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Turn your Android device into a Linux desktop PC - without rooting - AndroidPIT US (blog)

Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:04

AndroidPIT US (blog)

Turn your Android device into a Linux desktop PC - without rooting
AndroidPIT US (blog)
First of all, you need to go to the Play Store and install the app, Debian noroot. This is an operating system based on Linux, and lets you install free, open-source software on it like LibreOffice, GIMP, the IceWeasel web browser, and hundreds more ...

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Reach Goals Faster by Reviewing and Reiterating Habits Every Three Days

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:00

The more time you spend wondering how best to approach something, the less time you have to actually learn the best way for you. You have to learn through failure, so you might as well fail faster .

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What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:52
An anonymous reader writes: Sen. Rand Paul held up a vote on the Fast Track Authority for an eleven hour dissertation on the flaws of: the Patriot Act, the replacement the USA Freedom Act, bulk data collection including credit card purchases, the DEA and IRS's use of NSA intel. for "parallel construction", warrant-less GPS bugs on vehicles, as well as the important distinction of a general warrant versus a specific one. "There is a general veil of suspicion that is placed on every American now. Every American is somehow said to be under suspicion because we are collecting the records of every American," Paul said. The questions is what did the "filibuster" really accomplish? The speeches caused a delay in Senate business but it's unclear what larger effect, if any, that will have.

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Security Researchers Wary of Wassenaar Rules

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:08
msm1267 writes: The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security today made public its proposal to implement the controversial Wassenaar Arrangement, and computer security specialists are wary of its language and vagaries. For starters, its definition of "intrusion software" that originally was meant to stem the effect of spying software such as FinFisher and Hacking Team, has also apparently snared many penetration testing tools. Also, despite the Commerce Department's insistence that vulnerability research does not fall under Wassenaar, researchers say that's up for interpretation.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched - Softpedia News

Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:00

The Register

Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched
Softpedia News
Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the 3.12 kernel series, announced earlier today that a new maintenance release is available for all users of this LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel. According to the changelog, Linux kernel 3.12.43 LTS is a massive ...
Running an EXT4 RAID on the Linux 4.0 kernel? Better spray for bugs!PC Perspectives
Linux Kernel Plagued by an EXT4 Data Corruption Issue, Patch AvailableLXer (press release)
Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users WarnedMilitary Technologies
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Reduce Your Email Workload with the "Three-Email Rule"

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:00

You can be a lot more productive when you have to spend less time explaining things over email . By setting a limit on how many times you’re willing to discuss something over email, you can reduce your workload and avoid any miscommunication.

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Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:00

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Dave Ward, Development CTO & Chief Architect at Cisco, discusses the networking challenges and opportunities of OpenStack.

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Avoid Fighting Over Who Does the Dishes by Making It a Competition

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:30

Doing the dishes is a simple chore, but for some reason, nobody ever wants to do them. By making it a competition with something at stake, everyone in the household might want to make an effort.

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Australian ISP Offers Pro-bono Legal Advice To Accused Pirates

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:25
New submitter thegarbz writes: As covered previously, after losing a legal battle against Dallas Buyers Club and Voltage Pictures the Federal Court of Australia asked ISP iiNet to hand over details of customers allegedly downloading the movie The Dallas Buyers Club. iiNet has now taken the unprecedented move to offer pro-bono legal advice to all of its customers targeted over piracy claims. "It is important to remember that the Court's findings in this case do not mean that DBC and Voltage's allegations of copyright infringement have been proven," Ben Jenkins, financial controller for iiNet wrote. Also, as part of the ruling the court will review all correspondence sent to alleged copyright infringers in hopes to prevent the practice of speculative invoicing. Unless it can be proven exactly how much and and with how many people a film was shared the maximum damages could also be limited to the lost revenue by the studio, which currently stands at $10AU ($7.90US) based on iTunes pricing.

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How To Turn Impostor Syndrome Into A Superpower

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:00

Everybody gets impostor syndrome, but it’s a disease that hits geeks especially hard. You know how it is: You feel like you couldn’t possibly belong, that you can’t measure up, that everyone will realize you’re a fake. Here’s how to turn impostor syndrome into your own superpower.

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How to Respond to Your Child's Emotional Meltdown and Help Them Grow

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:00

Aren’t you amazed at how seemingly random things can send our kids into a complete emotional meltdown? In the heat of the moment, emotions run high for us parents too.
So what’s the best way to cool down the situation and help your child learn how to manage their emotions?

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OpenStack Foundation Not Worried about the Death Star [VIDEO]

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:00

ServerWatch: This week vendors and operators of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform gathered and at OpenStackthe OpenStack Summit here to discuss the present and the future of the cloud.

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Student Photographer Threatened With Suspension For Sports Photos

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:42
sandbagger writes: Anthony Mazur is a senior at Flower Mound High School in Texas who photographed school sports games and other events. Naturally he posted them on line. A few days ago he was summoned to the principal's office and threatened with a suspension and 'reporting to the IRS' if he didn't take those 4000 photos down. Reportedly, the principal's rationale was that the school has copyright on the images and not him.

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What Is Your Best or Worst Travel Experience?

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:30

Whether you travel for work or for fun, whether it’s to see new sights or meet fascinating people, travelling can always yield surprises. What are your most interesting travel stories?

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OpenStack Foundation Not Worried about the Death Star [VIDEO]

ServerWatch - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:14

Executive Director Jonathan Bryce and COO Mark Collier discuss the highlights of the Vancouver OpenStack Summit.

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Make Sticky Thai Rice with a Spatter Guard and Bowl

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:00

Thai-style sticky rice is a wonderful thing, but it can be difficult to make without laboring over a wok. A bamboo steaming basket works well if you have one, but using regular steaming tools often results in big clumpy blobs of rice. Enter the splatter guard.

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Entrepreneurs Share How to Build an OpenStack-Powered Business

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:00

eWEEK: A panel of top OpenStack entrepreneurs explains what it takes to build a successful cloud startup with free software.

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Academics Build a New Tor Client Designed To Beat the NSA

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 14:50
An anonymous reader writes: In response to a slew of new research about network-level attacks against Tor, academics from the U.S. and Israel built a new Tor client called Astoria designed to beat adversaries like the NSA, GCHQ, or Chinese intelligence who can monitor a user's Tor traffic from entry to exit. Astoria differs most significantly from Tor's default client in how it selects the circuits that connect a user to the network and then to the outside Internet. The tool is an algorithm designed to more accurately predict attacks and then securely select relays that mitigate timing attack opportunities for top-tier adversaries.

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Dr Hjkl on the Command Line

LinuxJournal.com - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 14:43

The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the default editor on the computer lab's UNIX systems we used to compile our assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of the arrow keys. more>>

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