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Where the Tech Industry's Political Donations Are Going

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:05
An anonymous reader writes: Early estimates suggest the 2016 U.S. presidential election will result in $5-10 billion in spending by candidates and organizations — much more than ever before. To support this, they need lots of contributions, and the tech industry is becoming a significant player. (Not as much as the financial industry, of course, but tech's influence is growing.) Re/Code breaks down which candidates are getting the most money from the tech sector so far. Right now, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has gotten the most tech money by far — more than the rest of the field combined, thanks in large part to Larry Ellison. Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is a distant second, followed closely by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are the only other candidates with significant tech contributions so far. Carly Fiorina, a tech industry veteran, has only managed about $13,000 in donations.

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33 Command Line Tools to Monitor Linux Performance

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:00

 tecmint: We have compiled the list of Top 33 frequently used command line monitoring tools that might be useful for every Linux/Unix System Administrator.

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uploading an image in a server and get a url by mediacorpjo

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:39
we need someone to upload an image into a server and get the url so we can insert it in the inter-spire email marketing. very simple process (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux)
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Metal Gear Solid V PC Disc Contains Steam Installer, Nothing Else

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:32
dotarray writes: The boxed copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain reportedly contains nothing but a Steam installer. That's right, even if you fork out real-world money for a physical copy of the game, you'll still have to download the whole thing from the internet. The game officially launches tomorrow. Early critical reviews are quite positive, though you should take that with a grain of salt until the game is more widely distributed. Game Informer says, "Unlike the linear design of previous entries, The Phantom Pain rarely assumes you have particular weapons and equipment, so the missions are brilliantly designed with multiple paths to success." The Washington Post notes, "The Phantom Pain’s openness feels like Kojima finally found a technical platform broad enough to make use of all of those tools and trusts players to build their own narrative drama from the way they choose to put these tools together for each mission." IGN has this criticism: "... where Phantom Pain’s gameplay systems are far richer and meatier than any the series has ever seen, its story feels insubstantial and woefully underdeveloped by comparison." Metal Gear Solid 5 is launching for PCs, current consoles, and previous-gen consoles; Digital Foundry thinks is likely to be the last true cross-generation AAA title.

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Review: MegaBackup for Mac OS X

AskDaveTaylor - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:27

Let’s be candid. Backing up your system is a chore, a hassle. If you’re old school, you have to plug in a DVD burner and explicitly run software, or perhaps you’re slightly more modern and use an external hard drive for the job. Sure, there are solutions like Time Machine on the Mac, and I’m a fan, but it’s still local storage and is only backing up when you’re connected to the drive, whether it’s a NAS (network accessible storage) drive or part of your office infrastructure.

Oh, and it’s local. Which means you can’t easily access it while on the road. Bummer.

There are solutions like Dropbox and iCloud for Web-based “cloud” storage, but they aren’t designed to be pure backup systems, so they focused more on sharing, on photo streams, etc. For most users, though, digital nirvana is that everything you create, save or manipulate is instantly, magically saved in the cloud to protect against anything dire occurring, like a house fire, catastrophic event at work or even your kid spilling a Coke on the motherboard and frying everything. ZZzaaapp!

Enter MegaBackup with its simple, elegant Mac cloud backup solution. Once you have it configured — and go through the pain of the first, typically really big backup, it’ll do just what you want, continuously backing up everything on your Mac system whenever you’re on the Internet.

That means if you’re at a Starbucks in Hoboken it’s chugging away, backing up your precious data, just like it would be if you were parked in your cubicle at corporate HQ. Better yet, the program incorporates some other features that make it nice to work with too, including a very Dropbox-like file and folder sharing system and even easily uploaded screen captures.

It starts out wanting to back up every important file and folder on your Mac system, which, for me, is rather a lot of data:

Add up all the candidates for backup and that’s a lotta storage, about 230GB. To pay for that much space in iCloud is going to be a pretty penny, and since so many cloud storage systems are sold in blocks, me bumping up above 250GB could cause me to hit the “out of space on the server” error and take a whole lotta fairy dust out of that backup magic.

That’s why one of the interesting differentiators with MegaBackup is that when you sign up for a paid account, you’re being allocated unlimited space on the cloud server. And it’s powered by Amazon Web Services so you know it’s going to be, well, mega-reliable.

To start, I’ll click on “Enable Cloud Backup” and then be able to select specific files and folders:

Turns out that I have a triple-redundant backup system, so some things, like Music, really don’t need to also be duplicated on the MegaBackup AWS server. Your choices will obviously vary, and it is very nice not having to worry about using up the allocated space on the cloud server!

Meanwhile, here’s the selection window for fine tuning what to back up:

I like the colorful icons — and notice that both Photos and Music have images extracted from the file’s dataset.

