From the e-petition:

"Responsible department: Her Majesty's Treasury

High petrol and diesel prices are crippling our economy.

Many motorists now pay a tenth of their income just to fill up the family car, and millions of families are suffering.

Businesses are under immense pressure, especially the road freight industry. But petrol and diesel are now so astronomically expensive, it is COSTING the Government money. This is because fewer people can afford to drive, leading to lower tax re...

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cPGS garrysmod won't start

I had problems getting garrysmod to start.
The problems started with "srcds_linux: error while loadin g shared libraries: libtier0.so: cannot open shared object file ..", then I started getting "pid 's current affinity mask: ff pid 's new affinity mask: ff Game server has exited." when I tried to start the server.
I have built the following script for centos/rhel distributions running 64bit that are having this problem. This also works with cloudlinux.

I cannot guarantee this will work for you, b...

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Setting a CentOS gateway up that is in a different subney

Windows will just pop up a message stating that the gateway is on a different subnet, you click ok, and it works. CentOS on the other hand will take your configuration and not connect because of the netmask, if your gateway is close to the interface IP, you might get away with increasing the maximum hosts available with your netmask.
the following will get you access to IP addresses on the internet.
route add dev eth0
route add default gw
where is...

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Tiger bread renamed giraffe bread by Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's is renaming its tiger bread after a letter a three-year-old girl wrote to the company, saying the bread looked more like a giraffe, went viral.

In May 2011, Lily Robinson wrote to the supermarket, suggesting that the bread should be called giraffe bread.

She received a letter back saying that renaming it was "a brilliant idea".

Her mother posted the letters on her blog and after it again became a topic of conversation on social media sites last week, the bread has been renamed...

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What is ACTA? Where can I find out about ACTA?

The main points are:

  • ACTA turns Internet companies (ISPs, service providers) into a private copyright police by forcing to take legal responsibility for what their users do online.
  • ACTA brings broad and dangerous criminal sanctions in loosely defined way.
  • ACTA bypasses democracy and opens the door to a parallel legislative process, which the European MPs should be particularly angry about.

(Source: www.laqua..)

More information can be found on ACTA here: http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/How_to_ac...

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SOPA and PIPA have been shelved!

Several posts on other websites and twitter have come up, announcing that SOPA and PIPA have both been shelved.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is putting the PROTECT IP Act on hold. "In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday's vote on the PROTECT IP Act," he said in on twitter.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), a sponsor of Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), followed and http://judiciary.house.gov/news/01202012.htmlannounced he would be delaying consideration of the legislation.

The idea behind th...

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Obama waves goodbye to SOPA

President Obama has stated that he will not support the Bill.
It has been decided that the house will revisit the bill next month, and that any future bills MUST be more narrowly focused.

“The voice of the Internet community has been heard,” said Issa. “Much more education for members of Congress about the workings of the Internet is essential if anti-piracy legislation is to be workable and achieve broad appeal.”- California congressman Darrell Issa

However, PIPA is still in line for lat...

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Megaupload is Gone - Without SOPA or PIPA

Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation has shut down Megaupload.com. So why do we need SOPA or PIPA? Megauploads 'leaders' have been charged with money laundering, conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, and some other charges about to piracy laws.
So goodbye Megaupload, hopefully the Senates will realise SOPA and PIPA aren't needed, and the rest of the internet is kept the way it is.

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A Thankyou from Wikipedia

Thank you.
The Wikipedia blackout is over — and you have spoken.
More than 162 million people saw our message asking if you could imagine a world without free knowledge. You said no. You shut down Congress's switchboards. You melted their servers. From all around the world your messages dominated social media and the news. Millions of people have spoken in defence of a free and open Internet.
For us, this is not about money. It's about knowledge. As a community of authors, editors, pho...

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