Unboxing and First Shave with the NEW Gillette Heritage Safety Razor

Date Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 10:35:00 +0200

Reviews seem very positive with the handle made in the USA and the head in Germany. Consensus seems to be it gives a medium aggressive shave much like the Edwin Jagger DE89. But why is Gillette doing this as they make way more off their proprietary cartridge blades?

Watch at https://youtu.be/Aui3lLedxmo

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#^Unboxing and First Shave with the NEW Gillette Heritage Safety Razor

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It's Gillette's first safety razor in decades and it's time to unbox it and try it out! Let's see if they can capture some of their former glory. Let's shave...

Camera PX - Google Camera mod brings manual/forced Astrophotography mode to older Pixels for Light Painting shots

Date Published: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:29:15 +0200

Long exposure shots are also employed to take creative Light Painting photos: photos where the light source moves during a long exposure shot to emulate a “drawing” effect with the light. As it turns out, Google Camera’s Astrophotography mode can also be leveraged to achieve great results with Light Painting photos, as made possible by this Google Camera mod for Pixel devices.

This Google Camera mod enables Astrophotography, Super Res Zoom, and other features on older Pixel devices while enabling features such as 16x Zoom on current-generation Pixel devices. Camera PX has now been updated to a new version, and the highlighting change for this update is the introduction of manual/forced Astrophotography mode and the introduction of a Light Painting mode.

See https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-px-mod-manual-forced-astrophotography-light-painting-mode-pixel/

#technology #photography
#^Google Camera mod adds manual Astrophotography/Light Painting to Pixel

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Camera PX is a Google Camera (GCam) mod that introduces buttons for forcing Astrophotography mode and Light Painting mode on the Google Pixel lineup!

South Africa’s first Micro-USB rechargeable AA and AAA batteries - no bulky Ni-MH charger required

Date Published: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:19:44 +0200

Rechargeable batteries have always been a pain; they require bulky Ni-MH chargers and access to a wall plug! Charged Power offer a more practical solution with their Micro-USB rechargeable batteries: just plug them to any USB device – at home, on the train or even outdoors! Moreover, the Micro-USB cable included allows you to charge 2 batteries from a single port!

See https://mybroadband.co.za/news/industrynews/328861-south-africas-first-micro-usb-rechargeable-aa-and-aaa-batteries.html

#environment #southafrica
#^South Africa’s first Micro-USB rechargeable AA and AAA batteries

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Charged Power, the critically acclaimed renewable energy solutions company, has announced the official launch of the first Micro-USB rechargeable AA and AAA batteries in South Africa.

Google Photos adding mark-up tool that will let you doodle on your images

Date Published: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:09:31 +0200

Google Photos is getting a new mark-up tool that will allow you to doodle on your photos. The new tool will appear in the photo editor window between the crop and extensions buttons.

See https://www.androidcentral.com/google-photos-adding-markup-tool-will-let-you-doodle-your-images

#technology #googlephotos
#^Google Photos adding markup tool that will let you doodle on your images

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A new markup tool has been spotted by a user on Twitter that will allow you to doodle on your photos using the Google Photos editor.

Goldman Sachs is planning on giving some of its most valuable software to Wall Street as free and open source software

Date Published: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:05:11 +0200

The investment bank spent countless hours over 14 years developing a platform called Alloy to help it access and analyze the growing set of financial databases being created across the firm. Now Goldman is taking the unusual step of making that program, as well as the language underlying it, available to the rest of Wall Street for free as open-source software in collaboration with a non-profit called Finos.

If this makes sense to a private banking company one just has to wonder why more governments are not sharing their software too with each other to lower costs for all taxpayers?

See https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/goldman-sachs-is-giving-away-software-to-wall-street-for-free.html

#opensource #banking
#^Goldman Sachs is planning on giving some of its most valuable software to Wall Street for free

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The move is the latest step by Wall Street to follow the lead of tech giants like Google and Facebook that regularly release code to outside developers.

How to Obtain Free Wildcard SSL Certificates from Let’s Encrypt

Date Published: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 22:53:22 +0200

Nowadays, a large portion of Web traffic is encrypted using HTTPS. It is becoming increasingly prevalent, especially since the introduction of Let’s Encrypt, a Certificate Authority (CA) supported by major companies in the industry. Let’s Encrypt provides SSL/TLS certificates completely free of charge with 90-day validity.

