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Not an answer, but people who are using Mint; is there an official upgrade path between releases yet? How do you upgrade?

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All Mint point releases (17, 17.1, 17.2) are going to use Ubuntu 14.04 as a base. That means upgrading Mint 17 is low risk task until Mint 18 is released in 2016 (based on Ubuntu 16.04).

Also expect Mint Debian Edition based on Debian 8.0 (Jessie) to be released later this year. Currently the Debian edition of Mint is rolling release but the developers have agreed that starting with Jessie, they will use only stable releases to base their version on.

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I think this is the missing link:

https://github.com/commondream/maths

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Love that last bullet.

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Being in Australia, I consider any claim by Rupert that someone else is damaging the public discourse even remotely as much as him to be utterly ludicrous.

Yesterday was just another example of that. I'd qualify which yesterday, but it really applies to all of them.

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I'm using Xymon ( example: https://www.xymon.com/servers/servers.html ). I found it didn't take much work to add a client to the monitor and the default set of reports was enough.

There's supposed to be an OSX client, but I haven't used it.

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One day I got a cheap-ish NAS then used beets [1] to organise and copy all the music on my computer to it, listening to it with Banshee[2] over the network.

Then I got Spotify and don't bother much with it anymore...

[1] http://beets.radbox.org/

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee_%28media_player%29

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I really like this setup, I think I'll go with it. Thanks!

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View the source.

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You'd have trouble finding someone willing to do most of the work of writing a game and especially the artwork.

You're in luck though! The game is popular enough that someone else has had the idea of writing a clone:

"PokeClone: A Pokémon engine coded in Python"

http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=284297

https://github.com/tpwrules/pokeclone

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I hadn't yet stumbled upon PokeClone yet; thanks!

What I more meant was I am not as interested in working with graphics code/libraries. Not to say I couldn't but that is just not what interests me. I figured along the way I would look around for free assets or look for a friend (new or old) to help me on that front.

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Use a privacy plugin for your browser e.g. Disconnect ( https://disconnect.me/ ).

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Thanks , looks like a great product , but at the moment I will go with open source and free steps

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Hmmm... Adblock Edge ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/ ) with one of the privacy filter lists ( https://easylist.adblockplus.org/en/ ) would do in that case.

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Disconnect is open source, licensed under the GPL: https://github.com/disconnectme/disconnect/

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I'm actively trying not to spend too much time reading other people's opinions on the internet these days, it's such a time sink and you do come away with such a negative opinion of the world.

But I'll go through the comments if it's a subject I'm interested in and the comments are constructive or add to the original link. Often I've noticed a pattern where the largest discussions start with a comment along the lines of "This article is wrong because ..." and the reply "<quote from above comment> No, it's not because ...". That's a sign to just close the tab.

I have Greasemonkey and the "Hacker News collapsible comments" script installed:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/138037

I do recommend that for an improved HN procrastinating experience.

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I use "Adblock Edge" as an alternative. It's basically a fork of adblock plus but without the "acceptable ads" feature.

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I never appreciated the difference or history of the Adblock and Adblock Plus plugins. I'm currently removing ABP from all my desktops and laptops in favour of Adblock Edge. Thanks.

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