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#BeatTheBots

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Another eventful septicycle! Everything was proceeding as normal early on, but that changed when a kid in his mom's basement decided to cover most of Europe in a blue field. Normally that would be an impressive feat. Kiddo didn't take the traditional route of rallying the troops and coordinating dozens of agents to pull it off though. No, kiddywinks decided to use bots. Pillock!

The field came down before the checkpoint, but the ghost still counted. Niantic also removed credit from the players (bots) involved. The score remained though. We in Juliet-11 were left with a choice. Do nothing and come up a few thousand short, or pull out several million MU more than normal to pull the cell back. Past history will tell you what we chose!

So here we are, cell victory again. This time we came together with our neighbours and saved Juliet-10 too. #NotInTheirCellEither 😎

As always, no specific op did it; it was a cell wide effort involving over a hundred agents.

Credit where it's due, there hasn't been a single res player that I've talked to that's happy about the field. No one wants to win by cheating. 
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This is a triumph!

+Enlightened Grassroots take note, it was a big success!
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Is there any way of resurrecting multi-seat on 15.04? After the upgrade my second keyboard / mouse / monitor doesn't start up, and (obviously) my kdmrc is being ignored. xorg.conf is still configured correctly, but I can't find anywhere online that gives me any information on this.

Am I stuck waiting for SDDM to include multiseat (I've seen old postings that indicate multi-seat was in the roadmap, but nothing recent on the subject either way)? Can I downgrade back to KDM? Or do I have to roll back entirely to 14.10?

Thanks in advance.
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Tonight, something a little special. Spice Tree from +Compass Box​. Myself and +Jonathan Knight​ named it our "best of show" at the recent Whisky event we attended.

Well worth tracking down. A little more info on it here: http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/spice-tree.php
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Very nice one! unfortunately my spice tree is already empty :-(.
Cheers i'm sure you'll like it!
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The final birthday bottle. A very special one!

Thanks +Ray Nixon​ & +Marion Nixon​
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Very good juice!!  Excellent taste in birthday gifts.
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I have been following the work of +Yasha Levine for years from nfswcorp to +PandoDaily, and it is always well written, and fully researched. If you have any interest in privacy and the omnipresence of Internet companies you could do far worse than following this kickstarter. Almost funded, and with a week to go. 
Yasha Levine is raising funds for Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Google-Military Complex on Kickstarter! A book by Yasha Levine about how Silicon Valley turned the Internet into the greatest surveillance apparatus in the history of mankind.
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Lovely. One day law makers and authoritarians will realise there is no way to block something on the internet. 
A change in security settings behind the scenes has resulted in The Pirate Bay becoming easily accessible from the UK once again, with the legal barricades proving ineffectual to users loading the popular download site
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That'll be the Streisand effect then 
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Not bad. Not bad at all.

Now, choices... choices... 
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The Brilliance looks interesting. As to which to drink I would always say the open one.
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This morning's listening. Courtesy, in a round about way, of +Tim Jones​
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I came to it late, and got it for a birthday along with Shakespeare's Sisters album (yeah, I know).

The only thing I remember of the Shakespeare's Sister album is "Stay", and that's only because of the comedy sketch (French & Saunders?) with the foghorn. U2, on the other hand, is ingrained and I know every track. 
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Closing Tabs

[A Flipboard Magazine]

I curate a magazine on +Flipboard composed of things that have crossed my various streams. I use a combination of +Pocket and browser tabs to collect interesting articles, videos and pictures to enjoy when I find a bit of spare time. Every so often I go through and I close those tabs (or archive them in the case of pocket). As I do so I share the better ones to my flipboard magazine.

I've shared this once before, but it's so long ago that search doesn't locate it in my stream anymore. And why would anyone but me go looking for it?!

So here it is. My "Closing Tabs" a collection of all sorts of things from many different areas of the web. I suggest (I would of course) that you subscribe / follow, as I add new things periodically. There are now over 500 items, and more are added at an average of 1 a day (although they come in clumps!)

To give you a flavour, here are a few recent additions:

Joe Satriani interview from 25 years ago: http://goo.gl/Ejjt3d
Shame and Survival by Monica Lewinsky: http://goo.gl/NY3f78
The untold story of TSR2: http://goo.gl/ju5fGe
Lost at sea (literally): http://goo.gl/htwXJJ

And plenty, plenty more.

Please subscribe / follow (or even re-share). And leave a comment if you find something that interests you.
By Steve Nixon | A mix of things I've saved and enjoyed. Music, tech, video, funnies.
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I totally agree with you but it can turn into a time sink if I not careful. 
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Lovely shot
 
The moon's shadow during a solar eclipse. Whoa.
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Stunning
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The final birthday bottle. A very special one!

Thanks +Ray Nixon​ & +Marion Nixon​
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Not bad. Not bad at all.

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Spice Tree for me 😊
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