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Why The 'Not-Com' Stock Bubble Is Popping

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 15:34
"In the dot-com bubble, public investors got hosed," remembers The Atlantic. "Today, it's public investors that are doing the hosing." When the web browser Netscape went public on August 9, 1995 -- the day many cite as the beginning of the dot-com bubble -- its stock skyrocketed from $28 to $75 in a matter of hours, even though the company wasn't profitable. In today's market, the opposite is happening: Unicorns with no positive earnings are getting slaughtered at the gates. WeWork's valuation fell more than 80 percent pre-IPO when investors balked at its mounting losses. Peloton, Lyft, and Uber have also struggled to persuade public markets to grade them on a curve; all saw their stock prices fall on the day of the public offering. Institutions and retail investors are refusing to fork over to unicorns the valuations that private investors were expecting -- particularly Softbank, a major backer of Uber, Lyft, and WeWork. This isn't a picture of mass mania. It's a picture of public sobriety, where the masses are diagnosing an acute fever in private markets. Second, there is little sign of a crisis for firms whose main product is pure software. Judging from the news, you might think this has been a terrible year for technology companies. But tech IPOs have been strong for the past two years, "as long as what you're buying is actually a real tech company," JP Morgan's chair of market and investment strategy, Michael Cembalest, wrote in an October 7 research note. By "real tech," Cembalest was referring to companies whose principal product is software, rather than, say, WeWork, which is in truth a real-estate company caught wearing an Actual Tech Company costume before Halloween. The article makes it case by citing three "real tech" companies which grab fewer headlines because they sell cloud services or business-to-business software. "But all of them are trading more than 100 percent above their listed IPO price."

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Set up Mailwizz and Zimbra on server (2 IP addresses + SSL needed) Cent OS 7

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 15:06
Set up Mailwizz and Zimbra on server (2 IP addresses + SSL needed) on Cent OS 7 Welcome to consider alternative suggestions for the bulk email marketing server. Would like to have one server setup (VPS... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Email Handling, Email Marketing, Interspire, Linux, PHP)
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Huawei Says US Firms Have Expressed Interest In Licensing Its 5G Technology

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 15:04
An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or a one-off transfer, declining to name or quantify the companies. "There are some companies talking to us, but it would take a long journey to really finalize everything," Pang explained on a visit to Washington this week. "They have shown interest," he added, saying conversations are only a couple of weeks old and not at a detailed level yet.

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LInux supported application

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 14:42
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Forbes Raves Upcoming Linux Desktop Will 'Embarass' Windows 10 and macOS

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 14:34
Forbes senior contributor Jason Evangelho dedicated a whole article to a coming update for one Chinese-domestic Linux distribution: If you haven't been paying attention to a little Linux desktop distribution called Deepin, it's time to put it on your radar. Nevermind that Huawei chose Deepin to ship on their MateBook laptop lineup. Nevermind that Deepin Cloud Sync [for system settings] is a killer, forward-thinking feature that every Linux distro needs to adopt. Nevermind that its slide-out control center resembles something sexy and sensible straight out of the future. But looking toward 2020, Deepin is poised to be absolutely stunning. This is without question the most beautiful desktop environment I've ever laid eyes on... For me, the UX is more intuitive and more enjoyable than macOS and Windows 10. And fortunately, a quick setting can also transform Deepin to resemble the traditional Windows or macOS desktop paradigms you're already comfortable with. Hell, even the installer is a breath of fresh air. But let's take a peek at what's coming next. This week, the Deepin Linux Youtube channel quietly released a preview of its Deepin v20 Launcher (just one component of the forthcoming OS), and it's bound to turn some heads. Take a look [YouTube video]. It's merely a tease ahead of this November's expected Deepin v20 beta release, but the Deepin developers have apparently devoted most of 2019 working on the upcoming version. From the category-driven app browser and animations, to the basic desktop layout we see in the teaser video, things appear quite polished already. The article points out that Deepin is also a stand-alone desktop environment for any current Linux distribution -- and that it's one of the 248 operating systems available for online testing at DistroTest.net.

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Google Criticized After Voice From 'Nest' Camera Threatens to Steal Baby

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 13:34
Jack Newcombe, the Chief Operating Officer of a syndication company with 44 million daily readers, describes the strange voice he heard talking to his 18-month old son: She says we have a nice house and encourages the nanny to respond. She does not. The voice even jokes that she hopes we don't change our password. I am sick to my stomach. After about five minutes of verbal "joy riding," the voice starts to get agitated at the nanny's lack of response and then snaps, in a very threatening voice: "I'm coming for the baby if you don't answer me...." We unplug the cameras and change all passwords... Still helpless, I started doing the only thing I could do -- Googling. I typed "Nest + camera + hacked" and found out that this happens frequently. Parent after parent relayed stories similar to mine -- threatening to steal a baby is shockingly common -- and some much worse, such as playing pornography over the microphone to a 3-year-old... What is worse is that anyone could have been watching us at any time for as long as we have had the cameras up. This person just happened to use the microphone. Countless voyeurs could have been silently watching (or worse) for months. However, what makes this issue even more terrifying is a corporate giant's complete and utter lack of response. Nest is owned by Google, and, based on my experience and their public response, Google does not seem to care about this issue. They acknowledge it as a problem, shrug their shoulders and point their fingers at the users. Their party line is to remind people that the hardware was not hacked; it was the user's fault for using a compromised password and not implementing two-step authentication, in which users receive a special code via text to sign on. That night, on my way home from work, I called Nest support and was on hold for an hour and eight minutes. I followed all directions and have subsequently received form emails in broken English. Nobody from Google has acknowledged the incident or responded with any semblance of empathy. In every email, they remind me of two-step authentication. They act as if I am going to continue to use Nest cameras.

