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  • Will Microsoft love Linux to death? Shuttleworth and Stallman on whether Windows 10 is(tr)

    09/25/2017 5:29:29 PM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | Sep 20, 2017 | Nick Heath
    Full Title: Will Microsoft love Linux to death? Shuttleworth and Stallman on whether Windows 10 is free software's friend If you believe Satya Nadella, then Microsoft loves Linux. Under Nadella's leadership, Microsoft has a discovered a new enthusiasm for open-source software, leading it to join the Linux Foundation and build support for GNU/Linux directly into Windows 10. Yet, in some quarters, there is skepticism that a company whose former CEO described Linux as a cancer could be reborn as a true believer. The greatest suspicion is reserved for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which allows Windows 10 to run...
  • Political Cowboy: "Cotton-gate at Hobby Lobby!" - (Hilarious!)

    09/23/2017 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | September 19, 2017 | Chad Prather
    This cowboy from Texas is hilarious. Check out some of his other short videos also.
  • Road trip

    09/22/2017 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 100 replies
    All y'all | 22 Sept. 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling all FR motorheads! It is time once again for some car talk. Tonight, I ask the following question: What was/is your favourite vehicle for road trips?
  • Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

    09/21/2017 1:39:29 PM PDT · by dayglored · 75 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 21, 2017 | Simon Sharwood
    Gives two-fingered salute to IBM designers for forcing us to use three-fingered salute Bill Gates has said that if he had his time again, he would not have chosen CTRL-ALT-DEL as the keypress to interrupt a PC's operations.Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, as recorded from about the 8:30 mark in this video, Gates looked a touch bemused when Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein asked about the infamous three-finger salute.He nonetheless answered the question directly, and in a very Bill Gates way, saying: "The IBM hardware PC keyboard only had one way it could get a guaranteed...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/20/2017 3:27:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    I had two dishes in a restaurant recently that I enjoyed so much I came home right away and looked for recipes. The first was a salad of mixed greens with orange, walnut and Gorgonzola, very like this one: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/72876/orange-walnut-gorgonzola-and-mixed-greens-salad-with-fresh-citrus-vinaigrette/However, the dressing was a ‘maple-walnut’ one, of which I found many versions; this one from the website ‘A Salad for All Seasons’ looked closest: MAPLE WALNUT VINAIGRETTE Serves: 1 CUP ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup of walnut oil 2 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup 3 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoons...

    09/20/2017 9:46:31 AM PDT · by petro45acp · 13 replies
    Loadout Room ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | The Arms Guide
    For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no tax stamp, no photographs or fingerprints) at store.silencerco.com and be shipped immediately to the purchaser with few exceptions*. Residents in the 42 states that allow civilian ownership of silencers have to pay a $200 tax, fill out forms, send in photos, submit to fingerprinting, and wait months for the...
  • Photography question

    09/19/2017 11:49:05 AM PDT · by TermLimitsforAll · 42 replies
    myself | 09/13/2017 | Michael Thiede
    So I'm looking at getting another lens for my Nikon D60. I don't have anything other than a working knowledge of the camera with zero formal photography classes. I have the original lens that came with the camera and a 70-300 zoom. What I shoot a lot of is elementary and middle school football games and sideline cheerleading. I was thinking a wide angle lens would be a great addition but don't know where to begin. I was looking at this lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm F3.5-4.5G ED but didn't want to spend the 900.00 for a lens that might...
  • Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast's Piriform says

    09/18/2017 5:25:00 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 18, 2017 | Joseph Menn
    Hackers broke into British company Piriform’s free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. The malicious program was slipped into legitimate software called CCleaner, which is downloaded for personal computers and Android phones as often as five million times a week. It cleans up junk programs and advertising cookies to speed up devices. CCleaner is the main product made by London’s Piriform, which was bought in July by Prague-based Avast, one of the world’s largest computer security vendors. At...
  • Why Microsoft will drive serious Linux innovation (MS is doing Linux kernel development)

    09/17/2017 5:04:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Sep 11, 2017 | Matt Asay
    Microsoft, while maintaining its commitment to Windows, has made the necessary steps to not merely run on Linux but to help shape the future of Linux Is Microsoft “the only [company] doing serious innovating with Linux?” That’s Jessie Frazelle’s contention. Frazelle, who rose to prominence in the developer community with Docker and later Google Cloud, made the bold claim to justify her departure to Microsoft. On its face it seems silly, an over-exuberant claim to justify a career move. And yet it does suggest a very possible future where Microsoft doesn’t merely accept a peaceful coexistence with Linux, but instead...
  • Bashware attack makes Linux a security threat to Windows 10

    09/17/2017 4:59:04 PM PDT · by dayglored · 12 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Sep 12, 2017 | Mark Wycislik-Wilson
    While many people welcomed the arrival of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10, it has been found to be a potential security issue. A new technique known as a Bashware has been discovered by security researchers that makes it possible for malware to use the Linux shell to bypass security software. While administrator access is needed to execute a Bashware attack, this is fairly easily obtained, and the technique can be used to disguise malicious operations from antivirus software and other security tools. Researchers from Check Point Research point out that the danger stems from the fact that...
  • Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows

