Splenda Vs. Truvia: Zero Calorie Sweeteners And Sugar Alternatives
 
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Splenda seems to be the new hot sweetener and it certainly tastes better than aspartame or saccharine, but Sucralose (splenda) doesn't break down in the environment, and has all sorts of nasty side effects to marine life. Truvia is based to stevia, and is a great, if expensive alternative as long as you aren't trying to bake with it.
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Google AppEngine Deadline Exceeded Errors And Best Practices To Avoid Them
 
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Avoiding the Deadline Exceeded Errors (DEE) in Google AppEngine can be simple if you follow a few best practices. Google isn't great about documenting how the Scheduler works which often leads to confusion. Plus it is somewhat a moving target as they features and control you have over your app sometimes change. Controlling your Min and Max Pending Latency will help you get the most out of your application and is done the same way in Java and Python. Making sure you know how long your warmup takes can help you reduce your costs, but if you follow the instructions in this video you can make sure you have a good user experience with out breaking the bank.
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How To Count In Binary ( Or Count To 1023 On Your Fingers and Hands )
 
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Counting to 10 is so 3rd grade. Learn to count to 1023 on your Fingers and hands, if you break out your toes you can count to a few million. This is a prequel to how parity bits work in Raid systems.
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Enabling Hidden Features In Google Chrome: GPU Acceleration
 
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By going to about:flags in Google Chrome, you can enable many hidden features in Google Chrome. One of the most useful of these features is the ability to enable GPU acceleration. This speeds up the rendering of the page, and often improves the appearance of screen fonts. GPU Acceleration is a feature that is still in testing, so it may not work with all hardware, or may not render all pages correctly, but it has worked very well for me on all of the computers I have tested.
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Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Review
 
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http://w34.us/amz/B00ZDNNRB8 Get pro-level precision with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, featuring an arsenal of swappable components, Hair Trigger Locks, and limitless customization with an easy-to-use app. Choose from a variety of thumbsticks, D-pads, and paddles for a tailored feel that provides game-changing accuracy and speed. Flip the Hair Trigger Locks to fire faster. Improve your control with interchangeable paddles and rubberized diamond grip. Designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive gamers, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller brings it all together with an app, where you can tweak everything from trigger sensitivity to button mapping. * Xbox Accessories app features, including mapping buttons and saving profiles, are available only on Xbox One and Windows 10. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller has four slots or interchangeable paddles. Easily attach and remove them without any tools. Choose to attach some or all of the paddles, and configure the controller to what's best for you. The paddles give your fingers more control, so you can execute devastating moves and experience more efficiency. Now you don't have to take your thumbs off the thumbstick to execute intricate jump, aim, and shoot combinations. With the flip of the Hair Trigger Locks, you can fire more quickly and save valuable time with each trigger pull. Hair Trigger Locks stop the trigger movement after the shot and get you ready for the next one. Simply flip the switch again to get back to full-range motion. Each trigger has its own Hair Trigger Lock for independent control. Within the app, you can further fine-tune trigger settings. Swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalized control and ergonomics. Discover configurations that can improve accuracy, speed, and reach with thumbsticks of different shapes and sizes. The Xbox Elite controller adapts to your hand size and play styles. You'll experience better control whether you play FPS, racing, fighting, or other genres. The new, faceted D-pad enables more confident combo execution, while the traditional D-pad provides precise control to change weapons or call in a strike.
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Better than Memory Foam: Purple Mattress Unboxing, Review, and Technology.
 
