Primer
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Well-now... a tightly-coordinated and well-crafted primer targeting Bitcoin and Ethereum, two ponderously hea...
An Event Apart: Practical Branding
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At An Event Apart in Seattle WA, Sarah Parmenter shared her thoughts on the current state of visual design on the Web and its impact on brands. Here's my notes from her talk: Practical Branding Designers used to have their own style, which was often on display via personal redesigns. Agencies also had their own strong styles. But after many years of Web design & technology changes, we've forgotten about design and brand. We're just filling in boxes instead. Every company now is a media company
Linux owns supercomputing
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In the latest Top500 supercomputer race, only two -- count [he]#039[/he]em, two -- of the world[he]#039[/he]s fastest computers aren[he]#039[/he]t running Linux.
'Looking for Leia' film shines light on Star Wars fangirls     - CNET
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Annalise Ophelian talks about her crowdfunded documentary, which asks women inspired by Star Wars about their love for a galaxy far, far away.
Tweeters riled by CEOs 'experiencing' homelessness via VR     - CNET
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Commentary: A video of business people donning VR headsets posted to Twitter by a homelessness charity in Australia makes many think of a painful dystopian future.
Few Victims Reporting Ransomware Attacks to FBI
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The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) identified ransomware as one of 2016's top threats, but a relatively small number of attacks were reported.
Siemens Patches Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC CP, XHQ
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Siemens patched two vulnerabilities in products, SIMATIC CP and XHQ, commonly found in industrial control system setups this week
Tech investor accused of sexual harassment takes leave     - CNET
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Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Binary Capital, apologizes to those he hurt and "to the greater tech ecosystem."
Former Slashdot Contributor Jon Katz Believes He Can Talk To Animals
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Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland got a surprise when he visited his local bookstore: Jon Katz turns 70 this August, and he's published a new book called Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You. Katz was a former newspaper reporter (and a contributing editor to Rolling Stone) who wrote for HotWired, the first online presence for Wired magazine in the mid-1990s, before becoming a controversial contributor to Slashdot during the site's early days. Katz le
Top 5: Getting started with Python, Ansible to manage PostgreSQL, and more
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In this week's Top 5, we highlight machine learning, games, DevOps, and more! Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons Joe Kline shares how he uses open source tools to play role-playing games – both in person and online. Create scenarios, develop maps, and do more with tools you know and love.
UK Parliament Emails Closed After 'Sustained And Determined' Cyber-Attack
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An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian: Parliament has been hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber-attack by hackers attempting to gain access to MPs' and their staffers' email accounts. Both houses of parliament were targeted on Friday in an attack that sought to gain access to accounts protected by weak passwords... The estate's digital services team said they had made changes to accounts to block out the hackers, and that the changes could mean staff were unable to access their emails...
Phoronix Announces '2017 Linux Laptop Survey'
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Phoronix is hosting a 2017 Linux Laptop Survey. From their site: While Linux laptop compatibility is much better than where it was years ago, it's still not too uncommon to run into display/hybrid issues, shorter battery life under Linux than Windows or macOS, touchpad problems, and other occasional compatibility/performance shortcomings. So we've established this Linux Laptop Survey in conjunction with Linux stakeholders to hopefully gather more feedback that will be useful to many different p
The best MVC frameworks for Node.js
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Node.js is a JavaScript runtime, built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, that’s suitable for implementing both desktop and server apps. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient compared to threaded servers, such as Apache, IIS, and your typical Java server.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
Vote for your fav bloggers / podcast etc!
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Advertise here with BSA The time has come again, vote for your top blog / podcast etc! Just a heads up, I decided to have my blog removed from the list. I have been listed in the top 10 for the past 9 years and had the number 1 spot for the past 8 editions. I felt it was […] "Vote for your fav bloggers / podcast etc!" originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
Native profiling in VMProf
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We are happy to announce a new release for the PyPI package vmprof. It is now able to capture native stack frames on Linux and Mac OS X to show you bottle necks in compiled code (such as CFFI modules, Cython or C Python extensions). It supports PyPy, CPython versions 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. Special thanks to Jetbrains for funding the native profiling support. What is vmprof? If you have already worked with vmprof you can skip the next two section. If not, here is a short introduction: The
Ultimate Edition 5.4
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For those who like a visually enhanced form of Linux then Ultimate Edition 5.4 is for you. The graphics are extremely nice compared to other versions of Linux I have seen.With animated cursors and having its own desktop called ‘Budgie’ the Operating System (OS) is visually pleasing.
Don’t Overlook the Open Spaces at PyCon this Year
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[A guest post by PyCon 2017’s Open Spaces Chair, Anna Ossowski!] Open Spaces are one of the most often overlooked activities at the PyCon conference. PyCon is not merely a 5-track conference — it’s true there are 5 tracks of talks, but there are also 5 tracks of Open Spaces that run alongside the talks. What are Open Spaces? Open Spaces are self-organizing meetup-like events which occur in parallel with main conference talks. There are actually more hours of Open Spaces, in total, than there are
Latte Dock Is Working On Wayland Support, New Features
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Latte Dock, the desktop dock based on KDE's Plasma Framework and Qt, is preparing for their next release at the end of August...
FreeBSD 11.1 Beta 3
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The third beta for the upcoming FreeBSD 11.1 is available for testing this weekend...
AMDGPU VRAM Improvements Could Help DiRT Rally, Dying Light
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A patch series posted on Friday could help games suffering from visible video memory pressure when using the AMDGPU DRM driver...
