‘You left your lights on’ – Good samaritan goes above and beyond for neighbour

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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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Music Advances

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.

Docker.io Builds Page For 32-bit Architectures

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.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/#folders/0Bx5ME-up1Usbb2JMdVBvNGFSTUE

I have setup my system to auto-build every week and post to this shared directory. There’s a readme in the shared folder.

Docker.io Build Script Update

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 ..

Map shows Britain’s rudest place names from Cockwood to Cum Lake

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MUST CREDIT ..ARTICLE MUST INLCUDE HYPERLINK:..http://www.stghq.com/..A wall map featuring just about every rude and silly place name in the country was launched this week - the perfect Christmas stocking filler for the immature among us...The Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names (£22; published by Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick; www.stghq.com) claims to be the first of its kind and features 1,400 locations - including 136 "bottoms".

This map contains 136 bottoms (Picture: SPGHQ.com)

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.

MUST CREDIT ..ARTICLE MUST INLCUDE HYPERLINK:..http://www.stghq.com/..A wall map featuring just about every rude and silly place name in the country was launched this week - the perfect Christmas stocking filler for the immature among us...The Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names (£22; published by Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick; www.stghq.com) claims to be the first of its kind and features 1,400 locations - including 136 "bottoms".

There are 136 ‘bottoms’ to be found in the map of England (Picture: stghq.com)

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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How Splitting A Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

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.

How Splitting A Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers | WIRED.

Drunk cyclist in saddest mugshot ever after fighting with police at drive-through

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(Picture: Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

Hungry Gabriel Harris was not happy (Picture: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

A hungry man who tried to order food from his bicycle at a closed drive-through restaurant refused to leave, fought arriving police and then took the saddest mugshot of all time, authorities say.

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Gabriel Harris, 33, and a female friend rode up to Taco Bell in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on their bikes at 3am on Sunday and attempted to order food, refusing to leave when staff told them it was closed.

The Taco Bell was closed, police say, although determined Gabriel Harris didn't seem to care (Picture: Getty Images)

The Taco Bell was closed, police say, although determined Gabriel Harris didn’t seem to care (Picture: Getty Images)

Police say the drunken Harris was still trying to order into the menu speaker when they arrived and told him to leave and a scuffle ensued, during which the suspect was…

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