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  • Frankensystem! How to Breathe Life into Your Linux Infrastructure

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    Simon Mitchell
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Too many organisations struggle along with badly stitched together Linux infrastructures. It needn’t be that way. 1. The Millenium Server Room, state of the art when designed in 1997. 2. Original rack system extended and over-stuffed. 3. UPS trebled in capacity and prone to overheating. 4. Fan to blow smoke away. 5. Hundreds of different servers from different vendors configured differently to do different things. 6. Frankenadmin, the only person who thinks he understands how it works. 7. Non-standard cabling. 8. Minimal documentation. The original Dr Frankenstein came to realise that being…
  • "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

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    samzenpus
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with news about an affordable way to integrate touch screen technology in any car. "Although touchscreen controls are appearing in the dashboards of an increasing number of vehicles, they're still not something that one generally associates with economy cars. That may be about to change, however, as Continental has announced an "infrared curtain" system that could allow for inexpensive multi-touch functionality in any automobile. The infrared curtain consists of a square frame with a series of LEDs along two adjacent sides, and a series of photodiodes along the…
  • Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance Joins Open Source Initiative

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    masson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Association highlights growth of open source software across industries and sectors Dec. 17, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Electronic Heath Records Alliance, or OSEHRA, a non-profit community dedicated to supporting open source users, developers, service providers, and researchers engaged in advancing health information technology, has joined the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) Affiliate Membership program. OSI Affiliates are organizations committed to public support for open source software and the role the OSI plays therein. The current Affiliate membership is a who's-who…
  • Open-Source NFV Group Readying Software Releases for 2015 - eWeek

    OPEN SOURCE NEWS - Google News
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    eWeekOpen-Source NFV Group Readying Software Releases for 2015eWeek"To this end the community and TSC have been busy reviewing and approving several of the projects and establishing methodologies for community collaboration," said Price, open-source manager for software-defined networking (SDN), NFV and the cloud ...
  • Why Bitcoin's Erratic Price Doesn't Matter - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    OPEN SOURCE WINDOWS NEWS - Google News
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Why Bitcoin's Erratic Price Doesn't MatterWall Street Journal (blog)Balaji Srinivasan, a partner at venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park, Calif., likens bitcoin's current status to the early days of Linux, whose open-source operating system initially sought to compete with Microsoft's Windows on and more »
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  • "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

    samzenpus
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with news about an affordable way to integrate touch screen technology in any car. "Although touchscreen controls are appearing in the dashboards of an increasing number of vehicles, they're still not something that one generally associates with economy cars. That may be about to change, however, as Continental has announced an "infrared curtain" system that could allow for inexpensive multi-touch functionality in any automobile. The infrared curtain consists of a square frame with a series of LEDs along two adjacent sides, and a series of photodiodes along the…
  • Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

    samzenpus
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Presto Vivace writes with this story about how Stephen Colbert became a YouTube Megastar. "Clips from The Colbert Report soon became a staple at YouTube, a startup that was making it easier for anyone and everyone to upload and watch home movies, video blogs, and technically-illicit-but-increasingly-vanilla clips of TV shows from the day before. And Colbert’s show was about to find itself at the center of a conflict between entertainment media and the web over online video that’s shaped the last decade. In fact, The Colbert Report has been defined as much by this back-and-forth…
  • The Magic of Pallets

    samzenpus
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    HughPickens.com writes Jacob Hodes writes in Cabinet Magazine that there are approximately two billion wooden shipping pallets in the holds of tractor-trailers in the United States transporting Honey Nut Cheerios and oysters and penicillin and just about any other product you can think of. According to Hodes the magic of pallets is the magic of abstraction. "Take any object you like, pile it onto a pallet, and it becomes, simply, a "unit load"—standardized, cubical, and ideally suited to being scooped up by the tines of a forklift. This allows your Cheerios and your oysters to be…
  • 26 Foot Long Boat 3D Printed In 100,000 Different Pieces

    samzenpus
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    First time accepted submitter Talk Prizes writes Hung-Chih Peng, a Taiwanese artist, has decided to 3D print a boat measuring 26 feet in length. The piece, called "The Deluge – Noah's Ark" is a twisted wrecked boat which he had to 3D print in 100,000 different pieces and then glue it all together. "...The Deluge is Peng’s way of showing the inability that humans have exhibited in rectifying uncontrollable catastrophic challenges. Climate change, ecological crises, and environmental pollution are all changes that this planet is facing, yet seemingly humans do not have a way to…
  • Cuba Says the Internet Now a Priority

    samzenpus
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    lpress writes Cuba first connected to the Internet in 1996 through a Sprint link funded by the US National Science Foundation. A year later the Cuban government decided to contain and control it. Now they say the Internet is a priority. If so, they need a long term plan, but they can get started with low cost interim measures. There is virtually no modern infrastructure on the island, but they could aggressively deploy satellite technology at little cost and, where phone lines could support it, install DSL equipment.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance Joins Open Source Initiative

