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Rob Beard
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Just proof I saw two ducks at work and that I'm not going Qwackers! :-)
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So I decided to do the April Fools thing this year, upside down internet (told the users the Internet was being routed via Australia) and I built The Internet from The IT Crowd :-)
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One of our kittens has gone missing, we think he snuck out of the door on Sunday night. If you see him please could you let me know and share this. He was last seen at our home on Exe Hill in Shiphay, Torquay. He's Black with a distinctive white spot on his chest and white patch on his belly.

Please share this, my daughters are devistated and I'm worried about him out in this cold weather. 
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hope you find em soon :)
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The +Exeter Linux User Group now has a Facebook page, if you have friends on Facebook who might have an interest in Linux, Raspberry Pi etc but aren't yet on Google+ then why not point them in the direction of the page?

You can find it at www.facebook.com/ExeterLUG
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Cool,  me and tom are on IRC if you want to chat freenode #dcglug  
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Okay I've got a question for my geek friends out there. I'm looking for something (probably free cloud based along the lines of Dropbox but without the terms of Google Drive where they can use any of the stored stuff) which would allow a couple of people to be able to access the data and have others who aren't part of a group of people to be able to e-mail files to the stored area for retrieval.

I've looked at "Send to Dropbox" and it seems like it might do the job but I want to be able to select a custom username (I gather from reading up I have a little bit of control over it). If it looks to work well then I might look at a solution where we have more control (maybe a server with domain name).

So, over to you guys, any ideas?

Oh and it must be multi platform as far as working on Linux and Windows at least (and probably Mac, maybe even Android and iOS support might be handy too).

Rob
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Yep, I'd like to keep it separate though and not be using my precious bandwidth.
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Well I never thought I'd see myself in a bunny onesie with +David Hasselhoff, isn't technology wonderful?
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If you're Hoffsome and you know it, clap your hands #Hoffsome
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That's a great help, I am getting a MK2 Focus and have an Alpine head unit with Bluetooth which I wanted to transfer over, seems straightforward enough to do, and being double din I can add a pair of cup holders (I've seen some that will take up the other din slot :-D).  It's great that things have come on so much, I remember nearly 20 years ago hacking the dash to bits on a Mk1 Fiesta to fit a Sony MiniDisc head unit... glad it's so much easier these days.
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Okay so I know immigration is one of those sore subjects, and I'll be the first to admit I've bitched about lots of immigrants coming into the country, but you know what, I've actually done some reading up on the whole thing recently and well, it seems that what is covered in the press isn't always the whole story.

Recently I've read shocking stories of couples who are being kept apart because of a silly little thing like not earning enough money (and in some cases, not earning enough, even just £100 too little you'd need £16,000 in savings, plus 2.5x the difference between the minimum amount to sponsor a partner for a visa). Yes that's right £16,000 + in savings, that's money, in the bank that is readily available (nope, loans, own property etc don't count).

Sadly it seems that if you're from another European country and have a non-EU partner you don't have to worry about these rules, you can just settle here with your non-EU partner regardless of how much you're earning and how little savings you have.

Yup, hardly seems fair. Some folks out there do have partners who weren't born in the UK or Europe, partners who want to live with their UK partners, work, pay taxes and enjoy a family life (and no, I don't mean enjoying a family life with just their cat!).

So come on folks, help make a change... at the moment the rules are well, just rushed through and badly thought out, I'm not saying change it so anyone can get a visa, just make it fair... sign this petition and share... who knows if you, a friend, sister, brother etc was to meet their love of their life who just happened to not be from the EU, would you want to be kept apart from them just because of a crazy financial requirement?
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+Cathy Runham you might want to sign and share this one.
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Folks, I wouldn't normally ask, but can you sign this petition please and share?  A 7 year old Scottish girl faces being deported to Chile with her mum because her mum split up with the girls Spanish father.  This girl doesn't speak any Spanish and was born in Scotland and has spent her life there.  Surely this girl has the right to stay in the country with her mother.
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Folks, can I ask you all really nicely to watch this video please? It's trying to get 20000 likes and it's only about 70 short. It is funny, especially if you like musicals, death and the US Coastguard :-P (it's only 20 minutes long so what have you got to lose?)
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30 something computer engineer from Torquay with an interest in FLOSS, Computers in General, Retro gaming and cars.
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I'm a 30 something computer engineer from Torquay in Devon, UK.

I'm a real geek and into all things computery and love retro games and retro computers.  I'm also into FLOSS in a big way (although I can't code so I try and help out in other ways).

My other interests include cars (I'm a big Peugeot 205GTI fan) and Taekwondo (I'm currently training with my family and hope to eventually get to Black belt).
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Have 3 lovely daughters, 3 step-daughters and um... still some of my own hair.
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