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Latest Lakka Release On Raspberry Pi 4 Showcases Great Retro Gaming

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:50
MojoKid writes: Lakka with RetroArch is one of the most comprehensive open-source retro-gaming console front ends available, with support for a wide array of single-board computers and multiple operating systems. Although the more powerful Raspberry Pi 4 was released months ago, the developers of Lakka had a number of bugs to contend with that prevented an official stable release, until yesterday. Lakka 2.3 (with RetroArch 1.7.8) is available now though, and it appears to leverage the additional horsepower of the Pi 4 quite well. It's even able to play some of the more demanding Sega Dreamcast and Saturn games -- among many other retro-consoles, like the Atari 2600, SuperNES, and many others. In addition to the Pi 4, this latest Lakka release also adds support for the ROCKPro64 and incorporates a wide range of bug fixes and feature enhancements.

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iOS 13 Ships With Known Lockscreen Bypass Flaw That Exposes Contacts

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:10
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple released iOS 13 with a bunch of new features. But it also released the new OS with something else: a bug disclosed seven days ago that exposes contact details without requiring a passcode or biometric identification first. Independent researcher Jose Rodriguez published a video demonstration of the flaw exactly one week ago. It can be exploited by receiving a FaceTime call and then using the voiceover feature from Siri to access the contact list. From there, an unauthorized person could get names, phone numbers, email addresses, and any other information stored in the phone's contacts list. An Apple representative told Ars the bypass will be fixed in iOS 13.1, scheduled for release on Sept. 24.

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Help fix 2 Micron 500GB SSD drives. Cannot partition and format?

Freelancer.com - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:54
I have Micron M600 SSD Drives that don't seem to work right. I need someone to help fix them. I have access to firmwares and Microns Storage Executive software. I have Linux and Windows. I can setup remote connections for access by any OS needed to complete the repair... (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: C Programming, Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, Windows Server)
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Linux 5.4 Prepares IBM POWER For The Ultravisor / Secure Virtual Machines - Phoronix

Linux News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:45
Linux 5.4 Prepares IBM POWER For The Ultravisor / Secure Virtual Machines  Phoronix

The PowerPC/POWER architecture changes were sent in today for the ongoing Linux 5.4 merge window. This time around are some interesting POWER ...

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Google Reportedly Attains 'Quantum Supremacy'

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:30
New submitter Bioblaze shares a report from CNET: Google has reportedly built a quantum computer more powerful than the world's top supercomputers. A Google research paper was temporarily posted online this week, the Financial Times reported Friday, and said the quantum computer's processor allowed a calculation to be performed in just over 3 minutes. That calculation would take 10,000 years on IBM's Summit, the world's most powerful commercial computer, Google reportedly said. Google researchers are throwing around the term "quantum supremacy" as a result, the FT said, because their computer can solve tasks that can't otherwise be solved. "To our knowledge, this experiment marks the first computation that can only be performed on a quantum processor," the research paper reportedly said.

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Error with docker

Freelancer.com - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 17:59
I have a problem with a docker container that is restarting, the problem was when I ran out of RAM and when I extended the container it restarts, I don't have much knowledge with docker and the installation... (Budget: $2 - $8 USD, Jobs: Apache, Linux, Nginx, System Admin, Ubuntu)
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VPN Apps With 500M+ Installs Caught Serving Disruptive Ads To Android Users

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 17:50
New submitter screwdriver1 shares a report from The Next Web: In a yet another instance of Android adware, New Zealand-based independent security researcher Andy Michael found four apps with cumulative downloads of over 500 million that not only serve ads while running the background, but are also placed outside the apps, including the home screen. The apps in question are Hotspot VPN, Free VPN Master, Secure VPN, and Security Master by Cheetah Mobile. It's notable that all these apps originate from Hong Kong and China, where citizens have typically relied on VPNs to get around the Great Firewall. The apps are live on the Play Store to this date. But in an interesting twist, the apps containing the adware were all VPN or antivirus apps, suggesting that developers are increasingly banking on users' trust in security-related apps to commit "outside ad fraud." Google has a strict policy with regards to adware and disruptive ads in general. "We don't allow apps that contain deceptive or disruptive ads. Ads must only be displayed within the app serving them. We consider ads served in your app as part of your app. The ads shown in your app must be compliant with all our policies." The company, when reached for a response, said it would take action on the apps if they're indeed found in violation of its policies. Some VPN apps lie to us and Google shouldn't allow it.

