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Jeff Bezos Says He Liquidates a $1 Billion of Amazon Stock Every Year To Pay For His Rocket Company Blue Origin

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:45
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spends a tiny fraction of his net worth to fund Blue Origin, the aerospace company he started in 2000. From a report: For a man worth $127 billion, that tiny fraction amounts to $1 billion a year, which he gets by liquidating Amazon stock, Bezos said at an Axel Springer awards event in Berlin, Germany, hosted by Business Insider's US editor-in-chief, Alyson Shontell. "The only way I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel," he said in an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Dopfner. "Blue Origin is expensive enough to be able to use that fortune." Bezos said he planned to continue funding the company through that annual tradition long into the future. Bezos famously has numerous projects. He runs Amazon, owns The Washington Post, and is working on turning a mansion in Washington, DC, into a single-family home, to name a few. None of these, he said, are as relevant or as worthy of his money as Blue Origin, which he called "the most important work I'm doing."

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Website Down with 500 Internal Server Error due to Magento Backup Error - 26/04/2018 16:18 EDT by Lanceify

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:18
Ran a backup of Magento on website and now have this error: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, Magento, MySQL, PHP, System Admin)
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New C# Ransomware Compiles Itself at Runtime

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:05
From a report: A new in-development ransomware was discovered that has an interesting characteristic. Instead of the distributed executable performing the ransomware functionality, the executables compiles an embedded encrypted C# program at runtime and launches it directly into memory.

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Wireshark, World's Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer, Gets Major Release

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:00

A lot of user interface improvements have been made since Wireshark 2.5

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The Smartphone Sales Slowdown is Real

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:25
Earnings reports from Samsung and Qualcomm on Wednesday suggest a serious industrywide slowdown in smartphone sales. Samsung's report is especially telling, since it also makes displays and other components for Apple. From a report: The smartphone business is an incredibly crowded space, so a slowdown could lead to even steeper price competition. That's a potential short-term boon for consumers, but could put the hurt on a whole host of technology companies. Samsung's take: Its written outlook was terse and brief, but damning. Of its own phones, it said "[p]rofitability in the mobile business is expected to decline quarter-over-quarter due to stagnant sales of flagship models amid weak demand and an increase in marketing expenses to address the situation." Similarly, it cautioned of weak demand in its display and chip businesses, which supply components for both Samsung and its phone rivals, including Apple. Qualcomm's take: The phone chip giant also predicted a slowdown, cutting its forecast for 3G and 4G smartphones.

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Install ACM Certificate on Vodia PBX - 26/04/2018 15:21 EDT by seank87

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:21
Need help installing wild card Certificate issued using ACM (AWS certificate manager) on Vodia pbx. (Budget: $10 - $30 CAD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Linux, System Admin, VoIP)
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Where does blockchain fit best?

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:00

EnterprisersProject: Where will blockchain fit in your organization?

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​Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: The Linux for AI, clouds, and containers - ZDNet

Linux News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:56


​Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: The Linux for AI, clouds, and containers
If they don't need a specific Linux kernel, they can run in LXD." Thinking of Legacy with a capital L applications, Ubuntu 18.04 also supports IBM mainframes. "Canonical and IBM have been working closely together to offer cloud solutions with Ubuntu on ...
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Fake Mark Zuckerbergs Scam Facebook Users Out of Their Cash

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:45
Hundreds of Facebook and Instagram accounts have been parading as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, tricking vulnerable individuals into sending large amounts of money in order to collect bogus lottery winnings, the New York Times reports [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled]. From a report: An examination by The New York Times found 205 accounts impersonating Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg on Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram, not including fan pages or satire accounts, which are permitted under the company's rules. At least 51 of the impostor accounts, including 43 on Instagram, were lottery scams like the one that fooled Mr. Bernhardt. The fake Zuckerbergs and faux Sandbergs have proliferated on Facebook and Instagram, despite the presence of Facebook groups that track the scams and complaints about the trick dating to at least 2010. A day after The Times informed Facebook of its findings, the company removed all 96 impostor Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg accounts on its Facebook site. It had left up all but one of the 109 fakes on Instagram, but removed them after this article was published.

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Coletor Falcon V2 - 26/04/2018 14:36 EDT by faludidias

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:36
Implementar novas funcionalidades no agente de coleta de dados atual (Budget: R$4500 - R$9000 BRL, Jobs: Java, Linux, SQL, Windows API)
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Enters Beta - Server Watch

Linux News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:27

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Enters Beta
Server Watch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL) has had a good run and continues to be used by organizations around the world. On April 26, Red Hat announced the RHEL 6.10 beta, providing stability and security updates. RHEL 6 was first released in November 2010 and ...

