The Choqok client (https://sourceforge.net/projects/choqok/) is still working for me as well.
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1. Adaptive cruise control will lower itself if you are following a slower car (e.g. if you set cruise to 75, it will slow to the speed of the car in front. Once that car is 'gone' and the road is clear, the car will accelerate to the desired speed).
2. The lane markings where this accident took place are in HORRIBLE condition, going off of the video footage that I've seen. It's easy to see how someone not actually paying attention could, in fact, follow this Tesla (almost) all the way into the barrier (which it seems someone else had actually done prior to the Tesla).
I will agree, though, that a radar upgrade beyond 1-D should be performed on all Autopilot-capable vehicles. If it can't tell that the thing that's not moving isn't something that it's going to safely pass by, I think that's a good indicator something is wrong. Right now, it's like getting the check engine light to go off by undoing the bulb - yes, it makes the problem go away, but at what cost?
As much as the F-35 is a technological marvel, as a weapon of war it strikes me as an utter abysmal failure. Billions of dollars over budget, years behind schedule, and still barely functional. I'd rather have a single F-16 covering my tail than a squadron of F-35s. At least the F-16 has paid for itself multiple times over.
I'm assuming you didn't do much Googling? A quick search for 'Lord of the Rings Online Linux' brought me to Playing In Linux Under Wine
It even seems to have a Gold rating on the WINE App Database
Unfortunately, doing that would add a further $50 to every American's internet bill.... assuming all 318.9 Million of us had our own bill. As there's roughly 4 people in a family (2 parents, 2 children, on average), that turns into $200. And that's just to cover piracy losses by the RIAA. Add on another $240 for the MPAA, and that's $440 - but we'll say $480 for easier math - per year for internet access. I don't know about you, but I highly doubt you'll get everyone in the USA - or anywhere else - to agree to pay an additional $40/month for internet access just to keep the service level the exact same.
RIAA - https://www.riaa.com/reports/the-true-cost-of-sound-recording-piracy-to-the-u-s-economy/
MPAA - http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/putting-a-price-tag-on-film-piracy-1228/
I honestly wish that the FBI had gotten the warrant filled out right in the first place. Due to what happened to my best friend back in grade school (raped and murdered), I see people like what the FBI were targeting as less than dirt.
In the same breath, though, I commend the judge that threw out the evidence for holding up the Constitution.
I feel that anyone - male, female, transgender, genderless, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, whatever - that is under Federal investigation should NOT be permitted to run for President (or any other political office, really) until such time as the investigation has been concluded. Admittedly, this means that Hillary wouldn't be running, but given the choice of candidates right now, I think the best one might just be Vermin Supreme.
Helicopter because obvious
Why replace the Esc key when there's a much more viable key to be replaced? I hereby vote they follow Google's footsteps and replace Caps Lock with the Cortana button.
Another change that Microsoft and/or Lenovo did was replace the Context Menu key on their laptops (ex: Lenovo T430) with PrtSc. I - unlike some other users - actually do use the Context Menu key fairly often, even if it is mostly to double-check my spelling.
Being from the other side of the pond as you guys, I don't often join in the conversation, but for once, I have my own relevant experience to share.
Several years ago, I had a '96 Thunderbird that had a key fob. One day, having stopped in to get a bite to eat, I hit the button to unlock the doors on my car while I was next to a 2000s (not sure exact year) Chevy Impala. This made the Imp's alarm sound twice before popping open the trunk (a.k.a boot). The Imp's owner - sitting in the outside dining area - looked just as surprised as I was. Before then, I thought that it would be pretty close to impossible for a key fob from one manufacturer and one decade to have any effect on a car from another manufacturer and another decade.
a resurrected version of Fluxbuntu - an unofficial port of Ubuntu with Fluxbox (and a deliciously eye-catching splashscreen while it loaded). Ran it for a little bit on an old Thinkpad R51 that I had and it was nice and quick. Thought of trying to get something like it up and running on my current rig, starting with the Ubuntu Mini ISO.
... the Chrono series getting some love. Should have Cross in there, too, if you want my opinion. Doom definitely deserves to be in there, too, though, for making the FPS a viable genre (yes, Halo wouldn't exist were it not for Doom). I'd also like to see Gran Turismo have an entry as well.
... that you are capable of removing the Amazon integration features? Or that they're working on a simle 'kill-switch' for the end-user to disable them? Admittedly, though, having an opt-in/out checkbox during installation would be nice....
I just don't understand all the hate towards the Unity UI. Sure, it's not Gnome 2 or KDE, but I find it to be a fairly decent UI. Even fired it up on an eeePC 701 without too many major problems (biggest one: the dash is too large for the screen).
Unity still has the standard sorting - typing the name is just an additional way of getting to the program, just like in W7/W8. To get to that sorting, though, you have to go through a few steps.
1. With the Unity launcher open, click on the "ruler/pencil/pen" icon to get to programs.
2. Click the "Filter Results" toggle.
3. Choose the category/ies you need
4. If needed, click the toggle for "Installed apps"
Instead of trying Xubuntu for a Windows-like experience, I would recommend Kubuntu. The UI is surprisingly similar to Vista/7, and should make the transition a bit easier from Windows.
That's not to say that this is the 'perfect' solution, but I suspect you'll be far more at home wiht KDE 4.x, coming straight from Windows, than you will with Unity, Gnome Shell, XFCE, or many of the other available UIs.
Aside from Kubuntu, however, you may find Lubuntu to be to your liking as well, though the UI harks back to Win9x.
Kudos to your friend for being a decent human being. Glad to hear that he helped the guy get on his feet again, but yes, it is hard for most people to comprehend what it's like being so far in the gutter it feels like the mud on other peoples' shoes has a higher social standing than you do.