Michael Dorrington | 18 May 20:45 2015
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Manchester PostgreSQL May Meetup - “AXLE and Augmenting PostgreSQL Planning with Machine Learning” – Anthony Kleerekoper (University of Manchester)

The Manchester PostgreSQL group are having another meetup.  This time
it's a talk on “AXLE and Augmenting PostgreSQL Planning with Machine
Learning” by Anthony Kleerekoper (University of Manchester)

Starts early at 6pm at Madlab, more info at:

http://madlab.org.uk/events/manchester-postgresql-meetup-may-2015/

Regards,
Mike.

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Michael Dorrington | 13 May 22:26 2015
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 May. Talk: "Libreboot X200 + Debian 8 (Jessie) demo"

Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

* Event: Manchester Free Software's May Meeting
* Talk: Libreboot X200 + Debian 8 (Jessie) demo
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 19th May 2015 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
philosophy.

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_signing_party

The main part of the meeting will be a talk.

The Libreboot X200 is a laptop (ThinkPad X200) with a free software
firmware bootloader which has the FSF's Respects Your Freedom certification:

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Paul Waring | 12 May 15:26 2015
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Sat 23 May: Trip to Bletchley Park

Just a reminder that the trip to Bletchley Park is coming up on Saturday
23rd May. Advance tickets have now been released which brings the train
travel down to £20 each way (depending on availability) as opposed to
over £60 for a return.

Full details here:

http://www.geekwalks.co.uk/bletchley2015

Hope to see you on the 23rd!

Paul

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Paul Waring | 1 May 17:22 2015
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Fri 15 May: SushiBeer bookings

The plan for the next OtherCuisineBeer is to have a meal at Samsi on
Friday 15th May:

http://www.samsi.co.uk/samsi-manchester.htm

We've been before and always had a good meal. The price is set at £29.50
per head for the Samurai banquet, there's also a cheaper banquet at
£24.50 and a vegetarian one at £19.95:

http://www.samsi.co.uk/banquet-menu.htm

If you would like to come, please let me know by email by 6pm on Tuesday
5th May. If there are sufficient committments by then, I'll go ahead and
book a table and let people know (it may be possible to add people
later, but I need a minimum committment to make the event worthwhile).

Thanks

Paul

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Paul Waring | 26 Apr 11:47 2015
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Fri 1 May: Currybeer social

On Friday 1st May, a number of us from various geek groups will be
going out for a curry and some drinks. We'll be meeting at the Ford
Madox Brown (the Weatherspoons at the University end of Rusholme) from
7pm and moving on to a nearby curry house after a drink or two, and by
8pm at the latest.

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please feel free to forward this email
to other lists.

Regular attendees may notice a change of venue - we've had to move
away from Hardy's Well as they haven't had any beer on tap for several
months.

Hope to see you on the 1st!

Paul

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Mark Wastling | 25 Apr 19:38 2015
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Debian Launch

Apologies, but I'm nit going to make it tonight afterall. Had a week of wheezing, coughing and generally feeling sorry for myself. And there are no trams either. Have fun though. M

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Michael Dorrington | 23 Apr 20:08 2015
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Manchester Debian Jessie Release Party on Sat 25th April

We'll have a Manchester Release Party for Debian Jessie:
https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyJessie

== Details ==

* When: Saturday, 25th April 2015. 18:00 until later
* Where: The Waterhouse, 67-71 Princess Street, M2 4EG
         http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-waterhouse
         http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.47924/-2.24319
* What: Discussion while drinking (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and
optionally eating
* Provided: Nothing
* Bring: Money. Optionally bring laptop with Jessie installed and wear
Debian branded clothing.

Hope to see you there,
M.

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Mark Wastling | 23 Apr 11:02 2015
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Saturday meetup (25th April)

Hello there,

After the Manchester meeting on Tuesday night there was mention of a meetup/social/shenanigans for this Saturday. Any details..?

Thanks in advance,
Mark Wastling
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Michael Dorrington | 20 Apr 21:15 2015
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MFS Meeting. Tues, 21 April. Discussion points: "Spaniards leave Twitter, LibrePlanet Conference 2015 video"

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's April Meeting
* What: Discussions

* Date: Tuesday, 21st April 2015 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
philosophy.

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_signing_party

The main part of the meeting will be discussions, with the following
Free Software related news items as possible discussion points, although
the discussion can go to other Free Software related topics if attendees
wish:

== Spaniards leave Twitter ==

"Thousands of Spaniards leave Twitter for GNU social"

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/thousands-of-spaniards-leave-twitter-for-gnu-social

== LibrePlanet Conference 2015 video ==

The LibrePlanet Conference 2015 (the "annual conference for free
software enthusiasts") has finished.  The conference was live streamed
and also the first video is available to watch any time.  We can discuss
the live stream and this downloadable video on the GNU GPL.

https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/karen-sandler-stand-up-for-gnu-gpl/

=== Other ===

Feel free to raise similar items in the meeting for discussion.

== After-meeting ==

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are soft drinks
available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.
 Ring the bell on the right of the door to be let in.  The venue
provides Wi-Fi.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale
<http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet
<http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester>.

Regards,
Mike.
MFS Chair.

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Paul Waring | 2 Apr 12:39 2015
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Fri 10 Apr: Currybeer social

On Friday 10th April, a number of us from various geek groups will be
going out for a curry and some drinks. We'll be meeting at the Ford
Madox Brown (the Weatherspoons at the university end of Rusholme) from
7pm and moving on to a nearby curry house after a drink or two, and by
8pm at the latest.

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please feel free to forward this email
to other lists.

Regular attendees may notice a change of date and venue - as this Friday
is a bank holiday the social is moved back a week, and we've had to move
away from Hardy's Well as they haven't had any beer on tap for several
months.

Hope to see you on the 10th!

Paul

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Tom Chiverton | 23 Mar 21:28 2015

Citizen Four film screening (£4, 30th March)

Please sign up at http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/221317601/ where you can also pay for
your ticket.

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to
journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified
documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National
Security Agency (NSA).

The film recently won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

A small fee of £4 will be charged to cover the license fee and anything left over will go to the Open Rights
Group, a charity which supports digital rights.

Once again, sign up at
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/221317601/
and we'll see you there.

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