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Did you open source career begin with video games?

Certainly you don't need to be a gamer as a child to grow up and become a developer, nor does being a gamer automatically set you up for a career in technology. But there's definitely a good bit of overlap between the two. read more

3 top Python libraries for data science

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2018 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Python's many attractions—such as efficiency, code readability, and speed—have made it the go-to programming language for data science enthusiasts. Python is usually the preferred choice for data scientists and machine learning experts who want to escalate the functionalities of their applications. (For example, Andrey Bulezyuk used the Python programming language to create an amazing machine learning application.) read more

Linux firewalls: What you need to know about iptables and firewalld

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2018 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article is excerpted from my book, Linux in Action, and a second Manning project that’s yet to be released. The firewall A firewall is a set of rules. When a data packet moves into or out of a protected network space, its contents (in particular, information about its origin, target, and the protocol it plans to use) are tested against the firewall rules to see if it should be allowed through. Here’s a simple example: read more

Linux adds a code of conduct for programmers

In the aftermath of Linus Torvalds apologizing for how he's been running the Linux kernel community, Linux has adopted a new code of conduct. But some now claim this means Linux is being taken over by social justice warriors.

Linux pinky Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
The finger command in Linux is a popular tool to fetch information related to system users. Pinky is a lightweight alternative that comes pre-installed (at least on Ubuntu).

4 scanning tools for the Linux desktop

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While the paperless world isn't here quite yet, more and more people are getting rid of paper by scanning documents and photos. Having a scanner isn't enough to do the deed, though. You need software to drive that scanner. But the catch is many scanner makers don't have Linux versions of the software they bundle with their devices. For the most part, that doesn't matter. Why? Because there are good scanning applications available for the Linux desktop. They work with a variety of scanners and do a good job. read more

How to Monitor your Desktop PC with Conky on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 5:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Conky is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool available for Linux and BSD. It is used to monitor and display information of CPU consumption, disk usage, GPU temperature, fan speed, GPU clock, RAM utilization and network speed on the Linux or FreeBSD desktop

Globbing and Regex: So Similar, So Different

Grepping is awesome, as long as you don't glob it up! This article covers some grep and regex basics.

How gaming turned me into a coder

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I think the first word I learned to type fast—and I mean really fast—was "fireball." Like most of us, I started my typing career with a "hunt-and-peck" technique, using my index fingers and keeping my eyes focused on the keyboard to find letters as I needed them. It's not a technique that allows you to read and write at the same time; you might call it half-duplex. It was okay for typing cd and dir, but it wasn't nearly fast enough to get ahead in the game. Especially if that game was a MUD. read more

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

Project chief vows to learn to 'understand people’s emotions' after F-bomb explosions Linux kernel firebrand Linus Torvalds has apologized for his explosive rants, and vowed to take a break from the open-source project and seek help.…

Getting started with openmediavault: A home NAS solution

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
With so many cloud storage options readily available, some folks might question the value of having a home NAS (network-attached storage) server. After all, with your files on the cloud, you don't have to worry about managing the maintenance, updates, and security of your own server. read more

Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 12:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Video: In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, is taking a break on his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior to other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, "I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely."

The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2018 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
So far this year there has been 49,647 commits that added 2,229,836 lines of code while dropping 2,004,759 lines of code.. Or a net gain of just 225,077 lines. Keep in mind there was the removal of some old CPU architectures and other code removed in kernels this year so while a lot of new functionality was added...

Cybersecurity Is Only 1 Part of Election Security

  • DarkReading; By Jasson Casey (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2018 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
What Types of Security Risks Exist within the Election Ecosystem? Network security, DNS health, and patching cadence are the largest security concerns for governmental stakeholders.

Nano-ITX dev kit shows off Samsung Exynos 8895

Howchip has launched a sandwich-style, Nano-ITX form factor “ExSOM-8895 DVK” that runs Android 7.0 and Linux 4.4.13 on Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8895 SoC with 4GB DDR4, dual UFS 2.1 storage interfaces, and MIPI-DSI and -CSI. A Chinese firm called Howchip, owned by Unibest, has launched an Android Nougat Development Platform. The ExSOM-8895 DVK showcases Samsung’s […]

Google's Dataset Search, Julia programming language, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2018 5:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's new search engine, MIT's programming language Julia, AI inspired pizza recipes, and more. read more

Redis does a Python, crushes 'offensive' master, slave code terms

Campaign to rid programming of hurtful words finds a sequel in noSQL database project. The open-source Redis database, like the Python programming language, is moving away from using the technical terms "master" and "slave" in its documentation and API – to the extent that's possible without breaking things.…

Google Chrome learns shape sensing, forgets subdomain hiding

  • The Register; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2018 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Chrome
Chrome 70 Beta rolls out dev and security goodies. Google Chrome 70 arrived as a beta release on Thursday, bringing with it a handful of meaningful improvements and some more esoteric features of interest to developers.…

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