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From The Django weblog on Oct. 21, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

DjangoCon Europe 2019 Announcement & Call for volunteers (feed)

We are happy to announce that the 2019 DjangoCon Europe will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. An early announcement has been posted on https://2019.djangocon.eu/ and more details will follow. We are a small local group who are eager to engage with more people to make this happen!

There is a lot to do, but it's very much worth it – DjangoCon Europe is an extremely friendly, open, inclusive, and informative (for beginners and advanced users alike) conference.

Here are some themes and examples of activities responsibilities that we seek help with:

  • Communications – Press, community relations, announcements, social media, attendee tools, volunteer coordination
  • Support and hospitality – Helpdesk, attendee support contact, visa help, travel management, chat support for attendees, on-site volunteer organization, speaker support
  • Financial Aid – Setup, grant selection, aid organization
  • Sponsors – Outreach to companies, organizing their logistics at the event and other types of visibility
  • Program – Committee work, talk selection, scheduling, session chairs, sprint/open space/keynote/lightning talks session organization
  • Code of Conduct – Drafting documents, handling of requests and issues
  • Diversity advocate – Accessibility considerations, outreach on-site
  • Team – Venue contacts, child care, social events planning, on-site logistics

During a November kick-off meeting in Copenhagen (TBA), we will do the final plan of teams and tentative time schedules for all the preparations. Not least, our internal communication tools.

Join us regardless of your prior experience: this is also an opportunity to learn! In other words, you don't have to be an expert to join in. Neither are we experts in hosting such a big event... yet!

Your location prior to the event is not significant (we can do all things that need to be done in Copenhagen itself) – the only important thing is that you have the energy and free time to help organize a wonderful DjangoCon Europe. All teams will be coordinating through online channels, even though some may also meet and work in Copenhagen if possible. The official language of all these prior activities will be English, as well as the conference itself.

Drop us a line and say hello: 2019@djangocon.eu

For general updates about the conference, follow @djangoconeurope on Twitter. To keep updated with our preparations in Copenhagen, the kick-off meeting and further physical and virtual organizing meetings, follow @djangocph or reach out to us on Freenode IRC #djangocph.

Emil Kjer, Benjamin Bach, Sarah Braun, Víðir Valberg Guðmundsson, Sean Powell, Thomas Steen Rasmussen

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 21, 2018, 7 p.m.

Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert (feed)

Albemarle and SQM can't settle water disputes and a sale might draw them closer.

From Dilbert Blog on Oct. 21, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Episode 268 Scott Adams: Saudi Halfpinions, Russian Missile Deals, and Midterms (feed)

Topics:  CNN Political Analyst, Julian Zelizer’s “halfpinion” article CNN shifts into alibi mode for possible election losses: Two minority vote suppression articles now on CNN Would Mueller wait till after midterms if he had anything juicy? President going hard on Russia…right before the midterms Jamal Khashoggi, does anyone care beyond the journalist level? Possible fallout […]

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From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 21, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Keir Starmer: New Brexit plan unlikely to survive the new year (feed)

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says it's not in the national interest to get a bad deal.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 21, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Scots Tories against fishing policy extension (feed)

Scottish minister Fergus Ewing says "full powers" over the industry should go to Holyrood after Brexit.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 21, 2018, 2 p.m.

4 Ways to Disable Root Account in Linux (feed)

The root account is the ultimate account on a Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 21, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis' explanation challenged (feed)

The UK, US and others demand Saudi Arabia explain further the fate of Jamal Khashoggi.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 21, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Dominic Raab tells 'jittery' Tories: Hold your nerve (feed)

Brexit Secretary says "the end is in sight" in talks and MPs should wait to see the deal on the table.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 21, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Raab on longer transition period (feed)

The Brexit secretary says extending the transition period is an "obvious possible route".

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 21, 2018, 5:36 a.m.

