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Euro Truck Sim 2 map expansion - Italia has just been released

Posted on: Sun, 2017-12-10 - 12:12 By: danie

Euro Truck Sim 2 map expansion - Italia has just been released

You'd have to watch this video very carefully to realise this is a sim and not real life! Over 11,000km of new roads throughout Italy with all the Italian detail you'd expect to see.

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=6Q9WzdSfOLs or the announcement at http://blog.scssoft.com/2017/12/italia-fan-made-videos-reviews.html which contains links to more videos.


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Studies: Soluble fiber can help you lose weight

Posted on: Sun, 2017-12-10 - 11:31 By: danie

Studies: Soluble fiber can help you lose weight

Could eating more fiber help you to lose excess weight? A new meta-analysis (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/106/6/1514.abstract) shows that soluble fiber was beneficial for obese and overweight participants’ weight and health.

Conclusions From the Study: Isolated soluble fiber supplementation improves anthropometric and metabolic outcomes in overweight and obese adults, thereby indicating that supplementation may improve fiber intake and health in these individuals. However, the interpretation of these findings warrants caution because of the considerable between-study heterogeneity. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT03003897.

Although they used supplements in the study, you can likely get the same benefits from simply eating more greens, low-carb vegetables, that contain soluble fiber. Check out the recipes below for inspiration.

See http://bit.ly/2iMZjKk


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Wellness Mama's Homemade Shaving Options for Men

Posted on: Sat, 2017-12-09 - 23:19 By: danie

Wellness Mama's Homemade Shaving Options for Men

Some interesting options are given here for homemade soaps as well as ingredients for aftershaves. The whole idea with traditional shaving is to try avoid the harsher chemicals and alcohols in ingredients, which is not only better for your skin but also for the environment.

See https://wellnessmama.com/5289/homemade-shaving-options-for-men/

Homemade Shaving Options for Men | Wellness Mama
Natural homemade shaving options for men that are cheaper, healthier and more nourishing than regular shave cream or disposable razors.

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Wait for it: Popular iOS app takes three days to 'develop' pics and snaps only 24 photos per roll of...

Posted on: Sat, 2017-12-09 - 16:17 By: danie

Wait for it: Popular iOS app takes three days to 'develop' pics and snaps only 24 photos per roll of 'film'

Gather round, kiddies, and let me tell you about a time when we'd take a photo, and then wait, sometimes for hours or even days, to see how it came out. Back then, we couldn't check voicemail while walking down the street unless we stopped at a payphone (a big box you put coins into).

All that waiting might seem like torture to you, young 'uns, but it brought a sweet anticipation that can only come with delayed gratification. Curious what that feels like? So are a lot of people. An app called Gudak Cam that makes you wait three long days for your digital photos to be processed is among the hottest paid iPhone apps in several countries, including South Korea and Japan, where it's especially popular among female high school students, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

The 99-cent iOS app, which came out in July, approximates the look and experience of a Kodak disposable camera. Users can only snap 24 shots in a row. Once they've finished a roll of 24 exposures, they have to wait an interminable hour to reload the "film." Rolls take three days to "develop."

To be honest there were many good reasons why I moved away from film cameras, but I can see the novelty in this for young kids that never had to live through that era. They could also simulated into the app:
1. Oh dear no photos at all as you did not thread the start of the film in properly so it never advanced
2. Sorry you lost the first two photos as you exposed the start of the film to some light
3. Pity about those pixellated errors, you had dust on the lens when you took those photos

A possible Android alternative is Kudak Pro at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ginnypix.gudakpro&hl=en

See http://cnet.co/2kIdrbR


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How To Play Playstation Games On Linux

Posted on: Sat, 2017-12-09 - 15:24 By: danie

How To Play Playstation Games On Linux

Linux has a great selection of emulators, including many different ones for the Sony PlayStation. There are a lot to choose from, but by far the most advanced and useful emulator for playing Playstation games on Linux is the PCSXR PlayStation emulator. It’s a revival of the old PCSX emulator. The developers took that old emulator, and “Reloaded it” to make it better. They’ve added a lot of improvements to the emulator as well as fixing bugs. Here’s how to get the PlayStation emulator installed and working on your favorite Linux operating system.

