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May 31, 2014

00:20
The open-source PHP programming language project has phpreleased the PHP 5.5.13 and 5.4.29 updates, each providing numerous bug fixes and both providing fixes for a pair of security vulnerabilities.
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May 30, 2014

23:23
OpenSSL and Open Crypto Audit Project are the first open source projects to receive funding from the Core Infrastructure Initiative.
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22:26
File compression is an old trick: one of the first (if not the first) program capable of compressing files was “SQ”, in the early 1980s, but the first widespread, mass-know compressor probably was ZIP (released in 1989). In other word, compressing a file to save space is nothing new and, while current TB-sized, low costs disks provide plenty of space, sometime compression is desirable because it not only reduces the space needed to store data, but it can even increase I/O performance due to the lower amount of bits to be written or read to/from the storage subsystem. This is especially true when comparing the ever-increasing CPU speed to the more-or-less stagnant mechanical disk performance (SSDs are another matter, of course). So, for the general use case, lossless compressors are the way to go. But what compressor to use from the many available?
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21:29
The development of TrueCrypt, an open source piece of software used for on-the-fly encryption, has been terminated and users have been advised not to use it because it is not secure enough. Now, it seems that another team of developers have forked the software and rebased it in Switzerland.
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20:31
Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular crowdfunding campaign.
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19:34
We're going to build an Arduino reminder machine with an Arduino Uno, MaxBotix EZ1 sonar rangefinder, WAVE shield, and the DS1307 real-time clock. This builds on our previous project, How to Build an Arduino Pest Repeller on Linux. When you walk by the MaxBotix it will trigger the WAVE shield to play scheduled audio reminders. Or read poems, or play music, or anything you want. It also includes a timeout so it doesn't drive you crazy playing the same reminder over and over.
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18:37
Wednesday's bombshell advisory declaring TrueCrypt unsafe to use touched off a tsunami of comments on Ars, Twitter, and elsewhere. At times, the armchair pundits sounded like characters in Oliver Stone's 1991 movie JFK, as they speculated wildly—and contradictorily—about what was behind a notice that left so many more questions than answers. Here are some of the more common theories, along with facts that either support or challenge their accuracy.
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18:37
Wednesday's bombshell advisory declaring TrueCrypt unsafe to use touched off a tsunami of comments on Ars, Twitter, and elsewhere. At times, the armchair pundits sounded like characters in Oliver Stone's 1991 movie JFK, as they speculated wildly—and contradictorily—about what was behind a notice that left so many more questions than answers. Here are some of the more common theories, along with facts that either support or challenge their accuracy.
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17:40
The Kano computer system revolves around two core things: a Raspberry Pi and the Kano OS designed for it. More than just another Raspberry Pi kit, it proved itself with a successful Kickstarter, promising a system that would help get kids into real computing and allow them to start down a path of programming and coding.
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16:43
Suppose you have a list of manga directories i.e folders with images that have numbers as names. Although applications like MComix can read such directories without any problem, you might feel like creating a proper comic book archive using these images.
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15:45
As Techdirt noted a couple of years ago, patents have been the bane of the 3D printing world, holding it back for years, possibly decades. Now it looks like patents have reared their ugly head again in this world: [i]In a stunning display of madness, makerbot industries files a patent application on a mechanism clearly derived from content created by their users. What's almost worse is the article they wrote praising the invention, presumably while they were filing the paperwork.[/i]
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14:48
How To Build PHP 5.6-beta3 (PHP-FPM [he]amp[/he] FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)Since ISPConfig 3.0.5, it is possible to use multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM (starting with PHP 5.3) and FastCGI (all PHP 5.x versions). This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.5 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on a Debian Wheezy server. These PHP 5.6 builds include the ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache, and APCu.
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13:51
The Met Office is the UK’s weather service, providing data for many official sources. The agency has recently moved two of its major system over to the open source PostgreSQL, including the location management system Strabo the LIDAR data capture system. To help them with this, 2ndQuadrant is providing training and support.
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12:48
A Linux Foundation project inspired by the Heartbleed security flaw announced that it will fund a security audit for the OpenSSL code base and the salaries of two full-time developers.The Heartbleed flaw shone a spotlight on how poorly funded the OpenSSL cryptographic software library is despite being used by many of the world's richest technology companies. The Linux Foundation, with support from those tech companies, created the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to boost the security of OpenSSL and other open source projects in need of help.Today, the foundation announced that the first projects to get funding will be OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and Network Time Protocol.
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11:51
Intel says its Internet of Things Group achieved revenue of $482 million in the first quarter, up 32 percent year-over-year, “driven by strong demand for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.” While some of that appears to be Windows-based, Linux is the chief platform going forward in its current line-up of Tizen Linux based IVI reference systems. Linux is also the platform driving the newly announced Intel In-Vehicle Solutions (IIVS), which initially combines IVI with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features. IIVS will eventually migrate to semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, says Intel.
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10:54
TowerFall Ascension the highly rated indie game is now officially available on Linux and with it comes a nice sale. Two of my favourites things a game and sale!
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09:57
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the June 2014 issue.
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09:00
Sure, you can open up a graphics program like GIMP and resize an image, but what if you want to resize 10, 50 or 200 images? ImageMagick's convert program is just what you need.
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08:03
Alexandria is a nifty little application in Fedora that allows you to manage your book library. This app lets you build and keep a detailed database (on your local machine) of information about books you own and have read.
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06:08
An open-spec COM that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Ralink RT5350 SoC has won its Indiegogo funding. The $20, IoT-focused “VoCore” measures 25 x 25mm. How low can you go? Tiny computer-on-modules (COMs) for Internet of Things (IoT) applications are popping up everywhere, with recent, Linux-ready entries including Intel’s Atom or Quark-based Edison, Ingenic’s MIPS/Xburst-based Newton, Acme Systems’s ARM9/SAM9G25 based Arrietta G25, and SolidRun’s quad-core i.MX6-based MicroSOM. Now, an unnamed Chinese startup has raised over six times its $6,000 Indiegogo funding goal for what could be the smallest, cheapest Linux COM yet.
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