Now it’s time to sign up…

Unfortunately, if you’re going to back up any meaningful amount of data, it’s not going to turn out to be free after all, as explained in this signup options screen:

As you can see, MegaBackup for Mac includes the unlimited storage, automatic backup, file sharing, screenshot editing and a file sync feature that lets you keep a folder in sync across machines (think work and home systems, for example). Useful, for sure. And the pricing, well, it’s not free, but if you sign up for a year or longer, the price goes down pretty quickly, and if once a year you recover one file and retrieve a single presentation from the server while on the road, that can save you an easy ten hours of stress. And how much is your time worth?

Finish the signup process and it’ll start whirring away. And the first backup is always a doozy with a cloud backup system, so here’s my tip: Let your system run overnight, kill it when you’re ready to start working in the morning, then restart it when you’re done with your day’s tasks and let it run, again, overnight. It’ll take 3-4 nights to fully backup your 10’s or 100’s of gigabytes of data, but once it’s done, you can easily leave it running 24×7 without any meaningful impact on your computer or network performance.

And did I mention there’s a handy menubar icon that lets you access everything easily?

So let’s take that first menu option and “View my backups…”

This actually goes to the megabackup.com site — encrypted, of course — and offers up a very simple Web interface to your data. Here’s what I have on the server at this moment:

Cool, but it’s when you “View Backups” (the button on the right side) that you start to really see how simple this all is to work with.

Here’s what I mean:

That’s a very nice way to display the information from my backup files, making it really easy to even dig into a specific folder and see what files are within:

Notice the weird “<” like icon on the right of each entry? That’s the share link, and you can see that instead of fiddling with worrying about which version is uploaded to something like Dropbox, MegaBackup makes it really easy to share files or folders with your colleagues, friends, family, whomever right from the backup view.

If you’ve ever tried to dig into a Time Machine backup to extract a specific file, you should be saying “ooohhhh, nice” right about now.

We get to try out a lot of backup services here at AskDaveTaylor and I have to say that if you’re looking for something that’s a “set and forget” configuration that still gives you the benefit of cloud storage and access, then MegaBackup for Mac is definitely one to check out. The fact that it includes additional features like sharing, screen captures and folder syncing is a nice bonus, but it’s really all about a no-brainer backup solution. And that’s worth a lot. Particularly just after you delete that important file…

MegaBackup for Mac. Learn more at megabackup.com — subscription prices vary.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. MegaBackup paid a small fee to have us analyze the product and write up this review. We stand by our opinion of the product, however, but you should know nonetheless.

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Debug a C programming source code through linux by johnterry214

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:27
I will give a .c file for you to check and find 8 bugs in a code by using debugging tools (Budget: $10 - $30 AUD, Jobs: C Programming, Linux)
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Flujo de control en processmaker by MIAP2015

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:22
Necesito desarrollar un flujo de control en processmaker. Hasta ahora tengo el flujo general y las vistas que se quieren. Faltan temas como calendarización de activadades, generación de alertas por correo y emision de reportes, dentro de otros... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, Software Architecture, VPS)
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Linux Foundation publishes security checklist to help sysadmins combat... - InfoWorld

Linux News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:11

Linux Foundation publishes security checklist to help sysadmins combat...
Critical recommendations are those whose implementation should be considered a must-do. They include things like enabling SecureBoot to prevent rootkits or "Evil Maid" attacks, and choosing a Linux distribution that supports native full disk encryption ...

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Enable two-step login verification for Snapchat?

AskDaveTaylor - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:02

The best way to ensure security on any social site or anywhere else you are required to log in is to pick good passwords. It’s astonishing how many people have their dog’s name, their own name backwards, or something else trivially easy to guess as the one barrier to other people getting into their account and causing trouble, or even stealing data. Or worse.

My recommendation for a good password is something with uppercase and lowercase letters, a digit or two and some punctuation. If you can make it memorable so that you don’t then have to write it down, that’s great. That’s one reason that hackers replace “e” with “3” for example (like “l33t” to represent the word elite): turns out it’s a good security strategy and kinda cool looking too.

The other smart strategy is to enable what’s called two-step or 2-step verification on your Snapchat account. With it enabled, you will need to have your own cellphone handy to complete the login process, even with your password. The idea is that the security then becomes both what you know (your password) and what you have (your phone). Either of them alone are useless, but together, they’re the keys to the Snapchat, um, kingdom.

I’m a really big fan of two-step verification, actually, and encourage you to set it up on every account you can, including eBay, Twitter, and Facebook.

To get back to enabling 2-step account verification on Snapchat, start on your main Snapchat screen on your phone:

From this point, tap on the gear icon on the top right.

That’ll take you to Settings:

As an aside, notice that I haven’t yet verified my email address here, but Snapchat doesn’t care and lets me continue using the service without a glitch.

At this point, tap on Login Verification to begin the two-step verification setup process…

Isn’t that a cute graphic?

Yeah, whatever. Tap “Continue”…


At this point, you’ll want to enter your cellphone number. Remember that the number must be able to receive SMS text messages.

