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WhatsApp will start sharing account information with Facebook soon. To disable it, open WhatsApp, go to Settings > Account and uncheck the box.
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Yesterday's HOA covering Android 7.0 Nougat, Android for Work and general improvements to their enterprise mobility capabilities.

Some really, really nice features coming in 7 that benefit not only Administrators, but End-users as well.
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I've already installed the anniversary update, what on earth is it doing now?
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Hi +Stéphane Graber​,

I'm running LXD on a purpose-made ZFS filesystem within a RAIDZ2.

I need to destroy and recreate the RAID but while I can move everything else back and forth between a backup area no problem, I don't know how I'd be able to temporarily relocate the LXD filesystem due to the various mount points.

Is there anything built-in that can assist with this, or anything documented for migration beyond moving the containers to a different system and back?

Thanks!
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This evening I was planning to write up part 4 of my Project Obsidian build. However instead I've spent the better part of the last few hours trying in vain to recover an MDADM array.

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As I'm selling the server currently housing backups for the data migrated to the Obsidian server, I figured it'd be fine to power down, move the disks to Obsidian and bring up the array there. I'd then backup data from the ZFS array to the MDADM array until such time I find a suitable off-site solution (two different RAID types is more redundant than keeping it all ZFS IMO).

I knew this was OK, as I'd read link after link of people saying it's simple and quick to do so:

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=850229
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2291998
http://serverfault.com/questions/32709/how-do-i-move-a-linux-software-raid-to-a-new-machine
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-276925.html

etc.

On boot, not only did MDADM not find the RAID, two of the disks are now blank. Unpartitioned. Empty. Goodbye RAID5.

Googling found someone else who saw the same outcome:

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2250041

I don't see a way out of this, so I'm letting it go and will take the loss of months of backups on the chin. I also lost some VMware VMDKs that I hadn't yet migrated, but these were backups after moving entirely to LXD on Obsidian and were purely there just in case.

I wish I could explain what happened here. I haven't yet found anything in the logs.

Oh well.
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+Andrew Maxwell this might be worth a go?
 
Dropbox has launched a service to challenge the likes of Evernote and Google Keep. Could Dropbox Paper be your next go-to organization/collaboration app? #AppsGames #News #Dropbox
Dropbox is beta testing a new app called Paper, a tool that aims to place you and your collaborators all on the same page. It's another iron in the fire for Dropbox, and more flames to the feet of Evernote.Dropbox Paper's beta build just hit the Google Play store, so you can give it a spin now. It's also available in an iOS and web variant, both of which are also in beta.With the new app, Dropbox is hoping to make creating and modifying documents...
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And so begins the wait to see someone recreate this as FOSS without the Java requirement hackpad has.
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+Pushbullet​ are backtracking again, removing "features" from the free version to force people to pay.

Well, looks like August 1st will be the day I lose the last remaining piece of functionality I relied on Pushbullet for, so I'll shut the account down.

For what it is, the pro version is far, far too expensive and absolutely not worth it. I wonder how far they'll go before they're a paid-only service and all free users are shut off?

Seems somewhat inevitable and far too easy to blame on "server costs".
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#backtrack  

"Yesterday you received an email from us about changes we were planning to make regarding automated push activity. We received a lot of great feedback to that email and have concluded based on this feedback that there is a better way to address the growing push volume we're seeing. As a result, you can ignore our previous email. We will not be making changes that target specific services.

Instead of singling out specific services, we are now putting an upper bound of 500 API pushes per month for free Pushbullet accounts. API pushes do not include pushes from services like IFTTT or from Channels or from Pushbullet apps. They are specifically from the use of our public API."

Still, I wonder how long that'll last. I'm still looking for an alternative either way.
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Pretty big update landed for #LXD  - pleased to see lxc shell has been added along with soooo many bug fixes.
 
Yesterday we were doing stable releases of LXC, LXD and LXCFS, today is time for a feature release for a change!

LXD 2.1 has now been released with a whole bunch of features that have been accumulating in git for the past little while.

Going forward, you can expect a bunch more of those LXD feature releases to be pushed out, making it easier for everyone to play with the latest features.

