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Seeking AWS Certified Solutions Architect by RobW36

Freelancer.com - 3 hours 27 min ago
I need 3 environments setup and stood up immediately. Environments include: Dev, Test, Production. All 3 environments would be separate from one another. Dev and Test would be small environments..... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Cloud Computing, Linux, PHP, System Admin)
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Google's $20 Million Race To the Moon Will End With No Winner -- and Google is OK With That

Slashdot.org - 3 hours 32 min ago
Michael Sheetz, reporting for CNBC: More than ten years after it was announced -- and extended over and over -- the Google-sponsored race to win $20 million by landing on the moon will end with no winners. The four teams racing to win the Google Lunar Xprize, which requires a company to land a spacecraft on the moon by March 31, are either short of money or unable to launch this year, three people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Meanwhile, Google -- which extended the deadline from 2012 to 2014 and then eventually to 2018 -- is not willing to push out the date further. "Google does not have plans at this time to extend the deadline again, however we are so thrilled with the progress made by these teams over the last ten years," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC. The commercial space industry has written off the Lunar Xprize as improbable, and not worth pursuing, according to sources.

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Setting up Ubuntu fax api to send Emails by dermnorthfax

Freelancer.com - 3 hours 40 min ago
Setting up SrFax API on Ubuntu server to send Emails automatically using online Fax service (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: Java, Javascript, Linux, Python, Ubuntu)
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Syncing PHP application with local System to cloud System & remote database access and data transfer by vmaxesolutions

Freelancer.com - 3 hours 42 min ago
We have application developed in PHP & My SQL and currently hosted on Linux based cloud platform with webpanel installed. We have a local server that is on windows 2012 OS with xampp installed. Both the servers have common PHP application deployed... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, PHP, System Admin, Windows Server)
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Running the latest version of Firefox?

AskDaveTaylor - 3 hours 55 min ago

You’re in luck because a lot of web browser software – including Firefox – automatically updates every time there’s a new version available, and it checks every time you launch the program. Which, of course, can be a bit of an issue if you are like most people and never, ever restart your browser or computer. My computer restarts maybe once a month and I’m in my browser for weeks at a stretch. If there was a critical security update for something like spectre or meltdown it is foreseeable that it would be days – or even a week or two – before it was applied on my computer.

Then again, I suspect that Firefox checks every so often even if the program’s working and that it wouldn’t automatically download and restart without you confirming, it’s quite likely that it would pop up a window letting you know that a newer version has been downloading and encouraging you to restart to apply the update.

In terms of spectre and meltdown, btw, the Firefox development team says that 57.0.4 was released specifically to patch potential vulnerabilities that these pose and that “in the longer term, we have started experimenting with techniques to remove the information leak closer to the source, instead of just hiding the leak by disabling timers…”

Which leads to the question: Am I running 57.0.4 or greater on my own Linux Ubuntu system? You can’t tell from the Web browser itself:

But here’s a secret: If you go to the URL “about:” then you can see what version you’re running:

So it’s not the most recent version after all, since it should be 57.x not 54.x. To go through the process of updating it I could restart the browser and hope, or we can dig in a bit further.

Click on the “hamburger” menu on the top right (three horizontal lines) you’ll get a menu full of options:

They all look interesting, but none of them are what you seek! See the little “?” on the bottom? Click on that and yet another menu pops up:

You’re getting closer! Choose “About Firefox” and theoretically if there’s an update, it should flag it:

I say “theoretically” because as you can see, it has failed to identify that there are quite a few new versions available on the journey from 54.0 to 57.0.4. And yet, it’s not aware that there’s an update.

After a while you might see this pop up on your browser:

Rather than wait for that, however, there’s another way to see if there’s something new: go to getfirefox.com and see if this appears at the top of the screen:

Go to that page by clicking on “Update”, then if you’re still not seeing an update pop up, look for the emergency “download from here” link near the bottom. When you do, you’ll see the version number in the download package:

There it is, version 57.0.4 as desired. Click “OK” to open it and replace the current version of Firefox with this, the latest version. So for all this exploration of Firefox, in fact the easiest answer is probably “Just go to getfirefox.com and see if it says you need to update”. Oh well. At least you now know.

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Categories: Technology

Facebook Says It Can't Guarantee Social Media is Good For Democracy

Slashdot.org - 4 hours 1 min ago
Facebook said on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy, but noted that it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone else. From a report: The sharing of false or misleading headlines on social media has become a global issue, after accusations that Russia tried to influence votes in the United States, Britain and France. Moscow denies the allegations. Facebook, the largest social network with more than 2 billion users, addressed social media's role in democracy in blog posts from a Harvard University professor, Cass Sunstein, and from an employee working on the subject. "I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives, but I can't," Samidh Chakrabarti, a Facebook product manager, wrote in his post. Facebook, he added, has a "moral duty to understand how these technologies are being used and what can be done to make communities like Facebook as representative, civil and trustworthy as possible."

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Linux 4.15 rc9

LinuxToday.com - 4 hours 2 min ago

Linus Torvalds: We've had rc9's before, but they have been pretty rare (the last one was 3.1-rc9 back in 2011.