Brexit: Extend transition only to scrap backstop, says Dominic Raab (feed)

Brexit Secretary says more time before EU divorce could avoid "unacceptable" plan for Northern Ireland.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 21, 2018, 2 a.m.

How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks (feed)

Linuxize: Docker doesn't remove unused objects such as containers, images, volumes, and networks unless you explicitly tell it to do so.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 20, 2018, 10 p.m.

On the low adoption of automated testing in FOSS (feed)

For projects of any value and significance, having a comprehensive automated test suite is nowadays considered a standard software engineering practice.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Brexit: Bid to stop NI civil servants acting on backstop (feed)

A former Brexit minister wants to prevent civil servants acting on backstop in absence of assembly.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 20, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data (feed)

A recovered 98MB file underscores the risks of trusting personal info to strangers.

From Profile on Oct. 20, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

Esther McVey (feed)

Government minister Esther McVey has become a lightening rod for anger about benefit cuts and welfare reform. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions knows all about financial struggle, starting out in life as a foster child. Mark Coles finds out how the former presenter has gone from a breakfast TV sofa to the front benches of the House of Commons. In a rare interview, Esther’s father Jim tells us why he decided to put his daughter into care, and how he helped kick-start her on-screen career. We find out what a former producer really thinks of her, and her partner Conservative MP Philip Davies reveals what made him fall for Esther.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 20, 2018, 6 p.m.

Android Integration Extension For Gnome GSConnect v13 Stable Released (feed)

 LinuxUprising: The latest GSConnect v13, released today, is a rewrite with with changes to the architecture, settings and default behavior, and it requires Gnome Shell 3.28 or 3.30.

From Dilbert Blog on Oct. 20, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Episode 267 Scott Adams: Saudi Excuses, #JobsNotMobs, Voter Turnout (feed)

Topics:  Paul Krugman’s IQ, credentials and his tweet this morning…TDS The persuasion that’s propelling the #JobsNotMobs slogan #FentanylChina, 30K Americans killed per year Arresting and/or assassinating the lab owners has value President Trump considering China postage increase Thought experiment: Big tech decides to impact election results Algorithms be tweaked to target only GOP and discourage […]

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From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Sturgeon boycotts event in far-right row (feed)

The first minister said the inclusion of Steve Bannon - a former Trump aide - risked normalising far-right views.

From The Incomparable on Oct. 20, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

429: A Juicer For People (feed)

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" season 3 - Well, gosh! Our slow walk through all seven seasons of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” reaches season three, full of extra slayers and friendly-but-demonic mayors and all the hallmarks of your senior year in high school. Is Faith a good addition or does she disappoint? Does Xander continue to stink or does he grow up? Was the introduction of Anya (and the vampire version of Willow) all we could wish for? Did the WB network demand all of the romance and love-triangle subplots? We talk about the season as a whole and our favorite (and least favorite) episodes.

Host Jason Snell with Jean MacDonald, Quinn Rose, Aleen Simms and Steve Lutz.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Anonymous Facebook ads urge voters 'to bin Chequers' (feed)

A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

People's Vote march: In pictures (feed)

Thousands from all over the UK take to the streets of central London to demand a say on the Brexit deal.

From The Register on Oct. 20, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

A DeepMind library to help build reinforcement learning bots, and how Google's Pixel 3 cameras handle zoom (feed)

Also applications are now open for OpenAI's Scholars programme

Roundup  Hello, here's a quick roundup of interesting or useful bits of AI news that happened this week.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 20, 2018, 2 p.m.