    masson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Association highlights growth of open source software across industries and sectors Dec. 17, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Electronic Heath Records Alliance, or OSEHRA, a non-profit community dedicated to supporting open source users, developers, service providers, and researchers engaged in advancing health information technology, has joined the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) Affiliate Membership program. OSI Affiliates are organizations committed to public support for open source software and the role the OSI plays therein. The current Affiliate membership is a who's-who…
  • OSI 2014 Annual Report

    masson
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    First, let me start off by thanking all of you in the open source software community for your tremendous support and help throughout my first year with the Open Source Initiative. It has been quite a transition for me, moving from the formality and conventionalism of institutions of higher education, to what in many ways feels like a start-up. I'm truly fortunate—the OSI and the open source software community are energetic, creative, smart and for me personally, motivational. I was honored to join the OSI in November 2013, thrilled to work with the Board and our members this year, and…
  • November 2014 OSI Newsletter

    masson
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    OSI Newsletter: November 2014 November 2014 OSI Newsletter Open in your browser Open Source Initiative ...formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community. Collaborate, Contribute, Co-create | Autumn '14 Board Meeting | 'New OSI Affiliates | Member Profile | OSI In The News | | OSI Making News | New Members | OSI at SC14 | OSI at Educause | | Updates & Events | OSI Affiliates | OSI Profile: Sahana Software Foundation | Thank You | Autumn '14 Board Meeting The OSI Board met in San…
  • TYPO3 Association Joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member

    masson
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    Shared commitment to open source community-development, education and promotion of non-proprietary software. Dec. 4, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The TYPO3 Association, a non-profit organization founded to ensure the sustained and long-term development of the various TYPO3 software projects--including the highly flexible, scaleable and customizable TYPO3 Web Content Management system--has joined the Open Source Initiative ® (OSI) as an Affiliate Member. TYPO3 supports an international community of users and developers through: internal and external communication, spreading knowledge and…
  • WordPress Foundation Becomes an Open Source Initiative® Affiliate Member

    masson
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    OSI to help share Wordpress' success as a model for other open source projects. Oct. 6, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the WordPress Foundation (WordPress) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. The WordPress Foundation’s mission, to democratize publishing through open source, has elevated WordPress to not only a globally recognized content management tool, but a vibrant community encompassing the ideals of open source software development, and advocacy for the…
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  • Open-Source NFV Group Readying Software Releases for 2015 - eWeek

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    eWeekOpen-Source NFV Group Readying Software Releases for 2015eWeek"To this end the community and TSC have been busy reviewing and approving several of the projects and establishing methodologies for community collaboration," said Price, open-source manager for software-defined networking (SDN), NFV and the cloud ...
  • On Docker, CoreOS, open source and virtualization - Gigaom

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    GigaomOn Docker, CoreOS, open source and virtualizationGigaomIn early December, container-specialist Docker was gearing up for its Amsterdam conference and the debut of its new orchestration services and Docker Enterprise product line. But before Docker co-founder and CTO Solomon Hykes got a chance to board the ...
  • Top 5 articles of the week: Best of open source this year, and more - opensource.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    Top 5 articles of the week: Best of open source this year, and moreopensource.comRobin Muilwijk interviews Shah Selbe in this article covering his work as a National Geographic Explorer using open source technolog to chart and measure wildnerness all over the globe. In his interview he goes into more detail about his most recent and more »
  • Halo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, and more - opensource.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    opensource.comHalo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, and moreopensource.comHalo uses the framework to keep track of all the game sessions, the players, and the status of each game. Microsoft will open source the project in early 2015, under the MIT license, and the code will be available on GitHub. ComputerWorld covered the
  • Open source or proprietary PaaS: Which is better for your organization? - TechRepublic

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Open source or proprietary PaaS: Which is better for your organization?TechRepublicYour team wants to develop, test, and deploy an application on either an open source or a proprietary Platform as a Service (PaaS), but you're having trouble making a decision. Budget will be a big factor in influencing your choice of office tools and
 
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  • Why Bitcoin's Erratic Price Doesn't Matter - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Why Bitcoin's Erratic Price Doesn't MatterWall Street Journal (blog)Balaji Srinivasan, a partner at venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park, Calif., likens bitcoin's current status to the early days of Linux, whose open-source operating system initially sought to compete with Microsoft's Windows on and more »
  • Hollywood Hills residents angered by plan to close 101 offramp - Los Angeles Times

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Los Angeles TimesHollywood Hills residents angered by plan to close 101 offrampLos Angeles TimesThe new Universal Studios Boulevard onramp is now under construction and expected to open by early 2016, Verdery said. The Barham offramp will close before the new ramp opens. The Barham ... "They're just making it more convenient to get to Universal
  • The Best Privacy And Security-Focused Web Browsers - Lifehacker Australia

