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  • OpenVZ Container Administration

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    Smita Lad
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    In this article by Mark Furman, the author of OpenVZ Essentials, we will go over the various aspects of OpenVZ administration. Some of the things we are going to go over in this article are as follows: Listing the containers that are running on the server Starting, stopping, suspending, and resuming containers Destroying, mounting, and unmounting containers Setting quota on and off Creating snapshots of the containers in order to back up and restore the container to another server (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • 5 Popular Ubuntu Derivatives

    TechnoRevolution
    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    As we know, Ubuntu is most widely used Open Source operating system. It was started by Canonical in 2003. Initially Ubuntu was based on Debian, and now it has grown as an independent platform with it’s own development base. Ubuntu is stable and flexible. As a result a lot of GNU/Linux distributions were developed based on Ubuntu. In this article I would like to provide a brief description on most widely used GNU/Linux distributions based on Ubuntu. I will have listed each distribution based on their rank in distrowatch. Other Official distributions from ubuntu family, like  Kubuntu,…
  • How the Public Sector is Harnessing Drupal to Save Money and Secure the Future of its Digital Infrastructure

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    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.
  • Moving to a Cloud: What Workloads Should I Move to a Cloud Environment?

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    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…
  • BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

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    samzenpus
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:35 pm
    An anonymous reader writes This weekend both BT and Sky implemented the new changes, making it harder for their subscribers to reach these sites. Interestingly, however, BT appears to have gone above and beyond the court order, limiting access to various other sites as well. Over the past several days TorrentFreak has received reports from several users of private torrent sites who get an 'error blocked' message instead of their favorite sites. These include the popular IPTorrents.com and TorrentDay.com trackers, as well as scene release site Scnsrc.me. IPTorrents and Torrentday are…
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  • BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

    samzenpus
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:35 pm
    An anonymous reader writes This weekend both BT and Sky implemented the new changes, making it harder for their subscribers to reach these sites. Interestingly, however, BT appears to have gone above and beyond the court order, limiting access to various other sites as well. Over the past several days TorrentFreak has received reports from several users of private torrent sites who get an 'error blocked' message instead of their favorite sites. These include the popular IPTorrents.com and TorrentDay.com trackers, as well as scene release site Scnsrc.me. IPTorrents and Torrentday are…
  • Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

    samzenpus
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Lucas123 writes An industry consortium made up by leading hard disk drive manufacturers shows they expect the areal density of platters to reach 10 terabits per square inch by 2025, which is more than 10 times what it is today. At that density, hard disk drives could conceivably hold up to 100TB of data. Key to achieving greater bit density is Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and Bit Patterned Media Recording (BPMR). While both HAMR and BPMR will increase density, the combination of both technologies in 2021 will drive it to the 10Tbpsi level, according to the Advanced Storage…
  • Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

    samzenpus
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Lasrick writes After four decades of confining Ebola outbreaks to small areas, experts acknowledged in an October 9 New England Journal of Medicine article that "we were wrong" about the scope of the current situation. At the present transmission rate, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa doubles every two to three weeks. Early diagnosis is the key to controlling the epidemic, but that's far easier said than done: "And there are several complicating factors. For one thing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 60 percent of all Ebola patients remain…
  • Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?

    samzenpus
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    kwelch007 writes I run a network for a company that does manufacturing primarily in a clean-room. We have many systems in place that track countless aspects of every step. However, we do not have systems in place to identify the specific user performing the step. I could do this easily, but asking users to input their AD login every time they perform a task is a time-waster (we have "shared" workstations throughout.) My question is, what technologies are people actually using successfully for rapid authentication? I've thought about fingerprint scanners, but they don't work because in the CR…
  • Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

    samzenpus
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    An anonymous reader writes A malfunction in electronic voting machines in Saline County, Kansas, left over 5,000 votes uncounted. That's roughly one-third of the votes cast. Counting those 5,207 votes didn't change any outcomes in this case however. “That’s a huge difference,” county Chairman Randy Duncan said when notified by the Journal of the error. “That’s scary. That makes me wonder about voting machines. Should we go back to paper ballots?”Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • NSA releases first-ever open source software product - FedScoop

