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June 18, 2014

19:54
When you’re learning to program in a new language or trying to master a new module, experimenting with a familiar and relatively simply project is a very useful exercise to help expand your understanding of the tools you’re using. Our Space Invaders clone is one such example that lends itself perfectly to Python and the Pygame module – it’s a simple game with almost universally understood rules and logic. While the Invaders meander their way down the screen towards you, it’s your job to pick them off while dodging their random fire. When one wave is conquered, another faster, more aggressive wave appears. We’ve tried to use many features of Pygame, which is designed to make the creation of games and interactive applications easier. We’ve extensively used the Sprite class, which saves dozens of lines of extra code in making collision detection simple and updating the screen and its many actors a single-line command.
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18:57
In today's open source roundup: The Steamboy handheld Steam Machine. Plus: Bodhi Linux 3.0 release candidate, and Civilization IV might be coming to Linux.
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17:59
Linux kernel 3.14 is one of the latest versions available, but it looks like this particular build has managed to break Wine for all the applications that were running in Windows 9x mode.
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17:02
While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of developers is essential to the continued pioneering spirit of open source projects. Such an injection of youthful enthusiasm lends new creative blood to the open source community, allowing projects to stay cutting edge and in keeping with current trends.read more
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16:05
This week, OpenStack is maturing, Red Hat's latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 includes enhancements to support for OpenStack components and an OpenStack developer explains why he loves the project.
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15:08
This very well may be the missing link between being able to completely exploit your virtual environment like it's bare metal.
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13:32
Kaitlin Thaney is the Director of Mozilla’s Science Lab and an open science advocate. Her work in this space began with John Wilbanks building the science wing of Creative Commons (formerly known as “Science Commons”). Their focus was on crafting the infrastructure, policy and advocacy for Open Access and sharing data on the web. She moved to Digital Science, where the focus was on tools and science software, but there was still a gap.
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12:35
When Kushal Das helped found the Durgapur, India, Linux users group in 2004, he was struggling to find a teacher who could show him the open source ropes. "During that time," Das said in a recent presentation at PyCon 2014, "there was almost no one to tell us what exactly to do with this thing called Linux, other than clicking randomly."
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11:38
The 1-Fingered Salute Emoji, aka Middle Finger Emoji, Flipping The Bird Emoji, or Rude Finger Emoji, is coming your way.
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10:40
The goal of this article is to isolate a small public web server on a simulated demilitarized zone (DMZ) network, and to restrict the local network access in case the server is breached. It is an extra security layer added to an existing home server setup.
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09:43
Today, we’re making an important change to our Terms of Use. This change will clarify and strengthen the prohibition against concealing paid editing on all Wikimedia projects.
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08:46
You've lost the root password for your MariaDB database – now what do you do? You can't recover your existing password, but you can get into your database to create a new root password. You just need root privileges on the Linux server that is running MariaDB. If you're running Debian Linux (and its derivatives, such as Ubuntu and Mint) you can use a back door trick to reset your password.
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07:49
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]
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06:52
"The reason why we went with our own host Linux is specifically for testing and support," Hilf said. "We couldn't have that layer of the architecture not be something that we control."
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06:52
"The reason why we went with our own host Linux is specifically for testing and support," Hilf said. "We couldn't have that layer of the architecture not be something that we control."
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05:54
CircuitCo debuted an HDMI- and flash-free OEM version of the BeagleBone Black called the “BlueSteel-Basic,” to be followed by industrial and COM versions.
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04:57
Crystal Catacombs is a fantastic looking 2D Procedural Death Labyrinth that is now out for Linux and promises lots of death.
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04:00
Oppo is a relative newcomer out of China offering high-end phones that are gaining popularity in developed and emerging markets.
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03:03
How do you choose the best Linux filesystem for your MariaDB server? The primary factors to look at are data integrity, performance, and ease of administration. Data integrity tops the list because fixing a corrupted database is even less fun than it sounds, and filesystems play a key role in data integrity. Performance is important because faster is better and time is money, and ease of administration matters for the same reasons as performance.
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02:06
Here at the Fedora Project, we love our upstream projects, they are the folks that produce all the awesome software that we ship to make Fedora awesome. This weekend the folks at LibreOffice — the default office suite shipped in Fedora — are holding a bug hunt event.
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