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Love these simple games which test my eyesight & perception :) High score of 38 so far.
 
I finally got around to complete my second color based game Contrast. Hope you guys like it. My current high score while testing it was 34.

Thanks +Christian Dywan for your help getting the database working
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Actually it's mostly violets and brown :)
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It’s Episode Twenty-Two of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, and Martin Wimpress are here again. [powerpress] We’re here – all of us! In this week’s show: We discuss the news Microsoft has won a major privacy victory…
It’s Episode Twenty-Two of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, and Martin Wimpress are here again. We’re here – all of us! In this week’…
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My latest book, Mastering Ubuntu Server, is now officially published! You can purchase it directly from my publisher in ebook or in print right now at www.ubuntuserverbook.com, and it will be available on Amazon shortly. I'm very proud of this book and I can't wait for everyone to read it. Since my publisher is still having a sale, you can get the ebook version for $10 until the sale is over.
Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system, and has various versions targeted at servers, desktops, phones, tablets and televisions. The Ubuntu Server Edition, also calle...
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This is excellent. I like having a dynamic desktop wallpaper. Space wallpapers even more so.
 
Bored of looking at the same desktop background? Why not try this.  ‘Himawaripy‘ is a small Python 3 script that fetches a near-realtime picture of Earth taken by the Japanese Himawari 8 weather satellite and sets it as your desktop background. Once…
Bored of looking at the same desktop background? Why not try this. 'Himawaripy' is a small Python 3 script that fetches a near-realtime picture of Earth t
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Open memo to extraterrestrials: This view is as close as you want to get.
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Good to know it's possible to flash the Android Meizu Pro 5 to Ubuntu..
 
My new toy! Pro5 64GB, 4GB RAM, Ubuntu Touch ota-11.
Manually installed as per here:http://askubuntu.com/questions/767323/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-meizu-pro-5-that-was-originally-with-android

The difference in performance between MX4 and PRO5 is huge!. Pro5 is so fast!!!
I'm going to test it for a couple of days :-)
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In ep #83 +Joe Ressington assures us that the passwords for the 2 million ubuntu forums accounts were stolen, and that they were out there and someone could decrypt them. This is 100% false.

The passwords stored in the forums were not actual passwords or hashed passwords, but randomly generated strings. The Ubuntu forums uses Ubuntu SSO (an entirely separate service) for authenticating users. So the forums users passwords aren't even stored in vBulletin at all.

When users are created though, the password field in the database is "required" so gets filled with junk. We can't fill them all with the same "This is not a password" text because vBulletin requires them to differ, hence why they're all random junk. So, no, the passwords for those 2 million accounts absolutely were not leaked, even in an encrypted form, because they're not there to leak.
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Thanks.
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Was nice to finally see this somewhat famous house at the weekend. :)
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Wonderful!
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Oh my! A real, functional (bluetooth) Star Trek Communicator... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw1KU_ubixI
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I want one omg 
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Looks very much like #ubuntu  MATE on MrRobot there...
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+Ingolf Schaefer or merely something made to look similar. I mean when they directly mention him "running GNOME" he's not at all actually running GNOME.
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Phew! OTA-12 is now out and in the middle of phasing. We do not expect any issues, but as always - please reach out to us if you notice anything worrying. Thanks everyone!
To: Ubuntu Phone ; From: Lukasz Zemczak ; Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:59:16 +0200. Hello everyone, We have just copied all OTA-12 images to the stable channels and started the phased upgrade procedures as with every release.
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Okay so it turns out you have to restart the phone to get the fingerprint settings. Other updates like the colourful emojis showed up immediately after the update so i didn't think to try restarting.
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We're back with another #ubuntu  Community Team Q&A at 15:00 UTC today!
 
Join +Daniel Holbach and +Alan Pope with your questions about Ubuntu, Snappy, Snapcraft, cats & dogs.
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I'd estimate around 20 people in this photo are playing Pokémon Go at Virginia Water.
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MAD  CRAZY  GOOD  HABIT
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The pub is located at the end of a narrow winding road. There's a decent sized car park and large outdoor seating and play area. There are also some tables indoors. The inside of the pub is tastefully decorated with a very small bar area. On the Saturday we visited it was very sunny, so the pub was quite busy, so there was a little delay when ordering drinks and food. Nothing too major though. They had some lovely beers on tap and a decent menu with additional specials on the wall. The meals we had (scampi, cod, chicken burger) were excellent. All piping hot & supplied with chips and a decent salad. I would absolutely go back if I was in the area. A super little pub.
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Great food and beer. I had the chicken wings and friends had burgers. All were excellent.
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Friendly staff who managed to fit us in despite being well booked up. Good choice of food. Some mains had poor presentation but tasted great. Deserts were all great, home-made and delicious. Cheese board was small, but perfectly presented. Would certainly go back.
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Loved the teriyaki chicken. Friendly staff and efficient service.
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A nice place to hang out as an alternative to your hotel or villa. Decent sized pool, play area for under 8's and a small crazy golf course. Friendly attentive staff and plenty of tables and beds to chill out. Ideal place to camp out if you arrived early and can't get into your villa yet.
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Speedy service with plenty of options.
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Went to the Kingfisher last night (Tuesday) for the first time since the refit. First waiter we had didn't know what some things on the menu were, offloaded us to another waitress. Starters arrived with no cutlery. My starter (squid) was on the 'special' list but was far from special. Overcooked to the point of being burned in places, hard, dry and not like any other squid I've ever had. I complained and it was taken away and struck off the bill. Main course some time later. Waitress ignored us for ages when we were trying to order a bottle of wine. Eventually took the order and then took ages to bring it. We were half way through our meals before the wine arrived. This is yet another crappy meal I've had in that place, each under successive new management. Worst wedding anniversary ever. Not going again.
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