How to start a vnc server for the actual display (scraping) with TigerVNC (feed)

HowToForge: VNC is a desktop sharing application

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

People's Vote march: Campaigners take over London's streets (feed)

Vast numbers turn out for a march of campaigners calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

From When Diplomacy Fails Podcast on Oct. 20, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

Korean War #44: Talking & Fighting (feed)

Episode 44: Talking & Fighting picks up from last time with the Korean peace process, as the allies managed to sit down at last and talk face to face with the communists, at a place called Kaesong. As we’ll discover, getting the communists to sit and talk with them was only half the battle. The Chinese and North Koreans were well equipped to turn even the most genuine peace initiative into a great propaganda victory. When they weren’t applying their own brand of spin to the latest talks, they were talking in public and preparing for more war in private.  Indeed, the first year of peace talks was to be one of immense frustration to the allies, who were made to look like supplicant puppets in the communist propaganda, and then like fools when those same communists took advantage of the lull in hostilities to prepare a defensive line which would, with some small changes, remain unchanged for the next two thirds of the war. Peace initiatives thus had their price, but as the allies and the communists well understood, peace initiatives were the only means by which the Korean War could be ended, and the suffering soldiers be returned home. Dilemmas such as these were a dime a dozen in the wearisome conflict, and Korea was by no means finished with the allies yet. ************ Music used: “Is There Still Room For Me ‘Neath the Old Apple Tree”, by Albert Campbell and Henry Burr, released in 1916. Available: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Albert_Campbell_and_Henry_Burr/Antique_Phonograph_Music_Program_01202015/Is_There_Still_Room_for_Me_Neath_the_Old_Apple_Tree_-_Albert_Campbell_and_Henry_Burr SPONSORS 1) Use the code WDF15 to get 15% off your stylish new pair of headphones/earphones/listening things 2) To access some fascinating books, nerd out with like minded enthusiasts, further your knowledge of some classical works, get 25% off your first three months AND help the show, head on over to onlinegreatbooks.com! Remember to BEFIT! B is for blog E is for email wdfpodcast@hotmail.com F is for Facebook, the Page and the Group I is for iTunes, please rate, review and subscribe T is for TELL ANYONE! 1) Pre-order our book on the Thirty Years War 2) Are you TeamFerdinand or TeamFrederick ? It's time to pick a side, and a t-shirt! 3) Don't forget of course to support WDF on Patreon to access ad-free episodes with the scripts attached, as well an hour of extra content every month, and so much more! - $1, $2 & $5 memberships available! 4) Of course, make sure you also follow us on Twitter, visit our website and sign up to our Newsletter

From The Week in Westminster on Oct. 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

20/10/2018 (feed)

George Parker of the Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Sir Nick Clegg explains his imminent move to Facebook in California; Sir Bernard Jenkin and Lord Word discuss recent attacks on civil service impartiality; Conservative MP Sir Christopher Chope and Labour MP Seema Malhotra, members of the Brexit Select Committee, on how they think Brexit legislation will progress through parliament; and Katie Perrior, former director of communications at Downing St, talks on the tricky subject of food and politicians. The Editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Register on Oct. 20, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

Apple boss demands Bloomberg Super Micro U-turn, Russian troll charged, NSA hands out cash, and more (feed)

Plus, hackers find a safe haven in West Haven

Roundup  After we encountered a libssh security blunder, a leaky Tea Party, and a dodgy Redmond sports marketer, another week is in the book.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 8:27 a.m.

People's Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest (feed)

Protesters calling for a referendum on the final deal will march before a rally in London.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 20, 2018, 7 a.m.

How the CISO of Xerox is Improving Security (feed)

eWEEK: Alissa Johnson knows full well that when it comes to securing a diverse, distributed enterprise like Xerox, there is no one single technology that is sufficient.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 20, 2018, 3 a.m.

How To Browse And Read Entire Arch Wiki As Linux Man Pages (feed)

ostechnix: Arch-wiki-man program helps you to browse and read entire Arch Wiki as Linux man pages.

From The Register on Oct. 20, 2018, 1:17 a.m.

Oz intel committee: Crypto-busting is only bad if you're a commie, and we're not by the way (feed)

El Reg listened to the whole depressing folly so you don't have to

Comment  Tech vendors: don't worry about Australian law enforcement demanding you decrypt user messages. It's OK, because we're not a communist regime.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 20, 2018, 12:43 a.m.

