Boosting the Real Time Performance of Gnome Shell 3.34 in Ubuntu 19.10

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As you may have read many times, Gnome 3.34 brings much improved desktop performance. In this article we will describe some of the improvements contributed by Canonical, how the problems were surprising, how they were approached and what other performance work is coming in future. from https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/boosting-the-real-time-performance-of-gnome-shell-3-34-in-ubuntu-19-10/13095

Join GNOME in our fight against a patent troll

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A month ago, GNOME was hit by a patent troll for developing the Shotwell image management application. It’s the first time a free software project has been targeted in this way, but we worry it won’t be the last. from https://blogs.gnome.org/engagement/2019/10/22/join-gnome-in-our-fight-against-a-patent-troll/

ZX-VGA-JOY – A fabulous speccy hardware review

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Away from all the gaming reviews and articles, today I shall be looking at with an exclusive review of a new piece of hardware for our retro gaming systems called the ZX-VGA-JOY; a new peripheral for all ZX Spectrums, Sinclair and Amstrads alike which allows the user to connect any kind of VGA monit from…

Charles Jencks: The man whose architecture uplifted the dying

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Two minutes after Charles Jencks and his wife, Maggie, were told her cancer had returned and she had months to live, the couple found themselves in a dark hospital corridor. They were both remarkable people, highly intellectual and had travelled the world lecturing on architecture and history. from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50056219

Setting up your own BitWarden password keeper and sync server

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One of the key requirements of pursuing Good Digital Hygiene is using strong passwords, and a different strong password for every application. This is relatively easy to do in theory, with the aid of clever software, but it’s something desperately few people do well in practice. from https://tech.oeru.org/setting-your-own-bitwarden-password-keeper-and-sync-server

UK still behind in cancer survival despite recent surge

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Cancer survival rates in the UK have improved markedly over recent decades but still lag behind those of comparable countries, a major research exercise has shown. from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/11/uk-still-behind-in-cancer-survival-despite-recent-surge

Epicyon 1.0 release

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Announcing the first release of Epicyon. This is an ActivityPub compliant server, supporting both S2S and C2S protocols and which can federate with Mastodon from https://blog.freedombone.net/epicyon-1-0-release

Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody

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In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized. from https://theaspergian.com/2018/09/23/allism-spectrum-disorders-a-parody/

Keeping monkeys as pets is extraordinarily cruel – a ban is long overdue

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Most people will have seen at least one headline over the last couple of years describing animal attacks on humans. This needn’t include the elephant from a Zimbabwe National Park that trampled a tourist or the Sumatran tiger that killed a keeper who entered his zoo enclosure in Birmingham. from http://theconversation.com/keeping-monkeys-as-pets-is-extraordinarily-cruel-a-ban-is-long-overdue-122278