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Richard Gaskin
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What's better than a brilliant astronaut?
A brilliant astronaut with flair!
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How much of an #Ubuntu fanboi have I become? I saw an ad for this router this morning and found myself thinking, "I could get this and build a new rig with an orange case and everything would be Ubuntu-colored!"

http://promotions.newegg.com/d-link/16-5798/index.html
Extreme Wi-Fi Coverage. With its built-in high power amplifier (of up to 1000mw) and antenna diversity you can enjoy wider wireless coverage throughout your home. Do More with Dual-Band Technology. Use the 2.4GHz band for everyday tasks, while leaving the high-speed 5GHz AC band free for HD ...
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Today's wishful thinking: could these be a precursor to the dilithium crystals we've been waiting for?

http://www.sciencealert.com/time-crystals-might-exist-after-all-and-they-could-break-the-symmetry-of-space-and-time
First proposed by Nobel-Prize winning theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek back in 2012, time crystals are hypothetical structures that appear to have movement even at their lowest energy state.
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Another batch of converts to #LibreOffice:
As we reported exactly an year ago, Italian Military's plans to migrate its entire fleet of desktop PCs to LibreOffice is well underway an...
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Prometheus may have stolen fire from the gods, but even he couldn't have pinched the flame from this smartphone-controlled candle. Why? It's password-protected. This is the LuDela — which is a...
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USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
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This story is absolutely ridiculous. I know that not all cops behave this way, but apparently enough do that we hear about it seemingly every week or so. How can we trust a police force to obey the laws it enforces if it routinely and wantonly flouts basic constitutional rights? The short answer to that question is we can't, and that puts us, the public, in a very difficult spot.
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Providing free security certificates to help secure the web is no small task, but the Let's Encrypt project is doing an amazing job, pulling that off with an operating budget of just $2.7 million for 2017.

I've begun deploying their certs at my sites, and am so grateful for their excellent service I just made a modest donation to help keep their project moving ahead smoothly.

If everyone enjoying enhanced automated security through Let's Encrypt donated just a portion of the money they're saving with this service, we'll see it continue to expand for years to come.

https://letsencrypt.org/2016/09/20/what-it-costs-to-run-lets-encrypt.html
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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Do you or have you ever had a Yahoo account? Yes? Then, for starters, change your password now. That, however, is only the beginning. Read on.
The odds are excellent that your Yahoo account is now open for attack to the highest bidder.
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Expanded bike services coming to an #Amtrak train near you! Check out our updated list: http://bit.ly/2cRlX2u
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Hack: To use a system by means outside of its designed boundaries to arrive at new and innovative uses.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/hackers-offer-a-diy-alternative-to-the-600-epipen
Outraged over price hikes for the drug injector, pharma hackers take matters into their own hands
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Bargain - get it while it's hot!
 
I just noticed that my book Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users is the @Apress deal of the day. Only $10 for the full-color ebook!

While the book covers Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the topics are still relevant for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS!
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