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From When Diplomacy Fails Podcast on May 25, 2019, 9:35 p.m. (unread)

Versailles 70: What Will Germany Say? (media.mp3)

Join me and other history friends on Flick - a great app for history friends and important conversations! My agora friends and others are going to be in New York for a special conference on 29th June - meet Mike Duncan, Kevin Stroud, David Crowther and more! Search Intelligent Speech Conference now! Use the code WDF to get 5% off your ticket! By the last week of May 1919, the focus in the allied camp had switched from Italy to Germany...for the most part. It was known that the Germans would have to send a reply to the allied peace treaty soon - they had just 15 days from the moment it was handed to them to give an answer. Thus, while in the interim the big three mostly did their own thing, by the tailend of that deadline, they were beginning to seriously worry about what the Germans would actually say. What they could agree on, at least, was that this was THE peace treaty, and like it or not, Germany would have to sign. At least, that was how it seemed. It is up to me to explain then, if this resolute insistence on accepting the terms of the treaty was so dominant, why were the Germans allowed to procrastinate, and why were they even allowed to communicate counterproposals to the allies, making their own suggestions, and continuing their loud protest at the terms already agreed to. It was quite a sight – after four months of negotiation, the treaty reached by the allies was meant to be final. Yet, within two weeks of handing that treaty to the Germans, it was evident that they were not willing to accept it in its full form. What was more, as we will learn, some of the allies, and even some of the big three, had begun to get cold feet as to the nature of some of the terms. ************ The Versailles Anniversary Project is possible because of your support and interest - make sure to spread the word, engage with the debate, and look at the different ways you can help this project succeed! ->Visit the homeland for this new project! ->Become a delegate and play the Delegation Game for just $6 a month! ->Support the podcast financially and access ad free episodes with transcripts from just $2 a month!  ->Follow WDF on Twitter!  ->Join the Facebook group! ->Subscribe on iTunes!

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 25, 2019, 9:03 p.m. (unread)

Tory leadership: Dominic Raab enters race

The former Brexit secretary is the latest MP to say he wants to succeed Theresa May.

From Linuxtoday.com on May 25, 2019, 6 p.m. (unread)

Amp Up Your Linux Music Library With DeaDBeeF (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

There are plenty of fantasic music players on Linux.

From Dilbert Blog on May 25, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Episode 541 Scott Adams: The Age of Enlightenment, End of the Republic (Episode-541-Scott-Adams-The-Age-of-Enlightenment-End-of-the-Republic.mp3)

Topics:  “End of the world” fears about President…versus major successes A consistent President Trump theme…he knows what matters “Age of Enlightenment” phrase used by President Trump As predicted, he is changing how we view reality President Trump is teaching us what’s important Military arms sales to Saudi Arabia and support for their leadership Blight area […]

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From When Diplomacy Fails Podcast on May 25, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Delegation Game #16: Truth & Consequences (media.mp3)

In episode 16 of the game, we visit four distinct scenes, where a great deal of drama goes down. Lloyd George has some words for the British Empire Delegation; four allied figures meet to try and address their differences; the Austro-German party urge action in the creation of some peace treaty which will actually end the war, and in the American delegation, the fallout from Woodrow Wilson's stroke continues to paralyse policy, as Poles and Frenchmen look on. It's an episode packed with developments, subtle hints and the consequences of previous decisions, so I hope you enjoy it! See you next time on Saturday 8th June! **************** The Delegation Game is possible because of your support and interest - make sure to spread the word, engage with the debate, and look at the different ways you can help this project succeed! ->Become a delegate and play the Delegation Game for just $6 a month! ->Support the podcast financially and access ad free episodes with transcripts from just $2 a month!  ->Follow WDF on Twitter!  ->Join the Facebook group! ->Subscribe on iTunes!

From Linuxtoday.com on May 25, 2019, 2 p.m.

