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It's trivially easy to identify you based on records of your calls and texts

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-18 19:32
Contrary to the claims of America's top spies, the details of your phone calls and text messages—including when they took place and whom they involved—are no less revealing than the actual contents of those communications.

NVIDIA Makes Public More GeForce GTX 1070 Pascal Details

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-18 19:14
With the GTX 1080 media embargo lifted yesterday, NVIDIA is spending today getting out more details on the GTX 1070 that will begin shipping in early June...

Forked Debian Beta Is Rough Around the Edges

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-05-18 19:00

LinuxInsider: The Devuan GNU/Linux community's much-awaited Devuan Linux Jessie 1.0 beta release is available.

Wine-Staging 1.9.10 Brings Rewritten CSMT Multi-Threading For Linux Gamers

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-18 18:59
Wine-Staging 1.9.10 is out today with more experimental patches atop this week's Wine 1.9.10 snapshot...

Linux Mint 18

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-18 18:48

As the release date for Linux Mint 18 approaches, project announcers have reported that they are no longer shipping live CD images with embedded codecs. Furthermore, they also are dropping support for OEM images with codecs. These changes bring Mint in line with most other distros, which also feature codec-free images. This also means they can release new versions of Mint faster.

At first glance, this may seem to be a case of the developers putting their needs ahead of their users', but in actual fact, the impact on end users will be minimal. The new flavor of Mint will come with several simple ways to include codecs during or after installation. (It will require an Internet connection to download the codec packages.)

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Getting started with Node-RED

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-18 18:35
Node-RED is a browser-based flow editor that lets users wire together hardware devices, APIs, and online services in new and interesting ways.Node-RED's nodes are like npm packages, and you can get them the same way. And because Node-RED has a built-in text editor, you can make applications as complex as you like by adding JavaScript functions.Because Node-RED is based on Node.js and takes advantage of the event-driven, non-blocking model, it can be run on low-cost hardware like the Raspberry Pi or in the cloud.read more

Dual Boot Surface 3

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-18 18:18

Is it possible to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on my Surface 3 using a 64gb SD card for Ubuntu? And if it is, how would I go about doing this?

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Moja Global: Creating Open Source Tools to Help the Environment

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-05-18 18:00

Linux.com: To understand and address issues such as land degradation, deforestation, food security, and greenhouse gas emissions, countries need access to high-quality and timely information.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Getting Qt 5.6, Linux Kernel 4.6, and KDE Plasma 5.6.4 Soon

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:59

Today, May 18, openSUSE developer Douglas DeMaio has informed the community about the new features that are about to land in the software repositories of openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling GNU/Linux operating system.

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Ubuntu Core Now Ready for Screenly, a Digital Signage Solution for Raspberry Pi

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:57

Today, May 18, 2016, Canonical has announced a partnership with Screenly to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system to the world's most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi.

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Cleaning Up Your Linux Startup Process

Linux.com - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:55
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Gallium3D Patches To Help GRID Autosport, Metro Redux & More

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:43
For those having some extra time today to help test out some new Mesa patches or just curious about what's on the horizon, Nicolai Hähnle of AMD has posted some Mesa state tracker patches for benefiting several modern Linux games...

Sony Xperia XA Ultra To Launch With 16MP Selfie Camera

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:37
The Android-based Sony Xperia series is going to get another powerful smartphone soon this year. Sony Xperia XA Ultra, the phone with some amazing specifications, including its 16MP selfie camera and 6" full HD display that lets you capture the selfie in very low light. Moto G4 Plus, released yesterday with 16MP primary camera does not compete with Sony Xperia XA, atleast in terms of camera. Let us see the full specifications of Sony Xperia XA Ultra.

Get a random /r/showerthoughts post as your shell greeting

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:11

I wrote a quick shell script using curl and python 2 to grab a random, top 100 post, from the last week, from /r/showerthoughts and display the title and author. I put this in my .zshrc and now I get a nice shower thought every time I open a terminal. It works for /r/shittyaskscience too, among others, which is always fun.

I think this is about as readable as I can make it here:

curl -s --connect-timeout 5 -A '/u/your_user_name' \ 'https://www.reddit.com/r/showerthoughts/top.json?sort=top&t=week&limit=100' | \ python2.7 -c 'import sys, random, json; randnum = random.randint(0,99); response = json.load(sys.stdin)["data"]["children"][randnum]["data"]; print "\n\"" + response["title"] + "\""; print " -" + response["author"] + "\n";'

Sample output:

"The only thing all those school fire drills have accomplished is conditioning me to not take fire alarms seriously."

-TomcatZ06

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ARM Announces Multicore 10nm "Artemis" Test Chip

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:03
ARM today made public they've validated their first multi-core 64-bit ARMv8-A test chip based on TSMC's 10nm FinFET process...

Intel Broadwell Graphics Are Much Faster With Mesa 11.3

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-05-18 17:00

Phoronix: Not only is there now OpenGL 4.2 support for Intel's Mesa driver but also as part of the massive Mesa 11.3 release in development there are OpenGL performance improvements too, at least for newer Broadwell hardware.

Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-18 16:40
enterprises are ramping up their shift to 100 Gigabit Ethernet, with one in four already implementing it and two out of three planning to adopt it by 2017.

Little known linux facts.

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-18 16:39

Anyone have any random interesting facts/commands about gnu/linux, that most users would not have heard about before?

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