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Why You Probably Shouldn't Pick Your Nose

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:30

Picking your nose probably won’t kill you, but it’s not exactly a healthy habit either. Not only does picking your nose look gross, it could be leaving the door open for dangerous bacteria that want to call your nose home.

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AT&T Says LTE Can Still Offer Speeds Up To 1 Gbps

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:20
An anonymous reader writes from a report via DSL Reports: ATT CTO Andre Fuetsch said at a telecom conference last week that the company's existing LTE network should be able to reach speeds of 1 Gbps before the standard ultimately gets overshadowed by faster 5G tech. The new 5G technology isn't expected to arrive until 2020 at the earliest, so LTE has a lot of time left as the predominant wireless connectivity. "There's a lot of focus on 5G -- but don't discount LTE," Fuetsch said. "LTE is still here. And LTE will be around for a long time. And LTE has also enormous potential in that, you'll be capable of supporting 1 gigabit speeds as well." 5G will help move past 1 Gbps speeds, while also providing significantly lower latency. "You'll see us sharing more about the trial activity we're doing," said Fuetsch. "Everything that's being [tested] right now is not standard, it's all sort of proprietary. But this is an important process to go through because this is how you learn and how it helps define standards."

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10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Without Thinking

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:00

Your environment has an incredible ability to shape your behavior. If you design your environment to be conducive to healthy habits, then you’ll find yourself improving your diet without even thinking about it.

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Linux at 25: What's Behind Its Success and Where It's Going

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:00

eWEEK: At LinuxCon, keynoters look back at 25 years of Linux, why the future is still bright, and why technology can have tangible benefits on the human condition.

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FBI Finds 14,900 More Documents From Hillary Clinton's Email Server

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:40
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: The FBI uncovered nearly 15,000 more emails and materials sent to or from Hillary Clinton as part of the agency's investigation into her use of private email at the State Department. The documents were not among the 30,000 work-related emails turned over to the State Department by her attorneys in December 2014. The State Department confirmed it has received "tens of thousands" of personal and work-related email materials -- including the 14,900 emails found by the FBI -- that it will review. At a status hearing Monday before federal Judge Emmett Sullivan, who is overseeing that case, the State Department presented a schedule for how it would release the emails found by the FBI. The first group of 14,900 emails was ordered released, and a status hearing on Sept. 23 "will determine the release of the new emails and documents," Sullivan said. "As we have previously explained, the State Department voluntarily agreed to produce to Judicial Watch any emails sent or received by Secretary Clinton in her official capacity during her tenure as secretary of state which are contained within the material turned over by the FBI and which were not already processed for FOIA by the State Department," said State Department spokesman Mark Toner in a statement issued Monday. "We can confirm that the FBI material includes tens of thousands of non-record (meaning personal) and record materials that will have to be carefully appraised at State," it read. "State has not yet had the opportunity to complete a review of the documents to determine whether they are agency records or if they are duplicative of documents State has already produced through the Freedom of Information Act" said Toner, declining further comment.

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Avoid Overpacking by Taking Two Bottoms for Every Five Days of Travel

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:30

It’s easy to overpack for a trip when you don’t have some guidelines in place, especially when it comes to clothing. This simple rule of thumb should keep your carry-on from getting stuffed with every pair of pants you own.

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Happy 25th birthday, Linux - TechCrunch

Linux News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:15

TechCrunch

Happy 25th birthday, Linux
TechCrunch
Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.
Linux turns 25, is bigger and more professional than everArs Technica
Linux rules the world. Where to next?ZDNet
Live From LinuxCon: Changing the World with CodeLinux.com (blog)
CIO -PCWorld -InfoWorld
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How to configure Postfix relayhost (smarthost) to send eMail using an external smptd

nixCraft - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:03
How do I configure Postfix MTA to send eMail using an external cloud-based SMTP server (with username: password) from a web server on Linux or Unix-like system? How do I configure an Ubuntu server and postfix as the relay server (smarthost)?

iPhone Notes App Vesper Is Shutting Down, Here's How to Save Your Data

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:00

Vesper was released in 2013, and its claim to fame was that the development team included Apple pundit John Gruber and developer Brent Simmons. While it didn’t offer anything new, it was a solid notes app a lot of people loved. Now it’s shutting down, and with that news comes a new export feature.

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Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:00

Linux.com: When you’re looking for a tool to handle a bare metal backup, you may need to look no further than the dd command.

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Comcast Says There's 6 Million Unhappy DSL Users Left To Target

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:00
Karl Bode, writing for DSLReports: As we noted last week, cable is effectively demolishing phone companies when it comes to new broadband subscriber additions, and Comcast still says the company has plenty of room to grow. Comcast and Charter alone added 500,000 net broadband subscribers last quarter, while the nation's biggest telcos collectively lost 360,783 broadband users during the same period. With AT&T and Verizon backing away from unwanted DSL users, and Windstream Frontier and CenturyLink only eyeing piecemeal upgrades, the bloodshed is far from over. Speaking this week at the Nomura 2016 Media, Telecom & Internet Conference, Comcast VP Marcien Jenckes stated that the company has plenty of unhappy DSL customers left to nab. In fact, Comcast says the company still has around 6 million DSL subscribers in its territory, many of which are likely frustrated by outdated speeds.

