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How to install Pip on Ubuntu 18.04

LXer - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:31
PIP stands for Python Package Index (PyPI) used for installation and management of software packages in Python. PIP makes it very easier to install packages in Python. Now you are going to install PIP on Ubuntu 18.04 and you will also learn some basic commands in PIP.

The future is bright, the future is NVMe

TheRegister - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:15
It's time has come

Promo Technical work on the first spec for Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) began in 2009 with a first version released two years later. A decade on, NVMEe’s time has come.…

NASA's Jupiter Mission Juno Reveals Giant Polar Storms

Slashdot - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
NASA's Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the poles. The BBC reports: As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a science-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole. Its sensors take measurements of the composition of the planet, in an effort to decipher how the largest world in our Solar System formed. Mapping the magnetic and gravity fields should also expose Jupiter's structure. But images from JunoCam -- a camera that was intended to capture images that could be shared with the public -- has already given us some surprising insights. "When we made our first pass over the poles, we knew we were seeing a territory on Jupiter we had never seen before," said Dr Candice Hansen, from the Planetary Science Institute in Arizona. "What we did not expect was that we would see these orderly polygons of cyclones; huge storms - twice the size of Texas."

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A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day

TheRegister - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 03:44
But y'know, maybe we will terminate positions post-merger if there's a business case

Cloudera founder Mike Olson has asked staffers to turn down recruiters' advances ahead of the firm's merger with Hortonworks – despite acknowledging there could be layoffs.…

KDE Applications 18.12 Are Waiting for You

LXer - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 03:17
It[he]#039[/he]s that time of the year again. Everyone is in a festive mood and excited about all the new things they[he]#039[/he]re going to get. It[he]#039[/he]s only natural, since it[he]#039[/he]s the season of the last KDE Applications release for this year!

So you want to archive our enterprise data? Well, let's see where you fall on Gartner's magic square...

TheRegister - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 03:06
Surprise, surprise, the execs want someone SaaSy

Mimecast headed up a crew of the usual suspects – which included Proofpoint and Microsoft – in the leaders' square of the latest Gartner magic quadrant that ranks enterprise information archivers.…

Time for a cracker joke: What's got one ball and buttons in the wrong place?

TheRegister - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 02:29
The user in this On Call would prefer we didn't tell...

On Call How many sleeps 'till Christmas? We don't care, because here at El Reg, we count in On Calls, and we can tell you there are plenty to come, so fret not.…

Razer offers freebies to gamers who descend into its coin mine

TheRegister - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:01
Generate made-up currency in exchange for a different made-up currency

Gamer hardware specialist Razer is asking customers to turn their graphics cards into cryptocurrency miners in exchange for rewards points.…

Supernovae May Explain Mass Extinctions of Marine Animals During Pliocene Era

Slashdot - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
"The Register has an article on the possibility that a supernova or a series of them could explain a mass die-off of marine animals around 2.6 million years ago," writes Slashdot reader KindMind. From the report: A gigantic supernova explosion may have triggered mass extinctions for creatures living in Earth's prehistoric oceans some 2.6 million years ago, according to new research published in Astrobiology. Marine animals like the megalodon [...] suddenly disappeared during the late Pliocene. Around the same time, scientists [...] noticed a peak in the iron-60 isotope in ancient seabeds. "As far back as the mid-1990s, people said, "Hey, look for iron-60. It's a telltale because there's no other way for it to get to Earth but from a supernova.' Because iron-60 is radioactive, if it was formed with the Earth it would be long gone by now. So, it had to have been rained down on us" explained Adrian Melott, lead author of the paper and a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Kansas. The team believes that a supernova located 150 light years away set of a chain of supernovae bursts and covered the Earth in a shroud of deadly cosmic ray radiation. This was amplified, Melott said, because the Solar System is right on the edge of an area of the interstellar medium called the Local Bubble. The Local Bubble extends about 300 light years across and contains the two main clouds of dust and gas: Local Interstellar Cloud and the G-Cloud. As the supernovae ejected cosmic rays, these beams of energetic particles would have repeatedly bounced off the clouds to create a "cosmic-ray bath" that could have lasted 10,000 to 100,000 years. Some of that radiation such as cosmic ray muons would have leaked onto Earth, and over time it could have led to genetic mutations and cancers [that would have caused animals like the megalodon to die off prematurely].

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Relax by the fire at your Linux terminal

LXer - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:48
Welcome back. Here we are, just past the halfway mark at day 13 of our 24 days of Linux command-line toys. If this is your first visit to the series, see the link to the previous article at the bottom of this one, and take a look back to learn what it's all about. In short, our command-line toys are anything that's a fun diversion at the terminal.Maybe some are familiar, and some aren't. Either way, we hope you have fun.read more

MS-Linux? Lindows? Could Microsoft release a desktop Linux?

LXer - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 23:34
Yes, yes they could. And I would no longer bet they won[he]#039[/he]t. Here[he]#039[/he]s why.

