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How to count the population of flocks of birds using software

ImageJ - Analyze Particles tool

We normally see around a few birds and it is rather easy to count them. However, when there is a flock with dozens, hundreds or thousands of birds, there is need for an automated (computer-assisted) method to count the birds. Without a computer-assisted method, it is easy to over/under-estimate the count, and worst of all, there is …

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Ubuntu usage stats with getclicky

Linux distribution statistics for Greece (2011/11 to 2012/11), courtesy GetClicky

How many people are using Ubuntu? It is difficult to get precise numbers so we end up looking for trends. Up until now we had free Linux stats from gs.statcounter.com. These are the operating system statistics for Greece for the last year. (I am using Greece as an example. All other countries are also supported). …

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Gangnam Style in Ubuntu

Gangnam Style Official Cover

Gangnam Style is a song by Korean rapper PSY (pronounced as in PSYchology), and it is currently one of the most popular songs on the Internets. It’s now the No 8 most viewed video of all time on Youtube. It is definitely the most popular Korean (k-pop) song worldwide. The Gangnam Style video on Youtube …

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Accessing your Android from Ubuntu and compiling stuff

So you got an Android mobile phone and you want to access it from your Ubuntu. You can get shell access to your phone, you can copy files from/to, and much more. In this post I cover the overall process. You connect your mobile phone to your computer with a USB cable. Most Android phones …

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Announcing the Certificate Watch (CertWatch) Firefox addon

CertWatch is a Firefox add-on that helps you control how digital certificates are used when you visit secure websites. While there exist tools that help control how, for example, scripts like Javascript are executed (NoScript addon), there has not been a tool for digital certificates. The closest Firefox addon to the functionality of CertWatch is …

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The Ubuntistas magazine (in Greek)

Ubuntistas is an e-magazine by Ubuntu-gr, the Greek Ubuntu community. This is the 9th issue of Ubuntistas for May-June-July. You can click on the image above and have a look at the issue. The text should look Greek to you 🙂 but you can get the gist of the content. The contributors for the 9th …

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