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New paper.
Title : Colorizer: Smart Glasses Aid for the Colorblind. Language : English. Author, co-author : Popleteev, Andrei · mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]. Louveton, Nicolas · mailto ...
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We oppose the death penalty under all circumstances. Do you? 
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Living in Luxembourg, why not join the G+ community. You can even join if you are just interested.
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What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?

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There are some key differences between Google Chrome and Chromium. First off, Google Chrome is a commercial closed source product made by Google which is based on the open source Chromium project.

Chrome is not available in the default Ubuntu repositories as it's not open source, however Google makes Chrome available through their own 3rd party repository. Chrome is updated by Google directly, as they run the entire repository and update Chrome on their schedule. Since it doesn't need to be redistributable and open source, Chrome includes things that we can't ship in Ubuntu out of the box, like Flash and H264 support (See the Ubuntu promise). However you can install this support with a few packages (see below).

Chromium, being open source, is available in the Ubuntu repositories. This is maintained by Ubuntu developers and goes through our Stable Release Update process. Chromium has a release process exception, which allows the team to upload a Chromium build as soon as a new upstream release is made.

There really aren't any proper "releases" made of Chromium, so Ubuntu developers base their build on what stable version of Chromium the stable Chrome build is based off of. Fabien Tassin has a blog post about this process that goes into much more detail.
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Female Genital Mutilation must stop. Period. THis and other human rights news. http://bit.ly/1DGEX7s
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Sense of place in real and virtual environments.
Title : Patterns of Place: An Integrated Approach for the Design and Evaluation of Real and Virtual Environments. Language : English. Author, co-author : Smyth, Michael · mailto [Edinburgh Napier University]. Benyon, David · mailto [Edinburgh Napier University]. McCall, Roderick · mailto ...
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A potential mouse strike? You can tell this was 70s Britain....
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+Rod McCall 70s? it's Britain in general XD
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Great to see this again after probably more than 30 years! There is a lovely naive innocence about it which seems all to sadly lost these days. Then again, I could just be getting old.
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It's almost the size of the country! :)
Tornadoes are a sight more commonly seen in places like Kansas – not Luxembourg. So, when people in Munsbach spotted this tiny twister, it turned a few heads.
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it took away my house! :-)
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Video from recent MSc student project here at UL by Saeed Afshari.
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I live and work currently in Luxembourg but I was previously in Germany for a few years. I like many things from theatre to IT. For work I get excited about doing new things, preferably things that have not been done before. 

I am heavily into news, current affairs, human-rights and politics. I have no patience for most politicians as to date I have found few who are capable of digesting the truth let alone speaking it. However, that said those I have met and know all seem like thoroughly decent people? So where did it go wrong?
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Information Technology Researcher in the field of human-computer interaction. I work mainly in the areas of: in-car systems, augmented & mixed realities and serious gaming. Right now I am working extensively on in-car gaming as odd as that sounds. I am interested in how people and technology come together, in particular how technology can improve our lives. You can find out more about my work and also download some of my publications from www.rodmc.com
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Magnetic Interaction with Mobile Devices | Rod McCall
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A short video of the work undertaken by my colleague Saeed Afshari mainly as part of his MSc thesis and was presented at NordiCHI 2014. The

Presentation at Stanford | Rod McCall
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For those who happen to be in the area I will be presenting a talk on “Gamifying the Daily Commute” at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Centre

Dizionario Italiano - Offline
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Dizionario italiano gratuito e offline che spiega il significato delle parole italiane, sulla base del Wikizionario italiano. Molto semplice

Women may again face Stoning in Afghanistan | Rod McCall
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I hope as many people reading this blog will be as disgusted as I am by the fact that women may again face stoning for adultery in Afghanist

Driver Diaries IOS App Available Soon | Rod McCall
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Having successfully launched the Android version of the Driver Diaries Application earlier this year we are pleased to say that the IOS vers

Diet Recorder
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The application is designed to let you record and share information about what you eat throughout the day with others. It will hopefully enc

Snooping in USA only Targets Non-US Nationals | Rod McCall
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The blanket spying (or wiretapping) on communications data in the USA predominantly applies to non-US nationals according to the BBC (US sec

Review: Mega Cloud Service | Rod McCall
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The charming Kim Dotcom set up a new could service after his somewhat dodgy megaupload.com was shut down by the equally lovely US law enforc

'Au revoir' to English, demands French PM
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FRANCE - Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault urged ministers to avoid using English words instead of French, after industrial renewal minister

Review: Mediafire | Rod McCall
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Are you looking for an alternative to Dropbox or Google Drive? If so perhaps Mediafire is the answer. To give you some background I have had

Wordpress Hacking – Some Security Tips | Rod McCall
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I'd like to thank the hacker with a Ukrainian IP address that tried 10001 times during 1 hr yesterday to hack into my blog – in the end thou

Thatcher Dies | Rod McCall
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The death of Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady! If like me you lived through the Thatcher years in the UK then you will probably have positiv

Dropbox Alternatives | Rod McCall
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Dropbox gives cloud computing a good name and is an excellent way to store media and make it available across devices quickly and easily. Ho

Vehicular Applications and Gamification Papers | Rod McCall
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Here is a list of the main papers from this website that explore using gamification to reduce traffic congestion. The work is drawn from res

British HCI Conference Submission Deadline Extended | Rod McCall
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For those interested in submitting a paper please note that the British HCI conference deadlines has been extended to the 5th April 2013. Th

How Private are Skype, Blackberry etc? | Rod McCall
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Wort reports that Saudi authorities have threatened to block access to Skype, WhatsApp and Vibre. Officially this is due to the harm caused

Interview on Radio ARA, Luxembourg | Rod McCall
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This morning my colleague (Martin Kracheel) and I did an interview on Radio ARA today about our work in the IGEAR project. We are looking fo

Cyber-attack on Spamhaus slows down the internet
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Hundreds of thousands of Britons are unsuspectingly taking part in one of the internet's biggest-ever cyber-attacks

Evernote on Linux | Rod McCall
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Officially there is no nice Evernote client for Linux unless you decide to use the web version inside Chrome. If however you install Wine (a

Call for Talks: PI and More, Trier | Rod McCall
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For once Britain has successfully exported something to Germany, although I suspect that Raspberry PI sales not quite enough to make up for