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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WipM3SAYqK4

Wow that was awesome, thank you +Bryan Lunduke


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"Systemd destroyer Worlds" almost killed me.

And yeah having Justin Bieber more popular than Linux on google hurts 
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I don't understand this move. Care to explain +Mozilla Firefox? Hello is my favorite video call platform. It works better then Skype and way better than google hangouts. For what I do that is. I call my girlfriend every day and many times a week my parents and also her parents.

With this move you just removed their way of calling me. The have no clue about the links, they just remember how to call me the way I showed them when I was physically with them. I live at 700 Kms from them, it is a problem to explain you removed the contact list to old people. Even my girlfriend was thinking it was simply broken.

Mozilla put you shitty ideas together and think before firing and when you do please announce it!

No problem nobody is perfect and I would greatly appreciate if could put this functionality back into firefox, even just with an extension
 
Mozilla plans to change how Firefox Hello works starting with Firefox 44. It plans to remove contacts and make tab-sharing a default.

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/07/firefox-hello-contacts-to-be-removed-tab-sharing-incoming/
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Just a little reminder. A lesson I learned myself the hard way. If you really really need a discrete graphic card on your PC (and see [1]): don't go for AMD, go for NVIDIA. This OS independent in my humble opinion, not Linux specific. I wonder if you can run the AMD Catalyst driver on Windows 10 for a 12 years old card.... to you the task of discovering it :)

Now with AMD switching to a unified kernel driver (on Linux that is) this might change in the future.... but give the numbers of let down AMD gave me in my life time I was to see it working before committing..... to bad this will take many years :P.

Thanks for the reminder +Michael Larabel.

[1]: most of the times you need a dedicated graphic card only for gaming or for some types of work (3D drawing or computing simulation via cuda / openCL). If you are not sure you probably don't need it.
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+Enrico Tagliavini Our hopes will rest on the Steam Machines, I guess. If they prove a success, there will be much more incentive for all graphics vendors to provide good Linux drivers.
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Some snow fun
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but yeah the electronics are waterproof. The motor should not be submerged (must be cleaned if it happens). Need a bit more maintenance when used in we conditions. Snow is not the worst since you don't need to wash the car after use (yes, wash :D). When car is clean you oil again all metal bearings, bushings and joints. It also needs periodic disassembly to be cleaned where you can't reach from outside. But it's all very worth it :D
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"The Linux Foundation has historically been less than enthusiastic about GPL enforcement"

And this is the part that disturb me the most. In '99 when you were using Napster you were a damn criminal. This extended from Music to Software as well. If I download a copy of Windows and use it without buying a license I'm a criminal. Full stop.

Now when we talk about Free Software we should just close an eye? Just because you don't pay for it we can let them take it ignoring the duty they have to comply to by doing so?

I'm not saying the Linux Foundation should fight for GPL enforcement in the first place, other organizations like the Software Freedom Conservancy can do it. Also it would be odd when a member of the Foundation is involved in the first place. But at least the Linux Foundation should be brave enough to verbally support complying to software licenses and disapprove who does not.
The Linux Foundation is an industry organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and standardising Linux and open source software [1]. The majority of its board is chosen by the member companies - 10 by platinum members (platinum membership costs $500000 a year), 3 by gold members (gold ...
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Well I guess I might as well add my creations during the Christmas time, with the very fundamental help of my father. We added a built-from-scratch light kit to both my and my girlfriend car. This is phase 1: fixed light with dedicated battery (2S LiPo battery around 1 Ah). Reason being I want to add a microcontroller (an Arduino most likely) to animate the light, like the stops and the reverse (which is not there for now). With a 7.4 input voltage is easy to power an Arduino, the builtin BEC is 5.5.... not ideal imho. Also if I short anything in the light system radio is unaffected. Better safe than sorry.... the ESC is expensive.

It's hard to understand but they are very bright. Even with HDR the camera was saturating. This is because we used ultra bright LEDs in the front to have real lighting. This is not just for the show, these LEDs can actually light up the field in front of the car. Tested in the night (but I would recommend extreme care if doing so). For the rear we used high efficiency LEDs, so still very very bright.

The big one is a Traxxas E-Revo brushless edition, almost stock for now (will change with time). The smaller one is an LRP S10 Blast MT2, heavily modified already.
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I think those are with the resistor integrated. I didn't used those, I used the standalone LEDs. I can tell because the spec says "20 mA @ 12 Volts". With as standalone LED you cannot give it power without a resistor, it's like a short circuit when you go over the cut-in voltage. Granted you can still use them, since the ideal Input is 12 Volts you can use a small 3S LiPo battery.

I used stuff like http://www.elettronica-2000.it/item/led-trasp-bianco-freddo-d5mm-5000-mcd/041976

They also have the holders http://www.elettronica-2000.it/item/portaled-incavato-cromato-d-5-mm/042192

You can look at all the stuff in the COMPONENTI ELETTROMECCANICI » LAMPADE E SPIE LUMINOSE section (LEDs are at the end).

The advantage of buying LEDs without the resistor integrated is merely efficiency. At 20 mA and 12 Volts let's say you use a 220 Ohm resistor (note: just a random guess) it will dissipate 0.02^2 * 220 = 88 mWatts. By putting 2 LEDs in series you can lower the resistor (sine an LED makes the voltage to drop due to the cut-in) and you waste less power in heat. Now 220 Ohm is going to be way too bright for a single LED very likely, so you need a bigger one to make 20 mA. For each pair of from lights I have in my MT I use something like 80 Ohm, so efficiency is quadrupled (2 LEDs instead of one and half of the resistance). That being said... we are talking about 20 mA per LEDs. Even if you put 10 on your car you get 200 mA. A 1000 mAh 3S 1C LiPo would last more than 4 hours (ideally 5, but then energy is also lost by other means).

It is possible, however, to have better efficiency without the need to keep the resistance low, but it involves using a coil.
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Look out Firefox users. +Mozilla Firefox is going to remove the Panorama (or tab view) feature in Firefox 45!

Fortunately somebody created an addon to restore the functionality, if you install the addon now it's like the feature was never removed from Firefox. It is even based on the same code.

While I can understand this is not really a must have for the every day user.... this was something making Firefox unique. Granted there's the extension and that's what an extension is about: adding a feature not all users are requiring.

Still I think Mozilla should be careful removing features like this... at least this is not as bad as the Hello contacts disaster :/
The Tab Groups (Panorama) feature is being removed from Firefox but there are some great alternatives for organizing your open tabs.
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Alleluja! One less piece of junk is finally going away. But instead of migrating to Java web start, another big piece of junk [1], please just do something that makes sense. You have better alternatives.

[1] Java web start, for the little I know about it, is a way to start an application from a web interface. In Linux, for what I've used, you download a description file and start it with javaws command. Unfortunately if you were connecting via a proxy server, SSH tunnel or the like, it wont work. I know because a lot of common BMC GUI console work with something like this. Of course I don't expose my damn management network to the evil internet, you have to hop on some access server. The only working workaround I found is using a VPN. Not a big problem for me, but not really friendly.
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Now this is pretty bad. Watch out for social engineering. If you get an email you don't expect (from any company providing a service you used), investigate and complain.

Why complaining? Well it's kind of silly to ask Amazon the delivery address of a package or what's the item of your last order... when you login you see the freaking list with all the information. Just firmly refuse to disclose any information over the phone. Send them via email to the address associated with the account at most. Lost the password? No problem, link sent to the email address. KTHXBYE.
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Of course when I get the idea to start filming the batteries died eheheh
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Respect for Dutch people +100. :D
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