It’ll then send you a verification message…

Where to enter that? The Snapchat application itself should be prompting you for the code:

And that’s it. You’re all set up. Next time you go to log in to your Snapchat account, you’ll find that it asks for not just your account password (and you did change it to something complicated, right?) but the secret six-digit code it’ll send you via a text message.

That’s all there is to it. And you’re good to go. Congrats.

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Funding the Cloud: Top VCs Aim for the Silver Lining

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:00

eWEEK: Venture capital execs discuss where they see opportunities in the cloud and container space. They believe investors should take a long-term view, not chase hype.

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DebEX KDE Is a Pure Debian 8.1 Based Distro with Linux Kernel 4.1.3 and KDE ... - Softpedia News

Linux News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:54

Softpedia News

DebEX KDE Is a Pure Debian 8.1 Based Distro with Linux Kernel 4.1.3 and KDE ...
Softpedia News
Arne Exton, the creator of numerous GNU/Linux and Android-x86-based distributions, was more than happy to inform us earlier today about the immediate availability for download of a new build for its DebEX KDE edition distro. Powered by Arne Exton's ...

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Interactive Brokers API by stevecor

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:49
Program is to place orders to the exchanges through Interactive Brokers API. It takes information like price and fills of the recently placed orders and places or modifies orders. C++ on Windows and Linux (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: .NET, C++ Programming, Linux, Windows Desktop)
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Linux Foundation's security checklist can help sysadmins harden workstations - CIO

Linux News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:47


Linux Foundation's security checklist can help sysadmins harden workstations
Critical recommendations are those whose implementation should be considered a must-do. They include things like enabling SecureBoot to prevent rootkits or "Evil Maid" attacks, and choosing a Linux distribution that supports native full disk encryption ...
Linux Foundation releases PARANOID internal infosec guideThe Register

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Write some Software by stevecor

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:43
The program is to place and modify existing orders at the exchange through FIX protocol. It is done based on information received form the exchange in form of price, and fills of previously placed orders... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: .NET, C++ Programming, Linux, Windows Desktop)
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Linux Foundation's security checklist can help sysadmins harden workstations - PCWorld

Linux News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:43


Linux Foundation's security checklist can help sysadmins harden workstations
If you're a Linux user, especially a systems administrator, the Linux Foundation has some security tips to share with you, and they're quite good. Konstantin Ryabitsev, the Foundation's director of collaborative IT services, published the security ...
Linux Foundation releases PARANOID internal infosec guideThe Register

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Over 225,000 Apple Accounts Compromised Via iOS Malware

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:40
An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised. The theft is executed via variants of the KeyRaider iOS malware, which targets jailbroken iOS devices. Most of the victims are Chinese — the malware is distributed through third-party Cydia repositories in China — but users in other countries have also been affected (European countries, the U.S., Australia, South Korea, and so on). "The malware hooks system processes through MobileSubstrate, and steals Apple account usernames, passwords and device GUID by intercepting iTunes traffic on the device," Palo Alto researcher Claud Xiao explained. "KeyRaider steals Apple push notification service certificates and private keys, steals and shares App Store purchasing information, and disables local and remote unlocking functionalities on iPhones and iPads."

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php script fetch json and insert to specific table by shane210585

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:37
php script to fetch json data and insert into speific table and crontab it. thanks (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Apache, Java, Linux, PHP, PSD to HTML)
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networking by sailam7

Freelancer.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:20
networking switching and protocols (Budget: ₹12500 - ₹37500 INR, Jobs: C Programming, Linux)
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The Big Nouveau Rework Will Indeed Land For Linux 4.3

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00

Phoronix: A few days ago I wrote about the open-source NVIDIA kernel driver going through a big rework and now that code has been queued up into DRM-Next for Linux 4.3.

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OnHub Router -- Google's Smart Home Trojan Horse?

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:56
An anonymous reader writes: A couple weeks ago, Google surprised everybody by announcing a new piece of hardware: the OnHub Wi-Fi router. It packs a ton of processing power and a bunch of wireless radios into a glowy cylinder, and they're going to sell it for $200, which is on the high end for home networking equipment. Google sent out a number of units for testing, and the reviews are starting to come out. The device is truly Wi-Fi-centric, with only a single port for an ethernet cable. It runs on a Qualcomm IPQ8064 dual-core 1.4GHz SoC with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. You can only access the router's admin settings by using the associated app on a mobile device. OnHub's data transfer speeds couldn't compete with a similarly priced Asus router, but it had no problem blanketing the area with a strong signal. Ron Amadeo puts his conclusion simply: "To us, this looks like Google's smart home Trojan horse." The smartphone app that accompanies OnHub has branding for something called "Google On," which they speculate is Google's new hub for smart home products. "There are tons of competing smart home protocols out there, all of which are incompatible with one another—imagine HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray, but with about five different players. ... Other than Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, everything in OnHub is a Google/Nest/Alphabet protocol. And remember, the "Built for Google On" stamp on the bottom of the OnHub sure sounds like a third-party certification program."

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