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VPN PLUGIN APP USING OPENVPN - 26/04/2018 14:11 EDT by addijan

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:11
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Robot-Launched Weather Balloons in Alaska Hasten Demise of Remote Stations

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:05
The National Weather Service is choosing automated launchers over human employees to deploy weather balloons in Alaska. From a report: Last Thursday, just before 3 p.m., things began stirring inside the truck-size box that sat among melting piles of snow at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Inside, software ran checks on instruments to measure atmospheric temperature, humidity, and pressure; a tray slid into place; and a nozzle began filling a large balloon with gas. Finally, the roof of the box yawned open and a weather balloon took off into the sunny afternoon, instruments dangling. The entire launch was triggered with the touch of a button, 5 kilometers away at an office of the National Weather Service (NWS). The flight was smooth, just one of hundreds of twice-daily balloon launches around the world that radio back crucial data for weather forecasts. But most of those balloons are launched by people; the robotic launchers, which are rolling out across Alaska, are proving to be controversial. NWS says the autolaunchers will save money and free up staff to work on more pressing matters. But representatives of the employee union question their reliability, and say they will hasten the end of Alaska's remote weather offices, where forecasting duties and hours have already been slashed. "The autolauncher is just another nail in their coffin," says Kimberly Vaughan, a union steward in Juneau. Once deployed across the state, the $1.2 million machines, built by Finnish company Vaisala, will save about 8 hours of forecaster time a day -- and about $1 million a year at NWS, Susan Buchanan, an NWS spokesperson says.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Enters Beta

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:00

ServerWatch: While it's no longer getting feature updates, RHEL 6 still benefits from stability and security updates.

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Need plaintext for Joomla Hashes (bcrypt) - 26/04/2018 13:31 EDT by snazzysanoj

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:31
We need someone with enough hashing potential to retrieve plain-texts for the following 2 Joomla hashes. You can use any tools like John the ripper or Hashcat or any other tools which you prefer that might yield better results... (Budget: $100 USD, Jobs: Cryptography, Joomla, Linux, Penetration Testing)
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Fast repair of Magento 2 site. - 26/04/2018 13:28 EDT by PFlix

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:28
Magento 2 site was working this morning. After installation of an extension and a recompile site was broken. Contractors fixed site so that it running very slowly and elasticsearch is not working. I would like to same the current site and do a full cpanel restore... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: HTML, Linux, Magento, MySQL, PHP)
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laravel and linux ubuntu admin expert to solve smtp error conection into script - 26/04/2018 13:26 EDT by ximenamunoz

Freelancer.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:26
I dont know how to debug this kind of laravel script error regarding smtp. on laravel.log i cant see trace. I attach some involved files. I cant give ssh credentials, work must be done with anydesk... (Budget: €6 - €12 EUR, Jobs: Apache, Laravel, Linux, PHP)
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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:25
An anonymous reader shares an NPR report: While a shortage of workers is pushing wages higher in the skilled trades, the financial return from a bachelor's degree is softening, even as the price -- and the average debt into which it plunges students -- keeps going up. But high school graduates have been so effectively encouraged to get a bachelor's that high-paid jobs requiring shorter and less expensive training are going unfilled. This affects those students and also poses a real threat to the economy. "Parents want success for their kids," said Mike Clifton, who teaches machining at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, about 20 miles from Seattle. "They get stuck on [four-year bachelor's degrees], and they're not seeing the shortage there is in tradespeople until they hire a plumber and have to write a check." In a new report, the Washington State Auditor found that good jobs in the skilled trades are going begging because students are being almost universally steered to bachelor's degrees. Among other things, the Washington auditor recommended that career guidance -- including choices that require less than four years in college -- start as early as the seventh grade. "There is an emphasis on the four-year university track" in high schools, said Chris Cortines, who co-authored the report. Yet, nationwide, three out of 10 high school grads who go to four-year public universities haven't earned degrees within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. At four-year private colleges, that number is more than 1 in 5.

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Azure Container Instances simplify serverless Linux and Windows containers in the cloud - TechRepublic

Linux News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:13


Azure Container Instances simplify serverless Linux and Windows containers in the cloud
Microsoft Azure Container Instances, a serverless method for running Linux and Windows containers, is now generally available. Microsoft announced lower prices for Azure Container Instances, making it cheaper to deploy individual containers. On ...

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Using machine learning to color cartoons

LinuxToday.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:00

 opensource.com: Can we automate applying a simple color scheme without hand-drawing hundreds of examples as training data?

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