How to Install Kodi on Linux (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

When it comes to media streaming, there's no better player than Kodi.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on May 25, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

Website for storing digital currencies hosted code with a sneaky backdoor

WalletGenerator.net and the mystery of the backdoored random number generator.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 25, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Why Stewart won't serve under rival

Rory Stewart says he would not able to serve under Boris Johnson if his rival for the Conservative leadership becomes prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 25, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

Hancock would be 'brutally honest' about Brexit as PM

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he would be "brutally honest" about what it would take to get a Brexit deal through Parliament if he becomes the next prime minister.

From The Week in Westminster on May 25, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

25/05/2019 (p07b8z43.mp3)

George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times, presents Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster.

From The Register on May 25, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

Millions of personal files exposed by insurance biz, serial web hacker strikes again, and more from infosec land

Your two-minute guide to all the other security news this week

Roundup  It's a bumper three-day weekend in the US and UK, so we won't keep you long. Here's a rapid summary of information security news from the past week beyond what El Reg has already covered.…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 25, 2019, 3 a.m.

How to Check if a File or Directory Exists in Python (LT-developer-thumb-190x128.png)

Linuxize: In Python, there are many different ways to check whether a file exists and determine the type of the file.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 25, 2019, 1:15 a.m.

Race to be new UK prime minister begins

Four Conservative MPs have already said they want the job - with more expected to follow.

From When Diplomacy Fails Podcast on May 24, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

Versailles #69: Big Three And One (media.mp3)

Join me and other history friends on Flick - a great app for history friends and important conversations! My agora friends and others are going to be in New York for a special conference on 29th June - meet Mike Duncan, Kevin Stroud, David Crowther and more! Search Intelligent Speech Conference now! Use the code WDF to get 5% off your ticket! The aftermath of the Greek landing was one thing, but there was no ignoring the reception which the peace treaty received in Germany either. The Big Three, sometimes joined by Italy, worked through their to-do list between 16-19 May - by the way yes, apologies for this episode being rather late... But it's no later than the British, American and French reaction to the news of German problems with their treaty. You'll be unsurprised to learn, the Germans had problems with this draft that reached to the very core of its 440 articles, and they were loud in their expressions of disgust. They were not the only ones. Despite the grave criticisms which were leveled against the Treaty, Wilson stood firmly against them. He was, he believed, fighting the good fight, even if the end result was not perfect. The League would make things right in the world, and that was what mattered now, not the hurt feelings of the Irish, the Chinese, or especially the Italians. This latter party were the most prolific in their disappointments by far - in fact, at one point on a sunny day in mid-May, the Italians faced the full wrath of its three weary allies, who just wanted the Italians to roll over. As Vittorio Orlando knew full well though, this was not an option. He would have to hold on, to Fiume, or the Treaty of London, or whatever he could, with results that tore at the very fabric of the allied accord, but which also make for positively fascinating listening. So why not pull a chair up, make sure Italy isn't sitting on it first, and see how it was that the big four became the big three and one! ********* The Versailles Anniversary Project is possible because of your support and interest - make sure to spread the word, engage with the debate, and look at the different ways you can help this project succeed! ->Visit the homeland for this new project! ->Become a delegate and play the Delegation Game for just $6 a month! ->Support the podcast financially and access ad free episodes with transcripts from just $2 a month!  ->Follow WDF on Twitter!  ->Join the Facebook group! ->Subscribe on iTunes!

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 11 p.m.

Tails 3.14 Anonymous Linux OS Adds Mitigations for the Intel MDS Vulnerabilities (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

 softpedia: Tails 3.14 is here two months after the release of Tails 3.13 mainly to address the recently discovered MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) security vulnerabilities in Intel microprocessors.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon

iFixit ters dwn ew Macbook Pro wth utterfl eyoard atst fixs

The magicc new materil emedded in Apple’s vry latest Macbook Pro keyaords, to prevnt them from malfutioning, is nylon, iFixit, the popular DIY repair shop, reveled on Friay.…

From Schneier on Security on May 24, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Friday Squid Blogging: More Materials Science from Squid Skin

Article: "How a Squid's Color-Changing Skin Inspired a New Material That Can Trap or Release Heat." 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 May 24, 2019, 10 p.m.

