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How Docker's CEO is Growing the Container Pioneer for the Future

LXer - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:28
At DockerCon 18, Docker CEO Steve Singh explains how his company's business model is different than Red Hat's and where the container technology is headed next.

Caption This!

Linux Journal - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:15
by LJ Staff

It's another cartoon in need of a caption! You submit your caption, we choose three finalists, and readers vote for their favorite. The winning caption for this cartoon will appear in the August issue of Linux Journal.

To enter, simply type in your caption in the comments below or email us, publisher@linuxjournal.com.

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Silk road adviser caught, Kaspersky sues Dutch paper, and Vietnam's tech clampdown

TheRegister - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:57
Also, Weight Watchers is light on security

Roundup This week included a big Patch Tuesday bundle, a fresh fine for Yahoo!, and yet another Intel bug that potentially exposes sensitive kernel information.…

Calibre 3.26.1 EBook Manager Fix PDF files Conversions and Brings Faster loading of HTML files

LXer - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:34
Calibre is a free and open source E-Book manager for cross platforms. The development team announced the new maintenance release Calibre 3.26.1. It brings several bugs fixes and some new features for managing book listing and book editor as well. Check the key features, the recent bug fixes and installation instructions.

AI military upstart attacked by Russian malware, Twitter fires up TensorFlow, and more

TheRegister - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:03
Including bad news for IBM Watson Health

Roundup Welcome to this week's AI news bites, picking up the bits besides everything else we've written about.…

Samsung Plans To Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Slashdot - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00
Samsung said this week it plans to transition to entirely renewable energy in its offices, factories, and operational facilities in the United States, China, and Europe by 2020. From a report: The company has also joined the World Wildlife Fund's Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles and the Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center. In its home in Korea, Samsung plans to install 42,000 meters of solar panels at its headquarters, and will continue to add approximately 21,000 meters of solar arrays and geothermal power generation facilities beginning in 2019 at its satellite campuses in Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong.

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5 Commands for Checking Memory Usage in Linux

LXer - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:39
Determining memory usage is a skill you might need should a particular app go rogue and commandeer system memory. When that happens, it’s handy to know you have a variety of tools available to help you troubleshoot.

UN's freedom of expression top dog slams European copyright plans

TheRegister - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:00
Rapporteur David Kaye not impressed with Article 13

The campaign against a key aspect of new European copyright legislation has picked up a significant backer: the United Nations' freedom of expression expert.…

We're All Getting Dumber, Says Science

Slashdot - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:00
dryriver shares a report from Fast Company: Researchers at Norway's Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research now have scientific proof of something we've long suspected -- we're all getting dumber. In their paper, "Flynn effect and its reversal are both environmentally caused," which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg report that IQ scores have been steadily dropping since the 1970s. The study consisted of analyzing 730,000 IQ test results gleaned from young men entering Norway's compulsory military service from 1970 to 2009. They found that scores declined by an average of seven points per generation, a reversal of the so-called "Flynn effect" where IQ was seen to be rising during the first part of the 20th century. The decline may be due to environmental factors, but because the researchers couldn't find consistent trends among families, Bratsberg and Rogeberg discounted factors like parental education, family size, increased immigration, and genetics as significant causes.

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How to Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

LXer - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 00:45
Spotify is a Swedish entertainment company founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon that gives you instant access to millions of songs from old favorites to the latest hits. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

Team USA Fans Set to Celebrate Expected Supercomputer Win

LXer - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 22:50
Expectations are high in the days leading up to the International Supercomputing Conference 500. Many fans are sure they have a winner with Summit.

$950 Million Large Hadron Collider Upgrade 'Could Upend Particle Physics'

Slashdot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A massive project to supercharge the world's largest particle collider launched on Friday in the hope that the beefed-up machine will reveal fresh insights into the nature of the universe. The approximately $950 million Swiss franc mission will see heavy equipment, new buildings, access shafts and service tunnels installed, constructed and excavated at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, the particle physics laboratory on the edge of Geneva. The upgrade will make the collider far more sensitive to subtle quirks in the laws of physics, and physicists hope these anomalies will pry open the door to entirely new theories of the universe. If the upgrade goes to plan, the proton beams in the souped-up accelerator, known as the high-luminosity LHC, or HL-LHC, will be so intense that the number of collisions in the machine will be five to 10 times greater than today. The upgrade is expected to take eight years. While new magnets and beam instruments will be installed when the LHC is switched off for two years in 2019, most of the required equipment will be fitted in a longer shutdown from 2024 to 2026, when the revamped machine will switch back on again.

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Easy SSH Automation

LXer - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 20:56
SSH is very flexible, and it comes with many options. My absolute favorite isits ability to let you run a command on a remote server by passing the -tflag. An example...