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lifehacker AustraliaThe Best Privacy And Security-Focused Web BrowsersLifehacker AustraliaEpic Privacy Browser is based on Chromium, is open-source, and is available for Windows and Mac. We've highlighted Epic before, and while there's genuine scepticism about the browser and its roots in Chromium (the open-source platform upon which ...
  • Git Vulnerability Exposed; Patch Now or Be Hacked Later - eWeek

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    VentureBeatGit Vulnerability Exposed; Patch Now or Be Hacked LatereWeekThe vulnerability has been identified as CVE-2014-9390 and impacts Git clients running on Windows and Mac OS X. Git is an open-source source-code management system used by developers on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, and includes both a host ...A vulnerability hits the open-source Git project for managing code repositoriesVentureBeatall 27 news articles »
  • Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux - The Register

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    The RegisterUntangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, LinuxThe RegisterExclusive Interview It is all change in the Microsoft .NET World, as the company takes the technology open source and cross-platform. But how will old and new fit together? El Reg speaks to Director of Program Management Jay Schmelzer. In early
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    17 Dec 2014 | 10:41 pm
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    OPEN SOURCE MAC NEWS - Google News

  • ZDNet's top 7 business tech trends of 2014 - ZDNet

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    ZDNet's top 7 business tech trends of 2014ZDNetThe Mac gains. The attention surrounds everything non-Mac for Apple, but the Mac continues to chug along, gain share and even make some enterprise headway. You have to tip your cap to the MacBook Air. iPad sales slow. The tablet market is slowing and
  • 'OK Google' could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you - PCWorld

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    PCWorld'OK Google' could be coming soon to a Chromebook near youPCWorldFrançois Beaufort, who works on Google's Chromium open-source browser, announced on Friday that new developer builds of the Chromebook's software let you ask it whatever you want using the “OK Google” voice commands. According to Beaufort, the and more »
  • The Best Privacy And Security-Focused Web Browsers - Lifehacker Australia

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lifehacker AustraliaThe Best Privacy And Security-Focused Web BrowsersLifehacker AustraliaEpic Privacy Browser is based on Chromium, is open-source, and is available for Windows and Mac. We've highlighted Epic before, and while there's genuine scepticism about the browser and its roots in Chromium (the open-source platform upon which ...
  • A 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500000 A Year In College, And He ... - Business Insider

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Business InsiderA 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500000 A Year In College, And He Business InsiderIt also led him to create an open source tool called Vagrant, which would make him famous in the coding world by age 23. Vagrant would ... Download and install it on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC and within minutes you're ready to code. He wrote it and more »
  • Git Vulnerability Exposed; Patch Now or Be Hacked Later - eWeek

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    VentureBeatGit Vulnerability Exposed; Patch Now or Be Hacked LatereWeekThe vulnerability has been identified as CVE-2014-9390 and impacts Git clients running on Windows and Mac OS X. Git is an open-source source-code management system used by developers on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, and includes both a host ...A vulnerability hits the open-source Git project for managing code repositoriesVentureBeatall 27 news articles »
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  • Halo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, and more - opensource.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    opensource.comHalo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, and moreopensource.comIn this week's edition, we take a look at Halo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, Godot engine 1.0, and news on Linux game releases! ... Microsoft will open source the project in early 2015, under the MIT license, and the code will be available on GitHub.
  • Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux - The Register

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    The RegisterUntangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, LinuxThe RegisterExclusive Interview It is all change in the Microsoft .NET World, as the company takes the technology open source and cross-platform. But how will old and new fit together? El Reg speaks to Director of Program Management Jay Schmelzer. In early
  • ​Free software GNU/Linux laptop in development - ZDNet

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    ZDNet​Free software GNU/Linux laptop in developmentZDNetThat may not continue to be the case. librem.jpg The Librem 15 may be the first "pure" free-software laptop to make it to market. Portland, Oregon-based Crowd Supply, a curated crowdfunding and e-commerce company that focuses on open-source projects, ...Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more openPCWorldall 7 news articles »
  • 2014: The Open Source Tipping Point - Linux.com (blog)

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    2014: The Open Source Tipping PointLinux.com (blog)For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the ...and more »
  • How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization - opensource.com

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualizationopensource.comThe need for containerized applications to use the same runtime stack as the underlying system is now unnecessary with the open source Docker project. That's because Docker enables an application to run the same Linux kernel as the underlying container ...
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  • TimesOpen Hack Day 2014

    By Chrys Wu
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    At the fifth annual TimesOpen Hack Day hosted by The New York Times Developers, people from around the city came to hack with us and our API and platform partners CartoDB, Enigma and Google. For most attendees, it was their first-ever hack event. Here are some highlights from the day: Contrarian by Justin Sung and Chuck Pierce (Best in Show) This Chrome extension searches for New York Times articles similar to the one being read and opens a new tab of stories with opposing views on the same topic. The Know York Times Quiz by Ofer Bronstein, Benjamin Conant, Hugo Marcotte, Faisal Nawaz and…
  • Embracing HTTPS