Anyway, the highlights for this one are:
- A bunch of usability improvements to the command line
- Support for USB device passthrough
- A bunch of knobs for seccomp
- ETAG and PATCH support in the API

Note that this isn't a LTS release, it's a normal LXD feature release so expect limited support once the next one is out!

Oh and as usual, you can play with it online at: https://linuxcontainers.org/lxd/try-it/

Enjoy!
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Anyone interested in Android for Work and Nougat, a livestream is just starting
 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Google for Work. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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New tutorial on the blog: Installing Nextcloud on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS virtual machine via @jasonbayton
Installing Nextcloud on ElasticHost virtual machine including optional features such as caching, pretty links, theming and more.
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A nice little collection of tips for Enterprise Mobility Management from Google.
 
What's the best way to deploy Android for Work? Here are some recommendations: goo.gl/2cDlcZ
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A few weeks ago the self-hosted community witnessed the public launch of Nextcloud, an (as of writing) already vastly-improved fork of ownCloud. Having almost finished migrating data on my home server to Nextcloud and experimenting with some of the more…
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    Mobile Solutions Specialist, 2014 - 2015
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I am a systems and server engineer, disaster recovery administrator, enterprise mobility management lead, compliance executive, web app admin, I run a tech blog over on bayton.org and do a bit of computer work and freelance writing in my free time.

If that sounds like a lot, it is. 

I invest a lot of my time in Android, the web and emerging technologies and regularly openly discuss the above and anything else remotely tech.

I'm highly opinionated and have been known to express them over various topics.

I enjoy helping others and very rarely turn down a request, question or plea for assistance. Feel free to ask, I find it helps me stay on top of technologies and aids my troubleshooting skills over various technologies I may not necessarily encounter any other way.

Oh, and I also play the Tuba. I'm pretty good too. Oom-pah, baby.

If you've made it this far, clearly the next logical step would be to pop me in one of your circles. If you engage on my posts, I'll return the favour.

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Service is fast and friendly. The fish is always tasty. Good value for money and rarely too busy to cause a long wait.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been eating here for years. The food is always top-notch, the people are sociable and make you feel welcome (they know us by name now) and the service is usually decent. Occasionally service suffers when too busy and due to the cost of eating in we don't do it often, but I have no hesitation recommending them. Best I've found in this area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The food is delicious, portions are usually large (but not always, especially not meals from the specials board) and the service is generally quite quick. As expected during busy times, their service tends to suffer slightly. They do their best to check on orders for you on request though despite this. Without taking into consideration the price (it's a 2 for 1 establishment), I'd highly recommend a visit. The restaurant is situated comfortably between Oxford and Swindon on the A420, perfect for a nice stop on the way to either!
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Reading reviews I expected incredible food. It wasn't. Service was fast enough and it wasn't too expensive but the food was fairly bland.
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I contacted Unicorn about a fault with my Combi boiler. I was told directly over the phone without inspection what is wrong with it, disregarding what I'd found out after a number of hours researching the fault on the internet against other people with the very same symptoms. I was not convinced but took up the offer for a free visit and quote. They were nice enough to drop by out of office hours and upon arrival, I was told once again what is wrong with it. The boiler was not inspected at all (I wasn't even asked to demonstrate the issue despite being next to the boiler the entire time) before the conclusion was made. They took a "might as well do it" attitude to what I believe is the cause of the fault and offered to do it at the same time. I was quoted an estimated price for the repair having been told multiple times that obtaining the parts would be more expensive (even at their trade price) than if I got them myself due to the time and fuel the engineer would have to use. Not only did I dislike what was said here, but the way it was stated came over as if giving this company a fault to fix was a major inconvenience (probably because I didn't want a new boiler off of them.. the fact I was asked twice if I would buy a new boiler was also irritating). After reluctantly accepting the estimate, I was told I would be contacted the following day with a proper quote that would include the parts (and their fuel and time, naturally) and labour for the job. I was not contacted. It would appear that my issue was indeed too much of an inconvenience and should I be contacted next week, I will refuse the work. Due to the experience I've had with this company, I will not be recommending them to anyone. In fact, I will actively advise against contacting them to anyone seeking recommendations for boiler repairs.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
For the price the food isn't terrible. Some things are better than others and that's what keeps me going back. Waiting times for food are generally average though most of the time I do wish they'd hurry it along a bit.
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