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Stuart Langridge
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ouch. Horrible stretched picture in Software Centre on Ubuntu 16.04. Obviously the Thunar people ought to have seen this and dealt with it even if it's not their actual fault, but whose fault is it? So I know where to report a bug. Is this Gnome Software? Does it work fine in Gnome Software and it's an Ubuntu issue?
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/+bug/1626494 filed, including my screenshot and +Andreas Nilsson's (thank you for that).
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I use this for the VPN. (And the adblocker.) It's great.
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me too... it's really slow to connect.
i was previously a paid user on hide.me and was sooo much faster
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One day, G+ will actually get notifications on android right, and I won't have to refresh, or go into previously read and back out again. Probably the day before the whole project gets canned.
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Not using gmail app either.
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I have a "two stage" process; first, I make a curl request to a URL which returns me a hostname, and then I ssh to that hostname with autossh. I'd like to have upstart manage this process so that if autossh dies it gets respawned, but I don't want it to run the curl again if it gets respawned; just restart autossh. How am I best to do that with upstart?
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I am now doing this with two upstart jobs, one of which emits an event which the second starts on.
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Vaguely looking at laptops, since I need one and both of mine are a bit shoddy. Not my primary device, so a fairly cheap one is indicated. Running Linux and pretty are the requirements. Having lots of power and specs probably isn't, just as long as it doesn't feel slow. What's out there? I know about System76 and Entroware (but the S76 ones are in the US, and the cheap Entroware is ugly, and the Apollo (which I like a lot) is £500 which is a bit uncheap). Any other suggestions?

(Laptops which I buy with Windows/OSX on and install Ubuntu myself need not apply.)
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+Stuart Langridge I am still using my X201s as my daily driver. Lovely keyboard and Decent resolution (the 220 has less pixel density I believe) All the hardware works flawlessly under linux ( In my case Fedora, KDE desktop) the trackapd is fine, I never use the stick as it irritates my RSI something rotten

About the only things I have done over the years is max out the ram (8G) and add a decent SSD

I regularly run KVM guests (various server builds), windows guests under Vmware workstation, use it as a netboot server for building servers, etc. A real all-purpose workshorse

think-wiki is a great resource for these machines
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X201s

Also bear in mind that the docking stations are often available for cheap and these (+ a spare PSU) are really nice for desk use with a bigger monitor etc.

I am a little nervous about trading up for fear they may have 'improved' some of the hardware I really like.. But honestly I don't feel the need ye as the x201s still capably meets my needs.

I also now have a work provided entroware Apollo and it's my go to machine for business travel these days (long battery live, lovely bright pixel dense screen with great resolution, fast)
Again hardware that works flawlessly and as a bonus was put together TO run linux by people who care. However I am not very fond of it's keyboard, I guess the X201 has me spoiled in that regard.
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State of Mind by Daedalic looks excellent from this trailer. I'll get this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0INc_35W6PI
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If you enjoyed human revolutions, then absolutely. It's the same, but better. I haven't had this much fun in a campaign since Portal 2.
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A call to the W3C to require web DRM vendors to not sue security researchers investigating EME, as they do for patents already, to keep security research open.
 
The W3C earned a reputation, when it was first created back in the 20th century, as a place where the universal interests of Web users were held paramount. I think the time has come to revisit whether this reputation is still valid.
DRM and Web security. September 21st, 2016 by Ian Hickson in Multimedia, W3C. For a few years now, the W3C has been working on a specification that extends the HTML standard to add a feature that literally, and intentionally, does nothing but limit the potential of the Web.
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Hear hear!
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If I plug a phone in, I get a Nautilus window for it. (I like this.) If I unplug the phone, the window doesn't go away. If I plug the phone in again, I get a second Nautilus window for it. I do not like this part. Since the idea of one-filer-window-per-folder got rejected years ago (as sad as it makes me), how can I stop this happening? It's really frustrating ;(
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+Stuart Langridge Sort of. Nautilus has tabs and all now too, so it'd be a fair bit more complex these days to get that right.
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Ha ha ha ha! This is brutal but very amusing :)
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they already are +Rob Noble just waiting for the price to go up
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/13/apple-airpods-wireless-wire/
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Fascinating article on the US's national gun tracing centre, and how they're not allowed to computerise the records, meaning that they're all on microfilm.

Unusually for me, I can see a bit of the NRA's point here, and they're an organisation I normally have no time for all. If you can run the SQL query "SELECT OWNER FROM GUNS WHERE TYPE='44 MAGNUM' AND SERIAL='123456'" then you can also run the query "SELECT OWNER FROM GUNS WHERE TYPE='44 MAGNUM'", and there is no way to prevent that, and that's not good if you like guns. I personally think that gun control is a good idea, but that's a legislative issue and it needs to be solved at that level. Until it is so solved, no gun database. But I hugely admire Charlie and his team for the way they've made the process they're allowed as efficient as possible in very, very trying circumstances. They're doing good work.
It happens here, in a massive West Virginia building, in the most absurd way possible.
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It's hard to prove that's all you've done, though, which is the point. It's gotta be indexed by type and serial, and you have to be able to prove that you didn't add a secret owner index to it hidden somewhere else. The NRA do not trust the government to not do that. Since I don't trust the government to not keep recordings of all phone calls even when they've been told not to, I see the NRA's point.
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Bizarre. I have installed (the very excellent) Peek, an animated gif screen recorder (because I miss byzanz, and Peek is way better!) from http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/peek-desktop-gif-screen-recorder-linux. But, a weird thing. If I launch it from the terminal with `peek`, it works fine. If I launch it from its desktop file, with `python -c "from gi.repository import Gio; print Gio.DesktopAppInfo.new('com.uploadedlobster.peek.desktop').launch()"` it doesn't start. What am I doing wrong with the Python?
Looking for a simple tool that lets you record a section of your screen and export it as a GIF? Take a peek at Peek, an app that can do exactly that.
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`gjs -c "imports.gi.Gio.DesktopAppInfo.new('com.uploadedlobster.peek.desktop').launch([], null);"` doesn't work either. You wanna write a C program to do this, be my guest.
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Do I completely misunderstand how autossh works? If I autossh <somewhere> then kill -9 the ssh process, autossh dies too; it doesn't restart.
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No, sadly. This isn't an interactive connection; it's for port forwarding
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