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    FedScoopNSA releases first-ever open source software productFedScoopIt may not be much of a surprise that the National Security Agency has expertise in data management. What's surprising is that the agency has released one of its data management tools to the public, with the software completely open source. The NSA ...NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source CommunityCTOvisionThe NSA Goes Open Source With Its Data Software: Free Enhanced File TransfersDesign & TrendNSA releases automated data flow software as open sourceSDTimes.comall 4 news articles »
  • Open source projects that warrant data center managers' attention - TechRepublic

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Open source projects that warrant data center managers' attentionTechRepublicOpenDaylight is an open source network controller project. Software-defined network (SDN) implementations leverage network controllers. In SDN implementations, the controller's role is to control traffic flow and manage SDN devices. Combined with a CMP ...and more »
  • Mapping the world with open source - opensource.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Mapping the world with open sourceopensource.comIn the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company ...
  • Dinner can be like open source too - opensource.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    Dinner can be like open source tooopensource.comThere has been much written about cooking and recipes and how they are analogous of the open source way—from The Magic Cauldron chapter in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, to websites dedicated to the idea, like forkthecookbook.com. There is also a ...and more »
  • NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program - ZDNet

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic programZDNetThe NSA has long worked hand-in-glove with open-source projects. Indeed, Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), which is used for top-level security in all enterprise Linux distributions — Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Debian ...NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear onlineRegisterall 3 news articles »
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    OPEN SOURCE WINDOWS NEWS - Google News

  • Microsoft's open-source .NET plans, Google Contributor, and a Windows update ... - SDTimes.com

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Microsoft's open-source .NET plans, Google Contributor, and a Windows update SDTimes.comA little more than a week after open-sourcing .NET, Microsoft announced it has received and accepted 20 GitHub pull requests and received community contributions to improve features like immutable collection performance. .NET Framework program ...
  • Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java - InfoWorld

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    InfoWorldMicrosoft's open source .Net still can't match open source JavaInfoWorldMicrosoft's open source efforts are limited to the server, Gupta notes. The company, he says, should open up client-side technologies like Windows Presentation Foundation, Microsoft's programming model for building rich interfaces. "Where Microsoft
  • Microsoft continues open source embrace with Docker client for Windows - SiliconANGLE (blog)

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    SiliconANGLE (blog)Microsoft continues open source embrace with Docker client for WindowsSiliconANGLE (blog)The fact that Microsoft used GitHub to share the code is further evidence of Redmond's new-found commitment to working with open-source technologies. A second blog post by Microsoft's Ahment Alp Balkan goes into more detail about how to get going with ...Microsoft brings Docker CLI to WindowsInfoWorldall 4 news articles »
  • Microsoft gets on board with open source - opensource.com

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    opensource.comMicrosoft gets on board with open sourceopensource.comTypically on .NET, these applications will be written in the C# programming language to run on top of the virtual machine. Until now, .NET has only run on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Since 2004, the mono project has provided an open source ...C# .Net Open SourceGameDev.netall 3 news articles »
  • Six takeaways from Microsoft's open sourcing of .NET - ZDNet

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Top Tech NewsSix takeaways from Microsoft's open sourcing of .NETZDNetNET. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft assumes a bigger role in the Mono Project. But does the open sourcing of .NET mean anything to the world at large? Here are five takeaways from the .NET open source announcement: Windows is no longer the Microsoft goes big on open source with .NetTechgoonduOpening the Source Code for Microsoft's .NET FrameworkTop Tech Newsall 37 news articles »
 
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    OPEN SOURCE MAC NEWS - Google News

  • Leafy Luxury: Mansions With a Tree Premium - Wall Street Journal

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Leafy Luxury: Mansions With a Tree PremiumWall Street JournalHigh-end buyers will pay a premium for new homes landscaped with mature trees—even if they have to transplant them from hundreds of miles away. Home Buyers Flocking to Trees. Majestic old-growth trees have become invaluable commodities in luxury ...and more »
  • Google Chrome drops support for early Intel Macs - ZDNet

