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Internal Documents Show Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Would Bend

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:20
In 2014, multiple users reported that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets were bending under pressure, such as when they were kept in a pocket. As a byproduct of this issue, the touchscreen's internal hardware was also susceptible to losing its connection to the phone's logic board. It turns out, Apple was aware that this could happen. Motherboard: Apple's internal tests found that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are significantly more likely to bend than the iPhone 5S, according to information made public in a recent court filing obtained by Motherboard. Publicly, Apple has never said that the phones have a bending problem, and maintains that position, despite these models commonly being plagued with "touch disease," a flaw that causes the touchscreen to work intermittently that the repair community say is a result of bending associated with normal use. The information is contained in internal Apple documents filed under seal in a class-action lawsuit that alleges Apple misled customers about touch disease. The documents remain under seal, but US District Court judge Lucy Koh made some of the information from them public in a recent opinion in the case. The company found that the iPhone 6 is 3.3 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, and the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, according to the documents. Koh wrote that "one of the major concerns Apple identified prior to launching the iPhones was that they were 'likely to bend more easily when compared to previous generations.'"

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Install fb event pixel on a Bloom form

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:04
Please explain to me me if you know exactly what I'm talking about, and also say hola so I know you're human. (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, Plugin, Software Architecture, WordPress)
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Discourse - A Modern Forum for Community Discussion

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:00

Tecmint: Discourse is a free, open source, modern, feature-rich and remarkable community-oriented forum software.

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Robin "Roblimo" Miller, a Long-Time Voice of the Linux Community, Has Passed Away

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:55
Reader rootmon writes: Our thoughts/prayers are with the family and friends of long time open source writer/journalist Robin "Roblimo" Miller who passed away this morning. Robin "Roblimo" Miller (born October 30, 1952) served as the Editor-in-Chief of Open Source Technology Group, the company which owned Slashdot, SourceForge.net, Freshmeat, Linux.com, NewsForge, and ThinkGeek between 2000 to 2008. Miller formerly owned Robin's Limousine, a small limo company based in Elkridge, Maryland, the origin of his online nickname. Miller is best known for his involvement with Slashdot, where he was not only the corporate editorial overseer but also Interview Editor. As a freelancer, Miller wrote for a number of print and online publications including Time.com, Baltimore City Paper, American Medical News, Innkeeping World, Machine Design, The Baltimore Sun, and Rewired.com. Miller is the author of three books: The Online Rules of Successful Companies, Point -- Click Linux!, and Point -- Click OpenOffice.org, all published by Prentice Hall. His most recent ventures revolved around Internet-delivered video, including video software "tours" and tutorials on Linux.com and his recent "side" venture, Internet Video Promotion, Inc. Miller has been a judge for the Lulu Blooker Prize and is on the online advisory board of the Online Journalism Review of the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California. (Biographical Info Quoted in Part from Wikipedia) Further reading: Linux Journal: RIP Robin "Roblimo" Miller. Remembering Miller, ZDNet journalist S. Vaughan-Nichols wrote, "He was funny, bright, quick with a quip, caring, and wise. I, and many others who had the pleasure of knowing him, will miss him enormously." Paul Jones, Clinical Professor at the School of Information & Library Science, and Director of ibiblio.org, wrote, "Robin taught me many things, besides the immense gift of his friendship, including 'the way to make money on the internet is to take on more than you spend.' Both funny and accurate in context and very much true to roblimo." Writer and engineer Emmett Initiative said, "He was my editor, which means he was my best friend and worst enemy. He was a kind and thoughtful man that made every writer around him at least 300% better. I already miss him."

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Free PBX phone consultant

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:20
Small business needs help with setting up phones that use free pbx. Our phones are all set up, but we need to set up the voicemails, etc. Our last I.T. technician set them up for us. We are not looking to change phone systems, just configure the one we have... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Linux, Telemarketing)
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Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in US

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:20
New Bedford hopes to soon be the operations center for the first major offshore wind farm in the United States, bringing billions of dollars of investment and thousands of jobs to the town and other ports on the East Coast. The New York Times: On Wednesday, that effort took a major step forward as the State of Massachusetts, after holding an auction, selected a group made up of a Danish investment firm and a Spanish utility to erect giant turbines on the ocean bottom, beginning about 15 miles off Martha's Vineyard. This initial project will generate 800 megawatts of electricity, roughly enough to power a half a million homes. At the same time, Rhode Island announced it would award a 400-megawatt offshore wind project to another bidder in the auction. The groups must now work out the details of their contracts with the states' utilities. "We see this not just as a project but as the beginning of an industry," Lars Thaaning Pedersen, the chief executive of Vineyard Wind, which was awarded the Massachusetts contract, said in an interview. Offshore wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, and are fast becoming among the cheapest sources of electricity in countries like Britain and Germany. Those power sources in those two countries already account for more than 12 gigawatts of electricity generation capacity.

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4 Easy Ways to Get Out of a Ubuntu Crash

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:00

MakeTechEasier: On Ubuntu, there are several ways to escape crashes and recover from them when they occur.

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A new look for Google Play Movies & TV on your Roku deviceA new look for Google Play Movies & TV on your Roku device

GoogleBlog - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:00

With Google Play Movies & TV, you can enjoy the latest movie releases or catch up on television shows the day after they air—whether you’re watching on your mobile, your laptop, or your TV. Starting this week, Play Movies & TV is getting even better when you’re in your living room, with a redesigned experience on our Roku channel.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Simpler navigation: The new navigation bar on the left side of your screen helps you  quickly switch between pages and access your favorites easily—no more continuously scrolling all the way back to the top.