    By Eitan Konigsburg, Rajiv Pant and Elena Kvochko
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    In light of a growing number of cyber security and data privacy concerns, replacing HTTP with its secure alternative, HTTPS, is becoming increasingly important. Although HTTPS has been around for 20 years, many websites have traditionally served traffic over an insecure HTTP channel. In the early days of the web, server and network performance were often limiting factors as to whether a site used HTTPS. The server had to have enough horsepower to handle the encryption and decryption of the data, and the network had to be able to handle the extra activity. Many of these performance concerns…
  • Programming Language or Shakespeare Character?

    By Nina Feinberg
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Think you can tell the difference between a programming language and a Shakespeare character? Give it a try below — then register for our first ever TimesOpen Team Trivia Night on Nov. 5! Bolingbroke Charm Hortensio Oberon Befunge Promela Luce Osric Algol Trinculo Velator Wolfram Wyvern Programming language: 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13 Shakespeare character: 1, 3, 7, 8, 10 Both: 4
  • Girls Who Code

    By Priya Ollapally
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Miranda Chaiken, Aida Piccato and Sunnam Quispe are seniors at Stuyvesant High School and the creators of NYC Happenings. Their site, which guides users to events, is powered by The New York Times Event Listings API and searchable by genre and borough. They explained that they found themselves doing the same activities every day and decided to build a functional website as a cure for their boredom. While all three have taken computer science classes at Stuyvesant’s prestigious computer science program, they attended the Girls Who Code Club at Twitter’s headquarters to hone their…
  • Real-World Development

    By Danielle Rothermel
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    The New York Times continued our technology internship program this summer, and Danielle Rothermel, one of the interns in this year’s class, discusses what she learned. I’ve spent my summer learning new languages, platforms and frameworks, but before I get into that, let me share some background about myself. After a frustrating and failed attempt to learn how to use the command prompt in middle school, I went into my freshman year of college adamant that I would take my required Introduction to Programming class and be done with computer science forever. However, I soon found out…
 
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  • How would you change Acer's Iconia W3 tablet?

    Daniel Cooper
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    If you want to judge a gadget on its true strengths, stick several in a room full of Engadget editors and see which one they swarm around. For that alone, Acer's Iconia W3 was a winner as soon as the eight-inch full-Windows tablet arrived in the offi...
  • The Big Picture: Monitoring the brains of online game addicts

    Jon Fingas
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Online game addiction is a real problem, and some countries are willing to take drastic measures to get these players living a healthier lifestyle. Need proof? Just look up. Photographer Fernando Moleres recently visited an internet gaming rehab camp...
  • Snapchat alternatives (and their users) vanish from Windows Phone

    Jon Fingas
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Snapchat warned that it was clamping down on third-party apps to prevent sketchier examples from compromising your security, and it appears to be making good on its word -- much to the chagrin of Windows Phone users, who haven't had an official Snapc...
  • Watch the first steps of a robot inspired by stick bugs

    Jon Fingas
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    They grow up so fast, don't they? It was just a few years ago that HECTOR the stick bug robot was little more than a twinkle in Bielefeld University's eye, and it's already taking its first steps. Okay, so this isn't quite a tear-jerking moment, but ...
  • Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy

    Jon Fingas
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle arc, combining two tren...
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  • Forget Google's robot cars, now it's on to ANDROID cars

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Next OS to come built into auto dashboards, sources claimGoogle is planning a big push into in-car infotainment systems with an upcoming version of Android, sources claim.…
  • 12 of the Best Free Git Books

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Git is the most widely used version control system, in part because of the popularity of GitHub, a web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.
  • Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC/Kodi and Android

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta. The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits […]
  • Git Vulnerability Exposed; Patch Now or Be Hacked Later

    Sean Michael Kerner
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    Even though the issue may not affect Linux users, if you are a hosting service whose users may fetch from your service to Windows or Mac OS X machines, you are strongly encouraged to update to protect such users who use existing versions of Git," Git developer Junio Hamano wrote in a Git mailing list posting.The Git vulnerability has got the attention of security researchers as well, including Tod Beardsley, who is the Metasploit engineering manager at Rapid7.
  • How to protect SSH server from brute force attacks using fail2ban

    Dan Nanni
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    One common attack on SSH service is brute force attacks where a remote attacker indefinitely attempts to log in with different passwords. Fail2ban is an open-source intrusion prevention framework on Linux that monitors various system log files (e.g., /var/log/auth.log or /var/log/secure) and triggers various defensive actions upon detecting any suspicious activities. You can use fail2ban to defend against brute force password guessing attacks on an SSH server.
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    Packt Publishing

