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  Super Mario Legoland
Posted by: tc4me - October 22nd, 2021 at 6:15 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Good morning dear friends, Ben has discovered something new for himself: Super Mario Legoland, but Giel is very, very expensive, and Lego is not stupid, there are so many worlds to expand :-) But he has a lot of fun :-)


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  Mini Motorways
Posted by: Kyng - October 16th, 2021 at 10:24 AM - Forum: Simmania - Replies (2)

Okay, I'm not sure if this game really counts as a 'city-builder', given how minimalistic and bare-bones it is - but, since it has some city-building elements, I thought it was worth talking about it here Tongue .

In this game, the player takes charge of a city's road network, and aims to meet its ever-expanding needs. It's natural to compare it to Mini Metro - since that's another transport network-building game created by the same company :lol: . They do have quite a lot of similarities: for example, as with Mini Metro, the developers have kept Mini Motorways simple, by making most things happen automatically. The cars go as fast as they can; the houses and destinations pop up wherever they will; and the passengers plan their own routes. The only thing you control is the road layout - which you do by clicking and dragging across the screen. However, you only have a limited amount of road, and a limited number of special road pieces (bridges, motorways, roundabouts, etc.), with which to serve an ever-increasing number of people. Then, when your road network becomes too clogged (and stops people from reaching their destinations on time), the game ends!

Again, like Mini Metro, the game does get quite intense rather quickly Tongue . I'm not sure which game I prefer: this one is a little more complicated, so it perhaps doesn't have quite the same elegance as Mini Metro, but also I think it has a bit more depth to it. In any case, if you're interested in this game, it's available on Steam for $9.99 USD, or £7.19 in the UK.

So, does anyone else here play it - or like the look of it?

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  Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Arrives This Christmas with Dark Apps and Other Visual Changes
Posted by: tc4me - October 12th, 2021 at 1:44 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (5)

The Linux Mint developers unveiled today the codename and expected release date of the upcoming Linux Mint 20.3 distribution, as well as some of the expected features.

Linux Mint 20.3 will be dubbed “Una” and will be the third major update to the Linux Mint 20 series based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series, which, of course, will be supported with software updates and security patches until 2025.


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  Debian GNU/Linux 11.1 “Bullseye”
Posted by: tc4me - October 12th, 2021 at 1:42 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (2)

The Debian Project released today Debian GNU/Linux 11.1 as the first point release to the latest and greatest Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” operating system series.

Debian GNU/Linux 11.1 is here about two months after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” as an up to date installation and live medium that includues all the latest security updates and bug fixes pushed through the stable software repositories during this time.


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  Let’s Encrypt Root Certificate Expired, and it brought down a large part of the web?
Posted by: Darth-Apple - October 1st, 2021 at 9:06 PM - Forum: Web Design & Internet - Replies (1)

Let’s Encrypt brought SSL to the masses and made it highly accessible (and free for the first time). In the past few years, many sites that were previously on HTTP ended up using encrypted connections thanks to affordable certificates. 

Let’s Encrypt was dual signed, meaning that it signed its own certificates and also had a more established certificate co-sign every certificate along with it. This was done so that if some devices or browsers weren’t updated to recognize the new LetsEncrypt certificates, they’d still recognize the co-signer certificate and there would be no problems. 

Now, almost everything natively supports Let’sEncrypt and so there is seldom a fallback to the root certificate. However, some very old android devices store the trusted certificates on the device, and if they are many years out of date, let’sencrypt websites won’t work for those devices.

Aa far as very old devices, not much of a concern for us, as none of our users are using Android JellyBean. But apparently that wreaked a lot of havoc this week on some other sites, and I’m not even entirely sure why. The certificate is natively trusted for about 99% of users, so something must have gone terribly wrong to bring down massive sites as big as Slack. I’m gonna guess it wasn’t a matter of lack of trusted certificates (as this is not an issue and hasn’t been for years), but it very well could have had something to do with their servers somehow, and it’s not a good start for them.

I hope they are able to sort these issues out soon. Our certificate has had no problems and everything seems to be working fine so far. But I’m worried some of the larger companies are gonna use this to try to coerce people off of LetsEncrypt and to try to get people to pay big money for them again, which would be a huge step backwards for obvious reasons. (Godaddy is still trying to get people to pay $94/year for a certificate, which is ridiculous in 2021. LetsEncrypt is a very big part of the reason many companies were forced to stop price gouging).

It’s also quite ridiculous that Android stores these on the device and requires a firmware update to fix this. It just goes to show that technology has changed a lot in a few short years.

EDIT: We're having some issues after all. I'll be investigating and seeing what needs to be done from here. In the meantime, let us know if you experience any issues!

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  Good morning from Austria
Posted by: tc4me - September 30th, 2021 at 5:27 AM - Forum: The Others - Replies (7)

Good morning from Austria, what's new? Well for me a lot, Ben's autism is getting stronger and stronger, or rather, his behavioral disorders. Unfortunately, Ben becomes very violent towards himself but also towards others. He doesn't do it because of anger, he does it because of so-called overloads. He hits himself on the head or face, with his hand or objects, toy cars, or whatever. It stresses me a lot, you can't leave him alone for 5 seconds. He must be supervised 24 hours a day. Very exhausting and very stressful. Difficult to understand for outsiders, but what do you want to do, he can't help it, Ben is just who he is, and we have to make sure that he is doing as well as possible in this world.
These are pictures from now 7 o'clock in the morning :-)


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  MOTM - September 2021 Winners
Posted by: Darth-Apple - September 29th, 2021 at 9:34 PM - Forum: Community Related - Replies (12)

Thank you to everyone who has nominated for Makestation's monthly September 2021 nominations! We are excited to announce the September results, and the winners are: 

Big Grin Thomas and Tc4me  Big Grin

After counting the results, we had a tie - with two members having an equal number of votes. Congratulations to both of you, and many thanks for your continued contributions for this community and for being a part of Makestation! 

We look forward to the next round of MOTMs, which will begin in mid October. In the meantime, Cheers - from the Makestation staff!

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  Life is Strange True Colors
Posted by: Thomas - September 29th, 2021 at 7:21 PM - Forum: Other Games - Replies (2)

I just finished this game and I loved every moment of it. Anybody else play this game, or any of the other Life is Strange games?

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  Linux turns 30: ​Linus Torvalds on his "just a hobby" operating system
Posted by: tc4me - September 25th, 2021 at 8:12 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (2)

It's been 30 years since Finnish graduate student Linus Torvalds drafted a brief note saying he was starting a hobby operating system. The world would never be the same.


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