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For those Linux users having to suffer Intel integrated GPU's making Cities:Skylines unplayable due to overlays not showing up, this workaround worked for me and I'm now happily playing on my 2014 Dell XPS 13. --> https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/linux-essential-details-like-zones-road-previews-not-rendered-in-game-hack-workaround.844896/page-2#post-19155447

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I conducted this same survey a little under a year ago. It is a Linux demographics survey. I'd like to do it again so I can see how the community has changed.
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Still work in progress, but it's coming together! #adafruit #wearables
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hey +Colossal Order, have a look at this video... Seriously.
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well that was the fastest friending-unfriending cycle I've ever had in Facebook. #sorrynotsorry
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Twenty-four years after “Thelma & Louise,” an original Hollywood dangerous female is still trying to change how the movies—and America—see women.
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Husband shares his experiences with his new laptop and Ubuntu.

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*My experiences with +Ubuntu on the +Dell XPS 15 with 4K display*

My laptop recently died, so I had to look for a new one. I decided I couldn't go for a lower resolution screen (15" with 1920x1200), and it needed a decent graphics card so I could play some games (not just the on-board Intel GPU). My wife has a Dell XPS 13 and I liked the look of it (it looks surprisingly similar to a MacBook Pro though), so when I saw that it had a 4K display and an nVidia 750M, that was the one to beat. Even the MacBook couldn't beat it, but it was a very close call when I chose the XPS 15, the £700 price difference was just one of the factors.

Of course, the laptop had to come preinstalled with Windows 8.1, and along with it a bunch of crapware, including a whole host of Dell rebranded drivers and McAfee, so it was clear that even if I wanted Windows on it (which I didn't) it would need a reinstallation. I accepted the included 20GB Dropbox upgrade then promptly reached for the Ubuntu 14.10 installation USB stick.

I've had a pretty poor experience with Ubuntu so far though. Before my list of complaints let me say, I like Ubuntu and have used it and other distros for several years.

Here's my laundry list of issues so far:

*Installation*

- The WiFi adapter wasn't supported out-of-the-box, so we had to get a lot of packages using another machine and copy them onto a USB stick.
- I would have expected the accessibility mode to have a 'increased size' option to help people with vision issues, but since the installation dialog was TINY I was hunting for it too, to no avail.

*Usage*

- *Display*: 4K (3840x2160) resolution is unusably high for Ubuntu in it's current state. You can tweak it a bit to make system dialogs larger, but that doesn't affect most applications (like Steam, Chrome, Firefox)
- *Graphics*: nVidia 750M GPU is a complete PITA to configure, and even moreso to use.
- *Touchpad*: It occasionally has a life of it's own. It decides to click while I'm typing, which has screwed up this post several times.
- *Touchscreen*: Works for basic use, but as documented, multitouch doesn't work, which is a shame.
- *Keyboard*: Seems to have some lag/miscommunication issues. I'm not entirely sure whether it's my touch-typing on the new laptop's keyboard or that the keyboard/OS is having issues. I can usually 'feel' when I'm typing incorrectly, but I'm occasionally seeing characters typed with switched positions or even missing characters completely when I'm sure I've typed correctly. Not having dedicated Page Up/Down and Home/End keys is also incredibly annoying. The function key is also in the wrong place for my liking. To me (admitedly a long-time ThinkPad user) it should be on the left so it's easier to find.
- Randomly Ubuntu will decide it doesn't like me anymore and it will freeze. I have to swap to a text TTY outside of X and back to regain control.
- Video in browsers is unwatchable. It has horizontal glitches, and if I maximise the browser window (not full screen video) I get other flashing graphical glitches all over my screen.
- The graphical glitches also happen on for fullscreen video. This gets even worse, with the framerate going down to around 3fps updating a third of the screen at a time (Both HTML5 video and Flash).

The graphics issues are possibly due to my nVidia drivers, but I've tried many different options, and my current configuration at least allows me to play a few modern games (Cities: Skylines, Besiege, Race The Sun) with the resolution turned down to 1920x1080, and even then the framerate and responsiveness leaves a *lot* to be desired (Race The Sun is unplayable).

On a side-note. The rubbery surface surrounding the keyboard and trackpad... I don't like it. The XPS 13 has a much nicer feeling surface (although she likes mine more).

For gaming, I'm seriously considering installing Windows 8.1, which is my absolute last resort.

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I will not, for the life of me, understand the fascination of the Germanic and Anglo cultural sphere of addressing people by their (marital) title and requiring women to tell what theirs is.
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And breathe... The world and it's social societies have a lot of room for improvement. 
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Häät järjestettiin Valkeakoskella Pappilanniemessä 21.2.2015 alusta loppuun saakka. Miian ja Duncanin häät olivat täynnä pieniä yksityiskohtia.
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rescued my first #bumblebee of the #UKspring with some sugary water. Typically, it flew away when I was fetching my phone to take a pic. Poor fellow was hiding in the folds of a t-shirt I had hung on a clothes line to dry - it was also the first time this spring I've done that, too. #laundryday was fun.
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spring time is here! I just sowed some tomato, courgette, french bean, clematis and basil seeds. Two latter ones from seeds we harvested from last years plants. Could've done lavender too, I noticed, but I think I'll pass that... it looks nice but the smell is reminiscent of grandma.
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developer community manager, volunteer freenode staffer, software developer, webmistress, discussion forum administrator, Open Source Geekette of the First Order
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I'm mostly interested in crafts (especially knitting), IT, open source/Linux, IRC, technology, food/cooking/baking, UK/Finland/Silicon Valley, feminism, literature, history, science, icanhascheezburgr/cuteoverload/ragecomic/oatmeal/XKCD/meme humour and interior design. I'm interested in multiple things and will probably uncircle or ignore you if you've got nothing but photographs of sunsets or shoes to share.

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Tilasimme Tommilta 10h hääkuvauspaketin ja emme olisi voineet olla tyytyväisempiä. Täytyy erityisesti kiittää Tommia hyvästä tilannetajusta ja hyvien kuvaustilanteitten huomaamisesta. Ennen seremoniaa otettujen muotokuvien lisäksi dokumentaarisen kuvauksen lomassa ehdimme illalla poseerata vielä lumisateessa sateenvarjon alla ja lopputulos oli hengästyttävä. Services offered also in English ;-)
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I think I originally found out about HKJD on Google Maps as I was looking for engagement rings over a year before proposal in Cambridgeshire area. We booked an appointment with Alice over email to design an engagement ring and had a very productive 2 hour design session over at the Cambridge shop. Discussed matters were how we've met, what I like, what are the restrictions, then the obvious what metal the ring should be and what profile do I want on it. We chose the width of the band and the type, cut and size of the stone, pondered on the decorations as Alice pointed out the binary on my fiancés t-shirt, we all got excited and started to think out loud (both me and my fiancé can be described as geeky). Having paid part of the ring, we then left armed with a photocopy of the design sketches and a promise of coming back to choose the ethically mined stone that would be sourced for us in two weeks. Email exchange continued as more details were hammered in and out, and I'd like to think we developed a very productive rapport. Handmaking a bespoke piece takes its own time, but the end result is definitely worth the wait. I can't wait to show my ring to our friends better than what photographs can, and I'll treasure the ring forever.
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