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Mike Hicks
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I couldn't care less about all of those sports channels. I might consider it if you get Comedy Central.

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I have an XPS 13 9350 and upgraded it to Ubuntu 16.04. Has anyone tried anything to improve the sound quality of the speakers? They sound fairly tinny to me, a bit worse than my old Inspiron N4010, which wasn't all that great. Videos I've watched of people using Windows have suggested the sound is pretty good, so I wonder if Dell has applied some sort of equalizer treatment for that side of the fence. Are there any good ways of tweaking things under Ubuntu to have a fuller sound?

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Projected vs. actual solar PV installed capacity in the UK
Government Projections
A fascinating graph appeared at a recent ofgem (The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) presentation. These projections are specifically for the UK.
It shows the official government projections regarding the installation of solar PV, (the red line) and the actual installation, the green line.
Could it be, and this is a genuine question, that due to the intense lobbying from the fossil fuel industry, using arguments like 'security of supply' and 'managed transition' why the official projections were so hyper slow.
Anyone with first hand knowledge of the solar industry knows how installation of large scale solar plants is rapid, the panels are cheaper, the income from such a plant is regular and impressive, with or without subsidy.
Globally, increases in solar PV are astronomic, we're still way behind, but when big fossil have the very sympathetic ear of your government, your projections can look a bit dopey.
We could be 100% powered by renewables, it's not me saying this, it's 1,000's of energy specialists, engineers and grid managers.
If you listened to our current government you'd believe, as you are endlessly told, that we need to burn gas and nuclear fuels for at least the next 100 years.
We don't.
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Another world dictator posing for photos in a flight suit.
I don't have the hi-res in-the-air pictures yet, but here's me looking cool.

Although apparently +Jim Zemlin was laughing so hard when I did the thumbs-up sign that the camera shake makes that picture a bit blurry. Thanks, Jim.
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