  • Lookups

    Smita Lad
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    In this article, by James Miller, author of the book Mastering Splunk, we will discuss Splunk lookups and workflows. The topics that will be covered in this article are as follows: read more
  • Ridge Regression

    Sandeep Dhumal
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    In this article by Patrick R. Nicolas, the author of the book Scala for Machine Learning, we will cover the basics of ridge regression. The purpose of regression is to minimize a loss function, the residual sum of squares (RSS) being the one commonly used. The problem of overfitting can be addressed by adding a penalty term to the loss function. The penalty term is an element of the larger concept of regularization. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • Creating reusable actions for agent behaviors with Lua

    Sandeep Dhumal
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    In this article by David Young, author of Learning Game AI Programming with Lua, we will create reusable actions for agent behaviors. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Creating userdata So far we've been using global data to store information about our agents. As we're going to create decision structures that require information about our agents, we'll create a local userdata table variable that contains our specific agent data as well as the agent controller in order to manage animation handling: read more
  • About MongoDB

    Sandeep Dhumal
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    In this article by Amol Nayak, the author of MongoDB Cookbook, describes the various features of MongoDB. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) MongoDB is a document-oriented database and is the most popular and favorite NoSQL database. The rankings given at http://db-engines.com/en/ranking shows us that MongoDB is sitting on the fifth rank overall as of August 2014 and is the first NoSQL product in this list. It is currently being used in production by a huge list of companies in various domains handling terabytes of data efficiently. read more
  • Ansible – An Introduction

    Sandeep Dhumal
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    In this article by Madhurranjan Mohan and Ramesh Raithatha, the authors of the book, Learning Ansible, have given an overview of the basic features of Ansible, right from the installation part till the deployment. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
 
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    The TrustTheVote Project

  • Biting the Bitcoin; Reflections on the Latest “Bitvote” Buzz

    Gregory Miller
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    In those continuing efforts to route around the abysmal state of voting in America, we’re starting to hear an increasing drumbeat about Bitcoin as a basis for reinventing elections.  We’ve been watching this discussion or evangelism unfold in the past few weeks.  We even fielded questions from politicos in the Beltway last week about it (seriously). As technocrats at heart around here, how can we not have our tails in a slow wag over the potential of Bitcoin technology (specifically the Block Chain)?  Well, a slow wag maybe; getting our tails in a twist over it for voting? …
  • Bracing for Inevitable Manipulation

    Gregory Miller
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    We really haven’t been hiding under a rock, its just the stack of reading all of us have to catch up on while so much is going on has become an archeological project here — well, OK, namely for myself.  And so my comments below about news from earlier this summer regarding Facebook’s manipulating people’s news feeds and some commentary about Facebook’s “I Voted!” button might seem like I’m really behind, but actually it dawned on me this past weekend that an important piece of our work backed by the Knight Foundation has a role in this……
  • “Digital Voting”—Don’t believe everything you think

    Gregory Miller
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    In our most recent blog post we examined David Plouffe’s recent Wall Street Journal forward-looking op-ed [paywall] and rebalanced his vision with some practical reality. Now, let’s turn to Plouffe’s notion of “digital voting.”  Honestly, that phrase is confusing and vague.  We should know: it catalyzed our name change last year from Open Source Digital Voting Foundation (OSDV) to Open Source Election Technology Foundation (OSET). Most Americans already use a “digital” machine to cast their ballots, if you mean by “digital” a computer-like device that counts votes…
  • David Plouffe’s View of the Future of Voting — We Agree and Disagree

    Gregory Miller
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    David Plouffe, President Obama’s top political and campaign strategist and the mastermind behind the winning 2008 and 2012 campaigns, wrote a forward-looking op-ed [paywall] in the Wall Street Journal recently about the politics of the future and how they might look. He touched on how technology will continue to change the way campaigns are conducted – more use of mobile devices, even holograms, and more micro-targeting at individuals. But he also mentioned how people might cast their votes in the future, and that is what caught our eye here at the TrustTheVote Project. Here’s what…
  • Expanding Our Leadership Assures Our Potential

    Gregory Miller
    22 May 2014 | 12:39 am
    So, by now you may have seen the news.  We were stoked on Tuesday to announce former Facebook executive Chris Kelly has joined our Foundation’s Board of Directors while the former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra has joined as a strategic adviser.  Today, I want to share some more about what this means for us, and for the TrustTheVote Project. In short, this is a big deal.  In many ways. Let’s start with Chris Kelly.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Chris for years.  Chris is a technocrat for the people.  He understands not just the potential of technology…
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    Opensource.com