Generally, certificates are tied to one or more specific domain names, so if you have a certificate for “www.example.com,” you can only use it with this exact domain name. On the other hand, wildcard certificates are issued for a parent domain name and can be used with any subdomain of the parent domain. For instance, a wildcard certificate for *.example.com can be used for “www.example.com,” “account.example.com,” “mail.example.com,” etc. Wildcard certificates, hence, bring the benefit of only having to obtain and renew a single certificate for all your present and future subdomains.

Here’s how to obtain a wildcard certificate for a registered domain name from Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu, Debian and other Debian-based distributions - see https://www.maketecheasier.com/obtain-free-wildcard-ssl-certificates-lets-encrypt/ where they also cover various well known hosting services.

#security #ssl #letsencrypt

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Watch this electric motorcycle ride completely submerged in water (seriously) - electric motors have no air intake and are generally sealed

Date Published: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:46:57 +0200

You’d be forgiven for mistaking this electric motorcycle for a submarine, considering they both seem to operate just fine underwater.

The bike is a Milandr SM-250, an electric dirt bike from a Moscow-based EV company. It features a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 4 seconds, and a hefty battery pack measuring 6.6 kWh.

But most importantly, and like pretty much all electric motorcycles, it is sealed against water and requires no air intake, meaning it can theoretically work under water.

Watch of a video of it at https://electrek.co/2019/11/20/electric-motorcycle-riding-submerged-in-water/

#EV #environment #motorcycle
#^Watch this electric motorcycle ride completely submerged in water (seriously) - Electrek

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You’d be forgiven for mistaking this electric motorcycle for a submarine, considering they both seem to operate just fine underwater. The bike is a Milandr SM-250, an electric dirt bike from a Moscow-based EV company. Think of it like a Russian Alta Redshift (RIP). It features a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), a …

Moving the Home folder to another partition in Ubuntu

Date Published: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:21:26 +0200

By default, when you have Ubuntu installed, it is likely that the system folders and the home folder all belong to the same partition. In order to keep your custom settings, your files and folders, it is recommended that you put your home folder in a specific partition so that future alterations on the system files and folders will not have any effect on the home folder so that you would be able to upgrade or even reinstall your Ubuntu without damaging the current custom files configuration.

Using a different partition is also better if you intend to switch between different distros and you want to keep all your user data intact between switching. The advice is also valid for other Linux distos and not just Ubuntu.

See https://net2.com/moving-the-home-folder-to-another-partition-in-ubuntu/

#opensource #linux #ubuntu
#^Moving the Home folder to another partition in Ubuntu

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Usually when you have Ubuntu installed, it is likely that the system folders and the home folder all belong to the same partition.In order to keep your

Desktop Linux Apps Running on the PinePhone [Video]

Date Published: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:42:37 +0200

A big selling point of the PinePhone is that it supports the mainline Linux kernel, thus traditional Linux distros and regular desktop Linux software.

Now, desktop Linux apps are rarely tailored for touch input on a desktop, laptop or tablet screen, much less touch input on a space constrained mobile one. But the ability to run Linux apps on the PinePhone device is something a fair few folks are curious about.

The video below, filmed by developer Martijn Braam, shows Firefox, GIMP and a Qt5 Matrix client all running on a developer version of the PinePhone running postmarketOS.

Watch at https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/11/desktop-linux-apps-on-the-pinephone

#technology #pinephone #linux
#^Desktop Linux Apps Running on the PinePhone [Video] - OMG! Ubuntu!

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This video shows Mozilla Firefox, GIMP and a Qt5 Matrix client running on a PinePhone with postmarketOS installed. Are they usable? Find out.

BONDIC pocket welder - If you're going to buy one thing this week, make it this plastic welding kit

Date Published: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:36:39 +0200

Don't give up on your sad, worn down charger just yet — you can breathe new life into your weathered and broken electronics with this liquid plastic welding kit. The BONDIC pocket welder allows you to use liquid plastic to clean, fill, cure, or shape whatever you need, and it only hardens when you cure it with the included UV light, giving you total control of your repair experience.

Cracked and broken plastic is often something that ends the useful of many gadgets so this type of solution could be quite useful to many people at around $13.

See https://mashable.com/shopping/nov-19-plastic-welding-kit-black-friday-sale/

#gadgets #repairs
#^If you're going to buy one thing this week, make it this plastic welding kit

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Breathe new life into your weathered and broken electronics.

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