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Google Chrome drops support for early Intel MacsZDNetOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, released in August 2009, was the last OS X release to support 32-bit Intel Macs. Users that are still on that OS release – or earlier – will either have to stick with Chrome 38 and make do with not receiving security patches, or
  • Super-advanced tips for Mac OS X Yosemite (UPDATED) - Macworld UK

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Super-advanced tips for Mac OS X Yosemite (UPDATED)Macworld UKNote that shared links, regardless of their source, are sorted by the date and time they were posted. To unsubscribe from a site, again click to show the Sidebar in Safari, then click the @ icon, and ... To change the alert noise that accompanies text and more »
  • Anyone using the Open Source "Brackets" Code Editor (By Adobe)? - GameDev.net

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Anyone using the Open Source "Brackets" Code Editor (By Adobe)?GameDev.netThe first plugin I downloaded was one that runs the current loaded python script (I have Python for Mac installed, with the wxPython module, that loads using the Python Launcher). And it works nicely! A solid program indeed. I was just wondering what
  • Google releases enterprise malware watchdog for Mac OS - ZDNet

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Google releases enterprise malware watchdog for Mac OSZDNetGoogle released the tool on GitHub last week as an open source project that others can contribute to. The OS X security tool is just one of many the team has open sourced in the past that are used to manage the company's fleet of over 40,000 Macs ...Google Brings Open Source Security GiftseSecurity PlanetSanta delivers the gift of Mac anti-malware, with help from GoogleInquirerGoogle releases enterprise anti-malware tool for MacsiT Newsall 7 news articles »
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    OPEN SOURCE LINUX NEWS - Google News

  • Quantum OS Promises a Prettier Linux, Based on Google's Material Design - The VAR Guy

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Quantum OS Promises a Prettier Linux, Based on Google's Material DesignThe VAR GuyIf you like Google's new Material Design style, and you also like Linux, your ship may be coming in. A few days ago, Quantum OS announced plans to build a totally new open source Linux distribution that will embody the design principles from Google
  • Open source projects that warrant data center managers' attention - TechRepublic

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Open source projects that warrant data center managers' attentionTechRepublicDocker, which brings virtual container management to Linux, has become the darling of the open source community in a very short period of time. There are various use cases for Docker. The first is the ability to package software and all its The 7-minute guide to understanding Docker and its impact on the cloudFierceCIOall 4 news articles »
  • NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program - ZDNet

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic programZDNetThe NSA has long worked hand-in-glove with open-source projects. Indeed, Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), which is used for top-level security in all enterprise Linux distributions — Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Debian ...and more »
  • Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars - The VAR Guy

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source CarsThe VAR GuyThe Automotive Grade Linux project, which is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, has added partners in its effort to build an open source, Linux-based platform for cars and other automobiles. Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when and more »
  • How SanDisk is Becoming an Open Source Player - Linux.com (blog)

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    How SanDisk is Becoming an Open Source PlayerLinux.com (blog)Nithya-Ruff-SanDisk Earlier this year SanDisk committed to becoming an open source player, created an open source strategy office and joined the Linux Foundation. Since then, the flash storage company has begun contributing to open source projects in ...and more »
 
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  • 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…
  • Getting Groovy With Reactive Android

    By Mohit Pandey
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    “Slow,” a word no one ever wants to see associated with their app. Delay and lag of as little as 100–200 milliseconds will be perceived by users as poor, slow performance. Keeping long running tasks on the main thread will result in that perception, the dreaded “Application Not Responding” (ANR) and a bad user experience. This leaves us developers one choice: concurrent execution of code. The recent growth in popularity of functional programming is well deserved. As things become more asynchronous, the functional model really fits well. Being able to sequence, chain and transform…
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    LXer Linux News

  • Non-Linux FOSS: XAMP

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:16 pm
    One of my career iterations put me in charge of a Windows serverthat had Apache and PHP installed on it to serve as a Web server forthe corporate intranet. Although I was happy to see Apache used as theWeb server dæmon, the installation on the Windows server was the mostconfusing and horrifying mess I've ever seen.
  • Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

    Eric Brown
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.
  • Should you use Debian or Ubuntu?