Kubernetes Security Authentication Moving Forward With SIG-AUTH

LXer - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 22:19
At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 members of the Special Interest Group tasked with looking at authorization security issues outline what has been going on to help improve Kubernetes security.

Neurosurgery Could Spread Protein Linked To Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Slashdot - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 21:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Surgical instruments used in brain operations should be treated to ensure they are not contaminated with proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists who found evidence that they may be spread by certain medical procedures. The researchers urged doctors to decontaminate neurosurgical tools more thoroughly as a precautionary measure to reduce the potential risk of spreading abnormal proteins known to build up in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Prof John Collinge, director of the Medical Research Council prion unit at University College London, said that while Alzheimer's disease was not contagious, there was a slim risk that harmful proteins that drive the disease could spread through brain surgery and other rare procedures.

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Nvidia unveils cheaper 4GB version of its Jetson TX2 and begins shipping its next-gen Xavier module

LXer - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 21:05
Nvidia announced a lower-cost 4GB version of its Linux-driven Jetson TX2 module with half the RAM and eMMC and has begun shipping its next-gen Jetson AGX Xavier. Nvidia will soon have three variants of its hexa-core Arm Jetson TX2 module: the original Jetson TX2, the more embedded, industrial temperature Jetson TX2i , and now a [[he]#8230[/he]]

Japan Plans For 100ft Tsunami

Slashdot - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:40
schwit1 shares a report from The Times: It will shake houses and tall buildings, and unleash a 100ft tsunami on one of the most densely populated and industrialized coastlines in the world. It could kill and injure close to a million people. It will almost certainly come in the next few decades. Now, the Japanese government is making plans to evacuate millions of people in anticipation of what could be one of the worst natural disasters in history (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). It is known as the Nankai Trough megaquake. The Japanese government has previously estimated that there is a 70 to 80 percent chance that such an event will take place in the next 30 years and that the earthquake, and subsequent tsunami, could kill 323,000 people and injure 623,000. Unfortunately, the report doesn't outline how the government plans to get people out of harm's way. The city with the most people in the danger zone is Nagoya, Japan's fourth largest city and home to 2.3 million people. "The home of the nation's industry Hamamatsu is also at risk and home to over 800,000 people," reports The Irish Sun.

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Microsoft Is Readying a Consumer Microsoft 365 Subscription Bundle

Slashdot - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:03
Microsoft is working on a new "Microsoft 365 Consumer" bundle that "will be the consumer-focused complement to Microsoft's existing Microsoft 365 subscription bundle for business users," reports ZDNet. From the report: A couple of recent Microsoft job postings mention the consumer subscription bundle, which Microsoft has yet to announce publicly. One job posting for a Product Manager for the "M365 Consumer Subscription" notes: "The Subscription Product Marketing team is a new team being created to build and scale the Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription." The job description says the product manager for this service will help "identify, build, position and market a great new Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription." The job post notes that the team behind Microsoft 365 Consumer oversees the Windows platform, the Microsoft Surface device portfolio, Office 365 consumer plans, Skype, Cortana, Bing search, as well as the Microsoft Education team. If I were betting on what Microsoft 365 Consumer might include, I'd think some variant of Windows 10, Office 365 Home, Skype, Cortana, Bing, Outlook Mobile, Microsoft To-Do and maybe MSN apps and services could figure into the picture. Maybe this subscription will be tied to Surface devices only? Maybe a monthly leasing fee for Surfaces will be part of the bundle itself?

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C Programming Tutorial Part 2 - Preprocessors

LXer - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:51
In the first part of our ongoing C programming tutorial series, we briefly touched on the preprocessing stage. In this tutorial, we will discuss it in a little more detail so that you have a basic idea about it before learning other C programming aspects.

Qualcomm Asks China To Ban the iPhone XS and XR

Slashdot - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:25
After securing a win in court earlier this week to ban Apple's older phones, Qualcomm is trying to get the newer iPhones banned too. "According to the Financial Times, Qualcomm has now asked Chinese courts to issue an injunction that bans Apple from selling the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR within the country due to the same case of possible patent infringement," reports The Verge. From the report: The new filing will escalate the companies' legal conflict in China, where Apple has so far ignored a court-ordered sales ban. Apple claims the ban only applied to phones running iOS 11 and earlier. Since its phones have now been updated to iOS 12, Apple believes they can remain on sale, and so it has continued to sell them. According to the Financial Times, the Chinese court's order doesn't specifically mention any version of Apple's operating system. That doesn't necessarily mean Apple is wrong, but it does mean that there's more to be hashed out.

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Sidecar drags itself out the grave, sues Uber for putting it there

TheRegister - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:09
Cab hailing app accuses rival of predatory prices and fake bookings

An early entrant to the cab-hailing app market, Sidecar, has sued Uber claiming the cab giant used predatory pricing and fake bookings to put its rival out of business.…

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