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Cool find: http://www.ausge.de/ 'abc' Audio Book Creator' -there's a .deb available but you'll have to follow the instructions if you don't wanna' chase dependencies for a while.
The instructions include a ppa for gambas3 (I don't need to tell you Debian folk not to use the ppa, I'm sure) as well as instructions for temporarily adding 32bit sources so you can get ia32-libs (if you don't already have it)..
The instructions are clear, and even someone newish to gnu/linux (oh yeah, I said the gnu/linux -I refuse to ALWAYS say it but I make an effort to use the term 'gnu/linux' about 1 time out of every 5) will git the gist (holy parenthesis, batman; I made a joke there!) ...will GIT the GIST...  of what each command does -you can safely copypasta as of the time of this post and Mint or *buntu users shouldn't run into any problems -Debianers seem to welcome issues so I doubt you need my help ;)
So yup; the page eet iz een juhma'an -translation of the instructions  is provided by the dev -but if you're just copypastaing you honestly don't need translation; the app seems to use your localization to display whatever language(s) you need.
Why would you care?  If you love linux but have an ios device this app will come in handy.
#linux #audiobook #deutsch #whatever  
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Screw Sourceforge.
I just used sourceforge to grab a filezilla prerelease for OS X. it used a 'sourceforge installer' that wanted me to install yahoo and its toolbars across all compatible browsers while switching default engine to yahoo... choose advanced installer, uncheck TWO options to avoid yahoo; click next: NOW it wants me to install some fucking cloud service I've never heard of; and GET THIS SHIT: the way to opt out is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT; this time there are no advanced options -no checkboxes, this time I thought it was unavoidable... but wait! THERE's a 'skip' button blending into the ui. click THAT and filefuckingzilla finally installs clean. WTF SOURCEFORGE!?. Fuck you. Goodbye.
It's plausible that I accidentally clicked the 'let us invade you with crapware' button; I don't think I did, but it's possible.
While I'm at it: what the hell, YAHOO!? Like you need geeks to think worse of you? I get that you have a massive market-share with regular users and that geekier cats just didn't really care ...so you decide to go with the 'we'll trick you into installing crapware' model?
   The above is badnly spelt and badly formatted because I rage typed it into an irc chan. The responses were pretty much 'sourceforge has been shit forever' -I had no idea, I guess I haven't bothered with that site for a while... I think I even turned off adblocking on sourceforge once...
dirty, dirty sourceforge.
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Anyone missing a rabbit in Saint John, NB?

Tonight (02/24/2015)I saw a white rabbit in the parking lot of 55 Leinster St, in the uptown of Saint John, NB. The location of the parking lot is between the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum/Community Centre and the apartment building.

As it was dark I didn't get a great look at her/him.
The rabbit was hanging around the large snow mound in the back of the parking lot.
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posted just a few of these a bit ago; ampersand is awesome
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Sorry didn't get that :) 
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C-51 take a minute. conservative, liberal, right, left.
C-51; Might it be possible to still have an effect? I believe the answer is yes, but people need to engage.
If you have concerns about this bill -if you feel it can't protect Canadians as we're told it's designed to do -if you worry that it goes too far in eroding our rights -or if you flat out believe it's dangerous, please take a few minutes, and maybe have your voice heard.
Regardless of our political leanings (right, left, or centre) there is too much wrong with this bill.
You can contact Canadian Senators and tell them of your concerns -their function is to provide a ''careful review process' -the 'sober second thought'. If enough people tell them that they are concerned with C-51 they could change the bill, force a second vote -or even delay its passage until the next election, killing the bill.
There are 2 easy ways to get their attention:
The easiest is to use a form email such as the one found at  http://www.leadnow.ca/c51-senate/ -this isn't the BEST solution as it's easier to ignore such 'form letters' but it's better than nothing.
Another, and more effective way, is to contact senators via their pubilc contact information, found at http://www.parl.gc.ca/SenatorsBio/contact_information.aspx?Language=E -there, you will find their public phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses -personally contacting Senators would likely have a greater impact.

It's confusing sometimes, so if you want to know a bit more about the Senate, such as which Senator serves which region, I suggest taking a look at Wikipedia's section on current Senators at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Canadian_senators#Current_senators  this page will tell you more about the Senate, who represents who, and more.

Ten Minutes can have a pretty big impact. If you feel this issue is important enough, take the time -and let me say this bit again: people who are considered politically right-wing, left-wing, AND centrists have expressed huge concerns about C-51, so don't let anyone tell you that only "gun-nuts" or only "tree-huggers" or only <insert_ideology_here> care about C-51.
Bil C-51 has been taken up to the Senate. Ask your senator to use their "sober second thought" and stop the Secret Police Bill C-51.
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The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security completed its clause-by-clause review of Bill C-51 yesterday with a hearing that Green Party leader Elizabeth May described as the "most offensive she has experienced." In all, the government…
The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security completed its clause-by-clause review of Bill C-51 yesterday with a hearing that Green Party leader Elizabeth May described as the "most offensive she has experienced." In all, the government rejected 61 Green Party amendments, 28 NDP amendments, and 13 Liberal amendments. Yesterday I posted a "by the numbers" review of the committee hearings on Bill C-51 noting that Conservative MPs r...
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Fresh from limiting the parliamentary debate, at second reading, on its proposed anti-terror law, the government is now resisting opposition calls for an extensive review of Bill C-51 by the Commons committee on public safety and national security.
In choosing to limit debate and expert witnesses on the proposed new anti-terror bill, the Harper government is showing it hasn't learned from the past, Chris Hall writes. Being tough on terror may be popular, but public approval is no substitute for public scrutiny.
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We really do elect a dictator every 4 years. We need a better dictator.
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What does the Liberal Party of Canada exist for? There's long been a perception that the federal Liberals are just federal Conservatives who wear a bit more red and voting for C-51 just strengthens that view .

This type of legislation -these increased powers, have in every historical instance has been abused by those who wanted it; and what may be worse, it doesn't seem to actually protect anyone from terrorism.
I don't understand why you would get behind this, and it worries me.

#LiberalPartyofCanada #Canada #politics #c51   
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