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Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system

At 4:30 in the afternoon on November 15, 1989, an F4 tornado ripped through Huntsville, Alabama killing 21 people. It could have been much worse save for the quick thinking of the people running the after-school program at Jones Valley Elementary. They took the children under the stairs as soon as the power went out. They survived, though the top floor was torn from the building. A mother out front who had come to pick up her child was among the 21 casualties. read more

Google Pixel: Devices are a dangerous distraction from the new AI interface

Pick a partner, eat the Nougat, feel the love Analysis There was a distinct whiff of the retro about Google’s launch of its Pixel smartphone. Exclusives with selected large mobile operators; yet another attempt to create a unified Android experience; even the clear focus on Apple as the primary competition – all these should be issues of the past.…

Polishing the wegrep Wrapper Script

When last I discussed shell scripts, I was presenting a shell script that offered an alternative to the -C context flag in GNU grep.

FreeBSD 11.0 Released after initial delay, Why ? Due to bspatch vulnerability, a special procedure must be followed for safe upgrade

Truncate bspatch to a zero byte file, then FreeBSD-update will fall back to replacing bspatch, rather than applying a binary patch.

Maker Party 2016: Stand Up for a Better Internet

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2016 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla’s annual celebration of making online is challenging outdated copyright law in the EU. Here’s how you can participate It’s that time of year: Maker Party. Each year, Mozilla hosts a global celebration to inspire learning and making online. Individuals … Continue reading

Installing NVIDIA Drivers All Major Linux Distributions

NVIDA supports Linux with its proprietary drivers nearly as well as it does Windows. That said, it's no secret that NVIDIA has long been the go-to choice for gaming on Linux. Unfortunately, even though the drivers support Linux well, installing them can become more complicated when dealing with different distributions. In many cases, the process is very simple but not well documented. In others, it's a bit tougher, but there is no reason that you can't get the latest NVIDIA drivers for your graphics card working on most major distributions.

Facebook Yarn's for your JavaScript package

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2016 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One string to bring them all and in the installation bind them Facebook, working with Exponent, Google, and Tilde, has released software to improve the JavaScript development experience, which can use all the help it can get.…

Black Lab Linux Goes Commercial Due to Lack of Funding, netOS Discontinued

Robert Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software announced some important changes with the Black Lab Linux and netOS projects.

Google sets the date for first sniff at Android 7.1

Holding back Assistant and apps drawer for Pixel Developers can get their hands on Android 7.1 by the end of the month, Google has said.…

FreeBSD 11.0 lands, with security fixes to FreeBSD 11.0

Bootleggers, don't ignore the official version. If you were one of the sharp-eyed users who downloaded FreeBSD 11.0 from the project's FTP servers before official release, it's time to upgrade again. The release version has landed and it's not the same as the bootleg.

News: Linux 5.0 Kernel is Coming in 2017

It's very likely that the Linux 5.0 kernel will debut at some point in 2017. Linux creator Linus Torvalds hasn't yet officially set a date, but that's not quite how he works or how the Linux development process pushes releases.

Atom 1.11 Hackable Text Editor Released with Image View Improvements, Fixes

GitHub officially announced the release of Atom 1.11, their popular, open-source, and cross-platform hackable text editor that you can use for programming and whatnot.

How to succeed as a remote documentation contributor in OpenStack

Alexandra Settle, an information developer at Rackspace, will be speaking at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Alexandra is a core reviewer for OpenStack manuals, also working on the OpenStack Ansible and Swift project documentation, and serves as a mentor in documentation for the Outreachy project. She's been interested in information technology since high school and is a fan of Fedora Linux. She began her career as an intern at Red Hat and after spending years using Windows machines, and love the ease of use and functionality that came with using Linux.

Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2016 11:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux, Ubuntu
The Apache HTTP server is a mighty beast that powers the majority of websites. It has evolved into a complex server that slices, dices, dances, and sings. It powers vast hosting centers, and it is also splendid for running small personal sites.

Fedora 25 Beta Released, Ships with GNOME 3.22 Desktop and Linux Kernel 4.8.1

Fedora Project released of the Beta milestone of the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux operating system, due for release in mid-November.

Intels ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power. Altera first announced the Stratix 10 SX back in 2013, but the SoC has been delayed, and has only begun sampling now.

Red Hat open sources Ansible Galaxy for all

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2016 9:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Red Hat double-downs on open-sourcing components of its Ansible DevOps program.

Fujitsu Open Source Project Aims to Be Front End for Cloud Foundry Service-Broker API

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2016 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Last year, Fujitsu launched its first open source project, Open Service Catalog Manager (OSCM), for service providers, IT departments and end users to manage and track the cost of provisioning cloud-native applications. It is, essentially, a platform to manage cloud services and build marketplaces where all of the major cloud service providers from VMware to AWS to Google Compute can list and manage their offerings. IT managers can then shop for and provision cloud services, as well as track and monitor their organizations' cloud use and purchasing.  

FreeBSD 11.0 release announced

FreeBSD,a well known and vastly used operating system,based on the BSD version of UNIX got release announcement of FreeBSD 11.0.With numerous of changes and improvements in the previously released development releases,now finally the finally release is here with first stable release, FreeBSD 11.0.CheckOut whats new in here[...]

Android Candy: More Life Gamification

You might remember a couple months ago my mention of Habitica, which is a gamification of your daily to-do list. One of my friends on Twitter mentioned an app he uses on Android called Wokamon, which ties in with your FitBit (or any of several other "step-counter" devices).

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