How to Install ArangoDB NoSQL Database on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (LT-infrastructure-190x128.png)

HowToForge: ArangoDB is a free and open source, NoSQL and multi-model database that provides all the database features that are needed for a modern web application.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end

PC maker's chief bean counter warns Wall Street moneymen of 'constraints' until at least calendar Q3

Intel was wrong, it seems. HP Inc, the world's second-largest PC maker, has forecast that Chipzilla's CPU shortages won't be over by anytime soon – not until at least the third quarter.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Rough quarter? Just blame falling sales on China and US trade tensions – right, HPE?

Customer delay purchaes amid uncertainty, claims CEO

HPE has blamed "trade tensions" between the US and China on customers delaying purchases amid the uncertainty as the company reported yet another quarter of declining sales.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Activist shareholders to target Zuck with giant angry emoji inflatable at Facebook AGM

Eight total resolutions seek to make antisocial network more accountable (the US tech giant opposes them all)

Facebook stock-owning activists are planning to deliver an eight-foot angry-looking emoji to CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's annual general meeting next week to highlight widespread frustration with the US web goliath.…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

How to Keep Ubuntu Up to Date (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

Updating Ubuntu OS is an easy process just requiring a few commands or a few clicks of a mouse.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

DXC: We axed 10k staff, shut nine data centres, closed 4.6m sq ft of office space... and sales tumbled, funnily enough

On the plus side it did hire 2,000 cheap staff in fiscal 2019

Beleaguered outsourcing badass DXC Technology has just reported another uneventful year in which $1bn in revenues evaporated, and it saved $500m in overheads, in part, by chopping 10,000 employees.…

From Schneier on Security on May 24, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

NSA Hawaii

Recently I've heard Edward Snowden talk about his working at the NSA in Hawaii as being "under a pineapple field." CBS News recently ran a segment on that NSA listening post on Oahu. Not a whole lot of actual information. "We're in office building, in a pineapple field, on Oahu...." And part of it is underground -- we see a...

From Brexitcast on May 24, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

TREXIT (p07b911g.mp3)

The PM finally chucks in the towel. There are Maybot tears, Cabinet crocodile tears and definitely no whistling

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 8 p.m.

How To Force fsck (Filesystem Consistency Check) After Reboot (LT-storage-190x128.png)

With old sysvinit and Upstart, users could force a disk check on next reboot using a simple command (sudo touch /forcefsck), but that's no longer the case

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

That's just Huawei it goes, shrugs founder as analysts forecast sales slump for embattled biz

Don't worry, they have Plan Bs and spare tyres apparently

Analysts are predicting a big slump in sales for Huawei thanks to the US Department of Commerce and the ongoing trade wars.…

From Profile on May 24, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

John Bolton (p07b7kv0.mp3)

John Bolton is the hawkish and famously moustachioed US national security adviser using the ear of the President to push a hard line on Iran. Producer: Ben Carter

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 7 p.m.

Olivia: Cloud-Based Music Player With YouTube Support And Over 25,000 Online Radio Stations (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

LinuxUprising: Olivia is a fairly new free, open source Qt5 cloud-based music player for Linux.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on May 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 24 May 2019 (p07b86jm.mp3)

Miles Jupp returns with another episode of Radio 4's most topical of panel games. It was the week Theresa May resigned, Nigel Farage was covered in milkshake and those bastions of Britishness - British Steel and Jamie's Italian - hit the skids. Guests this week are Frankie Boyle, Jen Brister, Helen Lewis and Mark Steel. Susan Rae reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 6 p.m.

How to Install the Latest AMD Drivers on Debian 10 Buster (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

LinuxConfig: Even though the AMD drivers are open source, they still depend on closed binary firmware.

