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How to Setup Linux Version of MS SQL Server on Docker Container

LinuxToday.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:00

Linoxide: This article explains how to setup and run Microsoft SQL Server on containerized Linux Operating System

Categories: Linux

Desarrollador Qt C++ para trabajos remotos by swertexh

Freelancer.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:47
Buscamos desarrollador Qt C++ con conocimientos de SQLite u OpenGL ES 2.0 (no necesariamente ambos), linux, stylesheet, framework Qt (excluyente), c++ (excluyente) y arquitectura de software (preferente) para trabajar remotamente.- $4/h... (Budget: $150 - $450 ARS, Jobs: C++ Programming, Linux, OpenGL, Software Architecture, SQLite)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

How to keep Linux from hanging up on you - Network World

Linux News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:37

Network World

How to keep Linux from hanging up on you
Network World
When you run a command in the background on a Linux system and then log out, the process you were running will stop abruptly. If you elect to run the command with a no-hangup command, on the other hand, it will continue running and will store its ...

Categories: Linux

OnePlus 5, 'The Best Sub-$500 Phone You Can Buy', Launched

Slashdot.org - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:25
From an ArsTechnica article: Smartphone companies don't seem to care about cultivating a true "lineup" of phones. If you aren't spending at least $650, most companies will offer you anonymous, second-rate devices that seem like they've had no thought put into them. Enter the OnePlus 5, which continues the company's tradition of offering an all-business, high-end smartphone for a great price. Today OnePlus is both announcing the OnePlus 5 and lifting the review embargo on the device, which we've had for about two weeks now. $479 gets you an aluminum-clad pocket computer with a 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,300mAh battery. You still get OnePlus' physical 3-way alert switch, a USB-C port, capacitive buttons with a front-mounted fingerprint reader, and a headphone jack. The phone has two cameras on the back: one 16MP main camera and one 20MP telephoto camera, arranged in the most iPhone-y way possible. Besides the $479 version, there's a more expensive $539 version, which ups the RAM from 6GB to a whopping 8GB, adds another 64GB of storage for a total of 128GB, and changes the color from "Slate Grey" to "Midnight Black." Further reading: OnePlus 5 review: as fast and smooth as Google Pixel, without the price tag - The Guardian; OnePlus 5 review: the me-too phone - The Verge; OnePlus 5 Review - Wired.

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Steps to Setup Mail Server on Unmanaged Ubuntu VPS by arnoldpietersen

Freelancer.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:11
I am looking for a freelancer who can (a) setup and configure a fully-fledged mailserver on an unmanaged Ubuntu VPS, and (b) provide me with the steps or a guide on doing it myself. (Budget: R210 - R1750 ZAR, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, System Admin)
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How The New York Times used the Google Sheets API to report congressional votes in real timeHow The New York Times used the Google Sheets API to report congressional votes in real time

GoogleBlog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00

There’s a common phrase among reporters: “The news never sleeps.” This is why many news outlets rely on cloud-based productivity tools like Google Docs and Sheets to share information, check facts and collaborate in real time. And The New York Times is no exception.

In May 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a new health care law affecting millions of Americans. To report the news as fast as possible, The Times’ editorial team used Sheets to tally and display House votes in real time on NYTimes.com.


Engaging voters with the Sheets API

“People want to feel connected to the decisions their legislators make as soon as they make them,” said Tom Giratikanon,  a graphics editor at The Times. But rules in the House chamber make reporting on how every representative votes in real time difficult. Photography is restricted on the assembly floor, and there is a delay until all votes are displayed on the House website—a process that can sometimes take up to an hour.

To get around this lag, Giratikanon’s team used the Google Sheets API. The editorial team dispatched reporters to the chamber where they entered votes into a Google Sheet as they were shown on the vote boards. The sheet then auto-populated NYTimes.com using the Sheets API integration.

Says Giratikanon: “It’s easy to feel like decisions are veiled in the political process. Technology is a powerful way to bridge that gap. Sharing news immediately empowers our readers.”

It’s easy to feel like decisions are veiled in the political process. Technology is a powerful way to bridge that gap. Tom Giratikanon Graphics Editor, The New York Times How it worked

To prep, Giratikanon tested the Sheets integration ahead of the House vote. He created a sheet listing the names of legislators in advance, so his team could avoid typos when entering data on the day of the vote. Next, he set up the Sheet to include qualifiers. A simple “Y” or “N” indicated “yes” and “no” votes.