Brexit EU summit: The week the talks got stuck in spinach (feed)

This was to be the EU summit when a deal came into view. But that was not how it turned out.

From The Register on Oct. 20, 2018, 12:17 a.m.

Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app (feed)

All working now says biz. No, no, no, no, say customers, it is NOT!

An unspecified and “unexpected load” on its infrastructure broke the Smart Living Home app for a day, an apologetic Yale Security UK confirmed to customers yesterday - however the smell of failure still lingers today.…

From The Register on Oct. 20, 2018, 12:17 a.m.

FYI: Faking court orders to take down Google reviews is super illegal (feed)

NYC biz boss gets nine months in the clink for profound idiocy

A New York business owner will be spending the next nine months behind bars after he was convicted of forging court orders to take down unflattering online reviews.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat (feed)

WikiLeaks overlord challenges housemate rules in court

Housemate from hell Julian Assange is taking his landlord, the government of Ecuador, to court to stop its officials from, allegedly, running roughshod over his human rights.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 11 p.m.

Linux: Find Out Which Port Number a Process is Listening on (feed)

As Linux users, we sometimes need to know which port number a particular process is listening upon.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Spotted: Miscreants use pilfered NSA hacking tools to pwn boxes in nuke, aerospace worlds (feed)

High-value servers targeted by cyber-weapons dumped online by Shadow Brokers

Miscreants are using a trio of NSA hacking tools, leaked last year by the Shadow Brokers, to infect and spy on computer systems used in aerospace, nuclear energy, and other industries.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Core-blimey! Riddle of Earth's mysterious center finally 'solved' by smarty seismologists (feed)

So solid crew confirm old idea by spotting tiny waves

The Earth’s core is solid, according to a pair of geophysicists who claim to have solved an 80-year-old conundrum concerning the planet's center.…

From Schneier on Security on Oct. 19, 2018, 10 p.m.

Friday Squid Blogging: Roasted Squid with Tomatillo Salsa (feed)

Recipe and commentary. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here....

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 10 p.m.

How to Search and Remove Directories Recursively on Linux (feed)

Tecmint: This short tutorial describes how to find and delete directories recursively in the Linux file system.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 9 p.m.

Pagely NorthStack Makes WordPress Serverless (feed)

eWEEK: Managed WordPress hosting provider Pagely has built its new NorthStack model to make running WordPress cheaper, using a serverless approach.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story (feed)

"We were very clear with them that this did not happen," Cook tells BuzzFeed.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states (feed)

Comcast gigabit cable rollout is nearly done, but uploads are limited to 35Mbps.

From The History of Byzantium on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Backer Rewards Episode 9 - The Sweep of History (feed)

Our ninth Kickstarter backers reward episode discusses the sweep of history during our period and what lies under the maps.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

F5: Don't panic but folks can slip past vulnerable firewall servers, thanks to libssh's credentials-optional 'security' (feed)

Also: AWS on avoiding state machine slips

Updated  Network box maker F5 has shipped some firewall gear that is potentially vulnerable to the libssh authentication-bypass bug.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU (feed)

Eurocrats reckon that anti-competitiveness from Redmond would be a massive foot-shooting exercise

The European Commission has given the thumbs up to Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub.…

From More or Less: Behind the Stats on Oct. 19, 2018, 8 p.m.

WS More or Less: Foreign Aid: Who’s the most generous? (feed)

In foreign aid terms what’s the best way of measuring how generous a country is?

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 8 p.m.

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux Release (feed)

ServerWatch VIDEO: The latest Ubuntu Linux distribution release provides new capabilities for both desktop and server users.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Samsung claims key-value Z-SSD will be fastest flash ever (feed)

Plus: 7nm LLP, QLC, stacked RDIMMS and brainy drives

Among a blizzard of news from Samsung's Tech Data, El Reg has spotted smaller processor nodes, FPGAs added to SSDs, stacked and cubed memory, quad-level cell flash and object-storing SSDs on the way.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Ericsson's very good bad quarter, Mozilla encrypts SNI, new TIP projects, and more (feed)

Your weekly dose of networking

Coming off a long string of losses, Ericsson probably hoped to turn in some good news, but at its latest financial results, the company announced the sacking of 50 people in response to a corruption scandal.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Atlassian: Look at our ginormous Jira revenues! (feed)

But about that loss...