From The History of Byzantium on May 24, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Episode 191 - The Sack of Ani (media.mp3)

Isaac Komnenos comes to power urgently trying to restore the budget. But when he dies two years later his successor Constantine X Doukas reverses his economising. As he cuts from the military budget instead Turkic raiders sack the Armenian city of Ani.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Rough quarter? Just blame falling sales on China and US trade tensions like HPE

Customer delay purchaes amid uncertainty, claims CEO

HPE has blamed "trade tensions" between the US and China on customers delaying purchases amid the uncertainty as the company reported yet another quarter of declining sales.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

HP's delayed Reverb: Jesus headset dribbles out of the echo chamber and into the channel

There were manufacturing problems! Oh, no there weren't! Oh, yes there were!

The great flagship hope of Windows Mixed Reality, the HP Reverb, has finally stumbled its way out the UK gate a month behind schedule.…

From Dilbert Blog on May 24, 2019, 5:07 p.m.

Episode 540 Scott Adams: Slaughtermeter Reset to Zero Due to Social Media Manipulation, Pelosi (Episode-540-Scott-Adams-Slaughtermeter-Reset-to-Zero-Due-to-Social-Media-Manipulation-Pelosi.mp3)

Topics:  Slaughtermeter downgraded from 140% to 0% Currently, no chance President Trump will win re-election Currently…social media thumb on the scale, will prevent it Zero visibility into algorithms, no explanations, no independent appeal “Doctored” videos of Pelosi slurs removed as misleading Enemy press then labels ALL Pelosi slur videos “doctored” Why not show undoctored and […]

The post Episode 540 Scott Adams: Slaughtermeter Reset to Zero Due to Social Media Manipulation, Pelosi appeared first on Dilbert Blog.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Liberal Democrats start leadership contest

Sir Vince Cable confirms he will hand over to his successor on 23 July.

From More or Less: Behind the Stats on May 24, 2019, 5 p.m.

Eurovision and fact-checking Naomi Wolf (p07b88w2.mp3)

The stats behind making a successful song, plus misunderstanding Victorian court records.

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 5 p.m.

How to Install Notepad++ Editor on Ubuntu (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

Learn how to install Notepad++ in Ubuntu using GUI and command line.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

What do our IT pro readers make of virtualization in 2019? Here are the poll results, plus our insight and tips

Download 'The Economics of Application Platforms' for free today

Sponsored  If you dig back through El Reg's archives to 2007 and 2008, you'll find a lot of coverage of how x86 virtualisation was changing the world. The name of the game was server consolidation, and IT teams were waking up to both the cost-saving benefits and the prospect of eliminating a lot of server admin drudgery.…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on May 24, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Google bots shut down Baltimore officials’ ransomware-workaround Gmail accounts

Google automatically suspended accounts after detecting they were from same network.

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 4 p.m.

Timetable Scheduler App For Linux (LT-IT-management-190x128.png)

Timetable is a scheduling app available on flathub repositories

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

PM's exit has consequences for Brexit

With Theresa May announcing her departure, both No Deal and No Brexit are both more likely.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Murdoch-backed adtech startup Unlockd ditches Google lawsuit: That'll be £200k, ta very much

Could have been a million times (or pounds) worse

A Murdoch-backed adtech startup that sued Google for anticompetitive behaviour has abandoned its lawsuit – and been landed with a £200,000 legal bill for its troubles.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Uber JUMPs at chance to dump load of electric bikes across Islington

Trial starts in London borough with £25 fine for crap parking

From today folk in Islington, London, can hire an electric bike off Uber rather than a cab.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May has lost confidence of her own MPs

Jeremy Corbyn says Theresa May was right to quit as she "cannot command a majority in Parliament".

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 3 p.m.

Some Btrfs vs Ext4 random-read/write performance observations (LT-storage-190x128.png)

I've been using XFS as a very conservative file system option for years after having some bad experiences with BtrFS in the past.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Ruth Davidson: May 'has done the right thing'

The Scottish Conservative leader has said Theresa May deserves thanks for her service.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

David Cameron: 'I feel desperately sorry for Theresa'

David Cameron tells reporters Theresa May is "a dedicated public servant" after she announced her resignation.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 2:42 p.m.