After a few practice rounds, Giratikanon’s team realized they could add even more qualifiers to better inform readers–like flagging outlier votes and reporting on votes by party (i.e., Democrats vs. Republicans). The editorial team researched how each of the 431 legislators were expected to vote in advance. They created a rule in Sheets to automatically highlight surprises. If a legislator went against the grain, the sheet highlighted the cell in yellow and the editorial team fact-checked the original vote to reflect this in the article. Giratikanon also set up a rule to note votes by party.

As a result, The Times, which has roughly 2 million digital-only subscribers, beat the House website, reporting the new healthcare bill results and informing readers who were eager to follow how their legislator voted. 

Try G Suite APIs today 

You can use Sheets and other G Suite products to help speed up real-time reporting, no matter the industry. Get started using the Sheets API today or check out other G Suite APIs, like the Slides API, Gmail API or Calendar API.

Categories: Technology

Call it even with Project Fi’s group repayCall it even with Project Fi’s group repay

GoogleBlog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00

More than 75% of adults share their wireless plans with at least one other person.1 And while it’s nice to share a plan with the people you love, splitting the bill can be tough. It takes work to calculate how much each person owes and can feel awkward to remind others to pay you back.

To take the headache out of sharing your wireless plan, today we’re introducing group repay—an easier way to split your Project Fi group plan bill. Each month, we’ll calculate participating members’ portion of the bill, send out payment reminders, and provide a simple way for members to repay plan owners directly through Project Fi.

Know what you owe—no math required

You shouldn’t have to pull out a calculator every month to figure out everyone’s share of the phone bill. There are many different ways to split the bill, but whatever you decide, Project Fi will do the math. Once you’ve selected the option that works best for you, Project Fi will automatically calculate the correct amount.


Easy setup, reminders, and payments

Any Project Fi plan owner or member can set up monthly repayment reminders with group repay. If you’re a plan owner, simply select a repayment amount for each member. When it’s time to pay the bill, Project Fi will send repayment notifications to group plan members.

Thanks to an integration with Google Wallet, sending and receiving payments is just as simple. Plan members can simply tap the notification and hit “Send Money” to complete the request. Owners can even cash out repayments automatically to a debit card or checking account.

One simple place to view, manage, and track payments

We know it’s hard to manage all of your monthly bills, so we’ll help you track your Project Fi payment history. With group repay, you can easily view your full payment history and payment statuses for the current month.

Getting started with group repay is easy. If you are currently on a Project Fi group plan, simply navigate to your account billing section to manage your settings. We're beginning to roll out this feature today, and it will be available to all Project Fi users by the end of the week.

Finally, for a limited time, when Project Fi plan owners add a new member to their group plan, both will receive a free month of Fi Basics. For more details, see our FAQ.

(1) Source: Google Consumer Survey, U.S. smartphone owners, May 2017 (n=500)


Group repay from Project Fi makes sharing a wireless plan easier than ever.
Categories: Technology

Stack Clash Vulnerability Exploits Linux Stack Guard

LinuxToday.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00

eSecurityPlanet: Security firm Qualys discovers flaws in the Linux kernel and glibc library, that fortunately have not been exploited in the wild by attackers - yet

Categories: Linux

How The New York Times used the Google Sheets API to report congressional votes in real timeHow The New York Times used the Google Sheets API to report congressional votes in real time

GoogleBlog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00

There’s a common phrase among reporters: “The news never sleeps.” This is why many news outlets rely on cloud-based productivity tools like Google Docs and Sheets to share information, check facts and collaborate in real time. And The New York Times is no exception.

In May 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a new health care law affecting millions of Americans. To report the news as fast as possible, The Times’ editorial team used Sheets to tally and display House votes in real time on NYTimes.com.


Engaging voters with the Sheets API

“People want to feel connected to the decisions their legislators make as soon as they make them,” said Tom Giratikanon,  a graphics editor at The Times. But rules in the House chamber make reporting on how every representative votes in real time difficult. Photography is restricted on the assembly floor, and there is a delay until all votes are displayed on the House website—a process that can sometimes take up to an hour.

To get around this lag, Giratikanon’s team used the Google Sheets API. The editorial team dispatched reporters to the chamber where they entered votes into a Google Sheet as they were shown on the vote boards. The sheet then auto-populated NYTimes.com using the Sheets API integration.

Says Giratikanon: “It’s easy to feel like decisions are veiled in the political process. Technology is a powerful way to bridge that gap. Sharing news immediately empowers our readers.”

