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Dear London Bass Guitar Show. Please be warned, we are on our way!

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Have fun!! :)
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OK, so the Beeb needs an overhaul, which is fair enough. Handing over the reigns to the government is surely a good idea, right?! For a good example on just how well this would work, check out the SABC in South Africa, and there should be no doubt left in our minds. Who needs impartial reporting anyway? That is sooo 20th century... 
David Clementi says there will be ‘no hiding place’ as he recommends scrapping the BBC Trust and handing oversight of the corporation to Ofcom
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My issue at the time (I have to admit that my knee jerked before I started reading the 90+ page Clementi report...) was that of fear for media impartiality. I have first-hand experience of how a completely state-controlled broadcaster can manipulate the population, so I am still super sensitive to this. So my "thing" is not the BBC per sé (it is clear that they need a serious clean-out), but complete government control. How far-reaching will the OFCOM control be?

Regarding OFCOM, I have no first-hand experience in how they conduct their affairs. At least I cannot find any glaring examples where they came down like a ton of bricks on anyone, so we shall see how they go. The only thing that is clear to me at the moment is that there are no viable, comprehensive alternatives to the recommendations as put forth in the Clementi report, so the Beeb will most likely have to report to OFCOM. So yes, I hope being proved a grumpy, paranoid cynic when everything turns out perfect, but I cannot help being worried about this.
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Nuclear experts are scared: Belgium just restarted 2 ancient and cracked nuclear power plants in the heart of Europe -- but in 48 hours the German minister will go to Belgium to stop this madness. She’s ready to take our voices into the meeting so sign and share with everyone now!
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Yaaay, another free SSL certificate authority! 
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). ISRG is a California public benefit corporation, and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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End users (or terrorists) who value security will continue to use freely-available open source tools and/or services hosted outside of the UK, which are completely untouchable by this legislation no matter how much Theresa May might stamp her little feet. All this law will do is force service providers like Apple to move out of the UK if they want to offer a secure service. Nice job, dipshits.
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Hello All.

Fair warning - this is a call for signing a petition. If you don't like petitions, please ignore this post. If you are a musician or artist, this petition could  most likely affect you directly, so please read on:

Here is a petition for the EU Council to treat musicians fairly when it comes to air travel. Musical instruments are often lost or damaged, which in most cases causes the musician to perform less ably than they could. A guitar or a violin is not simply an instrument that can be replaced or substituted at a moment's notice, it's literally like replacing a limb and expecting this limb to perform as well and nimbly as the previous one. 

Please read the petition, sign and pass word along! We almost have the full complement of signatories needed to take this to the EU council:

http://tinyurl.com/grvclt5

Thank you! :-)
[ Version française ] You thought that the EU was fair to musicians traveling on planes with their instruments? Wrong! Here’s why. Two years ago, on Feb. 5th, 2014, the European Parliament adopted the text reviewing community regulation 2027/97 on air carrier liability in respect of the carriage...
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If you are a C++ coder in the UK, Bloomberg will be hosting a code-filled weekend in February, hacking on the Clang/LLVM ecosystem. Bookings are free via Eventbrite:

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Join us for a weekend of hacking on Clang, LLVM, and lots of other projects in the LLVM ecosystem! We'll provide space, power, Internet access, food, beverages, and mentors, so you can focus on spending your time doing what you want to do: writing code. You'll need to bring a suitable laptop running Linux, Mac OSX, or Microsoft Windows (don't forget your power adapter!) and your C++ coding skills. We'll have mentors on hand with lists of project...
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I remembered reading an article on Micro SD card performance, but could not remember the URL. Subsequently I found the source of the information (thanks to Jeff Geerling for making available the results of this time-consuming test):

https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-dramble/wiki/microSD-Card-Benchmarks

As more of us start using MicroSD cards in tablets, mobile phones and the various IoT type devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 (and the special Pi Zero), this information becomes rather important. It could mean your device is either usable, or so slow as to be almost useless.
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Dame Evelyn Glennie - a partially deaf (but incredibly good) percussionist talks on Ted on how to really listen. If you are a musician or music lover, this is required watching! Everybody else, watch this as well, you just might get something out of it.
In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
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