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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:15
An anonymous reader writes I am currently a combat veteran in the care of the VA Hospital. A lot of veterans here suffer from PTSD and other injuries related to combat and trauma. As part of the healing process, the VA finds it good that we take up hobbies such as art or music, and they supply us kits and stuff to put together and paint. This is great, but many of us younger veterans have an interest in robotics and electronics. Do you know of some good and basic robotic and electronic kits that can be ordered or donated to Veterans out there? Any information would be appreciated.

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5 Reasons Why I Hate GNU/Linux ??? Do You Hate (Love) Linux?

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00

 tecmint: This part of Linux, I don't like to talk very often but sometimes I do really feel some of the aspects related to Linux is real pain.

Categories: Linux

Ask an Expert: All About Finding Your Career Path

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00

Whether you've just graduated from college or you've been in the workforce for years without much focus, finding a path towards a fulfilling career is a challenging feat. How do you find the balance between practicality, personal interests, and realistic compensation to arrive at your dream job?

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Categories: Hacks

One Charger to Rule Them All

LinuxJournal.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:59

If you're anything like me, your nightstand is full of electronic devices that need to be charged regularly. Every night I have:

  • Nexus 7 tablet.

  • Cell phone.

  • Kindle Paperwhite.

  • iPad Air.

  • Fitbit. more>>

Categories: Linux

Scientists Regenerate Rat Muscle Tissue

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:51
Zothecula writes Muscle lost through traumatic injury, congenital defect, or tumor ablation may soon be regenerated from within. A team of researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown how stem cells in the body of mice and rats can be mobilized to form new muscle in damaged regions. "Working to leverage the body’s own regenerative properties, we designed a muscle-specific scaffolding system that can actively participate in functional tissue regeneration," explains Sang Jin Lee, senior author on the study. This scaffold was implanted in the rats' tibialis anterior muscle (which is found below the knee), serving as a kind of home for the muscle progenitor cells to grow and develop.

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Linux/NGINX Admin - Ruby on Rails Development by worldmodern

Freelancer.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:42
Looking for the right person to assist with system admin and ongoing development for Rails based web application. 10 - 20 hours per week. A key project will be upgrade from Rails 2.3 to Rails 3 and beyond... (Budget: $15-$25 USD, Jobs: Linux, Mac OS, Nginx, Ruby on Rails, System Admin)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

Book Review: Architecting the Cloud

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:31
benrothke writes Most books about cloud computing are either extremely high-level quasi-marketing tomes about the myriad benefits of the cloud without any understanding of how to practically implement the technology under discussion. The other type of cloud books are highly technical references guides, that provide technical details, but for a limited audience. In Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models, author Michael Kavis has written perhaps the most honest book about the cloud. Make no doubt about it; Kavis is a huge fan of the cloud. But more importantly, he knows what the limits of the cloud are, and how cloud computing is not a panacea. That type of candor makes this book an invaluable guide to anyone looking to understand how to effective deploy cloud technologies. Keep reading below for the rest of Ben's review.

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What's the Best Carry On Luggage?

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:30

Even on the long lists of gripes I have with air travel, sitting helplessly in my cramped, hot seat as the airline loses or destroys my bag still really stands out. A great piece of carry on luggage remains safely with you, saves you a trip to the luggage carousel, and protects all the great gear you were inspired by other Kinja Co-Ops to buy. So which carry on is most deserving of the scarce space in the overhead bin? It's time for you to decide.

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Categories: Hacks

Check Linux Server logs for source of database field creation by mayanknweb

Freelancer.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:24
We have a Linux server and need someone to trace back the page from where a database field was created. You will be given access through Teamviewer. We have the database entries which are created, we can't... (Budget: $10-$30 USD, Jobs: Linux, UNIX)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

It's time to split Linux distros in two - InfoWorld

Linux News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:23

It's time to split Linux distros in two
InfoWorld
You can take a Linux installation of nearly any distribution and turn it into a server, then back into a workstation by installing and uninstalling various packages. The OS core remains the same, and the stability and performance will be roughly the ...
LXer Linux News; By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, US)LXer (press release)

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Categories: Linux

YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:00

El Reg: Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months.

Categories: Linux

Mr. Silent Silences Calls for Certain Events, Contacts and Locations

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:00

Android: Forget to silence your phone during that meeting? Mr. Silent automates the process of turning off your ringer, without forcing you to create complex recipes.

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Categories: Hacks

Configurar um servidor dedicado / Configure a dedicated server by itallonardi

Freelancer.com - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:55
php 5.6, nginx, mysql, acesso sudo ssh, npm e composer, além de MQTT e Socket.io (Budget: $10-$1000 USD, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, Nginx, PHP, Socket IO)
Categories: Freelance, Linux

Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Slashdot.org - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
Advocatus Diaboli writes Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos. Black Asphalt also has served as a social hub for a new brand of highway interdictors, a group that one Desert Snow official has called 'a brotherhood.' Among other things, the site hosts an annual competition to honor police who seize the most contraband and cash on the highways. As part of the contest, Desert Snow encouraged state and local patrol officers to post seizure data along with photos of themselves with stacks of currency and drugs. Some of the photos appear in a rousing hard-rock video that the Guthrie, Okla.-based Desert Snow uses to promote its training courses.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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