It’s easy to feel like decisions are veiled in the political process. Technology is a powerful way to bridge that gap. Tom Giratikanon Graphics Editor, The New York Times How it worked

To prep, Giratikanon tested the Sheets integration ahead of the House vote. He created a sheet listing the names of legislators in advance, so his team could avoid typos when entering data on the day of the vote. Next, he set up the Sheet to include qualifiers. A simple “Y” or “N” indicated “yes” and “no” votes.

After a few practice rounds, Giratikanon’s team realized they could add even more qualifiers to better inform readers–like flagging outlier votes and reporting on votes by party (i.e., Democrats vs. Republicans). The editorial team researched how each of the 431 legislators were expected to vote in advance. They created a rule in Sheets to automatically highlight surprises. If a legislator went against the grain, the sheet highlighted the cell in yellow and the editorial team fact-checked the original vote to reflect this in the article. Giratikanon also set up a rule to note votes by party.

As a result, The Times, which has roughly 2 million digital-only subscribers, beat the House website, reporting the new healthcare bill results and informing readers who were eager to follow how their legislator voted. 

Try G Suite APIs today 

You can use Sheets and other G Suite products to help speed up real-time reporting, no matter the industry. Get started using the Sheets API today or check out other G Suite APIs, like the Slides API, Gmail API or Calendar API.

Categories: Technology

Call it even with Project Fi’s group repayCall it even with Project Fi’s group repay

GoogleBlog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00

More than 75% of adults share their wireless plans with at least one other person.1 And while it’s nice to share a plan with the people you love, splitting the bill can be tough. It takes work to calculate how much each person owes and can feel awkward to remind others to pay you back.

To take the headache out of sharing your wireless plan, today we’re introducing group repay—an easier way to split your Project Fi group plan bill. Each month, we’ll calculate participating members’ portion of the bill, send out payment reminders, and provide a simple way for members to repay plan owners directly through Project Fi.

Know what you owe—no math required

You shouldn’t have to pull out a calculator every month to figure out everyone’s share of the phone bill. There are many different ways to split the bill, but whatever you decide, Project Fi will do the math. Once you’ve selected the option that works best for you, Project Fi will automatically calculate the correct amount.


Easy setup, reminders, and payments

Any Project Fi plan owner or member can set up monthly repayment reminders with group repay. If you’re a plan owner, simply select a repayment amount for each member. When it’s time to pay the bill, Project Fi will send repayment notifications to group plan members.

Thanks to an integration with Google Wallet, sending and receiving payments is just as simple. Plan members can simply tap the notification and hit “Send Money” to complete the request. Owners can even cash out repayments automatically to a debit card or checking account.

One simple place to view, manage, and track payments

We know it’s hard to manage all of your monthly bills, so we’ll help you track your Project Fi payment history. With group repay, you can easily view your full payment history and payment statuses for the current month.

Getting started with group repay is easy. If you are currently on a Project Fi group plan, simply navigate to your account billing section to manage your settings. We're beginning to roll out this feature today, and it will be available to all Project Fi users by the end of the week.

Finally, for a limited time, when Project Fi plan owners add a new member to their group plan, both will receive a free month of Fi Basics. For more details, see our FAQ.

(1) Source: Google Consumer Survey, U.S. smartphone owners, May 2017 (n=500)


Group repay from Project Fi makes sharing a wireless plan easier than ever.
Categories: Technology

Amazon Will Now Let You Try On Clothes Before You Buy Them

Slashdot.org - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:45
For many people, buying clothing online is not worth the hassle of getting a pair of pants or a shirt that does not fit. Many retailers have sought to eliminate that risk by offering free returns on clothing, but now Amazon is going even further. From a report: Amazon is launching Prime Wardrobe, a new program that will let you try on clothes before you buy them. Once you select at least three Prime Wardrobe-eligible pieces from over a million clothing options, Amazon will ship your selections to you in a resealable return box with a prepaid shipping label. After you try on the clothes, you can put the ones you don't want back in the box and leave it at your front door -- Prime Wardrobe also comes with free scheduled pickups from UPS. If you decide to keep at least three items you will get a 10 percent discount off your purchase, and if you keep five or more pieces the discount rises to 20 percent.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

DCOS DOCKER MESOS -- 2 by jonleets

Freelancer.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:21
Ongoing administration and updates to our infrastructure Stack includes: DC/OS Jenkins Ansible GitLab Linux (centos/redhat/debian) (Budget: $8 - $15 USD, Jobs: Linux)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

PHP Smartctl output parser by NuCode

Freelancer.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:11
I need programmatic output of smartctl: HDD identifying information: Type, Manufacturer, Model, Serial Number, Capacity Smart data: Every field parsed for data entry, things like pending sectors, hdd temp, unrecoverable sectors, power on hours etc... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, System Admin)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

NYTimes: Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment.

