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Jason Buberel
Sunnyvale, CA
Interests: nature, photography, politics, science, philosophy, fitness, health
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Ah yes, an off-by-one error on my part. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2011 on HOWTO: random sleep duration in bash at Jason's Log
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Jeremey, Unfortunately, I haven't tested this technique on newer versions of either Selenium or JQuery. So it doesn't surprise me that some tweaking will be required. Please let me know if you happen upon a working solution. -jason
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As a small business owner, I am not at all concerned with the uncertainty resulting from the use (abuse?) of presidential authority. While the president may overstep traditional bounds in specific cases, the targets of those actions are typically very specific - BP, GM, United Steel - and do not have industry-wide effects. Instead, the regulatory uncertainty that stems from the undefined application and enforcement of the recent Health Care Reform and Financial Industry reform is of much greater concern. Many of the implementation details of those bills were left to the regulatory agencies. Because of the lack of specificity in the legislation, it will take years of litigation before the boundaries of those laws become clearly defined.
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While I do understand and empathize with all people who suffer from chronic illnesses, I don't buy the argument that the government can or should compel private businesses to absorb the losses of unprofitable customers. That, after all, is the main argument for having a some sort of public option or 'insurer of last resort'. By forcing BC/BS to absorb those costs, it will inevitably lead to rate increases for all of their existing customers. The math just doesn't work any other way. I believe we're starting to see this in Massachusetts, where guaranteed coverage has led to steep rate increases as insurers are compelled to provide insurance to any customer. This recent article in the Boston Globe sums it up nicely, I think: http://www.boston.com/business/healthcare/articles/2010/06/10/state_presses_insurers_to_add_low_cost_plan_options/
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To be honest, I haven't touched this stuff much in the two years since the original post was written. I have no doubt that much has changed in the world of GStreamer in that time. Sorry I can't be of more assistance - are you using GStreamer from your distro's packages, or is this a custom build?
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Update for 2009: Based on a suggestion from a friend, I have also introduced a 'drying' period of 24 hours in the fridge between brining and grilling. This gives the skin a chance to dry out a bit, and will result in a crispier texture in the final result.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2009 on The (near) perfect turkey at Jason's Log
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You must physically measure the distance. That is an input to the formula, not an output of it. Use a tape measure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape_measure) , or laser tape measure (http://bit.ly/68O0YM).
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on Camera Lens Calculators at Jason's Log
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Minku, In the equation above, I simply assume that the photographer knows the distance between the object and the image sensor. In practice, you would have to physically measure that distance. Or simply enter an estimate in the box above. -jason
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on Camera Lens Calculators at Jason's Log
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FB Person: Unfortunately, it has been years and years since I last used these scripts. I know that there has been quite a bit of packaging changes in the Xiph.org stuff, and I have not upgraded these scripts to take that into account. I long ago gave up the hope of managing my entire music collection in multiple encodings, and instead just signed up for Rhapsody.com so I can play any song every recorded any time I feel like it. Which is all just my long-winded way of saying that you're gonna have to figure out on your own how to get oggenc to recognize the FLAC files and choose an appropriate decoder for them. -jason
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2009 on Batch FLAC to Ogg converter at Jason's Log
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James- You make a very good point. I should probably be thrilled that I don't remember dreams very often, although I do feel somewhat deprived as I never have good dream stories to tell people about! My next undertaking is to try and increase the amount of deep sleep that I get each night. Not sure what experimental variable I will tweak first yet...
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All fixed - thanks for pointing out the error!
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Sounds good - cloning we can do. I'll start with Dolly the Sheep (first mammal) and work our way to the possibility of human cloning and what that might mean.
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I don't know for sure - but if you turn on SQL logging, you should be able to figure it out: When you execute an HSQL 'like' query, does the generated SQL contain: where name like 'ti%'? If it does, then this technique would not allow the encrypted contents to be searched.
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