The Most Important Study of the Mediterranean Diet Has Been Retracted

Slashdot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:25
Zorro shares a report from Quartz: In 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine published a landmark study that found that people put on a Mediterranean diet had a 30% lower chance of heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease than people on a low-fat diet. It received massive media and public attention when released, and since has been cited by 3,268 other scientific papers. The study had tremendous impact on the field of nutrition and health science. Yesterday (June 13), however, the journal retracted the study -- providing a new reason for skepticism about how effective the now-popular Mediterranean diet really is. The reasons for the withdrawal are complicated, having to do with the methodology of the study. As Alison McCook of the Retraction Watch blog writes for NPR, this retraction is the result of the work of John Carlisle, a British anesthesiologist and self-taught statistician. Carlisle has spent recent years analyzing over 5,000 published randomized controlled trials (the gold standard of medical science research) to see how likely they were to have actually been properly randomized. In 2017, he reported his results: at least 2% of the studies were problematic. One was the 2013 NEJM article on the Mediterranean diet.

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Boffins offer to make speculative execution great again with Spectre-Meltdown CPU fix

TheRegister - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:09
Good thing too because Intel's planned chip changes may break Google's Retpoline

A group of computer science researchers has proposed a way to overcome the security risk posed by speculative execution, the data processing technique behind the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.…

Microsoft's New Operating System Based On Linux

LXer - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:02
I will start by saying that bash in Windows 10 was just the beginning and that Linux is basically an integral part of the Microsoft system. But that much-talked-about and even somewhat surprising love of Microsoft to Linux has taken an even bigger step this time: a new OS.

The Silk Road's Alleged Right-Hand Man Will Finally Face a US Court

Slashdot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:45
It's been nearly five years since the FBI surrounded Ross Ulbricht in the science fiction section of a San Francisco library, arrested him, and grabbed the laptop from which he had run the dark web drug bazaar known as the Silk Road. Ulbricht went on trial in a New York courtroom, and is currently serving a life sentence without parole. But even now, the Silk Road saga still hasn't ended: Half a decade after Ulbricht's arrest, his alleged advisor, mentor and right-hand man Roger Clark will finally face a US court, too. From a report: On Friday, the FBI, IRS, DHS, and prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced the extradition of 56-year-old Canadian man Roger Clark from a Thai jail cell to New York to face newly unsealed charges for his role in Silk Road's operation. The indictment accuses Clark, who allegedly went by the pseudonyms Variety Jones, Cimon, and Plural of Mongoose in his role as Silk Road's consigliere, of crimes ranging from narcotics trafficking to money laundering. But even those charges don't capture the outsize role Clark is believed to have played in building and managing the Silk Road, from security audits to marketing, and even reportedly encouraging Ulbricht to use violence to maintain his empire. "As Ulbricht's right-hand man, Roger Clark allegedly advised him of methods to thwart law enforcement during the operation of this illegal ploy, pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process," writes FBI assistant director William Sweeney in a press statement. "Today's extradition of Roger Clark shows that despite alleged attempts to operate under the radar, he was never out of our reach."

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Inside the Private Event Where Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and Other Rivals Share Security Secrets

Slashdot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:59
News outlet GeekWire takes us inside Building 99 at Microsoft, where security professionals of the software giant, along with those of Amazon, Google, Netflix, Salesforce, Facebook (and others), companies that fiercely compete with one another, gathered earlier this week to share their learnings for the greater good. From the story: As the afternoon session ended, the organizer from Microsoft, security data wrangler Ram Shankar Siva Kumar, complimented panelist Erik Bloch, the Salesforce security products and program management director, for "really channeling the Ohana spirit," referencing the Hawaiian word for "family," which Salesforce uses to describe its internal culture of looking out for one another. It was almost enough to make a person forget the bitter rivalry between Microsoft and Salesforce. Siva Kumar then gave attendees advice on finding the location of the closing reception. "You can Bing it, Google it, whatever it is," he said, as the audience laughed at the rare concession to Microsoft's longtime competitor. It was no ordinary gathering at Microsoft, but then again, it's no ordinary time in tech. The Security Data Science Colloquium brought the competitors together to focus on one of the biggest challenges and opportunities in the industry. Machine learning, one of the key ingredients of artificial intelligence, is giving the companies new superpowers to identify and guard against malicious attacks on their increasingly cloud-oriented products and services. The problem is that hackers are using many of the same techniques to take those attacks to a new level. "The challenge is that security is a very asymmetric game," said Dawn Song, a UC Berkeley computer science and engineering professor who attended the event. "Defenders have to defend across the board, and attackers only need to find one hole. So in general, it's easier for attackers to leverage these new techniques." That helps to explain why the competitors are teaming up. In a statement, Erik Bloch, Director Security PM at Salesforce, said, "This is what the infosec and security industry needs more of. Our customers are shared, and so is our responsibility to protect them.

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Chinese Cyber-Espionage Group Hacked Government Data Center

Slashdot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:20
Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: A Chinese-linked cyber-espionage unit has hacked a data center belonging to a Central Asian country and has embedded malicious code on government sites. The hack of the data center happened sometime in mid-November 2017, according to a report published by Kaspersky Lab earlier this week. Experts assigned the codename of LuckyMouse to the group behind this hack, but they later realized the attackers were an older Chinese threat actor known under various names in the reports of other cyber-security firms, such as Emissary Panda, APT27, Threat Group 3390, Bronze Union, ZipToken, and Iron Tiger.

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