    09/17/2017 3:54:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 13 September 2017 | Julian Borger
    Weapon used in 1940 assassination to go on display next year – but why did Ramón Mercader, armed with a gun and a dagger, resort to the ice pick?n the evening of 20 August 1940, a man known as Frank Jacson called at a large house in the suburbs of Mexico City, and asked to see the ‘Old Man’ – as everyone called its celebrated resident, Leon Trotsky. Red Famine by Anne Applebaum review – did Stalin deliberately let Ukraine starve? A vivid account exposes the myths of the catastrophic Ukrainian famine of 1932-3 Read more A few minutes later,...
  • Paramount Studio Orchestra "One Hour With You" (1932)

    09/15/2017 11:12:24 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Nathaniel Finston, cond.
    Paramount Studio Orchestra "One Hour With You" (1932)
  • Don’t Take Selfies With Bears, Aspen Police Warn

    09/15/2017 10:36:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    Video of a mother bear and her two cubs climbing down a tree in the middle of Aspen, Colorado went viral earlier this week, prompting police to issue a warning about trying to photograph the wild animals. When the bears came down from the tree on the Hyman Avenue mall, police said there was a "fairly large crowd of photo-takers and those that insisted on trying to get close enough to take selfies." Police said one woman walked up to the bears -- while carrying her child -- to get a selfie. Police said when the bear and her cubs...
  • Vittorio Brumotti takes extreme to a new level

    09/14/2017 5:14:54 PM PDT · by Baynative · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/2/2017 | Vittorio Brumotti
    Trials riding is a test of talents in maneuvering a standard road or mountain bike over rugged trails and uneven obstacles. Several well known riders are continually raising the bar for each other to compete outside of organized events. When it comes to combining talent, guts and a bit of insanity, Italian thrill seeker Vittorio Brumotti is traveling the world and becoming wealthy with his extraordinary balance and cycling mastery.
  • "Homemade Wanderlust" And Her Video "THE AMAZING HIGH SIERRA | Compilation"

    09/13/2017 4:45:25 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2017 | Homemade Wanderlust
    Take a break for 19 minutes and 40 seconds, and look at what you could be doing. And I recommend after you click on the link below, you select 1080p and full screen. THE AMAZING HIGH SIERRA | Compilation
  • Minnesota Vikings hire 18-year-old consultant to connect with Gen Z

    09/13/2017 11:24:25 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 27 replies
    (Red) Star Tribune ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 | Rochelle Olson
    The Minnesota Vikings announced the hiring of an 18-year-old consultant who calls himself a “Gen Z guru,” to find new ways to connect with the new generation. With his father David Stillman, Jonah Stillman wrote, “Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace.”
  • What is your favorite muscle car?

    09/12/2017 7:04:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 281 replies
    you tube ^ | 9/12/2017 | me
    Mine is a Chevrolet El Camino,it's a car,it's a truck,you can fix it.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/12/2017 4:00:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 136 replies
    The Harvesters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder I’ve been trying to find something new to do with pork, and this recipe from ‘Caprial’s Bistro Style Cuisine’ looked just right for Fall: Pork Tenderloin with Apple Chutney (serves 4) For the Apple Chutney: 2 tsps. Olive Oil 1 Red Onion, julienned 2 cloves Garlic, chopped ½ C. Apple Cider 1 T. Brown Sugar 2 T. Sherry Vinegar 3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 tsps. Chopped Fresh Thyme 1 tsp. Chopped Fresh Marjoram 1 tsp. Crushed Green Peppercorns Salt 1 Pork Tenderloin, about 2 lbs. 2 tsps. Dried Thyme Salt...
  • Windows 10 promises not to automatically download updates behind your back any more

    09/12/2017 6:24:12 AM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | Sep 10, 2017 | Aaron Brown
    MICROSOFT has promised not to repeat its initial, somewhat forceful approach to Windows 10 upgrades. Microsoft has responded to a lawsuit from a German consumer agency by promising not to repeat its initial approach to Windows 10 upgrades. Microsoft was heavily criticised during the initial roll-out of the next-generation operating system. Between mid-2015 and mid-2016, during the promotional year when customers could claim a free upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft preinstalled 6GB of data on users’ machines. The 6GB data dump was designed to make installing Windows 10 faster, however, there was no obvious way for users to opt-out of...
  • Microsoft fixing Windows 10 'stuttering' bugs in Creators Update (Gamers rejoice)

    09/12/2017 6:15:59 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 11, 2017 | Shaun Nichols
    Insider build aims to address glitch spotted by gamers Microsoft says it is working to address a bug that had caused some Windows 10 applications to experience momentary "stuttering" performance problems.The flaws, reported to Microsoft by gamers who had installed the Creators Update, resulted in games stuttering and momentarily dropping frame rates. After months of waiting for a fix, users running the Insider Build have now been told by Microsoft that patches are in the pipeline."Thank you everyone for providing feedback and submitting traces," Microsoft said via an alert posted to the Feedback Hub app on Windows 10. "We have...