    Jim Lynch
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    In today's open source roundup: Debian versus Ubuntu. Plus: Five Linux distros for your computer, and which game genres need more games on Linux?
  • How to configure an NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.10

    Srijan Kishore
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    This guide explains how to configure an NFS server in Ubuntu 14.10 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a different location and write onto the same space from multiple servers in an effortless manner. It, thus, works fairly well for directories that users need to access frequently.
  • Odoo 8 with SSL Reverse Proxy using Apache

    Brandon Newport
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    If you have Odoo running and want to secure the connection via an SSL reverse proxy. Then you can do it using now using Apache.
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  • Function passing

    Smita Lad
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    In this article by Simon Timms, the author of the book, Mastering JavaScript Design Patterns, we will cover function passing. In functional programming languages, functions are first-class citizens. Functions can be assigned to variables and passed around just like you would with any other variable. This is not entirely a foreign concept. Even languages such as C had function pointers that could be treated just like other variables. C# has delegates and, in more recent versions, lambdas. The latest release of Java has also added support for lambdas, as they have proven to be so useful. read…
  • Searching and Resolving Conflicts

    Sandeep Dhumal
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    This article, by Eric Pidoux, author of Git Best Practices Guide, covers a part of Git that you will definitely meet: conflicts. How can we resolve them? (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) While working together as a team on a project, you will work on the same files. The pull command won't work because there are conflicts, and you might have tried some Git commands and things got bad. In this chapter, we will find solutions to these conflicts and see how we can fix them. We will cover the following topics: read more
  • Deployment and Post Deployment

    Sandeep Dhumal
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    In this article by Shalabh Aggarwal, the author of Flask Framework Cookbook, we will talk about various application-deployment techniques, followed by some monitoring tools that are used post-deployment. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • OpenVZ Container Administration

    Smita Lad
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    In this article by Mark Furman, the author of OpenVZ Essentials, we will go over the various aspects of OpenVZ administration. Some of the things we are going to go over in this article are as follows: Listing the containers that are running on the server Starting, stopping, suspending, and resuming containers Destroying, mounting, and unmounting containers Setting quota on and off Creating snapshots of the containers in order to back up and restore the container to another server (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • Postmodel Workflow

    Smita Lad
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
     This article written by Trent Hauck, the author of scikit-learn Cookbook, Packt Publishing, will cover the following recipes: K-fold cross validation Automatic cross validation Cross validation with ShuffleSplit Stratified k-fold Poor man's grid search Brute force grid search Using dummy estimators to compare results (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Introduction Even though by design the articles are unordered, you could argue by virtue of the art of data science, we've saved the best for last. 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

  • Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers

    ThomasPeham
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mozilla recently announced a new browser version for developers on the 10th anniversary of the Firefox browser. The Usersnap team and I took a look at whether it works well for the web development process, offers developers a variety of possible applications, and if it keeps up with the Google Chrome dev tools. read more
  • Mapping the world with open source

    Jason Baker
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that. read more
  • Dinner can be like open source too

    kosterdahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    There has been much written about cooking and recipes and how they are analogous of the open source way—from The Magic Cauldron chapter in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, to websites dedicated to the idea, like forkthecookbook.com. There is also a particular meal that I think truly exemplifies the open source way: the hot pot. read more
  • 2014: Year of open source miracles

    gunnar
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike. Last week, GCN’s CyberEye published "Attacks on open source call for better software design," which hyperbolically declared 2014 an Annus Horribilis for open source in government. Their final recommendation is for everyone to focus on good software development practices and automatic static analysis. That’s fine, as far as it goes. The line of reasoning, unfortunately, leaves a number of tortured tropes and misconceptions about open…
  • Open food developers have an ancient message for you

    brainwane
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Growstuff is an open source project to build a crop database from growers' knowledge, crowdsourcing information about who plants what food, when and where they plant it, and how they harvest it. Find it on GitHub. Let's not think about how open source can change the world of food. Let's think about how open food can change the way we approach technology. Agriculture is one of the world's most ancient technologies as well as humanity's most established open culture. read more
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    Javarevisited

  • Does column width 80 make sense in 2014?

