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Imgur: full of all the magic and wonders of the Internet.
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Trust traitors to do 4th of July on the 5th.
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So essentially the Internet is down. It's finally happened folks. 
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The beginning of the end maybe. I've only recently started looking at reddit every now and then so directly it doesn't affect me but obviously a lot of the "work" behind a lot of blogs and other sites is done on reddit first.
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"I'm going to have to science the shit out of this"

Quote of the year!  I cannot wait for this movie!
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Brilliant book for the hard sci-fi lovers out there. 
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Ubuntu heeelp!

I have a problem with sound.  Here are the basics...

Installed Ubuntu 15.04
Default User is fine, everything works great.
Created 'Kids' user.  Everything is great.
Created a day-to-day user 'gareth' for myself.
Mounted my 'DATA' drive in fstab.  This has all my crap on it, and I want it appearing as /home/gareth/<all my crap>

It mounts fine, but as soon as I reboot, I lose the ability to flick between sound devices (USB Headphones and onboard audio), as well as not being about to control the volume in the menu bar.

If I demount the DATA drive and return to the defaul location, everything is working perfectly, so I'm guessing it's something to do with what I'm trying to mount.

Any ideas??
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+David Robins that's always the best approach 
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awesome.

I would love to run an astronomy club un Auckland.  But someone would have to remove that white stuff that gets in the way
 
First-ever White House Girl Scouts Astronomy Campout: V2 | NASA
Girl Scouts participate in the Friendship Circle at the first-ever White House Astronomy Campout held as part of the Let's Move! Outside initiative on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. NASA provided telescopes and led a stargazing activity with scientists and astronaut Cady Coleman in attendance.

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I imagine +Matthias Wandel just rolls his eyes at stuff like this.  

sure it's a nice thing this guy made, but it's waaaaaay overkill.  Here's a better way from Matthias.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zPvXjnCTI
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Oculus rift FTW
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pile... of .... turd.

Nothing beats "Pirates of Silicon Valley"
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If you're the one person at the BBQ that poo-poos self driving cars, please just put your ego aside for 15mins and watch this video.

What I find awesome is that this isn't black magic, it's based on good science, and is common sense.

Driving multi-tonne vehicles along the road just seems so stupid.  It's by the far the most dangerous thing I do, and I wonder how I make it from A to B some days.  

Cities are pushing and pushing on public transport, which will never compete with the freedom of the car.  Self driving cars should be thought of in exactly the same light as public transport.  

The problem is that people seem to think they're in control.  They're not.
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But... how do you really feel about the MPAA?
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    BSc - Physiology, 1994 - 1997
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I'm some dude that was born, learned to do some basic stuff, went to school for AGES, went to hard school for a bit of paper, worked a while, then a bit more, found a girl & married her, worked some more, reproduced, changed life around, reproduced again, found a camera, started learning stuff all over again, got fat, bought a bike, pedalling lots, getting thinner. Oh, and I do stuff with numbers, lots of them.
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I'm told people actually read these, so here's the main pieces to me.  The rest you'll have to figure out.


I Like People that Discuss Things
Google+ has become a diverse source of information for me.  My circles are varied and I have cultivated them so that their occupants are thoughtful commenters that like to respond.  Please be one of those people.

I post on varied subjects
I will post on everything from lolcats to quantum theory.  If I find something I thinkis cool, I'll share it.  But I wont post too much or too frequently, and try to restrict posts to the relevant community.

I love data analysis
It's my job, and I tend to analyse most things I come across. I specialise in operations analysis, so supermarket queues can be a fun time for me.  I love seeing the opportunities to improve efficiency, or reduce complexity in processes.

Honesty is Very Important to me
If I post something that you don't like, please say so.  I might not remove it or change my position but I still would like to have the discussion.  We're swayed by the people around us, and I have many opinions/thoughts that are derived from other's input.  Part of the sharing experience in Google+ is meeting people that aren't afraid to impart some knowledge my way.

I Very Rarely Get Offended.
I post links, comments, and photos to start a discussion or gain your feedback. If you don't like what I say, tell me, or disagree with me. But since my kids often see my stream I wont tolerate bullying, nudity, or porn in my feed, you will be blocked.
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I have landed a Concorde
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Analytics Engineer
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Python, R, Geospatial analysis, visualisation principles, sql, and I make a mean Shepherds Pie
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Brisbane, Australia - Alderney, Channel Islands, UK - Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK - Feltham, middx, UK - Weybridge, middx, UK
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