  • Top 5 articles of the week: Best of open source this year, and more

    Jen Wike Huger
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you this week's most read articles on Opensource.com. Here's the top 5 for this week: December 15 - 19, 2014. read more
  • Halo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, and more

    robinmuilwijk
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello, gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Halo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, Godot engine 1.0, and news on Linux game releases! Open source and Linux games roundup Week of December 13 - 19, 2014 read more
  • Most important open source news of the year

    robinmuilwijk
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a Special Edition of our weekly open source news roundup, as we look back at the top news stories in 2014! I looked most closely at news in the areas of business, government, and education. There has also been some remarkable news where you would not expect, on how open source is helping to make a difference and the world a better place. read more
  • The helpful stranger and meaning of open source

    mureinik
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve been a software engineer for almost 15 years now, and although I didn't realize it at the time, I’ve been working with open source software from the get-go. From basic GNU command line utilities to C compilers, open source was there from the start. read more
  • Advance your OpenStack with new guides and howtos

    Jason Baker
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The cloud is the future, and now is the time to start learning more about how you can use OpenStack to solve your organization's IT infrastructure needs. Fortunately, we're here to help with that. Every month, we compile the very best of recently published how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips into this handy collection. And don't forget, for much more information beyond these snippets, the official documentation for OpenStack is always a great place to look. read more
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  • Insertion Sort Algorithm in Java to Sort Array

    Javin Paul
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Insertion sort is another simple sorting algorithm, which can be used to sort any linear data structure like array and linked list. On simplicity this is next to bubble sort, and it’s also pretty close to how humans manually sort something (for example, a hand of playing cards). As name suggest, Insertion sort is based upon insertion of element in a sorted list. To start, we assume that first element is already sorted. Then we pick next element and put it on second place, we compare this number with first element and if they are not in sorted order, we swap them. This gives a new sorted…
  • 9 Things about Null in Java

    Javin Paul
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    Java and null are uniquely bonded. There is hardly a Java programmer, who is not troubled by null pointer exception, it is the most infamous fact about. Even inventor of null concept has called it his billion dollar mistake, then why Java kept it? Null was there from long time and I believe Java designer knows that null creates more problem than it solves, but still they went with it. It surprise me even more because Java's design philosophy was to simplify things, that's why they didn't bothered with pointers, operator overloading and multiple inheritance of implementation, they…
  • How to do static import in Eclipse - Java

    Javin Paul
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Do you know what is shortcut of doing static import in Eclipse? Well I didn't know before, but today I come to know that shortcut Ctrl+Shift+M (Source > Add Import) can not only be used to add missing imports but It can also help with static import in Java program.  Suppose you are using lots of static variable from a utility class e.g. TimeUnit by referring them with class name, just like we refer static variable. In Eclipse IDE, you can select the whole reference variable and press Ctrl+Shift+M and it will automatically import that static element using static import in Java.For…
  • Where is Java used in Real World?

    Javin Paul
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    If you are a beginner and just started learning Java, you might be thinking where exactly Java is used? You don't see many games written in Java except Minecraft, desktop tools like Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office are not written in Java, neither is your operating systems like Linux or Windows, so where exactly people use Java? Does it have any real-world application or not? Well, you are not alone, many programmers ask this question before starting with Java, or after picking Java is one of the programming language of choice at graduate level. By the way, you can get a clue of where Java…
  • How to Read Write JSON String to File in Java with Example

    Javin Paul
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    JSON is a text format is a widely used as data-interchange language because its parsing and its generation is easy for programs. It is slowly replacing XML as most powerful data interchange format, as it is lightweight, consumes less bandwidth and also platform independent.  Though Java doesn't have built in support for parsing JSON files and objects, there are lot of good open source JSON libraries are available which can help you to read and write JSON object to file and URL. Two of the most popular JSON parsing libraries are Jackson and Gson. They are matured, rich and stable. Though…
 
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    Linux Blog

  • How to Build an Open Hybrid Cloud to Maximise the Advantages for Your Organisation

    David Marshall
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Open hybrid Cloud computing has real advantages for many organisations; we explain how to become Cloud-enabled. The Advantages of an Open Hybrid Cloud IT has always grown quickly. Ever since Gordon Moore observed in 1965 that the number of transistors in ICs doubles every two years, hardware development has made things possible that were unimaginable a few years earlier. That growth is now being challenged by the growth in demand for storage and computing resources, data collection and processing. Two years ago, IBM calculated that 90% of all the world's data had been…
  • How the Public Sector is Harnessing Drupal to Save Money and Secure the Future of its Digital Infrastructure

    Sarah Davey
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Find out how the public sector is harnessing Drupal to save money and secure the future of its digital infrastructure Open Source Software (OSS) is central to the UK government’s commitment to delivering digital public services that are based around user needs. The flexibility, quality, efficiency, stability, security and performance of OSS creates fantastic opportunities for public sector organisations to develop better user services for citizens and to achieve cost savings. Businesses who don't have technical support staff can sometimes worry if they have invested time and money in OSS.
  • Frankensystem! How to Breathe Life into Your Linux Infrastructure

