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This is a great podcast hosted by friends of mine.  This week features a bonus episode detailing Ingress ops in Australia.
 
Operation #Candyland  bonus content! Check out the Whale that covered Australia and the "Candyland" dance! 

#Ingress   #Candyland   #enlightened   #ingressOps  

+Mathew Fogg +Joe Philley +Anne Beuttenmüller +Brandon Badger +Brian Rose +Zeke Cao 
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It turns out that the Fedora project has a "murder trial' to find their next Fedora Project Leader. More in tomorrow's episode of Bad Voltage - http://www.badvoltage.org 
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The X.Org Foundation is proud to announce a special birthday: 30 years ago, on 19 June 1984, Bob Scheifler announced the X Window System.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11#Introduction

Over these 30 years, X has come to be the base for Unix desktops everywhere. With desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE, XFCE, Unity, Enlightenment, millions of users are using X as the underlying technology today.

The X developers have pushed the boundaries and moved X from a system originally written to run on the CPU of a VAX VS100 to one that runs the GUI on today's laptops with 3D rendering capabilities. Indeed, X predates the concept of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) as we currently know it, and even the company that popularized this term in 1999, Nvidia.

X continues to see improvements and despite its long service record, it will stay with us for a while longer.

And in case you're wondering, X predates:
* Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows
* POSIX, C89, C99, C++, Java
* the World Wide Web
* the GPL and the FSF

X was one of the first major open source software projects, years before the terms Free Software and Open Source Software were commonplace. Celebrate with us, for without X, the desktop would not be what it is today.

- The X.Org Board of Directors
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As a father, I play video games with my kids as often as I can. Not because I'm lazy, or because we're bored; No, I do it, because it's a family tradition

You see, like most kids growing up in the 80s, Video games were a large bonding force for my father and I. Most of our weekends together would be caught up in playing NES and SNES games. While small, this regular ritual was something that stuck with me for a long time, and in honest, had a great deal to do with shaping my career, and future in the games industry.

I play games with my kids because it's a bonding experience. It lets me teach them problem solving, how to put up with difficult challenges, and how to think outside the box. The type of stuff you learn from fighting Mouser in TMNT (NES) for the 100th time.

And that's what Dad's do. We push the boundaries of our kids to watch them grow, play, and learn. That's our job.

Thanks for teaching me that +Fred McAnlis . Happy Father's Day.
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There are a billion people in line to see Smash Bros. here.
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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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Here's some fantastic and rational news!
 
"The Trust wishes to emphasize the importance of attempting to establish where the weight of scientific agreement may be found and make that clear to audiences. [...] Science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views but depends on the varying degree of prominence such views should be given."
The network will stop airing "debates" featuring members of the anti-science fringe
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Typical rationalism, I'd say...
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So why does our Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission matter? This infographic gives it to you short and sweet
http://go.nasa.gov/1o2k0w5

#OCO2 #climatechange #EarthRightNow  
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Neat post from Jakob Perry about Conference Organizing Distribution - http://communityleadershipforum.com/t/building-a-conference-website-with-cod/139 - neat tool for event organization for communities
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This is going to make things a bit less cluttered. Let's hope it's nicely discoverable. :)
 
The new Ubuntu Store is looking fantastic! I hope the larger icons find their way to the Apps scope as well!
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Did you know that Taxi Cab companies are trying to end Taxi Neutrality? They are saying that restaurants and bars are freeloaders profiting on their infrastructure, and they plan to drive customers to restaurants at 5mph unless that particular restaurant purchases a high speed customer transportation service from them. And that's in addition to the normal cab fare you already pay.

In addition, straw manufacturers are trying to end Straw Neutrality, arguing that juice bars are freeloading on their product, and want juice bars to pay them for a premium beverage suction plan for transporting lemonade from the glass to the customer's mouth.

Airlines also want to end air travel neutrality, arguing that touristic destinations and hotels are freeloading on their routes, and want hotels and vacation destinations to pay them to fly customers there. And that's in addition to the air fare you already pay, of course.

Do any of those sound absurd? Well, that's because they are all totally made up. I just invented them. But something very similar is happening on the Internet, and this one is true: internet providers are trying to end Net Neutrality using the exact same logic: web services will have to pay them to be able to provide a service to you. And that's in addition to the normal price you already pay for internet access.
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    Computer and Business Information Systems, 1998 - 2003
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    Project Member, 2005 - present
  • Western Digital
    Global Services Support Auditor, 2010 - present
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