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Google Play Store Mistakenly Removed KDE Connect

Slashdot.org - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 16:34
Google's Play Store made a bad mistake on Tuesday, long-time Slashdot reader sombragris writes: KDE Connect, a project designed to enable seamless communcation and control between a desktop computer and a mobile phone, was suddenly removed from Android's Google Play store. According to a Twitter thread by Albert Vaca, KDE Connect's maintainer, the removal was allegedly because the app was in breach of Google's new SMS policy. There's an exemption which applies to KDE Connect, but the maintainer was unable to contact anyone at Google to provide support. "There is simply no way to talk to a human being at @Google", he said. Cintora also announced on Twitter that while trying to comply with the Play Store's new policy, he'd initially been stopped again by technical problems. "The @GooglePlay console gives me an internal error, so I can't upload the version without SMS support." But on Thursday Cintora tweeted that KDE Connect "finally got approved, and SMS support is back in version 1.12.4, both on the Play Store and F-Droid!" Cintora credits this resolution partly to his Twitter thread, which got over half a million impressions. Its last tweet now features a picture of a celebrating parrot.

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Generate GIF previews/JPEG thumbnail with ffmpeg with reasonable quality for mp4 videos and gifs

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:59
- Description: We have gif or mp4 links and these media files will be used in mobile applications. We want to optimize gif files to be streamed faster. And for video we want to generate gif preview and jpeg thumbnail... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Docker, Linux, PHP, Software Development)
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Stallman Suggests Install Fest 'Deals With Devil' Include Actual Man Dressed As Devil

Slashdot.org - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:34
This weekend's annual LibrePlanet conference, hosted by the Free Software Foundation, prompted a new essay about "install fests" from Richard Stallman: Install fests invite users to bring their computers so that experts can install GNU/Linux on them... The problem is that most computers can't run with a completely free GNU/Linux distro. They contain peripherals, or coprocessors, that won't operate unless the installed system contains some nonfree drivers or firmware... This presents the install fest with a dilemma. If it upholds the ideals of freedom, by installing only free software from 100%-free distros, partly-secret machines won't become entirely functional and the users that bring them will go away disappointed. However, if the install fest installs nonfree distros and nonfree software which make machines entirely function, it will fail to teach users to say no for freedom's sake. They may learn to like GNU/Linux, but they won't learn what the free software movement stands for.... In effect, the install fest makes the deal with the devil, on the user's behalf, behind a curtain so the user doesn't recognize that it is one. I propose that the install fest show users exactly what deal they are making. Let them talk with the devil individually, learn the deal's bad implications, then make a deal -- or refuse! As always, I call on the install fest itself to install only free software, taking a strict stance. In this way it can set a clear moral example of rejecting nonfree software. My new idea is that the install fest could allow the devil to hang around, off in a corner of the hall, or the next room. (Actually, a human being wearing a sign saying "The Devil," and maybe a toy mask or horns.) The devil would offer to install nonfree drivers in the user's machine to make more parts of the computer function, explaining to the user that the cost of this is using a nonfree (unjust) program... Those users that get nonfree drivers would see what their moral cost is, and that there are people in the community who refuse to pay that cost. They would have the chance to reflect afterwards on the situation that their flawed computers have put them in, and about how to change that situation, in the small and in the large. Stallman adds that the Free Software Foundation itself would never let a devil near its events. "But given the fact that most install fests quietly play the role of the devil, I think that an explicit devil would be less bad. "It would convert the install-fest dilemma from a debilitating contradiction into a teaching experience."

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Continuous Deployment for PHP project

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:31
Description: We have a php project with multiple components (API, Crons, front-end) and with multiple docker containers (redis, api, crons, media processing, front-end). We have three types of environments: 1) development, 2) stagging, 3) production... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Docker, Linux, PHP, System Admin)
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IC+ 18xx driver portting to Latest OpenWRT

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:20
Hello We used MT7621 and IC+1810 on our project but we are unable to use switch chipset with MII because of driver. experts needed. (Budget: $750 - $1500 USD, Jobs: C Programming, Electronics, Linux, Microcontroller, Python)
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linux/unix server encoding decoding communication

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:15
1) Read file, spawn 3 children 2) Each child contacts the second file(server) 3) And sends a value, with a destination child 4) Server file waits for all three sends 5) Encodes them according to specs... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, UNIX)
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Restore Linode old backup to a new domain under new linode

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:14
I have restored my old linode backup to a new linode but could not set for a new domain. Need help pls (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, System Admin, Web Hosting, Windows Server)
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centos linux server config. 1 hour. -- 2

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:50
I have 2 new servers same size. disks 4*6T now raid I need to remove raid. configure lvm. one for system 0.5T and rest for home 23.5T all new - no need to move data. work on remote desktop\anydesk\teamviewer (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: CentOs, Linux)
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RPi Zero W based robot kits offer pan-tilt cam, GPS, and ToF sensing - LinuxGizmos.com

Linux News - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:34
RPi Zero W based robot kits offer pan-tilt cam, GPS, and ToF sensing  LinuxGizmos.com

The $120 to $165 “SparkFun Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR” extends the $250 Sphero RVR robot with an Raspberry Pi Zero W, a pan-tilt camera, GPS, and an ...