Slashdot.org - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:05
An anonymous reader shares a report: The price of Bitcoin has hit record highs in recent months, more than doubling in price since the start of the year. Despite these gains, Bitcoin is on the verge of losing its position as the dominant virtual currency. The value of Ether, the digital money that lives on an upstart network known as Ethereum, has risen an eye-popping 4,500 percent since the beginning of the year (alternative source). With the recent price increases, the outstanding units of the Ether currency were worth around $34 billion as of Monday -- or 82 percent as much as all the Bitcoin in existence. At the beginning of the year, Ether was only about 5 percent as valuable as Bitcoin. The sudden rise of Ethereum highlights how volatile the bewildering world of virtual currency remains, where lines of computer code can be spun into billions of dollars in a matter of months. [...] The two-year old system has picked up backing from both tech geeks and big corporate names like JPMorgan Chase and Microsoft, which are excited about Ethereum's goal of providing not only a digital currency but also a new type of global computing network, which generally requires Ether to use. In a recent survey of 1,100 virtual currency users, 94 percent were positive about the state of Ethereum, while only 49 percent were positive about Bitcoin, the industry publication CoinDesk said this month.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

How to use BeyondCorp to ditch your VPN, improve security and go to the cloudHow to use BeyondCorp to ditch your VPN, improve security and go to the cloud

GoogleBlog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:00

The BeyondCorp security engineering team at Google just announced their fourth research paper: Migrating to BeyondCorp: Maintaining Productivity While Improving Security.

For those that aren’t familiar with it, BeyondCorp is a security approach used by Google that allows employees to work from anywhere, quickly and easily.

This is easier said than done. In 2010, we undertook a massive project to rethink how to provide employees with secure remote access to applications: We moved away from our corporate VPN, and introduced BeyondCorp, a zero-trust network security model.

With BeyondCorp, we no longer have a binary access model, where you are either inside the whole corporate network, with all the access that allows, or outside and completely locked out of applications. Our new approach provides a better, more convenient, and less risky way: access to individual services as you need them, based on who you are and what machine you're using.

While BeyondCorp makes applications easily accessible from anywhere, it also improves security in other ways. Over the course of the migration we’ve discovered services that we thought were long dead, because this change required taking a detailed look at our traffic, our dependencies and our employee usage patterns. It’s also allowed us to scale globally while reducing our attack surface, and increased our ability to provide access when appropriate.

This March, we began offering elements of BeyondCorp to other organizations, in the form of Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP). Already, Cloud IAP has helped Google Cloud customers put fine-grained access controls on their critical internal services and applications based on region, time, role or group. More importantly, Cloud IAP removes obstacles to getting work done. Authorized employees get in, wherever they are, and do their job, or Cloud IAP blocks them, because they aren’t supposed to have access.

BeyondCorp: a work in progress

At Google, we’ve been on our BeyondCorp journey for several years, gradually shifting more of our traffic and services away from a segmented, privileged corporate network and onto the public internet and cloud.

You may be wondering how to move to a similar model. What do you need to do? What's the potential impact on your company and your employees?  The latest installment of our research paper describes how we kept people productive at Google while shifting our security model. It covers:

  • The process of migrating individuals to our non-privileged network

  • How we supported the effort through our TechStop infrastructure (local and remote service desks)

  • How to handle edge cases

  • Diagnostic tools to troubleshoot access denials

  • The importance of self-service documentation

  • Why to run a publicity campaign about the project.

In the end, we moved to this new system successfully by breaking up the work into discrete chunks, parallelizing as much as possible, and focusing on the end-user experience. To learn more about the BeyondCorp approach and determine whether it’s the right fit for your business, read all four public research papers:

  1. BeyondCorp: A New Approach to Enterprise Security

  2. BeyondCorp: Design to Deployment at Google

  3. Beyond Corp: The Access Proxy

  4. Migrating to BeyondCorp: Maintaining Productivity While Improving Security

And to discuss whether BeyondCorp and Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy are right for your business, give us a shout—we’d love to hear from you.

