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Apple hides messages in its press invites. So what does this image say, in the light of iPhone 7 rumors?
1: It's a bokeh of Apple logo, which means it's about camera which is capable of shooting such DoF.
2: It's low light which means the dual lens.
3: Says 'See you'. Certainly about camera
4: 7th. iPhone 7.

Well since I am on T-Mobile JoD, I will be upgrading my iPhone 6s Plus to 7 or whatever Apple announces. On my Canada trip I brought both iPhone 6S Plus and Nexus 6P and I ended up using iPhone most of the time. Checked the latest Samsung Note 7 and it reminded me of Galaxy S4. Let's see if the next Android phone will make me switch back to Android as the daily driver. Or may be not. The family sharing plan that Apple offers across apps, games, movies and music is unmatched on Android and there is much more support for AirPlay than for Google Cast.
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I thought Android also introduced a family sharing plan, no ?
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Proxima b is certainly a good place to look for life. It was found just one star system away from us , orbiting within the habitable zone of its star, Proxima Centauri. It’s even Earth-sized: just 30 percent more massive than Earth, researchers estimate.

But in many other ways, this so-called “second Earth” is quite different from our little blue planet. It takes the Earth about 365.25 days to fully revolve around the Sun. A year on Proxima b is considerably shorter. It completes a full revolution around Proxima Centauri every 11.2 Earth days.
Last week, astronomers announced the discovery...
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Red Hat was selling t-shirts and coffee mugs, before becoming a billion dollar company
Red Hat was founded in 1993, two years after Linux was announced and the company has been one of the top contributors to Linux. There is a symbiotic relationship between the company and the project. Whitehurst pointed out that it’s hard to talk about the history of Red Hat without talking about Linux and vice versa.
In his keynote speech at LinuxCon last week, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst reflected on the impact that Linux has had in these 25 years, not only in technology but also in the business world.
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What about binary blobs ? 25 years of lies ?
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Linux is a great community: Linus Torvalds
“It's been a great community,” said Torvalds. “People are so nice, in general. I wouldn't say polite. Very many people are never, ever polite. You can just feel the fact that people want to work together and want to make a better system. That really makes for a great community.”
"You can just feel the fact that people want to work together and want to make a better system. That really makes for a great community," said Linus Torvalds.
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+Frank Provenzano "Linux is crap 'cause they don't sell antivirus for it."

*Slams head on table*

*Decides it was a bad idea to do that on a glass table*
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+Greg Kroah-Hartman always does a great presentation! i think i've seen his "Linux Kernel Development" presentation at least a dozen times over the years and he always entertains and informs!
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"The GPL ensures that nobody is ever going to take advantage of your code. It will remain free and nobody can take that away from you. I think that's a big deal for community management." - Linus Torvalds
"Over the years, I've become convinced that the BSD license is great for code you don't care about," said Linus Torvalds.
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+Matt Quinton What can I do with your code? :P

(Yes, I'm joking)
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Controller-free hand-tracking company Leap Motion is preparing for the day we ditch our position-tracked controllers with its new Interaction Engine, which is launching as an Early Access Beta today.
Controller-free hand-tracking company Leap Motion is preparing for the day we ditch our position-tracked controllers with its new Interaction Engine, which is launching as an Early Access Beta today.
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NASA is working on sending a submarine into the depths of the Kraken Mare — the largest ocean on Saturn’s moon Titan.

There are really two big reasons why we want to go to Titan. Number one: “to determine if hydrocarbon-based life is possible on Titan,” said Jason Hartwig, a NASA cryogenics engineer, in a presentation at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium in Raleigh on Wednesday.
Sure, there are some logistical issues, but it's pretty bad ass anyway.
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Linux is a great community: Linus Torvalds
“It's been a great community,” said Torvalds. “People are so nice, in general. I wouldn't say polite. Very many people are never, ever polite. You can just feel the fact that people want to work together and want to make a better system. That really makes for a great community.”
"You can just feel the fact that people want to work together and want to make a better system. That really makes for a great community," said Linus Torvalds.
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The secret of openSUSE theme explained.
 
Chameleons' Color-Changing Secret
Chameleons can rapidly change color by adjusting a layer of special cells nestled within their skin. Unlike other animals that change color, such as the squid and octopus, chameleons do not modify their hues by accumulating or dispersing pigments within their skin cells.

Instead, the lizards rely on structural changes that affect how light reflects off their skin. A study has found that the lizards possess a layer of skin cells that contain floating nanocrystals. The tiny crystals are roughly evenly spaced throughout the cell and this spacing determines the wavelength of light that the cells reflect.

The latest research shows that chameleons switch color from green to red by actively changing the spacing between these tiny cellular crystals.

Paper:
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150302/ncomms7368/full/ncomms7368.html

Article:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/10/scientists-find-out-how-chameleon-changes-colour

#biodiversity   #chameleons   #coollizards   #science  
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"The GPL ensures that nobody is ever going to take advantage of your code. It will remain free and nobody can take that away from you. I think that's a big deal for community management." - Linus Torvalds
"Over the years, I've become convinced that the BSD license is great for code you don't care about," said Linus Torvalds.
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Now the only thing left to fix is Chinese Android device OEMs not giving a damn about licenses. It's the same problem Microsoft had with China for years, only that they want them to protect their proprietary license, of course.
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I use a mix of operating systems, but the primary OSes are Arch & openSUSE (now leaning towards Fedora as openSUSE is giving me hard time with my printer). I use macOS on laptops. I am trying the beta of Sierra of macOS and I really like it. Polished, as usual and the auto hiding top bar gives a much more distraction free environment for a novelist/writer like me. The only Linux distro that comes closer to offering what macOS does is elementary OS.
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+Thomas Pfeiffer Will probably do. :-)
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  • CIO Online
    Freelance Writer, 2015 - present
  • ITworld
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - present
    Write Linux & Open Source related blogs for the publication.
  • Linux Foundation
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - present
    Write Linux related stories for Linux.com
  • Linux Veda
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • Admin Magazine
    2015 - present
  • Linux Magazine
    Freelance Writer, 2015 - 2015
  • Muktware.com
    Editor in Chief, 2010 - 2013
  • Linux For You
    Assistant Editor, 2005 - 2010
  • EFYTimes
    Assistant Editor, 2005 - 2010
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Brussels, Belgium - Garmisch, Germany - Delhi - Lakhimpur kheri, India
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Technology and Business Journalist.
Introduction

I am a  journalist and writer who has been covering technology for over 10 years. I’m also a science fiction writer whose stories have been broadcasted on Indian radio and published in leading Indian magazines. 

Founder & Editor: muktware.io

Current Publications (Contributing Writer):

CIO Online
Linux.com
Linux Magazine
ADMIN Magazine
The New Stack
Cloud Foundry blog

Past Publications I wrote for:
ITWorld
Linux For You (Assistant Editor)
EFYTimes (Assistant Editor)

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Spent 3 days with Richard M Stallman. Did a 50 minute long video interview of Linus Torvdals. Have met and interviewed all 'super stars' of the GNU/Linux world, including Linus Torvalds, Mark Shuttleworth, Brain Bhenedorf, Klaus Knopper, Eben Moglen, Greg KH, Theodore Ts'o, Alan Cox, Jon "Maddog" Hall, Bradley M Kuhn....and many more. I cook excellent Indian food. Use Linux in almost every aspect of my life.
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  • St. Don Bosco's College
    Intermediate, 1982 - 1999
    Lakhimpur Kheri, India.
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
    Journalism, 2003 - 2005
    New Delhi
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