archive.canonical.com and security.ubuntu.com InRelease files being sent as archives

I have no clue what is going on, all of my other repos update just fine except these two. Upon visiting the links in my browser, they appear as text, as they should. http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial-security/InRelease http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial/InRelease EDIT: The error is this: Clearsigned file isn’t valid, got ‘NOSPLIT’ (does the network require authentication?) I am on a mobile connection, which does have a transparent proxy, but I am tunneled on a VPN while doing this. I have…

"archive.canonical.com and security.ubuntu.com InRelease files being sent as archives"

Microphone should work and yet it doesn’t?

Testing it through windows and realtek with the “listen to voice” option on makes it work perfectly and I can hear my own voice. However when talking through it in another software such as discord and skype, no sound can be picked up because its apparently too quiet. Drivers are up to date and the sound is maxed out from the “Sound device” options.

"Microphone should work and yet it doesn’t?"

A workaround which lets you use `mk-build-deps` (and fakeroot) on the Windows Linux Subsystem on Windows 10

apt-get build-dep apt-get build-dep is a useful tool. It installs the “build dependencies” of the specified application. For example: sudo apt-get build-dep firefox will install all the tools you need in order to compile Firefox. mk-build-deps There used to be no easy way to undo an apt-get build-dep operation. But nowadays, mk-build-deps comes to your rescue. Instead of using apt-get build-dep, you use can use mk-build-deps to create a new package which depends on your…

"A workaround which lets you use `mk-build-deps` (and fakeroot) on the Windows Linux Subsystem on Windows 10"

When I try to type something, the screen keyboard always appears. How can I make it not appear?

I’m using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04. When there’s a text imput ticker on the screen (such as when using telegram or firefox) the touchscreen keyboard always appears. So I have to close it over and over again. It started to happen when I installed the On screen keyboard button extension from GNOME Shell Extensions and I have tried to unistall it.

"When I try to type something, the screen keyboard always appears. How can I make it not appear?"

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Donald Trump is like the biblical flood, and we need to build an ark

“We lost our way and began to rationalize away our principles in the process.” Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, has published a searing piece in Politico accusing his party of being in “denial” about Trump. “We created him, and now we’re rationalizing him,” he writes. “When will it stop?” In the piece, Flake traces his own journey of denial, writing about the “defense mechanisms” he deployed to protect himself from facing up to…

"GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Donald Trump is like the biblical flood, and we need to build an ark"

Chromium browser doesn’t open on Ubuntu 16.04

Chromium browser doesn’t open in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I tried to open Chromium browser via command line interface, namely terminal, by writing chromium-browser, but it doesn’t open. CLI shows the following message: Using PPAPI flash. –ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libpepflashplayer.so –ppapi-flash-version= Created new window in existing browser session. [16942:16982:0801/021450.373005:ERROR:browser_gpu_channel_host_factory.cc(103)] Failed to launch GPU process.

"Chromium browser doesn’t open on Ubuntu 16.04"

How can I effectively look at images in shell32.dll by simply looking at the raw data and chang how it’s rendered?

I’m using this website http://rawpixels.net/ to look at the shell32.dll file and I’m trying to find the right settings to use so I can see the icons within the file. I know that there should be an alpha and I’m assuming it’s 8 bits per channel so it would be RGBA32, and i set the iamge width to be 32 pixels but I still don’t see any distinguishable images. What am I doing wrong?

"How can I effectively look at images in shell32.dll by simply looking at the raw data and chang how it’s rendered?"

Ping is randomly hanging

I have a script I put together to keep an eye on the state of my internet connection for the purposes of knowing when service is restored and amassing troubleshooting data for my ISP (either to armtwist them into lowering my monthly rate, to reimburse me for outages when service is particularly awful, or as leverage to add to the fire of “I am considering switching to a different ISP, bribe me into staying if…

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