Ken Clarke not standing for Conservative leadership

Ken Clarke has stood for the Conservative leadership three times before but rules himself out of the next contest.

From Schneier on Security on May 24, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Germany Talking about Banning End-to-End Encryption

Der Spiegel is reporting that the German Ministry for Internal Affairs is planning to require all Internet message services to provide plaintext messages on demand, basically outlawing strong end-to-end encryption. Anyone not complying will be blocked, although the article doesn't say how. (Cory Doctorow has previously explained why this would be impossible.) The article is in German, and I would...

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Coverage concerns dog UK Emergency Services Network as boss admits scheme too ambitious

Civil servants hauled before spending watchdog again

The UK Home Office has had to once again explain the ongoing Emergency Services Network farrago as part of an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 2 p.m.

Python Programming - if, else and elif (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

If you have the time, you can read this article else you can do something else. Sounds logical, doesn't it? Well, That's programming for you in a nutshell.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Headsup for those managing Windows 10 boxen: Microsoft has tweaked patching rules

One category to rule them all? Er, maybe not...

Administrators dealing with the rollout of Microsoft's latest and greatest Windows 10 were warned last night that some tinkering of their finely tuned setups would be required.…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 1 p.m.

Install OpenNMS Network Monitoring Tool in CentOS/RHEL 7 (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

OpenNMS (or OpenNMS Horizon) is a free and open source, scalable, extensible, highly configurable and cross-platform network monitoring and network management platform built using Java.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

Conservative Party: New PM to be in post by end of July

The Conservative Party says it plans to have a new leader before Parliament breaks up for the summer.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Gee, SEC, how did that get out?! 'Leaked' Tesla email claims big boost in Model 3 production

Small comfort to Oracle's Larry Ellison, who's $420m *weyyy* poorer after ill-timed punt

A "leaked" email from Tesla boss Elon Musk to all employees claims the company is now making 900 Model 3 vehicles a day – a whisker (well, 10 per cent) away from its 1,000-a-day target.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Ofcom to Openreach: Thou shalt prise open thy network for firms targeting biz customers

Comms regulator demands BT sub lets more fibre cable layers access its poles and ducts

Ofcom has ordered BT's Openreach to open its telegraph poles and underground ducts to more companies wishing to lay their own fibre networks aimed at business customers.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

EU 'failed' over UK's Brexit vote, says Juncker

The EU Commission chief says Brussels should have got more involved in Britain's EU membership vote.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Theresa May: What does PM's departure mean for NI?

How will Theresa May's Downing Street departure impact Brexit, the border and power-sharing talks?

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Theresa May: Did she solve her seven burning injustices?

When Theresa May became prime minister in July 2016 she identified seven burning injustices.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end

PC maker's chief bean counter warns Wall Street moneymen of 'constraints' until at least calendar Q3

Intel was wrong, it seems. HP Inc, the world's second-largest PC maker, has forecast that Chipzilla's CPU shortages won't be over by anytime soon – not until at least the third quarter.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Theresa May's political career in three minutes

Brexit came to define her time as Prime Minister, but Theresa May had a long and varied political career.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

Theresa May: How the PM fought through Brexit battles

It's been a struggle that lasted three years – how did Theresa May's leadership play out?

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

Prime minister Theresa May's statement in full

Theresa May became emotional as she announced she would step down as Conservative leader on 7 June.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 10:43 a.m.

Theresa May: Premiership in six charts

The highs and lows of Theresa May's time in office, explained in six charts.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

The Theresa May story: The Tory leader brought down by Brexit

How Brexit led to the downfall of the UK's second female prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

Theresa May's 'deep regret' over Brexit

The prime minister says she will leave office on 7 June, having failed to deliver the UK's exit from the EU.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 10:17 a.m.

Want to train a dragon? You'll need 500 million files, 730TB of data, 54,000 CPU cores...

DreamWorks picks Gremlin to create digital dreams

DataStax Accelerate  Family favourite DreamWorks Animation has built a cloud platform powered by microservices that uses a graph database and Gremlin query language to guide the production of its films.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 10:17 a.m.

