ekimd writes "Fedora 19 aka "Schrödinger's Cat" is released. Some of the major features include: OpenShift Origin platform-as-a-service (PaaS) management software, PHP 5.5, Ruby 2.0.0, MariaDB by default, and more. The full feature list can be found here." top
Samurai sword-wielding man aids woman being attacked
ekimd writes "Fedora 17 aka "Beefy Miracle" is released. Some of the major features include: ext4 with >16TB filesystems, dynamic firewall configuration, automatic multi-seat, and more. Major software updates include Gnome 3.4, GIMP 2.8, and GCC 4.7. The full feature list can be found here.
Personally, I still find Gnome 3 to be an "unholy mess" so I'm loving XFCE with Openbox." top
ekimd writes "Adobe has anounced their plans to abandon future updates of their Flash player for Linux. Partnering with Google, after the release of 11.2, "the Flash Player browser plugin for Linux will only be available via the 'Pepper' API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe." Viva la HTML 5!" Link to Original Source top
ekimd writes "I have several clients (hotels, etc.) who need 24 hour technical support for guests (read, "Help! I can't connect to the inter-tubes at 3am!"). My consulting company just isn't set up to deal with that kind of support. Does anyone have recommendations for a great tech support call center?" top
ekimd writes "A Russian professor has stated that following the current economic crisis, the United States will 'fracture into six parts: the Pacific coast; the South; Texas; the Atlantic coast, central states and the northern states.' He also indicates that following this break up Russia and China will become the world economic regulators." top
ekimd writes "Fedora 10 aka Cambridge was released today. Some of the major features include: 'wireless connection sharing enables ad hoc network sharing, better setup and use of printers through improved management tools, virtualization storage provisioning for local and remote connections now simplified, SecTool is a new security audit and intrusion detection system.' Versions of major software include: Gnome 2.24, Eclipse 3.4 and RPM 4.6. A features list can be found here." top
ekimd writes "A new poll by AP-Ipsos finds that nearly half of Americans believe in ESP. Also interesting is that 19% believe in spells and witchcraft, and nearly one third believe in ghosts and UFOs. 14% claim to have actually seen a UFO. Do you think these figures would differ much in other nations?
The poll was conducted Oct 16-18, involved 1,1013 adults and has a sampling error of +/- 3.1%." top
ekimd writes "According to the story 'The young man... reportedly opened the external casing of the computer's CPU... [and] his sweaty legs came into contact with the computer's wiring, which might have caused a short circuit.' This begs several questions: How did his sweaty legs come into contact with the computer's wiring? How could the 12V inside the computer possible cause electrocution? Regardless of the exact cause, this is a reminder that certainly a little extra caution won't hurt any of us." Link to Original Source top
ekimd writes "Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks' new book "Who Really Cares" details research
showing conservatives donate more to charity than liberals. Some highlights from the book: the same percentage of liberal and conservative households in America donate money, but conservatives donate 30% more money and earn 6% less; a religious person is 57% more likely than a secularist to help a homeless person; if liberals donated as much blood as conservatives, the blood supply in the U.S. would increase by 45%. A review in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review can be found here."