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NDAA seeks to disarm hackers - Tony Romm

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Lawmakers are poised to greenlight a defense bill that would add millions of dollars to federal cybersecurity programs while requiring contractors to inform the government in the event of a cyberattack.
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Identity Coffees In Sacramento: Where Every Employee Roasts, Cups and Serves

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At age 31, Lucky Rodrigues is already nearing his sixteenth year in specialty coffee. He and the industry as it is known today have essentially grown up together, therefore it’s not that big …


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Your Coffee Habit Isn't The Problem, The Treat On The Side Is

Your Coffee Habit Isn't The Problem, The Treat On The Side Is | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it

There's quite a lot of contradictory (and rather unfair) advice floating around about coffee.

Somewhere along the way, the universe decided it was bad for us, but according to accredited dietitian Melanie McGrice (and frankly, years of research) this couldn't be more untrue.

"Coffee actually has a lot of nutritional benefits. Unless you are drinking huge quantities, are pregnant or have a specific medical issue [like problems sleeping], there actually isn't any need to cut down on your intake," McGrice told The Huffington Post Australia...


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Ethiopians Desperate to Keep Their Coffee Fix

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In the birthplace of coffee, a conflict is brewing over who gets Ethiopia’s best beans. The government of this East African country has ambitious targets to increase coffee exports, capitalizing on world-wide demand for its high-end arabica beans...


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What are people working on in coffee shops? — Life Learning

What are people working on in coffee shops? - Life Learning - Medium
Almost every day I sit down in a coffee shop in Venice, California, to work on AboutTheStart.com.
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Why Can’t Free, Open Source Linux Beat Windows?

Why Can’t Free, Open Source Linux Beat Windows? | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it

In 1991, Linus Torvalds, a second year informatics student from Helsinki, introduced a project he had been working on in his free time: an operating system derived from Unix. The Finnish student launched the final version of Linux in 1994. The OS has been improved throughout time by many programmers from around the world but Linux, which is a free OS, has not come anywhere near Microsoft’s market share...


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RedShark: Lightworks for Linux goes public - Beta download now available

RedShark: Lightworks for Linux goes public - Beta download now available | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it

Posted by RedShark News Staff on May 1, 2013 • 

 

"As promised by Editshare, Lightworks for Linux is now available for download as a public Beta test.

 

For the first time, Lightworks for Ubuntu Linux is available for everyone to try.

Here's what Matt Sandford, Lightworks Product Manager, had to say:

 

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks, this means any user wishing to test the Linux Beta version can do so by visiting the link below, filling out the short form and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions:"

...

 

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Ten Million More Android Users' Text Messages Will Soon Be Encrypted By Default - Forbes

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Ten Million More Android Users' Text Messages Will Soon Be Encrypted By Default Forbes On Monday Marlinspike announced on the blog of his open-source software organization Whisper Systems that TextSecure will now be integrated by default into the...
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Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
NSA and GCHQ collect gamers' chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life
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ExcelBook Conceals Facebook Browsing in a Spreadsheet

ExcelBook Conceals Facebook Browsing in a Spreadsheet | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
It’s certainly not the way to win the employee of the month award, but if you’re looking for a subtle way to browse and update Facebook from your cube ExcelBook offers and Adobe Air-based Facebook interface that l...
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Drupal Is a Framework: Why Everyone Needs to Understand This | Linux Journal

Drupal Is a Framework: Why Everyone Needs to Understand This | Linux Journal | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
Everyone planning and building Web solutions with Drupal benefits from understanding what a "hook" is—and why Drupal is not a CMS.
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Skype accounts easily hijacked via Skype Support, warns hacker

After a security researcher had his Skype account hijacked six different times within one day, he's trying to raise awareness about how easily Skype Support can be socially engineered. He says the Skype account recovery policy needs to be changed.
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Watch out, Windows. Here's Chromebooks for kiosks

Watch out, Windows. Here's Chromebooks for kiosks | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
Chromebook's new Managed Public Sessions hopes to challenge Windows' supremacy as the ubiquitous public computer. Read this article by Seth Rosenblatt on CNET News. (Watch out, Windows.
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Laos, Ethiopia, Nepal: 3 Insider VIDEOS of Street Vendor Coffee

Laos, Ethiopia, Nepal: 3 Insider VIDEOS of Street Vendor Coffee | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it

Coffee’s a ritual, no matter where you go. So how do people drink coffee at origin?
We’ve found three street vendor videos that will shine a light on it...


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Wireless File Transfer between Android and PC

The Fastest and The Easiest method to Transfer files between Android and Win/Mac/Linux PC Subscribe ...
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Discover the "World's most Instagrammed" coffee

Discover the "World's most Instagrammed" coffee | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it

A South African barista has developed a new drink that combines chocolate, ice cream cones, coffee, and heaven....


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What Are All Those People Working on in Coffee Shops?

What Are All Those People Working on in Coffee Shops? | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
My friend Andrew and I decided to ask everyone at the Deus Ex Machina coffee shop in Venice, California what they were working on.

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Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

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Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, 2nd Edition PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 1118183525, By Christopher Negus

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Fox eBook's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:21 PM

Chapter 1: Starting with Ubuntu Linux
Chapter 2: Installing Ubuntu and Adding Software
Chapter 3: Using the Shell
Chapter 4: Working with Files
Chapter 5: Manipulating Text
Chapter 6: Playing with Multimedia
Chapter 7: Administering Filesystems
Chapter 8: Backups and Removable Media
Chapter 9: Checking and Managing Running Processes
Chapter 10: Managing the System
Chapter 11: Managing Network Connections
Chapter 12: Accessing Network Resources
Chapter 13: Doing Remote System Administration
Chapter 14: Locking Down Security
Chapter 15: Setting Up a Virtualization Host

 

Appendix A: Using vi or Vim Editors
Appendix B: Shell Special Characters and Variables
Appendix C: Getting Information

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#ICT: The Hand of Thief Linux banking Trojan being sold to criminals for $2000

#ICT: The Hand of Thief Linux banking Trojan being sold to criminals for $2000 | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
Yet another reason why Linux users shouldn't be complacent about their computer security, and run an anti-virus program.

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Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly - Network World

Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly - Network World | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly
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Network World - The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.
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Key Takeaways From the Washington Post Report Detailing Thousands of Privacy Violations by the NSA

Key Takeaways From the Washington Post Report Detailing Thousands of Privacy Violations by the NSA | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
The Washington Post has published two important stories, based on perhaps the most signficant documents yet leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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What's At Stake in CLS Bank—Do Software Patents Hold Up The Sky?

What's At Stake in CLS Bank—Do Software Patents Hold Up The Sky? | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
Last week’s big decision in CLS Bank v. Alice saw a divided Federal Circuit tackle the patentability of software. Five judges voted to strike down patent claims to a “computer system” programmed to implement a financial transaction.
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Ground control to Major Tux: Space station dumps Windows, now uses Linux

Ground control to Major Tux: Space station dumps Windows, now uses Linux | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
A n ISS spokesperson told press the switch was made because ISS astronauts and cosmonauts needed an operating system "that was stable and reliable." Ouch!
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CISPA Amendments Passed Out of Committee—Here’s Why The New Version Still Threatens Online Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation

CISPA Amendments Passed Out of Committee—Here’s Why The New Version Still Threatens Online Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Common technically random thoughts | Scoop.it
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