    Simon Mitchell
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Too many organisations struggle along with badly stitched together Linux infrastructures. It needn’t be that way. 1. The Millenium Server Room, state of the art when designed in 1997. 2. Original rack system extended and over-stuffed. 3. UPS trebled in capacity and prone to overheating. 4. Fan to blow smoke away. 5. Hundreds of different servers from different vendors configured differently to do different things. 6. Frankenadmin, the only person who thinks he understands how it works. 7. Non-standard cabling. 8. Minimal documentation. The original Dr Frankenstein came to realise that being…
  • The Linux IT Live Debate

    Sarah Davey
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Knowing about Linux is one thing, but understanding how to maximise the return on your investment in Linux, enhancing your overall performance and competitiveness is another. Which is why we will be hosting a Live Debate on Tuesday 28th of October at 12.00pm - 13:30pm GMT This is your chance to ask us any Linux related questions you might have on how you can use Linux to ensure you capture the full potential of your investment in your IT. We will be sharing our best information so don't miss out! What can I ask? Our experts are on hand to answer any questions you might have on how to manage…
  • Moving to a Cloud: What Workloads Should I Move to a Cloud Environment?

    David Marshall
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A brief look at different workloads with best practice advice on which are suited to a business Cloud storage environment and which should remain on-premise. Before you start considering business Cloud storage, be clear on what you understand by “Cloud”. It's used in various ways by different people to mean different things. When IT consultants talk about Cloud, they mean multi-server systems that are highly adaptable and often automated. There is more to the business Cloud than storage. Data is not the only workload and it is not necessarily the thing you should move…
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    Binpress

  • What you need to know about the EU’s new 2015 tax rules

    Alexis Santos
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    More exercise might be your New Year’s resolution, but the European Union has a very different one: new taxes. Starting January 1st, 2015, a brand-new EU tax rule will come into effect for those who sell “telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services” both in and outside of Europe. In other words, if you sell software, eBooks, and other digital products online, these new tax regulations will affect you, even if you’re not located in the EU. The new rules might sound intimidating at first, so we’ve laid them out in plain English below.  …
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 24: Brad Wardell of Stardock

    Alexis Santos
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    This week we talk with Brad Wardell, founder and CEO of Stardock, the software and game development company behind everything from Object Desktop to Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations. Brad discusses the importance of delayed gratification when building your business, how to distinguish between a hobby and a business, and the importance of location when recruiting talent. He also covers how he got his start, why cognitive dissonance kills more businesses than anything else, how to make sure partnerships are worth your while, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 23: David Helgason of Unity Technologies

    Alexis Santos
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    This week we talk with David Helgason co-founder and former CEO of Unity Technologies, the company behind the wildly successful Unity game engine. David discusses how Unity got its start, how being responsive to your community is some of the best marketing possible, why he stepped down as CEO, and much more. He also answers questions from the Unity community, which cover everything from Unreal Engine to Linux support. A big thanks goes out to the Unity community and the fine folks at Reddit for contributing questions (one thread here, and another here)! Listen to the podcast in the player…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 22: Sage Weil and Ross Turk of Ceph and Inktank

    Alexis Santos
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    This week we talk with the creator of Ceph and co-founder of DreamHost, Sage Weil, as well as Ross Turk, VP of Marketing and Community at Inktank. Ceph is an open source distributed storage system and Inktank is the company created to support it, which was recently acquired by Red Hat. Sage and Ross discuss community building, the importance of keeping an open source project’s brand separate from its supporting company, and using video chat for remote work. Sage also covers how he developed with web ring concept, why academic projects should make the jump to open source after…
  • Community building case study: Nomad List

    Alexis Santos
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Building a community is a mix between a science and an art. It’s difficult to pin down hard rules, but learning from experience is always a good place to start. Digital nomad Pieter Levels has broken down how he built the community around one of his own projects, and we’ve collected a few highlights below. If you’ve somehow managed to avoid reading about Pieter — or levels.io, as he’s known across the web — he’s on a mission to build 12 startups in 12 months. What’s more, he’s building them while living and working abroad as a nomad, if…
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    TechnoRevolution

  • Elive 2.5.0 Beta Released

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Elive (“Enlightenment live”) is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian for legacy and commodity hardware with Intel processors. Elive uses the Enlightenment X window manager instead of GNOME or KDE. Elive is a fully functional distribution with a Live CD counterpart that allows the user to sample the distribution before installing it on the system. Elive team announced first beta release of Elive 2.5.0. This release of Elive comes with a lot of new features and bug fixes. Following are some major improvements made in latest beta release. Optimized Kernel : CK2(Con Kolivas…
  • UberStudent 4.1 Release Candidate is available