To play a game with the emulator, open it up and click “File”. The first option allows the user to emulate any Sony PS1 video game directly from a CD drive. To do this, insert the game into your disc drive, and click “Run CD”. The PCSXR emulator will load up the game in a few seconds. Alternatively, load a disc image (ISO) to play with. To load a disc image, click “File”, then “Run ISO”.

See http://bit.ly/2kL7M4Y


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A bunch of Google Mini speakers arrived today

Posted on: Thu, 2017-12-07 - 19:17 By: danie

A bunch of Google Mini speakers arrived today

I'm keeping one to compare with the full size Home speaker I have, and the others are gifts for my family. Must say say the sound is pretty good and quite loud enough for a normal room, and seeing the functionality is pretty identical most people will be 100% happy with a Mini speaker.


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A look at the new BMW i3s in augmented reality with Apple’s ARKit

Posted on: Thu, 2017-12-07 - 07:49 By: danie

A look at the new BMW i3s in augmented reality with Apple’s ARKit

Earlier this year, BMW unveiled its new 2018 i3 electric car with a small design refresh and new sport package. Today we get to take a look at the new EV with a twist – through augmented reality with BMW’s new app using Apple’s ARKit.

Earlier this year, Apple officially unveiled its new ARKit platform. It enables developers to take advantage of all the augmented reality capabilities of all of Apple’s most recent devices.

Several automakers are seeing a potential for augmented reality to complement their retail experience with the ability to see a vehicle virtually anywhere and explore it in detail while being able to change its configuration at the touch of a screen.

BMW was one of the first to jump on the opportunity earlier this year with their app BMW i Visualiser. They have now updated it with the latest versions of their BMW i3 and i8.

See http://bit.ly/2ACEbyu


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Fatballs are the latest food trend sweeping the wellness scene

Posted on: Thu, 2017-12-07 - 04:46 By: danie

Fatballs are the latest food trend sweeping the wellness scene

You may have heard of other similarly named snacks such as protein balls, energy balls and bliss balls… so what makes fatballs stand out from the rest?

Fatballs are made by blending a variety ingredients together including nut butter, coconut oil, MCT oil and collagen oil. The end result is a healthy bite that’s not only rich in flavour but also high in nutrients.

Whilst it’s great that more people are embracing foods that are high in fats as part of a balanced diet, eating a fatball as a substitute for a meal may cause you to overeat accidentally. According to a study published by the journal. Appetite, people are more likely to overeat when they eat foods that they perceive as snacks rather than meals. So choosing to eat fatballs instead of balanced meals could lead you to go overboard with the moreish snacks.

See https://ind.pn/2j00wBJ


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Eudora - The 80s Software Program That Made Email Famous

Posted on: Thu, 2017-12-07 - 02:51 By: danie

Eudora - The 80s Software Program That Made Email Famous

In early 1997, two applications were in the process of taking over the internet, and both had roots in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a school that had birthed one of the earliest forms of online culture. One of those applications, Netscape, became a bedrock of how we surf the World Wide Web. The other, Eudora, put a graphical twist on email.

Netscape, of course, helped turn its creator, Marc Andreessen, into a billionaire, and drove a Silicon Valley boom that we’re still seeing reverberations of to this day—in part because Andreessen leveraged his financial success into further financial success and later, a plum role as a venture capitalist.

In contrast, Eudora maker Steve Dorner created an incredibly popular program, beloved by power users at a time when power users dominated the internet. Of the early protocols that ruled the internet, the web and email were the two most important ones — and UIUC was a proving ground for both.

More interesting history about Eudora at http://bit.ly/2iXaqE8


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Limpopo Connexion needs your assistance with a survey for readiness to transition to FOSS in their Province...

Posted on: Wed, 2017-12-06 - 21:25 By: danie

Limpopo Connexion needs your assistance with a survey for readiness to transition to FOSS in their Province

Limpopo Connexion is investigating the migration of current systems and ICTs environments to flexible and scalable FOSS. The first stage is to conduct FOSS readiness assessments within the Limpopo Province as they prepare for migration, and they are currently focusing on the methodology to use in conducting such assessments.

The purpose of the questionaire is to tap into your expert knowledge, experiences, vision and insights towards the envisaged transition to FOSS. If you are willing to assist them in their effort kindly complete the attached questionnaire at http://bit.ly/2j1AiyF


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