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How to Install Turtl Server Evernote Alternative on CentOS 7

LXer - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:37
Turtl is a secure and encrypted Evernote alternative. It's an open source application that allows you to take notes, bookmark websites, store documents, share passwords with your coworkers, and more. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Turtl server on CentOS 7.

When I'm 64: Toshiba Memory Corp woos data centres with a little TLC... SSD trio

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:19
64-layer TLC 3D-NAND tech is ca(t)ching on

Toshiba is making a play for expanded data centre flash drive sales with a trio of 64-layer 3D NAND products.…

UK tech whale Micro Focus: Share price halves as CEO quits, sales slide

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:30
About that business model of buying legacy software brands..

The brief tenure of Micro Focus CEO Chris Hsu came to an abrupt end today when he quit following a sales slide and confirmation of execution missteps since the purchase of HPE’s Software division.…

Private Internet Access VPN opens code-y sarong, starting with Chrome extension

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:08
All client-side app code to be released over next six months

VPN tunneller Private Internet Access (PIA) has begun open sourcing its software.…

Test driving 4 open source music players and more

LXer - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:37
In my last article, I described my latest music problem: I need an additional stage of amplification to make proper use of my new phono cartridge. While my pre-amplifier contains a phono stage, its gain is only suitable for cartridges that output about 5mV, whereas my new cartridge has a nominal output of 0.4mV.read more

Nice little Nesta egg: Former lottery quango took cash from Google

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 04:57
Founded pro-Big Tech think tank Readie

Former UK lottery quango Nesta pocketed cash from Google to set up a Big Tech-friendly think tank.…

Here is how Google handles Right To Be Forgotten requests

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:43
Software engineer? Lawyer? Not a lawyer, even? Sure, have a go

RTBF trial Google allows software engineers, as well as its dedicated Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF) operatives, to make decisions about which search results ought to be deleted on request – and places such requests onto its internal bug-handling systems.…

Ubuntu-Based Zorin OS Gets Better Support for Windows Apps, Desktop Improvements

LXer - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:37
A new maintenance update of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution arrived at the end of this week with a bunch of enhancements to its desktop environment, as well as the latest versions of core components and apps.

Breaking up is hard to do: Airbus, new bae Google and clinging on to Microsoft's 'solutions'

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:06
Ex still has place in the helicoptery, defencey bit of Airbus’s heart

Airbus won't eradicate Microsoft Office from its entire user base after all it seems: the Defence, Space and Helicopters units will retain the on-premises version due to the "legal and national security implications" of storing sensitive data in the cloud.…

Sysadmin held a rack of servers off the ground for 15 mins, crashed ISP when he put them down

TheRegister - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 02:05
Help desk covered his tracks by telling ALL callers to reboot their PCs

Who, me? Welcome to the ninth edition of Who, me? In case you’ve come late to the party, it’s The Register’s Monday column featuring readers’ tales of stuffing things up.…

Critical Firefox vulnerability fixed in 59.0.1

LXer - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:37
On Friday, Mozilla issued a security advisory for Firefox, the default web browser in Fedora. This advisory centered around two CVEs — both of which allowed an out of bounds memory write while processing Vorbis audio data, leading to arbitrary... Continue Reading →

Mapping Apps Like Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps May Make Traffic Conditions Worse in Some Areas, New Research Suggests

Slashdot - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:30
From an Atlantic story, originally titled "The Perfect Selfishness of Mapping Apps": In the pre-mobile-app days, drivers' selfishness was limited by their knowledge of the road network. In those conditions, both simulation and real-world experience showed that most people stuck to the freeways and arterial roads. Sure, there were always people who knew the crazy, back-road route, but the bulk of people just stuck to the routes that transportation planners had designated as the preferred way to get from A to B. Now, however, a new information layer is destroying the nudging infrastructure that traffic planners built into cities. Commuters armed with mobile mapping apps, route-following Lyft and Uber drivers, and software-optimized truckers can all act with a more perfect selfishness. In some happy universe, this would lead to socially optimal outcomes, too. But a new body of research at the University of California's Institute of Transportation Studies suggests that the reality is far more complicated. In some scenarios, traffic-beating apps might work for an individual, but make congestion worse overall. And autonomous vehicles, touted as an answer to traffic-y streets, could deepen the problem. "This problem has been vastly overlooked," Alexandre Bayen, the director of UC Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies, told me. "It is just the beginning of something that is gonna be much worse." Bayen and a team of researchers presented their work earlier this year at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting and at the Cal Future conference at Berkeley in May 2017. They've also published work examining the negative externalities of high levels of automatic routing.

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Facebook suspends account of Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

TheRegister - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:58
Social network plans to 'take action' against all who misused data

Updated Chris Wylie, the whistleblower who has alleged the knowingly improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, says The Social Network™ has suspended his account.…

Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Will Ship with a New Default Layout Called "Familiar"

LXer - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:37
Ubuntu MATE's lead developer Martin Wimpress announced that the forthcoming Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system would sport a brand-new default layout for new installations.

China to offer recoverable satellites-as-a-service

TheRegister - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:58
Promises launches by 2020, no word on whether wooden heat shields will make a comeback

China’s told the world it plans to get into the recoverable satellite business.…

FOSSA’s build analysis in fossa-cli now available as open source

LXer - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:37
FOSSA is open sourcing their dependency analysis infrastructure on GitHub.

Are Research Papers Less Accurate and Truthful Than in the Past?

Slashdot - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:30
An anonymous reader shares an Economist report: An essential of science is that experiments should yield similar results if repeated. In recent years, however, some people have raised concerns that too many irreproducible results are being published. This phenomenon, it is suggested, may be a result of more studies having poor methodology, of more actual misconduct, or of both. Or it may not exist at all, as Daniele Fanelli of the London School of Economics suggests in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. First, although the number of erroneous papers retracted by journals has increased, so has the number of journals carrying retractions. Allowing for this, the number of retractions per journal has not gone up. Second, scientific-misconduct investigations by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in America are no more frequent than 20 years ago, nor are they more likely to find wrongdoing.

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GitHub's Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets Performance, Responsiveness Improvements

LXer - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:37
GitHub released a new stable version of their open-source and cross-platform Atom hackable text editor with a bunch of enhancements, bug fixes, a new Electron version, as well as performance and responsiveness improvements.

About a Quarter of US Adults Say They Are 'Almost Constantly' Online

Slashdot - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:30
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26 percent of American adults now report that they go online "almost constantly," up from 21 percent in 2015, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2018. From the study: Overall, 77 percent of Americans go online on a daily basis. That figure includes the 26 percent who go online almost constantly, as well as 43 percent who say they go online several times a day and 8 percent who go online about once a day. Some 11 percent go online several times a week or less often, while 11 percent of adults say they do not use the internet at all.

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Linux Foundation backs new ‘ACRN’ hypervisor for embedded and IoT

TheRegister - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:03
Intel tosses in code because data centre hypervisors are too bloated for embedded use

The Linux Foundation has announced a new hypervisor for use in embedded and internet of things scenarios.…

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