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Linux Turns 25, Is Bigger and More Professional Than Ever

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:20
The Linux operating system kernel is 25 years old this month, ArsTechnica writes. It was August 25, 1991 when Linus Torvalds posted his famous message announcing the project, claiming that Linux was "just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu." From the article: But now, Linux is far bigger and more professional than Torvalds could have imagined. Linux powers huge portions of the Internet's infrastructure, corporate data centers, websites, stock exchanges, the world's most widely used smartphone operating system, and nearly all of the world's fastest supercomputers. The successes easily outweigh Linux's failure to unseat Microsoft and Apple on PCs, but Linux has still managed to get on tens of millions of desktops and laptops and Linux software even runs on Windows.Do you use any Linux-based operating system? Share your experience with it. What changes would you want to see in it in the next five years?

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The Linux Foundation Gives PNDA a Home

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:00

LinuxInsider: PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics.

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Interviews: Ask Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO Eben Upton a Question

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:40
It's been roughly five years since we last interviewed the founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd., Eben Upton. Eben currently serves as a technical director and ASIC architect for Broadcom. He founded the Raspberry Pi Foundation in 2009 to develop and market a $25 microcomputer for education. He has also founded two successful mobile games and middleware companies, Ideaworks 3d Ltd. and Podfun Ltd., and served a Director of Studies for computer science at St. John's College, Cambridge. Ebon has agreed to take some time out of his busy schedule and answer some of your questions. You may ask Eben as many questions as you'd like, but please, one per comment. We'll pick the very best questions and forward them to Eben Upton himself. (Feel free to leave your suggestions for who Slashdot should interview next.) Go on, don't be shy!

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Tips on Adding Linux to Your Developer Skill Set

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:00

 devproconnections: The time when developers and administrators can get by with only Microsoft in their bag of tricks is over.

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Google Begins Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat

Slashdot.org - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:00
An anonymous reader writes: Google today started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to existing Nexus devices via an over-the-air software update. This is a gradual rollout: The Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will all be updated, but " it may take several weeks" before everyone gets the latest and greatest, a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat.The Nexus 5 (2013), which packs in a Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 5-inch full-HD display, won't be receiving Android Nougat update -- despite having all the hardware capabilities required for a phone to receive Google's latest OS update. The truth of the matter is if Google wanted to update the Nexus 5 with the latest Android software, it could have. It just chose not to. It's very likely that same will be the case for the Nexus 6, a phone that has 3GB of RAM, and Snapdragon 805 SoC, next year when the company releases Android O update.

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Android 7.0 Nougat released for some Nexus device owners

OSNews.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:43
It's Android 7.0 Nougat day! Well, for the owners of a small number of Nexus devices, and even then, of a small subset of them, because of the staged rollout - well, for them, it's Android 7.0 Nougat day! If you have a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C or General Mobile 4G (Android One), you can try checking for updates starting today. Alternatively, you can manually install a factory image once they become available. Since Nougat's been out as a developer preview for a while - I've been running it on my 6P for months - I doubt any of you will be surprised by what Nougat brings to the table. It's a relatively small release compared to some other Android releases, but it still brings a number of interesting refinements and new features - the biggest of which is probably the new multiwindow feature. The Verge's got a review up, and mentions some of the less obvious features that I think are quite important: A lot of what's new in Nougat are features you can't really see. I'm talking about deeply nerdy (but important) stuff like a JIT compiler for ART apps and support for the Vulkan API for 3D graphics. The former should provide some performance gains while the latter will help Android games look way better. Google also fixed up the way Android handles media so that it's more secure, added file-based encryption, and added some features for enterprise users. Another important feature laying groundwork for the future: seamless updates. Starting with Nougat, Android will use two separate partitions so updates can be installed and applied in the background, so that the next time you reboot, it's ready to go. As always - no idea when any of you will get to use Nougat, but it's out there now.

Linux täyttää 25 vuotta - suomalaiskeksinnöstä tuli maailman ... - Verkko-Karjainen

Linux News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:42

Verkko-Karjainen

Linux täyttää 25 vuotta - suomalaiskeksinnöstä tuli maailman ...
Verkko-Karjainen
Suomessa keksitty ja sittemmin suuren suosion saavuttanut Linux-käyttöjärjestelmä täyttää 25 vuotta. Juhlapäivä koittaa kuluvan viikon torstaina 25. elokuuta.

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Why did Gentoo Linux fade into obscurity? - InfoWorld

Linux News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:42

InfoWorld

Why did Gentoo Linux fade into obscurity?
InfoWorld
Gentoo Linux was fairly well known at one point, with many tech-savvy Linux users opting to run it on their computers. But Gentoo Linux slowly lost popularity over time and is now a pale shadow of its former self in terms of usage and mind-share among ...

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