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is the impending relocation of Australia going to have an impact on the map? One big query to shuffle the whole thing north 1.8m and then re-render tiles accordingly? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36912700

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Rather a brave position on trademarks from Canonical I think https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webbrowser-app/+bug/1505970/comments/16

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A brexit would be a spectacularly catastrophic idea with an immediate loss of the AAA credit rating. Lets not do it.
http://www.spratings.com/brexit

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Please do learn to code, and while you are at it teach others. Not everyone needs to be a programmer, but everyone can benefit from basic coding knowledge, just like everyone can benefit from knowing how basic algebra works. This article is very wrong.
For what it's worth the article also says that not everyone needs to know how to do plumbing. I disagree with that too. Everyone should know how to cut a pipe and fit a compression or solder joint, just like everyone should know how to wire a plug. Just because some people are specialists doesn't mean that everyone wouldn't function better with a basic comprehension of the world around them.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/10/please-dont-learn-to-code/

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this is exactly what wandering around Monaco on your own at night is like. You feel that if you didn't pay attention to where you were going and wander into the wrong part of town you might find yourself somewhere rather pleasant. And I did take a helicopter to Nice airport to connect with my Easyjet flight home.
"It gets really bad after dark when the art dealers come out and start selling on the street corners."

Anyone got anywhere with unity8-desktop-session-mir on a PC? It allows me to log in (have to log in twice, which is clunky but fine) then my laptop screen rotates and tells me it is a touchscreen for the external display, and the external display has a scope window on it, with no application scope, just music and pictures. The notification bar has some stuff in it but as I can't start any applications I can't seem to do anything much with it. I would really like to start using Mir and xmir on the desktop but I am not really far enough in to attempt to use it on a regular basis. All I really need is a browser and a text editor!

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I updated my laptop, seems great, just like the last release. I did move my launcher to the bottom edge, that can be done with dconf-editor (doesn't appear to be a regular user interface for it). In general everything seems to work fine. Not too many changes, but as things were working well before I am OK with that.
For those who have been paying attention to the Ubuntu project for a while you will probably know that the distinctive Orange colour has a colour reference of #DD4814. You know it, but you would be wrong. It is now #E95420 which is very very slightly different. This change appears to have been done by a group of Canonical folk who are using github and a secret trello board rather than launchpad, and it affects some things on the phone and some things on the desktop - but not others. So, if you update to Xenial and are wondering why the oranges seem a little mismatched and brighter in places (there actually are not that many blocks of solid colour to find) that is why.
I asked the community team about the change earlier this week, answers have not been particularly forthcoming but hopefully now that the release is done the designers will have a few minutes to tell us what they have done!
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-community-team/2016-April/date.html#1202

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Step 0 install Windows.
HOWTO: Ubuntu on Windows
As announced last week , Microsoft and Canonical have worked together to bring Ubuntu's userspace natively into Windows 10. As of today, Windows 10 Insiders can now take Ubuntu on Windows for a test drive!  Here's how... 1) You need to have a system running...

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