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Looks like the Ghostery add-on for (at least) Firefox has a new option.  That is to allow Ghostery to ignore first party trackers (meaning it will let them track you).  I suggest you go into your options and you uncheck the option to turn it off.
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I imagine that most of you reading this are already aware of how much the cable monopolies are threatening #netneutrality , but for anyone who isn't, this clip from John Oliver lays out perfectly what's at stake, and why we're even talking about this right now.
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We've heard so many say that this is the end of the PC.  That's not it.  It is the end of computing for many, if you will.  Using a cellphone or tablet is not computing. 

The PC is about being productive.  The PC will forever remain, however some that might have become technologically inclined due to the PC may not as they adopt the non-computing lifestyle of the cell/tablet.


Whoa be unto them.
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The dawn of the true "consumer" device - devices built only to consume media. Pretty much small tvs.
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I guess I have to report a warning about the latest kernel (3.11.0-19-generic).  After performing the kernel update the C720 touchpad ceased to function.

After the update the touchpad on the C720 stopped working.  I re-booted choosing the grub advanced option and selected the 3.11.0-18-generic kernel.  Upon boot the touchpad worked.  I re-booted back into 3.11.0-19-generic and found the touchpad no longer worked.

That means there's a problem with the 3.11.0-19-generic kernel.
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UPDATE:
(just pasting from someone others posting:
-> wget http://goo.gl/kz917j -> sudo bash kz917j
... will run the script and do a bunch of stuff.)

I will give it a try and report my results.

UPDATE: works like a charm :-) takes less than 5min on a HP Chromebook 14.
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I just attempted the install of Ubuntu 13.10.  Everything seemed to complete.  However, all I see is a log in screen.  When I log in I'm put at the terminal prompt.  I need this to be as automatic as possible.

Thoughts?
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I now have it installed.  Thanks.  Now for the tweaks.
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AHH... A close shave for this week's GIF Tuesday

#gif   #gifs     #landslide  
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History.
 
A visual history of OS desktop environments

A trip down memory lane, tracing major milestones in the evolution of the desktop environment.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2359355/software/156246-A-visual-history-of-OS-desktop-environments.html
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Now that I have successfully installed Ubuntu on the Acer C720 Chromebook there are some issues.

1) advertisements in the unity search.  I want to get rid of those.  The suggested way is to remove the unity-lens-shopping, only that isn't installed and there are still ads.

2) I need to have that unity panel on the left hand side of the screen disappear when I make an app full screen.  It stays there and eats up real-estate.  Any ideas?
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That post doesn't apply to chrubuntu as it doesn't install nor use any of those.  When I attempt to remove the unity shopping lens the systems says that it doesn't exist, yet the advertising is still there.
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I just discovered Microsoft's new XP Upgrade Marketing tool.

Regardless of whether XP goes out of support it will continue to function, and you'll have the benefit of all prior patches.  As long as you aren't a wild one at the stick and you continue to use proper malware detection and removal tools, if you don't connect to the web often and you do simple things such as read your mail, play a game or two, etc., XP will be fine for you, at least for the next couple years.  In my shop lots of people bring machines that have XP (without having done updates) that have no viruses even though they've been in service for a long time.

That said, their new marketing tool is an "end of support" notification program that they are loading AS A CRITICAL UPDATE.  This notification program will annoy you with bubbles and prompts displayed in your system tray.  This is a bit silly, and it is also misleading.

People, if you are in this position and your computer hardware is fine, and you want to address the fact that XP is loosing support, use Linux (Linux Mint is cool, Ubuntu is great, Suse is right up there with maximum security and superb performance).  Point being -- don't fall prey to the implication of this notification, which is that you need to upgrade to another Microsoft product.
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Deeply disagree with DRM. Free of DRM is always better.
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Not sure where else to write this but thank you for the Tip on Project Gutenberg: downloaded the Edgar rice Burroughs series! 
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