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LXer: Process Substitution - The Best Kept Shell Secret!

Monday 8th of August 2016 11:20:12 AM
Process substitution can unlock a whole new dimension to your command line fu!

LXer: Google Self-Driving Car Director Chris Urmson Hits Exit Ramp To Pursue Other Projects

Monday 8th of August 2016 08:54:05 AM
... the vehicle was overrun with sensors and cameras on its exterior, which did little to hide the fact that this was a research vehicle. And let’s not even mention the fact that the entire cargo area of the Tahoe was filled with the necessary computing firepower (in this case, ten Intel dual-core IBM Blade severs running on a modified version of Ubuntu Linux) to make self-driving possible.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:54:22 AM
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

    Users are reporting that upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update renders their PCs unusable.

    A lengthy Reddit thread explains the problem: the Anniversary Update installs just fine, but when users re-start their PCs after the upgrade … nothing happens.

    Users report that their PCs simply hang on restart, sometimes losing even the ability to accept input from mice and keyboards and sometimes frustrating users by allowing input but not responding.

    Some in the thread report that disabling Secure Boot removes the problem, others describe more elaborate workarounds.

    Microsoft, for its part, has advised those in the thread to do a clean install of Windows and pointed those afflicted to USB media creation tools in order to facilitate that action.

  • RFC #1: Karl Fogel – Open Source, Then and Now (Part 1)

    Karl served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, which coined the term “open source”, and helped write Subversion, a popular version control system that predates Git. Karl also wrote a popular book on managing open source projects called Producing Open Source Software. He’s currently a partner at Open Tech Strategies, a firm that helps major organizations use open source to achieve their goals.

  • Marek Continues Baking More Mesa Optimizations

    AMD developer Marek Olšák continues leading their recent charge on looking to boost the performance potential out of Mesa / Gallium3D.

    Aside from working on the remaining OGL4 extensions, longtime Mesa contributor Marek Olšák has been seeking to boost the performance of the open-source AMD OpenGL driver. He's published a number of optimizations with the most impressive improvements being for a 23%+ performance improvement for RadeonSI with the BioShock Infinite game.

  • littler 0.3.1

    The second release of littler as a CRAN package is now available, following in the now more than ten-year history as a package started by Jeff in the summer of 2006, and joined by me a few weeks later.

    littler is the first command-line interface for R and predates Rscript. It is still faster, and in my very biased eyes better as it allows for piping as well shebang scripting via #!, uses command-line arguments more consistently and still starts faster. It prefers to live on Linux and Unix, has its difficulties on the OS X due yet-another-braindeadedness there (who ever thought case-insensitive filesystems where a good idea?) and simply does not exist on Windows (yet -- the build system could be extended -- see RInside for an existence proof, and volunteers welcome!).

  • Choqok Lives — Qt Twitter App Sees First Update in Over a Year

    Feed me cereal and call me a-maized: there’s a brand new version of Qt Twitter app Choqok on the way.

    Choqok 1.6 Beta is the first update to the app in over a year and a half since the previous, and only the second, major update to the app in almost three years!

    “We want to make this release more stable than ever and then we are going to release a beta today and the final version next month,” Choqok’s developers write in a recent blog post update.

    Stability is going to be key for the app as the incumbent stable release is full of bugs caused, in part, by changes to the Twitter infrastructure that it hasn’t kept pace with.

    As such the bulk of this beta update is made up of bug fixes, polish and updates to work with new Twitter functionality, like sending unlimited direct messages and quoting tweets.

    Choqok 1.6 is also based on KDE Frameworks 5 and supports for the GNU Social network.

  • wtf is PAM?
  • GSoC Updates: Plugging in the grilo owncloud plugin

    My GSoC Project has materialized quite a bit since the last blog post. In the previous blog post I discussed implementing a cache for persisting the query results from the owncloud grilo plugin. However, after some discussions with Felipe, we decided it’s better to proceed without the cache for now.

  • Wifislax 4.12 Screenshot Tour
  • Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • How Analysts Feel About Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)?
  • Flock to Fedora - Day #2 with focus on Modularity
  • Debian/TeX Live 2016.20160805-1

    TUG 2016 is over, and I have returned from a wonderful trip to Toronto and Maine. High time to release a new checkout of the TeX Live packages. After that I will probably need some time for another checkout, as there are a lot of plans on the table: upstream created a new collection, which means new package in Debian, which needs to go through NEW, and I am also planning to integrate tex4ht to give it an update. Help greatly appreciated here.

  • Sketching using MyPaint on the BQ M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet
  • Samsung Z2 Coming to India 11 August Priced at Rs 4,499 ?

