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September 9, 2014
I suspect that many of your days in high school looked something like this: An adult teacher stands in the front of a square room, lecturing or drawing, with a flood of facts, figures, and dates flowing into a well organized grid of neatly arranged desks. As the teacher lectures, students apathetically scrawled notes, which will be regurgitated onto a future exam. Every one of the students is expected to master the same information, regardless as to their individual ability, personal strengths, interests or aptitudes. Rinse, repeat, until the day of high school commencement, when the cycle ends and one's post-school life commenced.read more
Commercial cloud storage services such as Amazon S3 and Google Storage offer highly available, scalable, infinite-capacity object store at affordable costs. To accelerate wide adoption of their cloud offerings, these providers are fostering rich developer ecosystems around their products based on well-defined APIs and SDKs. Cloud-backed file systems are one popular byproduct of such active […]Continue reading...The post How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to create an encrypted zip file on Linux How to synchronize files between two servers How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to back up hard drives for disaster recovery with Clonezilla
Daqri is prepping an Android-based augmented reality “Smart Helmet” that integrates 360-degree camera views, plus 3D depth and inertial movement sensors. Eyewear computers like Google Glass may be the wave of the future, but in the meantime, their most compelling role is for applications where having free hands is a necessity more than a convenience. This goes for motorcycle riders, as in the Skully P1 helmet, as well as many industrial workers.
systemd is the new init system, started with Fedora and now started adopted in many distributions like redhat, suse and centos. This long period we all been using traditional SysV init scripts usually residing in /etc/rc.d/init.d/ directory. These scripts invokes daemon binary which will then forks a background process. Even though shell scripts very are flexible buts other tasks like supervising processes and parallized execution ordering will be very hard to implement. With the introduction of systemd new-style daemons which makes easier to supervise and control them at runtime and simplifies their implementation.
Are you looking for a great alternative to Webmin, Kloxo and VestaCP? Well, search no more, because Ajenti is a excellent, lightweight and powerfull web-based server administration panel. It is a very intuitive, multilingual free control panel which manages almost every aspect of your server.
SelekTOR is an open source Java-based GUI front-end for the Tor Client which has a few advantages over Vidalia (the official Tor GUI). This article lists the advantages.
It was a cloudy morning in Brno.... luckily not as hot as the first day. The traces of fun from last night kept many participants similarly subdued but they were soon woken up by a truly inspiring keynote by Cornelius Schumacher, our fresh former president of KDE e.V.!
Sonar Gnome 2014.1 is available. Sonar GNU/Linux aims to be an accessible GNU/Linux distribution to people of all needs. The project's goal is to bring awareness of free accessible software to people that depend on assistive technology. It is based on Manjaro Linux.
September 8, 2014
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.read more
The OpenDaylight open source SDN project has added two new members, network bandwidth vendor Infinera and load-balancing provider KEMP.
The talks weekend at Akademy finished with the traditional announcing of the Akademy Awards, our recognition of the stars of KDE. The winners are selected by those who received the award the previous year.Winners for 2014 are:Application Award: Jean-Baptiste Mardelle for his work on Kdenlive, the leading video editing application which is now part of KDENon-application Award: Michael Pyne for eleven years of kdesrc-build and its previous incarnations kdecvs-build and kdesvn-build which makes it easy to compile all of KDE SoftwareJury Award: Ben Cooksley for planning out our systems and keeping them running smoothlyAnd two special thank yous went to Claudia Rauch for being KDE e.V. business manager for over six years and making sure we were successfully organised plus Daniel Vratil and the Akademy 2014 local team.Dan accepts the Akademy 2014 organisers' certificate
After watching classic TV shows such as Knight Rider and Street Hawk in his youth, IT professional and Raspberry Pi enthusiast Derek Knaggs was inspired to create a low-cost in-car computer using a Raspberry Pi. Here's how he did it…
When Firefox 32 shipped this week, Mozilla also officially ended its support of 1024-bit certificate authority certificates in its trusted store. While it still takes a considerable amount of resources to factor and crack a 1024-bit RSA key, important organizations such as NIST have been advising organizations to move to 2048-bit keys or higher going as far back as 2011. Microsoft announced a change to its certificate key length requirements shortly thereafter, yet others including Google, have been slow to follow suit. - See more at: http://threatpost.com/mozilla-1024-bit-cert-deprecation-leaves-107000-sites-untrusted/108114#sthash.Yp9SBrSi.dpuf
Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced fourteen Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st century. Take a look, it’s a good list—promoting environmental sustainability, human health, and information technology that empowers people. But the last item on the list was most compelling to me—engineering the tools of scientific discovery.