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Source Project of the Week: Katran

While engineers are likely to implement hardware-based solutions for handling network load balance, Facebook’s scale of operation far outweighed the …

Microservices

Get a Well-Exposed Landscape Photo Every Time With This One Simple Trick

If I had to choose my biggest complaint about landscape photography, it would probably be the difficulty in getting a well-exposed image.<p>You've been …

Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop has a screw loose, poses a fire hazard

Stray piece of metal can short out one of the battery cells.<p>Lenovo has issued a recall of 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops built prior to …

Laptops

An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

Joplin is an open source cross-platform note-taking and to-do application. It can handle a large number of notes, organized into notebooks, and can …

Linux

Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

Tutorials

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live happy lives?<p>Success and happiness: <i>That's</i> the combination we all hope to achieve. But the …

Self-improvement

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking | Inc.com

Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. Cycles of negative thinking can result in a similar crashing-down effect on your life and business, only it's no …

Self-help

Kali Linux Cheat Sheet for Penetration Testers

Penetration testing (also called pen testing) is the practice of testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that …

Forensics

Security Is Fast Becoming The Achilles Heel of Consumer Internet of Things

Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just an …

Remote Controls

SIM card gadget lets you leave the second iPhone at home

Too bad Hillary Clinton is busy or she could serve as a celebrity endorser for a Kickstarter campaign sure to interest people whose important lives depend on carrying two smartphones.<p>SIMpro is a credit-card-sized device that serves as a dual-SIM adapter with data connection that can manage two …

Gear & Gadgets

Getting WAY Too Excited About Computers: Open-Mouthed Wonderment in 80s Tech Adverts

Look at these people. Judging by the levels of shock-and-awe, you’d think this man just turned water to wine. Was cancer cured? Did he make contact …

The Onion Omega2 lets you add Linux to your hardware projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon? <br>The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more.<p>This tiny board is Arduino -compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and …

How Qualcomm Flaws Left 900 Million Android Devices Vulnerable to Spies

Security researchers have found a series of security holes in almost a billion Android devices that use chipsets from Qualcomm.<p>The Check Point …

3 Methods Science Recommends for Motivating Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2013 Gallup study covering the US market, “70 percent of workers are not engaged in their jobs.” With this startling statistic in mind, many managers wish they could understand what triggers employee motivation, especially …

New SELinux shirts are available

With the upcoming Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco almost upon us, I decided to update the old SELinux shirts with two new designs: You can buy …

Red Hat

Open Letter - How Absolutely Amazing Remask Can Be With These 5 Improvements

Retouching: Alexey Adamitsky | Photography: Tim Tadder<p>I am a big advocate for doing everything retoucher needs to do with a few tools as possible. …

Photoshop Trick: How To Replicate A Victorian Wet Plate Portrait

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best magazine for photographers who want to improve their camera skills. Whether you’re an absolute beginner,</i> …

Tutorials

Secrets under the Al Aqsa Mosque

The current Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammed Ahmad Hussein, declared on October 25, 2015, that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was a mosque built on the site …

Archaeology

HTC giving away an HTC 10 in exchange for selfies

HTC is hosting a giveaway for its new flagship, the HTC 10. All they need from you is a selfie. The company is making another selfie video that …

Front-Facing Camera

Meteor Blog

New "Diverging Diamond" Intersection Design Cuts Crashes by Sixty Percent

It’s tempting to think of technological advancement in terms of radical new materials or near-magical computer science—for example, the way …

A Breakdown of Current Drone Regulations | What You Need To Know

According to a report from NPD, “drone sales have grown 224% year-over-year to nearly $200 million,” and it’s clear that there are no signs of …

Drones

cron.weekly issue #28: Grafana 3.0, Redis, Container Schedulers, Varnish, RHEL 6.8 and many more

May 15, 2016 - Mattias Geniar<p>Welcome to <i>cron.weekly</i> issue #28 for May 15th, 2016.<p>It’s another fully packed edition with lots of new releases and …

DevOps

Everyone is deleting pronouns from the beginning of their sentences — here's why

<i>Hope all is well with you</i>, I write, conveniently erasing myself as the subject of the sentence.<p><i>Agree with Bob's critiques. Would love to read a post on this. Can do in an hour. Look forward to reading</i>.<p>Wherefore the shyness, the equivocation? Was I too busy to report for duty as a grammatical …

Row Level Security with PostgreSQL 9.5

Release 9.5 of PostgreSQL delivers many new features like upsert, new JSONB functions, new GROUPING functions, and more. While some of these like …

Databases

Anker PowerHouse 400Wh portable generator can charge via solar power

A new version of the Anker PowerHouse compact generator has hit Amazon and can be purchased now. The device has 400Wh of power inside that is stored …

Open-Source Animation Production Software OpenToonz Available March 26

Animation production software with expanded feature set employed by Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli to be distributed for free.

Animation