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Google Is Investing $3.3 Billion To Build Clean Data Centers In Europe

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 17:10
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Google announced today that it was investing approximately $3.3 billion to expand its data center presence in Europe. What's more, the company pledged the data centers would be environmentally friendly. This new investment is in addition to the $7 billion the company has invested since 2007 in the EU, but today's announcement was focused on Google's commitment to building data centers running on clean energy, as much as the data centers themselves. In a blog post announcing the new investment, CEO Sundar Pichai, made it clear that the company was focusing on running these data centers on carbon-free fuels, pointing out that he was in Finland today to discuss building sustainable economic development in conjunction with a carbon-free future with prime minister Antti Rinne. Of the 3 billion Euros, the company plans to spend, it will invest 600 million to expand its presence in Hamina, Finland, which he wrote "serves as a model of sustainability and energy efficiency for all of our data centers." Further, the company already announced 18 new renewable energy deals earlier this week, which encompass a total of 1,600-megawatts in the U.S., South America and Europe. Google is also "investing in new skills training, so people can have the tools to be able to handle the new types of jobs these data centers and other high tech jobs will require," the report says. "The company claims it has previously trained 5 million people in Europe for free in crucial digital skills, and recently opened a Google skills hub in Helsinki."

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I find developer that can update Php recode to python -- 3

Freelancer.com - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:56
I need you to redevelop some software for me that currently is in php - I want it changed to python but still want to keep interface for controls of the program - I would like this software also to be... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Javascript, Linux, PHP, Python, Software Architecture)
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AI Takes On Earthquake Prediction

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:30
After successfully predicting laboratory earthquakes, a team of geophysicists has applied a machine learning algorithm to quakes in the Pacific Northwest. From a report: In May of last year, after a 13-month slumber, the ground beneath Washington's Puget Sound rumbled to life. The quake began more than 20 miles below the Olympic mountains and, over the course of a few weeks, drifted northwest, reaching Canada's Vancouver Island. It then briefly reversed course, migrating back across the U.S. border before going silent again. All told, the monthlong earthquake likely released enough energy to register as a magnitude 6. By the time it was done, the southern tip of Vancouver Island had been thrust a centimeter or so closer to the Pacific Ocean. Because the quake was so spread out in time and space, however, it's likely that no one felt it. These kinds of phantom earthquakes, which occur deeper underground than conventional, fast earthquakes, are known as "slow slips." They occur roughly once a year in the Pacific Northwest, along a stretch of fault where the Juan de Fuca plate is slowly wedging itself beneath the North American plate. More than a dozen slow slips have been detected by the region's sprawling network of seismic stations since 2003. And for the past year and a half, these events have been the focus of a new effort at earthquake prediction by the geophysicist Paul Johnson. Johnson's team is among a handful of groups that are using machine learning to try to demystify earthquake physics and tease out the warning signs of impending quakes. Two years ago, using pattern-finding algorithms similar to those behind recent advances in image and speech recognition and other forms of artificial intelligence, he and his collaborators successfully predicted temblors in a model laboratory system -- a feat that has since been duplicated by researchers in Europe. Now, in a paper posted this week on the scientific preprint site arxiv.org, Johnson and his team report that they've tested their algorithm on slow slip quakes in the Pacific Northwest. The paper has yet to undergo peer review, but outside experts say the results are tantalizing. According to Johnson, they indicate that the algorithm can predict the start of a slow slip earthquake to "within a few days -- and possibly better."

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Looking for somebody who is familiar with festvox

Freelancer.com - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:21
Hello! I'm looking for somebody who is familiar with Festvox and the voice building process. If you are, please send me a message. Please do not send me a message if you don't know what this is or if you don't have experience with it... (Budget: €30 - €50 EUR, Jobs: Linux, Software Architecture)
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Npm CEO Bryan Bogensberger Exits After Eight Months of Turmoil

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:50
intensivevocoder writes: Bryan Bogensberger's exit from npm, inc was quietly announced Friday afternoon in a press release stating that Bogensberger "resigned effective immediately to pursue new opportunities." This marked likely one of the few quiet actions in Bogensberger's tumultuous tenure as CEO of npm, the popular package manager of Node.js. Bogensberger started as CEO on January 9 this year, as part of a move announced by original author and co-founder Isaac Z. Schlueter as part of a plan to commercialize the service. Bogensberger's involvement with the company started in mid-2018, although he was not formally named CEO until 2019 pending the resolution of visa requirements. "Commercializing something like this without ruining it is no small task, and building the team to deliver on npm's promise is a major undertaking. We've sketched out a business plan and strategy for the next year, and will be announcing some other key additions to the team in the coming months," Schlueter wrote in January.

