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I read batteries wear off when plugged in in hot conditions, which is often the case for a running laptop. Can you confirm?

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Long term battery degradation happens when its membranes degrade. There are hundreds of variables involved. Temperature IS a variable. But I'm reluctant to outright confirm what you're saying because it may be misleading. Avoiding plugging in when hot could help in some situations, but it won't help in all, so it's not a categorical rule.

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Heat is a major cause of battery degradation, partially why I don't agree with constantly charging/discharging since it causes more heat.

Keep your laptop cool, perhaps even consider battery saving options while plugged in if you find it is generating too much heat.

Edit: A running laptop will cause heat, so shut it off when not using it. A plugged in laptop shouldn't create much more heat than a laptop running on battery power, if anything, the battery should be cooler when plugged in and fully charged (assumption made).

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Another great resource: http://inl.info.ucl.ac.be/cnp3

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I like to remind people that they do not decide themselves if what they do is ok or not, it's the people interpreting the collected data. In that regard, I read a good illustration (invented I guess): imagine a guy that does to a shop buy an alarm clock, then going to buy a barrel, and after that going to buy chemicals in a third shop. Wouldn't this guy seem suspect from the data collected? It was a teacher preparing a chemistry lesson, buying a barrel to collect rain water in his garden, and replacing his old alarm clock. He might have nothing to hide, but that's not a reason why his acts can't be misinterpreted....

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How did you get those visitors in what i see as a crowded market? That's always been my problem....

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Never did anything special. After a month got promoted by Lifehacker which crashed the site so the traffic went back to the original. Everything is WOM.

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This seems to be for the us and unapplicable to europe (factor 1.25 seems too low), right?

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1.25 is too low for the US, too. However, we're just establishing the minimum, so I erred on the low end. 1.5 or 2.0 would probably come closer to reality.

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It's highly individual. Mine is about 2.25 because of an infuriating rule about deducting health care premiums. bdunn's course Double Your Freelancing Rate[1] has a really good in-depth discussion on how you can figure this out for yourself.

[1]: http://doubleyourfreelancing.com/rate/

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You're right. In Germany you'll need to do the math with 1.40 at least.

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I think he is absolutely right in that the question is ambiguous. The linked questions are phrased exactly the same and don't mention passive income. It is not because everybody, myself included, interpreted that passive income is meant without it being mentioned that the question is not ambiguous. It is just our interpretation due to what we expect to see on this site.

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Conferencebadge.com is very clever!

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Honest question: what are the advantages of this choice? I have horrible memories from the time i used microsoft software. Iirc iis had horrible logging, windows administration is not easy to be scripted (is there an ssh server/client by default?), you can be left alone if ms changes course (as has happened in the past), etc I personally feel much safer and efficient by avoiding ms, but curious to learn and hear counter arguments.

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You seem to be coming from an admin/ops perspective.

From developer's perspective it's two modern mainstream languages - F#, C# - that can be used on Windows, Azure, Mac, iOS, Android, WP as a well-defined workflow.

The best IDE - Visual Studio + ReSharper + soon Roslyn. Second best ecosystem of libraries, that is picking up.

There are some missing bits that are coming: docker and containers, dynamic compilation (of static typed code) when building web sites.

It might not be the best choice in individual "disciplines", but it's the best overall.

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The question was a little ambiguous. "Microsoft Stack" could mean everything from MS, but it could also mean you just pick and choose.

I've found the best value/growth combination to be Linux, Mono, and F#. If I need a database I'll use something free or open source.

Right now I think folks are making a mistake if they decide to go "all Microsoft" or "no Microsoft". It's much more nuanced than that.

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seems the backend is python, and the web app is ruby. Curious as to why you decided to use 2 different languages.

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(co-founder here) The backend will be ruby as well, we used webvirtmgr only as a means to kickstart the project and have something usable quickly. :) On a general note though we aren't afraid to mix languages. For example node.js is used to handle web sockets for the VNC console as well as for the starter application.

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Was it covered in belgian media?

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Yes it was.

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