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Biggest ever Tor raid hits 410 underground sites; 17 arrested

  • PCWorld; By Martyn Williams (Posted by 420Penguin on Nov 8, 2014 7:35 AM EDT)
(Link to a previous WSJ article was paywalled) PCWorld reports that US and European enforcement agencies have arrested dark web cybercriminals who used Tor. It's still hard to discover Tor users' identities, but will government actions endanger legitimate Tor users?

Ubuntu 14.10 review

  • LinuxBSDos (Posted by finid on Nov 8, 2014 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
I haven’t done a review of Ubuntu in a while, so the release of Ubuntu 14.10 last week game me a good excuse to do just that. Code-named Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.10 is the last Ubuntu release this year.

Bullet Pi Interview

PiFace creator Andrew Robinson shows us how you can freeze time by chaining 48 Raspberry Pi cameras

Football Manager 2015 Makes Its Debut on Steam for Linux

Football Manager is a popular series of football management simulation games, which allow you to have pretty much total control over your team’s tactics, finances, training and performance.

OpenStack Summit Paris: Product, Partner News Roundup

The latest from the OpenStack Summit in Paris includes partner and product announcements from Tesora, AQORN and Scality.

Install KeystoneJS on an Ubuntu 14.04

In this blog post we show you how to install KeystoneJS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with the latest version of Nginx as a reverse proxy. KeystoneJS is a Node.js content management system and web application platform built on MongoDB and Express.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 14.10 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2014 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux, MySQL, Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) server (with nginx, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser:

Shutting Illegal Websites, Authorities Say They Pierced Tor Anonymity

EU, U.S. Police Say New Techniques Used to Unmask Those Running ‘Darknet’ Sites. Authorities said they made the arrests by piercing the anonymity offered by Tor, a free encryption software that aims to make it impossible for Internet users to be tracked.

Pirate Hell, Crowntakers and Winged Sakura Games Now Available on Steam

The games for Linux on Steam have been enriched today with the launch of three more titles: Pirate Hell, a shooter game set in the age of pirates, Crowntakers, a combination of strategy and role-play, and Winged Sakura, an anime-themed strategy defense game. All three games are for single-player only.

Tomahawk, the World Is Your Music Collection

I don't listen to music very often, but when I do, my tastes tend to be across the board. That's one of the reasons I really like Pandora, because the music selection is incredible (in fact, I can't recommend the Pithos client for Pandora enough—I've written about it in past issues). Unfortunately, with Pandora, you don't get to pick specific songs.

Rugged industrial gateway runs Linux on TI Sitara

Advantech’s rugged, industrial gateway computer runs Linux on a Sitara AM3352, and features dual gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi, CAN, and five serial ports.

eNcade Is a Portable Raspberry Pi Gaming Console That Doubles Up as a Desktop PC

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 7, 2014 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
eNcade is a portable Raspberry Pi-powered gaming tablet that is currently in the works. Its makers are looking for funding on Kickstarter and they are hoping to get enough money so that they can properly start this project.

Open source bioinformatics data platform gets helps from student hackers

Bio4J was selected to be part of Google Summer of Code 2014 this year, and what began this summer has recently culminated in great success, after months of work by the Era7 Bioinformatics team. At Era7 Bioinformatics, we are a bioinformatics company specializing in sequence analysis, knowledge management, and sequencing data interpretation. Our mission is to help our customers obtain the maximum value from their Next Generation Sequencing projects. And, Bio4j is our high-performance, cloud-enabled, graph-based, and open source bioinformatics data platform, integrating the data available in the most representative open data sources around protein information. It integrates the data available in UniProt KB (SwissProt + Trembl), Gene Ontology (GO), UniRef (50, 90, 100), RefSeq, NCBI taxonomy, and Expasy Enzyme DB. The current version has more than 2,000,000,000 relationships, 400,000,000 nodes and 1,000,000,000 properties. Bio4j provides a completely new and powerful framework for protein related information querying and management.

Root access for students at Penn Manor

Penn Manor has nine IT team members which is a very lean staff for 4500 devices. They also do a lot of their technology in house. But, before we talk about open source, Charlie took a tangent into the nature of education today. He says that school districts are so stuck on the model they’re using and have used for centuries, but today kids can learn anything they would like with a simple connection to the Internet. You can be connected to the most brilliant minds that you’d like, so teachers are no longer the fountains of all knowledge. A glaring gap in this evolution is that the classroom hasn’t been transformed by technology; if you walked into a classroom 60 years ago, it would look pretty much like a classroom today.

Development Release: ReactOS 0.3.17

Ziliang Guo has announced the release of ReactOS 0.3.17, the latest version of the free and open-source operating system intended to be binary compatible with application software and device drivers made for Microsoft Windows NT 5.

Software is not data

As a means to store data, plain text is just as good as a spreadsheet, and plain text is a lot more accessible. The spreadsheet file can only be opened by the spreadsheet program, or by (another) spreadsheet or database program which can import the file without mangling it. A plain text file, in contrast, can be opened with any text editor or word processor, or even in a terminal with the cat command.

But storage and access aren't the whole story. I also want to add, delete, find and modify data items. I might want to use the data for various calculations. I definitely want to generate reports based on querying the data. Can I do all that with plain text?

What are some obscure but useful Vim commands

If my latest post on the topic did not tip you off, I am a Vim fan. So before some of you start stoning me, let me present you a list of "obscure Vim commands." What I mean by that is: a collection of commands that you might have not encountered before, but that might […]Continue reading... The post What are some obscure but useful Vim commands appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to open a large text file on Linux How to turn Vim into a full-fledged IDE What is a good text editor on Linux?

Firefox Turns 10, Making Reglue Stick & Outlaws Ride

In a full-page ad in “The New York Times” on Nov. 9, 2004, the Mozilla project announced the release of Firefox 1.0, the first full version of the browser which has become the third most popular way to navigate the Internet, behind Google Chrome and Internet Exploder, er, Explorer. What makes Firefox unique is that it’s the only one of the three leading browsers that’s completely open source. Ten years later, more than 450 million people use Firefox, of which about 40 percent of the code is written by volunteers. In addition, its reach can be measured by the fact that more than half of the users employ non-English versions. The browser is available in 75 languages.

BeagleBone cape eases access to the Sitara SoCs PRU

The PRU-ICSS (Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication Subsystem) coprocessor, typically shorthanded to PRU, is built into the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3559 system-on-chip that drives the Linux-ready Beaglebone Black SBC. The Sitara SoC’s PRU, which comprises dual, 200MHz, 32-bit RISC microcontrollers, is designed for customizing I/O that requires deterministic, real-time processing and ultra-low-latency. Yet, the PRU is so notoriously difficult to program, most BB Black hackers are hardly aware it’s there.

Double Action Is a Free Steam Hollywood Style Shooter

Double Action is a new action shooter game based on the Source engine and distributed freely on Steam. It is pretty fun to play and incorporates some movement tricks that you can do while playing, like sliding or diving with simple key/mouse combinations.

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