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Ever left your lights on you car and returned to it with the battery flat?
If only you had had this kind-hearted person there to help you out with a set of jump leads and interactions on how to use them.
A law student at the University of Alberta in Canada came back to his car to find this note on the dashboard along with jump leads and a battery charger.
Derek Murray wrote on Facebook of his gratitude: ‘This guy saved my day from being ruined.
‘Faith in humanity increased a couple notches.’
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The note read as follows (excluding the instructions):…
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Ludovico Einaudi using two iPads to play I Giorni.
Hello Bank advert, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra play the Overture from Carmen using only mobile phones and tablets.
I have started posting up my builds of Docker.io. They are unofficial, and unsupported by the community, pending official support and code release supporting 32-bit architectures.
I have setup my system to auto-build every week and post to this shared directory. There’s a readme in the shared folder.
Some changes to the Docker.io code has caused the build script to fail, this was down to the code now using btrfs to build a driver. It has taken me a while to figure out how to fix that error message, but the script now works. You have to add this chunk of code anywhere before the main docker build
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kdave/btrfs-progs.git mv btrfs-progs btrfs #Needed to include into Docker code export PATH=$PATH:$(pwd) cd btrfs make || (echo "btrfs compile failed" && exit 1) export C_INCLUDE_PATH=$C_INCLUDE_PATH:$(pwd) #Might not be needed export CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH=$CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH:$(pwd) #Might not be needed echo PATH: $PATH cd ..
Originally posted on Metro:
A new map catalogues Britain’s weirdest and rudest place names – and it makes you wonder what on Earth has been going on in this nation for the past few thousand years.
What happened at Three Cocks, for instance? Why is there a place simply called ‘The Bastard?’
And why are we so obsessed with bottoms? There are 136 places called Bottom, from Bushy Bottom, to Great Bottom, to Burnt Bottom, to the frankly unspeakable Pound Bottom.
Let’s not dwell on the fact that last one is uncomfortably close to Sandy Balls.
The Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names is £22 and published by Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick.
In Western Scotland, they really are having a laugh (below).
Just try and convince us they weren’t giggling when they named ‘The Cock…
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Virtualisation, Sandboxes, Containers. All terms and technologies used for various reasons. Security is not always the main reason, but considering the details in this article, it is a valid point. It is simple enough to setup a container in your machine. LXC/Linux Containers for example, don’t have as much overhead as a VirtualBox or VMWare virtual machine and can run almost, if not just as fast as a native installation (I’m using LXC for my Docker.io build script), but conceptually, if you use a container, and it is infected with malware, you can drop and rebuild the container, or roll back to a snapshot much more easily than reimaging your machine.
Right now I run three different containers — one is my main Ubuntu Studio, which is not a container, but my core OS. the second is my Docker.io build LXC, which I rebuild everytime I compile (and I now have that tied into Jenkins, so I might put up regular builds somehow), and the final one is a VirtualBox virtual machine that runs Windows 7 so I don’t have to dual boot.