Atlassian, the collaboration outfit responsible for inflicting Jira on the world, has announced a jump in revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and an equally eyewatering jump in losses.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 7 p.m.

DisruptOps Aims to Improve Cloud Security With Guardrails (feed)

eWEEK: While Amazon Web Services (AWS) has some intelligent secure defaults, those configurations can shift over time, which is where security startup DisruptOps is looking to make a difference.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Oct. 19, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

News Quiz 19th October 2018 (feed)

Miles Jupp is back in the host's chair and he's joined by Helen Lewis, Neil Delamere, Felicity Ward and Susan Calman. This week Theresa May wants a deal, China wants the moon on a stick and some Greek donkeys want a rest. Writers: Madeleine Brettingham, James Kettle and Benjamin Partridge with Edward Easton and Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app (feed)

All working now says biz. No, no, no, no, say customers, it is NOT!

An unspecified and “unexpected load” on its infrastructure broke the Smart Living Home app for a day, an apologetic Yale Security UK confirmed to customers yesterday - however the smell of failure still lingers today.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

How To Lock Virtual Console Sessions On Linux (feed)

ostechnix: Vlock, stands for Virtual Console lock, is a command line program to lock one or more sessions on the Linux console.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

There's no 'I' in 'IMFT' – because Micron intends to buy Intel out of 3D XPoint joint venture (feed)

Chipzilla has to go it alone or turn to a partner

Micron has announced its intent to buy out Intel's interest in Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT), the pair's flash and 3D XPoint foundry joint venture.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Facebook job not lobbying, says Sir Nick Clegg (feed)

Sir Nick Clegg talks about how he got his new Facebook job and what he will be doing for the social media giant.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 5 p.m.

Automating upstream releases with release-bot (feed)

All you need to do is file an issue into your upstream repository and release-bot takes care of the rest.

From Kermode Uncut Feed on Oct. 19, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Scala Magic (feed)

I talk to producer Stephen Woolley about the glory days of the hugely influential Scala Cinema.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs (feed)

Zuck and Clegg in Silicon Valley – no, it's not the latest Netflix satire

Facebook has hired former British deputy PM Nick Clegg to head up its global affairs – a move that reportedly involved boss Mark Zuckerberg spending months “wooing” the Lib Dem has-been.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 4 p.m.

Browsing the web with Min, a minimalist open source web browser (feed)

Not every web browser needs to carry every single feature.

From Dilbert Blog on Oct. 19, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Episode 266 Scott Adams: How to Solve the Middle East, #jobsNotMobs and Midterm Turnout (feed)

Topics:  Never waste a good crisis (Khashoggi) When you can’t do something…and you can’t do nothing The human caravan has made immigration visual, persuasive I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No […]

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From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

Sounds like a massive, risky UK.gov scheme, but let's not keep too many tabs on it, OK? (feed)

Spending watchdog slams transparency and record-keeping on major projects

The UK's spending watchdog has said it isn't possible to tell whether the biggest and most risky government projects are doing what they're supposed to because of poor records and incomplete reporting.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

Metadata-farming, data-silo-killing startup: Go on. Bring us your unstructured stuff (feed)

Former Primary Data boss talks to El Reg about Hammerspace

+Comment  Newcomer on the storage software-as-a-service scene Hammerspace announced the general availability of its eponymous SaaS application this week. This software has been engineered using technology from Primary Data – yes, that Primary Data – applied to hybrid IT and cloud environments, providing a SaaS cloud-control plane.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

EU rules into UK law (feed)

A deep dive into the process of converting EU laws on everything from dog fur to flag days into UK law in time for Brexit day.