Categories: Linux

Write some software by Rok13

Freelancer.com - 4 hours 7 min ago
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux using C or C++. Za začetek bi delo obsegalo naslednje: v mining napravo bi bilo potrebno implementirat obstoječ source code, da bi majnalo na x11-ghost protokolu... (Budget: $5000 - $10000 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture)
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Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy's F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don't Do Any Tracking

Slashdot.org - 4 hours 40 min ago
Google Play, the marquee Android apps store, is filled with apps that are riddled with hidden trackers that siphon a smorgasbord of data from all sensors, in all directions, unknown to the Android user. Not content with the strides Google has made to curtail the issue, Yale Privacy Lab has collaborated with Exodus Privacy to detect and expose trackers with the help of the F-Droid app store. From a report on Wired: F-Droid is the best replacement for Google Play, because it only offers FOSS apps without tracking, has a strict auditing process, and may be installed on most Android devices without any hassles or restrictions. F-Droid doesn't offer the millions of apps available in Google Play, so some people will not want to use it exclusively. It's true that Google does screen apps submitted to the Play store to filter out malware, but the process is still mostly automated and very quick -- too quick to detect Android malware before it's published, as we've seen. Installing F-Droid isn't a silver bullet, but it's the first step in protecting yourself from malware.

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How To Create Virtual Hosts On Apache Server To Host Multiple Websites

LinuxToday.com - 5 hours 2 min ago

Localhost allows a single website to be hosted locally.

Categories: Linux

Need an expert who is familiar with Load balancing of dedicated servers. by beautiXiao

Freelancer.com - 5 hours 18 min ago
I have 6 dedicated servers which are purchased from OVH.com. Currently one of them already is running for our site from a few months ago. We need establish IP load balancing because of increasing traffic... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Apache, DNS, Linux, PHP, System Admin)
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To Combat Shortage, Nvidia Asks Retailers To Limit Graphics Card Orders

Slashdot.org - 5 hours 21 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: If you're a PC builder -- or your aging desktop system is in dire need of some modern upgrades -- you've probably wondered why it's impossible to get a graphics card lately. You can thank the outrageous interest in cryptocurrency for all of this. Since graphics cards mine cryptocurrency much faster than CPUs, an eager community of get-rich-quick enthusiasts are scooping up graphics cards as fast as they can get them. While there isn't much major manufacturers AMD and Nvidia can do about the overwhelming demand for GPUs, Nvidia is at least trying to let retailers know that they should be holding their stock for the company's core audience: gamers, not miners. "For NVIDIA, gamers come first. All activities related to our GeForce product line are targeted at our main audience. To ensure that GeForce gamers continue to have good GeForce graphics card availability in the current situation, we recommend that our trading partners make the appropriate arrangements to meet gamers' needs as usual," reads a translated statement Nvidia's Boris Bohles. Nvidia is suggesting that retailers limit graphics card orders to just two per person, but that's just an idea -- one Nvidia can't actually enforce beyond restricting sales on its website, which it's currently doing. Further reading: It's a terrible time to buy a graphics card.

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Tomato Router Setup with SSH to the Ubuntu Server 16.4, Install and Setup node-open-mining-portal by ternivalds

Freelancer.com - 5 hours 26 min ago
I have Tomato Router Connected to 12 Mining Rigs, and 3 Ubuntu Servers 16.4, one Need Install this ( node-open-mining-portal) the Software can fins in here https://github.com/zone117x/node-open-mining-portal#1-downloading--installing... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Java, Linux, Shell Script, System Admin, Ubuntu)
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vRealize Automation by Kriya7

Freelancer.com - 5 hours 41 min ago
Need to build test case documentation for Windows & Linux. These test case documentation should be a reference to verify any VM's provisioned via vRA. (Budget: $2 - $12 USD, Jobs: Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, VMware, Windows Server)
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Create a script that runs on a server which logs into an external FTP server to retrieve a file by WebKrunch

Freelancer.com - 5 hours 53 min ago
For a webshop of ours we want to create a script that runs on our server via a cronjob. The script should log into an external FTP server and download a file on our server - which is then automatically... (Budget: €30 - €150 EUR, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, PHP, Shell Script, Software Architecture)
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Optimize existing configuration of nginx, php-fpm to increase performance and pagespeed insight. by tansely

Freelancer.com - 5 hours 56 min ago
Our server is CENTOS based. It has NGINX, php-fpm, memcached, and php 7.0. When we enable pagespeed module performance decrease from 400 request/sec to 20 Request/sec. And it only increases to B B on GTMetrix... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Apache, Linux, Nginx, PHP, System Admin)
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APP .............. - open to bidding by katchesco

Freelancer.com - 6 hours 1 min ago
eu preciso de um APP onde eu possa controlar trabalhos de construcao. Preciso ter orcamentos para clients, nota fiscal, lancer custos por funcionario em cada trabalho, tirar fotos por trabalho. Os funcionarios... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, Nginx, PHP, Shell Script, System Admin)
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openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Receive Important Mesa Linux Graphics Stack Update

LinuxToday.com - 6 hours 2 min ago

softpedia: Four snapshots were released this week for OpenSuSE Tumbleweed

Categories: Linux

Facebook VP Says Company Won't Use Experts To Fix Fake News Because It is Worried About Criticism

Slashdot.org - 6 hours 2 min ago
Joshua Topolsky, writing for The Outline: According to Axios reporter Ina Fried, the vice president of global communications, marketing, and public policy (phew!) at Facebook shook off suggestions that the network should use outside media literacy watch dogs as opposed to outsourcing its "fake news" problem to a "statistically representative" group of its own users. While speaking at the tech conference DLD (Digital Life Design) in Munich, he revealed that the real motivation behind the company's decision was one based almost entirely on optics. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the company has been totally ignorant and outrageously slow in accepting responsibility for what has been a disaster for its users. While Twitter is turning to media literacy groups such as Common Sense Media and the National Association for Media Literacy for solutions to its own troll and fake news epidemic, Facebook continues to cower behind a broken concept that the company is a neutral platform where all of its participants are equally weighted.

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Need AWS SQS expert with PHP by sherlock79

Freelancer.com - 6 hours 17 min ago
Need AWS SQS expert with PHP Also must have knowledge of S3 bucket file upload through PHP script (Budget: ₹1500 - ₹12500 INR, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture)
Categories: Freelance, Linux
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