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Issue 248 (April 2019) - Go Retro

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We bask in nostalgia and go full-retro looking at how open source with the Linux kernel can help us, not just relive computing systems of old, but enjoy classic games, learn about historical architectures and run unsupported software.

We Roundup vector drawing packages, a guide making better scans, we look at how nature could design better software and our disc this month is the well regarded and reasonably secure privacy package Qubes OS. Plus loads more!

 Features

Go Retro!

We relive the whole of computing history with open source and emulation. (John Knight)

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Ushahidi

Chris Thornett reports on the open source platform that turns up the volume of marginalised voices in times of crisis. (Chris Thornett)

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Life science

Jonni Bidwell, long suspected of being a robot, hears from Claire Janisch about the secrets and genius of nature. (Jonni Bidwell)

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Answers

Borderless Grub, Software sources, Okular settings, Lubuntu keys, image captions, man issues, kill (Neil Bothwick)

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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

Qubes 4.0.1 (Jonni Bidwell)

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Hotpicks

Wine, Infinite Image Scroller, Ephemeral, Go-Rsync, FPM, SteganoGAN, Blessed-Contrib, APFS Fuse, Zopfli, Rabbit Escape, Webq2 (Alexander Tolstoy)

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 Tutorials

Activate fans with motion control

(Les Pounder)

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Automate Pi temperature readings

(Sean Conway)

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Terminal - Espeaking text-to-speech

(Shashank Sharma)

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Infrared photos

(Mike Bedford)

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Scan and digitise photos and documents

(Nick Peers)

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Wordpress - build a static HTML site

(Stuart Burns)

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Nextcloud - tweak it

(Mayank Sharma)

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 Coding Academy

Create a Pi camera booth

(Dan Frost)

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Tensorflow - recognise facial moods

(Mats Tage Axelsson)

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 Reviews

Velleman VM205 oscilloscope

(Les Pounder)

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Deepin 15.9

(Mayank Sharma)

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Purism Librem 13

(Christian Cawley)

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HardenedBSD 12

(Mayank Sharma)

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Parrot 4.5

(Mayank Sharma)

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Vector graphics

Google Drawings, Gravit Designer, Inkscape, LibreOffice Draw, Vectr (Mike Bedford)

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 More

News: News

Chrome mulls kiboshing ad blockers, Intel gets ready for GPUs, Microsoft licenses exFAT, Systemd vulnerabilities (Jonni Bidwell)

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News: Pi news

Dan Lynch, Pi Store Cambridge, GPIO Zero v1.5 (Les Pounder)

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News: Kernel Watch

Linux kernel 5.0 RC (Jon Masters)

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