    We are super excited (American term) for the launch of the Samsung Z2. This upcoming Tizen tech has had lots of information pointing to its release such as Wifi and Bluetooth certification as well as news that Samsung has already begun assembly of the device. The Z2 is also slated to be distributed in 8 countries that include: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:41:57 AM
  • Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels

    We think of our monitors as passive entities. The computer sends them data, and they somehow—magically?—turn it into pixels which make words and pictures.

    But what if that wasn’t the case? What if hackers could hijack our monitors and turn them against us?

    As it turns out, that’s possible. A group of researchers has found a way to hack directly into the tiny computer that controls your monitor without getting into your actual computer, and both see the pixels displayed on the monitor—effectively spying on you—and also manipulate the pixels to display different images.

  • Computer Expert Hacks Into Common Voting Machine in Minutes to Reveal Shocking 2016 Election Threat

    It took Princeton computer science professor Andrew Appel and one of his graduate students just minutes to hack into a voting machine still used in Louisiana, New Jersey, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Politico reports.

    Professor Andrew Appel purchased for $82 a Sequoia AVC Advantage, one of the oldest machines still in use. Within 7 seconds, he and his student, Alex Halderman, had picked the lock open. Within minutes, the duo had removed the device’s unsecured ROM chips with their own hardware that makes it easy to alter the machine’s results.

  • Researchers Bypass Chip-and-Pin Protections at Black Hat

    Credit card companies for the most part have moved away from “swipe and signature” credit cards to chip and pin cards by this point; the technology known as EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) which is supposed to provide consumers with an added layer of security is beginning to see some wear, according to researchers.

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LXer: Protect yourself from cyberattacks

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:31:08 AM
I mentioned Linux, which has a few advantages. Windows as you are familiar with, is susceptible to infections by malware (viruses, adware, spyware, etc.), whereas Linux is practically invulnerable to infection.

TuxMachines: Is it really possible to cross-credit open source to open society?

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:38:23 AM

How much though of what is being talked about around open is a case of preaching to the choir?

The believers, perhaps you’d even occasionally call them zealots, will like to think open everything is ushering in a new world of altruism.

But I’ve seen it enough that if individuals or corporations can turn a dollar by closing down people’s options rather than opening them up…then they tend to win.

OS//OS is operating on the premise of if we build it, they will come. They may be right – and certainly without people to champion such principles, and bring such thinking out of the interweb and into the physical world (such as this conference), then skeptics like me will remain that way.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.8 RC1 is Out

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:33:58 AM
  • Linux Kernel 4.8 will add Microsoft Surface 3 support

    Torvalds further says, "if you ignore the documentation format change, things look fairly regular, with about 60 percent of the non-documentation diffs being drivers (gpu, networking, media, sound, etc) and about 15 percent being arch updates (arm, powerpc and x86 dominate, but there's mips and s390 too). The rest is spread out - core networking, tooling (mainly perf), include files, core kernel, vfs and low-level filesystems (xfs stands out)".

  • Linux 4.8 rc1 lands, with Surface 3 support promised!

    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has loosed the first release candidate for version 4.8 of the Linux Kernel.

    “This seems to be building up to be one of the bigger releases lately,” Torvalds wrote on the Kernel Mailing List, but rates the update “fairly regular, with about 60% of the non-documentation diffs being drivers (gpu, networking, media, sound, etc) and about 15% being arch updates (arm, powerpc and x86 dominate, but there's mips and s390 too).”

    Among the changes this time around are support for several touchscreen controllers, which contributors say will mean Linux can handle Microsoft's Surface 3.

  • Linux 4.8-rc1 Kernel Released

    Just like clockwork, the first release candidate / development version of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available for testing.

    As of writing, Linus Torvalds has yet to issue a formal release announcement for Linux 4.8-rc1. However, it's been tagged in Git. For now at least, Linux 4.8 remains codenamed "Psychotic Stoned Sheep."

  • The Many Exciting Features To The Linux 4.8 Kernel

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:30:06 AM

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Slashdot: Linux on Windows Exposes a New Attack Surface

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:10:58 AM

Slashdot: Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:10:58 AM

LXer: Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:08:10 AM
Microsoft's response: Have you tried uninstalling it and installing it again?Users are reporting that upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update renders their PCs unusable.…

Reddit: Linux 4.8-rc1 released

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:47:35 AM

LXer: Researchers Bypass Chip-and-Pin Protections at Black Hat

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:45:13 AM
Nir Valtman and Patrick Watson, researchers with NCR Corporation, staged a series of malicious transactions in a talk here at Black Hat ... demonstrating how they could capture Track 2 data and bypass chip and pin protections.

Reddit: Choosing user/hostname

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:43:06 AM

How do you do it? Do you consider privacy at all (ie pastebinning output etc) or do you care if others know it? Do you have a system or genre of things you use for labels? Maybe you leave the hostname as default?

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Phoronix: Linux 4.8-rc1 Kernel Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:24:13 AM
Just like clockwork, the first release candidate / development version of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available for testing...

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