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http://www.onpurple.com/#a_aid=purplevid Many people complain that memory foam is too "warm" this is because it doesn't really breath. The Purple is a multi-layer mattress that solves this with an air chamber suspension on the top of memory foam. The result is that more air circulates around you. This design is great if you get warm when you sleep. If you have night sweats. Or if you (or someone you love/care for) gets bed sores from being in bed so much. The three layer design puts less pressure on any one spot, and that definitely helps if you have circulation problems. It can be a bit "springy" in some cases. Unlike a split system bed, (select comfort or a king size that is made from two twins) you will feel the person next to you move around more than you would on a pure memory foam mattress. If this is a problem you can solve it by peeling back the cloth by unzipping the cover and using a utility knife to create a slit head to foot in just the purple layer of the bed. This likely won't be an issue however unless the difference in weight between the two people is fairly large. This bed ships in a "roll" and you will never get it back in the package, so unpackage it only where you are planning to use it. It is also kind of "limp" so it will make corners that a traditional mattress won't which can be nice if you want a bed at the top of curved or narrow stairs or in an attic space that doesn't have a large enough whole to get up to. (or a loft in a tiny home) These are a great choice for RV's and travel trailers because the purple layer doesn't absorb moisture. A pure memory foam bed can cause small sealed spaces to get a strong mildew scent from the moisture they hold from you over night. Video shows more about what this comes in, and the layers. Learn More at http://www.onpurple.com/#a_aid=purplevid
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Bank of America Adds Debit Card Fees, So I Am Dumping BofA for PayPal
 
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https://www.paypal.com/us/mrb/pal=WTNB9WFX6Q8E6 Bank of America has been my bank for a number of years, but I'm dumping them for a number of reasons. The primary one is that I'm not going to pay $5 a month for the convenience of using my debit card. Pay Pal offers me most of the core services I need, and gives me 1% cash back on all my purchases which adds up pretty quickly if you can get all of your life on to the card. It doesn't solve my need for a checking account to pay my land lord, or my car payment, but it addresses all of my other needs. If you want to sign up for PayPal, Click here: https://www.paypal.com/us/mrb/pal=WTNB9WFX6Q8E6
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CPU Vs. GPU: Differences In Processors
 
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CPU's and GPU's both make your computer faster, but how do they differ? NVidia, ATI, Intel, and AMD all make chips to do these functions, and you need the right tool for the job, but as computing starts to be more graphics intensive, and graphics cards start to do more than just graphics the line is starting to blur.
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Tough Job Interview Questions: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
 
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Interviewers seem to think they need to ask this question. Lots of times as companies that haven't existed for 5 years themselves. If you know where you are going to be in 5 years, you probably aren't interviewing for a job, because you couldn't have predicted this was the company you were going to be at. The world changes to fast. In the Internet economy 5 years is 35 years of the pre-internet economy.
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Radiator Swap: Upgrading the Radiator to a 2 Row Alumininum Core
 
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2 Row radiators have twice the surface area of a single row. That doesn't mean twice the cooling since the second row is getting air heated by the first row, but it does still help. So does the increase in the ammount of water held. More water means that those short bursts of Air Conditioning won't put you over the top. There are some down sides. They take longer to heat up which means in the winter you will be cold longer. They weigh more which is not ideal if you are building a race car. But for the most part two core radiators are better than their single row counterparts. I also did my swap to performance coolant which has water wetter already in it. It also uses de-ionized water which reduces scaling and improves heat transfer. This is anti-freeze as well and gives protection to -34 which is colder than I'm likely to see, but may not be enough for all climates. I didn't get all my hoses clamped down the first time and leaked on the floor when I got up to pressure. So don't make that mistake like I did After making the swap make sure you check your thermostat to be certain the radiator is working as it should.
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Bits vs Bytes ( It's really just a matter of if you have 8 of them )
 
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8 Bits = 1 byte. But I needed to ramble for 30 seconds :-)
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How Passwords Get Hacked, And How Hashes Protect Your Login
 
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Did you know WordPress doesn't even know your password? It stores it as a hash. If you salt your hash, that makes the password very, very difficult to recover.
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Plasma Vs. LCD Televisions From A Technology Standpoint
 
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Plasma and LCD Televisions may look similar on the out side but inside they work very differently. This Video attempts to explain Plasma Vs. LCD Televisions From A Technology Standpoint, not which is better for you.
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Hulu Vs Amazon Prime Instant Unlimited Streaming
 
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http://w34.us/BW-qz Amazon Instant Video For Prime Members offers tons of free video. Unlike Hulu it has ShoTime and BBC programs. This makes is a great supplement to my Online TV Watching but to get the best selection of Free Movies and TV online, you really need to have both. Shows that are on both systems, I watch on HULU however because the experience is currently better.
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