Let's make laptops from radium. How's that for planned obsolescence?

Come on, guys, get a half-life

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Its international reputation trashed by Brexit shenanigans, the UK government has been desperately trying to distract its citizens with a promise to extend the ban on single-use plastic products. It all began with disposable carrier bags. But now they're clutching at straws.…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

PyRadio - curses based internet radio player (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

As the name suggests, PyRadio is written in the Python programming language.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May to quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for contest to decide new UK prime minister

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Adds Linux Kernel to Windows ??? How Does this Affect You? (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

Recently, Microsoft announced an update for the implementation of a whole Linux kernel to the OS. What does this mean, and how does it affect you?

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 9:24 a.m.

How to Install Kodi on Linux (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

When it comes to media streaming, there's no better player than Kodi.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Gain clear visibility into your network with app intelligence from Gigamon: We chat to the biz about its tech

A new way to ease your path to a digital transformation

Sponsored webcast  As applications grow increasingly numerous and complex, it becomes ever harder for organisations to maintain service delivery and ensure good security.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Microsoft? Oh it's just another partnership, insists GitHub CEO

We're a strong, independent company

"GitHub has to be both independent and neutral," CEO Nat Friedman said at the company's Satellite event in Berlin - despite its acquisition by Microsoft in October 2018.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 24, 2019, 9:16 a.m.

Hookem quits as deputy UKIP leader to run for leadership

MEP Mike Hookem said leader Gerard Batten had "squandered our natural advantage".

From The Real Story on May 24, 2019, 9 a.m.

The new technology cold war (p07b58qv.mp3)

This week the tech giant Google announced it would not provide some of its services to the Chinese company, Huawei, the second biggest mobile handset maker in the world. The Trump administration alleged that Huawei might spy on America and its allies on behalf of the Chinese state, a claim rejected by the company. It said it was a victim of the trade war between Washington and Beijing, and its technology was strong enough to withstand American pressure and would, in fact, become the most advanced in the world within years. With China’s companies becoming global players in areas like mobile infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and surveillance, it looks set to pose a serious challenge to US dominance in technology. So, does China have the necessary expertise and investment backing to make the transition? And how much of that transformation will be affected by China's approach to governance, privacy, and human rights? Ritula Shah is joined by a panel of experts to discuss what a technology cold war will mean for the two technology superpowers, their allies and us, the consumers.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

Never let something so flimsy as a locked door to the computer room stand in the way of an auditor on the warpath

Employees kicking down the doors? Happens all the time, guv

On Call  It's Friday! And Friday means beer, bacon and basking in the glow of another's misfortune thanks to The Register's regular On Call column.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 3:17 a.m.

Third time's a charm? SpaceX hopes to launch 60 Starlink broadband sats into orbit tonight

At 13,620 kilograms, it's the heaviest payload yet for the Elon Musk-run biz

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket could be lobbing 60 Starlink satellites, the company's heaviest payload yet, this Thursday evening.…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 24, 2019, 3 a.m.

Dockly - Manage Docker Containers From Terminal (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

ostechnix: Dockly is a TUI (text user interface) utility to manage Docker containers and services from the Terminal in Unix-like systems.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on May 24, 2019, 1:20 a.m.

Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play try to profit on bitcoin price surge

Researchers uncover two purported wallets uploaded after bitcoin prices rise.

