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How To Create Hot Backups of MySQL Databases with Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 14.04

### Introduction A very common challenge encountered when working with active database systems is performing hot backups—that is, creating backups …

Apple Releases Apple Watch CAD Drawings

I think they could sell posters of these<p>For those of you looking to create watchbands or cases for the Apple Watch, they've released the CAD drawings …

Snowpeak's Folding Cutting Boards

The knife case is the worksurface<p>For as long as I've been seeing these things, they're consistently sold out. But for those of you lucky enough to …

Bike Right To Your Desk In This Ramped Office

Sorry cars, you’re not invited.<p>Realize it or not, most offices are built around driving, surrounding themselves in a moat of blacktop parking, or in the most extreme cases, even constructing entire buildings to obscure cars. What might an office look like if car culture disappeared?<p>For <i>Fast …

Big bug found in SSL called Logjam, here's what you can do

It seems like we just got over the Heartbleed vulnerability, but there’s another major flaw with SSL called “logjam” that affects a number of fundamental Web protocols.<p>The bug affects an algorithm called the “Diffie-Hellman key exchange” which allows protocols such as HTTPS, SSH, IPsec, SMTPS to …

Computing,Internet,Apple Watch,Technology,Wearable technology,Smartwatches,Email,Work & careers,Apple,Cloud computing,Artificial intelligence (AI),Silicon Valley,Business<p>Plus Phil Libin’s next problem to solve: ‘Most products are still not cognitively ergonomic: they’re not made with an …

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The Future Of Video Games Is The Future Of Animation

Video game or Pixar movie? You tell us.<p>Pixar would spend 29 hours rendering a single frame of <i>Monsters University</i> using what’s considered one of the fastest supercomputer rigs in the world: 2,000 computers with 24,000 processing cores. The new animated short <i>A Boy and His Kite</i> was rendered on a …

Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia

After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard …

50 Vintage Text Effects Bundle

A download bundle that includes 50 stylish vintage text effects.<p>Check out this great <b>vintage text effects bundle</b>! The complete download pack consists …

Incredibly Detailed Dioramas Fantastically Look Like Real Life

Japanese hobbyist Satoshi Arakis creates painstakingly-detailed dioramas at an incredible 1/32 and 1/35 scale. And, what's even more impressive is that he does all of this work at night, after he's done with his day job. Arakis constructs and paints objects that fit in the palm of your hand, and he …

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …