Has anyone ever hacked one of these before to run linux: http://casio.jp/exword/
Saw a Japanese girl at my hostel using one. They are really cute (typical japan) little dictionary machines. I think it would be a really nice device to run linux on. Small gaming machine / personal diary or something, since its offline.
Btw... does anyone know the basis of how you even begin to port something to a proprietary device? Some reverse-engineering magic? Is any special hardware needed?submitted by /u/iroh13
A new release of RcppRedis arrived on CRAN today. And just like for the previous release, Russell Pierce contributed a lot of changes via several pull requests which make for more robust operations. In addition, we have started to add support for MessagePack by relying on our recently-announced RcppMsgPack package.
Git-cinnabar is a git remote helper to interact with mercurial repositories. It allows to clone, pull and push from/to mercurial remote repositories, using git.
But we didn't pursue them. We replaced them with something cheaper -- with Unix machines, an OS only a nerd could love. And then we replaced the Unix machines with something cheaper still -- the IBM PC, a machine so poor that the £125 ZX Spectrum had better graphics and sound.
And now, we all use descendants of that. Generally acknowledged as one of the poorest, most-compromised machines, based on descendants of one of the poorest, most-compromised CPUs.
Yes, over the 40 years since then, most of rough edges have been polished out. The machines are now small, fast, power-frugal with tons of memory and storage, with great graphics and sound. But it's taken decades to get here.
And the OSes have developed. Now they're feature-rich, fairly friendly, really very robust considering the stone-age stuff they're built from.
But if we hadn't spent 3 or 4 decades making a pig's ear into silk purse -- if we'd started with a silk purse instead -- where might we have got to by now?
Many HPC applications began as single processor (single core) programs. If these applications take too long on a single core or need more memory than is available, they need to be modified so they can run on scalable systems. Fortunately, many of the important (and most used) HPC applications are already available for scalable systems. Not all applications require large numbers of cores for effective performance, while others are highly scalable.
In a previous article on next-generation cloud technologies, I mentioned Containers as a Service (CaaS), which provides a framework to manage container and application deployment.
For those who know little about International Business Machines , the company's hulking System Z mainframe computers may seem like little more than a relic. The 42% year-over-year decline in System Z sales during IBM's first quarter would appear to offer proof that the mainframe business is struggling.
But investors shouldn't worry about this mainframe sales collapse. It's happened before, and it will happen again. IBM's System Z product cycle, which sees new models introduced every few years, induces an extreme amount of sales volatility as clients rush to upgrade. While IBM doesn't report System Z sales numbers directly, the company does report year-over-year performance, and that allows us to see that the big drop in sales during the first quarter is nothing out of the ordinary.
While waiting for today's release of Tomb Raider on Linux, for which I just posted various NVIDIA Tomb Raider benchmarks on Ubuntu, I was running some other OpenGL benchmarks.
One of the benchmark runs I did with various graphics cards this morning while waiting for Tomb Raider was the well known and demanding Unigine Valley demo. Tests were done with various Kepler and Maxwell GeForce graphics cards while using the brand new NVIDIA 364.19 driver on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86_64.
Two questions were up for voting, 4 seats on the Board of Directors and approval of the amended By-Laws to join SPI.
Congratulations to our reelected and new board members Egbert Eich, Alex Deucher, Keith Packard and Bryce Harrington. Thanks a lot to Lucas Stach for running. And also big thanks to our outgoing board member Matt Dew, who stepped down for personal reasons.
The results just are in of the 2016 X.Org Foundation elections and the members have voted to become part of the SPI. The foundation thus is basically becoming dissolved to become part of Software in the Public Interest.
After last year's vote failed for the X.Org Foundation to merge with the SPI due to not reaching the two-thirds quorum to change the by-laws, this year was a success: 61 of the 65 members voted.
A while ago, a goal I set myself was to be able to maintain my build and test environments for architecture emulation containers without having to do any of the tasks as root and without creating any suid binaries to do this. One of the big problems here is that distributions get annoyed (and don’t run correctly) if root doesn’t own most of the files … for instance the installers all check to see that the file got installed with the correct ownership and permissions and fail if they don’t. Debian has an interesting mechanism, called fakeroot, to get around this using a preload library intercepting the chmod and chown system calls, but it’s getting a bit hackish to try to extend this to work permanently for an emulation container.
DLT Solutions (DLT), a leading public sector technology company, is proud to announce it has been named both the Public Sector Partner of the Year and Middleware Solutions Public Sector Partner of the Year by Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. These awards are part of the annual Red Hat North America Partner Awards, which were announced during the 2016 Red Hat North America Partner Conference in New Orleans.
Fedora Panama had a good participation on the event. José Reyes organized the event. Alejandro Pérez gave an introduction talk and Gonzalo Nina (from Fedora Bolivia) spoke about security. I gave a short workshop about SELinux. The venue was Universidad Interamericana de Panamá.