    Javin Paul
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    One of the oldest coding practice is to keep line width 80, Why? I believe it was to make your code more readable in the age of small monitors so that whole content can fit in screen, or it might have origin from the age of punch card, which was used to be 80 column wide; but do you think this rule make sense in 2014? We are now living in the age where most of the developers has got large monitors, which can show up-to 180 characters, doesn't this is wastage of precious monitor space? It also make your code unnecessary long, than it actually is. I first come to know about line wrapping at 80,…
  • Don't use System.exit() on Java Web Application

    Javin Paul
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    I have recently come across a code snippet, where programmer was using System.exit() if application failed to acquire necessary resource after couple of retry. His reasoning was that since, application cannot function, if essential resources like database is not available or there is no disk space to write records in File system. Ok, I hear you; but System.exit() in Java Web application, which runs inside either web server or application server, which itself is Java program is not a good idea at all. Why? because invoking System.exit() kills your JVM, invoking this from Tomcat or Jetty, will…
  • How to loop a HashMap or Hashtable in JSP

    Javin Paul
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    Though there are number of ways to loop over HashMap in JSP, or any other Map implementation e.g. Hashtable, I personally prefer JSTL foreach tag for this. As a Java programmer, I often have urge to use Java code directly in JSP using scriptlet, but that's a bad coding practice, and one should always avoid that. Infact by smart use of expression language and JSTL core tag library, you can reduce lot of Java code from JSP. In our last post, we have seen example of JSTL foreach tag to loop over List, but not a Map, and that creates a doubt in one of my readers mind that foreach tag…
  • Strategy Design Pattern in Java using Enum - Tutorial Example

    Javin Paul
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    I have said this before that Java Enum is very versatile and can do lot more than you normally expect from it. We have seen lot of examples of Enum in my earlier posts e.g. writing thread-safe Singleton using Enum and 10 ways to use Enum in Java. In this article, we will  learn a new way to use Enum, for implementing Strategy design pattern. Strategy pattern is one of the famous pattern, which takes advantage of polymorphism, to remove switch cases and strive for open close design principle. Formally it encapsulate related algorithm, known as strategy and make them interchangeable. So your…
  • Why Use Interface in Java or Object Oriented Programming

    Javin Paul
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Many times, I have seen questions like why should we use interface in Java, if we can not define any concrete methods inside interface? Or even more common, What is the real use of interface in Java? I can understand beginners asking this question, when they just see name of the method inside interface and nothing else. It takes time to realize real goodness or actual use of interface or abstraction in Java or any object oriented programming. One reason of this is lack of experience in really modelling something real in program using object oriented analysis and design. In this article, I…
 
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  • 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…
  • Data Storage Strategy: 10 Things CIOs/CTOs Need to Consider

    Simon Mitchell
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our guide to the seven key things the C-suite needs to think about when matching their organisation’s data to a storage solution. You have a lot of data now, and as 'big data' piles in you are going to have a lot more in future. But not all data is equal, and neither are all storage solutions. Some data is essential to routine operations, and needs to be available at all times. Some is critically important, but can be archived until needed for internal analysis or external auditing perhaps. Other data is merely useful; you don't want to lose it, but it may not be worth spending a lot of…
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    Binpress

