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Veloren, an open source RPG inspired by Cube World has a new release

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Need a new place to meet up with friends? Veloren is a free and open source open-world RPG that just recently had a massive new release with a focus on firming up the content.

Written in the increasingly popular Rust language, it's inspired by the likes of Cube World and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild while being incredibly accessible since it's FOSS. The 0.6.0 release, as the version number would suggest means it's still not finished and in many ways has to do quite a lot before it's truly ready for the masses but it gives a good and impressive idea of where it's going.

Included in this release are things like: a music system, an improved mini-map you can zoom and rotate, adjustable fonts and keybinds, gamma settings, more sound effects, a new attack animation, a weapon control system, if you're playing in single-player it can actually pause now where needed, there's a free look option, a silhouette for players when they are occluded (hidden behind something), some gamepad support and lots of other technical changes and additions.

Since this is a release focused on actual content, there's plenty of that too. Lots of new armour types to find, inventory stacking support, new abilities like dashing, basic world and civilization simulation, fields with crops, overhauled town, NPCs that spawn in towns, there's now simple dungeons, bridges and paths, dungeon bosses and rare boss loot and the list of new content to explore goes on.

See the release trailer below:

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Veloren is turning into possibly one of the most promising in-development open source games around. I'm genuinely excited to see what the future has for it.

You can learn more and download here. They have a shiny launcher nowadays that can keep it up to date too, which is very handy.

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Winrar Unboxing

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From: 2kliksphilip
Duration: 02:33

The CD finally arrived! See my review of Winrar here: https://youtu.be/Xm0_K9do0Rc
Dunno if the info (aside from address) I blurred can be used to trace it back to me, but I got rid of it just to be sure.
0:00 - Intro
0:14 - Unboxing
0:48 - Installation
2:21 - Conclusion
Music used: Reflect https://youtu.be/EVOy2u1QUfo

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Velociraptor: Your Dinosaurs Are Wrong #24

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From: Your Dinosaurs Are Wrong
Duration: 1:04:59

https://www.patreon.com/YDAW -- Finally, it is here! We can thank Jurassic Park for turning Velociraptor into a household name, but since then the real animal has managed to step out of its movie monster counterpart's shadow. Watch to see how!

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Video Contents:

15:02 Size
16:20 Head
27:36 Integument
30:49 Forelimbs
38:53 Slit Pupils
45:17 Speed
51:01 Sickle Claws
56:30 Pack Behavior
57:35 Intelligence
59:38 Fighting Dinosaurs Specimen

Sources and links:

Properly formatted version (which is over the video description character limit): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X6U2Maiwmi9RZ_rhp5IARph8Xqydfddw7kx9-mbO9hw/edit?usp=sharing

1:17 https://utahdinosaurs.com/
3:45 https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/20765745685/
4:40 https://news.yale.edu/2015/06/18/yale-s-legacy-jurassic-world
5:28 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Resized_pan-flaming-cropped2.jpg
7:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0B0bgvUu1E
7:51 https://archive.org/details/newconquestofcen00andr/page/n9/mode/2up
8:40 http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/bitstream/handle/2246/3223//v2/dspace/ingest/pdfSource/nov/N0144.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
13:05 http://peabody.yale.edu/sites/default/files/documents/scientific-publications/ypmB30_1969.pdf
13:19 https://flic.kr/p/muc1y8
13:35 https://paleoglot.org/files/Barsbold_83.pdf
14:51 http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3557
14:51 31:53 http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3025

17:21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dromaeosaurus.jpg
17:21 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velociraptor_mongoliensis_AMNH_6515.jpg
19:00 https://books.google.com/books/about/Predatory_Dinosaurs_of_the_World.html?id=gNXaAAAAMAAJ
20:18 https://qilong.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/making-lip-of-it/
20:18 http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2016/10/exposed-teeth-in-dinosaurs-sabre-tooths.html
20:18 https://www.skeletaldrawing.com/home/the-lip-post1
20:40 https://flic.kr/p/69kgCn
20:40 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Varanus_komodoensis3.jpg
21:09 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saltieskull.JPG
21:09 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KomodoDragon_Skull.jpg
21:20 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VELOCIRAPTOR_wiki.png
22:59 35:35 https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14576
24:56 https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24218
26:29 https://doi.org/10.2307/4088897

32:10 https://doi.org/10.1671/0272-4634(2006)26%5B897:COFFBD%5D2.0.CO%3B2
33:48 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144036

40:05 https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1200043
40:12 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velociraptor_skeleton.jpg
43:28 https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.018630

47:22 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2017.09.004
48:12 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.1996.tb04496.x
50:55 54:25 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0028964

51:27 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7577
56:21 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2018.04.005
56:55 https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.1995.10011256
57:12 https://doi.org/10.3374/0079-032X(2007)48%5B103:AROCPH%5D2.0.CO%3B2

58:16 https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.23444
58:50 https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13160
59:05 https://www.app.pan.pl/article/item/app44-189.html
59:05 https://books.google.com/books?id=L-ZFPTKroVoC&lpg=PA133&lr&pg=PA133

1:00:26
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313224521_The_function_of_large_eyes_in_Protoceratops_A_nocturnal_ceratopsian
1:00:52 https://theropoda.blogspot.com/2008/10/combattenti-per-leternita.html
1:02:10 https://flic.kr/p/muc27n
1:02:33 https://doi.org/10.1134/S0031030116120042

Turns out Dr. Witton is doing a series of blogs about Dromaeosaurs in pop culture
https://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2020/03/realistic-raptors-pop-culture.html

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Is Linux Marketshare Rising? (Spoiler: It's Actually Dropping)

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Multiple Linux and tech news outlets have, this week, reported that Linux marketshare has doubled over the last month – from 1.36% to 2.87%. Linux markeshare doubling! In a single month! That's huge news! … If it's true. Let's dig into the hard numbers to find out, for sure. First, it should be noted that these numbers are all based on the monthly web browser usage reports from NetMarketshare.com. To make this easier to analyze, below is the last roughly 5 years of results (one year intervals) for Linux, Windows, and MacOS using NetMarketshare's numbers.
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Linux Marketshare Doubled Last Month, Stats Reveal

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We've all had to adapt to different ways of working of late, and according to stat trackers NetMarketShare that includes making more use of Linux!

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Windows Marketshare Declines While Ubuntu Numbers Up 700 Percent!

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From: DistroTube
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Since the pandemic started, Microsoft Windows has seen a decline in marketshare while alternative operating systems such as MacOS and Linux are seeing greater adoption. Also, Microsoft is starting to port some of it's software over to Linux including the Edge browser and the Office suite.

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