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Fast loading images are crucial to SEO and good user experience. Here's a few free post processing tools that could really help you out. 
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I'm about to start rebuilding my website to make it responsive.

If I'm going to concentrate on 3 device sizes, phone, tablet and desktop, what would be the best media query sizes to test for?
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It's a great option but it deprives us of a deeper understanding of the technology, as we use it ready and we have to study to develop it.
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Massed Pipe Bands At Market Square, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
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Not sure where to post this but this little series is pure magic.  X-Minus One.  A load of old Sci-Fi short stories turned into 25(ish) minute radio plays.  Most of them, and that is not to say some are rubbish because they are not, are absolute gems.  Its available on the LibraVox app if you have it.
X MINUS ONE X Minus One aired on NBC from 24 April 55 until 9 January 58 for a total of 124 episodes with one pilot or audition story. There was a revival...
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+Karl Smithe That's one heck of a birthday present.  I hope he wrote NBC a nice thank you card.
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Weird eh?
After years of searching, the most mysterious radio signal in the world may have finally been solved.
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Dood, now that's a trailer :)
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Spoiler: James Bond wins.
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So I just noticed a reference to Douglas Adam's Answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything: 42.  It was in episode 13, Season 3 of Stargate Atlantis.  It's in my mind that I've seen it referenced in some other sci-fi places.  Help an old man out and remind me of the references that you can remember :)
When Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, he added a central joke which has become more famous over the years than the novel itself: "The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42." Geeks have since wasted years and massive effort trying to ascribe some deep, symbolic significance to the number and its occurrences.
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+Brian Eastwood  that I believe, in Sir Francis Bacon style
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Change the theme colour of android chrome from your web page.
 
Hey guys! I use Google chrome for web browsing. On some websites chrome change the color theme, so the color of chrome (background color of the address bar) matches to the color theme of the website.
How can I use this feature? I've searched on Google, but haven't found anything :(

Any ideas?
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So I'm pretty new to Linux but have been using Ubuntu exclusively for a couple of years.  I am now looking to set up some dual booting so that I can try out some other flavours of Linux.  I have a 500gb drive that I am using at the moment and I am about set to reformat it and install a fresh version of Ubuntu 15.04.

I just read today (bit of a doh! moment) that you can have /home on a separate partition and that's fine but what I am wondering is can that partition be the /home for other installations on the same system.  i.e. I dive in the deep end and dual boot with Arch but can access the same /home from both Ubuntu and Arch?  (I'm using Arch as an example but I'm possibly not that brave yet.)

Are there any good (and by good I mean simple) guides or advice I should be following as to the best way to partition my drive for such an endeavour, e.g. do I need multiple swap partitions? Are there any other partitions I should be considering?
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I think I'm pretty much going to be the "average user" bit of surfin, bit of working, lil bit of gaming (lol - lil bit).  I don't really spend much time with more than 3 applications open at one time.  I am thinking about investigating the workspace thing where I might leave open the things I use most of the time on different workspaces but that's perhaps me still being unsure because I was such a long time windows user and it still seems like nonsense to even consider such a situation.  I really like the idea that I should not need a swap file very often.  I remember dreaming of a day where that would be the case on windows but I guess things are just a bit more organised on Linux.

I would like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who has helped me with my questions so far as its filling me with confidence that I will be able to have a great system that I can play with and not compromise the stuff I need to have for work.  People always talk about how cool the Linux community is and this thread has shown me its not about smart shades and awesome beards (it could be that too) but its really about people who are willing to share the smallest insights with someone whom other communities would deem not worthy of knowing anything because they have not completed some right of passage.  Many, many thanks everyone!!!  All I have to do now is get time to put my hardware into one box and set about some serious installs :)

Once I get this whole thing sorted, I have a notion that compiling my own kernel would be cool but I also think that I'd like to be awesome enough to go hunting the Jabberwoky with a stick and a pea shooter :)

Many thanks again Folks!!!
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I see a video that unfortunately does not see past the border of the united states of america and still quantifies weights in pounds instead of metric units.  Don't worry, some of us can still see clearly through muddy water. x
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I was referring to the units of measure used in the video, pointing out that it was clearly aimed at American viewers as pretty much the rest of the world uses the metric system.
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Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) is offering £30,000 worth of cash and support to develop new consortium co-operatives in Scotland.  

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Biz Campbell councillor for Wester Ross Strathpeffer and Lochalsh has left the LibDem party and becomes an independent from today.   The ind

:: Article : Wick Academy 3 Lossiemouth 0 - Saturday 5 May 2012
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Scorries' second half form nets all three points - Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy......3.......Lossiemouth.......0.......  

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Thanks to the residents of Thurso, Reids of Caithness has been recognised by a panel of expert judges as producing one of the best individua

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I am putting myself forward once again as an Independent candidate to represent Wick on the Highland Council as I believe there is still muc

Brilliant pub, great crack!!! The new owners have made a huge difference! Free wi-fi is a bonus.
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