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Need to write an HTACCESS

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 13:26
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Deploy MERN stack on DigitalOcean

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 13:22
Need someone to quickly setup MERN stack on my Digital ocean server so I can quickly pull from git and deploy my project. Use lets encrypt for SSL. you must use SSR and create automated production builds... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, Nginx, PHP, System Admin, Ubuntu)
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update program menu for ICOM-8500 by python

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:54
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INstall & Setting Explorer for CryptoCurrency

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:43
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Russian Cyber-Espionage Group Controlled Its Malware Partly Through Reddit Posts

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:34
"Cyber-espionage operations from Cozy Bear, a threat actor believed to work for the Russian government, continued undetected for the past years by using malware families previously unknown to security researchers," reports BleepingComputer -- citing a surprisingly detailed report: Relying on stealthy communication techniques between infected systems and the command and control servers, the group managed to keep their activity under the radar for a long time. Cyber-espionage campaigns that likely started in 2013, collectively named "Operation Ghost," have been attributed to this group, and continued through 2019... Researchers at ESET tracking this threat actor found at least three victims of Operation Ghost, all being European Ministries of Foreign Affairs including the Washington DC embassy of a European Union country. The victim count is likely larger but identifying them is difficult because the threat actor uses unique command and control infrastructure for each target. The report notes the group used sites like Reddit, Twitter, and Imgur to deliver the URLs for some command-and-control servers, along with information hidden in images. And another stage of its malware platform used an even more robust site for its command-and-control server: Dropbox.

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Move site to new server

Freelancer.com - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:31
Set up the site on the new server by putting a stack of latest versions of PHP, MySQL and NGinx and Wordpress and make the website load faster than it does on the current server. (Budget: $50 - $55 USD, Jobs: Google Cloud Storage, Linux, PHP, System Admin, WordPress)
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Blizzard Suspended Three College 'Hearthstone' Players For Pro-Hong Kong Protests

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:04
An anonymous reader quotes the Verge: Blizzard has suspended three college Hearthstone players for six months after they held up a sign that read "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" while participating in an official competition stream. The ban, which was first reported by VICE Games, comes just over a week after Blizzard suspended a professional Hearthstone player, Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung for six months... Similar to Blitzchung's ban, the three college players didn't receive word about their ban until a couple of days after they held up the sign... Team player Casey Chambers tweeted out an email from a member of the Hearthstone team at Blizzard, which stated that the entire team received the ban for violating the company's official rules. eSports consultant Rod Breslau posted on Twitter that now Blizzard is also not allowing post-game interviews for Collegiate Hearthstone teams. He adds, "I'm impressed with just how many bad decisions Blizzard has made through all of this..."

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Blizzard Criticized By Bipartisan Group of US Lawmakers (Including Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

Slashdot.org - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:34
"If Blizzard wanted to keep politics out of its eSports scene, the Hearthstone publisher has failed miserably in just about every regard," reports Forbes. After suspending a player for his pro-Hong Kong protest, Blizzard faced a backlash which Forbes describes as "swift," "fierce," and "almost universal. From across the political spectrum, from socialist left to alt-right, gamers were incensed." Earlier today, Ron Wyden (D, Oregon) and Marco Rubio (R, Florida) signed a bipartisan letter addressed to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, urging the company to reverse its decision to ban Blitzchung. The letter was co-signed by Co-signed by Congress members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY), Mike Gallagher (R, WI) and Tom Malinowski (D, NJ)... The Blizzard backlash could have been avoided entirely if Blizzard had placed principles over profits, according to Fight For The Future Deputy Director, Evan Greer, who said in statement: "Decisions about how to moderate online content are some of the most important decisions that humans are making right now. Full stop... I've seen a lot of Internet outrage in my time. This feels different. People are setting aside their differences and working together to organize protests at BlizzCon, reach out to gaming companies and demand that they take a stand for free expression, and put pressure on companies generally to not cave to authoritarian demands. It's a good reminder that the Internet still knows how to fight for freedom." It's great to see Congress and other community leaders outside the gaming community weigh in on this matter, though whether any of it will have any impact on Blizzard's decision remains to be seen. The real question is whether boycotts will hold enough sway over the company to alter its course. After all, there's plenty of money to be made in China. VentureBeat notes that the same group had also sent a separate letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook criticizing Apple's decision to remove an app from its store at the request of China.

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