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A little history for those of us who enjoy computers.
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Given the push for STEM education in the United States of America why do kids know Michael Jordan, Dick Butkus and Vince Lombardi better than Claude Shannon?
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Spring Flowers at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.  The welcome color helped to counter the gloomy day with rain. 

#Museum #EastmanHouse  #GeorgeEastman  #ROC #Rochester #HDR #Spring #SpringNY #EastAvenue
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My latest article on Fedora Magazine.
We recently interviewed Gabriele Trombini on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series where we profile Fedora users and how they get things done.
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That hat... It's not a fedora. 
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Reported in October and it is still not even to the point of being triaged. This is one of the bugs that made me decide to give Fedora a try. The bug does not exist in #Fedora. I just tested and the bug is still present in #Ubuntu 16.04
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+Charlie Kravetz I can report it againt 16.04 because that is an LTS.
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#Ubuntu snap packages...
Ubuntu 16.04 was released today, with one of the highlights being the new Snap package format. Snaps are intended to make it easier to distribute applications for Ubuntu - they include their dependencies rather than relying on the archive, they can be updated on a schedule that's separate from ...
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+Carl Draper There are several comments about the issue. Not sure how it will all shake out in the end, but it is worth noting that X11 is really the 'tripping point'.
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That is cool!
The same theory that explains the puzzling fly-by anomalies could also explain how the controversial EmDrive produces thrust.
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The first time I read this I must admit I had a hard time keeping the word "magic?" from popping into my brain.
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Linux Mint -- security issues abound. I would not run the distro.
Security vulnerabilities at the Linux Mint project highlight substantial issues with the popular Linux distribution, and the difficulty of maintaining a Linux distribution as a hobbyist project.
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My understanding was that this was not primarily about the hack on Feb 20 where some folks got an iso with the backdoor. The main thing to me is about the lack of security notifications and also updates on kernels. I don't mind old software as long as the security updates are put through. I do see a lot of notices for updates in Mint, almost every day. Just a day or 2 ago I got an update for a program that broke it. This morning the update was there to put it right. Someone is on the ball there, so I'm wondering if this lack of security updates is a real issue other than the kernels.

I did install the new Ubuntu and cinnamon works great on it. I'm still deciding on whether to go through the trouble of getting all my nice settings etc set up on a new system. I may just wait until I get a new computer. I'm thankful for the heads up here, though.
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Forbes Now: Microsoft's Open Source Strategy Is Incomplete Without This Acquisition. As a private company Mark would have to WANT this to happen. While working with Microsoft is not a bad thing, I am not sure Mark would want to have Canonical under Microsoft.
Not long ago, the industry was primarily divided into two camps – Microsoft, and anything but Microsoft (ABM). But today the scenario is very different. The company that once waged war on Linux is going all out to make it an integral part of its long-term strategy. Microsoft is wholeheartedly [...]
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Microsoft doesn't love Linux, it is just going to parasite on Linux to make more money.
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Amazing... curious how important 11 lines of code are.
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It's not the code itself, it's the way npm maintains code.
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