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:22 pm
    UberStudent is a xubuntu LTS based free and open-source operating system and collection of programs for higher education and college-bound secondary students, their teachers and schools, and researchers, knowledge workers, and lifelong learners.[wiki] UberStudent developers announced availability of first release candidate of UberStudent 4.1 featuring XFCE desktop with code name “Epicurus”. UberStudent is based on Xubuntu 14.04.1. Those who have already installed UberStudent 4.0 can directly upgrade to UberStudent 4.1 using regular update process. Following are some notable points…
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta Released

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    Red Hat team announced availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta, which comes with a number of enhancements and improvements, with an emphasis on ease-of-use, improved manageability, security and performance. Following are some notable points in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Ease-of-Use and Improved Manageability Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 streamlined system administration and system configuration through the introduction of OpenLMI. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta enhances OpenLMI by adding new capabilities for managing storage and introducing support for thin provisioning in LVM…
  • Touring Fedora 21 Workstation

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    Finally fedora team has announced release of Fedora 21, the latest version of Redhat sponsored community supported operating system. As usual, this release of Fedora comes with a set of latest usable bleeding edge software which make Fedora unique from other open source operating systems. This time, Fedora has made some changes in naming of distributions. First and foremost change is that Fedora releases will no longer be known by some traditional code names as previous versions were known (Heisenbourg, Beefy miracle, spherical cow..etc). Another changes is that Fedora Desktop is now know as…
  • Porteus 3.1 Final arrived

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Porteus is a complete GNU/Linux operating system optimized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or other bootable storage media. It’s small (under 300Mb) and insanely fast which allows to start up and get online while most other operating systems are left spitting dust. After long days of development, Porteus community announced release of Porteus Dekstop 3.1 Final and Porteus 3.2 Kiosk edition, a GNU/Linux distribution designed for embedded systems like ATM machines. A major change in the new desktop edition is replacement of existing RazorQt and LXDE desktops by LXQt, which is…
 
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    Nepalidroidguy

  • How to install Ubuntu Make (Ubuntu Developer Tools Center) in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    Ubuntu Make is a project by Canonical to enable quick and easy setup of common developer tools on Ubuntu. It was formerly named Ubuntu Developer Tools Center and was changed to Ubuntu Make based on the new name proposals from Ubuntu community.With a new name also comes a new 0.2 release which brings fixes for Android Studio installation. ADT has been removed because it is no longer in active development.Also Android Studio doesn't ship with Android SDK but you can download it separately or from the Android Studio setup process.Ubuntu Make can be used to install Android Studio and Eclipse for…
  • Nexulockr : Nexus Device Toolkit for Ubuntu

    9 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    Nexulockr is a toolkit for unlocking, rooting and managing Nexus devices from Google. The app is relatively new and first of its kind built for Ubuntu and it's derivatives.Some of its current features are :Open a shell on the deviceReboot the device into recovery mode, bootloader or back into AndroidGrab information from the device like the model number, serial number, product name and board name.Unlock the device's bootloaderRoot devicesUnroot devicesRelock the bootloaderProvide utilities for flashing fastboot partitionsTo install Nexulockr in Ubuntu, open terminal and enter following…
  • Meet Vsenn : A Finnish smartphone startup co-founded by former Nokia Android X Program Manager

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    Vsenn is a Finnish smartphone startup co-founded by a yet-unnamed former Nokia Android X Program Manager. According to its website, Vsenn is dedicated to create the world's best mobile user experience through the most secure and regularly updated Android OS platform using modular hardware. It says a smartphone evolution is coming and promises to evolve with you. Similar to the Google's Project Ara, Vsenn wants to give its users the power to customize their phone to their preference by offering modular and upgradable hardware.Some of the key announcements from Vsenn are :1. Modular HardwareYou…
  • Top 10 Android Apps for Nepal

    15 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    These apps are in no particular order. Out of all the apps for Nepal I tried, these made the cut, so here you go.AutoLife NepalAutoLife Nepal is just the app you need, to know all about Automobiles in Nepal. It features latest news and events about Automobile and the new vehicles in Nepal. You can search for any models of Bikes, Cars, Cycles available in Nepal. It features information about different manufacturers and dealers of Automobiles in Nepal along with the price of the Automobile. You can also find information about parts and accessories and their dealers. You want to buy a…
  • How to Unlock Bootloader, Flash Factory Images and Custom Recovery in Google Nexus Devices in Linux

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Step 1 : Enable USB debuggingOn your Nexus device, go to Settings> About Phone. Then tap on "Build Number" repeatedly until a dialog says "You're now a Developer".Now go back to Settings and you will see a new "Developer Options" near the bottom of the menu. Go to "Developer Options". Then scroll down and select on "USB debugging".Step 2 : Download Factory Image for your Nexus DeviceOpen the link below and download the correct the correct build for your device.https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/imagesStep 3 : Download Custom Recovery for your Nexus DeviceOpen the link below and…
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