The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked – Motherboard

Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.

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65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled.      

The web was built specifically to share research papers amongst scientists. Despite this being the first goal of the modern web, most research is still published behind a paywall. We have recently highlighted famous math papers that reside behind a pa

Source: 65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled.      

 

Entering the Quantum Era—How Firefox got fast again and where it’s going to get faster – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

Source: Entering the Quantum Era—How Firefox got fast again and where it’s going to get faster – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

 

The rise and fall of Limux [LWN.net]

The LiMux (or Limux)initiative in Munich has been heralded as an example of both the good andbad in moving a public administration away from proprietary systems. FreeSoftware Foundation Europe (FSFE) President Matthias Kirschner reviewed thehistory of the initiative—and its recent apparent downfall—in a talk atOpen Source Summit Europe in Prague. He also looked at the broaderimplications of the project as well as asking some questions thatfree-software advocates should consider moving forward.

Source: The rise and fall of Limux [LWN.net]

 

Electric Sheep on Ubuntu Linux 17.10

Electric Sheep is an infinite evolving crowdsourced artwork. We’ll see here how to install its client on Ubuntu Linux.

Source: Electric Sheep on Ubuntu Linux 17.10

 

Strategy: How to Develop, Structure and Shape a Winning System

At

Source: Strategy: How to Develop, Structure and Shape a Winning System

 

MySQL vs. MariaDB: Reality Check – Percona Database Performance Blog

In this blog, we’ll provide a comparison between MySQL vs. MariaDB (including Percona Server for MySQL). Introduction The goal of this blog post is to evaluate, at a higher level, MySQL, Mari…

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Knowing and Doing: October 2017 Archives

Do not put code in your program that might be used. Do not leave hooks on which you can hang extensions. The things you might want to do are infinite; that means that each one has 0 probability of realization. If you need an extension later, you can code it later – and probably do a better job than if you did it now. And if someone else adds the extension, will they notice the hooks you left? Will you document that aspect of your program?

Source: Knowing and Doing: October 2017 Archives

 

Scaling the GitLab database | GitLab

An in-depth look at the challenges faced when scaling the GitLab database and the solutions we applied to help solve the problems with our database setup.

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DeepLearning11: 10x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Single Root Deep Learning Server (Part 1)

We built a 10 GPU deep learning machine with 10x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition cards and break down what you need to know to do the same

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