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Ubuntu Circuit by doctormo Ubuntu Circuit by doctormo
This is my entrant into the Free Culture Showcase, it's the Ubuntu community and ecosystem personified as an electrical circuit.

Update: I thought I could do better so I've updated it.

Ubuntu 10.04, Inkscape.
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ElectricCoffee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
*cough* babelfish reference *cough*
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clockworktri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Do you happen to have a version without the quote referencing "God"? I really like it, but don't really want something to do with religion or anti-religion...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, but you do know that the quote is from Douglas Adams, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy? It's a super book and well worth the read (or listen if you have the bbc radio broadcasts)

You should be able to grab the other version of this from my gallery.
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clockworktri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I found the other version - thanks!

Also, I must fully support anything Hitch Hiker's Guide. I've only gotten to read bits and pieces of the book, but I adore what I have read and it is definitely on my extremely long list of things to read. And I had NO IDEA there was a BBC broadcast of it and I just might have to go find that...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, Hick Hikers was original a BBC radio broadcast, then a book, then another radio broadcast, then another book, then a tv serise, then 3 more books, then a film, then 3 more radio broadcasts finally a few years back.

I don't think the evolution on the medium was ever planned out this way, but purists would claim the radio series to be definitive version.
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clockworktri Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Huh, I had no idea. In that case, I'll put the radio series above the book on my list. When were the first broadcasts?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh way back, 1980s I think. The date is probably on the wikipedia page. BBC Radio is what you're looking for. and because it was a radio series first, it's not a book reading and it's not a dramatisation. It's got voice actors, sound effects and everything.
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clockworktri Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
hey, random question: I have now listened to (and loved!) the Primary and Secondary Phases, and started listening to the Tertiary Phase, but don't know if I should read read Life, The Universe... --> Mostly Harmless first, since the last three radio broadcasts weren't done by Adams.

Since you seem to know a bit about it, do you have a recommendation?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The last three were produced after his death, but all were written by Adams. And since Adams didn't produce any of the radio shows (he's not a producer) they all have the same good quality.

I recommend you listen to the radio versions. All of them. Especially when it comes to the firth book, which has a better ending.
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clockworktri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
YAY! Man, I love radio plays! I have a record collection of Orson Welles' "The Shadow". I mean, nowhere near the same decade, but whatever. I'm excited.
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Erulisseuiin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Any chance you'd post the .svg file?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Could you email me and I'll send them to you Same nick, ubuntu or gmail.
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Erulisseuiin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
sure thing.
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have just installed Ubuntu as the WUBI-version and it works fine., but unfortunately the virtual disk is restricted to 30 GB at most by the WUBI-installer. I play with the idea, to install it on a separate HD-partition, but i am still not sure if i may destroy something, because my HD have only one partition. What i want is Win 7 on one partition and Ubuntu on the second partition as two independent operating-systems. But my last try to change/resize the partitions of a HD went a little bit wrong... i got my two partitions but all data were lost :-(
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry you lost your data that first time, it is _very_ important to always backup your data when doing hard drive maintenance like this.

Did you try the live cd installer?
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fortunately it was not the system-disk, but a backup-disk where i tried the first time to split it up into two partitions. It is some years ago and i didn't remember the partition-manager-software i used.
I downloaded Ubuntu from the WUBI-site: [link] and it was easy to install and have the advantage, that when i made a backup of my Win7-system, it will be safed too, but unfortunately the installer restricted the virtual space for it to only 30GB at most. As i have a 1500GB-drive, i would give the Ubuntu about 500GB or 800GB of space.
Hmmm... maybe installing a second HD only for Ubuntu is a good idea? So i have to install only a bootloader on the primary HD who asks if i start Win7 or Ubuntu, and in the case of choosing Ubuntu it load completely from the second HD?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you sound like you know what your doing. I generally don't recommend Wubi for installations which are supposed to be perminant.

The repartitioning software is much better these days, if you have good backups, then I'd go through the ubuntu install and look at what it shows you when you go to select partitioning. It's very easy.
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ymebo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
duse thats cool HHGTHG FTW
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yea, 10.10.10 will be 42 in binary and I can't wait to see the release :-)
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ymebo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
lol nice one they should put some hhgttg reference in some where im gonna do a background now
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful! they'll put a reference in there for sure!
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ilnanny Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like .... in this picture we are shown all the sensations and the work of all those who collaborate with the wonderful world of Linux.

a really great job ... we need to read the lines of the image to understand it well!

PS. sorry for my bad English.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I'm glad you understand it so well.
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ilnanny Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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sergbel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
fav :D great done
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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sergbel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
you are welcome ;)
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SuperFriki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool =3
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so happy people think it's cool :-)
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hellocatfood Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Very good! I think the text detracts from it a lil bit though I'm not really all that much of a fan of hhg2tg, so maybe that's why I think that...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The thing about design is that it contradicts god's last message to his creation.
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ssfantus1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
so u updated it :D ... really nice
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Miayah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
omg this is so nice OuO i like it so much
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fanks my dear :-D
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Miayah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
i really like it :D
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me a minute to recognise that quote as being from HHG2TG. xD

Nice wallpaper. ^^
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, the next version of Ubuntu will be released on 10.10.10, which is 42 in binary. So we're going out with a HHGTTG theme (H2G2).
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. ^^
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DSDFox Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I too faved it for the H2G2 ref.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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DSDFox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
No probs ^_^
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Muy-Bien Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
very cool !!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You :-)
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