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

Perceptics confirms intrusion and theft, stays quiet on details

Exclusive  The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark web to download.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

Facebook removes about as many fake accounts as it has actual monthly users (yes, billions) in effort to clean up online

Social ad biz details effort to cleanse community

Analysis  Just as the US Environmental Protection Agency allows up to 9 mg of rodent waste per kilogram of wheat and 0.15 μg/m3 of lead in the air over three months, Facebook expects toxic content will always be a part of its service.…

From The Register on May 24, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

AI can now animate the Mona Lisa's face or any other portrait you give it. We're not sure we're happy with this reality

Warning: It's creepy AF – and your pic is next

Video  AI code can breathe life into portrait paintings, photos of dead celebrities, and your Facebook selfies, transforming single still images into moving and talking heads.…

From The Register on May 23, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

WikiLeaks boss Assange acted as a foreign spy, Uncle Sam exclaims in fresh rap sheet

Prosecutors try to paint a line between journos and internet dump lord in case with significant free speech implications

Julian Assange has been indicted by the US government on 18 counts of violating the Espionage Act, expanding the legal case against him and raising significant free speech issues.…

From Linuxtoday.com on May 23, 2019, 11 p.m.

11 Uses for the ps Command in Linux (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

MakeTechEasier: The ps command is a frequently-used tool for system administrators to list the currently-running processes on your system. Here are some great uses for it.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 23, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

European elections: The view from your region

Our correspondents analyse each region of the UK before Sunday's results.

From The Register on May 23, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

US telcos 'handed over' people's live GPS coords to a bounty hunter who just had to ask nicely

Privacy slip allegations dog cellular network giants... while FCC twiddles its thumbs

A bounty hunter was able to get the live location of a number of different individuals from American cellphone networks through a single phone call, it is claimed.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Brexit: Theresa May set to reveal No 10 departure date on Friday

Senior cabinet ministers expect the PM to outline a timetable on Friday for her successor to be chosen.

From Linuxtoday.com on May 23, 2019, 10 p.m.

How to Tail Multiple Log Files at One Time (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

Learn two methods of tailing multiple files at the same time in the Linux terminal.

From Political Thinking with Nick Robinson on May 23, 2019, 10 p.m.

The Helle Thorning-Schmidt One (p07b50g3.mp3)

The former Danish PM offers advice on life after office, dealing with populists and whether she wants to run the EU

From Linuxtoday.com on May 23, 2019, 9 p.m.

How to Build Docker Images with Dockerfile (placeholder_thumbnail.jpg)

Linuxize: Learn how to create one and how to build a Docker image with Dockerfile.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on May 23, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Comcast does so much lobbying that it says disclosing it all is too hard

Shareholders say Comcast should stop being secretive about lobbying activity.

From Schneier on Security on May 23, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

German SG-41 Encryption Machine Up for Auction

A German auction house is selling an SG-41. It looks beautiful. Starting price is 75,000 euros. My guess is that it will sell for around 100K euros....

From Linuxtoday.com on May 23, 2019, 8 p.m.

The future of Docker containers (LT-developer-thumb-190x128.png)

Michael Crosby is one of the most influential developers working on Docker containers today, helping to lead development of containerd as well as serving as the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Technical Oversight Chair.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

European elections 2019: EU citizens turned away from UK polls

Thousands of EU citizens have been unable to vote in the European elections, a campaign group says.

From Linuxtoday.com on May 23, 2019, 6 p.m.

Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Now Supports More Than 50 Android Devices (LT-security-190x128.png)

Powered by the Linux 4.19.28 kernel, Kali Linux 2019.2 is here to introduce a new release of the Kali Linux NetHunter toolkit

From Schneier on Security on May 23, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Thangrycat: A Serious Cisco Vulnerability

Summary: Thangrycat is caused by a series of hardware design flaws within Cisco's Trust Anchor module. First commercially introduced in 2013, Cisco Trust Anchor module (TAm) is a proprietary hardware security module used in a wide range of Cisco products, including enterprise routers, switches and firewalls. TAm is the root of trust that underpins all other Cisco security and trustworthy...

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 23, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Contaminated blood inquiry: Extra money 'a matter for the assembly'

The Northern Ireland secretary says a decision over more financial help is not hers to take.

From The Register on May 23, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

British Army cyber 'n' psyops unit 77 Brigade can't even brainwash civvies into helping it meet recruitment targets

Part-timers needed

The British Army's psyops unit 77 Brigade is still falling short of recruiting targets, despite cyber skills being bigged up repeatedly by the military and government.…