Kent Aldous

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What Can I Do About Bufferbloat? - Bufferbloat.net

If your router has SQM settings, you can measure latency under load without SQM, then turn on SQM and iterate: adjust the router settings and measure …

Fixing bufferbloat on your home network with OpenBSD 6.2 or newer

My home network (which is also my work network) is a standard-issue Comcast cable hookup. In spite of a tolerable 120 megabits down, my experience of …

Wi-Fi

Clean Your AC Condenser Unit

Get your air conditioner in primo working order before the cooling season.<p>Chances are that if you’ve neglected a spring checkup, your air conditioner …

Home Improvement

Tom Wolfe Gives an Eyewitness Report of the Birth of 'The New Journalism' -- New York Magazine

<i>From the February 14, 1972 issue of</i> New York <i>Magazine.</i><p>I. The Feature Game<p>I doubt if many of the aces I will be extolling in this story went into …

For Small-Town Canadians, Sex Assault Is ‘Normal’ Part Of Life: Survivor

It's not easy to speak up about sexual abuse in rural Canada.<p>When Andrea* was "plunked" into Renfrew County, Ont., she didn't know a soul. A women's …

The most popular holiday gifts of 2017: the Instant Pot, Google Home and many toys

Malls begin to get crowded and shopping carts online are starting to fill up: the holiday season is officially here.<p>If you’re looking for the most …

5 powerhouse runners share the best advice they ever received

Anyone can get out there and run. After all, you don’t need any equipment or a pricy membership to pound the pavement. If you’ve got a pair of sneaks …

20 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Let your fingertips fly.<p>Compared to reaching for the mouse or navigating a menu, a single keyboard shortcut shaves a moment off your task. This might not seem like much, but add up all those saved moments over a week or a month, and you're gaining a substantial chunk of time. That's why it's …

Tackling the subject of GPU bottlenecking and CPU gaming benchmarks, using Ryzen as an example

Today I’m going to try and tackle a topic that seems to be causing a great deal of confusion, especially after our initial review of Ryzen and the …

Nvidia Volta GPU release date, specs, rumours, and performance

The Nvidia Volta architecture is the most powerful GPU technology the green team has ever produced, but when will it appear in our GeForce graphics …

supercomputers

7 good reasons why a VPN isn't enough

With Americans spending over 10 hours of screen time daily across the various devices they own, this amounts to a lot of internet usage. Of course, …

Privacy

Two Of The Shortest Workouts Possible For Runners

The weather is changing and we all want to spend our precious free time soaking up the sun or enjoying the outdoors instead of being inside a gym. …

Exercise

Under the radar

Five years after Ottawa put the brakes on a surge of foreign investment, China is back. A new wave of Chinese investors is quietly snapping up a host of energy companies in the wake of the industry slump. Jeff Lewis, Jeffrey Jones and Nathan VanderKlippe report on a stealthy takeover binge in the …

Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

This entry was posted in General Security on April 14, 2017 by Mark Maunder 150 Replies<p><b>Update on April 19th at noon Pacific time:</b> Chrome has just …

US military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military on Friday defended its decision to drop its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in Afghanistan, describing it as a "tactical" move.<p>The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, was dropped Thursday night on a network of fortified underground tunnels …

Five ski training myths that are holding you back on the slopes

Snow-sports training done badly can be at best a waste of time and at worst cause more harm than good. Here are five myths about pre-trip ski training that should definitely be ignored.<p>1. Wall squats are the best way to work the legs for skiing<p>FALSE<p>Although well-intentioned, wall squats encourage …

The Tragically Hip, the band all of Canada is obsessed with, explained

If you're not Canadian, you may have looked at your Twitter feed this past weekend and wondered, "Wait, what's the Tragically Hip?"<p>On Instagram, you may have seen photos of a sweaty, leaping man in a feathered fedora and a rotating wardrobe of neck scarves and lamé tracksuits, swaying onstage with …

Music

Giant Pearl Kept Under a Fisherman's Bed for Ten Years Could Be the World's Largest

What may be the world’s largest natural pearl was given to authorities last week after serving as a Filipino fisherman’s good luck charm for more …

City Halls

Erik Wemple: Fox anchor Megyn Kelly will lay waste to Donald Trump in May’s face-off

Donald Trump has agreed to an interview with a cable-news host. It’s approximately his 8,000th such appearance since he launched his campaign in June …

Yukon government backtracks on viral ‘we all need the D’ campaign

The Yukon government's recent bid to ensure residents are receiving enough Vitamin D is getting a rise out of the social media masses.<p>The department of Health and Social Services recently rolled out a campaign exhorting residents of the sun-deprived territory to ensure they're getting enough …

This One Simple Change Can Boost Your Motivation, According To Science

Simply having fun plays a big role in motivating your behavior.<p>Got motivation?<p>If you're already having a tough time keeping your new year's resolution, try this scientific approach to motivating yourself to do better, according to a new video (above) released by the YouTube series ASAPScience on …

52 Concepts To Add To Your Cognitive Toolkit

Signalling/ countersignalling – the idea that an action conveys information to someone about the actor. Buying an expensive wedding ring conveys that …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Motorhead’s Lemmy: 20 Essential Songs

‘Motorhead’ (1975)<p>Written on the balcony of the infamous "Riot House" hotel in West Hollywood during a 1974 Hawkwind tour, Lemmy's speed-freak anthem …

Music

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

These earbuds custom-fit to your ears in 60 seconds

Revols wants to use Kickstarter to upend the custom-molded earphone business<p>Earbuds are one of those technologies that still come loaded with annoyances. Cheap ones are almost always bad, with a terrible fit and atrocious sound. Expensive ones offer better sound quality, but often times they can …

Promise seen for wireless pacemakers that don't require surgery

Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers — miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery.<p>In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic Inc., was successfully implanted 99% of the time, with a low rate …

Medicine

Eight steps to take when you're 20 years from retirement

As retirement approaches, make sure you're setting yourself up for a comfortable lifestyle. These eight steps will help you prepare.<p>Even though …

Retirement

Ignore the retirement alarmists: The 4% rule is imminently safe

No one wants to be 95 years old and realize that there's no money left to pay for basic needs. Just at the moment when medical bills might start piling up, you need to ask for help from family and friends to make ends meet. Though many would be OK with help from their "tribes," few want to put …