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Digital Ocean Specialist - Make my droplet work again by webtastico

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 03:46
Hello, I have created a snapshot from my droplet of a previous project, which worked fine. Also the program running on this project worked fine. After the snapshot was done, I destroyed the droplet... (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: Linux, PHP, System Admin, Ubuntu)
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Subscribers Pay 61 Cents Per Hour of Cable, But Only 20 Cents Per Hour of Netflix

Slashdot.org - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 02:00
An anonymous reader writes from a math-heavy report via AllFlicks: The folks at AllFlicks decided to crunch some numbers to determine just how much more expensive cable is than Netflix. They answered the question: how much does Netflix cost per hour of content viewed, and how does that compare with cable's figures? AllFlicks reports: "We know from Netflix's own numbers that Netflix's more than 75 million users stream 125 million hours of content every day. So that's (roughly) 100 minutes per user, per day. Using the price of Netflix's most popular plan ($9.99) and a 30-day month, we can say that the average user is paying about 0.33 cents per minute of content, or 20 cents an hour. Not bad! But what about cable? Well, Nielsen tells us that the average American adult cable subscriber watches 2,260 minutes of TV per week (including timeshifted TV). That's equivalent to 5.38 hours per day, or 161.43 hours per 30-day month. Thanks to Leichtman Research, we know that the average American pays $99.10 per month for cable TV. That means that subscribers are paying a whopping 61.4 cents per hour to watch cable TV -- more than three times as much as users pay per hour of Netflix!"

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Improve our Google PageSpeed Insights score: Optimize Ruby app on AWS & CloudFront by max99sl

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 01:36
OUR SITUATION: We are trying to improve our Google PageSpeed Insights score on all pages on our website, which currently scores as follows: Mobile: 78/100 (Speed) 100/100 (User Experience) Desktop:... (Budget: $25 - $50 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Google Webmaster Tools, Linux, Ruby on Rails, System Admin)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

Microsoft Says It Loves Linux, But Its Anti-Linux Patent Trolls Are Still Around and Active

LinuxToday.com - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 01:00

 techrights: Highlighting just two of the many entities that Microsoft (and partners) use in order to induce additional costs on Free (as in freedom) software

Categories: Linux

Respberry Pi Video Player by loseurself

Freelancer.com - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:03
The job is to build a video player that auto launches on startup. Send serial command via UART to play a specified video/image file in a particular folder. (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: C Programming, Embedded Software, Linux)
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New Fidelity Rewards Visa Credit Card Review: 2% Flat Cash Back

MyMoneyBlog.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:51

Updated with new info for both new and existing customers. Fidelity has (mostly) converted their rewards credit card line-up to a single version – a Visa Signature issued by Elan Financial Services (subsidiary of US Bank). For new customers, the new Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card will receive a flat 2% cash back when directed to an eligible Fidelity Investments account. Here is a different link which includes a $100 bonus after you make at least $1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days. Here are the new card highlights:

  • Unlimited 2% cash back, when redeemed into an eligible Fidelity account.
  • No annual fee.
  • Visa Signature benefits, like Concierge service.
  • Chip-enabled and works with Apple, Android, and Samsung Pay.

Eligible Fidelity accounts. The 2% rewards value applies only to points redeemed for a deposit into the following active Fidelity accounts:

  • Fidelity Cash Management Account
  • Fidelity Brokerage account
  • Fidelity-managed 529 account
  • Fidelity Retirement account (IRA, Roth IRA, SEP-IRA, Rollover IRA)

Rewards value will be less than 2% cash back if you choose to redeem your points for other rewards such as travel options, merchandise, gift cards, and/or a statement credit.

Points redemption details. You can either choose automatic or manual redemption. With automatic redemption, once you reach $50 of rewards (5,000 points from net spending of $2,500), your balance will be automatically swept into your designated Fidelity account (or split between multiple Fidelity accounts if you wish). You can also redeem your points “on demand” either by calling in or online after you reach the same 5,000 point minimum balance.

Previous FIA Cardservices customers. You should have received your new Elan-issued cards by now, and been told what the new rewards structure is. There is no new credit check. Your credit card number will be different, but the credit card history (like age of account) should continue as before on your credit reports. Your existing rewards balance will be moved over. Re-enroll your card for online account management at FidelityRewards.com. Re-enroll your cards for rewards redemption after logging into your account at Fidelity.com / Credit Card Snapshot / Manage Rewards Points. You will need your Fidelity account numbers.

There was (understandably) some angry existing customers when they were told they would only start at 1.5% cash back and not the 2% cash back offered to new customers. Some reps told existing customers that they would have apply for a new card in order to get the 2%. However, it appears that Fidelity has softened that decision. If you call up the number on the back of your card and ask them, they should upgrade you to 2% cash back without hassle. But it won’t happen automatically; you must call.

Commentary. Overall, this move makes complete business sense. They negotiated terms that could offer a Visa card with 2% cash back without any tiers. Fidelity uses this card to encourage customers to keep all their assets within Fidelity-branded accounts. You could theoretically now have your checking account, credit card, brokerage account, IRA, 401(k), all with Fidelity.

Their previous issuer, FIA Cardservices was owned by Bank of America, which is essentially a direct competitor. You could also have a Bank of America checking account, BofA credit card, Merrill Edge brokerage account, and Merrill Lynch wealth management account under their umbrella. In fact, I recently opened up a Merrill Edge account and moved over $100,000 of assets and received (1) 100 free stock trades a month and (2) an effective 2.625% back towards any travel with the Bank of America Travel Rewards card (my review). I pay no annual account fees on either product.