  • Binpress Podcast Episode 21: David D’Angelo of Yacht Club Games

    Alexis Santos
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    This week we talk with David D’Angelo of Yacht Club Games, the studio behind the game Shovel Knight. David covers the ins-and-outs of their Kickstarter campaign, the importance of YouTube for their success and how press plants the seed for word of mouth. He also covers how the team sussed out pricing, open and collaborative design, remote work and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Show notes Yacht Club Games Shovel Knight on Steam Shovel Knight Kickstarter Transcript…
  • 10 Questions with Vim’s creator, Bram Moolenaar

    Alexis Santos
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Vim has existed for 23 years, and it’s been used to write millions upon millions of lines of code. We caught up with Bram Moolenaar, creator of the venerable text editor, to ask him about what he’s learned building it over the past two decades, his thoughts on NeoVim and more. In addition, we posed some questions suggested by the Vim hive mind on Reddit. Check out Bram’s answers below. 1: What have you learned from maintaining such a large and widely-used piece of software for such a long time? I have learned all the different things that one can do wrong. Both my own…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 20: Keith Blount, creator of Scrivener

    Alexis Santos
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    This week we talk with Keith Blount of Literature and Latte, the creators of the award-winning writing software Scrivener . Keith covers Scrivener’s origins, tapping into the NaNoWriMo community, accidental content marketing and the psychology of discounts. He also discusses developing software with a profit-share model, estimating release dates and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Show notes Literature and Latte Scrivener Scapple National Novel Writing Month…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 19: Garrett Miller of Mapbox

    Alexis Santos
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    On this episode we talk with Garret Miller of Mapbox, which creates tools for anyone to design and publish custom maps. Garrett covers Mapbox’s flat structure, their product development process, and how they use GitHub for office management. He also discusses how he straddled the worlds of programming and design, managed client expectations as a freelancer, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Show notes Garrett Miller: Twitter, Website, Dribbble Mapbox Mapbox…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 18: Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers

    Alexis Santos
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    On this episode we talk with Louis Suárez-Potts, Open Source Strategist and Co-Founder of Age of Peers, a marketing, community development and media relations consultancy for organizations involved in open source. He’s also a Project Management Committee member for Apache Open Office. Louis covers how to encourage governments to adopt open source, the importance of balancing agility and focus, and the OpenOffice/LibreOffice split. He also discusses surviving the dot-com bubble, open source communities, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download…
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  • How to Make Money with Facebook

    Nurdin Budi M.
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Facebook impact on the way people react to each other. The effect has been felt by the people in a higher level of communication, so communication between people not only through text, but also through photos, status, and links to web sites and widened a on other things.Nowadays, everyone knows that social networking can be used as land for the money. Facebook can be used as an online business, whether it be a good or a service. Facebook can also be used as a customer engine on the website and create a link in it.So how do I make money with Facebook is more detailed? The first trick…
  • Social Media for Marketing Web

    Nurdin Budi M.
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Social media is a great way to market and improve a website. We all know that social media is a communication tool that is widely used by the public to interact between friends or even strangers who are not one country with them.For people who want to have a website, especially the rise of web traffic they have to refresh the network with the various layers of the world community to work together to facilitate a good relationship.Share a variety of brands of products or services you are selling to them through social media, as this is the main reason you should do if you want to give them a…
  • Tips to Increase Blog Traffic with Targeted Trending News

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    You must have been well aware that content will help in improving blog traffic and this has also been done by many bloggers to build their blogs in order to be the best.Although sometimes a little insert a topic which is very controversial or strange to get the attention of readers of the blog.In addition to using tricks that have been common in the above, there are several ways to increase traffic to blog with easy, by using the trending topic or news that are much sought after and reported by others, are as follows:1. Creating a celebrity news Celebrity popularity has fairly high in…
  • Building Traffic with Social Media

    Nurdin Budi M.
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    So if you currently have a website and you are regularly providing content on a daily basis. Then you also have done various advertising programs and also has an ad on your website. So what else should you do to make the website better?If you are doing things above then this is the time you do one more step that really will make the website go up, build traffic, especially in high volume. This will not happen if you just keep quiet and do nothing and just wait in front of the computer or in a chair alone.Below are several ways to set up a website and increase traffic using social media:The…
  • Algorithms in Search Engines and Determinants Algorithm