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 3 p.m.

How to Use Git Version Control System in Linux [Comprehensive Guide] (feed)

Tecmint: Git is a free and open source, fast, powerful, distributed, easy to use, and popular version control system that is very efficient with large projects

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

The case for backing self-identification... (feed)

Some trans people want to see reforms that would it make it easier for people to "self identify" their gender.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

...And the case against self-identification (feed)

A group of feminists opposed to proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act allow access to their 'Woman's Place' meetings.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Amber Rudd: I'd like to be home secretary again (feed)

Ex-cabinet minister tells the BBC's Nick Robinson she was misled by civil servants over the Windrush scandal.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

How many Labour MPs will vote for Theresa May's Brexit deal? (feed)

Some Labour MPs are considering voting for any deal Theresa May gets - a prospect that appals others.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Alastair Campbell on Iraq and Brexit marches and numbers (feed)

Ahead of Saturday's march calling for a new EU referendum, Alastair Campbell is reminded that one million people marched against the Iraq War in 2003.

From Political Thinking with Nick Robinson on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

The Amber Rudd One (feed)

The former Home Secretary on why civil servants let her down over Windrush, why she wants her old job back and the making of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

Insects with farts that smell like coriander assist in covering up Paris's aroma d'urine (feed)

Sightings of Asian stink bug in French capital spike

Oh, c'est mal, les punaises diaboliques sont arrivés à Paris! But before you pack the holy water if sojourning in the French capital this winter, you should know a clothes peg might be more suitable.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 2 p.m.

Shutter Removed From Ubuntu 18.10 And Debian Unstable, New PPA Available (feed)

LinuxUprising: Shutter screenshot tool was removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 recently.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg (feed)

The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Peter Thiel's Palantir reportedly eyeing up $41bn IPO (feed)

Spies' fave data mining biz could go public as early as late 2019 – reports

CIA-backed data-mining business Palantir is reportedly in talks with banks to take the company public for a blockbuster sum, and could move as early as next year.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 1 p.m.

How to Password Protect a File in Vim Editor (feed)

The Vim editor can be called a programmer's text editor.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

It's Two Spacecraft, One Mission as BepiColombo gets ready to launch (feed)

JAXA and ESA in a tree, going to visit Mercury

BepiColombo, the first mission to Mercury for the European Space Agency (ESA), is due to lift off tomorrow morning at 0145 UTC on an Ariane 5 rocket.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes (feed)

Case closed month after Apple coughs $14.3bn in 'illegal State Aid'

The European Commission has decided to withdraw court action against Ireland over the delayed recovery of €14.3bn worth of back taxes that were ruled as illegal state aid, it has confirmed.…

From Schneier on Security on Oct. 19, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

West Virginia Using Internet Voting (feed)

This is crazy (and dangerous). West Virginia is allowing people to vote via a smart-phone app. Even crazier, the app uses blockchain -- presumably because they have no idea what the security issues with voting actually are....

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, noon

Linux tcpdump Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples) (feed)

HowToForge: Everytime you open a webpage on your computer, data packets are sent and received on your network interface.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Hunt: UK's response to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi will be 'considered' (feed)

Foreign secretary says UK has a "strategic relationship" with Saudi Arabia.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Rowley: 'Don't give extremists like Anjem Choudary air time' (feed)

Former counter-terrorism chief says stop giving extremists publicity to tackle extremism.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Ex-Huawei man claims Chinese giant is suing his startup to 'surpass' US tech dominance (feed)

Both parties accuse each other of IP theft

CNEX Labs co-founder and CTO Yiren Ronnie Huang have accused Huawei and its subsidiary Futurewei of engaging in industrial espionage to steal CNEX's SSD intellectual property.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Have you made DevOps, Containers or CD work for you? Tell us about it (feed)

