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GitHub blocked in China

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h-online.com: The project hosting site GitHub is currently inaccessible from China, cutting off the country's developers from the valuable resource. A ViewDNS.info check shows that the service cannot be looked up throughout China.

Internet 2012 in numbers

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RoyalPingdom.com: There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway.

FreeBSD project servers hacked

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Lots Of Linux Users Perma-Banned In Diablo 3...Again

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cinemablend.com: Starting to see a pattern here, folks? Additional bans have gone out and this time a Linux web portal is getting involved since none of the Linux users are getting help from Blizzard.

Linux.org comes back to life

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itworld.com: After several months of reconstruction, the popular Linux.org site quietly relaunched what it terms an "alpha release" on May 4.

‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web

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wired.com: Reddit, Mozilla, and possibly many other web outfits experienced brief technical problems on Saturday evening, when software underpinning their online operations choked on the “leap second” that was added to the world’s atomic clocks.

Gaming on Linux Up for Grabs

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gamingonlinux.com: There comes a time when all good things come to an end. If someone wants to carry it on as admin and owner send me a personal message and we can work out the details.

Dear Microsoft: fsf.org is not a "gambling site"

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fsf.org: If Microsoft's "reputation" database can't tell the difference between a gambling site and an independently audited registered nonprofit public-interest charity founded almost 30 years ago, it is certainly doing you and your business more harm than good.

Dedoimedo: I don't believe in being idle or wasting time

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Interviews
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darkduck.com: Linux part of Blogosphere is big. There are different people, different blogs. Some of them die, like it was with K.Mandla’s, some continue to grow. Today’s guest in my interview room is one of the most mysterious bloggers in the Linux world. Let’s talk with Dedoimedo.

Top 3 Websites To Check Whether Your Hardware Is Supported By Linux

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makeuseof.com: If you’ve ever used Linux, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of hardware works straight out of the box, no questions asked. However, no operating system will have support for every single piece of hardware out of the box.

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