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Stuart Laverick
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Colour me excited. There's a new Raspberry Pi 2 B out, and it's quad core!
El Reg lays claws on surprise new quad-core chipped fruity titchy-computer
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I've got to admit +Adam Hughes that wasn't the fact that got me most excited (possible bias there). Also I saw something about it being a limited version of the core? Not sure exactly. But the options for having something that small and flexible are great, and I would imagine the guys that build supercomputers from them will be cackling with excitement.
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Holy shell scripts Batman! A bug in the Linux Steam client wants to delete my whole computer!

Apparently if you move your personal Steam folder on your Linux PC a script potentially containing the scary rm -rf /* line is run.
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Hey +Christian Andersson , no I don't know them, but (probably foolishly) assumed that Valves dev team would carry out some kind of review. I know they have a very informal agile approach to development and so with that normally goes strategies around code quality and testing.
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Well I never saw it like that, but yeah, makes sense.
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Don't worry, I don't believe in any flying spaghetti monsters... of any kind... whatsoever. In fact I just don't give a fuck! ;)
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A great idea for travel posters, I'm booking my trip to Kepler-16b now. Available as TIFs to download.
 
NASA’s retro travel posters for real exoplanets are a thing of beauty http://tnw.me/oJI8aaf
NASA has been discovering lots of new and far flung exoplanets with the Kepler telescope – more than 4,000 candidate planets so far. To celebrate those discoveries, NASA's Jet Propulsion ...
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If you are learning or teaching coding, and want to learn how to work with #restapi s, this is a fun data set to go at.
{ "name": "Luke Skywalker", "height": "1.72 m", "mass": "77 Kg", "hair_color": "Blond", "skin_color": "Caucasian", "eye_color": "Blue", "birth_year": "19 BBY", "gender": "Male", "homeworld": "http://localhost:8000/api/planets/1/", "films": [ "http://localhost:8000/api/films/1/", ...
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OK, this explains a few things, but I can't remember signing up for the trial.
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It never struck me the parallels between Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing and the recent tragic events in New York until this pointed it out.
 
Black Lives Matter
(original article is at http://badassdigest.com/2014/12/03/black-lives-matter, but I'm re-posting it in full because I think it's important that as many people as possible read it)

Written by Devin Faraci

Spike Lee cut together the above video, which splices the murder of Radio Raheem by NYPD in his movie Do The Right Thing with the murder of Eric Garner by NYPD in the real goddamned world. Eric Garner was killed by Officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17 of this year after Pantaleo put him in a chokehold the NYPD had previously banned. Garner was on probation for the crime of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Do The Right Thing is one of the greatest movies ever made. Period. No matter the politics of the film, Spike Lee's movie is a masterpiece from top to bottom, and it is a movie that anyone who cares about the cinema should see. I love that now, twenty-five years after it was released, Do The Right Thing is as captivating and moving and beautiful as it was in 1989. I hate - HATE - that now, twenty-five years after it was released, Do The Right Thing is as relevant and topical and of the moment as it was in 1989.

This Christmas Paramount will release the amazing Selma, a movie about events of almost fifty years ago, and I love that the film inspires the feeling that things can change. But I hate that the images on the news show how little they have. I hate that fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr led people on marches to gain the most basic rights for black citizens people still need to march to secure the most basic, the most simple right for black Americans - the right to life. Not even liberty or the pursuit of happiness. Just the fucking right to live.

Someday someone will make a movie about Eric Garner, or Mike Brown or Tamir Rice, the 12 year old boy murdered by Cleveland police last month, or any of the many unarmed black Americans murdered by police, just as they made Fruitvale Station, a movie about the police murder of unarmed, handcuffed Oscar Grant. Twenty-five or fifty years after that film is released will we still be shocked by how current it is? How long before we can live in an America where Do The Right Thing is a cinematic masterpiece that depicts sad history, not an ever-current reminder of a tragic state of affairs?

Black lives matter. We can no longer accept living in a country where the killing of an unarmed black person by the police is business as usual. Black lives matter. We must hold killer cops accountable. Black lives matter. We have to change our society where a 12 year old boy is shot by the public servants supposedly sworn to defend him and racists talk about how he could have behaved better. Black lives matter. We need to stop being a country where a petty robbery means a death sentence carried out in the street.

Black lives matter.
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A small sprinkling of snow and the landscape takes on another character.
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There is nothing quite so satisfying as helping your child with their school work. #beingadad
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Watching #iceroadtruckers  and it occurs to me that without the dramatic music and commentary it would be like watching Penrith Truck Stop.
The documentary series exploring one of the world’s most dangerous professions.
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Apparently it is a time of year for merry making.
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This has had me chortling for 2 days now, so better share it. Ever had #oneofthosedays  ?
 
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Car robbery gone wrong ?

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  • University of Sheffield
    Ecology and Geography, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Sheffield
    Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 1999 - 2000
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Auto didactic LAMP stack web developer and best practice enthusiast.
Introduction
Exhausted father of two, self confessed Geek and terminal autodidact. I live in the truly beautiful bit of Cumbria that everyone drives past to get to the crowded Lake District (keep driving).
Coding keeps me excited and motivated, my family wraps me in love and my dogs bring me joy. What more could I ask?
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Web Developer
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PHP (Joomla, Wordpress, Magento, Codeigniter), Javascript (Backbone.js, Angular.js, jQuery), SQL, XML, XSLT, Python, Linux, Tea making
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  • Changing Horizon
    Web Developer, 2013 - present
    Full stack web developer, bringing an enthusiasm for best practice and new technologies and methodologies. Working with Joomla, Wordpress and Magento and adopting modern working patterns using Github, Grunt, Bower, Composer, Yeoman and others to develop Javascript applications in Backbone JS and Angular JS.
  • Appropriate Solutions
    Owner / Lead Developer, 2008 - 2013
    Working as a full stack web developer primarily developing with Joomla, Wordpress, Magento and Codeigniter. Administrating the business, bringing in leads, overseeing external freelancers, managing projects and making the tea.
  • UfindUs
    Web Developer, 2007 - 2008
    Full stack web developer using PHP, XML, XSLT and Javascript, primarily tasked to create an application to allow customers to create their own websites.
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Morland, Cumbria
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Sheffield, South Yorks - Carlisle, Cumbria