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  • Microsoft cloud services may be hitting their limit in some regions [Ed: So what we heard was correct]
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  • An Unnamed Source Who Shouldn’t Be Anonymous

                         

                           

    “When you find a problem in the source code, it’s very difficult to explain the consequences of that problem to a judge or jury,” he told me. “It’s written in a foreign language, and the effects are hard to trace. We’re rarely able to say, ‘Aha, here’s this person’s breath test and here’s the problem that caused it to be wrong.’”

                           

    Mr. Workman’s mind worked a lot like the computer systems into which he delved: He had a mental index of more than 15 years of legal battles and civic investigations into problems with breath-testing programs, and he knew exactly where to find the incendiary bits. When I dug into flawed test results in Washington, D.C., for example, he sent me a video recording of a police officer turned whistle-blower testifying at an oversight hearing.

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  • The upcoming action RPG Bound By Blades now has a Linux demo

    Developer Zeth recently put up a Linux demo of their in-development action RPG, Bound By Blades, which is in need of some testing and feedback.

    Using a pretty fun sounding four-corner combat system, where you run from corner to corner around the outside of enemies and attack/defend at each point. It's pretty unusual and good to see something a little different. Sadly, their recent Kickstarter failed to get funding. However, they've confirmed development will continue but it's going to be smaller in scope.

  • Proton GE has a another new release out with patches for GTA V and lots of updates

    Proton GE, the unofficial and updated build of Proton for Steam Play has another big new release out. To help those who can't wait for Valve/CodeWeavers to update the official Proton or you need some extra fixes.

    With Proton-4.19-GE-1 now available it includes updated builds of DXVK, D9VK, FAudio and Vkd3d. On top of that, it's also pulled in patches to help with GTA V and the Rockstar Launcher, a patch to help with Origin client downloads, patches to fix Skyrim SkyUI status effect icons, patches to help Mortal Kombat 11 run (although online matches won't work) and more.

  • Linux Action News 130

    Fedora arrives from the future, the big players line up behind KernelCI, and researchers claim significant vulnerabilities in Horde.

    Plus, Google's new dashboard for WordPress and ProtonMail's apps go open source.

  • stress-ng Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2019 presentation
  • Giveaway Week – Balena Fin Developer Kit

    We’ve been organizing “giveaway weeks” every year since 2014 on CNX Software to send some of the review samples to our readers.

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