Continuous Lifecycle London ‘19: Call for papers closes tonight

Events  If you want to tell hundreds of your peers how you've used DevOps, containers, continuous delivery or agile to improve your software operations, be quick - the call for papers for Continuous Lifecycle London closes tonight.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Mundell 'concern' over Brexit fish policy (feed)

The Scottish Secretary fears a longer Brexit transition could tie the UK to the Common Fisheries Policy.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

Anonymous Amazonian demands withdrawal of face-recog kit from sale (feed)

Was your anti-surveillance letter sinkholed? Write a blog about it

Seemingly annoyed at being ignored, an anonymous person claiming to be an Amazon employee has repeated demands for the online behemoth to stop selling its Rekognition product to American police agencies.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s (feed)

'Do not disturb' mode isn't for you, it's for the rest of us

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Hold down the Shift key as you drag the vertical divider horizontally, and you find that you can adjust the column width in your table without changing the……

From Slate Star Codex on Oct. 19, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Classified Thread 6 (feed)

This is the…monthly? bimonthly? occasional?…classified thread. Post advertisements, personals, and any interesting success stories from the last thread.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills... (feed)

Techie called in after computer always starts the day with a go-slow

On-Call  Welcome once more to On Call, The Register’s regular foray into the freaky world of tech support.…

From The Real Story on Oct. 19, 2018, 9 a.m.

Is Identity Corroding Democracy? (feed)

In many democracies people are demanding attention based on their identity, on their race, sex, or sexual orientation. We see groups such as Black Lives Matter, or movements for white power or LGBT rights. Are these demands for redress legitimate — assuming their claims are credible — or do they undermine social cohesion by attacking a sense of shared belonging? Is the increase in identity politics a danger for democracy? Or is ‘identity politics’ a new name for an old fact, a name given by the powerful to belittle the struggles of the powerless? As the US mid-term elections approach, Ritula Shah and a panel of experts examine identity politics, left and right, and ask whether identity politics corrodes or empowers democracy. ( Photo: Counter-protesters march at the University of Virginia, ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

MP Dan Poulter works 28 hours a week as doctor (feed)

MP Dr Dan Poulter works longer in his second job than any other MP in Parliament, the BBC finds.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy (feed)

Never-closed browsers and persistent session tickets make tracking a doddle

Analysis  Transport Layer Security underpins much of the modern internet. It is the foundation of secure connections to HTTPS websites, for one thing. However, it can harbor a sting in its tail for those concerned about staying anonymous online.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

Brexit: PM faces backlash over possible extension to transition period (feed)

Members of Theresa May's own party condemn suggestions that the transition period could be extended.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 8:06 a.m.

£671m North Wales Growth Deal decision awaited (feed)

Could a deal aimed at creating almost 5,500 jobs in north Wales feature in this month's Budget?

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 7:17 a.m.

FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play... (feed)

Quadcopter slinger rudely palms folk off to .apk download

Drone manufacturer DJI is under fire because the "Get it on Google Play" button on its website for its smartphone app does anything but that.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 19, 2018, 6:25 a.m.

No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line (feed)

Ferry operator Stena Line, which owns three UK ports, warns of disruption to food imports.

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 6:17 a.m.

From dank memes to Krispy Kremes: British uni eggheads claim viral lol pics make kids fat (feed)

Turns out getting diet advice from popular internet images is a bad idea

Plus-sized pea-brained progenies, sorry, impressionable youths pile on the pounds because they're using internet memes as a handbook for living life.…

From The Register on Oct. 19, 2018, 4:17 a.m.

Finally, a use for AI and good old-fashioned simulations: Hunting down E.T. in outer space (feed)

Targeted ads, coming to a galaxy nowhere near you

Google Cloud has teamed up with NASA’s Frontier Development Lab to search for extraterrestrial life using simulations and machine-learning technology.…

From Linuxtoday.com on Oct. 19, 2018, 3 a.m.

Essential System Tools: Alacritty - hardware-accelerated terminal emulator (feed)

LinuxLinks: Linux has lots of terminal emulators.