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How Science Fiction Imagines Data Storage

Slashdot.org - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:34
Esther Schindler (Slashdot reader #16,185) shared this story from Hewlett Packard's Enterprise blog: Storage is a staple of both science and science fiction, and forms the basis, or a crucial component, of many a piece of speculative fiction... [H]ere are eight past visions of the storage future that either passed their error checks or succumbed to bit rot. Why store vast quantities of data on a device when you can just slap it into someone's head? The article acknowledges that in many science fiction stories, data is simply preserved using such primitive technologies as "the written word" and "brute-force [human] memory," as well as ordinary real-world storage technologies like the server room in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or basic non-cloud-based computers. But there's also wetware -- think "Johnny Mnemonic "-- and the data crystals in Babylon Five. The article even acknowledges that time Batman beat Mr. Freeze by carving binary code into a wall, giving future generations the recipe for antifreeze.

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Tester la sécurité sur mon téléphone

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:31
1. test my security, example: https://fedotov.co/ss7-hack-tutorial-software-video/ 2. androide and ios (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Growth Hacking, Linux, Security Systems, Telecoms Engineering)
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keep2share.cc download script

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:16
I need a download script for k2s.cc which takes username, password and file url as command line input. The script should be written in bash using curl og wget. I will give you login to a premium user account to test the script... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, Shell Script)
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configure server to voip

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:00
Install VPN and setup a server connection Install OpenSIPS loud balance connect 3 GSM gateways to server setup OpenSIPS billing module install fail2ban and configure configure sip connections with clients... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, Network Administration, PHP, System Admin, VoIP)
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8chan Criticized By Its Founder, Blocked by Australian and NZ ISPs

Slashdot.org - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 13:34
Several major ISPs in Australia temporarily blocked access to 8chan, along with "dozens" of web sites that hosted video of last week's mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand, Ars Technica reports -- noting that the ISPs acted on their own in response to "community expectations." Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan (who "cut ties" with the site in December) is now criticizing 8chan moderators for their slowness in removing posts inciting violence, including last week's post from the Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant: Their reluctance to do so, along with the proliferation of posts on 8chan praising Tarrant's actions, have persuaded Brennan that the toxic, white-supremacist culture that lives on parts of the site could someday be linked to another mass shooting.... Brennan, 25 years old, expressed regret that the site had consumed so much of his life. "I didn't spend enough time making friends in real life," he said. High-school events and classes in upstate New York didn't matter to him at all. What mattered was the community of like-minded provocateurs, trolls, libertarians and conservative thinkers he discovered online as a boy and that formed his identity as a young man. "I just feel like I wasted too much time on this stuff," he said. Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell (in a Post video) argues that 8chan "has grown from this central place for tech libertarians, trolls, just people looking to get a rise out of other people online, and it's really radicalized into this place of overt neo-Nazi, white supremacist, racist, sexist, anti-everything discourse... "We haven't really reckoned with how to deal with the negative parts of easy and free and anonymous connectivity around the world, and there's no real good mechanism for solving a problem like that."

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Linux server SETUP / Installation

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 13:29
Need someone to setup/installation of a Linux server + setup my cpanel to work inc. Vesta panel. Already have server backup from previous Linux server (Budget: €30 - €250 EUR, Jobs: Apache, Linux, MySQL, PHP, System Admin)
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Chrome OS to bring Android VPN support for Linux apps on Chromebooks - About Chromebooks

Linux News - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 13:01
Chrome OS to bring Android VPN support for Linux apps on Chromebooks  About Chromebooks

Back in February, I noted that the Chromium team was working to add VPN support in Linux containers running on Chromebooks. Now there appears to be a ...

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dns tunneling app for android -- 2

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:52
i need a dns tunneling app for android which i can put my own server and make the tunneling like yourfreedom app if know the this app thanks waiting a replay (Budget: €250 - €750 EUR, Jobs: Android, Java, Linux, Mobile App Development, Software Architecture)
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Python based program to measure liquid levels via camera

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:47
The computer operating system is Raspbian, kernel version 4.14. The base package should be installed. The recommended Programming interface should be based on Python as long as Raspbian is the dedicated Operating System... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, PHP, Python, Software Architecture)
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Social media research needed before release of product

Freelancer.com - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:36
Hi! We are conducting market research and testing on our new software release (Chrome Extension). We can provide content and graphic design as needed, just need someone who is creative and knows how to grow pages organically with results and test software... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Audio Services, Data Entry, Linux, Software Architecture, Visual Basic)
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The Other Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking About

Slashdot.org - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:34
New York magazine's Intelligencer remembers last month's crash of a Boeing 767 carrying cargo for Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service -- and shares a new theory that its cause wasn't a suicidal pilot or an autopilot malfunction: In online pilot discussion forums, a third idea has been gaining adherents: that the pilots succumbed to a phenomenon called somatogravic illusion, in which lateral acceleration due to engine thrust creates the sensation that one is tipping backward in one's seat. The effect is particularly strong when a plane is lightly loaded, as it would be at the end of a long flight when the fuel tanks are mostly empty, and in conditions of poor visibility, as Atlas Air 3591 was as it worked its way through bands of bad weather. The idea is that perhaps one of the pilots accidentally or in response to wind shear set the engines to full power, and then believed that the plane had become dangerously nose-high and so pushed forward on the controls. This would cause a low-g sensation that might have been so disorienting that by the time the plane came barreling out of the bottom of the clouds there wasn't enough time to pull out of the dive. It has been speculated that this might have been the cause of another bizarre and officially unsolved accident from three years ago: Flydubai Flight 981, which crashed 2016 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.... While it's still too early to draw any kind of conclusions about Atlas Air 3591, the possibility exists that a firm conclusion will never be drawn -- and if it is, the cause could turn out not to be a design flaw or software malfunction that can be rectified, but a basic shortcoming in human perception and psychology that cannot be fixed as long as humans are entrusted with the control of airplanes.

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