The booth was set up on Friday before Fedora Game Night but the large TV didn't arrive until Saturday morning, so we had a little work to do Saturday morning. We were showing games in Fedora featuring the Fedora Labs Game Spin.
AloriumTech’s “XLR8” board is an Arduino Uno clone with an Altera MAX10 FPGA that enables faster processing of specific hardware-accelerated functions.
Alorium Technology (AloriumTech) has developed an Arduino Uno drop-in replacement powered by an FPGA, enabling much faster performance of hardware-accelerated functions. The XLR8 has the same 68.6 x 53.4mm footprint as the Uno, including identical pin headers for attaching shields. Sketches for any ATmega328 Arduino-compatible board will run on the XLR8, and you can load your code directly via the Arduino IDE, says the company.
91% of IoT developers use open source technology in their projects. Open source is a major factor in the Internet of Things. In this report, we examine the state of the art in how and why IoT developers use open source software, open source hardware, and open data.
It has been nearly seven years since The VAR Guy published his original Open Source 50 report on the leading open source companies, and more than four since we last followed up. The open source channel and partner programs have evolved significantly over the past several years, and it's high time to revisit the list.
A few moments ago, Frank Karlitschek, founder, maintainer and CTO of ownCloud, Inc., announced on his Twitter account that he is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.
When you think of game development, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't a database. But in the world of Jamaa, the setting for WildWorks' massively multiplayer online kids' game Animal Jam, a database keeps millions of cartoon animal characters frolicking and the cartoon trees from crashing down. The database chosen for this job was a specialized, non-relational database from Basho called Riak—one among the herd of new databases that have risen to handle Web-generated gluts of non-structured data.
The European Commission (EC) has set out 20 actions, from boosting eProcurement and creating an electronic VAT registration system to the development of cross-border eHealth services, all of which aim “to accelerate the implementation of existing legislation and the related take up of online public services”.
Since [Tsvetan] makes ARM boards, boards with the ~duino suffix, and other electronic paraphernalia, it’s only natural that he would think about building his own laptop. It’s something he’s been working on for a while, but [Tsvetan] shared his progress on an Open Source, hacker’s laptop at the Hackaday | Belgrade conference.
To ensure an improvement performance experience for its 3.5 million users, Node.js Foundation has released Node.js Version 6 with Long Term Support. This release supports 93 percent of the ECMAScript 6 standard and uses Google’s V8 version 5.0 for the JS engine.
In one of the next posts I'll create a neat pdf with all the books listed so far and keep updating it as I write more posts. It will be a handy reference for quality books.
I started my career as a software developer at precisely 10am, on Monday October 6th, 1997, somewhere in the city of Olivos, just north of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The moment was Unix Epoch 876142800. I had recently celebrated my 24th birthday.
A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.
The Gundremmingen plant, located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Munich, is run by the German utility RWE (RWEG.DE).
The viruses, which include "W32.Ramnit" and "Conficker", were discovered at Gundremmingen's B unit in a computer system retrofitted in 2008 with data visualization software associated with equipment for moving nuclear fuel rods, RWE said.
Malware was also found on 18 removable data drives, mainly USB sticks, in office computers maintained separately from the plant's operating systems. RWE said it had increased cyber-security measures as a result.
VPNs are the backbone of enterprise remote access and yet their security limitations are starting to pile up. The problem is that the very thing that once made them so useful, network access, is now their biggest weakness. As the 2014 attacks on retailers Target and Home Depot painfully illustrate, this architecture can easily be exploited by attackers armed with stolen credentials to move around networks from within in ways that are difficult to spot until it’s too late.
I've been using Linux (mainly Ubuntu) on a regular basis since 1-1.5 years, and I feel rather comfortable with the command line, but I can't say I'm a Linux wizard. However, I do want to gain a deep understanding of how a complex operating system works, and I'd rather do it in a practical way.
I recently discovered LFS, and it looks like a great way to learn all this stuff, but I'm a bit worried.
The official website lists as prerequisites:
"the ability to use the command line (shell) to copy or move files and directories, list directory and file contents, and change the current directory. It is also expected that you have a reasonable knowledge of using and installing Linux software"
I know that sometimes, when you're about to start a new course/project/..., you read the prerequisites and say "cool! I can do it", and then you find yourself after several months thinking "why on earth did I start doing this?".
I can do all the stuff listed in the prerequisites, but (for example) I don't know much about C.
Is it worth to start building LFS for a newbie like me?submitted by /u/youngeng
I recently bought a Thinkpad e450. Specs:
2GB dedicated R7 m260 GPU
This is GPU uses 'xf86-video-amdgpu' as driver instead of the usual 'xf86-video-ati'
I'm using Manjaro. I have removed the stock bumblebee setup.
when i run 'xrander --listproviders' is only lists the Intel card.
Also when i run 'lspci' the AMD is listed as a 'Display Controller' than the usual 'VGA compatible controller'submitted by /u/chronix01