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Android 5.1

Anyone else getting odd directions in Maps that gives you really long ETAs due to driving on wrong side of road?
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I'm looking to learn Arch and build a basic set up in the process.  My first question.  As a beginner, with partitions, should I use MBR or GPT.  I don't need EFI.
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Yeah, on one of my boxes you have to enable uefi boot in order for the motherboard to boot from bios-gpt partition, but then it tries to boot any existing efi entries first, so then you have to delete any existing efi entries (with efibootmgr).
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How much space does the [Transcoder temporary directory] require.  I'm getting the odd buffering issues, so thought I'd try creating a ramdisk, but need to know if I have the available RAM normally.
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I'm sure I've set it to run optimise each night during clean up. But thanks.
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Why, if I emacs 'xyz', does it open a desktop version, but if I sudo emacs 'xyz' does it open the cli version?
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So what can I do so that I can 'emacs' in cli under both normal and su?
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Watch it while you can, before it is blocked.
 
#vimeo  interview with #edwardsnowden  that is blacklisted on #youtube   - Watch while you can....
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I got a copy on copy.com and on my torrent sync :) 
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Running Debian Testing/Jessie // KDE
Attempting to install Okular (or any other decent PDF Viewer/Editor for KDE)

Just tried to apt-get install okular.  It results in 45 upgraded, 36 new, 9 to remove (kde-plasma-desktop kde-window-manager kde-workspace kde-workspace-bin kdm ksysguard libjpeg62 libprocessui4a plasma-desktop).

This doesn't seem quite right to me, I should say now that I have done a full update/upgrade prior.

I've also had this when trying to install OpenJRE (or something like that), ended up installing the non-free in that case, which had no issues.

Any ideas?
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+Mark Head I've not experienced that - though I mostly use aptitude as it has better dependency rules and generally does a better job. When I have needed to use apt-get it still worked fine.

As I said the two tools have a lot more in common than they use to.
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Barry Smith originally shared:
 
Android 5.1

Anyone else getting odd directions in Maps that gives you really long ETAs due to driving on wrong side of road?
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Haha what.
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Is there any plans to introduce smart playlists, like WinAmp if you remember it back in the day. So you can specify complex text/quality/type filters etc and just click on the filter to view/play the results etc...
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Yes. In filter options there are only genre and collection options. And recently added order shows where whole library. I what a playlist with one the last music I have added.
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Does anyone else have problems using the 'Plex It' button that you can drag to your browser window. I've tried it in Chrome, but it always says 'You need to login' in the side window that appears.  I am logged in to Plex.tv, but it won't work. Why is this, I'm trying with a YouTube video.
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You can "recommend" an item in Watch Later to a friend (https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200890088-Recommendations). It isn't currently possible to share Watch Later as a whole or share playlists.
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Hi, just had an issue where I could not access <server>:32400/web, 'server rejected connection'.  After much faffing, I found that Plex had filled my root with 20GB of files under /var/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Media/localhost/*

What is the purpose of this folder and can I limit how much plex creates?!??!
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I do have a large Library, and yes that was set to generate during Maintenance Hours. I've killed them all and removed the option, see how it goes.
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Has anyone seen any resource that explains the data connection icon in Android Lollipop?

When I'm out, it seems to spend half its time with an exclamation mark over it, even when I've got a perfect signal. When it's got this exclamation mark it doesn't tell me whether there is or is not a connection or what kind of connection (2g, 3g, 4g etc)
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It's not constant, most of time, but might try wiping cache.
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If I'm casting music from a collection, how do I 'shuffle' it or make it play randomly?
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Pls ignore, was staring me in the face.
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I'm a 30-something with an avid interest in anything IT.  

I'm particularly into open-source software / companies, those that promote positive ideals and not just ripping the money out of the wallets of people who are addicted to tech/gadgets.  

I prefer Linux over other OS and Android over other Mobile OS.  I do this because they are predominantly open-source and they stimulate people to try and improve.  

I will ALWAYS prefer products/services that have the following Terms & Conditions: [You may do what you want with this product/service, you may try to improve it, copy and pass it round your friends, do what you want]

I welcome people from anywhere in the world, as long as they A) Don't have their head stuck half way up their rectum... B) They speak to me (and post mostly) in English...

Please note that I do not use G+ to specifically make new friends. I use it to share information, news and see what goes on in the world.  If I regularly interact with certain people on certain topics, so be it.  So do not tag me in a message like "Hi +Barry Smith", as it will not get answered.
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Had a leaking pipe (from the sink to Washing Machine), had been advised it could be just a washer, but didn't have a clue more than that. Overton Bathroom Centre provided a washer after showing a pic on my phone and explained what probably needed doing was able to disconnect the hose and replace the washer. Leak sorted.
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We went here for our first baby scan. The experience was generally good, was seen within 10 minutes of our appointment time and it didn't take long. I'm not however impressed that we could not take our own pics/vids of the scan. I would really like some official justification as to why we are prevented from doing so.
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