Magic happens with the Ubuntu tablet – TechRepublic

Jack Wallen reviews the bq Aquaris M10 tablet and he’s impressed. If you’ve been on the fence about Ubuntu Touch, this might just assuage those unpleasant feelings.

Source: Magic happens with the Ubuntu tablet – TechRepublic

Canonical tried to do this with their last attempt to crowdsource their Ubuntu phone, but it didn’t make enough money. This one looks pretty good too. Now I wonder if I could run Android apps on there too. :D

Marathon Records

How many marathons have you run? Could you do more than one in a year? How about a month? A week? This old article from The Telegraph (and recently showed up on Oddity Central at shows a guy running *370 marathons in a year.*
The most I’ve seen a woman run was 366, and that was Annette Fredskov (

10 things no one tells women before they run the London Marathon

Source: 10 things no one tells women before they run the London Marathon

Surprisingly a couple of these made me laugh.

#5 you’ll get penis envy. Actually, it’s not a good thing – especially if you forget to wear tight pants. Trying to run around the park with your little friend trying his darnedest to distract you is definitely not fun. Funny, yes. Uncomfortable? Damned so.

#6 you will become a running bore – guilty.

#10 you will want to do another one – yes, but not yet. The atmosphere when I ran the RPHM was electric. I want to experience that again, but not yet.

Intervals x6


Completed mission “Interval Training” #zombiesrun

6 intervals , 15/60 split with 10 min warmup run. Nice run, but hit wall at 5th interval.

Interestingly, just checked my stats (have to manually connect this workout with my Endomondo training plan) and found that I hit 1km in 05:12 at peak, and 06:58 at lowest

Man ‘deletes his whole company’ after typing wrong bit of code


If ever there was a time you wish you could click ‘undo’, this would be it.

But while most people are often rescued by the quick ‘control+z’ command – seeing their entire document return to the screen after inadvertently deleting it all – there was no such saving grace for Marco Marsala.

The hosting provider wrote on help forum Server Fault that he had accidentally entered a code that seemed to have wiped his computers, including the websites of his customers.

The command, “rm -rf”, deletes everything it is told to and blocks the helpful warnings that usually inform the user that something is being deleted. In this case, because he hadn’t specified what he wanted deleted, it erased everything.

With super-user permissions comes great responsibility, which unfortunately doesn’t help with stupidity.

Source: Man ‘deletes his whole company’ after typing wrong bit of code

Remains of the Day: Google Chrome Drops Support for Windows XP

With the roll out of a new version of Chrome, Google is saying goodbye to a few old favorites. Maybe “favorites” isn’t the right word. The browser will no longer be updated to support Windows XP, Vista, and OS X 10.8. Goodnight, sweet Vista, and your glossy menus.

RIP XP. Finally. Although I say finally, but I’m pretty sure some places are still using XP because they can’t/won’t recode applications to support Windows 2000

Source: Remains of the Day: Google Chrome Drops Support for Windows XP

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