    Nurdin Budi M.
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Why Search Engine Algorithms in Search Engines Important? For SEO experts, it may already be familiar and have become a common discussion, then what about those who are beginners and do not know more than them? Yes they sometimes mistranslated on an algorithm of search engines.This article will help you to explain about the algorithm and some of the terms commonly used by many SEO experts increase traffic to their blog or website.Every online business must understand and have the main tool that will be used to make the business accepted and get the best traffic on the internet. So what is an…
 
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    TechnoRevolution

  • Mozilla Introduces Firefox Developer Edition

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Firefox team Introduced a new flavor of popular web browser Mozilla firefox which targeting web developers. This flavor of firefox is known as Firefox Developer Edition. Firefox Developer Edition comes with a lot of pre installed tools which will improve productivity of web developers greatly. Following are some features of firefox Developer edition Specially designed for developers Firefox Developer Edition is first and only web browser made just for developers. Build, test, scale and more can be done using this developer edition Debug performance in any browser. A pre installed power…
  • DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux. It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems. DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely different direction from the one taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series DragonFly team announced release of DragonFly BSD 4.0 . New release comes with support for Haswell graphics, 3D acceleration and also provide improved performance in extremely high-traffic network. It also provide support for up to 256 CPUs,…
  • Siduction 2014.1 Announced

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Siduction is a Desktop oriented GNU/Linux operating system and live medium based on the “unstable” branch of Debian. It was forked from aptosid in late 2011. Main promises put forward by siduction are regular releases, open development model and friendly relationship between developers and users. Siduction team announced final release of Siduction 2014.1 with code name Indian Summer. The team has fixed a lot of stability related issues in past years and are also working on further integration of systemd. Team feel confidence that, all flavors of siduction are good performing and…
  • 5 Popular Ubuntu Derivatives

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    As we know, Ubuntu is most widely used Open Source operating system. It was started by Canonical in 2003. Initially Ubuntu was based on Debian, and now it has grown as an independent platform with it’s own development base. Ubuntu is stable and flexible. As a result a lot of GNU/Linux distributions were developed based on Ubuntu. In this article I would like to provide a brief description on most widely used GNU/Linux distributions based on Ubuntu. I will have listed each distribution based on their rank in distrowatch. Other Official distributions from ubuntu family, like  Kubuntu,…
  • Things To Do After Installing Fedora 21

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    This article is based on Fedora 21 Beta release. Everything described in this article is also applicable for final release. Fedora team has already announced release of Beta version of Fedora 21. And final release will be made available on the second week of next month. In this article I would like to share some steps that may be followed to configure a basic ‘working’ system based on Fedora 21. 1. Enable tap to click option (Laptops only) Fedora is not configured for this option by default. If you are using a laptop, it is a preferred option. For enabling this option, search…
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  • 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…
  • How to enable Google Now in Android 5.0 Lollipop in Nepal and every other countries (location reporting not available problem) [ROOT Needed]

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
     [This method works only on Rooted Devices]I had posted a guide earlier this year on How to Enable Google Now in Nepal and other countries. That method works flawlessly on both Rooted and Non-Rooted devices running Android 4.0 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. Android has now gone into major overhaul in both design and software functions like ART being now default in Android 5.0 Lollipop. But with the new version of Android, same old problem arrived for the people living in Nepal and many other countries - "Location reporting is not available in your country".Tried every available…
  • Tomahawk : the Swiss Army Knife of Music Players

    5 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    After a quiet year, Tomahawk, the Swiss Army knife of music players, is back with a brand new release to sing about. The latest release of Tomahawk, version 0.8 is available for Linux, OS X, Windows and a beta app for Android. I have to say, Tomahawk is hands down the most beautiful music player I have used. "A new kind of music player that invites all your streams, downloads, cloud music storage, playlists, radio stations and friends to the same party. It's about time they all mingle."You can add your favourite music subscription services, music promotion platforms, networked…
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