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Lee Forest
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Here's a free product idea for inventors out there. A remote controlled retractable dog tether. Something strong with extreme durability to keep hold of the dog and still be able to retract when necessary. And if you really want to get geeky you can make it remember the pattern/direction of the retracts/etc to automatically retract/extend as necessary to keep the pet in the allotted area.

And if you do realize a product of sorts I'd be happy to try it out for you. Plus it can be your way of thanking me for the idea :P
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The original post spawned a discussion about whether Metallica is considered "Heavy Metal". Personally I believe that it is. When I was growing up they were considered heavy metal. If you look around online isn't it obvious enough that they are considered by many as "Heavy Metal"?
 
I don't do coffee. I prefer something with a little more bang to wake me up in the morning. Nothing gets me moving like heavy metal.
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Let me be clear, my parents grew up in the 40's & 50's. My oldest brother grew up in the 60's & 70's. My middle brother grew up in the 70's & 80s. I grew up in the late 70's, 80's, & early 90's. And we all had a love for some form of ROCK N ROLL \m/
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Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.04

A desktop Linux distribution which started as an Arch Linux derivative, but is now independently built and maintained using a rolling-release development model.
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Personally I've been running Manjaro. The latest release of Ubuntu has me curious, but I'm not sure if I'm curious enough to take it for a spin just yet. Although it does sound like things are quite stable and Unity has achieved a reasonable degree of usefulness & customization. Maybe taking a little ride wouldn't hurt anything. I got an extra laptop I could use.
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I've been running the beta on a work computer since it came out and it's quite stable. So far one of the best releases in a long time.

Unity actually performs as I'd expect a modern desktop to perform rather than the bloated, buggy, pile of crap it has been.

I haven't tried the software center cause I pretty much hate it. Just use apt-get. 
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Im willing to bet that they plan to use this patent against Android somehow, and that they stole the idea in the first place. They are not gonna use it because they know it would only make their devices look like they are using Androids ideas. I really hate Apple for being a patent troll and now for trying to patent ideas their competitors used first just to hinder the rivalling product's success.
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Guess we'll see what the USPTO does with the application. They published it, makes me think they've accepted it for consideration. I hope they get a system in place for debunking these kinds of patents before they end up being used in court against the products that originally used the ideas.
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Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 4.0

A new release of the Ubuntu-based distribution (this time in MATE and GNOME variants).
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Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.3

The latest stable build of the fast and minimalist (less than 15 MB) desktop Linux distribution built from scratch.
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Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 14.4

The new stable release of the project's Puppy-based distributions for desktops and netbooks.
Simplicity Linux 14.4 is now available for download.  It is based on the excellent Slacko Puppy 5.6.5, and uses LXDE as a desktop environment.  There are three different versions this release cycle...
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My first impression of the new Ubuntu release: I'm deeply deterred by the magazines for sale in the software center. Even if I search for something and choose 'by name' the top results are a bunch of magazines that have nothing to do with what I'm looking for. Ubuntu's system seems stable. Unity is snappy and has some minor improvements. But these magazines and this commercial shit in my desktop search kills the experience for me. Sorry Ubuntu, yet again you fail to impress me. Try again without all the extra bullshit.
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I would just remove it, but I know it wouldn't be the end of Ubuntu's attempts to commercialize their distro. I don't want to do this every time I upgrade, I'd rather not have to do it at all. I congratulate them on their new release but I frown upon the 'commercial bullshit' in its entirety.It heavily deters me from using their distro. Even Android doesn't show you magazines when you are trying to find games. Or if you are looking through your menu's for applications you don't see unwanted commercial product recommendations. I can stick with Manjaro and avoid these ugly features altogether. Not only that I can actually find the software I need in their repo's instead of sifting through 'commercial bullshit' to find it.
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 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04

A popular Linux distribution with a highly customised user interface called Unity, has been released. This is a version with long-term (5 years) of security support and a convenient upgrade path from the previous release with long-term support features (version 12.04).
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Even with another WM, Ubuntu is still full of bloatware.
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I am a deaf tech geek (about 85%). Born, raised, reside in Michigan. I enjoy gaming, programming, gadgets, open source software, movies/TV (SyFy, horror, drama), drawing, wine making, cooking, good beer, fine liquor, and quality homegrown goods.

My geek experience includes Windows, various Linux distributions, and BSD variants. Programming in VB6,  HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, XML, XSL, jQuery, Tcl, Bash, AS3, MXML, Node.js, and Google App Scripts. Briefly studied C++ & C++11. More recently I've been working with Go (Golang).
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