The BeyondCorp security engineering team at Google just announced their fourth research paper.
Categories: Technology

5 of the Best Journal Apps for Linux

LinuxToday.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:00

MakeTechEasier: Whether you're keeping a journal for fun or a more practical reason, it can be valuable.

Categories: Linux

How to use BeyondCorp to ditch your VPN, improve security and go to the cloudHow to use BeyondCorp to ditch your VPN, improve security and go to the cloud

GoogleBlog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:00

The BeyondCorp security engineering team at Google just announced their fourth research paper: Migrating to BeyondCorp: Maintaining Productivity While Improving Security.

For those that aren’t familiar with it, BeyondCorp is a security approach used by Google that allows employees to work from anywhere, quickly and easily.

This is easier said than done. In 2010, we undertook a massive project to rethink how to provide employees with secure remote access to applications: We moved away from our corporate VPN, and introduced BeyondCorp, a zero-trust network security model.

With BeyondCorp, we no longer have a binary access model, where you are either inside the whole corporate network, with all the access that allows, or outside and completely locked out of applications. Our new approach provides a better, more convenient, and less risky way: access to individual services as you need them, based on who you are and what machine you're using.

While BeyondCorp makes applications easily accessible from anywhere, it also improves security in other ways. Over the course of the migration we’ve discovered services that we thought were long dead, because this change required taking a detailed look at our traffic, our dependencies and our employee usage patterns. It’s also allowed us to scale globally while reducing our attack surface, and increased our ability to provide access when appropriate.

This March, we began offering elements of BeyondCorp to other organizations, in the form of Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP). Already, Cloud IAP has helped Google Cloud customers put fine-grained access controls on their critical internal services and applications based on region, time, role or group. More importantly, Cloud IAP removes obstacles to getting work done. Authorized employees get in, wherever they are, and do their job, or Cloud IAP blocks them, because they aren’t supposed to have access.

BeyondCorp: a work in progress

At Google, we’ve been on our BeyondCorp journey for several years, gradually shifting more of our traffic and services away from a segmented, privileged corporate network and onto the public internet and cloud.

You may be wondering how to move to a similar model. What do you need to do? What's the potential impact on your company and your employees?  The latest installment of our research paper describes how we kept people productive at Google while shifting our security model. It covers:

  • The process of migrating individuals to our non-privileged network

  • How we supported the effort through our TechStop infrastructure (local and remote service desks)

  • How to handle edge cases

  • Diagnostic tools to troubleshoot access denials

  • The importance of self-service documentation

  • Why to run a publicity campaign about the project.

In the end, we moved to this new system successfully by breaking up the work into discrete chunks, parallelizing as much as possible, and focusing on the end-user experience. To learn more about the BeyondCorp approach and determine whether it’s the right fit for your business, read all four public research papers:

  1. BeyondCorp: A New Approach to Enterprise Security

  2. BeyondCorp: Design to Deployment at Google

  3. Beyond Corp: The Access Proxy

  4. Migrating to BeyondCorp: Maintaining Productivity While Improving Security

And to discuss whether BeyondCorp and Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy are right for your business, give us a shout—we’d love to hear from you.

The BeyondCorp security engineering team at Google just announced their fourth research paper.
Categories: Technology

Delete All Locations in Toyota Nav System?

AskDaveTaylor - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:58

Yes, every vehicle that has a navigational system and can store addresses in memory has some way for you to delete them too. I’m more intrigued that you want to remove them all – it’s going to be quite a task to enter them all again. There’s no easy way to copy them all to a USB thumb drive and restore them later, unfortunately. Heck, there’s not even a way to just save them all so you can start with a printout of your previous favorites. I hope you’ve thought through your action: 75 locations is a lot of data entry later, whether you’re using a voice input or tapping on the GPS nav screen.

Still, there are other situations where what you ask makes complete sense. For example, perhaps it’s quite likely that this long term loan of your vehicle will turn into a purchase or, like me, you’re about to sell your Toyota vehicle and just want to wipe all the addresses and memory points from it prior to the new owner taking possession of the car. Or you just really love entering addresses!

Categories: Technology

The Perfect Server - Debian 9 (Stretch) with Apache, BIND, Dovecot, PureFTPD and ISPConfig 3.1

HowtoForge.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:41
This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian 9 server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1. The web hosting control panel ISPConfig 3 allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.
Categories: Linux

Distributed system by psreeteja

Freelancer.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:40
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux using C or C++. Distributed system communication in c using mutithreaded server and client (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

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