ADATA SU800 128GB SSD On Linux
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Needing to replace a failed hard drive in one of our server room benchmark systems, I decided to try out the ADATA SU800 as something new. It's an affordable SATA 3.0 SSD and in not trying out an ADATA SSD in a while, I decided to purchase this one and run some benchmarks on it prior to commissioning it to its new home.
Purism Librem 13 / 15 Laptops Hit GA Status
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Purism has announced their privacy-minded Coreboot-friendly Librem laptops have reached a general availability state...
Get Solarized - Awesome command prompt colors for VS, VS Code, cmd, PowerShell, and more
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I was on a call with my co-worker Maria today and she commented on how nice my command prompt in Windows looked. I told it was "Solarized" and then our conference call fell apart as we collected all kinds of fun info about how you can get Solarized in your favorite apps on Windows. Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications. It's by Ethan Schoonover and it's spread all over the web. You can see screenshots and l
Trying .NET Core on Linux with just a tarball (without apt-get)
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There's a great post on the .NET Blog about the crazy Performance Improvements in .NET Core that ended up on Hacker News. The top comment on HN is a great one that points out that the http://dot.net
Spatial Data
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In this article by Dominik Mikiewicz, the author of the book
User Story Map – The First User Experience Map in a Product’s Life
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In this article by Peter W. Szabo, the author of the book
Working with Basic Elements – Threads and Runnables
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In this article by Javier Fernández González, the author of the book, Mastering Concurrency Programming with Java 9 - Second Edition, we will see the execution threads are the core of concurrent applications. When you implement a concurrent application, no matter the language, you have to create different execution threads that run in parallel in a non-deterministic order unless you use a synchronization element (such as a semaphore). In Java you can create execution threads in two ways: Extend
To Optimize Scans
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In this article by Paulino Calderon Pale author of the book Nmap Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook, Second Edition, we will explore the following topics: Skipping phases to speed up scans Selecting the correct timing template Adjusting timing parameters Adjusting performance parameters (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
Database as a Service: Your First Application
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For the new entrepreneur who wants to implement a significant digitally-based service or sell products to customers on-line, the need to get their application written and implemented quickly is a strong one. Luckily, there are several services available to the business that wants to get its new application up and running in minimal time. In this article, we will concentrate on why you would consider having someone else host your database data, and what are the risks in doing so.
Speeding up MySQL Data Imports
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Previous articles have described a way to overcome MySQL's import restrictions using the "proc-friendly" Load_File() and ExtractValue() functions. Now it’s time to take a step back and ask ourselves how to best load large amounts of external data into our MySQL database(s) as efficiently as possible.
Suspension of disbelief – interview with Derek Spears
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Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, it is my delight to welcome Derek Spears. Since joining the Rhythm & Hues Studios about fifteen years ago, Derek has worked on feature films such as “Red Riding Hood”, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” […]
Production design of “Nocturnal Animals” – interview with Shane Valentino
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Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, it is my pleasure to welcome Shane Valentino. In the last fifteen-odd years he’s been working on a variety of productions in music videos, commercials, TV shows and feature film world. In this interview Shane talks about […]
Building Components Using Angular
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In this article by Shravan Kumar Kasagoni, the author of the book Building Modern Web Applications Using Angular, we will learn how to use new features of Angular framework to build web components. After going through this article you will understand the following: What are web components How to setup the project for Angular application development Data binding in Angular (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Web components In today's web world if we need to use any of the UI c
Things We Read This Week
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Welcome to Things We Read This Week, a new weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by New York Times team members. We will be sharing articles we read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. Check back every Friday for a new post.Tech Talk:You Are Not GoogleThis piece is a reminder that we are not Google. Or Amazon. Or LinkedIn. And that the technologies developed at tech giants to solve their problems might not be necessary or
A Look at Apollo, From a Relay Perspective
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By JEREMY GAYEDEditor’s note: This article has been reposted from the author’s personal Medium account, with minor edits.Our team is hard at work on implementing an isomorphic (or, “universal”) application that we’re slowly rolling out. While the complexities introduced by this isomorphism are non-trivial, we felt the benefit outweighed the cost — we were keen on keeping TTFP low, ensuring that there are no issues with SEO (even though there’s mixed thoughts on to what extent fully JavaScript-dr
Things We Read This Week
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Welcome to Things We Read This Week, a new weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by New York Times team members. We will be sharing articles we read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. Check back every Friday for a new post.Tech Talk:You Are Not GoogleThis piece is a reminder that we are not Google. Or Amazon. Or LinkedIn. And that the technologies developed at tech giants to solve their problems might not be necessary or
A Look at Apollo, From a Relay Perspective
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By JEREMY GAYEDEditor’s note: This article has been reposted from the author’s personal Medium account, with minor edits.Our team is hard at work on implementing an isomorphic (or, “universal”) application that we’re slowly rolling out. While the complexities introduced by this isomorphism are non-trivial, we felt the benefit outweighed the cost — we were keen on keeping TTFP low, ensuring that there are no issues with SEO (even though there’s mixed thoughts on to what extent fully JavaScript-dr
DMCA changes allow researchers to access to copyrighted works
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The U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress updated exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Stable kernels 4.11.7 and 4.9.34
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The 4.11.7 and 4.9.34 stable kernel updates have been released. Among other things, they contain the fixes for the recently disclosed "Stack Clash" vulnerability. The 4.4.74, and 3.18.58 updates are still in the review process but should be out in the near future.