Elan Financial Services is a subsidiary of US Bank, but they are less of a direct competitor. You won’t see “US Bank” mentioned anywhere on this card. Elan quietly co-brands with many other financial institutions (over 1,400) who want a credit card but don’t want to handle the back-end details.

Bottom line. I believe it remains a solid cash back card for existing Fidelity customers (or those willing to open a Fidelity account). As a self-directed investor, I also like to keep my options open. I have this new Fidelity card, but I don’t use it. I use the Bank of America card mentioned above because it offers higher rewards for my situation. I also have (but don’t currently use) the Citi Double Cash card (my review) because it is a similarly solid card with no annual fee (and doesn’t require any companion account).

Why do I have all three? My experience is that good credit cards may stop taking new applicants with no prior notice, but as an existing customer you can often continue to receive grandfathered benefits for a long time. I’ve had some version of this Fidelity co-branded card earning 2% cash back since 2004. They also all have no annual fee.


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New Fidelity Rewards Visa Credit Card Review: 2% Flat Cash Back from My Money Blog.

© MyMoneyBlog.com, 2016.

Categories: Finance

Write some Software 3 by zentux

Freelancer.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:31
I need a developer who is familiar with BOOTSTRAP, METEORJS, PHP, SQL, DIGITAL OCEAN SERVERS, LINUX, and Ubuntu or CentOS. Please do not apply if you are not familiar since this is a time sensitive project!... (Budget: $2 - $8 USD, Jobs: Bootstrap, Linux, MeteorJS, PHP, Software Architecture)
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Fix my DNS, Need domain.com:5000 to go to maps.domain.com by NenadJova

Freelancer.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:30
I need www.domain.com:5000 to be accesible by maps.domain.com using cloudflare. also need some tweaking on cloudflare to be done. (Budget: $10 - $30 AUD, Jobs: DNS, Linux, Network Administration)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Have Aged Like Any Other Sheep, Study Says

Slashdot.org - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: About four years ago, Kevin Sinclair inherited an army of clones. "Daisy, Debbie, Denise and Diana," says Sinclair, a developmental biologist at the University of Nottingham in England. "'Sister clones' probably best describes them," Sinclair says. "They actually come from the exactly the same batch of cells that Dolly came from." In an article out Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, Sinclair and his colleagues write that the ewes' age, along with their strapping health, might be a reason for people to start feeling more optimistic about what cloning can do. Dolly's life did not turn out as scientists in the cloning field hoped it would. She died young -- 6 1/2 -- with a nasty lung virus. "That was really just bad luck," Sinclair says, and had "nothing to do" with the fact that Dolly was a clone. It was a daunting concept for those in the cloning field, because, says Sinclair, "If you're going to create these animals, they should be normal in every respect. They should be just as healthy as any other animal that's conceived naturally. If that is not the case, then it raises serious ethical and welfare concerns about creating these animals in the first place." But, the good health of the 13 clones in the Nottingham herd suggest better prospects for the procedure. Sinclair and his colleagues evaluated the animals' blood pressure, metabolism, heart function, muscles and joints, looking for signs of premature aging. They even fattened them up (since obesity is a risk factor for metabolic problems including diabetes) and gave them the standard tests to gauge how their bodies would handle glucose and insulin. The results? Normal, normal, normal. "There is nothing to suggest that these animals were anything other than perfectly normal," says Sinclair. They had slight signs of arthritis (Debbie in particular), but not enough to cause problems. "If I put them in with a bunch of other sheep, you would never be able to identify them," he says.

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Fix login failed error in phpseclib by GisOnline

Freelancer.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:24
Hi friends, Use [phpseclib] to get chat My PHP script is using phpseclib to connect to ssh and download files. Not sure why when I connect to CentOS 6.8 the script always said Login Failed although login details is correct... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, Red Hat)
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Prevent and Discard Collaborative Black Hole Attacks in WSN by naren0nindiatime

Freelancer.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:23
Required a TCL (Tool Command Language) / C++ Script for simulation and Awk Script (for calculating and Generating Graphs) in Network Simulator 2.35 to Implement collaborative black hole attacks in cluster... (Budget: $40 - $50 USD, Jobs: Linux, Network Administration, Script Install)
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Write some Software by pneni

Freelancer.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:31
I am looking at monitoring our connections and functionality to the sites for uptime and build in automated special testing and fixes as we find known failure modes. Will need to integrate to InSitePlus for systems, testing and results... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Linux, System Admin)
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Nonpublic project #11049074 by mbramm

Freelancer.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:12
The project is Nonpublic. Description can be read only by registered users. (Budget: $1000 - $2000 USD)
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Tesla Model S In Fatal Autopilot Crash Was Going 74 MPH In a 65 Zone, NTSB Says

Slashdot.org - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:10
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Los Angeles Times: The Tesla car involved in a fatal crash in Florida this spring was in Autopilot mode and going about 10 miles faster than the speed limit, according to safety regulators, who also released a picture of the mangled vehicle. Earlier reports had stated the Tesla Model S struck a big rig while traveling on a divided highway in central Florida, and speculated that the Tesla Autopilot system had failed to intervene in time to prevent the collision. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report Tuesday that confirms some details of the May 7 collision, along with a photo that shows the car with its windshield flattened and most of its roof sheared off. The federal agency also included a photo of the big rig, circling an area on the right side of the tractor-trailer that showed the light damage the truck received from the collision. The 2015 Model S was moving at 74 mph, above the posted 65 mph speed limit, when it struck a 53-foot trailer being pulled by a Freightliner Cascadia truck. Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving feature was engaged, the report says.

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Android vs. iPhone: Pros and Cons

LinuxToday.com - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:00

Datamation: So what's better IOS or Android?

Categories: Linux

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