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Best text editors in 2019: For macOS, Windows, Linux coders and programmers - TechRadar

Linux News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:29
Best text editors in 2019: For macOS, Windows, Linux coders and programmers  TechRadar

When you're a programmer or coder, opening your favourite text editor is just like slipping into an old pair of jeans. And in 2019, there's a pair that fits everyone.

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Jhipster application- ldap authentication integration

Freelancer.com - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:18
I need integration of ldap authentication for jhipster application. (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Java, Linux, Software Architecture)
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Edward Snowden Wants To Come Home: 'I'm Not Asking For a Pass. What I'm Asking For is a Fair Trial'

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:05
Edward Snowden, who has been living in exile in Russia after leaking American intelligence secrets in 2013 and was sued by the U.S. government over his new book this week, says that he would like to return to the United States if he is guaranteed a fair trial. He said: I would like to return to the United States. That is the ultimate goal. But if I'm gonna spend the rest of my life in prison, the one bottom line demand that we have to agree to is that at least I get a fair trial. And that is the one thing the government has refused to guarantee because they won't provide access to what's called a public interest defense. Again, I'm not asking for a parade. I'm not asking for a pardon. I'm not asking for a pass. What I'm asking for is a fair trial. And this is the bottom line that any American should require. We don't want people thrown in prison without the jury being able to decide that what they did was right or wrong. The government wants to have a different kind of trial. They want to use special procedures they want to be able to close the courtroom, they want the public not to be able to go, know what's going on. And, essentially, the most important fact to the government and this is the thing we have a point of contention on, is that they do not want the jury to be able to consider the motivations. Why I did what I did. Was it better for the United States? Did it benefit us or did it cause harm? They don't want the jury to consider that at all. They want the jury strictly to consider whether these actions were lawful or unlawful, not whether they were right or wrong. And I'm sorry, but that defeats the purpose of a jury trial. In an interview with The Daily Show (video), Snowden pointed out that it seems unlikely that the U.S. government is going to change its stand. He said: Just two days before my book came out, there is a whistleblower by the name of Daniel Hale. He is in prison right now. He was arrested for giving documents to journalists about the U.S. drone program. Extrajudicial killings. The United States government filed, in the same court that they are going to charge me -- Eastern District of Virginia -- a complaint before the judge that said the we demand that the court prohibits the jury from hearing and we prohibit the defendant from saying why he did what did because it's irrelevant. The jury shouldn't be distracted with reasons.

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How to create Linux Mint bootable USB drive using ISO image - H2S Media

Linux News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:53
How to create Linux Mint bootable USB drive using ISO image  H2S Media

Step by step guide to create a bootable USB drive using Linux Mint ISO file image on WIndows 10/8/7 OS with help of Rufus open source USB creater software.

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How to create Linux Mint bootable USB drive using ISO image - H2S Media

Linux News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:53
How to create Linux Mint bootable USB drive using ISO image  H2S Media

Step by step guide to create a bootable USB drive using Linux Mint ISO file image on WIndows 10/8/7 OS with help of Rufus open source USB creater software.

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How to create Linux Mint bootable USB drive using ISO image - H2S Media

Linux News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:53
How to create Linux Mint bootable USB drive using ISO image  H2S Media

Step by step guide to create a bootable USB drive using Linux Mint ISO file image on WIndows 10/8/7 OS with help of Rufus open source USB creater software.

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Uber Sues New York City Over 'Cruising Cap' Rule

Slashdot.org - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:26
Reuters: Uber Technologies sued New York City on Friday over a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend in their vehicles in Manhattan without passengers, saying the rule threatens to undermine the company's ride sharing model. In its complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, Uber called the "cruising cap" rule adopted last month "arbitrary and capricious," and said it was based on a flawed economic model.

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