  • Dedicated TV page: For TV lovers, you now have a page for just TV—and nothing else. Find the latest shows within a day of airing on television, or dive straight into an episode with a Watch Next row dedicated to TV content.

  • Richer genre browsing:You can now find deeper recommendations on our genre page. For instance, for “Comedy,” you can choose to filter to just movies, and see individual collections for new comedy releases, top rated comedies, Oscar-nominated comedies and more.

  • A modern look:The entire experience has been redesigned to put the focus on content above all else.

As always, everything you buy on Google Play Movies & TV on Roku is available to share with the ones you love using Play Family Library and available to watch on Android, iOS, the web, Android TV and supported Smart TVs. We hope this new look makes it easier for you to browse, watch and enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on your Roku device, so keep an eye out for it as it rolls out over the next few days.
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Ubuntu Server (18.04) Email setup/configuration

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:40
I need to get phpmailer working, I also want to secure the email server so that it can only send email generated from the localhost. I have apache/mysql/php installed and operational (Serving websites). (Budget: $15 - $25 USD, Jobs: Apache, Linux, MySQL, PHP, System Admin)
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Google Science Fair 2018: Resources for educators to get ideas flowingGoogle Science Fair 2018: Resources for educators to get ideas flowing

GoogleBlog - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:40

Every idea has the power to change our world. Since the first Google Science Fair in 2011, thousands of teens have shared their ideas with the world. Google Science Fairis a global online competition in partnership with Lego Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic. The competition inspires teens to solve real-world problems through the application of science, technology, engineering and math.

Submissions for this year’s Science Fair will open in September 2018. But since teachers play such an important behind-the-scenes role in helping students test their hypotheses and prepare their submissions, we wanted to give teachers a head start on prepping for the competition. With that in mind, we’ve created a full library of new teaching materials and exercises to help get the ideas flowing.  

Focused on the problem-solving process, these materials are flexible enough to adapt to virtually any teaching style, subject or grade. These resources have also been accredited with a Seal of Readiness from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), meaning they meet high standards focused on helping build foundational technology skills.

We can’t wait to see what your students come up with, and hope these resources spark their imagination!

Google Science Fair is returning this September! To help teachers get ready, we’ve created a library of teaching materials and exercises focused on the process of how to solve problems.
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Mikrotik Game Firewall

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:37
DDoS protection for game Mikrotik to be built. Mikrotik firewall rules are required. (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Cisco, Computer Security, Linux, Network Administration, Web Security)
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Woman Says Alexa Device Recorded Her Private Conversation and Sent It To Random Contact; Amazon Confirms the Incident

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:35
Gary Horcher, reporting for KIRO7: A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family's contact list. "My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name. Every room in her family home was wired with the Amazon devices to control her home's heat, lights and security system. But Danielle said two weeks ago their love for Alexa changed with an alarming phone call. "The person on the other line said, 'unplug your Alexa devices right now,'" she said. '"You're being hacked.'" That person was one of her husband's employees, calling from Seattle. "We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house," she said. "At first, my husband was, like, 'no you didn't!' And the (recipient of the message) said 'You sat there talking about hardwood floors.' And we said, 'oh gosh, you really did hear us.'" Danielle listened to the conversation when it was sent back to her, and she couldn't believe someone 176 miles away heard it too. In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said, "Amazon takes privacy very seriously. We investigated what happened and determined this was an extremely rare occurrence. We are taking steps to avoid this from happening in the future." Further reading: Amazon Admits Its AI Alexa is Creepily Laughing at People.

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RIP Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Linux Journal

Linux News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:31

Linux Journal

RIP Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Linux Journal
Linux Journal has learned fellow journalist and long-time voice of the Linux community Robin "Roblimo" Miller has passed away. Miller was perhaps best known by the community for his roll as Editor in Chief of Open Source Technology Group, the company ...

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How to install and use the Titan text-based password manager on Linux - TechRepublic

Linux News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:29


How to install and use the Titan text-based password manager on Linux
Let's face it, you need to start using a password manager. At this point in the game, using passwords that can be memorized is asking for trouble. With such passwords, it turns that if your user account will be hacked into when. If you're dealing with ...

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Need help with python scripting for MySQL

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:23
Need help with python scripting to compress and move the log file to another location after enabling audit rotation in MySQL (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, Python, Software Architecture)
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Write some software

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:15
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux . Experienced Free BSD developer and software engineer Extensive networking and communications knowledge Preferable-proficiency and prior experience in FreeBSD Kernel programming... (Budget: €10000 - €20000 EUR, Jobs: Linux, Software Architecture)
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How To Install Kali Linux In Android Phone

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:00

Thanks to the Linux deployment team now the great wall separating android users from kali has weakened and fallen.

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Missing Climate Goals Could Cost the World $20 Trillion

Slashdot.org - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:00
An anonymous reader shares a report: There are trillions of reasons for the world to prevent temperatures from rising more than 1.5C, the aspirational target laid out in the Paris climate agreement, according to a new study. If nations took the necessary actions to meet that goal, rather than the increasingly discussed 2C objective, there's a 60 percent chance it would save the world more than $20 trillion, according to new work published this week in Nature by scientists at Stanford. That figure is far higher than what most experts think it will cost to cut emissions enough to achieve the 1.5C target. Indeed, one study put the price tag in the hundreds of billions of dollars. If temperatures rise by 3C, it will knock out an additional 5 percent of GDP. That's the entire planet's GDP.

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Software Development

Freelancer.com - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:50
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux using C or C++. Enable Marco for complete details of project (Budget: $1500 - $3000 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture)
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