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Akademy 2015 videos available

Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later. You can find these linked from the talks schedule or look through the video files directly Links to slides will also be added in the schedule as presenters upload them Dot Categories: Community and EventsBookmark/Search this post with

Manipulating data in 3D with LidarViewer

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many people, a cave is just that, but for the NASA Graphics and Visualization (GVIS) team and I, it's a CAVE, or Cave Automatic Virtual Environment. In simpler terms, a CAVE is an environment that allows the user to view and manipulate data in 3D. I am lucky enough to work in a lab that specializes in virtual reality, and my lab has a CAVE of its own, called the GRUVE lab. Some data came in that needed to be processed so that it could be displayed in the CAVE. I'm a lover of all things open source, so when my boss challenged me to process the data using open source software, I was eager to begin. read more

How to install a Raspberry Pi SMS Server

This tutorial will show you how you can set up an SMS server on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, running Raspbian. We will use playsms and smstools. In my example, I have used a Huawei E3131 3G modem.

The Elderly & the Scam Masters

Jane answered the phone and a pleasant young man identified himself as an internet technician with Microsoft. He told her they’d received a report that something was extremely wrong with their computers and he was calling to help. And yeah…you know where this is going. But Jane did not.

What is your favorite desktop environment?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 8:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When you install a Linux distribution, a set of programs comes along with it. It's easy to add and delete elements of the programs that don't fit your needs, says Meine in his article How to choose the best Linux desktop for you. But what about altering the look and feel? The key is to go with the right desktop environment for you. read more

Microsoft plays whack-a-mole with Windows 10 bugs -- with just TWO days left on the clock

What's the big deal about a little crash here and there? The Windows 10 launch is just two days off, but Microsoft is still beavering away trying to patch over the remaining bugs in its hastily assembled new OS.…

ARNU Box Announces the First Pure Linux Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" Powered Set-Top Boxes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 28, 2015 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
ARNU Box had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for purchase of two new Pure Linux set-top box devices powered by the recently released Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" media center software.

Stagefright: Just how scary is it for Android users?

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android, Linux
If your smartphone or tablet vendor doesn't fix the Stagefright security hole, this text-message based malware can be really scary. But you can protect yourself from it with a few simple steps.

Debian Project holds Sparc port's hand, switches off life support

No more support for bedridden Sun hardware going forward Following years of waning popularity, the Debian GNU/Linux Project has dropped support for the Sparc architecture, effective immediately.…

Filmmakers fighting “Happy Birthday” copyright find their “smoking gun”

It's been two years since filmmakers making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday" filed a lawsuit claiming that the song shouldn't be under copyright. Now, they have filed what they say is "proverbial smoking-gun evidence" that should cause the judge to rule in their favor.

The "smoking gun" is a 1927 version of the "Happy Birthday" lyrics, predating Warner/Chappell's 1935 copyright by eight years. That 1927 songbook, along with other versions located through the plaintiffs' investigations, "conclusively prove that any copyright that may have existed for the song itself... expired decades ago."

3.5-inch SBC runs Yocto on Braswell and 6 Watts

Aaeon’s Yocto Linux ready, 3.5-inch “GENE-BSW5″ SBC offers Intel Braswell CPUs, dual GbE ports, six serial ports, and mini-PCIe, SATA, and mSATA expansion. The Yocto Linux ready GENE-BSW5 is the successor to Aaeon’s earlier, Atom E3800 based GENE-BT05 SBC, and shares the same 3.5-inch form factor. This is Aaeon’s first product to run Intel’s new […]

Researchers claim they've developed a better, faster Tor

Tor, the world's largest and most well-known "onion router" network, offers a degree of anonymity that has made it a popular tool of journalists, dissidents, and everyday Internet users who are trying to avoid government or corporate censorship (as well as Internet drug lords and child pornographers).

Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

Cybersecurity experts aren't like you or I, and now we have the evidence to prove it. Researchers at Google interviewed more than 200 experts to find out what security practices they actually carry out online, and then spoke to almost 300 non-experts to find out how they differ.

Darkode Hacking Forum Taken Down by FBI and Europol

In a joint operation that included law enforcement agencies from 20 countries, the infamous Darkode hacking forum has been taken down. Darkode, an ill-famed meeting place for top level hackers, was notorious for its though registration process which granted access only to users that could prove they were professionals at their craft, and had tricks and software to share or sell to others.

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Gets Big Improvement for Battery

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase, and anyone can get one from the official website, and the latest update for the Ubuntu Touch that's powering it has brought some serious improvements to it.

Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

Methods get wrong parameters, claim Stack Overflow dev. A critical bug in the optimizer in the just-released .NET 4.6 runtime could break and crash production applications, we're warned.

Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.

Bin your Android phone: 1 BILLION mobes can be infected by a single text

Good luck getting it patched on non-Nexus kit any time soon – may as well just buy a new one. The vast majority of Android phones can be silently infected each by a single text message, allowing criminals to worm their way into as many as 950 million devices.

Seven Key Milestones in OpenStack's Five-Year History

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 27, 2015 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
On July 19, 2010, Chris Kemp, at the time NASA's CTO for IT, went on stage at the OSCON open-source conference to announce OpenStack, a new open-source effort along with Rackspace. Five years later, OpenStack has emerged as one of the leading cloud platforms governments and big-name companies around the world use.

phpMyAdmin Bids SourceForge Farewell

phpMyAdmin, the popular free and open source web based tool for administering MySQL databases, has left the SourceForge building. In a blog post on Saturday, the project’s infrastructure coordinator, Michal ?iha?, announced that a migration from Sourceforge is all but complete. The few remaining items left on the SourceForge server will be “hopefully handled in upcoming days as well.”

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